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Friday, August 6, 2010

[IN] Indianapolis Police Sgt. Blinn accused of attacking girlfriend and shooting gun.

Indianapolis Police Officer, Sgt. Stephen Blinn

So sad. Even accidentally someone could have been killed this night.

..."He's going through personal problems and that unfortunately bled into his job last night"...

..."Blinn had gotten extremely angry, very violent and at some point had actually pulled out a weapon, a handgun"...

..."There was a brief struggle and the victim was able to get the gun from him"...


POLICE: OFFICER FIRED GUN IN ALTERCATION WITH GIRLFRIEND: Woman Says Boyfriend Attacked Her

theindychannel.com
August 5, 2010
[Excerpts] An Indianapolis police officer was arrested early Thursday after police said he fired his gun during an altercation with his girlfriend, prompting an overnight manhunt. Police first began looking for Sgt. Stephen Blinn late Wednesday after his girlfriend said Blinn attacked her in his squad car... Investigators said Blinn fired his gun during the exchange, but that the woman was able to grab the gun and throw it from the squad car. The woman ran to safety once they arrived at her home, police said, and members of the Hendricks County SWAT team were called in just before 1 a.m... Blinn was questioned and arrested on preliminary charges of criminal recklessness and criminal confinement, both felonies, and misdemeanor battery. The woman involved in the case ... issued a statement... "I feel for Steve, his wife and children. What happened last night was not the Steve I know... At this time, I want to protect my children, and I am asking for privacy. I hope Steve gets the counseling and help he needs." Blinn ... posted bail and was released before noon Thursday. Indianapolis police suspended Blinn without pay pending an internal investigation. [Full article here]

HENDRICKS COUNTY AUTHORITIES ARREST IMPD OFFICER
Eyewitness News
Kevin Rader krader@wthr.com
Posted: Aug 05, 2010
[Excerpts] ...The female victim in this case alleged she was confined in the car of IMPD Sgt. Stephen Blinn, a 24-year veteran on the force. "Sometime during that he did have a weapon out in his police car. She tried to get out of the vehicle several times but he would not let her. He continued to pull her back in the car," said Lt. Jim Yetter, Hendricks County Sheriff's Department. When the IMPD cruiser came to a stop it was in front of a Pittsboro home. The victim in this case was finally able to get out of the car and run inside the house. She immediately called 911... "There was a brief struggle and the victim was able to get the handgun from him and throw it out the window. We were able to recover that handgun," said Lt. Yetter... "He's going through some personal problems that bled into his job last night. I think it brings up the seriousness of domestic violence and we take that very seriously and the allegations an charges he is facing are very seriously and potentially career ending," said IMPD Chief Paul Ciesielski. "It's a very unfortunate situation. I feel for the officer and his family. I hope that all at the end of the day works out for him and his family and all the people who are around him," said Frank Straub, public safety director... [Full article here]

IMPD OFFICER ARRESTED AFTER OVERNIGHT STANDOFF: An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer is under arrest this morning after an overnight standoff with police. The standoff with IMPD Officer Steven Blinn stemmed from a domestic dispute with a female friend.
Fox59
By Kjerstin Ramsing and Kimberly King
August 5, 2010
[Excerpts] UPDATE: 24-year veteran IMPD Sgt. Stephen Blinn walked out of the Hendricks County Jail escorted by a fellow officer and made no comment to reporters who surrounded him asking why he fired his department issued weapon inside his squad car while fighting with his girlfriend Wednesday night. "I've already placed him on administrative leave," said Chief Paul Ciesielski. "He's going through personal problems and that unfortunately bled into his job last night." Hendricks County Sheriff's said Blinn was driving in his squad car from Brownsburg to Pittsboro with his girlfriend when they began to argue. "Blinn had gotten extremely angry, very violent and at some point had actually pulled out a weapon, a handgun," said Lt. Jim Yetter. "There was a brief struggle and the victim was able to get the gun from him"... His girlfriend issued the following statement: "I feel for Steve, his wife, and children. What happened last night ws not the Steve I know. At this time I want to protect my children and am asking for privacy. I hope Steve gets the counseling and help he needs."... [Full article here]

IMPD COP SUSPENDED AFTER FIRING GUN IN DISPUTE: Sergeant is accused of firing gun during domestic dispute in car
indystar.com
By Richard Gootee and Evan Shields
Posted: August 6, 2010
[Excerpts] ...Blinn's girlfriend told police she and the officer got into a heated argument while driving in his squad car from Brownsburg to the woman's home in Pittsboro around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. At some point, Blinn pulled out his .40-caliber Glock pistol, and it discharged toward the door, said Hendricks County Sheriff's Lt. Jim Yetter. "The victim is saying that it was never pointed at her, but he did discharge the weapon inside the vehicle," he said. The woman was able to grab the gun and throw it out the window. Authorities said it was unclear how Blinn's girlfriend got the weapon, which police recovered. When the couple arrived at the woman's home, she called 911 and Blinn drove off, eventually parking his squad car nearby. Police later impounded the car... Police did not release the girlfriend's name but said she had minor injuries that did not require medical treatment. Through a police statement, she declined interview requests, to protect her children... An IMPD internal investigation will determine his future, said Chief Paul Ciesielski. He called Blinn's actions "potentially career-ending" because two felony charges would be enough for him to lose his job. "It's a very unfortunate incident," he said. "He's going through some personal problems that unfortunately bled into his job"...Blinn's initial court hearing is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Hendricks Circuit Court in Danville. [Full article here]
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3 comments:

  1. I was the victim in the incident and it seems only half of the story has been told. I wish I could tell the rest. But unfortunately, I must protect my own children and myself.

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  2. Feel free to email me if you need someone to talk to. It doesn't end up on the blog.

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