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Monday, January 3, 2011

[OH] If the police chief is for Struthers Officer Richard Craig, who is protecting his wife's family?

...He threatened to kill members of her family with his AK-47, she told police, and he indicated he “would do it in front of her so she would have to watch it.” Craig’s wife left the house and went to a relative’s, where her husband contacted her on her cell phone and threatened to “put a bullet in [the relative’s] head,” the report says... [Police Chief Tim] Roddy said last week that there were no restrictions for Craig in coming back to work...

The last I collected on this was in October. I was waiting before I posted but now I'm not sure what there is to wait for. Sanity? Professionalism? Mass murder and mahem? This couldn't be much more lethal. How are people doing with him patrolling the streets in Struthers?

STRUTHERS COP CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
WFMJ
June 16, 2010
STRUTHERS, Ohio- A Struthers police officer is on administrative leave after being arrested over the weekend on a domestic violence charge. According to a police report, Richard Craig, 31, was arrested after an argument with his wife Sunday, during which he refused to allow her to leave the house. When she did leave, Craig allegedly threatened to kill her family with an AK-47. Struthers police said the alleged incident remains under investigation. [LINK]

STRUTHERS COP CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

vindy.com
By Jeanne Starmack
June 16, 2010
[Excerpts] A city patrol officer will appear soon in court on a charge of domestic violence, court officials said Wednesday. Richard Craig, 33, is on paid administrative leave after the complaint, which was filed by his wife May 13... He is free on his own recognizance. Craig’s wife told police that her husband had been drinking since 1 p.m. the previous day. The report says Craig screamed at his wife and kicked furniture. He threatened to kill members of her family with his AK-47, she told police, and he indicated he “would do it in front of her so she would have to watch it.” Craig’s wife left the house and went to a relative’s, where her husband contacted her on her cell phone and threatened to “put a bullet in [the relative’s] head,” the report says... [Full article here]

STRUTHERS COP ON PAID LEAVE AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGE
vindy.com
By Jeanne Starmack
Thu, June 17, 2010
[Excerpts] A city patrol officer will appear soon in court on a charge of domestic violence... Craig was arraigned May 13 and pleaded innocent, according to the court. He is free on his own recognizance. A court date has not been set for him on the charge, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. Municipal Court Judge James Lanzo has recused himself from the case... Craig’s wife arrived at the police station at 4:07 a.m. May 13 with her father to file the complaint... her father told her to go to the police to get help in taking her three children out of the house... She told police that
Craig keeps an AK-47 with four loaded clips and a rifle or shotgun with ammunition nearby in the bedroom,
and a St. Bernard that doesn’t like strangers was loose in the house. Four officers, including the canine officer, went with her to the house to remove the children. Craig slept through their arrival, and the children were removed... [Full article here]

HEARING SET IN OFFICER’S DOMESTIC-VIOLENCE CASE

vindy.com
By Jeanne Starmack
Mon, October 4, 2010 @ 12:05 a.m.
[Excerpts] The case of a city police officer charged with domestic violence heads back to court next week ...Oct. 6 at Struthers Municipal Court... He pleaded innocent May 13 and was put on paid leave. He returned to work Aug. 8, said Police Chief Tim Roddy. Roddy said Craig was allowed to return after being cleared in a psychological evaluation at Allied Behavioral Health Services. The city has a contract with the private counseling agency, Roddy said. Craig was required to attend the counseling... Roddy said last week that there were no restrictions for Craig in coming back to work. “He just has to follow the recommendations of the doctor,” Roddy said. He said he couldn’t discuss what the recommendations are because of medical privacy laws. Craig’s case will be heard by visiting Judge Diane Vettori. Struthers’ Judge James Lanzo recused himself. [Full article here]

The case will be heard when? Eventually?
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3 comments:

  1. i am a totally and permanently physically disabled 67 year old man. i was informed by social security in february of 2005 that i was to begin receiving s.s.i. payments for the disability. in oct. of 2004 i was informed by the v.a. medical center that i had moderate degeneration of both hips. After craig's assault against me i had to go to the hospital where i was informed that i then had advanced degeneration of both hips and degrees of degeneration in most other joints in my body.

    In dec. of 2008 struthers officer richard craig assaulted me, falsely arrested me and created a false police report. I went to jail. during my trial i was not allowed to present any defense evidence. i was sent to the mahoning county jail medical ward for thiry days and criminal craig continued to be a police officer for struthers.

    I was informed by martin leonelli (a person who likes to brag about his organized crime ties) that the "boys" just flexed their muscles to have me put in jail.

    Complaints against richard craig disappear, he is able to assault people and get away with it. whenever i see him pass by in his cruiser he gets this smile on his face. Just like a child who gets away with doing something wrong. Rumor has it that he is selling drugs for organized crime.

    I believe that something else will eventually happen (another criminal act) that will be worse than anything he has done in the past. Time will tell.

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  2. It's brave of you to post here. Take care of yourself. Thank you for sharing what happened to you, and I think you are right. They get cockier the more they are not held accountable.

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    1. thank you for saying so but i am just standing up for justice and fairness... i dont fear any of them...
      evil should not be feared... it should be destroyed.

      and in my opinion diane vettori is just another puppet to say whatever the "boys" want her to say... just because lanzo took himself off the case doesnt mean that the ruling by vettori will be any different then what lanzo would rule... the last time i saw lanzo he pointed his finger at me like he had a gun in his hand and was shooting at me...

      in my opinion these people are just low life scum who abuse their positions of power for corruption...

      marty leonelli had even stated to me that his cousin nick warino is the head of organized crime in this area...

      i hope that someone would be inspired to conduct a through investigation into corruption here in mahoning county ohio... it will probably take years to complete but in the end i am sure that many higher ups will be arrested and their evil acts be brought to light...
      michael

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