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Friday, March 25, 2011

[WV] Belle Police Officer Dodd has a new police department, new woman, but same domestic violence allegations

A police officer [Daniel Dodd] is on the other side of the law for the second time after his wife says she was verbally, physically and emotionally abused... [Jennifer] Totten says he grabbed the cell phone out of her hand, threw her up against a wall, then to the floor and attempted to break the phone. She also claims that Dodd slapped her face three times... Dodd used to work for the Charleston Police Department until he was put on administrative leave in 2007. It was related to domestic violence charges then... [AND YET] Dodd is charged with first offense domestic battery...

Video: Wife Jennifer Totten is speaking out


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[WV] So what if [Charleston] Officer Dodd is getting paid? What about him being cleared of domestic battery? - ...According to the complaint, Dodd hit his girlfriend, [DP], choked her and pushed her down. [dp] had bruises on her back, arm, thigh and neck... Dodd's girlfriend, [DP], refused to testify and submitted a sworn statement maintaining that Dodd never assaulted or abused her. She said she was the aggressor and he was only defending himself...


BELLE POLICE OFFICER ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE FOR ALLEGED ASSAULT
wowktv.com
March 25, 2011
By David Iversen
[Excerpts] A Belle Police Officer has been put on administrative leave following a reported incident of domestic violence. Daniel Dodd was arraigned Thursday for allegations of domestic battery. Charleston Police led the investigation. Belle Police Chief Derrick Cox said Dodd would remain on administrative leave until the outcome of an administrative hearing... Dodd's wife reported that he hit her and screamed at her in front of her children. [Full article here]

BELLE POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC BATTERY: A Belle Police Officer is on paid administrative leave after domestic battery charges were filed against him.
WSAZ
Carrie Jones
Mar 24, 2011
[Excerpts] A Belle Police Officer is on paid administrative leave after domestic battery charges were filed against him.... Daniel Dodd and his wife got into an argument that led to physical violence on Tuesday. Jennifer Totten told police Dodd became angry because she posted a comment on a memorial website for her late boyfriend. The complaint states that Totten called 911 when Dodd began screaming at her and she became threatened. Totten says he grabbed the cell phone out of her hand, threw her up against a wall, then to the floor and attempted to break the phone. She also claims that Dodd slapped her face three times. Dodd is charged with first offense domestic battery. Kim Holmes, Belle Mayor, says that Dodd is currently on paid administrative leave... Back in 2007, while working for the Charleston Police Department, Dodd was arrested for domestic battery charges against his girlfriend at the time. Those charges were later dismissed. [Full article here]

BELLE POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC BATTERY
WVGazette.com
By Gary A. Harki
March 25, 2011
[Excerpts] A Belle police officer is charged with domestic battery following an incident where he allegedly slapped his wife on Tuesday, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. He has been placed on paid administrative leave, said Christopher Negley, lawyer for the town of Belle. Daniel A. Dodd, 28, of Charleston, allegedly threatened and then slapped Jennifer Totten after she posted a comment on a memorial website for her late boyfriend. Totten tried to call 911 but Dodd grabbed her, according to the criminal complaint... Dodd was a Charleston Police officer when he was charged with domestic battery when his girlfriend claimed he grabbed her by the throat during an argument in June 2007. He was found not guilty of the charges after a bench trial in front of Kanawha County Magistrate Ward Harshbarger in January 2008... [Full article here]

UPDATE: BELLE POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC BATTERY: A police officer is on the other side of the law for the second time after his wife says she was verbally, physically and emotionally abused.
Reporters: Brooks, Carrie Jones
UPDATE 3/25/11 @ 7:20 p.m.
[Excerpts] A police officer is on the other side of the law for the second time after his wife says she was verbally, physically and emotionally abused. Daniel Dodd used to work for the Charleston Police Department until he was put on administrative leave in 2007. It was related to domestic violence charges then, but he was later cleared. Now, he's back in the headlines for a second time for the same crime. For nearly two years, Jennifer Totten says she's learned to live with abuse until her husband finally pushed her to the limit... Totten says her main goal is to look out for her daughter's safety. "I mean, she witnessed all this, and I think that's what bothers me the most," Totten said. "She had that terrified look on her face, wondering what's going on... It kills me when my daughter sees it," Totten said. "It doesn't just hurt me, it literally breaks my heart, and I just hold her, cry and tell her I'm sorry." Totten is a stay at home mom and admits - she didn't report Dodd sooner because she was scared to leave him since he is the primary financial provider... [Full article here]

3 WVGazette.com Comments:
  • Good job by the Belle Police Department to hire another woman beater! This one had done it prior to getting hired, the other one did while in the department. He got promoted to Chief afterwards, so maybe this one will be voted in as Mayor!
  • Was it the same girlfriend in the 2007 incident? These women tend to go back to these men, and these men tend to not change their behavior. I hope I'm wrong in this instance.
  • well why not slap her around a little, he already got by with it once and he knows hes going to get by with it again, this good ole boy stuff has got to end, people already losing all respect for officers because of the few bad eggs and thats so wrong because theres so many many good and decent ones out there, hopefully she will get her justice but i doubt it and then he can move to another town and be cheif... whats wrong with this picture
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