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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

[KY] Mt. Washington Police Officer Cox accused: "held the gun against her head and then placed the barrel of the weapon in her mouth."


...A Mount Washington police officer [Steven Cox] was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly assaulting his wife, including holding a gun to her head, and damaging a city police cruiser... “the defendant reportedly used a closed fist striking the victim on the right cheek area. In doing so the defendant’s thumb caught the victim in the eye.” The report stated that the defendant choked the victim. The victim attempted to flee the residence, but the defendant chased her into the front yard, grabbed her by the hair and drug her back into the house where the assault continued. The victim reportedly suffered minor injuries, including a busted lip, a red eye, swollen right cheek, scratches on both arms, bruising to both legs just below the knee and a knot on the right leg below the knee. The report also stated that after being engaged in a physical domestic assault, the defendant allegedly barricaded himself into his home, donned body armor, armed himself and demanded that his wife call the police. When she refused, the defendant held the gun against her head and then placed the barrel of the weapon in her mouth... the incident was not reported, but rather discovered...

POLICE: MT. WASHINGTON OFFICER THREATENS WIFE WITH GUN: State Police: Officer Faces Endangerment, Felony Charges
WKLY
February 17, 2011
[Excerpts] A Mount Washington police officer was arrested after he threatened his wife with his gun during an argument, state police said... State police said Officer Steven Cox and his wife got into a domestic dispute in their home. Cox allegedly assaulted his wife and kicked his police cruiser parked in the driveway... However, police said it was the use of his gun that landed Cox in jail... Cox is being held at the Bullitt County Detention Center with bail set at $250,000. [Full article here]

POLICE: MT. WASHINGTON OFFICER ASSAULTS, POINTS GUN AT WIFE
WDRB Fox 41
Feb 21, 2011
[Excerpts] A Mt. Washington police officer is arrested and accused of beating his wife and banging up his police car. Police say officer Steven Cox even pointed a gun at his wife. It is not what you would expect to hear about a police officer, someone sworn to protect and serve his community. "We're the ones that are supposed to be out there enforcing the law and working domestics and hearing about this is alarming," said Trooper Bruce Reeves with Kentucky State Police.... Police are not sure why Cox was kicking his car Friday night, but quickly learned his car was not the only thing he took his anger out on. Police say he went inside, hit his wife, and even pulled out his gun. "At some point in time he did have his weapon and apparently pointed it towards Mrs. Cox," said Reeves... [Full article here]


ARRESTED MOUNT WASHINGTON OFFICER HAS HISTORY OF SUSPENSIONS
courier-journal.com
Charlie White
Feb. 17, 2011
[Excerpts] A Mount Washington police officer who pleaded not guilty in Bullitt District Court Thursday to assaulting his wife and damaging his police cruiser was suspended for the third time since he was hired in 2000. Steven Leslie Cox, 34, was charged with assault, wanton endangerment and criminal mischief... His bond initially was set at $250,000, but Buliitt District Judge Rebecca Ward increased it to $500,000 during his arraignment Thursday... City personnel records obtained by The Courier-Journal through an open-records request show Daugherty suspended Cox Monday for the incident. Daugherty also suspended him in January for three days without pay and demoted him from sergeant to patrol officer for not following orders from a superior after a “heated exchange” between Cox and another unnamed officer in which Cox threatened the officer during a meeting at the police station, records show. Cox also was suspended for a week in July for failing to complete his 40 hours of required annual training in 2009.... [Full article here]

REPORT: ARRESTED OFFICER HAS HISTORY OF DEPARTMENT ISSUES: Mount Washington Officer Face New Charges
WLKY
February 17, 2011
[Excerpts] Apart from accusations of threatening his wife with a gun and damaging his police car, arrested Mount Washington Officer Steven Cox has a history of issues with the department... he was suspended without pay for three days on accusations of disobeying orders and showing conduct unbecoming of an officer. Documents stated Cox was involved in a heated exchange with another officer at the police department. The argument was broken up and Cox was told not to communicate with the other officer until the matter was resolved. After the meeting, Cox approached the officer in the parking lot and attempted to communicate about a violation, and he made an inappropriate statement after being instructed to have no further communication. Reports said Cox also lost his peace officer enforcement powers for a week in July last year, after not complying with the required annual in-service training, even after being given an 180-day extension to complete the training. Last month, Cox was reassigned to patrol duties in a non-supervisory position and his pay was docked by more than $2 an hour. Cox was arraigned Thursday morning on charges of wanton endangerment, assault and criminal mischief in Bullitt County. [Full article here]

MW OFFICER ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT
Pioneer News
By Alex Wimsatt
Monday, February 21, 2011
[Excerpts] A Mount Washington police officer was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly assaulting his wife, including holding a gun to her head, and damaging a city police cruiser... Based on testimony from Cox’s wife, the affidavit stated, “the defendant reportedly used a closed fist striking the victim on the right cheek area. In doing so the defendant’s thumb caught the victim in the eye.” The report stated that the defendant choked the victim. The victim attempted to flee the residence, but the defendant chased her into the front yard, grabbed her by the hair and drug her back into the house where the assault continued. The victim reportedly suffered minor injuries, including a busted lip, a red eye, swollen right cheek, scratches on both arms, bruising to both legs just below the knee and a knot on the right leg below the knee. The report also stated that after being engaged in a physical domestic assault, the defendant allegedly barricaded himself into his home, donned body armor, armed himself and demanded that his wife call the police. When she refused, the defendant held the gun against her head and then placed the barrel of the weapon in her mouth... the incident was not reported, but rather discovered the incident upon investigating the damage to the police cruiser... Cox has served as a Mount Washington police officer since November 2000. Before that he had served on the Pioneer Village Police Department... The personnel file also disclosed that on Jan. 12, 2011, [police chief Roy] Daugherty notified Cox that he was suspended... That charge stemmed from an incident on Sept. 8, 2010, where Cox was reportedly involved in a heated exchange with a fellow officer... Cox is being held at the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond after his attorney, Lori Rakes, entered a not guilty plea on Thursday morning in Bullitt District Court. As part of the conditions of the bond, Cox was to have no contact with any police, the victim and family members, anyone in the judicial system, including any prosecutors. As some point when in custody, he allegedly made threats of violence against various individuals... A probable cause hearing is scheduled to take place on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at which time it will be determined whether there’s enough evidence to take the case to the grand jury. [Full article here]
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3 comments:

  1. To the person who wanted to list things about the alleged victim, when there is an article about those allegations I will include it here - but not before then.

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  3. March 01, 2011
    Kentucky State Police say in December 2008, Mount Washington Police Officer Steve Cox broke into the home of his then-girlfriend, also a Mount Washington police officer. The indictment says he assaulted her, and threatened to hurt her if she told anyone... State police say the 2008 assault came to light as they were investigating the assault on Cox's wife... On February 11, 2011, Cox's current wife said he assaulted her in their home, put on his body armor, pushed furniture against the door and told her to call police. When she refused, court papers say Cox put a gun to her head... Cox is now charged with burglary, assault and trafficking steroids. The new charges stem from an incident involving his ex-girlfriend who was also a police officer with Mount Washington.

    From this article and this article.

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