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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

[CO] Brighton Fire Lt. Cleveland's wife, in-hiding, says police protected him, not her

A longtime Brighton firefighter [Fire Lt. Randy Cleveland] faces more than a dozen charges, including sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, after allegations of years of attacks on his wife in a case in which police investigators have been accused of turning a blind eye to her assertions... And it's not just his estranged wife who accused Brighton police of looking the other way — two of his fellow firefighters also told investigators they believed he got "special treatment because officers knew him"... In all, he faces six felony charges: two counts of sexual assault, two counts of second- degree assault and one count each of attempted second-degree assault and stalking. He also is accused of eight misdemeanor counts of assault, three of which allege that he abused his young children during attacks on his wife... The firefighter's wife of five years is in hiding...

Video: [CO] Fire Lt Cleveland Allegedly Beat Wife While Cops Looked Other Way

BRIGHTON FIREFIGHTER MAY HAVE VIOLATED NO CONTACT ORDER
KDVR-TV
Justin Joseph
July 11, 2011
[Excerpts] Randy Cleveland is a Brighton firefighter who was arrested and charged with stalking, several counts of assault and child abuse in May. As part of those charges, a judge issued a no-contact order mandating that Cleveland have no contact with his estranged wife. Cleveland was not allowed to have other people contact her either. Fox 31 Denver has obtained new 911 tapes which suggest that the restraining order may have been violated though Brighton police declined to present the case for charges. On June 8 a friend of Randy Cleveland’s estranged wife called police to report a fellow firefighter and friend of Cleveland’s was following their car... That call came about a month after Randy Cleveland is charged with repeatedly assaulting and stalking his wife. Firefighter Richard Randall also phones 911 to explain why he's in the area.... Randall told police that Cleveland’s father asked him to check on the house. Cleveland’s father denied making that request... In the days following the arrest in an exclusive interview with FOX31 Denver the victim's friend accused Brighton police of a cover-up saying police knew about years of alleged assaults. “There are a number of people that knew this was going on and they sit there and let it go on,” she said. [Full article here]

Video: [CO] Fire Lt Cleveland may have violated no contact order

BOULDER DA WEIGHS "SPECIAL TREATMENT" INVESTIGATION: Brighton fireman faces charges after wife alleges years of attacks as police looked other way
The Denver Post
By Kevin Vaughan
7/12/2011
[Excerpts] A longtime Brighton firefighter [Randy Cleveland] faces more than a dozen charges, including sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, after allegations of years of attacks on his wife in a case in which police investigators have been accused of turning a blind eye to her assertions. In one incident, the woman told an investigator, officers answering a 911 call at the couple's home high-fived her husband, a lieutenant with the Greater Brighton Fire Protection District for a dozen years and a former deputy sheriff. In another, he allegedly threatened to kill two bunnies given to his children as an Easter present, later threw his wife to the ground by her hair and then mocked her when she said she was going to call the police. "You know how well that works for you," her husband allegedly said, according to a 25-page arrest-warrant affidavit in the case... And it's not just his estranged wife who accused Brighton police of looking the other way — two of his fellow firefighters also told investigators they believed he got "special treatment because officers knew him," according to court documents. "It's patently ridiculous," Brighton police spokesman John Bradley responded. In a statement released by the department, Bradley said that a call to the couple's home in April resulted in a "lengthy official investigation" and that the department's detectives ultimately recommended that felony charges be filed. Brighton police refused to release reports of their calls to the couple's home... But it's also clear that charges weren't filed until the case was turned over to a special prosecutor in May — more than six months after the first of at least three calls to police... In all, he faces six felony charges: two counts of sexual assault, two counts of second- degree assault and one count each of attempted second-degree assault and stalking. He also is accused of eight misdemeanor counts of assault, three of which allege that he abused his young children during attacks on his wife... The firefighter's wife of five years is in hiding. The Denver Post does not identify victims of alleged sexual assaults.... Court documents allege numerous instances of abuse... He allegedly told her repeatedly that if she ever called the police, he would claim it was a situation of "mutual combatives" and that her children would be taken away from her. And he repeatedly accused her of cheating on him. In one episode described in the affidavit, she alleged that he "flicked" their son's head with his finger and said, "I don't even know if the ____ thing is mine"... [Full article here]

Video: [CO] Fire Lt Cleveland accused of violating restraining order

FROM MAY:

BRIGHTON FIREFIGHTER IN CUSTODY ON ALLEGATIONS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
CBS4
May 22, 2011
A Brighton firefighter is being held in jail without bond on allegations of domestic violence. Police in Brighton arrested Randy Cleveland. He’s in the Adams County Jail facing several charges including sexual assault, rape strong arm, second degree assault, aggravated assault against a family member, child abuse and domestic violence. The Brighton Fire Department said Cleveland has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation. Cleveland is scheduled to appear in court for his initial appearance at 8 a.m. Monday, May 30, at which time he will be advised of the charges against (him). [LINK]
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3 comments:

  1. AnonymousJuly 20, 2011

    I know this couple and Im so thankful that the wife has gotten herself and those little boys away from Randy. May Jesus protect them. Because the police in Brighton truly are not.

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  2. Brighton firefighter faces arraignment in domestic-violence case
    Denver Post
    POSTED: 07/30/2011

    A Brighton firefighter facing more than a dozen charges, including sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, waived his preliminary hearing Friday in Adams County District Court.

    Randy Cleveland, 35, is scheduled for arraignment Sept. 8 while "ongoing talks" continue between Cleveland's lawyer and prosecutors, a Boulder district attorney spokeswoman said Friday.

    Cleveland is accused of abusing his wife for several years while Brighton police allegedly ignored her complaints because Cleveland was a firefighter and a former deputy sheriff, according to court documents. Brighton police have said allegations against Cleveland were investigated thoroughly and that the department's detectives ultimately recommended felony charges be filed.

    Monte Whaley, The Denver Post

    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_18582249

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  3. I can't post the comment today wanting to contact a specific person in this case. C'mon. That's not your only option and it is verrrrry suspicious. If you are in the situation you say you are in hopefully you understand. I understand if you are scared, spinning, and just didn't think it through. And my email address is below also.

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