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Friday, June 18, 2010

[CA] Modesto Officer arrested again on domestic charge

Modesto Police Officer Gabriel Martinez arrested 2nd time in 5 months on domestic charges.


Man Arrested In Riverbank
June 17, 2010
A Modesto police officer has been arrested for a second time on domestic abuse charges. Gabriel Martinez was arrested Tuesday in Riverbank on suspicion of violating a domestic violence protective order. Martinez was also arrested on Jan. 17 after his wife called police. He has been on paid administrative leave since his first arrest. Martinez has been with the Modesto Police Department for six years. [LINK]

FOX40 News
By Matthew Keys
June 17, 2010
A police officer in Modesto is on paid administrative leave after being arrested twice for domestic violence issues. Gabriel Martinez, 31, was arrested Tuesday at the home of his spouse after police said he violated a domestic violence restraining order meant to protect his wife. The restraining order was enacted in March after Martinez was arrested in January on felony domestic violence charges. Martinez's wife accused the police officer of assault. Martinez, a six-year veteran patrol officer with the Modesto police department, was booked and released from the Stanislaus Count Jail... An earlier headline suggesting Martinez still had his badge was false... Martinez has not been on duty since January. [Full article here]

MODESTO POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED TWICE IN 5 MONTHS: Man suspected of violating domestic restraining order
Modesto Bee
By Kevin Valine kvaline@modbee.com
Thursday, Jun. 17, 2010
A Modesto police officer was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of violating a domestic violence protective order. This is the second arrest in several months for officer Gabriel Martinez. Modesto police arrested him Jan. 17 on suspicion of felony domestic violence after his wife called police... Sheriff's Sgt. Vince Kimbrough said the Martinezes are separated and are in the process of divorcing. The protective order was filed in March, one month after the Stanislaus County district attorney's office filed a felony domestic violence charge against Martinez from the Jan. 17 arrest. That charge has not been resolved... [Police Chief Mike] Harden said, an investigation would weigh such factors as the nature and circumstances of the arrest, whether it would interfere with an officer's ability to do his job and its impact on the department's reputation... [Full article here]
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