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Monday, April 25, 2011

[GA] Temple Police Officer Powell charged - this time


Temple Police Officer Lee Powell was charged with felony false imprisonment, sexual battery, battery under the Family Violence Act and third-degree cruelty to children... Carroll County Sheriff’s Capt. Shane Taylor said the [earlier 2007] Douglasville report was filed after Powell allegedly made a phone call and threatened to kill a woman’s boyfriend at the time. He said no charges were ever filed in the case...

Maybe if he had been charged the first tme there wouldn't be a second time.


TEMPLE POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF SEXUAL BATTERY
MYFOXATLANTA
Chris Shaw
Apr 2011, 7:50 PM EDT
[Excerpts] The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is investigation allegations a Temple police officer sexually battered a woman in front of her child. Officer Lee Powell was arrested and charged with Sexual Battery, Battery, Cruelty to Children, and False Imprisonment... [Full article here]

CHIEF 'SHOCKED' BY ALLEGATIONS AGAINST OFFICER: Officer Arrested On Battery Charges
WSBTV.com
April 21, 2011
[Excerpts] A police officer has found himself an inmate in the same jail he's had other people locked up in. Temple police Officer Lee Powell was arrested after his ex-wife accused him of sexual battery and false imprisonment. The arrest had Temple's police chief very upset. "I'm so mad. I'm pretty upset,” Police Chief Tim Shaw told Channel 2’s Tom Jones... [Full article here]

TEMPLE POLICE OFFICER FACES SEVERAL CHARGES INCLUDING SEXUAL BATTERY
Times-Georgian
by Amanda Thomas
April 21, 2011
[Excerpts] A Temple police officer is facing several charges in connection to a domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend at her home in Carrollton. Carroll County Sheriff’s Investigator Telisha Gibson said Lee Powell, 30, of Temple was charged Wednesday with felony false imprisonment, sexual battery, battery under the Family Violence Act and third-degree cruelty to children... Gibson said the former girlfriend came to the Sheriff’s Office April 5 with allegations of sexual battery that occurred after Powell, who has visitation rights, dropped off their 5-year-old son... Gibson helped the ex-girlfriend get a protective order to keep him away from the residence. Powell was served with the order when he came to the Sheriff’s Office for questioning. Gibson said there are no other reported incidents of domestic violence between the two in Carroll County, but said there was an incident reported to Douglasville police in September 2007... When the Sheriff’s Office investigating officer informed Temple Police Chief Tim Shaw of the initial accusations against Powell about a week and a half ago Powell was immediately placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of the investigation... Powell had most recently worked about a year and a half for the Sheriff’s Office after an eight-year stint with the Bremen Police Department... [Full article here]

TEMPLE OFFICER DENIES CHARGES: ATTORNEY QUESTIONS TWO-DAY DELAY IN FILING OF COMPLAINT
Times-Georgian
by Amanda Thomas
April 23, 2011
[Excerpts] The lawyer for a Temple police officer facing several charges in connection to a domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend at her Carrollton home says the contact between the former couple was consensual and questions why the alleged altercation was reported 48 hours later. Villa Rica attorney Mac Pilgrim said Friday that Lee Powell, 30, of Temple denies doing anything wrong and that the allegations may stem from a longstanding dispute between the two... [Carroll County Sheriff’s Investigator Telisha] Gibson said there are no other reported incidents of domestic violence between the two in Carroll County, but said there was an incident reported to Douglasville police in September 2007. An open records request to get information on the arrest was not completed as of Friday afternoon. But Douglasville Police Lt. Adam Cannon confirmed the department did have reports involving Powell back in 2007. Carroll County Sheriff’s Capt. Shane Taylor said Friday that the Douglasville report was filed after Powell allegedly made a phone call and threatened to kill a woman’s boyfriend at the time. He said no charges were ever filed in the case... Powell is expected to appear before the Carroll County Superior Court on May 5 regarding a temporary protective order filed on the woman’s behalf. When the Sheriff’s Office investigating officer informed Temple Police Chief Tim Shaw of the initial accusations against Powell about a week and a half ago Powell was immediately placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of the investigation. Temple’s City Council will decide his fate on Monday. [Full article here]
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4 comments:

  1. The 1st time he was attempted to be charged his work knew of this and did nothing. They figured a loophole for the case bc the couple was apparently on vacation out of state so the venue was moved to out of state. She never followed up with charges in that said state. I am her friend and have been waiting since they met for this to finally be confronted and him held to the flame for his actions...So his 1st chief should have been doing his job and fired and arrested him then instead of finding a loophole for Powell. I hope this shed light for all you people who say inncocent before proven guilty. Now he isnt a cop but yet a fat loser wo let his family and city down..>Im ashamed to even be governed by this police department after covering up for Powell...I hope the judge doesnt throw anything out and makes an example out of him

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  2. All past incidents between the offender and victim took place outside the City of Temple while the offender was not employed with Temple PD. A previous employer may haveknown about one incident, but if they did they failed to disclose this to Temple PD employment Background Investigators. When the Temple PD Chief and Major were made aware of the current situation they met with the victim and SHE disclosed information about their past history which, most of,was never reported to Law Enforcement. After obtaining this information the Temple Chief and Major immediately advised the victim to pursue charges against Powell, as she had stated she did not want to do this in the beginning. Temple PD Chief and Major also recommended Powell be terminated immediately due to infomation Powell disclosed while they were investigating this incident (which occurred outside the city). This was long before Powell was ever charged or this story made the news. Temple PD never did ANYTHING in an attempt to "cover this up" and if not for Temple PD Powell would not be charged, as the incident took place in Carroll S/O jurisdiction and the S/O filed a report and advised warrant procedures to victim. Temple PD recommended the victim file charges due to information they obtained while investigating incidents disclused by victim , all which took place long before Powell was employed with Temple PD.

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  3. look in beltpn tx where he killed several unarmed individuals.

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