Officer Matthew Thompson charged with domestic violence [Jan. 19, 2006]
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Former Manistee Officer found guilty of violence
Mon. May 01, 2006
By: Chuck Randall
A former Manistee City Police Officer is found guilty of domestic violence following a trial with a special prosecutor with the Michigan State Police.
34-year old Matt Thompson was a 9-year veteran with the City Police Department before he got into an altercation with his fiancée outside of their home at about 4am on January 19th.
During a night of drinking, according to authorities, Thompson, who no longer works for the Manistee City Police, was sentenced to one year probation, including anger concealing and alternative to violence classes.
Former cop guilty in domestic violence case
Ludington Daily News
Kevin Braciszeski - Daily News Staff Writer
Friday, April 28, 2006
MANISTEE - A jury found former Manistee Police Sgt. Matthew Thompson guilty of domestic violence Thursday and sentenced him to a year of probation.
The trial in Manistee County's 85th District Court followed Thompson's arrest on the charge in January. The incident occurred at his home while he was off duty.
Thompson had been on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest, and Manistee Police Chief Dave Bachman said this morning that Thompson resigned a few weeks ago and is no longer a member of the department.
In addition to probation, Thompson was ordered to pay fines and costs totaling $820. He was also ordered to receive anger management counseling and treatment for alcohol abuse, as required by his probation officer.
The Michigan State Police investigated the incident.