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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

[CT] Police Lt. Tennant assaulted wife for days before taking his family hostage

FROM NEWS: New Haven Connecticut Police Lt. Raghue Tennant has been charged with assault, threatening, risk of injury to a minor and unlawful restraint, assaulting his wife and holding her and their three children hostage before surrendering. SWAT teams responded to Tennant’s New Haven home for a reported barricaded person. Authorities say Tennant’s wife and children were able to leave the house and Tennant surrendered after asking officers for help. POLICE SAID TENNANT ASSAULTED HIS WIFE OVER THE COURSE OF SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE THE STANDOFF. POLICE SAID AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED A “DISTURBING PATTERN OF DOMESTIC ABUSE” by Tennant.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

[SC] Ex-cop husband of Judy Orr (Baldwin) arrested, charged with her murder

Judy Orr McWaters (Baldwin)

Ex York Police Officer James Harold Baldwin has been indicted by a grand jury and arrested for the beating death murder of his wife Judy on Dec. 14, 2016 - which he staged as accidental. James initially claimed that Judy had hurt herself falling while putting up Christmas decorations and then was killed in the crash that happened as he tried to get her to the hospital. The indictment says Baldwin “inflicted or caused to be inflicted blunt force trauma” to his wife’s head, causing her death. Family members had pushed for the case to be investigated since Judy was killed. Judy's sister said, “It’s sad that my sister’s life ended in pain.” From Judy's obituary, she was the owner and operator of Judy's Personal Touch, a member of Woodward Baptist Church, a member of the church's Women's Missionary Union, and member and secretary of the Carolina Thunder Christian Motorcycle Club. James Baldwin had also formerly been a police officer at the Columbia Police Department and a police dispatcher for the Chester County Sheriff’s Office. Since Judy's death James Baldwin is also accused of burning down a roommate’s trailer in York County, then trying to defraud the insurance company after the fire. Those charges are also still pending. [Google him here to follow his court case]
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Monday, August 6, 2018

[FL] Said-suicide of Corrections Officer Charlotte Mae Webb (2005)

Corrections Officer Charlotte Mae Webb is said to have killed herself on July 29 of 2005. She's gone and can't say a word. What we know comes from 2 different Marion Correctional Institution supervisors who were both supposedly having a relationship with her and who both had much to lose - married Assistant Warden Gustavo Mazorra and married Sgt. George Sherrets. Charlotte's body was found on the floor of her home and she is said to have overdosed on antidepressants but no reference to testing was reported in the news so we don't know if it was assumed because of an open pill bottle or something of that nature. Charlotte is an officer and deserved a full outside investigation. 

May 9, 2010
[Excerpts] ...Nicketta Webb sees the [Marion Correctional Institution] prison every time she pulls out of the driveway of her small ranch across the street. It remains a raw reminder of her daughter. “He knew better,” she said. “He’s the assistant warden. He’s held to a higher standard.” Five years ago her daughter, Charlotte, was an entry-level corrections officer carrying on a dangerous affair with the prison’s second-in-command [assistant warden, Gustavo Mazorra]. It was one of several reckless decisions Charlotte made in the months before she [allegedly] took her own life. The assistant warden was transferred but never disciplined for the inappropriate relationship. He escaped sanction, and this spring earned the promotion of his career: He became the warden at the Zephyrhills Correctional Institution... Mazorra declined to discuss his affair with Charlotte Webb and the events of five years ago. “I made a stupid mistake”... Mazorra was shuttled 50 miles away to Lancaster Correctional Institution in Trenton, where he took a “voluntary demotion” to colonel... But the incident was never treated as a disciplinary matter. There was no internal investigation. No reprimand. No letter of counseling in Mazorra’s file. No suggestion of any missteps in the evaluation that followed seven months later, when Mazorra received a perfect 5 in the leadership category that covers professionalism with subordinates... The only critical memo in Mazorra’s file was dated Feb. 4, 2000, when he allowed the postage machine to run out at a Miami-Dade prison, delaying the delivery of outgoing mail. “Behavior of this type cannot be, and will not be, tolerated,” the memo said... [T]he affair wasn’t treated as a disciplinary matter because no policy had been violated. Nothing in the prison code of conduct, and nothing in the rules governing state employees, bars a supervisor from dating a subordinate... At the same time, Charlotte was involved with another married superior at the prison [Sgt. George Sherrets Jr.], one of the sergeants on her midnight shift... [He] came clean with investigators and his bosses after her death. He acknowledged using drugs with her. He was promptly fired. But Nicketta believes the “good ol’ boy” system took care of Mazorra... Nicketta, 63, remains haunted by her daughter’s death. Charlotte’s son, Jeff Lovelady, can’t accept it. He was 15 then. He talked to her by phone a few hours before she died. He was visiting his father in a Georgia hospital, and his mother promised to come pick him up in a few days. Promised — a word used sparingly in this family for commitments that came from the heart. “It’s always puzzled me,” said Lovelady, choking back the tears.. A few years ago, still burning with questions, he went to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to request a copy of his mother’s death investigation. The clerk asked why. He explained he was Charlotte’s son. He took comfort in her response: "She said that's one case nobody will ever forget." [Full article here]

Obituaries Ocala StarBanner
Posted Aug 5, 2005
Charlotte Mae Webb, 38, a correctional officer for the Marion Correctional Institution, died Friday, July 29, 2005. A native Oil City, Pa., she moved here from Tidioute, Pa., 25 years ago. Survivors include her mother, Nicketta Webb, Ocala; father, James Webb, Tidioute; and brother, Jamey Webb, Ocala. Moring Funeral Home, Melrose, provided information. [Full article here]

Florida Department of Corrections
Spirit FM Broadcasts Live from Zephyrhills Correctional Institution
[Excerpts] On Thursday, 4/28/2011, history was made at Zephyrhills Correctional Institution. We hosted a live radio broadcast from within prison walls... Warden Gustavo Mazorra was asked how his faith enabled him to carry out his duties as warden. Warden Mazorra related that his faith is very important to him and as a Christian he can better exemplify a positive example for the inmates... [Full article here]

A couple of years BEFORE Charlotte's death:
May 17, 2003
[Excerpts] An Ocala couple was arrested on four counts of felony child abuse early Friday morning, after the State Attorney’s Office determined information in a Department of Children and Families investigation of the two warranted criminal charges. George Sherrets Jr., 33, and his wife, Trina Sherrets, 28... face third degree felony charges of child abuse without great bodily harm. Friday afternoon, George Sherrets, who is employed as a corrections officer at the state prison in Lowell, was being held in Marion County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond... DCF investigator removed four children from the Sherrets’ home... According to Assistant State Attorney Luke Waatti, charges include allegations of both physical and mental abuse. Under Florida Department of Corrections rules, George Sherrets will have three days to report his arrest to his supervisors or face termination... [Full article here]
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Friday, June 29, 2018

[FL] Officer Rosario caught on tape assaulting his daughter due back to court August 13th

Miami-Dade Police Officer Raymond Emilio Rosario was caught on school security camera pulling his daughter's hair, whipping her with a belt, and hitting her in the face. School office employees did not intervene, one saying she was pregnant and feared for her unborn baby. Rosario is charged with child abuse, suspended with pay from the Miami-Dade Police Department, and ordered to stay away from his daughter and ex-wife until at least his next hearing, which is scheduled for Aug. 13.
...If the plea agreement avoids a criminal conviction on his record, he possibly could return to work....
Updated April 04, 2018
[Excerpts] When Miami-Dade police officer Raymond Rosario got a call that his 14-year-old daughter "disrespected her teacher," Rosario headed to the school and asked that the teen be sent to the main office... he "slapped the victim in the face, grabbed the victim's hair, and hit the victim with a belt on her legs," police said. Rosario surrendered to police Monday and was booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, according to an arrest report. He faces a charge of child abuse... [Full article here]

Updated May 14, 2018
[Excerpts] New video has surfaced of [Miami-Dade police officer Raymond Rosario] beating up his 14-year-old daughter inside her school's main office... The silent footage shows Rosario slapping the girl across the face, aggressively pulling her by the hair and whipping her with a belt on her legs as school employees sit a few feet away... [Full article here]

[Silent school tape, short version]

May 10, 2018
[Excerpts] ...Susie Dopico, the Pinecrest Cove Preparatory Academy principal, didn't explain why the school employees didn't intervene, or why one of them appeared to have a smirk on her face. They eventually reported the incident to the Florida Department of Children and Families. [Miami-Dade police officer Raymond Emilio] Rosario, who has a position at the airport, surrendered to authorities for child abuse with no great bodily harm... The Miami-Dade Police Department suspended Rosario with pay. [Full article here]

[Silent school tape, long version]

May 11, 2018 at 6:15 pm
[Excerpts] ...The video shows two women in the office during the incident who failed to intervene on the girl’s behalf. The school released a statement that referred only to one witness to the incident, although the security video shows two women in the office at the time. This statement was released through Academica, the charter school’s management company: “The school followed procedure in response to the unfortunate incident which occurred in the office. The witness reported the incident to administration as soon as the parent left the premises and the school immediately reported it to the Department of Children and Families who contacted law enforcement. The school is continuing to investigate the incident and protocol. The parent, who is a police officer and who often visited the school in uniform, surrendered himself to authorities. The person witnessing the act is an expectant mother who was unsure if the parent had a weapon. She says that at the time she feared for the safety of the victim as well as that of her unborn child”... His plea hearing has now been set for May 15th. Rosario, a 24-year veteran, has been suspended with pay since his arrest. If the plea agreement avoids a criminal conviction on his record, he possibly could return to work. [Full article here]

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May 15, 2018
[Excerpts] A Miami-Dade police officer who was captured on surveillance video beating his 14-year-old daughter at school appeared in court Tuesday, where a judge [Lisa Walsh] told him to stay away from his daughter and her mother. "What happened was that the judge issued a stay-away order between my client, Mr. Rosario, and his ex-wife and his daughter. That is standard in these types of cases whenever there's any type of allegation of abuse or any type of violence or so forth," defense attorney Eric Padron said. The judge told Officer Raymond Emilio Rosario that he is not to have any contact with his daughter or his ex-wife in person or via phone, text message, email or through a third party... According to an arrest report, the video shows him striking his daughter in the face, grabbing her by the hair and hitting the back of her legs with a belt as two employees sat aside doing nothing to stop the officer. Susie Dopico, the principal of Pinecrest Cove Preparatory Academy, didn't explain why the school employees didn't intervene or why one of them appeared to have a smirk on her face. They eventually reported the incident to the Florida Department of Children and Families... "He just wants to resolve this issue as quickly as possible," Padron said... His next court hearing is scheduled for Aug. 13. [Full article here]
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Monday, June 18, 2018

[TN] Officer Oister's domestic charge dropped despite wife's injuries

No reason is being shared with the public about why the 2017 domestic assault charge against Chattanooga Police Officer James Oister has been dropped by the District Attorney. He has been and continues to be on paid administrative leave. The internal investigation commences.

...When [T.O.] said she would start recording his behavior, James Oister grabbed her by the arm with one hand and by her throat with the other, the arrest affidavit says. Then he pinned her against a door... She said he threw her into a cabinet beside the door, causing her to hit her head and fall to the floor... the three children then tried to put themselves between her and Oister... She said as Oister left he threw some gifts and also punched a hole in the wall... [T.O.] had red marks on her neck and a cut on her lower lip... a bruise on her left foot and the right side of her forehead...

UPDATE: CHARGES DROPPED FOR CHATTANOOGA POLICE OFFICER IN 2017 INCIDENT -- Oister is still on administrative leave pending the CPD Internal Affairs investigation of the incident.
June 14th 2018
UPDATE: Charges made against a Chattanooga police officer [James R. Oister] for a reported 2017 incident have been dropped by the District Attorney... Oister is still on administrative leave pending the CPD Internal Affairs investigation... A witness statement backed up what the victim reported...  [Full article here]

June 14th, 2018
Charges were dropped against a Chattanooga police officer Thursday from a Christmas Day domestic assault incident, according to online court records... The police department launched an internal affairs investigation and Oister was put on paid administrative leave. Though the criminal charges have been dropped, Chattanooga police spokeswoman Elisa Myzal said Oister will remain on administrative leave, and the internal affairs investigation will proceed now that there has been a disposition in the criminal case... [Full article here]

2017 NEWS

December 27th, 2017
A Chattanooga police officer is on paid administrative leave after being arrested for simple domestic assault on Christmas Day... Oister went to his estranged wife's house in Harrison to watch their children open presents on Christmas and became argumentative... When [T.O.]  said she would start recording his behavior, James Oister grabbed her by the arm with one hand and by her throat with the other, the arrest affidavit says. Then he pinned her against a door and threw her into a cabinet... Officers said [T.O.]  had red marks on her neck and a cut on her lower lip...  a bruise on her left foot and the right side of her forehead... [Full article here]

December 28, 2017
A city police officer [James R. Oister] has been charged with assaulting his estranged wife... He was placed on leave pending the outcome of the case. County deputies who investigated the case said the estranged wife stated that Oister came to her home to see the kids for Christmas. She said their three children were present for the incident... She said he threw her into a cabinet beside the door, causing her to hit her head and fall to the floor. She said her uncle tried to get him away from her, but Oister told the uncle to "back the f--- off." She said Oister tried to pick her up by her clothes while she was on the ground. The estranged wife said the three children then tried to put themselves between her and Oister. She said as he was walking away, the eight-year-old middle child, kicked her father... She said as Oister left he threw some gifts and also punched a hole in the wall... [Full article here]
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

[TX] SAPD Officer Sepanski arrested for arm-choking wife

Yesterday San Antonio Police Officer Michael Sepanski was arrested for family violence after his wife - with visible injuries - told responding Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies that Sepanski used his forearm to restrict her airway and interrupt her breathing. He initially fled the home. He's on admin leave. [Google him here]     
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

[UT] Ex Trooper Mike Pope beat family and threatened to kill all, including the kids

This woman fought for the life of her children, her parents and herself and probably saved them all. Praying for her safety - that there is some way of finding protection.

Police ID suspect - a former UHP trooper - in custody after Clinton standoff
May 28, 2018
...[Former Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Mike] Pope’s wife tried to shut the front door, but he pushed in, “made his way into the house and grabbed (his estranged wife) by the hair and put the gun to (her) head.” Pope also pointed the gun at his wife’s mother and father and two of the children, the statement says. Pope’s in-laws tried to pull Pope off their daughter, and Pope pushed his father-in-law into a curio cabinet, which injured the man’s head. Pope’s wife told police that her estranged husband pointed the gun at all adults and juveniles present. Pope’s mother-in-law tried to call 911 twice, the probable cause statement says. In both cases, which occurred in different rooms, Pope punched her in the face and destroyed the phones... “Michael told (his wife) again he was going to kill everyone in the house. (Juvenile) C.P. stood in front of (her), and Michael pushed C.P. to the ground holding onto C.P.’s hair... His wife “then pushed Michael out of the house while saying he was going to kill everyone in the house... Full article here]

Currently Mike Pope is charged with
aggravated burglary, 6 counts of aggravated kidnapping, 5 counts of aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm, shooting in the direction of a person, 3 counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child, serious injury/weapon, and damage/interrupt communications device.

Folks might wonder why post about former law enforcement personnel - isn't the problem over? Not for those who perpetrate and the people close to them. Ex officers have all the training and commanding presence, likely mad or depressed about losing their job, and may perceive themselves as having less to lose, less to live for. Mike here told the arriving officers to shoot him.
They didn't,
but it shows how dangerous Pope is right now.

And this isn't new.
Maybe worse, but not new.
How long can people live this afraid?

From 2015:
12 Utah police officers disciplined for lying, drinking, other offenses
...The Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Council disciplined 12 current or former officers at its quarterly meeting... Utah Highway Patrol, Michael Pope, 2 1/2-year suspension for domestic violence in the presence of a child... [Full article here]
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[TX] THIS time Sheriff's Deputy Miller is jailed for assaulting his wife.

Dallas County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Glen Miller, a warrant investigator with the county sheriff's office,  was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury to a family member. He has been with the department for a couple of decades and now is being held on $10,000 bond in the neighboring Kaufman County jail.

From news: "According to the arrest warrant affidavit, the suspect kicked in the front door of his house to gain access early Wednesday morning after being locked out by his wife. An argument continued from inside the house to the driveway. After the argument escalated, Miller struck his wife several times 'with a closed fist in her eye.' Miller left the scene prior to the arrival of Kaufman County deputies... Miller has been an officer for nearly 20 years, starting with the department in November of 1999. He works as warrant execution investigator and a member of the department’s tactical team... An internal affairs investigation has been started and that Miller’s 'termination is pending.' Neighbors and law enforcement sources confirmed that there have been numerous calls to law enforcement in the past for family and domestic violence issues at the home in the Windmill Farms neighborhood." [Follow up on Google here]
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[WA] Seattle Police in standoff with King Co. Deputy Parsons after domestic call

An unnamed King County sheriff's deputy who was already on admin leave and under investigation is barricaded in a standoff with Seattle police and SWAT on Capital Hill Seattle near the intersection of Olive Street and Belmont Avenue. It started as a domestic violence call to the apartment building this morning. A news conference less than an hour ago said anyone else in the apartment was able to get out and the other residents are evacuated. Police have fired flash-bang grenades and are trying to negotiate. At first they commanded him with a bulllhorn to come out with hands up, then started telling him they want to help him and get him services. In progress. Google update here.

TWITTER: Seattle Police Dept.
PIO's Michaud and Whitcomb will be heading to Boren and Pine in regards to a barricaded person at a nearby apartment. Please expect additional traffic or detours due to police activity in the area. @SeattlePD will not be confirming details about the suspect at this time.
10:29 AM - 30 May 2018

UPDATES on 13 hour standoff

[Excerpts] ...A Seattle police SWAT team breached several doors in a Capitol Hill apartment Wednesday afternoon, ending a 13-hour standoff involving a King County sheriff’s deputy accused of assaulting his domestic partner, according to police... the SWAT team detonated small charges to blow the locks and sent a remote-controlled robot into the suspect’s apartment... The SWAT team arrested the suspect in the bathroom around 3 p.m. and the man was treated for cuts to his hands but was otherwise unhurt... [Full article here]

[Excerpts] ...Officers got a report of domestic violence at around 1:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Belmont Avenue. A man came into the east precinct to report that his boyfriend, a King County Sheriff's deputy, had assaulted him, according to a Seattle police blotter report. The victim suffered only mild, if any, injury, Seattle Police spokesman Detective Patrick Michaud said. When officers got to the apartment, the deputy refused to come out and then sprayed pepper spray under the door. [Full article here]

May 31, 2018, 4:18
[Excerpts] Police say the 13-hour standoff with a King County Sheriff’s deputy at a Capitol Hill apartment building started with an alleged domestic violence assault over a fight about groceries and sex...  “While officers were in the hallway they attempted to talk through the door with Parsons,” the report reads. “Suddenly, O/C Spray (aka Pepper Spray) started being sprayed from inside Parsons apartment along the seals of the door, therefore being sprayed out into the hallway where the 5 on-scene officers were”... Parsons told officers he had a shotgun and refused to leave his unit... Following the long standoff and arrest, police have made it a point to say that Parsons received no special treatment because he is a member of law enforcement... In court proceedings Thursday, probable cause was found for five counts of assault for the pepper spray attack on police and a domestic violence assault charge. His bail was set at $15,000. [Full article here]

May 31, 2018, 4:29 PM
[Excerpts] ...Seattle Police officers responded to Berdon Parsons’ apartment early Thursday morning, after his boyfriend came into the East Precinct to report Parsons had assaulted him by physically preventing him from leaving their residence... Officers attempted to contact Parsons by phone, knowing the sheriff’s deputy had tactical training and believing there were likely firearms inside, according to a police report. The report states Parsons declined to come out for officers, and told the sergeant on the phone that he had a shotgun. Parsons joined the King County Sheriff’s Office in December 2015, but has been on administrative leave since March 26 for a fitness-for-duty evaluation... Parsons was arrested on five counts of investigation of assault against police officers — one for each officer reported hit with pepper spray — and one charge of domestic violence (assault)... Bail was set at $15,000... His next court appearance is set for June 4... [Full article here]
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

[TX] Officer Lee has shot and killed his brother, Deputy Lee

Rocky & Robert Lee
Stagecoach Texas Police Officer Robert Lee was arrested Saturday for the shooting death of his brother Harris County Deputy Rocky Lee. He said he thought it was a burglar and shot five times. Rocky Lee was a 26-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers are investigating. [Follow up on Google here]
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

[TN] Officer Ian Ray's girlfriend tells different story than witnesses.

Bell Buckle Police Officer Ian Ray was arrested for domestic assault against his girlfriend, who claims it's all her fault. However 5 independent witnesses from various vantage points gave detectives a different account than she did - all reporting Officer Ray was the aggressor, grabbing her by the hair and clothes and pulling her off her feet into the car. He's charged with domestic assault and has been placed on administrative leave, leaving one cop to run to the two-cop department. 
[Google him here]
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[FL] Cocoa Police Sgt. Worthy's attorney denies the domestic assault completely

Cocoa Police Sgt. Alan Worthy has been charged with aggravated battery domestic violence involving his wife - who he is separated from. From news:
"...Police say he bruised her and broke her clavicle as a result of the altercation. His wife said she could not recall how he took her down to the ground since her head hit the wall..."
Worthy's attorney said that she is making up the whole assault despite hospital documentation. Worthy is free on bail and has been put on administrative leave without pay. The way he is esteemed in the department I will be surprised if this doesn't vanish.
Google here: https://www.google.com/search?&q=Cocoa+Police+Alan+Worthy+wife
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

[TN] Metro Police Officer Trainee Moore bounced out after domestic assaullt charge

Metro Nashville Police Officer Trainee Brandon Moore's been fired after being arrested on a charge of misdemeanor domestic assault against his girlfriend. He entered the MNPD Academy on May 1. He's out on bond. Nothing in print yet about the elements that went into the decision to arrest him, and as usual no mention of the said victim's safety. Google him here.
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[PA] York Cop Blymier charged with domestic assault and harassment

York City Officer Ritchie Page Blymier's wife says she was assaulted, police witnessed her scratches, swelling and redness, and hospital xray tests show her right shoulder and wrist are sprained. Officer Blymier is charged with simple assault and harassment, out of jail, and on administrative leavee with pay. His wife was given a 1st temporary protective order. She says she filed for divorce May 1st and since then things have been escalating and that she's scared. “Ritchie is very controlling, he is an officer, has access to weapons and has about 8 cameras inside and outside of our home watching everything we do." She asked for a protection order that would  require Blymier to relinquish his weapons and ammo but it sounds like Common Pleas Judge Kathleen J. Prendergast approved a temporary order prohibiting him to post about his wife online or use any surveilance devices to track her. May 31st is when the final protective hearing happens.
Post updates in the comments.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

[PA] Pittsburgh police are not tracking allegations of officer-involved domestic violence

Pittsburgh police fail to comply with law in tracking officer-involved domestic violence
Pittsburgh police are not tracking allegations of officer-involved domestic violence in the manner required by city law, more than a decade after city officials reformed the way such allegations were handled. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is required to keep two electronic databases that detail officer-involved domestic violence incidents and protection-from-abuse orders, according to a policy passed into city law in 2007 as part of a wider reform of the bureau’s reporting system. But following inquiries from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in the wake of a recent case involving an officer charged in a domestic dispute, city officials said Wednesday that no such databases exist. Mayor Bill Peduto on Monday ordered the police department to create the electronic databases by the end of the week... In a response to an open-records request and appeal filed with the state Office of Open Records by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Deputy Chief Thomas Stangrecki said in a letter dated Wednesday that he could not find any electronic databases and could locate only a printed Excel file that was last updated in 2014... [Full article here]
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

[OH] Sheriff's Deputy Yeager crashed police cruiser into a house after domestic against wife

Licking County Sheriff's Deputy Johnathan Yeager is charged with domestic violence, assault and "persistent disorderly conduct" for a domestic violence incident at his home before he sped down the street

May 2, 2018
[Excerpts] An off-duty Licking County sheriff’s deputy became involved in a domestic dispute, got into his cruiser and crashed into a neighboring house Wednesday afternoon in Reynoldsburg... Deputy Jon Yaeger, 39, was transported to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life threatening issues. Yaeger has not been charged, said Reynoldsburg police, who are turning the case over to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said he is placing Yaeger on paid administrative leave... “Early indications are that he suffered from some type of mental-health issue”... Yaeger, who is allowed to take a cruiser home, first drove into a mailbox and then into a house... Reynoldsburg police had a bomb squad go to Yaeger’s home Wednesday to check on a report of a grenade there. A search found an inert grenade... [Full article here]

Licking Co. Deputy Who Crashed Cruiser Into Home Charged With Domestic Violence

(Only this video, not it's accompanying article, mentions that the wife got a protection order. Articles mentioned his mental health, not the family's. The sheriff thought it was a good time to bring up how supportive he is of the deputies but said nothing about the safety of their families. Often wives feel they are in the police family - until there is family domestic trouble. Then usually the lines are drawn.)

May 2, 2018
[Excerpts] ...Reynoldsburg Police had been dispatched to [Licking County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jon] Yeager's home, which is nearby, on a report of a domestic dispute Wednesday afternoon. [Licking County Sheriff Randy] Thorp said it appeared Yeager had gotten into his cruiser, which Licking County deputies keep at their residences, and then crashed into another home nearby... Yeager is being treated for a head and left arm injury... [Full article here]

May 03, 2018
g police say Licking Co. Sheriff's Office deputy Johnathan Yeager has been charged with domestic violence, assault and persistent disorderly conduct for an alleged incident Wednesday... Charges were filed in Delaware County because there would have been a conflict of interest if charges were filed in Licking County. [Full article here]

May 3, 2018
[Excerpts] A 10-year veteran Licking County Sheriff's Office Deputy will be placed on paid administrative leave after he is released from the hospital, Sheriff Randy Thorp said. Deputy Jon Yeager remained hospitalized Thursday morning after crashing his cruiser into a Reynoldsburg home while off-duty. The crash occurred Wednesday afternoon... Reynoldsburg Police had been dispatched to Yeager's home, which is in the area of Ridgeline Drive, on a report of a domestic dispute... Thorp said initial reports Yeager had shot himself were not correct and Yeager had not fired his weapon. Yeager was not on-duty at the time of the crash and was not heading to work. Deputies are permitted to keep their cruisers at their residences... [Full article here]

May 4, 2018
[Excerpts] A Licking County Sheriff's deputy who crashed his cruiser into a Reynoldsburg home Wednesday afternoon has been charged with domestic violence for events preceding the crash. Deputy Jon Yeager, 39, has been charged with domestic violence, assault and disorderly conduct, Reynoldsburg Police Lt. Ron Wright said... The charges stem from an incident Wednesday afternoon at Yeager's family home... Yeager is alleged to have assaulted his wife and then calmed down, allowing his wife to get the couple's children and her mother and leave the home... Yeager left the house a short time later in his cruiser... Wright said there was no indication Yeager was pursuing his wife. "He gets into his cruiser and drives down the street at a high rate of speed and then crashed into the house on Ridgeline"... He remains hospitalized... Wright said Reynoldsburg officers have an arrest warrant in hand for Yeager and will transport him to the Franklin County Jail after he is released from the hospital. He will be housed in Franklin County to avoid potential security or conflict of interest issues related to his work as a sheriff's deputy... Wright said charges could potentially be filed in relation to the crash as well. All three charges Yeager currently faces are misdemeanors. [Full article here]

May 4, 2018
[Excerpt] ...Reynoldsburg police say they received a 911 call Wednesday afternoon about a domestic disturbance at Yaeger’s home... [Full article here]
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Monday, May 7, 2018

[NY] State Atty. Gen. Schneiderman accused by women of domestic violence

Update: Three hours after the publication of this story today by The NewYorker New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned from his position. Victims stories were vetted.

One of the women:
“This was under no circumstances a sex game gone wrong. This did not happen while we were having sex. I was fully dressed and remained that way. It was completely unexpected and shocking. I did not consent to physical assault."

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Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse
March 7, 2018
[Excerpts] As Eric Schneiderman used the authority of his office to assume a major role in the #MeToo movement, the distress of four women with whom he has had romantic relationships or encounters grew... All have been reluctant to speak out, fearing reprisal. But two of the women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, have talked to The New Yorker on the record, because they feel that doing so could protect other women. They allege that he repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent. Manning Barish and Selvaratnam categorize the abuse he inflicted on them as “assault.” They did not report their allegations to the police at the time, but both say that they eventually sought medical attention after having been slapped hard across the ear and face, and also choked. Selvaratnam says that Schneiderman warned her he could have her followed and her phones tapped, and both say that he threatened to kill them if they broke up with him.... A third former romantic partner of Schneiderman’s told Manning Barish and Selvaratnam that he also repeatedly subjected her to nonconsensual physical violence, but she told them that she is too frightened of him to come forward... [Full article here]

(Illustration by Oliver Munday; Photograph: Drew Angerer)

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[CO] Jail Deputy Potter arrested for domestic violence and harassment

Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Vincent Potter was arrested for domestic violence and harrassment involving his girlfriend, put on administrative leave, put under internal investigation, and is free on bond. No mention in the news of a protection order or other safety measures for the girlfriend.
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Sunday, May 6, 2018

[GA] Ex Officer's Wife Jessica Is Asking For Petition Signatures.

Jessica Lester is running her own Facebook "Justice For Jessica" page and currently is asking for people to sign her petition for a better investigation into what happened to her involving her cop ex.  

"...994 have signed. Let’s get to 1,000!"

There's a lot to this situation but this video can give general intro, at least enough to know whether you will support her. 

Griffin Police Officer Matthew Boynton...
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Thursday, May 3, 2018

[MA] Seekonk Police Officer Gary Rushing arrested for serious dv on dispatcher girlfriend

Seekonk Police Officer Gary Rushing is charged with assault and battery with serious bodily injury, strangulation or suffocation, and assault and battery on a family or household member. The Bristol County District Attorney's Office wanted the judge to have him fitted for an ankle monitor but that was denied.

April 30, 2018
[Excerpts] ....Seekonk Police Chief Craig Mace was notified that a Seekonk Police officer [Gary Rushing] had been reportedly involved in past domestic violence incidents. In a release, Chief Mace said he apprised the Bristol County District Attorney's Office of the allegations, as is protocol, and that two Massachusetts State Police detectives were assigned to investigate... Rushing was arraigned in Taunton District Court on charges of assault and battery with serious bodily injury, strangulation or suffocation, and assault and battery on a family or household member... The Bristol County District Attorney's Office requested he be fitted with a GPS monitoring device as part of the terms of his bail, but the request was denied by the judge. [Full article here]

May 1, 2018
[Excerpts] A local police officer embroiled in a domestic dispute with a town police dispatcher he once dated was in an Attleboro courtroom Tuesday, a day after appearing in Taunton District Court. Gary L. Rushing Jr., 38, who is now on paid administrative leave, pleaded innocent in Attleboro District Court to four assault charges and a strangulation charge... Rushing allegedly put an unloaded gun to the woman’s head and pulled the trigger. The woman told police she did not know the gun wasn’t loaded... Rushing is due back in Attleboro District Court June 19, a day after an appearance date was scheduled in Taunton District Court. He is free on his own recognizance with orders to stay away from and have no contact with the alleged victim. He has also surrendered his weapon and firearms license. [Full article here]

May 01, 2018
[Excerpts] ...Only Eyewitness News was in court Tuesday morning when the defense waived the reading of charges against [Seekonk police officer] Gary Rushing, 38, during his arraignment. Massachusetts State Police arrested Rushing Friday and charged him with assault and battery with serious bodily injury; strangulation or suffocation; and assault and battery on a family or household member... Investigators said the woman detailed several incidents of abuse involving Rushing including several times when she said Rushing strangled her to unconsciousness. During another incident, she said Rushing pointed an unloaded gun - which she thought had bullets in it - to her head and pulled the trigger. Since the alleged incidents happened in both Seekonk and Attleboro, charges were filed in two different jurisdictions... Seekonk Police Chief Craig A. Mace Monday said Rushing - a two-year veteran with the force - was placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation. Rushing remained free on personal recognizance, but was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim and is not allowed to possess a firearm while the case is pending. [Full article here]

Apr 30, 2018, Updated May 1, 2018
[Excerpts] A Massachusetts police officer is accused of pointing an unloaded gun at his girlfriend, a police dispatcher, and pulling the trigger. The woman says Seekonk police Officer Gary Rushing pointed a gun at her head in 2016 and told her to kill herself after she mentioned thoughts about suicide. She says she asked him to pull the trigger, believing he wouldn't do it. She says she didn't know the gun was unloaded. Rushing denies the allegations, and his lawyer says he looks forward to clearing his name. The woman also says that Rushing choked her into unconsciousness multiple times. Rushing, who has been with the department for two years, was arrested by Massachusetts State Police... [Full article here]

GOOGLE Seekonk Police Officer Gary Rushing for updates.
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[TX] Ex Cop Fratta on death row for murdering Farah is denied appeal

Farah Baquer Fratta with children
Former Missouri City cop on death row denied federal appeal
Houston Chronicle
By Keri Blakinger
Thursday, May 3, 2018
A former Missouri City police officer now on Texas death row lost out on a federal appeal Tuesday, bringing him one step closer to the death chamber. Robert Fratta was sentenced to death by a Harris County court in 1996 after jurors found him guilty of hiring someone to murder his wife Farah Fratta... Farah and Robert Fratta were in the midst of a contentious divorce and slated for a child custody hearing less than three weeks after the 34-year-old mother was shot in the head while stepping out of her car. Robert Fratta was at church at the time of the crime, but investigators immediately zeroed in on him as a prime suspect...[Full article here]


[TX] It was bullet from ex officer Frattas gun that killed his wife Farah

[TX] Ex Officer Fratta approached gym buddies to kill wife Farah

[TX] Gym buddies say ex cop Fratta approached them to kill wife Farah

[TX] Ex cop Fratta hired kill of wife trial - killer's ex-girlfriend testifies

[TX] Friends of slain cop's wife Farah Fratta testify at retrial

[TX] Ex Officer Fratta's son Bradley Baquer testies what he remembers

[TX] Ex Police Officer Fratta murder-hit on wife trial - reenactment for the jury

[TX] Closing arguments begin in ex Officer Fratta murder-hit on wife Farah trial (1)
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

[GA] Newlywed Officer Huggins killed in wife's murder-suicide

Advanced Statesboro Police Officer Ian Huggins was shot multiple times by his wife Rebecca Boyett-Huggins, who turned the gun on herself with a fatal shot. They had only been married 6 weeks. He leaves behind a son and a daughter. [Google him here]


Officer Ian Frederick Joseph Huggins
Officer Ian Frederick Joseph Huggins' watch ended on Sunday, April 1st, 2018. Ian, age 53, of Statesboro, Georgia, was born in Trinidad, West Indies, and grew up in South Florida... [Full article here]

Rebecca Marie Boyett Huggins
April 27, 1971 ~ April 1, 2018 (Age 46)
Reidsville, Mrs. Rebecca Boyett Huggins, age 46, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018.  She was born April 27, 1971 in Metter to Earl and Cynthia Waters Boyett and lived in Reidsville most of her life... [Full article here]

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

[US][MD] Police Officer Bumbray killed wife Brenda and himself

On April 5, 2018 United States Park Police Officer Jose Ramon Bumbray shot and killed his wife of 24 years Brenda Jenette Harrison-Bumbray with his service weapon in their home. He then shot and fatally wounded himself. There isn't very much said in the news besides that it happened. Someone put love into Brenda's obituary though, honoring her. I could not find the obit for Jose. They leave children. 

Brenda Harrison-Bumbray
1968 - 2018 Obituary
Brenda Harrison-Bumbray Obituary
Brenda Jenette Harrison-Bumbray, daughter of the late McKinley and Barbara Ann Harrison, was born January 4, 1968, in Scotland Neck, NC. Brenda entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:00 am until time of service 11:00 am at New Community of God in Christ, 3480 Catterton Pl, STE 101, Waldorf, MD. Interment immediately following at Heritage Memorial Cemetery, 13472 Poplar Hill Rd., Waldorf, MD. Brenda dedicated her life to the Lord at an early age. She was a member of Free Gospel Deliverance Temple, and later joined the Church of Redeemed Children of Jesus Christ, where she served faithfully for over 20 years as a Minister of the Youth Department, an Usher, an Armor Bearer, and the Minister of the Women's Department. Brenda graduated from Fairmont Heights High School in June 1985. She attained Associate Degrees in General Studies and Arts and Sciences from the College of Southern Maryland. Brenda led by example and encouraged all her children to seek higher education. Brenda was employed at the United States Postal Service for over 30 years. She held various positions throughout her career, and most recently held the position of Sales and Service Associate at the Accokeek Station. Brenda was also working in the capacity of Acting Supervisor since 2014 at the Accokeek Station. Brenda was a devoted wife for over 24 years and the proud mother of Shaneika Harrison, Joseph, Joshua, and Christian Bumbray. She was anxiously awaiting the birth of her second grandson. Brenda was heavily involved in community outreach where she donated clothes, food, and her time to serve the homeless with So Others Might Eat (SOME) and Mitch Snyder's Homeless Shelter. Brenda enjoyed traveling the country and spending time with her family and friends. She wanted to expose her children to all cultures, so they traveled abroad to places like the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and she recently visited Hawaii for her 50th birthday. Brenda loved couponing and getting a bargain at local retail establishments. She was often called upon by her church family and friends to find a bargain. Brenda is survived by her children, Shaneika, Joseph, Joshua, Christian, step-daughter Destini Wilson, brother Michael (Trina), mother Barbara Harrison, nephew Michael A. Harrison, niece Taneisha Harrison, and step-grandson Rodney Dickerson. She was preceded in death by her father McKinley Harrison and her grandson Daniel Jeremiah White, and subsequently by her husband Jose R. Bumbray, Jr. Brenda is also survived by her Godmother Bessie Price, best friend Raylyn Graham, and a host of other family and friends.
Published online on Apr. 9, 2018 courtesy of Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, P.A..
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Monday, April 9, 2018

[MD] Retired Trooper Gary Preston shot wife Susan multiple times, then self

Retired Maryland State Trooper Gary Preston drove to the Crisfield location of his estranged wife Susan Preston, shot her multiple times, then shot and killed himself. Susan was taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where she was last reported to still be in critical condition a week later. Would like to know if Susan survived this. Both are of Delmar Maryland and the shooting occurred on March 31, 2018.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

[MA] not forgotten: Sandra Caulfield killed in police officer husband's murder-suicide

Norwood police officer William Caulfield killed his wife Sandra as she lay in bed. He then called police and asked that a cruiser be sent right away. He stepped into the bathroom and shot himself with the same service weapon. Police found the couple's 8-month-old daughter crying in a crib in a bedroom unharmed. January 11, 1995.