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Sunday, November 23, 2008

[OH] Officer Willis cleared of dv for unknown reason - and back to work

A domestic violence charge against an Elyria police officer was dropped... The reasons behind the decision were unclear...

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Prosecutors drop domestic abuse charge against Elyria cop
Brad Dicken | The Chronicle-Telegram
Nov 17, 2008

ELYRIA — A domestic violence charge against an Elyria police officer was dropped by prosecutors Friday.

The reasons behind the decision were unclear — the prosecutor assigned to the case and Patrolman Scott Willis did not return calls seeking comment Monday, and Willis’ attorney, Jonathan Greenberg, declined to comment. Willis paid a total of $107.64 in court costs, according to Chardon Municipal Court records.

What is clear is that Willis, who has been suspended with pay since his September arrest, is set to return to work today.

Willis, 52, will remain behind a desk until an internal Elyria police investigation is completed, Elyria Police Chief Mike Medders said.

Willis was arrested after Chester Township police were called to his home in Geauga County about 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 after his wife, Wendy Willis, called 911.

Wendy Willis told officers who arrived at the scene that she and her husband were having a verbal argument that turned physical. She told police that Scott Willis had pushed and hit her, and officers noted that she had visible bruises on her body.

Scott Willis was arrested without incident, according to Chester Township police, and later was released on a $750 bond.

Had he been convicted on the domestic violence charge, Willis could have received up to six months in jail.

Willis joined the Elyria Police Department in 1990 after spending four years with Vermilion police. He makes about $50,000 per year, according to city records.

Medders said he hopes the internal investigation can be resolved this week and wouldn’t speculate on what, if any, punishment Willis could receive until after the investigation is completed.

Contact Brad Dicken at 329-7147 or bdicken@chroniclet.com. [Link]

1 comment:

  1. He doesnt have an oath of office pursuant to OHIO REVISED CODE 705.28


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