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Sunday, September 4, 2011

[FL] Officer Kerr's wife tried to take the blame for being bruised up but it didn't work

FORT MYERS POLICE OFFICER FIRED FOLLOWING ALTERCATION WITH WIFE
Lehigh Acres News Star
Dennis Culver
5:39 PM, Sep. 2, 2011
[Excerpts] A Fort Myers police officer has been fired following a March arrest stemming from a physical altercation with his wife. Officer O’Neil Kerr, 35, was charged with misdemeanor battery March 22. He was released the next day on pretrial supervision. An internal affairs investigation found his actions reflected poorly on the department, according to a police report. Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a domestic dispute between Kerr and his wife and arrested him after they saw bruising on her neck, face and arms and a scratch on her neck... The wife later dropped off a note at the police department stating she was the one who started her fight with her husband, and he was just trying to defend himself... [Full article here]
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