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Thursday, March 1, 2012

[GU] Fired Police Officer Troy Morrison is no less dangerous to the people in his life now

[Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States.]

...Former Guam Police Department Criminal Investigation Division agent Troy Morrison was arrested for a fifth time on Monday. He allegedly became so irate after a woman told him she didn't want him living with her anymore, he followed her to her friend's home and then forced her to pull her car over in East Agana, where he then allegedly pulled out an AR-15 rifle, pointed it at her and told her she "better not leave"... He resigned from GPD because of the charges, but was then re-instated in 2003 by former acting GPD Chief Earl Aguigui. He ended up getting fired in 2010 after he was arrested again for family violence and terrorizing charges...


FROM MOST RECENT, BACKWARDS TO 2005: 

FORMER POLICE OFFICER PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Pacific Daily News
Brett Kelman
Mar. 1, 2012

A former police officer accused of threatening his girlfriend with an assault rifle pleaded not guilty to all charges during a hearing yesterday.

Troy Morrison, 38, asked to be released from jail pending trial, but Magistrate Judge Alberto Tolentino instead lowered Morrison's bail from $100,000 to $25,000.

Morrison is charged with two counts of family violence and two counts of terrorizing, each with a special allegation of use of a deadly weapon, all as third-degree felonies. Prosecutors recently added additional misdemeanor charges of assault and family violence, Tolentino said.

Morrison allegedly pointed the assault rifle at his girlfriend on the side of Marine Corps Drive in East Hagåtña during a domestic dispute, according to Superior Court of Guam documents.

Morrison once was an officer at the Guam Police Department, but left the agency shortly after he was indicted in the Superior Court of Guam in 2009. In that case, Morrison allegedly sent threatening text messages to a woman and eventually was charged with terrorizing, stalking, family violence and assault.




FORMER COP TROY MORRISON ARRESTED FOR FIFTH TIME
kuam.com
by Nick Delgado
Posted: Feb 13, 2012
Updated: Feb 26, 2012

Guam - Former Guam Police Department Criminal Investigation Division agent Troy Morrison was arrested for a fifth time on Monday. He allegedly became so irate after a woman told him she didn't want him living with her anymore, he followed her to her friend's home and then forced her to pull her car over in East Agana, where he then allegedly pulled out an AR-15 rifle, pointed it at her and told her she "better not leave".

The victim managed to get away and reported the incident to the cops.

Morrison faces charges of terrorizing and family violence with a special allegation of possession and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. He remains behind bars on $100,000 cash bail.




TROY MORRISON ARRESTED AGAIN
Variety News, mvguam.com
By Zita Y. Taitano
Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012

FORMER Guam Police Department Officer Troy Morrison is behind bars on $100,000 bail for allegedly terrorizing a woman known to him.

Morrison was charged in court with two counts terrorizing as a third degree felony with a special allegation of possession and use of a deadly weapon of a felony; and two counts family violence as a third degree felony with a special allegation of possession and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.

According to court documents, the victim met with officers on or about Feb. 13 and informed them that a day before, at around 11 p.m., she and Morrison got into an argument at her home in Toto.  The victim said she wanted Morrison to leave her home. She then got into her vehicle and drove to a friend’s residence. Shortly after she arrived, Morrison reportedly showed up and they argued again to the point where Morrison allegedly became irate and told the victim: “I’m gonna mop your blood all over [her friend’s] residence.”

Feeling threatened, the victim left her friend’s home after she asked her friend to call 911.

The victim also indicated in court documents that while driving along Marine Corps Drive, she was forced to pull over by Morrison in the parking area of East Hagåtña Bay. While they were in the parking area, the victim told police she managed to lock her doors and was about to drive away when Morrison “went to the front of her vehicle and pointed an AR-15 rifle at her, yelling at her that she better not leave.” The victim, however, managed to get away and went to the Hagåtña Precinct to file a complaint.

Morrison has a preliminary hearing on Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. before Judge Anita Sukola.

According to Variety files, Morrison was a former investigator for GPD’s Criminal Investigation Section. He was charged with two counts of assault following a fight at TGI Fridays in Tumon in 1999. A few years later, in 2001, he was arrested for aggravated assault.

He resigned from GPD because of the charges, but was then re-instated in 2003 by former acting GPD Chief Earl Aguigui. He ended up getting fired in 2010 after he was arrested again for family violence and terrorizing charges.




JUDGE CLEARS OFFICER
Pacific Daily News
By Steve Limtiaco
July 2, 2005

TO THE POINT

A Superior Court of Guam judge decided police officer Troy Morrison did not violate a restraining order placed against him; however, the man alleging the police department improperly arrested him said he may file civil and federal charges against the police department.

Guam police officer Troy Morrison didn't violate a restraining order that had been placed against him, a Superior Court of Guam judge decided yesterday afternoon, after a hearing that lasted several days.

But the Guam Police Department could be facing a civil lawsuit by high school teacher Andri Baynum, who continues to allege improper treatment by the department.

Baynum alleges that Guam police improperly arrested him on June 2 in connection with child abuse allegations that already had been investigated and rejected by Child Protective Services at the Department of Public Health and Social Services. Baynum and Morrison both know the girl, whose hair allegedly was pulled.

A June 15 letter by Public Health to the girl's mother states that the allegation of physical abuse was found to be unsubstantiated against Baynum.
Baynum asked the court to determine whether Morrison violated the restraining order by having him arrested and for other alleged incidents of harassment since last year. Baynum started dating Morrison's ex-girlfriend last year.

The courtroom was locked yesterday as Judge Katherine Maraman issued her decision in the sealed domestic case, but Baynum attorney Rawlen Mantanona afterward said the judge was critical of actions by police officers.

Several officers had been called to Maraman's court in connection with the case since last Friday.

"The court, in our opinion, gave the nod to the defendant (Morrison) in this matter, but has serious concerns on the actions of the Guam Police Department. Mr. Baynum will proceed with those findings. He has other civil remedies that he can seek," Mantanona said.

Mantanona said Maraman was not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that Morrison had violated the restraining order.

Attorney James Canto, who represented Morrison in the case, said, "My client is very relieved and happy to be exonerated of any allegations that were brought." Canto declined to comment on any statements made by the judge yesterday.

Civil rights

The issue extends beyond Morrison, to the police department itself, Mantanona said.

"Mr. Baynum has always felt that it was not just Mr. Morrison in this situation. Mr. Baynum was treated differently than any other individual because of his relationship with Mr. Morrison's former spouse. Because of that, we felt that the actions taken upon him by the police department officers was unjustified. And pretty much the judge stated that that is true," Mantanona said.

Baynum said he also plans to file a complaint with federal authorities. "My civil rights have been violated," he said.
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