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Thursday, March 1, 2012

[RI] THIS time West Warwick Officer Caldwell is charged with "violent, tumultuous behavior directed towards his wife"

He's back. 4 years ago West Warwick Police Officer Jonathan Caldwell physically assaulted his police dispatcher ex-girlfriend, punching and kicking her while she was on the floor after knocking her down - and his police buddy who was present that night was allowed to keep silent about whatever he knew.

Despite the clear evidence, that case against Caldwell was "resolved" and West Warwick opted to keep an officer that they knew had committed a violent punkish crime against a woman.

Domestic violence IS a crime.

Now Officer Caldwell has struck again:

...charged with domestic disorderly conduct for engaging in "violent, tumultuous behavior ... directed towards ... his wife" and simple assault on another individual...

That's called "disorderly conduct"? It sounds like at least assault or maybe even terroristic threatening. Something dangerous went down. Police won't give details on the charges and aren't divulging who the second assault victim this time is. I doubt that it was someone of equal strength.

How much will finally be too much?

Caldwell is on a vacation called paid suspension.

..."We take allegations of domestic violence very seriously," West Warwick Police Chief Richard Silva said...

When? As long as he can dress up like someone people TRUST anyone can be fooled. WWPD helps set that trap.

PREVIOUS POSTS FROM 2008:
  • [RI] Officer Caldwell's dv reluctantly reported by fellow employee, ex - ..."Reporting this type of crime, it's very difficult for some people. It appeared to be difficult at first for her. We have people who specialize in this and who have a lot of experience who spoke with her and were able to obtain the information needed," said Capt. Todd Patalano of the Cranston Police Department...
  • [RI] Rachel was afraid Officer Caldwell would lose his job - ...[Caldwell] pushed her into a wall and onto the floor. While she was on the floor, she told the police, Caldwell punched and kicked her before leaving... She sought treatment at Kent Hospital, where emergency doctors told her she had suffered torn cartilage in a knee. She said she did not report the incident immediately because she did not want Caldwell to lose his job...

OFFICER CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC DISORDERLY CONDUCT, ASSAULT
Turn to 10.com,turnto10.com, WJAR
February 29, 2012

WARWICK, R.I. - A West Warwick police officer pled not guilty Wednesday to charges of domestic disorderly conduct and assault.

Jonathan Caldwell was arraigned at Kent County District Court and released on $5,000 personal recognizance.

According to court records, Caldwell was arrested Feb. 11 and charged with domestic disorderly conduct for engaging in "violent, tumultuous behavior ... directed towards ... his wife" and simple assault on another individual.

He was suspended from the West Warwick Police Department with pay.

Caldwell was previously charged in January 2008 when he was living in Cranston. He was charged with domestic simple assault against an ex-girlfriend. At the time, he was placed on paid leave. He eventually returned to the West Warwick force after the case was resolved.

Chief Richard Silva of the West Warwick Police Department would not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the most recent charges against Caldwell. But court records show an order that he have no contact with his wife.

"We take allegations of domestic violence very seriously," Silva said.

NBC 10's attempts to contact Caldwell on Tuesday went unsuccessful.

Silva was not chief during Caldwell's previous criminal case and said he could not comment on that investigation.

"We are looking into it. There will be internal investigation, and we'll have a look at the results of that investigation as well as this criminal case," Silva said.

A judge ordered Caldwell not to have any contact with his wife.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for March 21.
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2 comments:

  1. RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
    Municipal Police Training Academy
    Police Officers Commission on Standards & Training Meeting Minutes
    February 26, 2009
    [SNIP]
    VI. Request by W. Warwick Police for review of psychological assessment - Officer Jonathan Caldwell
    Colonel McCartney stated that a letter was received from Chief Villa regarding Officer Caldwell. The West Warwick Police Department determined that the officer had not been given a psychological test as part of the police officer recruitment process because he had a psychological given to him as a Dispatcher. The then Police Chief, Chief Brousseau, thought that was sufficient. It later came up as part as a discipline action to this officer and Chief Villa brought it up. Chief Kelley would like to be recused from the vote. Trooper Borek made a motion to approve a Psychological test be given for West Warwick Officer Caldwell, Colonel McCartney seconded the motion. All in favor, 2; all opposed, 0. With no further discussion, the motion carries.
    [SNIP]
    http://sos.ri.gov/documents/publicinfo/omdocs/minutes/744/2009/13932.pdf

    RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
    Municipal Police Training Academy
    Police Officers Commission on Standards & Training
    Meeting Minutes
    May 21, 2009
    [SNIP]
    III. Approval of the minutes
    Colonel McCartney asked for approval of the minutes from the last meeting dated February 26, 2009. Chief Pesare stated for the record that he asked to be recused from agenda item Number 6 “Request by West Warwick Police for review of psychological assessment-Officer Jonathan Caldwell” even though he was not present at the last meeting for any discussion. This is so noted in the minutes. Chief Kelley made a motion to accept the minutes; Chief Pesare seconded the motion. After no further discussion and all in favor (4-0), the minutes were accepted.
    [SNIP]
    http://sos.ri.gov/documents/publicinfo/omdocs/minutes/744/2009/14816.pdf

    FOR REFERENCE:

    Warwick Chief of Police Colonel Stephen M. McCartney (Current)

    West Warwick Chief of Police Colonel Paul A. Villa (Retired Apr 2011)

    West Warwick Police Chief Colonel Richard Silva (Current)

    West Warwick Police Chief Peter Brousseau (Retired 2008)

    Rhode Island State Police Trooper Derek Borek

    West Warwick Police Officer Jonathan Caldwell

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  2. [RI] Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence Issues Statement on West Warwick Police Officer Jonathan Caldwell
    http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2012/03/ri-rhode-island-coalition-against.html

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