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Saturday, February 27, 2021

[MA] State Trooper Erickson DV - denied bail as tactical ex-Marine and "horrifically dangerous"

Married Massachusetts State Police Trooper Sgt. Bryan Erickson is accused of assaulting and trying to strangle his girlfriend as she attempted to break up with him, then fleeing Exeter police at high speeds... According to the affidavit, during the ensuing physical altercation, Erickson allegedly strangled the victim with one hand until she could not breathe, head-butted her and forcibly took her cell phone to prevent her from calling for help... The victim did respond affirmatively to the question asking if she thought Erickson might try to kill her...


EXETER POLICE: MASS. TROOPER ALLEGEDLY HEAD-BUTTED GIRLFRIEND - Feb 11. 2021

[Excerpts] ...Exeter Police Detective Patrick Mulholland said the physical altercation lasted 20-25 minutes. The victim alleged she was thrown onto her bed by Erickson when he bent her wrist back, choked her with one hand and head-butted in the forehead and the side of her head. She also alleged he prevented her from calling 911 three times, repeatedly hanging up her house phone. “(The victim) indicated the second head-butt really hurt... She was crying throughout this (altercation), but she indicated after he did that, she felt pain down the side of her face and the side of her neck.” Erickson is charged with felony domestic violence assault and misdemeanor charges of domestic violence assault, domestic violence obstructing the report of a crime, disobeying an officer, criminal trespass and reckless operation. Erickson was denied pretrial release... Mulholland was questioned by Ryan Ollis, lead assistant county attorney, about police’s LAP (Lethality Assessment Protocol) report taken from the victim after the incident. MULHOLLAND SAID THE PURPOSE OF THE FORM IS FOR POLICE TO ASSESS THE LEVEL OF RISK A SUSPECT IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT POSES TO THE VICTIM... MULHOLLAND SAID THE VICTIM DID RESPOND AFFIRMATIVELY TO THE QUESTION ASKING IF SHE THOUGHT ERICKSON MIGHT TRY TO KILL HER, WHICH AUTOMATICALLY TRIGGERS PROTOCOLS TO HELP THE VICTIM seek protective services through Haven. Any combination of four of the final seven questions on the LAP form also triggers the protocol, Mulholland said. He testified the victim answered affirmatively to five questions asking if he has a gun or could get one easily, was choked by the suspect previously, forced intercourse when the victim did not want to engage, act violently jealous or controlling, and engage in spying or leaving threatening messages... If you need support Haven has trained confidential advocates available. The 24-hour hotline is (603) 994-SAFE (7233). Or to connect to our confidential, online chat service Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., please click the Chat Now button on the website at havennh.org. [Article here]


MASS. TROOPER'S ALLEGED ATTACK OF GIRLFRIEND IN EXETER DESCRIBED IN COURT - Feb 13. 2021

[Excerpts] ...Ryan Ollis, lead assistant Rockingham County attorney, argued to deny Trooper Sgt. Bryan Erickson release, in part, because of the details of the alleged assault and a prior accusation of strangulation stemming from an incident involving the victim last fall in Topsfield, Massachusetts... “She tries to push past (him after she asks for her cell phone), all 110 pounds of her, against this sergeant of the Massachusetts State Police to get her phone, and he grabs her, twists her wrists and places her on the bed and the assault begins,” Ollis said. “The assault isn’t a continuous pinning her down; she repeatedly tries to get up, he pulls her to the ground, he pins her hands, he squeezes her jaw bone, he shoves his finger in her mouth and hooks her cheek, he puts his hand on her throat, he puts his hand over her mouth because she is screaming … and he does this repeatedly as she tries to get away”... Erickson was originally denied bail during his arraignment Feb. 3 on charges of felony domestic violence assault and misdemeanor charges of domestic violence assault, domestic violence obstructing the report of a crime, disobeying an officer, criminal trespass and reckless operation, in connection to an incident occurring at his former girlfriend’s house in Exeter Jan. 31. After the alleged assault, Exeter police allege Erickson fled the scene and sped away from local police when they attempted to pull him over... [Article here]


MASS. STATE TROOPER BRYAN ERICKSON SEEKS BAIL, AGAIN, IN EXETER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE - Feb 18. 2021

[Excerpts] ...It is alleged Erickson head-butted, choked and threw the victim onto her bed by her twisted wrist, as well as prevented the victim from calling 911 multiple times over the course of a 20- to- 25-minute struggle inside her home. It is further alleged, after fleeing the scene, Erickson fled Exeter police at high speeds on residential roads from the Great Meadow Variety store in Exeter towards Route 108, via Gary Lane, before police called off the pursuit at the Exeter-Kensington town line. In denying Erickson’s bail, [Rockingham Superior Court Judge Martin] Hornigberg wrote Erickson posed a danger to the community and the victim through his alleged attempts to “control the actions” of the victim the day prior to the altercation after she reportedly went on a date with another man. The judge also noted his alleged speeding away from pursuing Exeter police after they responded to the victim’s home after the altercation... “The lengthy text message exchange that preceded the events in question, shows a defendant who wanted to control the actions and manipulate the emotions of the alleged victim,” Honigberg wrote Tuesday. “It is clear that (Erickson) ran to his vehicle, which was parked away from the alleged victim’s home. Then drove well above the speed limit through a residential part of Exeter and south toward Massachusetts”... [Article here]


MASS. POLICE SERGEANT CHARGED WITH NH ASSAULT SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY, EARNED $186,000 LAST YEAR - Feb 22, 2021

[Excerpts] Prosecutors in New Hampshire are fighting an appeal by a Massachusetts State Police sergeant accused of strangling his girlfriend who wants a judge to release him on bail while he awaits trial. A New Hampshire assistant county attorney filed a motion late last week opposing MSP Sgt. Bryan Erickson's bid for the judge to reconsider denying bail. "The Court agreed with the State that even supervised release would not be appropriate and that there are no conditions to otherwise mitigate the safety risks of allowing the Defendant to be released," N.H. Assistant County Attorney Ryan Ollis wrote in an objection to Erickson's motion... The Massachusetts State Police has suspended Erickson without pay. He earned $186,000 last year. The sergeant had been assigned to Troop A Northeast, which covers Andover to Revere. [Article here]


HORRIFICALLY DANGEROUS': JUDGE SLAMS MASS TROOPER'S ALLEGED ATTEMPT TO FLEE IN BAIL DENIAL - Feb. 2, 2021

BRENTWOOD — A married Massachusetts State Police trooper accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend as she attempted to break up with him, then fleeing Exeter police at high speeds Sunday, was denied bail Tuesday. Trooper Sgt. Bryan Erickson, 38, of Groveland, Massachusetts, was arraigned in Rockingham Superior Court on felony domestic violence assault and misdemeanor charges of domestic violence assault, domestic violence obstructing the report of a crime, disobeying an officer, criminal trespass and reckless operation, stemming from an alleged incident occurring at his girlfriend’s Exeter home... Judge Martin Honigberg said he was troubled by the allegation Erickson fled Exeter police... “The allegation (Erickson) fled the scene traveling 80 miles-an-hour through the streets of Exeter, which is horrifically dangerous to the public and provides the kind of evidence that really goes way over the top,” Honigberg said. “On top of the domestic violence charges, that are very, very serious… Fleeing a scene at a high rate of speed is dangerous, it’s as clear and convincing evidence he would be dangerous if he were not held (in detention).” ... Jill Cook, assistance Rockingham County attorney, argued between Erickson’s training as a state trooper and as a former Marine, he also posed an enhanced risk of danger to the victim to inflict further physical harm... “Not only does (Erickson) have years of law enforcement training, but also with the Marines”... According to the affidavit, during the ensuing physical altercation, Erickson allegedly strangled the victim with one hand until she could not breathe, head-butted her and forcibly took her cell phone to prevent her from calling for help. He also allegedly prevented her from exiting a bedroom, according to the affidavit... If you need support Haven has trained confidential advocates available. The 24-hour hotline is (603) 994-SAFE (7233). Or to connect to our confidential, online chat service Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., please click the Chat Now button on the website at havennh.org [Article here]


EXCERPTS FROM SUPPORTING AFFIDAVIT FOR REQUEST TO ISSUE ARREST WARRANT 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

State of New Hampshire

lOth Circuit Brentwood District Division

January 31, 2021

Exeter Police Department

NARRATIVE FOR OFFICER KRISTINA L CHASE

I, Officer Chase, being duly sworn, herewith make application for the issuance of an arrest warrant against the defendant:

BRYAN W. ERICKSON

DOB: 05/26/1982

I have information that a crime (or offense) has been committed by the defendant as follows: 

RSA 631: 2-B, IC, DV 2nd Degree Assault (Fel. B)

RSA 631:2-B, lA, DV Simple Assault (Mis. A)

RSA 631:2-B, IK, DV Obstructing Report of Crime (Mis. A)

RSA 265:4-C Disobeying an Officer (Mis. A)

RSA 635:2 ,Ill Criminal Trespass (Mis. A)

RSA 265:79 Reckless Operation (Violation)

...I observed multiple minor bruises and scratches on [REDACTED]. Ofc. Sheehy photographed [REDACTED]s injuries. Ofc. Sheehy and I obtained an audio recorded statement from [REDACTED]. 

A brief synopsis of [REDACTED]s statement is as follows:

- That Erickson is married to another woman.

- That she and Erickson have been in an intimate relationship for approximately one year.

- That Erickson had assaulted her.

- That she had minor scratches and bruises on various body parts.

- That she told Erickson that he could stop by her residence to talk and end their relationship.

- That Erickson grabbed her phone from her because she would not sit down.

- That she told Erickson to sit down to talk and he just grabbed her.

- That when Erickson grabbed her he grabbed her wrist with one of his hands, bent her wrist down, and threw her

on the bed.

- That she told Erickson if he was done to just leave.

- That she tried to walk away and he got mad and aggressive.

- That Erickson grabbed her face and held her mouth.

- That Erickson then threw her down on the ground with a leg, wrapped her, and squeezed her face with one

hand.

- That Erickson then wrapped her arms around her on the bed and knelt on her upper thigh area so that she could

barely breathe and could not move.

- That Erickson put his hand on her neck and one of his fingers down her throat.

- That she said she was going to call the cops if he didn't get his hands off of her. 

Exeter Police Department

NARRATIVE FOR OFFICER KRISTINA L CHASE

Ref: 21-3-WA

- That she then sat on the floor and Erickson put his thigh in between her legs and held her down.

- That Erickson put his hand over her mouth because she was trying to scream.

- That Erickson head-butted her two times.

- That Erickson scratched inside of her cheek when he put his finger in her mouth.

- That she had no pants on at the time and Erickson grabbed her ass cheek and pulled it tight.

- That she said it hurts and Erickson said haha I don't care if it hurts you.

- That Erickson was definitely drunk because she could see it in his eyes.

- That she was fighting to get off the bed ..

- That she asked Erickson for her phone back and Erickson said no.

- That Erickson went over to the door and blocked her from leaving the room like four times by standing in the

do01way.

- That she tried to hide in the bathroom but he pushed the door open.

- That she tried to quickly grab the house phone and as she was dialing the last digit of911, Erickson hung up the

phone by pressing the end button.

- That she told Erickson she was going to call 911 if he didn't stop touching her.

- That she attempted to dial 911 three times in total.

- That on her third attempt at dialing 911 , she told Erickson she was going to call the cops.

- That she was able to get her cellphone back from Erickson by fighting with his hands.

- That she and Erickson have had sexual relations with each other.

- That when Erickson had his hand over her neck he was on top of her and she couldn't even breathe.

- That Erickson put his middle finger and thumb on the sides of her jaw.

- That she was crying and pretty much screaming.

- That her voice sounded regular but was kind of high because she was out of breath.

- That she attempted to leave the bedroom and he wouldn't let her leave.

- That Erickson said you're not leaving.

- That she told Erickson to leave a bunch of times. 

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

[AK] 2002> Trooper Robbins' domestic suicide.

Alaska State Trooper Toby Lee Robbins killed himself after police responded to a 911 call from his wife that he was threatening to commit suicide during their domestic argument. He shot himself with his .40-caliber service pistol inside the front door of their Midtown residence after seeing two Anchorage officers outside. Responding officers heard loud voices inside the house, the home door opened, and police could see Toby had a gun. Toby slammed the door and a fired shot was heard almost immediately. What a terrible night for familly,

Toby Lee Robbins
Born 28 November, 1972
Overton, Dawson County, Nebraska, USA
Died 24 February 2002 (aged 29)
Anchorage, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Toby is buried at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery at Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA - Section M, Site 133

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

[CA] The said-suicide of CHP Lt. Earl Johnson's wife Beverly. 1970


California State Highway Patrol Lt. Earl Johnson said he found his wife Beverly A. Johnson hanging from a rope in their garage when he came back from caring for his horses. Date of Beverly's death March 2nd, 1970 - and her cremation March 4th. 

No investigation noted or needed? 

HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER'S WIFE IS APPARENT SUICIDE 
Sacramento, Californi
The Sacramento Bee, Page 13
Tuesday, March 3, 1970

SUTTER CREEK Amador Co. — Beverly Johnson, wife of highway patrol Lt. Earl Johnson was found dead yesterday evening, the victim of an apparent suicide.
Police report that Mrs. Johnson, 36, was found hanging from a rope in the garage of the Johnson home in Sutter Oaks by her husband about 7 p.m. when Lt. Johnson arrived home from caring for his horses.
Attempts by Johnson to revive his wife were futile and she was pronounced dead at a Jackson hospital.
Mrs Johnson, an employe at Preston School of Industry in Ione, did not leave a suicide note, police state. 
She is survived by her husband and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wettstein of Jackson. Funeral arrangements are pending at the J. J. Daneri and Son Chapel in Jackson.


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The Sacramento Bee 
(Sacramento, California)
04 Mar 1970, Wed. Page 15
JOHNSON - In Sutter Creek, Amador County, Beverly A. Johnson, wife of Earl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wettstein of Jackson; a native of Stockton, aged 36 years, Eastern Star funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the J. J. Daneri & Son Chapel in Jackson. Cremation will be in East Lawn in Sacramento. 
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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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