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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

[OH] Gun and badge taken from State Trooper Velez on wife's word he threatened her life

Filed by Brad Dicken
July 8th, 2011
[Excerpts] The wife of an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper has taken out a temporary domestic violence protection order against her husband after he allegedly threatened to kill her during an altercation Tuesday. Trooper Kenneth Velez, who lives in Lorain and works as a motor vehicle inspector out of the patrol’s Medina post, was placed on administrative duty... Velez’s gun, badge, cruiser and patrol identification have been taken from him while he is on administrative duty... The order, issued Wednesday through Lorain County Domestic Relations Court, contains a warning to law enforcement officers that Velez has access to firearms and they should proceed with caution when dealing with him.... A police report on the incident was not completed. The protection order, which bars Kenneth Velez from contacting his wife, also protects the couple’s three children, including their 18-year-old son, a 16-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son... Kenneth Velez also is prohibited from entering the Lorain County Justice Center, where his wife works... A full hearing on whether the protection order should be made more permanent is scheduled for July 20... [Full article here]
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