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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

[TX] BOLO for Dallas Police Officer Rashad Davis. His girlfriend has "additional protection".

[Dallas Police] Officer Rashad Davis is armed and possibly avoiding capture. He is wanted for aggravated assault of his girlfriend on Tuesday. He allegedly held a gun to her head during a previous incident... Officers are being instructed that Davis may have a weapon and may be avoiding capture... Experts are finding domestic violence increasingly common in families with officers... So far, Dallas Police have been unable to locate Davis, but they are able to protect his girlfriend... Dallas Police Deputy Chief Sheryl Scott said, "She has taken every precaution to go to some safe surroundings. As far as the danger, we are cautious. We are cautious... We are concerned so much that we put out something letting the officers know that he is wanted on these two warrants, because officers may not know that"...

[UPDATE: DAVIS TURNED HIMSELF IN DECEMBER 16, 2011]


DALLAS POLICE OFFICER ON THE RUN AFTER DOMESTIC ASSAULT
Fort Worth Star Telegram
By Domingo Ramirez Jr.
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
[Excerpts] A Dallas police officer accused of assaulting his girlfriend earlier this month was on the run Wednesday as he faces more assault charges, authorities said. An arrest warrant has been issued for Rashad Davis, a four-year veteran of the department, charging him with aggravated assault (family violence). Davis was arrested Dec. 6 by Dallas police on a charge of assault (family violence) involving his live-in girlfriend. He was placed on administrative leave... While on leave, Davis is accused of assaulting his girlfriend a second time... Anyone with information about Davis' location should call 911... [Full article here]


DALLAS POLICE OFFICER BEING HUNTED ON FAMILY VIOLENCE WARRANTS
Dallas Morning News
By Tanya Eiserer/Reporter
Wed., Dec. 14, 2011
[Excerpts] Dallas police are hunting for one of their own in connection with two family violence assault warrants. Officer Rashad Davis, 32, is wanted on one warrant accusing him of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and another for Class A misdemeanor assault. Officers are being instructed that Davis may have a weapon and may be avoiding capture. According to police records, the aggravated assault incident occurred Nov. 15 in the 4200 block of Simpson Stuart Road. Davis' live-in girlfriend told police detectives that he held a gun to her head. The Class A misdemeanor incident occurred Tuesday morning ... "Complainant received visible injuries to her arms, shoulder and back along with pain" the report said... About 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dallas police officers went to the apartment where they attempted to arrest him on the outstanding warrants. A police report states that officers seized police uniforms and ammunition. Davis was placed on administrative leave last week after his girlfriend told police that he had attacked her at their apartment on Dec. 6... She told police that he grabbed her by the throat and pushed her onto the bed. Officers arrested Davis on a Class C misdemeanor charge, which is punishable by a fine of up to $500... [Full article here]

DALLAS POLICE OFFICER WANTED FOR ASSAULT ON GIRLFRIEND
WFAA
by Rebecca Lopez and Shannon Powell
Posted on December 14, 2011 at 11:51 AM
Updated today at 5:44 PM
[Excerpts] Officer Rashad Davis is armed and possibly avoiding capture. He is wanted for aggravated assault of his girlfriend on Tuesday. He allegedly held a gun to her head during a previous incident in November. The department's latest actions come after a shoving incident in which Davis was arrested on a family violence charge against the same live-in girlfriend. He was placed on administrative leave following that December 6 incident. Police officers who know Davis say they have tried contacting him by phone and he is not answering and he has not turned himself in on two outstanding warrants for his arrest. "We are concerned so much that we put out something letting the officers know that he is wanted on these two warrants, because officers may not know that," said Deputy Chief Sherryl Scott. "He might just walk up to them; the officers have no idea what he's been charged with." Davis' girlfriend, who was injured in the last incident, now has additional protection. Police ask the public to call 911 if they see Rashad Davis or know where he is... [Full article here]

DALLAS POLICE SEARCH FOR OFFICER ON THE RUN: Dallas Police are looking for Officer Rashad Davis after issuing a warrant for his arrest on domestic violence charges.
Amber Fisher
The 33 News
December 14, 2011
[Excerpts] Dallas Police are searching for own of their own. Wednesday, police issued an arrest warrant for Officer Rashad Davis, accused of several counts of domestic violence. Police were first called to the apartment Davis shared with his girlfriend on December 6. His girlfriend told police he had grabbed her by the throat and and thrown her onto a bed. Davis was arrested and placed on administrative leave. Tuesday, police were called back to the apartment. Davis girlfriend said he had pushed her to the ground, causing visibile injuries. The victim also told police about a previous incident that occurred a month ago, accusing the 35-year-old officer of holding a work-issued gun to her head... Dallas Police Deputy Chief Sheryl Scott said, "She has taken every precaution to go to some safe surroundings. As far as the danger, we are cautious. We are cautious... We are concerned so much that we put out something letting the officers know that he is wanted on these two warrants, because officers may not know that," Scott said... Experts are finding domestic violence increasingly common in families with officers. Domestic Violence Expert Dianne Samoff said, "When policemen deal with violence all day long, they come home and it's hard to turn that off. Sometimes when the wife does the least thing, he's already so stressed out that it's easy for him to lash back at her." Studies show domestic violence is 2 to 4 times more likely in police families when compared tot he general public. Samoff said,"Victims feel like the police are going to stick together. I'm not saying they will, but you feel like that."... So far, Dallas Police have been unable to locate Davis, but they are able to protect his girlfriend. "She's a victim," Scott said... [Full article here]
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5 comments:

  1. It's Friday morning and still no Rashad. I hope he's alive.

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  2. "A Dallas police officer wanted on an aggravated assault warrant turned himself in to Dallas County on Friday..."

    http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/DPD-Officer-Turns-Self-in-on-Assault-Charges-135767338.html

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  3. I know is daughter and sometimes this man picks her and she knows him so that may be him who knows

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  4. DPD's hiring picks can't be off the cuff
    The Dallas Morning News, (TX)
    Jacquielynn Floyd
    October 25, 2003

    ...The reason I'm dragging all this flotsam up again is that somebody in the DPD seems to have made another astonishingly poor hiring choice in approving Pamela Hampton, who was placed on leave after she was arrested and jailed last weekend for pulling a loaded gun on her husband.

    Since joining the department, Officer Hampton has also been accused of kidnapping her child from a custodial ex-husband and threatening a 12-year-old schoolgirl who had fought with her daughter, which earned her a citation for disorderly conduct from the Grand Prairie Police Department.

    OK, I'm not saying the DPD should have been able to predict Officer Hampton's domestic travails before the fact. But her application to join the department in 1999 clearly stated that in the previous five years, she had been through eight jobs - and been fired from three of them.

    With what I suppose is refreshing candor, she reported that one of the firings was for insubordination and failure to be a "team player." I'm all for giving people a chance, but this just doesn't sound like promising cop material.

    History sometimes seems to repeat itself at the DPD. An in-house audit ordered in 1994 by the chief at the time, Ben Click, concluded that there was "no process in place to ensure that only the best applicants are hired."

    Raise the bar

    Among that report's more disturbing findings were that candidates who did not even meet minimum standards had been allowed into the academy, and that some recruits who flunked their field training were quietly transferred to another patrol division and put through the whole program again.

    Unsurprisingly, the audit found that in most cases, nobody could quite remember who had granted these exceptions.

    You can put together a hiring-procedures manual the size of a telephone book with rules and guidelines and checklists. You still need somebody with the sense and discretion to say, "You know, nothing personal, but we just don't think you're right for the Dallas Police Department. Lotsa luck, so long."

    You need to raise the bar a little higher than anybody who walks in the door who can meet the bare minimum standards.

    Because hiring people with troubled backgrounds, or people who might have a propensity to act like bullies or thugs, is like laying down a sucker bet that could ultimately cost the city a lot of money and embarrassment.

    It's hard to attract new recruits, hard to fill every academy class, hard to meet officer-per-capita ratio targets. It's hard to address the sensitive issue of increasing racial diversity in a department that serves an increasingly minority population.

    But just one bad cop can embarrass the department, cost the city a pile of money and insult every fellow officer who holds himself or herself to higher standards. We have seen it happen more than once.

    When you hand somebody a gun and give them legal authority over their fellow citizens, you'd better be certain you're making a wise choice.

    Hiring rules and background checks will help. But there's no substitute for sound judgment.

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