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.
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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