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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

[PA] Pittsburgh Firefighter Washington charged with domestic violence in zero tolerance Pittsburgh

Last month Pittsburgh firefighter Raymond Washington was charged with domestic violence assault after he is said to have punched his girlfriend - mother of his son - in the head. The criminal complaint says that his girlfriend had a swollen knot over her right ear. Washington admitted to hitting her but said it was in self defense after she hit him in the eye. Police saw no injury on his face.

The City of Pittsburgh has a zero tolerance domestic abuse policy. Time will tell what that means.
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  1. January 2011:
    [PA] PITTSBURGH FIREFIGHTER Thomas Baltos was charged with domestic violence, aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest and making terroristic threats... Baltos is accused of assaulting his wife. When police arrived, they found a woman in need of medical attention. She was taken to Allegheny General Hospital. Police officers responding to the call said Baltos had a large sword and was making threats to the officers. When police attempted to take him into custody, he began to fight several officers.

  2. July 2010:
    [PA] Pittsburgh Firefighter William Clark was charged with domestic violence assault and aggravated indecent assault.A child in the house called 911 to report a woman was "getting hit." When officers arrived the victim told them she was thrown to the ground, hit in the face and sexually assaulted with his hands. Police said one of her eyes was swollen and had bleeding cuts on one of her legs. Witnesses in the house told police they saw the woman slammed onto the floor and that she was gasping for air. She was taken to a hospital.


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