Thursday, January 23, 2003

Officer Daniel Linares - Suspended - Detroit PD

Also See:

Officer Daniel Linares - Child abuse




BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS
(COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)
Minutes of the Regular Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, January 23, 2003
The regular meeting of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners was held on
Thursday, January 23, 2003, at 3:00 p.m., Police Headquarters, 1300 Beaubien
– Rm. 328, Detroit, MI 48226.

4. SECRETARY REPORT – EXEC. DIR. MCDONALD
Suspension

On January 23, 2003, Police Officer Daniel Linares, badge 3780, assigned to the Sixth Precinct, was suspended without pay by Assistant Chief of Police Walter E. Shoulders.

On November 27, 2002, the Internal Affairs Section received a Preliminary Complaint Record regarding off-duty Officer Linares, alleging “Child Abuse.”

According to the information, on November 26, 2002, officers of the Fifth Precinct responded to St. John’s Hospital regarding a child abuse report. The investigation revealed that both parents are police officers. The complainant is a three-month-old female infant, who lives with her mother and a female roommate. The roommate baby-sits the complainant.

On the above date, the complainant’s mother made arrangements with Officer Linares to watch the baby at her house between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. The roommate stated she stopped by the house at 12:00 p.m. for lunch and left at 12:30 p.m. She stated that everything was fine with the complainant. When the roommate returned at 2:05 p.m., Officer Linares told her that the complainant was sleeping. Officer Linares left the location at approximately 2:20 p.m. At approximately 3:15 p.m., same date, the roommate checked on the complainant and observed redness and bruising on the left side of her face. She contacted the mother of the complainant. The mother returned home and conveyed her to St. John’s Hospital. At the hospital, the doctor examined the complainant and observed bruising and a bite mark consistent with child abuse. She was admitted to the hospital in stable condition and later released to the custody of her mother.

On January 15, 2003, Magistrate Thomas Shannon, of 36th District Court, issued felony warrant #36-03-55584, charging Officer Linares with “Child Abuse 2nd Degree.”

On January 16, 2003, Officer Linares was arraigned before Magistrate Thomas Shannon, and he stood mute to the charge and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. He was released on a $1,000.00 personal bond. His preliminary examination is scheduled for January 28, 2003.

Based on the above circumstances, it is recommended that Officer Linares 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 ETHICS, THIS BEING IN
VIOLATION OF GENERAL ORDER 72-17(R), SECTION K.
SUBSECTION 65.
Unless contravened by this Commission, the above suspension without pay will
stand.
There were no contraventions to the above suspension.

Sunday, January 12, 2003

Officer Mark Roll - Detroit PD

Also See:
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
Suspension

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.




Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Deputy John Yeska Jr. - Saginaw SD


DEPUTY JOHN YESKA JR. [SAGINAW COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT] Resigned from the Sheriff Department in January 2003, amid allegations that he had fondled a woman while on duty.

Prosecutor Michael D. Thomas denied a warrant request, citing insufficient evidence



SEE ALSO:
FORMER SHERIFF DEPUTY YESKA JR., CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT CHARGES:  AUGUST 19, 2009.








Former Saginaw County Sheriff's deputy charged with CSC in Bay County


Published: Tuesday, October 05, 2010, 6:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 06, 2010, 9:01 AM
By LaNia Coleman
The Bay City Times
http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2010/10/former_saginaw_county_sheriffs.html





BAY CITY — A former Saginaw County Sheriff’s deputy who resigned in 2003 after being accused of sexual assault now faces similar charges in Bay County.

John T. Yeska, Jr., 40, of Saginaw Township, was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct causing injury, second-degree criminal sexual conduct causing personal injury, and assault with intent to commit sexual penetration.

First-degree conduct involves penetration. Second-degree involves touching.

The charges stem from an incident that allegedly occurred Aug. 19, 2009, in Hampton Township, according to court documents.

Records indicate Yeska met the alleged victim on the Internet.

On the night of the alleged assault, Yeska and the woman met face-to-face for the first time, court records show.

They reportedly went to a Bay City restaurant before returning to her home and engaging in what Yeska alleges was a sexual encounter of mutual consent, records show.

At a May preliminary hearing, Bridgeport attorney Debra S. Kauten, who is representing Yeska, questioned the victim about her mental health.

The case is scheduled to go to trial Tuesday, Oct. 26, before Bay County Circuit Judge Kenneth W. Schmidt.

Yeska was a seven-year veteran of the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department when, in January 2003, he resigned amid an investigation of allegations he fondled a woman in his patrol car, Bay City Times records show.


The incident allegedly occurred at Pine Grove Park in Shiawassee County, where Yeska allegedly took the woman after a traffic stop in Oakley, records show.

Sheriff’s deputies investigated the complaint but Prosecutor Michael D. Thomas denied a warrant request, citing insufficient evidence, according to Times archives.

Thomas said the case did not meet the prosecutor’s “threshold for issuing criminal charges.”

Neither Yeska nor his attorney could be reached






http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2009/08/former-deputy-john-yeska-jr-saginaw-sd.html

Officer John M. Smith - Flint PD

Charges latest blow to cops' image
From Flint Journal files
Oct. 4, 2005
http://blog.mlive.com/flintjournal/2008/07/flint_journal_files_articles_related_to_antonio_barber.html

FLINT, Michigan - Two Flint police officers accused of stealing money and drugs are the latest but not the first to tarnish the department's reputation.

In recent years, Flint officers have been accused of soliciting sex on the job, stealing a video game and beating a handcuffed man. They represent a small but all-too-visible part of the police force.

Flint Journal extras
Policing the police Recent incidents involving Flint police officers:


LAWRENCE E. THOMAS: Put on 2 years' probation in December after pleading no contest to charges he packaged marijuana at his home and sold $100 worth to an informant. Also acquitted of assaulting a boy who threw a snowball at his car while off-duty, but the city paid $30,000 to the family of two boys involved in the incident.• JEFF HAZZARD: Resigned earlier this year. The city paid $175,000 in settlements related to an incident in which men accused Hazzard and other officers of brutalizing suspects.

• TONY M. JONES: Sentenced to federal prison last year after pleading guilty to gambling conspiracy in a case that included allegations he used his job to protect illegal card and dice games. He was fired by the department.

• ANTONIO BARBER: An undercover narcotics officer, he was fired last year for allegedly stealing a Madden 2005 video game during a raid on a house.

• SCOTT BAKER: In August, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge for allegedly propositioning two women for sex while on duty in November 2003. If he stays out of trouble, the case will be dismissed in February, leaving his criminal record clean. As part of the deal, he resigned and will not seek reinstatement.

• JOHN M. SMITH: Pleaded guilty in September 2003 to disorderly behavior and assault and battery for striking his girlfriend and another woman with a wooden table leg during an argument. He was fired.

• OFFICERS CHRIS MARK AND RODNEY COOPER: Fired for allegedly violating department rules. But both were returned to the force through arbitration.

"I know the police department is a damn mess," Council President Johnnie Coleman said.

Fired by the department Monday were Officers Joseph T. Lechota, 29, of Flushing and Patrick M. Majestic, 36, of Swartz Creek. The two are accused of drug delivery, evidence tampering and misconduct in office and face pretrial hearings on the criminal charges this week in Flint District Court.

The pair are the latest in a series of Flint officers to resign or be fired for alleged misconduct over the past several years, although at least two of the fired officers regained their jobs through arbitration.

Some say police officers deal every day with the underbelly of society - and temptation."Police officers are virtually always bombarded throughout their career with big ethical issues," said Bruce Benson, a former deputy chief in Flint who now is a criminal justice associate professor at Michigan State University.

Still, Benson said his own research in Flint proves most officers have the best intentions. "The people in those jobs are there because they want to make a difference," he said.

Officers - current and former - bristle at the implication that the problems are anything but isolated incidents."It's tragic because I know these guys (in Flint). They are good officers, doing good work," said Brian Morley, an officer in Flint for four years and now a criminal defense attorney. "It's unfair. It's tough on the rest of them."

So, what makes a cop go bad?"I don't know. I wish I did," Benson said.

Every case is different, but a report to Congress in 1998 said profit, power and a sense of vigilante justice come into play in drug-related police corruption. Age and level of education also can be factors, it said.

Coleman said the recent arrests show how the department lacks leadership. He said he doesn't think Deputy Chief Gary Hagler is a bad leader, but said he lacks the organizational skills needed and hasn't been able to earn the respect of the entire department.

Hagler could not be reached for comment.

But Hagler released a statement saying Majestic is married to his niece.

"I want the public to know that I immediately removed myself from the internally initiated investigation," Hagler said in the release. "The federal authorities were immediately asked to participate in this investigation."

Coleman also said that while it shouldn't be an excuse for the officers' alleged crimes, the department is hurt by offering low wages and no raises in the past seven years. He said the city should give officers a raise before the issue goes into binding arbitration.

"I hope the city doesn't win," he said. "I hope the city has to pay the officers."


[MI POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED PERPETRATED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAW ENFORCEMENT MURDER SUICIDE]

Chief Daniel Black - Lake Angelus PD

January 01, 2003: Chief Daniel Black, CSC



Also See:
Former Police Chief Daniel Black: August 22, 2007, Sentencing
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2009/10/oidv-offender-update-daniel-black.html

Chief Daniel Black: February 23, 2007 CSC charges filed [2001- 2005]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2007/02/chief-daniel-black-lake-angelus-pd.html

Chief Daniel Black: December 30, 2005 CSC
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2005/12/chief-daniel-black-lake-angelus-pd.html

Chief Daniel Black: December 01, 2005 CSC
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2005/12/chief-daniel-black-lake-angelus-pd_1.html

Chief Daniel Black: January 01, 2004 CSC
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2004/01/chief-daniel-black-lake-angelus-pd.html

Chief Daniel Black: April 01, 2003 CSC
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2003/04/chief-daniel-black-lake-angelus-pd.html

Chief Daniel Black: January 01, 2003 CSC
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2003/01/chief-daniel-black-lake-angelus-pd.html

Chief Daniel Black: January 01, 2001 CSC
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2001/01/chief-daniel-black-lake-angelus-pd.html


ORIGINAL CHARGES: FOUR COUNTS OF 1ST DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT; TWO COUNTS OF 2ND DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT; AND FOUR COUNTS OF 3RD DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT.


MDOC NUMBER: 658237
CURRENT STATUS: PRISONER
LOCATION: COOPER STREET FACILITY
SECURITY LEVEL: 1
EARLIEST RELEASE DATE: 02/21/2016
MAXIMUM DISCHARGE DATE: 02/21/2022

 

SENTENCE 5:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT 1ST DEGREE [RELATIONSHIP]MCL #: 750.520B1B
COURT FILE # : 07213846-FC
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 9 YEARS 0 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 01/01/2003
DATE OF SENTENCE: 08/22/2007





SENTENCE 6:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT 1ST DEGREE [RELATIONSHIP]MCL #: 750.520B1B
COURT FILE # : 07213846-FC
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 9 YEARS 0 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 01/01/2003
DATE OF SENTENCE: 08/22/2007

SENTENCE 7:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT 1ST DEGREE [RELATIONSHIP]
MCL #: 750.520B1B
COURT FILE # : 07213846-FC
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 9 YEARS 0 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 01/01/2003
DATE OF SENTENCE: 08/22/2007









C.O. David Dorland - Antrim SD

Also See:

Corrections officer Dorland - CSC

   

C.O. David Dorland - Antrim SD

Also See:

Corrections officer Dorland - CSC