And when you see Zellous' own case involving his ex-girlfriend it becomes sickening that he is showing up today in the news to discredit an alleged domestic violence victim.
GET OUTTA HERE!!!!
WHERE I SPIED ZELLOUS IN CURRENT NEWS:
Fist fight between brothers turned deadly, officer testifies
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By ANDRIA SIMMONS
[Excerpt] A Lawrenceville man pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed his brother six times when it became obvious he was losing a fist fight, a police detective testified on Friday... Lawrenceville police detective Cornelius Zellous was the sole witness at a preliminary hearing on Friday... Brittany Pirkle initially told police that her husband [Tracy Pirkle] struck her in the neck as she turned to walk away. However, Zellous said she later backed off that statement and said she didn't know who or what had hit her, because her back was turned... Lawrenceville police have gone there numerous times to answer complaints about fights between Tracy and Brittany Pirkle... [Full article here]
WHERE I REMEMBER ZELLOUS FROM, AND HOW I REMEMBER HIM - NOT SO LONG AGO:
Detective accused of assault
Gwinnett Daily Digest
...Zellous faces charges in Walton County of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and two counts of cruelty to children. According to the police report, the officer’s ex-girlfriend arrived home from Christmas shopping with her daughter on Sunday to find Zellous in her upstairs bathroom. - sitting on the edge of the bathtub reading her mail, and a pistol was lying on the counter, the report said. The girlfriend claimed Zellous began questioning her heatedly about whether she was sexually involved with the principal at a local middle school. Zellous allegedly grabbed the pistol and then stuck it in his pocket. As his ex-girlfriend began walking backward out of the bathroom, he began to speak louder. He followed her into the bedroom, head-butted her and pushed her into the bedroom window, the report stated. Zellous then allegedly pushed her down onto the bed, grabbed her by the neck and began choking her with one hand while pointing a pistol at her with the other. Zellous said, “I will take you out, the man you’re sleeping with out and then take myself out,” according to the police report. His ex-girlfriend said Zellous then telephoned the principal and told him she was sleeping with him, too. While the altercation was happening, his ex-girlfriend’s daughter overheard the commotion. She was trying to get inside the room to help her mother. A friend of the daughter who was spending the night also heard the argument, according to the report. Once the daughter came into the bedroom, Zellous left in his black Ford Mustang. Zellous was jailed later that evening...
Officer arrested in Walton
The Walton Tribune
January 1, 2006
...Zellous has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation, according to reports Zellous’ attorney Matt Crosby provided the Tribune with a written statement. “Of course Detective Zellous would like to personally respond to the charges, but I have advised him not to comment at this stage since the case is pending,” Crosby wrote. “We acknowledge that the allegations are serious, but they are just that — allegations, allegations which Detective Zellous adamantly denies. My client looks forward to the opportunity to address each and every one of the charges in the proper forum as soon as possible.” ZELLOUS WAS RELEASED after posting bond folliwng his arrest, sheriff’s department officials said.
Lawrenceville detective has day in court
The Walton Tribune
February 1, 2006
A Lawrenceville police detective who is accused of threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend had his case bound over to Superior Court last week following a preliminary hearing... "The alleged victim testified and the two officers on the scene testified," Zellous' attorney Matt] Crosby said. Zellous was arrested for aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and two counts of cruelty to children Dec. 18. The two counts of cruelty to children and the terroristic charges were not bound over by Walton County Magistrate Judge Michael Burke... Crosby said he expects his client's case to face a grand jury later this month.
Case bound over for detective accused of assault
Gwinnett Daily Post
By Andria Simmons
The case against a Lawrenceville police detective accused of threatening an ex-girlfriend with a gun was bound over to Superior Court on Thursday by a Walton County magistrate judge. However, there was not enough probable cause to hold Cornelius Zellous, a Lawrenceville burglary detective since 2000, on a charge of terroristic threats and two counts of cruelty to children... The alleged victim testified during the hearing, but Zellous did not...
And where is she?
What did this process teach her about her own worth?
Who's in charge? Responsible?