Saturday, April 24, 2010
[AL] Decatur Police Officer Mitchell Breland's wife fled, injured, saying he pointed an assault rife at her
DECATUR POLICE OFFICER RESIGNS AMID DOMESTIC ABUSE ALLEGATION
Posted: April 20, 2010
[Excerpts] A Decatur Police Officer is off the job after being arrested and charged with domestic violence. It happened Monday night at a home on Bedford Drive. The victim told investigators that she was assaulted and had a rifle pointed at her earlier that night. The woman says that her estranged husband, Decatur Police Officer Mitchell Breland, was the one responsible. Investigators found that the victim's chin and neck has minor injuries... Breland was questioned by police, and eventually arrested and charged with 3rd degree domestic violence... Breland tendered his resignation on Tuesday afternoon... [Full article here]
OFFICER ARRESTED: CHARGED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THIRD DEGREE
April 20, 2010
[Excerpts] Decatur Police arrested one their own Tuesday morning for domestic violence. Police arrested patrol officer Mitchell Breland for domestic violence third degree... Officers say the wife fled the home to the safety of a friend. The victim told police she had been assaulted and that officer Breland pointed an assault rifle at her... "Anytime we have an officer who is alleged to have done something wrong especially a situation that is violent," said Lt. Jonathan Green with the Decatur Police Department. "We take it very seriously. We don't condone these type of actions"... Breland had worked with the Decatur Police Department since 2007. If he is convicted of this domestic violence charge state law will prohibit Breland from carrying a gun... [Full article here]
...Thanks to this officer's superiors for stepping up and doing the right thing...
...Thank God they did arrest him. Most of our 1st Responders are the VERY BEST IN THE LAND!!!!!!!...
...From what I understand his wife attempted to reach out for help before his violence escalated to this degree, and no one would help her... [police officer involved domestic violence oidv intimate partner violence (IPV) abuse law enforcement public safety lethal weapon alabama state]