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Thursday, May 5, 2011

[NY] Retired Hempstead Police Detective Folkes gets zero time for brutal beating of NYPD Commander wife, Juanita Holmes.

[NYPD] Police Commander Juanita Holmes beaten, injured by estranged husband, Ex-Detective Fowlkes - Deputy Inspector Juanita Holmes wound up in the hospital with broken ribs and her estranged husband, retired Hempstead, L.I., Detective William Fowlkes, was arrested... "She has the care and support of her friends and co-workers as she recovers from this traumatic act of violence"...

New York Daily News
Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 4:00 AM
[Excerpts] A man [William Fowlkes] charged with beating his wife, an NYPD precinct commander [Deputy Inspector Juanita Holmes ], avoided jail time after pleading guilty to a couple of misdemeanors, officials said... Holmes, the commanding officer of the 81st Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvesant, suffered broken ribs... Fowlkes, a retired Hempstead cop, claimed Holmes, 46, was having an affair with the NYPD detective. A Suffolk County judge on Monday ordered Fowlkes to attend domestic violence classes. He pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and criminal trespass, both misdemeanors, and disorderly conduct, a violation. The judge also issued an order of protection for Holmes, a 24-year NYPD veteran, and said she'll sentence Fowlkes to three years of probation... [Full article here]


'PUNCHED & KICKED IN HEAD': Brutal details of wife-cop 'beatdown'
New York Post
By Kieran Crowley and Jamie Schram
March 26, 2011
[Excerpts] A top Brooklyn cop told Long Island police her jealous husband beat her senseless in an unprovoked attack outside the home of a male friend, sources said yesterday. "I was visiting a friend of mine when my husband showed up at the door," 81st Precinct Deputy Inspector Juanita Holmes, 46, told Suffolk County cops after Monday's assault that left her with broken ribs and bruises. "He was banging on the door. I went outside to talk to my husband, [and] he grabbed me and threw me to the ground," she said of retired Hempstead Detective William Fowlkes. "He punched and kicked me repeatedly about my head and body"... [Detective Robert Santos:] "I was upstairs, Juanita was downstairs in my living room," Santos said in a statement to cops. "I went running downstairs with my firearm because I was afraid for my safety. Juanita told me it was her husband, that she was going to go outside to talk to him. "She also told me to lock the door and stay inside." After allegedly punching and kicking his wife, Fowlkes allegedly "came to the door and kicked my door open," Santos said. "I grabbed my firearm and pointed it at him, and told him to stop, get out of my house." Fowlkes backed out of the house at that point but wasn't ready to quit, Santos told authorities. "He went back to Juanita, threw her back on the ground, and again started kicking and punching Juanita on the ground. He "yelled at Juanita, 'You f--king bitch, you better stay there, you better not go home'" Suffolk County police arrested Fowlkes on assault, criminal trespass and criminal mischief charges. Santos denied he and Holmes were having an affair, saying, "No. It's nothing like that at all"... [Full article here]
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  1. He should be treated like anyone else, he is not exempt.

  2. Retired Hempstead Police Detective Charged With Having Stolen Gun, Lying on Police Paperwork: Fowlkes arraigned yesterday on nine-count indictment
    July 18, 2011
    [Excerpts] Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a retired Hempstead Police Department detective has been charged in an nine-count indictment with possession of a stolen handgun, perjury, and lying on police paperwork after police discovered unregistered handguns in his home, including one that had been stolen from the Hempstead PD. William Fowlkes, 47, of Long Beach, has been charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, Perjury in the Second Degree, Falsifying Business Records in the Second Degree, Official Misconduct, and four counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree. Fowlkes faces up to four years in prison if convicted. Bail was set at arraignment yesterday in the amount of $10,000 bond or $2,000 cash. He is due back in court August 10. Rice said that in March of this year, Fowlkes was arrested in Suffolk County and charged with physically abusing his wife, an inspector with the New York Police Department. Pursuant to that arrest, an order of protection was issued to Fowlkes, in part directing him to turn over any and all firearms that he owned. Nassau County Police recovered four unregistered handguns from his residence. Fowlkes was eventually convicted upon his plea to a misdemeanor count in the Suffolk County case... [Full article here]

    Ex-Hempstead Cop Accused of Gun Theft Cover-up
    By Timothy Bolger
    July 19th, 2011
    [Excerpts] ...Nassau County police seized the guns when Fowlkes was required to turn over all firearms that he owned after a judge issued an order of protection. Fowlkes pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in that case.
    One of the guns, a Smith & Wesson .38 Special, was evidence in a 2001 illegal gun-sales investigation. Authorities said Fowlkes falsely reported to Nassau police in April 2002 that he had arrested an individual in connection with that buy.
    One of the guns Fowlkes was believed to have owned was missing, prosecutors said. Fowlkes allegedly lied to police about the gun’s whereabouts in a sworn statement, telling police that he had sold the gun to a now-deceased colleague. Fowlkes retired in 2009... [Full article here]


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