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Thursday, April 17, 2008

[MI] Combat instructor Officer Essad still TRUSTED after beating bloodying, breaking, balding his wife?

No intregrity LOST ! - Officer Essad will still testify in an upcoming trial for the prosecution. But if the prosecution still regards him as honorable enough to help them with a conviction, who stands up to point at Officer ESSAD in court and say how he BRUTALLY attacked his victim - HOW HIS BEHAVIOR IS A DISHONOR TO THE BADGE?

Who, if not the prosecutor?

If Officer Essad beat a citizen this badly - could he still stand up in court for the prosecution in a separate case? He only beat, bloodied, broke, and balded his wife.

Just his wife, right?

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Shelby cop arrested, accused of beating wife
Couple allegedly fought after her birthday party.

Macomb Daily
By Frank DeFrank
April 15, 2008
Shelby Township police officer faces criminal charges and his employment future is uncertain after his arrest over the weekend for allegedly assaulting his wife
and threatening her with a gun.
David Essad, 34, an 8-year veteran of the department, is charged with felonious assault and aggravated domestic violence. Police said Essad beat up his wife early Saturday morning during a quarrel as the couple returned from an evening celebrating her birthday. Mike McCabe, undersheriff for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, said officers responding to a call found the couple in a parking lot on Rochester Road... Mrs. Essad was inside the vehicle. Officers noted her hair, face and shirt were bloodied. Police said her injuries included a broken nose and hair pulled from her scalp. Her injuries were serious enough to require medical attention, and the Rochester Hills fire department transported her to Crittenton Hospital. Essad was lying on the ground with his arms stretched out as if surrendering... Bond for Essad was set at $20,000... He was also ordered placed on an electronic tether and was forbidden to possess any firearms. A preliminary examination is scheduled for April 22... Essad was placed on paid suspension... “We really have nothing to do with the criminal aspect of it,” said [Capt. Stephen] Stanbury. James Tagnanelli, president of the Police Officers Association of Michigan, the union that represents Shelby Township officers, said Essad will be provided representation in both the criminal proceedings... Essad is the third Shelby Township police officer to run afoul of the law in the past three years... Despite the incidents, township Supervisor Ralph Maccarone, a former Detroit police officer, praised the department as a whole. “Police officers are human beings like everybody else,” he said. “We hold them to a higher standard." [Full article here]

Battering Essad still to testify in this case:

Former teacher's porn case delayed again
Court of Appeals issues stay to consider prosecutor's protest

Macomb Daily
By Jameson Cook
April 16, 2008
...The trial of Michael S. O'Hanian, a former teacher accused of sending a pornographic image to a former student, was finally scheduled to begin Tuesday in Macomb County Circuit Court... Meanwhile, the police officer in charge of the case, David Essad, was suspended from the force Monday after he was arraigned in 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills, charged with felonious assault and aggravated domestic assault for allegedly beating his wife Saturday. Essad, who posted 10 percent of a $20,000 bond and was placed on tether, showed up for the trial Tuesday but left quickly after learning the case would be adjourned. Assistant Macomb prosecutor William Harding said the prosecution still plans to use Essad as a witness to testify about the charges against O'Hanian. "He's a subpoenaed witness, and we intend to use him as such," said Harding, chief of the computer crimes unit... [Full article here]



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DAVID ESSADDavid Essad is a veteran police officer who began his career as a Detroit Police Officer in 1994. Mr. Essad has worked as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Undercover Officer, Mountain Bike Patrol, Use of Force Instructor and as a Firearms Instructor. Mr. Essad currently is a primary police combative trainer for his agency. Mr. Essad is a certified instructor of PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor, Police grappling, OC Spray, & Taser. Mr. Essad also holds a black belt in Kenpo Karate. Mr. Essad is the founder and president of Citizen Defense Training. Mr. Essad is the current Michigan State Director of the International Combatives Self Defense Association. [Source]
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  1. What a loser

  2. Isn't it interesting that Officer David Essad also instructs women on self defense? How can this man have any veracity in a court of law after he himself has been charged with violent felonies?

  3. He needs to be in prison for life. Apparently this man has three kids, what will he do to them?

  4. I can't speak to what should happen, or what harm he may or may not do... what harms he may or may or may not have already done...

    but I used to try to save my mother from being beat and that alone is harm... just knowing or being near.

    The thing I am most proud of is creating a space with no verbal or physical violence for my children. They have not known and never will know that feeling of fear or helplessness in their own space.

    It's not apart of their childhood memories. We can give that as a gift to the generations that follow us. We can decide.

    Angela Skellas wrote on the group recently that in retrospect, after her mother was killed in her father's murder-suicide, that "mistakes" were made.

    Don't move a short distance away and minimize the real danger.

    Really make yourself and your children as safe as you can. Be extreme.

    The links:

    If you are afraid, hiding your abuse, and have anyone that loves you...

    Angela Skellas: "Please be strong, be wise and never be ashamed."

    Susan Murphy Milano's Journal:

    Be Strong, Be Wise and Never Be Ashamed!

    I know people say you have to do it for yourself, but if a person has children and finds that they can't seem to leave - then refocus and do it for the kids.

    Do it for whoever or whatever... just git.

    Essad is a trained killer.
    His crimes should fall under a separate class of crimes... He's a blackbelt. He trains other in hand to hand combat.

    A distinction should be made between his crime and the general wife beater/killer.

    I cannot imagine the fear his wife must live in even now.

  5. AnonymousMay 07, 2008

    Essads wife, Julie Ann, has just filed for Divorce in Oakland County and was said to be staying out of the State or Country.

    I am almost certain that she lives in fear of this man and retaliation from his sympathetic "Brothers in blue"

    Given the credentials he posts on his website he clearly intended to harm her as Police use of force training is geared to restraint not injuring suspects.

    Hopefully his conduct will earn this heavy handed cop a Felony Conviction.

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