Officer Mark Roll charged with domestic violence:
January 12, 2003 - While Officer Mark Roll was suspended from the department with pay for a 2002 domestic violence assault, he was arrested and charged for an altercation during a bar fight.
Minutes of the Regular Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, March 27, 2003
The regular meeting of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners was held on
Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 3:00 p.m., at Police Headquarters, 1300 Beaubien -
Rm. 328-A, Detroit, MI 48226.
4. SECRETARY REPORT - EXEC. DIR. GOSS
On March 27, 2003, Police Officer Mark Roll, Badge 1128, assigned to The Gaming Administration Section, was suspended without pay, by Chief Jerry A. Oliver, Sr.
On January 12, 2003, Police Officer Mark Roll, was involved in a physical altercation with a subject while at a bar in East Tawas, Michigan.
According to the information, Officer Roll’s male friend was involved in a physical altercation. As his friend was being escorted out of the bar, Officer Roll allegedly punched the complainant. In addition, Officer Roll punched the glass of the front door causing it to shatter. Misdemeanor warrant #03-224FM was issued charging Officer Roll with “Malicious Destruction of Building - $200 or More, but Less than $1,000.”
On March 24, 2003, Officer Roll was arraigned before the Honorable Magistrate Jennifer Huebel, of the81st District Court, Tawas, Michigan.
He was released on a $5,000.00 personal bond.
Officer Roll is currently suspended with pay for “Assault and Battery/Domestic Violence,” in which he was dismissed from the Detroit Police Department at a Chief’s Hearing. He is currently appealing this decision. Additionally, on July 31, 2002, a Probationary Evaluation Board recommended that he be dismissed from the department due to poor work performance and attendance.
Based on the above circumstances, it is recommended that Officer Roll be charged with, but not limited to the following violation of the Detroit Police Department Rules and Regulations:
CHARGE: CONDUCT UNBECOMING AN OFFICER; CONTRARY TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF
Minutes of the Regular BPC Meeting Thursday, March 27, 2003 Page 6
ETHICS, THIS BEING IN VIOLATION OF GENERAL ORDER 72-17, SECTION K, SUBSECTION 65.
Due to the seriousness of the charge, I am requesting your concurrence with the suspension of Officer Roll without pay, effective March 27, 2003.
Comm. Norris stated the above suspension without pay would be tabled until the next Board meeting and reread. Atty. Thomas R. Zulch was prepared to argue the case but Atty. Nancy Ninowski was not present.
Comm. Norris stated that this postponement should not be taken negatively or positively in the Board’s failure to contravene or not today. Unless contravened by this Commission, the above suspension without pay will stand.