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Thursday, March 10, 2011

[FL] Assistant Police Chief Bobby Jones resigns after charged with assaulting then-girlfriend

Cocoa Assistant Police Chief Bobby Jones resigned on March 9th, 2011 and will probably avoid a completed investigation report by doing so. Now if he can get the charges dropped, on paper it will be as if it never happened and he will be fully employable again without accountability for any committed crime(s).

Poof!

On the swing side there is concern for him and everyone directly involved with him because this is quite a fall. Hopefully he will utilize services if it gets too hard, and won't hurt anyone - or himself. Prayers lifted. (There are other jobs.)

Are local domestic violence services supporting the victim, or is it too political for them? Hoping she has what she needs. Double prayers lifted.

On Cocoa City website Jones says his favorite quote is:

"Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”
-- John Wooden

COCOA DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF RESIGNS AMID CHARGES
Florida Today
Rebecca Basu
March 10, 2011
Cocoa Deputy Police Chief Bobby Jones resigned Wednesday, according to Cocoa police. The resignation comes ahead of criminal charges Jones faces stemming from an altercation with his ex-girlfriend that happened in December. A court date on the charges has not been set. After the State Attorney’s Office filed the charge last Thursday, Jones, who had been on paid leave, was put on unpaid leave and his employment status came under review, said Cocoa police spokeswoman Barbara Matthews. [LINK]

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WOMAN SAYS COP WHO BEAT HER GETTING "PAID VACATION"
wftv.com
February 22, 2011
[Excerpts] A woman who claims she was beaten up by Cocoa's deputy police chief says he's still not facing any charges. WFTV reported in December when Bobby Jones was suspended with pay as prosecutors investigated the woman's claims. Tuesday, that alleged victim told WFTV she thinks Jones is getting special treatment. A woman, who doesn't want to be identified, told WFTV she was beaten more than two months ago by Cocoa Assistant Police Chief Bobby Jones, but the State Attorney's Office has not acted in the case since late December. "It's just very frustrating, because he beat me up and he gets to go home, sleep in his own bed, and now he's on paid vacation, and where's the justice in that," the woman told WFTV... the two were dating at the time, but now she says she's angry that Melbourne police wouldn't make an arrest even though she had visible injuries... "The only reason he can walk free is because of his position" she said... Jones is currently on paid leave, drawing a $72,000 a year paycheck. His accuser says he should be behind bars. "I don't trust the system at all. I mean, justice wasn't served that night, and this process is so painstaking. I can't understand why it's taking this long," she said... [Full article here]

COCOA'S DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF FACES MISDEMEANOR BATTERY CHARGE: Veteran lawman's status under review after altercation with ex-girlfriend
floridatoday
Mar. 3, 2011
[Excerpts] Bobby Jones, Cocoa police's deputy chief, faces a misdemeanor charge of battery stemming from a December altercation with his former girlfriend. The State Attorney's Office announced the charge Thursday, issuing a summons that read, in part, Jones "did unlawfully commit battery by actually and intentionally touching or striking said person against said person's will." An arrest will not be made as arrests are not common in misdemeanor cases... Cocoa Police spokeswoman Barbara Matthews said Jones remains on paid administrative leave, but said his status is being reviewed. The altercation occurred Dec. 18 around 4 a.m. near Mainstreet Pub in Melbourne. Police arrived on the scene after being flagged down by a witness. Photographic evidence was obtained... [Full article here]

ACCORDING TO DEPUTY CHIEF JONES' PUBLIC BIO PAGE ON THE COCOA CITY WEBSITE:
[Excerpts] I began my law enforcement career with the Cocoa Police Department in 1992... I was promoted to lieutenant in 2004 and deputy chief in 2009. I oversee the day to day operations of Cocoa Police Department from personnel, budgeting, and facilities. I received two Master’s Degrees... I graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy... I actively serve on the Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce, Suntree YMCA Board, and Keiser Criminal Justice Board. I enjoy volunteering with the youth in the community, teaching college courses at Everst University and Columbia College, weight lifting, golfing, and spending time with my family. My favorite quote is, "Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” John Wooden
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3 comments:

  1. COCOA DEPUTY CHIEF ON LEAVE: Jones has ties to domestic incident
    Florida Today
    By Rebecca Basu
    December 22, 2010
    ...According to a review of his personnel file, prior to 1999,while on administrative leave for 21/2 years Jones was suspended three times without pay for department violations... Cocoa Mayor Michael Blake said once the investigation has concluded, a decision about Jones would be left to Klayman and other top city officials...

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  2. so if i quit my job my charges will be dropped wow sign me up.

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  3. AnonymousMay 14, 2011

    I actually know Bobby, and I do feel bad for him because it seems like he has lost everything but then again as I said I know Bobby and knowing Bobby, he really did bring this on himself. It's a shame, but he should be held accountable for his mistakes as he would surely hold others accountable for theirs.

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