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Friday, August 16, 2013

[PA] Officer Klotz charged again with domestic, fired, sentenced to anger management


...[Moon police officer] Jeffrey Klotz, 45, was charged July 8 with simple assault and false imprisonment after his wife told police he flung her onto their concrete garage floor, ripped off her shirt and picked her up and threw her into Hummer tires... Klotz's wife told officers there had been a "history of violence" in the house.... Klotz was previously charged with simple assault in 2003... 

MOON POLICE OFFICER FIRED AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST
Moon Patch
Larissa Dudkiewicz
August 12, 2013
[Excerpts] A Moon Township police officer charged with assaulting his wife has been fired from his job... Moon Supervisors voted 3-0 Wednesday night to approve Klotz's termination subject to his right to appeal to the board. Supervisor Frank Sinatra abstained from the vote and Supervisor Andrew Gribben was absent. Supervisors did not identify Klotz by name, referring only to his badge number, and would not comment for personnel reasons... Klotz, 45, had been with the Moon police department for 23 years. His firing stems from a July 8 domestic violence arrest on simple assault and false imprisonment charges. According to a criminal complaint, Klotz, of Crosstree Road, flung his wife by  her shirt onto the concrete garage floor causing her to hit the back of her head. Klotz is also accused of pushing her, holding her down on the couch upstairs, and refusing to let her out of the house... she told officers there has been a history of violence in the house. Klotz was previously charged with simple assault in 2003... [Full article here]

FIRED MOON POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING WIFE ORDERED TO ANGER-MANAGEMENT CLASSES
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Molly Born
August 15, 2013
[Excerpts] A judge this morning agreed to allow a former longtime Moon police officer accused of assaulting his wife to take anger-management classes and return to court in November. Jeffrey Klotz, 45, was charged July 8 with simple assault and false imprisonment after his wife told police he flung her onto their concrete garage floor, ripped off her shirt and picked her up and threw her into Hummer tires... Mr. Klotz's wife told officers there had been a "history of violence" in the house. In this incident, she told them, her husband also shoved her down on the couch and would not let her out of the house... [Full article here]
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