[OH] Lorain Officer Lachner accused of hitting web editor for The Chronicle-Telegram in the head multiple times - The Chronicle-Telegram’s web editor, Rona Proudfoot, called from her locked bathroom for help. She said he had assaulted her, punching her multiple times in the head. She did not sign an arrest affadavit against him and he would not fill out a written statement...
OFFICER FINED $150 AFTER NO-CONTEST PLEA TO REDUCED CHARGE
by Brad Dicken
March 24th, 2012
[Excerpts] Lorain police Officer Bill Lachner pleaded no contest Friday to a disorderly conduct charge that stemmed from his Dec. 23 arrest on allegations he had physically assaulted his girlfriend and was fined $150. Lachner, 44, originally faced a domestic violence charge in the case, but that was reduced at the request of Special Prosecutor Dave Graves. Graves said the victim in the case, Chronicle-Telegram Web Editor Rona Proudfoot, approved the plea bargain. Both Proudfoot, who was in court Friday, and Lachner declined to comment after the hearing. Graves also said that Lachner is doing well in counseling... Proudfoot told police that Lachner punched her several times in the head before she locked herself in the bathroom and called police... Proudfoot, whom officers reported had no visible injuries, told police she didn’t want Lachner charged and dropped a protection order against him a few days after the incident... Lachner, who has been working as a dispatcher while the charge against him was pending, will be able to return to working as a police officer now that the case is completed. [LINK]
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