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Saturday, June 13, 2009

[OR] Officer Wild facing 133 counts

...the investigation that led to the arrest began when a woman filed a report about harassing phone calls... Detectives then began investigating and discovered additional victims...

by The Oregonian
Friday June 12, 2009,
[Excerpts] Portland police have arrested one of their own, charging an officer with 71 counts of official misconduct in the second degree and 62 counts of telephonic harassment. According to Detective Mary Wheat, a spokeswoman for the Police Bureau, 28-year-old Joseph E. Wild, a four-year veteran of the bureau, was arrested this afternoon at the Justice Center in downtown Portland... Wheat said the investigation that led to the arrest began when a woman filed a report about harassing phone calls. Her report led to an investigation that indicated the calls were being made by a city employee. Detectives then began investigating and discovered additional victims... Residents may report any perceived misconduct to the Independent Police Review Division at 503-823-0146. [Full article here]

1 comment:

    Posted on November 30, 2009 at 6:50 PM
    Updated yesterday at 12:23 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Former Portland Police Officer Joseph Wild pleaded guilty on Monday to harassing victims with his city-issued cell phone.

    Wild has been in Multnomah County Jail since June, when he was arrested for making sexually explicit phone calls on his bureau cell phone to numerous women, including female police officers, a teen involved in a rape case, a woman in a domestic violence case and to a 14-year-old girl. Background: Officer arrested for telephonic harassment

    He resigned from jail, shortly before he was to face termination.

    Wild pleaded guilty to one count of menacing, 15 counts of official misconduct in the first degree and five counts of telephonic harassment, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

    He will spend five years on probation and also was sentenced to six months in jail, psychological treatment, counseling and monitored phone use.

    Wild's sentence also stipulated he could have no contact with the victims, no possession or use of pornography, 180 hours of community service and decertification from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.



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