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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

[AL] Officer McWilliams gets DV charges in said vehicular attack of her ex, with baby in car

 

Female Montgomery Police Officer Ceddria Mcwilliams is charged in allegations of domestic violence that include hitting her ex with a bat and driving his vehicle into her own vehicle while their 10-month-old was in his car.

From the Montgomery Advertiser:

...McWilliams then allegedly got out of the car, pulled out a bat and struck her ex on his side. 

"The victim held the defendant to stop her from swinging, at which point the defendant bit the victim on the left side of his chest, causing minor bruises," according to her arrest affidavit. The officer then got back into the Mitsubishi and ran it into her Jeep a second time before getting out of the Lancer and into her vehicle to flee the scene, according to court records...

She is charged with three counts of domestic violence - second-degree domestic violence — criminal mischief, third-degree domestic violence — assault and third-degree domestic violence — reckless endangerment, and placed on administrative leave. She was booked into the Montgomery County Detention Facility with a $4,500 bond. 

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

[FL] Kissimmee Police Officer Antonio Johnson's cop-on-cop domestic gets him fired permanently


KISSIMMEE POLICE OFFICER FIRED, UNABLE TO BE REHIRED AFTER ACCUSATIONS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Kissimmee police officer was just fired, and cannot be rehired, after he was accused of domestic violence against another member of the force. 
July 20, 2020
[Excerpts] A Kissimmee police officer [Antonio Johnson] was just fired, and cannot be rehired, after he was accused of domestic violence against another member of the force... Oftentimes, internal affairs investigations will be put on hold until a criminal case can play out in court. In this case, Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said because the alleged domestic violence victim was also a KPD officer, there was no delay. Johnson was arrested in January following a fight with his then-5-months-pregnant girlfriend... Now, a just-completed internal affairs investigation revealed that this was just one of the claims of abuse that the victim had made against Johnson. “I was close to both of them, so it’s almost like a family member, really,” O’Dell said. “It definitely hurt my heart when I heard the details.” Johnson has pleaded not guilty on felony battery charges, but the alleged victim wrote in an injunction filing that he had broken several of her phones so that she couldn’t call 911. She also claimed that he would grab her by the face and off her feet by her jaw during arguments, noting “the pain was excruciating but never left bruises.” The woman also wrote in the injunction filing that Johnson allegedly pointed a gun toward her and pulled the trigger. “Thankfully the gun wasn’t loaded, but I thought he was going to shoot me”... The victim in the case later pulled her injunction request because the two were about to have a child. Prosecutors moved forward with the charges anyway... Johnson has exhausted all of his union appeals, and he will not be able to get his job back. KPD plans to send the internal affairs file to FDLE in order for action to be taken against his law enforcement certification... [Full article here]
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[WA] Bellevue Police keep arrested officer's name a secret despite family member's injuries


As one commenter of Facebook observed:
"So, if the Officer is 48 years and has been on the BPD for 3 yrs, was he with another police department before being hired by BPD? Did they have his record? Just curious."

(THIS blogger would like to know the officer's name to do a little background research if possible.)

OFF-DUTY BELLEVUE POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED FOLLOWING DOMESTIC-VIOLENCE INCIDENT
July 10, 2020
[Excerpts] Redmond police arrested an off-duty Bellevue police officer during a domestic disturbance call early Thursday morning in north Redmond... The 48-year-old officer was booked on investigation of malicious mischief, fourth-degree domestic violence and interfering with a 911 call, according to Redmond police spokesperson Sgt. Julie Beard. Beard declined to share specific details about the arrest or the officer to protect the victim’s privacy, but said the incident involved one of his family members. Officers reported minor injuries, but said medical attention was declined... He has since been placed on administrative leave while the department’s Office of Accountability conducts its internal investigation... [Full article here]
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Friday, July 17, 2020

[NH] OFFICER LETENDRE HAS WIFE WITH BROKEN RIBS ARRESTED.

Dover Police Officer Robert "R.J." Letendre
and MMA fighter
Sarah Warren Letendre
"My husband, who is a Dover police officer and former MMA fighter, broke 4 of my ribs on Saturday...I was arrested." (On Facebook here

MEDICAL RECORDS CONFIRM FRACTURED RIBS OF OFFICER’S WIFE CHARGED BY POLICE
Jul 15, 2020
[Excerpts] Sarah Letendre suffered fracture to “multiple ribs,” according to a copy of her discharge papers from Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Rollinsford police arrested Letendre, 34, late Friday night and charged her with domestic violence simple assault and other charges after she allegedly assaulted her husband, a Dover police officer. But Letendre and her family say the Dover police officer, who is a former mixed martial arts fighter, was the aggressor during the incident and fractured her ribs. They provided the discharge papers to Foster’s Daily Democrat as proof of their claims. Rollinsford police took her to the hospital following her arrest. The reason for the visit is listed as “psychological evaluation” but the diagnosis states: “Closed fracture of multiple ribs of left side, initial encounter.” The Dover officer has not been charged in connection with the incident. The incident has created a firestorm on social media, with more than 500 people posting #justiceforsarah on the Dover Police Department’s Facebook page. There are also at least two protests being planned in support of the 34-year-old mother of two, according to Facebook posts... In addition to being arrested and suffering fractured ribs, Letendre has at least temporarily lost primary custody of her two young children...  [Full article here]


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"...My sister, Sarah Warren Letendre, is married to a Dover NH police officer, who is also a former MMA fighter. He recently put her in the hospital with 4 broken ribs during a domestic assault. He has abused his power as a police officer in order to have her charged with assault in that incident, and he has used his influence the get the Rollinsford NH police department (where they live) to bring a whole host of charges against her. He is attempting to make her look like the aggressor in order to hide his current and past abuse. He has also threatened that he will make it so she can never see her two kids again..." [Full text here]


CHARGES AGAINST DOVER OFFICER’S WIFE DISPUTED
Jul 14, 2020
[Excerpts] The Dover Police Department announced it is conducting an “internal investigation” into the conduct of one of its officers in connection with an incident at his Rollinsford home late Friday night. Rollinsford police arrested Sarah Letendre, 34, and charged her with domestic violence simple assault, obstructing report of crime and resisting arrest. Her husband is a Dover police officer... But in a Facebook post, Sarah Letendre claimed her husband, “who is a Dover police officer and former MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter, broke four of my ribs” during the incident. “I was arrested,” she added in the Facebook post... Sarah Letendre’s sister, Jess Newman, started a GoFundMe online fundraising page for her little sister, which had raised more than $8,000 for her sister’s legal defense by Tuesday evening. During an interview Tuesday, Newman described her sister as a “great mother” who’s “heartbroken because she can’t see her kids”... Asked about Sarah Letendre’s claims that her husband broke four of her ribs, Ducharme said, “All I can confirm is she went to the hospital and was evaluated”... The Dover police officer’s name is not published in this story because it is alleged he is the victim of domestic violence and he has not been charged with a crime. [Full article here]


WIFE FILES ABUSE COMPLAINT AGAINST DOVER OFFICER
Jul 16, 2020
[Excerpts] The wife of a Dover police officer claims her husband assaulted her on several occasions during the past two years, threatened her and said he would take their two young children away from her. Sarah Letendre, 34, states in a domestic violence petition that her husband, R.J. Letendre's "demeanor and threats during arguments have become increasingly aggressive." "He regularly makes verbally abusive and derogatory statements to me, including in front of our children," Sarah Letendre stated in the petition filed Tuesday in the Third Circuit Family Court in Ossipee. "He threatens to use his status as a police officer to arrest me. He threatens to kick me out of the house, saying that I don't own the home so he can have the police remove me. He threatens emergency orders against me and to take our children away. Recently those threats are more frequent." She detailed in court papers a number of times her husband allegedly assaulted her, dating back to January 2018... Sarah Letendre and her family say R.J. Letendre, who is a former mixed martial arts fighter, was the aggressor during last weekend's incident and fractured her ribs... The diagnosis states: "Closed fracture of multiple ribs of left side, initial encounter"... Sarah Letendre said an altercation started when she reached for her husband's phone after they put their kids to bed Friday night, according to court papers. Her phone was in the car. "R.J. put me in a hold and dropped me to the ground. The left side of my head was dropped into a dog bowl. I tried to get free from his hold and he knelt hard on my sternum... R.J. knelt down and then forcefully fell with his elbow into my left ribcage. I heard and felt a crack and cried out in pain. I struggled to breathe and then heard the voice of a man who must have come in through our door," Sarah Letendre said in court papers. "It was a neighbor. He said, 'Sorry man, but you are going to jail.' R.J. replied, 'No I'm not, I'm an off-duty police officer"... In her domestic violence petition, Sarah Letendre also detailed other times her husband allegedly assaulted her... [Full article here]


UPDATE: 

ADVOCATE: DOVER POLICE SHOULDN’T PROBE OWN OFFICER IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE
Jul 17, 2020
[Excerpts] The public affairs director for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence believes there should be an independent investigation into the assault allegations made against a Dover police officer by his wife. “I think there’s a really strong call, not only in this case but in cases we’ve seen throughout the state, to ensure there are autonomous and independent investigations in cases where there is any alleged misconduct by police,” Amanda Grady Sexton said Friday... Rollinsford police arrested Sarah Letendre late on Friday, July 10 and charged her with domestic violence simple assault and other charges, alleging she assaulted her husband. But she suffered multiple fractured ribs during the incident... Sarah Letendre and her family say her husband [Dover Police Officer Rober "R.J." Letendre], who is also a former mixed martial arts fighter, was the aggressor... Dover City Manager Michael Joyal issued a statement Friday in connection with the case. He said the officer involved, R.J. Letendre, “remains on paid leave at this time” and noted the police department is conducting an internal investigation into his conduct. In Joyal’s statement, he also said, “the internal investigation initiated by the police chief is being undertaken in accordance with established department policy and is consistent with law enforcement best practice as well as the police department’s own well established and nationally accredited personnel procedures.” “I have complete confidence that the chief will ensure that the internal investigation will seek to ascertain the facts from all involved”... He said he doesn’t know if the internal investigation will be released, saying that depends on what is allowed under the state’s Right to Know law... State Rep. Sherry Frost, D-Dover, agreed with Grady Sexton’s assertion there should “absolutely be an independent investigation into the case.” “Police should not be investigating themselves,” she said Friday. One of Sarah Letendre’s attorneys on Friday filed a request to reimpose a protective order against R.J. Letendre. Her attorney, Michelle Wangerin, said her client was assaulted last weekend “after enduring months of escalating violence” by R.J. Letendre. After he allegedly assaulted his wife, he then “worked with the Rollinsford Police Department to initiate and pursue criminal charges” against her, Wangerin stated in the motion. Dover District Court issued a protection order at the beginning of the week against Sarah Letendre at around the same time the Ossipee District Court issued a protection order against R.J. Letendre, according to court papers. The Ossipee Court then later rescinded its temporary protection order against R.J. Letendre because of the two conflicting orders. Wangerin’s motion asks the court to reinstate the protective order against R.J. Letendre. “A review of the underlying facts in the parties’ respective domestic violence petitions would lead a reasonable factfinder to conclude that Mr. Letendre was the predominant aggressor and that Ms. Letendre’s injuries far exceeded any injuries alleged by her husband,” Wangerin said in the motion... [Full article here]


DOVER CITY MANAGER STATES CONFIDENCE IN POLICE CHIEF’S PROBE OF OFFICER ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Jul 17, 2020
Dover City Manager Michael Joyal released a statement...
"In following up on reports of a domestic violence incident past weekend occuring in the Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire, in which an off-duty Dover police officer is alleged to be the victim of an assault by their spouse, the Dover Police Chief has directed and a separate internal investigation is ongoing to ascertain any and all facts from those involved pertaining to the officer’s conduct. The involved police officer remains on paid leave at this time... The internal investigation initiated by the Police Chief is being undertaken in accordance with established department policy and is consistent with law enforcement best practice as well as the Police Department’s own well established and nationally accredited personnel procedures. I have complete confidence that the Chief will ensure that the internal investigation will seek to ascertain the facts from all involved... Lastly, please keep in mind that due to the on-going nature of the criminal investigations being conducted by agencies independent of the Dover Police Department, there are likely many details that are unable to be released at this time. Speculation and unsubstantiated assertions freely made via social media and without a complete view of the information and facts presented by all parties is not sufficient for making an accurate, fair and just determination. Ultimately, Chief Breault and the Dover Police Department have a long standing and demonstrated zero tolerance approach to both domestic violence and employee misconduct..."
~ J. Michael Joyal, Jr.
  City Manager
[Full statement here]
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[TX] SAPD DET. KEITH GOT JOB BACK AFTER TERRORISTIC THREATENING OF MISTRESS


San Antonio Police Detective Emmanuel Keith was fired last summer for threatening to kill his girlfriend has won his job back. Though Detective Emanuel Keith was fired last June, that penalty was reduced to a 90-day suspension after his termination was overturned in arbitration... The department said it will begin the process for Keith to return to duty... 

ARTICLE EXCERPTS:
'CHOKE THE LIFE OUT OF YOU': SAPD DETECTIVE FIRED AFTER THREATENING EX - Detective Emmanuel Keith Jr. suspended indefinitely June 12
July 12, 2019
[Excerpts] A 25-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department was fired after an investigation revealed he threatened to kill his estranged girlfriend... Detective Emmanuel Keith Jr. was handed his indefinite suspension June 12... On May 18, 2018, police said, Keith's ex-girlfriend received text messages that read, "I'm so freaking pist. I'm going to end you. Dead (expletive) soon. Die (expletive) die." Shortly after, police said Keith left voicemails saying, "Your whole world is going to blow apart. I could just string you up and shake the life out of you. I could really choke the life out of you." The woman reported Keith to SAPD's Special Victims Unit and provided the messages and voicemails to his fellow detectives. While the woman decided not to pursue her complaint, the Police Department declared Keith's actions violated its rules and regulation... When asked by the KSAT Defenders why Keith was never arrested, SAPD released the following statement: "The case was investigated and the findings were submitted to the District Attorney’s Office." - San Antonio Police Department... [Full article here]

'I'M GOING TO END YOU' - DETECTIVE THREATENED EX-GIRLFRIEND, SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY, POLICE SAY
July 23, 2019
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[Excerpts] ...[San Antonio Police Detective Emmanuel] Keith is one of six officers suspended in June. He has been with SAPD since 1994. In his time with the force, Keith has been involved with at least three officer-involved shootings.nIn 2001, Keith was placed on administrative leave after shooting a burglary suspect who allegedly lunged at him with a large screwdriver. In 2008, Keith shot and killed a suspect who was armed with a knife. According to a preliminary report, Keith feared for his partner's life after multiple attempts to subdue the suspect failed. In 2010, Keith and his rookie partner were placed on administrative leave after fatally shooting a suspected car thief. [Full article here]

FIRED SAPD DETECTIVE FIGHTS FOR HIS JOB, NEW RECORDS REVEAL THREATENING VOICEMAILS LEFT TO MISTRESS
November 7, 2019
[Excerpts]  A San Antonio police detective who was fired in June after he sent threatening voicemails to his mistress is now fighting to get his job back... The two first began having an affair in 2006, when the woman and Emanuel — who are both married — met while waiting for dry cleaning... In 2014, Keith and the woman decided to live together. The woman left her husband, but Keith stayed with his wife, she told investigators, leading to a strain in their relationship. “Keith was the (dominant) one in the relationship and he controlled me for several years,” she told investigators. “I would have to let him know what I was doing or he would get upset, which would lead to forceful consensual sex.” Keith’s girlfriend eventually notified Keith’s wife of the affair in 2014... The revelation led Keith and the mistress to break up for about a year, but the two started seeing each other again in 2015. After another breakup in May 2018, things grew more tense between the pair. The woman told police that Keith called her about 10 times one morning that month and sent threatening text messages. “Why are you harassing me and (redacted)? This is the end for you. You’re going to die b—ch,” one of the messages read, according to the records. It was then that Keith also left two threatening voicemails. “I’m sick and tired of you,” Keith said. “I could choke the life out of you right now. Stop. This is the last warning.” Keith did not deny leaving the threatening messages, according to the records. “I was upset but I did not genuinely mean the words in the messages I left for her,” Keith wrote in a response to the allegations. “I was attempting to scare her to leave me alone. That was all”... Detectives submitted the case to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office in July 2018, but the case was rejected in April 2019. Although criminal charges weren’t filed, it was deemed that Keith’s conduct warranted the indefinite suspension... [Full article here]

SAN ANTONIO POLICE DETECTIVE FIRED FOR THREATENING TO KILL HIS SIDE CHICK WINS JOB BACK
Feb 28, 2020
A San Antonio police detective fired last summer for threatening to kill his girlfriend has won his job back. Though Detective Emanuel Keith was fired last June, that penalty was reduced to a 90-day suspension after his termination was overturned in arbitration, SAPD confirmed... The department said it will begin the process for Keith to return to duty... Although Keith didn't deny leaving the messages, he said the threats weren't real. "I was upset but I did not genuinely mean the words in the messages I left for her," Keith wrote during the investigation. "I was attempting to scare her to leave me alone"... [Full article here]
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

[FL] PSLPD OFFICER LOUPE AND WIFE ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BATTERY


Port St. Lucie police officer Robert Loupe and his wife, Kelly Harris were arrested on misdemeanor battery/domestic violence charges and booked at the St. Lucie County Jail on June 9th, 2020. Deputies couldn’t determine a primary aggressor and took both to jail on misdemeanor battery charges. "She said he threw a glass wine bottle at her. She said Loupe threw her against a wall after grabbing and ripping her shirt... Loupe said he grabbed Harris’s hand as she poured the medication down the drain. He said as he did that, a wine glass on the counter broke. Loupe said his wife pushed him, and as he tried to leave, she kicked him. Deputies reported there were no witnesses and they couldn’t determine a primary aggressor. Officer Loupe has been placed on unpaid administrative leave and released on his own recognizance pending the outcome of the investigation. No mention of safeguards to protect them from further fighting or danger. The next day the charges against both of them were dropped because the prosecutor also said they were unable to determine the aggressor.  [Full article here
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