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Thursday, March 17, 2011

[MI] Deputy Needham fired for domestic assault and assaulting police

THE INTERNAL INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY DEPUTY KIPP NEEDHAM, WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, WAS IN POSSESSION OF A LOADED FIREARM, DID ASSAULT HIS WIFE AND DID ASSAULT A POLICE OFFICER.

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[MI] Grand Traverse Sheriff's Deputy Kipp Needham's domestic: "You're going to have to kill me" - Although Grand Traverse County Deputy Kipp Needham said that arresting officers would have to kill him, the officers didn't. Anyone else - they would have. He is said to have choked a trooper and punched the trooper REPEATEDLY in the face. He was armed - cocked and loaded. There's no clue in the news given to what he did to his wife and his daughter when he assaulted them...

DEPUTY FIRED FROM THE FORCE
UpNorthLive.com
by Roxanne Werly
03.17.2011 at 10:19 AM
[Excerpts] Deputy Kipp Needham is fired from the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office... Needham was arrested for two counts of domestic violence, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, and resisting & obstructing a police officer causing injury. On January 26, Deputy Kipp Needham pled guilty to a charge of attempted resisting & obstructing a police officer. He was sentence on February 16 to six months in jail with work release and an opportunity for Community Corrections after 45 days in jail... According to the report released by the Sheriff, the internal investigation revealed that Deputy Needham, while under the influence of alcohol, was in possession of a loaded firearm, did assault his wife and did assault a police officer. As a result, Deputy Kipp Needham was terminated from his employment with the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday... [Full article here]

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1 comment:

  1. To the person who sent the detailed narrative of a case from 15 years ago, I'm not sure how it applies to this - and are you one of the assaulted people? Have the assaulted people left the area?

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