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Monday, February 21, 2011

[OH] Toledo Police Officer Harold Mosely arrested after "argument" with wife.

...As of Monday morning, [Toledo Police Officer Harold] Mosley was not relieved of duty and most likely not face termination, the chief said. According to information provided to Chief Navarre, Officer Mosley was yelling very loudly into his wife’s face and using foul language. He apparently ignored the Holland officer’s verbal commands to stop... Officer Mosley, 54, was believed to be under the influence of alcohol at the time...

Who was driving?
If this happens in public, what happens at home?
Prayers are lifted.



TOLEDO CITY COUNCIL SERGEANT-AT-ARMS ARRESTED
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG)
Sunday, February 20, 2011
A Toledo police officer was arrested this weekend. The Lucas County Sheriff's Office confirms that Harold Mosley was booked in the Lucas County jail. Officers at the jail are refusing to release Mosley's mug shot. Sources say he was arrested for disorderly conduct after getting into an argument with his wife. Mosley currently serves as sergeant-at-arms in Toledo City Council chambers. 13abc contacted him about the arrest and he had no comment. [LINK]

TOLEDO POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT
The Toledo Blade
Published: 2/21/2011
A Toledo police officer, who serves as the city council’s sergeant-at-arms, was arrested early Saturday morning in Holland and charged with disorderly conduct. Harold Mosley, who was hired March 30, 1979, was taken into custody at about 1 a.m. Saturday morning, according to a Holland Police report. Officer Mosley, 54, was believed to be under the influence of alcohol at the time. The officer wrote in the report that he came across Officer Mosley and his wife, who were both outside their vehicle on northbound South McCord Road. According to the report, the vehicle was blocking one of the lanes. Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre said Monday that he was notified of Officer Mosley’s arrest early Saturday morning. He added that he since has initiated an administrative investigation. As of Monday morning, Officer Mosley was not relieved of duty and most likely not face termination, the chief said. According to information provided to Chief Navarre, Officer Mosley was yelling very loudly into his wife’s face and using foul language. He apparently ignored the Holland officer’s verbal commands to stop. Disorderly conduct is a fourth-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and up to a $250 fine. [LINK]
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3 comments:

  1. (intoxicated, public, and profane ?)

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    1. Harold E. MosleyOctober 22, 2012

      Since when is it illegal for married couples or otherwise to yell at each other. What was not mentioned in the story was that at no time did I threaten either my wife or the officer. As far as I know there are no laws that prohibit married people from using foul lanuage towards each other when there are no other people present.

      It was alleged that I was intoxicated and was blocking a lane of traffic, however they felled to mentioned that our vehicle was parked at the curb lane with the flashers on.

      They indicated that I was intoxicated but apparentely not charged with DUI. I would like people who read these types of articles to be careful before they judge.

      Unfortunatley I am a African American and my Wife is White. In retrospect I am embarrassed that I subjected my family, friends and my department to this unfortunate incident, however I remain convinced that if the Holland Police Officer was interested in my wife's safety as he claimed the second question out of his mouth after asking what the problem was and being told that my wife and I were arguing, should have been him asking her if she was alright.

      Instead he told me I couldn't yell at her which is clearly not illegal in the state of ohio. What I was waiting for was for him to say the two of you should probably get into your vehicle and go home, instead he wanted to show me his power.

      I have been involved in law enforcement for thirty years and I know what good police work is, and clearly it didn't occurr that night. Since then all charges have been dropped and the record expunged. I just thought people who read these stories on this site should have the facts.

      Whenever there is a rush to judgement, justice is sacrificed.

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  2. Council's sergeant-at-arms retains post despite arrest
    Toledo Blade
    By Erica Blake
    2/22/2011

    Mosley JEREMY WADSWORTH

    The Toledo City Council sergeant-at-arms will remain on duty despite a weekend arrest for misdemeanor disorderly conduct, City Council President Wilma Brown said Monday.

    Toledo Police Officer Harold Mosley, 54, who has served as the City Council's sergeant-at-arms for about two years, was taken into custody early Saturday morning by Holland police. According to a police report, Officer Mosley was suspected of using alcohol at the time.

    Monday, Ms. Brown said she was aware of the incident but did not believe that council would take any action.

    "I don't see how it would have any impact as far as council is concerned," she said. "His character, as far as I'm concerned, is very good."

    Holland Police Chief Robert Reed declined to comment on the arrest, saying only that "the officer did what he had to do."

    Officer Mosley, who was hired March 30, 1979, was taken to the Lucas County jail at about 1 a.m. Saturday and released at 4 a.m.

    According to a Holland police report, Officer Mosley, and his wife were both outside their vehicle, which was stopped with its hazard lights on blocking a northbound lane on South McCord Road. The Holland officer stated that he stopped and approached the couple.

    Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre said Monday that he was notified of Officer Mosley's arrest early Saturday morning. He added that he since has initiated an administrative investigation of the incident.

    As of Monday, Officer Mosley had not been relieved of duty and most likely will not face termination, the chief said. The officer has an unlisted phone number and could not be reached for comment.

    According to information provided to Chief Navarre, Officer Mosley was yelling very loudly into his wife's face and using foul language. He apparently ignored the Holland officer's commands to stop.

    Chief Navarre said he received the incident report Monday and that it was consistent with what he had been told over the weekend. He added that a recording from the Holland officer's dashboard camera would also be reviewed to determine what, if any, disciplinary action would result.

    As sergeant-at-arms, Officer Mosley is responsible for providing security at all City Council meetings as well as at some committee meetings.

    Disorderly conduct is a fourth-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and up to a $250 fine.

    Contact Erica Blake at: eblake@theblade.com or 419-213-2134.

    http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2011/02/22/Council-s-sergeant-at-arms-retains-post-despite-arrest.html

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