Thursday, May 20, 2004

Officer Marlon Terry - Suspension - Detroit PD

On May 20, 2004, Officer Marlon Terry was suspended from the Detroit Police Department for a domestic violence assault [May 15, 2004]

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Officer Marlon Terry - Arrested for domestic violence

On May 15, 2004, Detroit Police Officer Marlon Terry allegedly assaulted his wife. Officer Marlon slapped his wife in the face....Choked her....

....And held a gun to his wife's head.

Officer Terry was charged with felonious assault, Domestic Violence and felony Firearm.

Minutes of the Regular Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, May 20, 2004
The regular meeting of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners was held on
Thursday, May 20, 2004, at 3:00 p.m., at Police Headquarters, 1300 Beaubien, Rm. 328-A, Detroit, MI 48226.

On May 20, 2004, Police Officer Marlon Terry, Badge 4428, assigned to the Sex Crimes Unit, was suspended without pay by Chief Ella M. Bully- Cummings.

On May 15, 2004, the Professional Accountability Bureau, Internal Affairs Section, was notified of an allegation of misconduct on the part of Police Officer Marlon Terry, badge 4428, assigned to the Sex Crime Unit.

More specifically, the allegation concerned the excessive use of and/or unjustified use of force against his spouse (hereinafter complainant). As a result, the Internal Affairs Section initiated an investigation.

The Internal Affairs Section investigation into the incident revealed the following:

On May 15, 2004, at approximately 5:00 a.m., the complainant returned home after having spent the night out with friends. As the complainant got into bed, Officer Terry got out of bed and went downstairs. Shortly thereafter, Officer Terry’s cellular telephone rang, indicating that there was a text message communication. The complainant read the text message and responded thereto as if she were Officer Terry. The complainant then proceeded downstairs, where she advised Officer Terry that he missed a communication from his girlfriend. The complainant then returned to the upstairs bedroom, with Officer Terry following, whereupon an argument ensued. During the course of the argument, the complainant alleged that Officer Terry choked her, slapped her in the face four (4) to five (5) times, placed a firearm to her head and told her to stay out of his business.

On May 15, 2004, a warrant request was presented to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. On that same date, a two (2) count felony warrant was issued charging Officer Terry with Felonious Assault, Domestic Violence and Felony Firearm, contrary to MCL. 750.82 and MCL. 750.227b, respectively. Felonious Assault is a felony punishable by four (4) years in prison and/or a fine of $2,000.00. Felony Firearm is a felony punishable by two (2) years in prison.
On May 16, 2004, Officer Terry was arraigned in the State of Michigan Thirty-Sixth District Court, on the aforementioned charges. A plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf and he was released on a $10,000 personal bond.

The preliminary examination is scheduled for May 27, 2004.

Based on the above circumstances, it is recommended that Officer Terry be charged with, but not limited to, the following violation of the Detroit Police Department Rules and Regulations:

MANUAL, SERIES 100, DIRECTIVE 102.3-5.7, CONDUCT UNBECOMING AN OFFICER, SECTION 3.Unless contravened by this Commission, the above suspension without pay will stand.
There were no contraventions to the above suspension without pay.

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