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Friday, May 6, 2011

[OH] Officer Theresa Cavett just charged with felony stalking for 2009-2010 incidents

...Theresa Cavett, who followed her mother and grandfather on the force, was charged with menacing by stalking -- a fourth-degree felony...

[When did CPD become aware of the 2009-2010 allegations? If the allegations have been known since last year or the year before, I'd like to see media address what the policy is on accused officers, whether there was any kind of anti-harassment order in effect, why CPD waited until this year after court to put Officer Cavett on leave, how many other Cleveland officers are continuing to work under domestic-related or out-of-control allegations, and to hear from the victim what they have gone through.]

Plain Dealer
By Donna J. Miller
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
[Excerpts] A 26-year-old Cleveland policewoman was arrested Tuesday and accused of stalking her ex-boyfriend's new flame. Theresa Cavett, who followed her mother and grandfather on the force, was charged with menacing by stalking -- a fourth-degree felony. The department's Internal Affairs unit conducted the investigation. Officials accused Cavett of making unwanted telephone calls, sending harassing text messages and going to the home of the victim between October 2009 and June 2010. The city suspended Cavett without pay and, after the court proceedings, a disciplinary hearing will be scheduled.... City records show this is not the first time someone has complained about Theresa Cavett. Four women have filed citizens' complaints against her... In October, Cavett was given a written warning for abusing sick leave and a written reprimand for engaging in improper conduct and behaving rudely while off duty, according to records... [Full article here]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
[Excerpts] A Cleveland police officer pleads not guilty at her arraignment Wednesday morning... The 26-year-old is currently free after posting bond. [Full article here]
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