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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

[PA] Pittsburgh Detective Honick and wife Jennifer both charged with domestic violence assault

...Pittsburgh police on Sunday charged David and Jennifer Honick, both 37, with simple assault... According to criminal complaints, police said they could not determine which one was the aggressor...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
[Excerpts] A Pittsburgh police detective charged in a domestic incident with his wife over the weekend has been placed on administrative duty in the warrant office pending an internal investigation into the incident, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said Monday. David and Jennifer Honick, both 37, were each charged with a count of simple assault... Both face preliminary hearings on Feb. 15. Mr. Honick, an 11-year veteran, is normally assigned to the bureau's narcotics and vice unit... [Full article here]

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
By Margaret Harding mharding@tribweb.com
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
[Excerpts] A Pittsburgh police officer charged with assault is now on administrative duty. Pittsburgh police on Sunday charged David and Jennifer Honick, both 37, with simple assault... According to criminal complaints, police said they could not determine which one was the aggressor... [Police spokeswoman Diane] ]Richard said the department, which has a no-tolerance policy on domestic violence, could consider the incident conduct unbecoming of an officer... [Jennifer Honick] said he punched her in the head, causing two bruises on her head, and kicked her in the leg. She had a lump on the right side of her head, a bruise on her forehead and a large bruise on her forearm. She said she told her daughter to call police... David Honick said he was lying in bed when his wife sat next to him with a "crazy look in her eyes," and told him she was calling police Chief Nate Harper and Zone 2 police Commander George Trosky. He said as he tried to stand up, she jumped on his back, and she hit her head when he pushed her off. He denied hitting her and said that she scratched and choked him. He had bruising on his neck and scratch marks on his neck and chest... [Full article here]
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1 comment:

  1. Domestic charges withdrawn against Pittsburgh police officer, wife
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    Prosecutors withdrew charges Tuesday against a Pittsburgh police officer and his wife accused of assault.

    Detective David Honick and his wife, Jennifer, both 37, refused to testify against each other at a preliminary hearing in Pittsburgh Municipal Court, and there was no clear aggressor in the dispute, said Mike Manko, spokesman for Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr.

    Both were charged with simple assault after an altercation at their home on Feb. 6.

    David Honick, who joined the force 12 years ago, continues to work out of the warrant office, while Jennifer Honick maintains her position as a clerk in the Hill District station pending an internal investigation of both, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said.



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