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Monday, February 21, 2011

[MA] Boston Police Officer Dennis Morson's (2nd) reported domestic violence assault, some rolling papers, and residue

...the wife of [Boston Police] Patrol Officer Dennis Morson, 36, said he had assaulted her and damaged property. Police saw that the woman had been injured and damage was done to two doors in the apartment... While officers were searching for Morson, he turned himself in. Officers placed him under arrest and charged him with assault and battery, malicious destruction of property, intimidation of a witness and failing to secure a large capacity firearm... Police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said Morson had "an issue with a prior domestic" incident... In October 2007, Morson was suspended for five days, with 25 days of probation, after he was accused of physically fighting with a former girlfriend...
...Officers also recovered Morson’s department-issued firearm, which was unsecured, as well as several cigarette rolling papers and a plastic bag with "unknown residue"...

BOSTON POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ON WIFE

FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com
Saturday, 19 Feb 2011
[Excerpts] Boston Police arrested one of their own early Saturday morning and have charged in him with assault and battery on his wife. Boston Police Patrol Officer Dennis Morson was arrested after police responded to his house on Intervale Street in Roxbury just after 3 a.m. for reports of a domestic violence incident... [Morson's wife] told police that her husband then left the apartment on foot... While officers were searching for Morson, he turned himself in... Officer Morson has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. He is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday. "These are troubling charges that will be fully investigated. The Boston Police Department continues to ensure our integrity and credibility by taking all alleged matters of officer misconduct seriously,” Police Commissioner Edward Davis said in a statement. [Full article here]

BOSTON OFFICER IS ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGES: Police called to wife’s apartment
The Boston Globe
By Travis Andersen
February 20, 2011
[Excerpts] A Boston police officer was arrested early yesterday on charges of assaulting his wife at her apartment in Roxbury, the department said. Boston police said in a statement that officers responded to the Intervale Street apartment just after 3:10 a.m., where the wife of Patrol Officer Dennis Morson, 36, said he had assaulted her and damaged property. Police saw that the woman had been injured and damage was done to two doors in the apartment... Officers also recovered Morson’s department-issued firearm, which was unsecured, as well as several cigarette rolling papers and a plastic bag with "unknown residue" from the top of a kitchen cabinet... He was charged with assault and battery, malicious destruction of property, intimidation of a witness, and failing to secure a large capacity firearm, police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday and has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation... Police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said Morson had "an issue with a prior domestic" incident. In October 2007, Morson was suspended for five days, with 25 days of probation, after he was accused of physically fighting with a former girlfriend... [Full article here]

UPDATE:

BOSTON POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GETTING TREATMENT, LAWYER SAYS
The Boston Globe
By Maria Cramer
February 22, 2011
[Excerpts] A Boston police officer who was arrested on domestic violence charges this weekend did not show up in Dorchester Municipal Court today because he has entered a treatment center, according to prosecutors and court records... According to a Boston police report, Morson’s wife told police her husband kicked down doors in their apartment, seized her cellphone so she could not call for help, beat her and placed his hands around her throat. Morson’s appearance in Dorchester Municipal Court was waived by his attorney, who indicated her client is now receiving medical care at a residential facility. The illness was not disclosed in open court... According to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office, Judge James Coffey ordered Morson to surrender all firearms, to stay away from his estranged wife, submit to random drug and alcohol testing and that he notified the Dorchester court 24 hours after he leaves the treatment facility... In October 2007, Morson was suspended for five days, with 25 days of probation, after he was accused of physically fighting with a former girlfriend, the Globe has reported. [Full article here]
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5 comments:

  1. http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2011/02/boston_police_o_14.html?comments=all

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  2. Thank you for thinking of the blog and please continue to do so. I did see that, and used a longer one to update the blog post above.

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  3. The media short paints an ugly picture, but what is done when he is proven innocent?????? don't believe the hype!

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  4. Hes a good guy he does alot in Grove hall this bull lies God dont like ugly he will be cleared

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  5. An ex girlfriend and a wife that can't count the other incidents they took care of for Mr Anticrime. He paints that picture all by himself.

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