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Monday, May 4, 2009

[MI] Officer DaDeppo - domestic violence and resisting arrest

...Police said he wouldn’t put his hands behind his back, kept pulling away and tried to walk away. They had to take him to the ground to arrest him...

The Detroit News
Charles E. Ramirez
Monday, May 4, 2009
[Excerpts] A Grosse Pointe Woods police officer has been arrested for shoving his girlfriend and resisting arrest, officials said today. James Joseph Dadeppo, 53, of St. Clair Shores was arrested Friday... The Macomb County Prosecutor's Office has issued a two-count misdemeanor warrant for Dadeppo on charges of domestic violence and obstructing a police officer... He was released Saturday on a $2,500 bond... Police say they were called to the home on Lane Court to respond to a domestic dispute complaint. Officers spoke to a 53-year-old Warren woman who said Dadeppo became verbally abusive to her while they were having a few drinks at a Sterling Heights restaurant. The woman told police she left the restaurant and returned home. Dadeppo later showed up at the home and argued with the victim, police said. He also pushed and shoved the woman around her kitchen, she told investigators. The suspect then started collecting some of his personal belongings from the home and the victim called police. When Warren police officers arrived, they confronted Dadeppo in the home's driveway and retrieved his firearm, Dwyer said. He said when the officers questioned Dadeppo, he became upset and refused to comply with their requests. A struggle ensued as officers attempted to handcuff him and take him into custody... [Full article here]

By Christina Hall
May 4, 2009
[Excerpts] ...During questioning, DaDeppo became upset with the officers and refused various requests, [Warren Police Lt. Michael] Torey said. There was a brief struggle when they tried to handcuff DaDeppo, Torey said. Police said he wouldn’t put his hands behind his back, kept pulling away and tried to walk away. They had to take him to the ground to arrest him, Torey said. The woman was not hurt. Torey said DaDeppo is a 32-year officer with Grosse Pointe Woods public safety. DaDeppo has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation, according to Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Director Michael Makowski. “The department takes these charges very seriously and will ensure that this matter will be dealt with professionally and according to department policy,” according to a statement from Grosse Pointe Woods public safety. [Full article here]


  1. All charges were dropped.

  2. All charges were dropped

  3. Well seems whoever left that comment wasn't being quite straightforward. He was ALLOWED to plea bargain AWAY his domestic violence charges, plead GUILTY to a lesser charge, and is on probation - and has the opportunity after he complies with all of the REQUIREMENTS to have even that piddly charged erased too. That's privledge. And since he "resigned" in June and has pled away his dv charges he will be able to present himself as if he doesn't batter and probably get a NEW cop job... or once the media goes away get his old one back. As Solomon said, there's nothing new under the sun. Same ol, same ol.

  4. [MI] Now-"resigned" Officer DaDeppo's domestic violence charges both go POOF!!! Piddly charge left, slated to go poof too.
    A former Grosse Pointe Woods public safety sergeant pleaded no contest to a hindering charge in a domestic assault case involving his girlfriend, but the misdemeanor will be dismissed and removed from his record in a year if he complies with the terms of the court... [James DaDeppo] was sentenced today in 37th District Court in Warren, where another charge of domestic assault was dismissed...


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