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Monday, May 24, 2010

[CT] DV charges against Seymour Police Sgt John D'Antona REDUCED to "Breach of Peace"

The charges against a police sergeant who was arrested in March in a domestic violence case have been changed to breach of peace, a misdemeanor... The boy suffered bruising around his eye and nose, and a line of broken blood vessels under his eye...

News excerpts from April 6th through May 22nd

SEYMOUR COP ORDERED TO SURRENDER FIREARMS
New Haven Register
By Lauren Garrison lgarrison@newhavenregister.com
Published: Tuesday, April 6, 2010
DERBY — A Seymour cop arrested last week in a domestic violence incident was ordered to surrender or transfer all firearms when he was arraigned in Superior Court Monday. Judge Burton Kaplan also imposed a partial protective order on Seymour police Sgt. John D’Antona for the 13-year-old male relative involved in the incident. Kaplan ordered D’Antona to cooperate with the state Department of Children and Families. D’Antona, 40, of Ansonia, was arrested by Ansonia police April 1 on charges of risk of injury to a minor and third-degree assault... “I think there are cases of parental discipline which may cross the line into abuse, but clearly this is not one of those cases,” [D’Antona’s attorney Gregory] Cerritelli said. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Seymour police Lt. Paul Satkowski contacted the Ansonia Police Department on March 30 to say that D’Antona had been involved in a domestic violence incident at his Ansonia home March 28. According to the affidavit, the youth told police that D’Antona became angry after he admitted to lying to him, and began swearing at the boy. The teen said D’Antona picked him up, threw him onto a recliner and hit him three or four times in the face. He said D’Antona told him to sit on a love seat, then grabbed him by his left collarbone and held him down. The boy said D’Antona swore at him and “told him that he was lucky to still be breathing”... The boy suffered bruising around his eye and nose, and a line of broken blood vessels under his eye, according to the affidavit. The affidavit says D’Antona later apologized to the boy several times, saying the injury was worse than he thought... [Full article here]

POLICE SERGEANT FAILS TO SHOW IN COURT ON DOMESTIC CASE
Waterbury Republican American
May 14, 2010
ANSONIA -- A Seymour police sergeant charged last month in a family dispute is due in court later this month. Sgt. John D’Antona was set to appear Thursday in Derby Superior Court, but a Superior Court judge ordered a bail commissioner letter be sent to D’Antona with a court date of May 20 after he didn’t show at court... He has been placed on administrative leave from his assignment as a patrol sergeant, pending resolution of the court charges. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, D’Antona, who lives in Ansonia, told police he slapped his 13-year-old son in the face because the boy lied about his sister hitting him. [Full article here]

CHARGES AGAINST SEYMOUR OFFICER REDUCED
New Haven Register
Lauren Garrison lgarrison@newhavenregister.com
Saturday, May 22, 2010
The charges against a police sergeant who was arrested in March in a domestic violence case have been changed to breach of peace, a misdemeanor... John D’Antona was originally charged with risk of injury to a minor, a felony, and third-degree assault when he was arrested by Ansonia police April 1. His attorney, E. Gregory Cerritelli of New Haven, said a protective order against him was also vacated. “That will hopefully facilitate his return to work,” Cerritelli said. He explained that the protective order had banned D’Antona from carrying firearms. Cerritelli said a special prosecutor, Kevin Dunn from Rocky Hill, is now handling the case because the Derby court serves the town Police Department... “Ultimately, we’re hopeful that the matter will be dismissed,” Cerritelli said. He added, “Truthfully, it doesn’t even rise to the level of criminal conduct... It’s a situation where he exercised his parental right to discipline”... D’Antona is next due in court July 29... [Full article here]
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1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJune 07, 2010

    "One, two, three, it's Johnny D"!

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