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Monday, May 21, 2012

[GA] Who would beat the wife of a DeKalb County Police Sgt, leave her for dead, and why?


[Updates below]

...[DeKalb County Police Sgt. Jerry] Banks' wife was beaten so badly she had to be taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Police do not know who did it or why, but they are looking at the possibility she may have been targeted... Officers on the scene said that a white paint can with what appeared to have been blood inside was found inside the house near the kitchen door... Banks was investigated for domestic violence in 1998 involving his ex-wife. Although he says he was cleared, POST [Police Officer Standard Training], the agency that certifies police officers in Georgia, put him on probation for 24 months following an independent investigation...


Hopefully that was red paint in the can.


DEKALB POLICE OFFICER'S WIFE ATTACKED
wsbradio.com
By Amanda Moyer
Sunday, May 13, 2012
[Excerpts] A DeKalb County police officer's wife is in critical condition following a brutal attack at her home. Police say the unidentified woman was found beaten and unconscious near the couple's garage in Lithonia... The woman is at Grady Hospital, with police officers posted near her room.  According to Channel 2 Action News, her husband is at her bedside... [Full article here]

DEKALB COP'S WIFE ATTACKED IN APPARENT ROBBERY
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Fran Jeffries and Marcus K. Garner
Monday, May 14, 2012
[Excerpts] A DeKalb County police officer's wife remained in critical condition Monday afternoon at Grady Memorial Hospital after being attacked early Sunday morning outside her home. Investigators have determined that she was attacked during what appears to have been a robbery, police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said... Police say she suffered several head injuries... No suspects have been identified, and investigators don't know how long the victim had been lying in front of the house. But the three people inside the home told police they didn't hear anything outside, and the woman the victim took home said she arrived there around 2 a.m. Officers on the scene said that a white paint can with what appeared to have been blood inside was found inside the house near the kitchen door... [Full article here]

BEATING OF COP'S WIFE MAY HAVE BEEN ROBBERY
wsbradio.com
By Jennifer Griffies and Amanda Moyer
Monday, May 14, 2012
[Excerpts] A DeKalb County police officer's wife is in critical condition... Police say Sgt. Jerry Banks and his wife lived in the home together... "I understand that some personal items were taken from the victim but I'm not sure what those items are," said [Public Safety Director Wiz] Miller. Banks was investigated for domestic violence in 1998 involving his ex-wife.  Although he says he was cleared, POST, the agency that certifies police officers in Georgia, put him on probation for 24 months following an independent investigation. Miller says finding the person responsible is their top priority... [Full article here]

MOTIVE FOR BEATING OF GEORGIA COPS WIFE WAS ROBBERY, INVESTIGATORS SAY
myfoxdfw.com
Posted: May 14, 2012
[Excerpts] A robber badly beat the wife of a Georgia police officer who was found unconscious outside her home, investigators said Monday. The unidentified woman's condition was reportedly improving Monday after she was hospitalized early Sunday in critical condition. Her husband is DeKalb County Police Sgt. Jerry Banks... DeKalb Public Safety Director William Z. Miller said police had no suspects or witnesses, adding that Banks was not a suspect in his wife's beating... "We do not know if she was targeted, if it was a crime of opportunity, if someone followed her home from where she had been previously," Miller said. [Full article here]

DEKALB OFFICER'S WIFE RECOVERS AS POLICE SEARCH FOR ATTACKERS
CBS Atlanta
By Christopher King
Updated: May 15, 2012
[Excerpts] The wife of a DeKalb County police officer is recovering after she was severely beaten and left for dead outside her home. The victim's condition is improving, but they still don't know who attacked her, police said. The wife of Sgt. Jerry Banks was coming home early Sunday morning when someone attacked and robbed her outside her own home on English Loop, police said.... Banks was inside the house at the time and is not a suspect, police said. Banks' wife was beaten so badly she had to be taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Police do not know who did it or why, but they are looking at the possibility she may have been targeted. "Items were taken, so this could have been a robbery. We're investigating all angles at this time," said William Miller, Director of DeKalb County's department of Public Safety... "We're like a family. We're going to throw everything into this investigation... It gives us energy to find whoever did this and get the person off the street so they won't hurt anyone else  in DeKalb County or any other member of our law enforcement family... At times like this, as a family, we come together"... Miller said the victim is alert and has talked to investigators. [Full article here]

UPDATES:

DEKALB COP CHARGED WITH OBSTRUCTION IN WIFE'S BEATING
wsbradio.com
By Andrew Spencer
Friday, May 25, 2012
[Excerpts] A Dekalb County Police officer whose wife is hospitalized after a horrific beating is now himself in trouble with the law. Dekalb Police Sgt. Jerry Banks, 42, was arrested at the home of another woman Friday morning on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing law officers... The home belongs to a woman described by authorities as Banks' companion: Cherise McMoore, 33, suspected of making terrorist threats and committing terrorist acts. Details on this case are vague and police were unwilling to respond to reporter questions... [LINK]

RECORDS: OFFICER'S ARREST HAS TIES TO WIFE'S BEATING
WSBTV.com
By Erica Byfield
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
[Excerpts] An officer's wife was attacked and then he was arrested at another woman's home. Now we're learning his arrest has ties to what happened to his wife... Banks' arrest warrant said he was "loud, boisterous, and refusing to comply with verbal commands to leave the property while a search warrant was being executed on his girlfriend's residence." A DeKalb County police spokesperson told Byfield following his arrest Banks was put on paid leave. [LINK]

POLICE: DEKALB SERGEANT ‘BOISTEROUS' BEFORE ARREST
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Marcus K. Garner
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
[Excerpts] DeKalb County police Sgt. Jerry Banks was boisterous and disobedient last week when police detectives told him to leave the home of a woman they called his girlfriend, according to police reports. DeKalb detectives were at the home of Cherise McMoore after she waved a gun and threatened to beat up a neighbor when Banks arrived with McMoore and tried to prevent their investigation, police said. “[Banks] did knowingly and willfully obstruct or hinder … a law enforcement officer in the lawful discharge of the officer’s official duties,” said a warrant for the police sergeant's arrest... He was released early Friday evening on $500 bond... According to jail and court records, Banks was arrested in 1997 on simple and family battery allegations, but the charges were dismissed... [LINK]

DEKALB POLICE SERGEANT FIRED AFTER OBSTRUCTION ARREST
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Marcus K. Garner
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012
[Excerpt] A DeKalb County police sergeant arrested in May for obstructing the investigation of fellow DeKalb police was fired Tuesday... [LINK]
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1 comment:

  1. The officers girlfriend and relatives beat that woman savagely. cherise mcmoore brags about beating that woman and often refers to banks as her husband.She and her children are menaces to the neighborhood she resides in. She should be charged with attempted murder.

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