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Monday, November 22, 2010

[FL] Did Jacksonville Police facilitate Officer Michael Williams feeling invincible? (Domestic violence, etc., etc.)


...As an officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, 22 citizen complaints and two in-house complaints have been filed against Williams... He has received seven formal counseling sessions... He was suspended for 10 days in October 2009... At the time he was warned he would be terminated for a reoccurrence... He was suspended again for 10 days in February after similar complaints were sustained against him in an in-house complaint...

Sounds like Jacksonville Police were trying to create a monster that thought he could do anything and still keep his job. Looks like he had every reason to think that. Was it a social experiment? Were provisions made for his domestic victims and vulnerable citizens that encountered him unaware?

JACKSONVILLE OFFICER FINDS HIMSELF ON OTHER END OF LAW IN CLAY

jacksonville.com
By Dana Treen
November 19, 2010 - 4:42pm

A Jacksonville police officer on voluntary leave without pay is in the Clay County jail on charges of violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence.

Michael E. Williams, 53, whose address is in Clay County, was arrested in Hillsborough County on two counts of violating the injunction. Williams was last assigned to the tele-serve office at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office before taking the leave Oct. 5. He was hired by the Sheriff’s Office in October 1994.

According to information from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, an arrest warrant for Williams was issued Nov. 10. Williams is charged with two counts of violating a temporary injunction against domestic violence issued Oct. 18.

He was seen driving in the victim’s neighborhood in late October and in early November became confrontational at a court hearing that was to finalize the injunction, witnesses told investigators.

He was being held without bail on one charge and on $200,000 bail on the other, according to court records.

Information detailing why the injunction was initially issued was not available.

As an officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, 22 citizen complaints and two in-house complaints have been filed against Williams, according to his personnel files. He has received seven formal counseling sessions, the records show.

He was suspended for 10 days in October 2009 after a citizen complaint accused him of improper actions, unbecoming conduct and a charge of repeated infractions. At the time he was warned he would be terminated for a reoccurrence.

He was suspended again for 10 days in February after similar complaints were sustained against him in an in-house complaint.

Williams remained on leave from the department Friday. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office does not comment on ongoing investigations, spokesman Mike McCall said.
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