Saturday, February 10, 2007
Deputy David Glover - Washtenaw SD
February 10, 2007: Deputy David Glover. Assault Or Assault and Battery.
February 26, 2008: Deputy David Glover. Sentenced.
October 19, 2007: Deputy David Glover. Aggravated stalking and probation violation.
August 28, 2007: Deputy David Glover. Sentenced.
February 10, 2007: Deputy David Glover. Domestic violence.
February 10, 2007: Deputy David Glover. Assault or Assault and Battery.
February 10, 2007: Deputy David Glover. Cut, break, tap wire or cable.
2004. Deputy David Glover. Domestic violence.
OFFENSE: ASSAULT OR ASSAULT AND BATTERY
MCL #: 750.81
COURT FILE # : 071947-FH
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 2 YEARS 6 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 02/10//2007
DATE OF SENTENCE: 08/28/2007
DISCHARGE DATE: 03/24/2009
Convicted of assault earlier, officer had knife, prosecutor says
Friday, October 26, 2007
BY SUSAN L. OPPAT
The Ann Arbor News
Less than two months after he was placed on probation, a former Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputy was charged with aggravated stalking and violating his probation.
David Glover, 39, was sentenced to 18 months of probation on Aug. 28, after pleading no contest to assault and battery, domestic violence and phone tampering.
He was accused of forcing his way into his girlfriend's house last February and assaulting her.
"It's a sad day for all of us, Mr. Glover. Good luck to you,'' Judge Donald E. Shelton said at the August sentencing.
Police were called back to the woman's Ypsilanti Township home on Oct. 19, authorities said.
Washtenaw County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Burke told Shelton Tuesday that Glover was on the woman's porch Oct. 19. He said Glover had a knife and black gloves in his back pocket and admitted he had been drinking, in violation of his probation.
In addition to the incident in February that led to the probation term, Burke said Glover had also been convicted of malicious destruction of property for smashing a window in his girlfriend's car while she was in it.
Glover, an 11-year Sheriff's Department employee, resigned in August.
Following his arraignment this week, Glover was held on 10 percent of a $250,000 bond on the stalking charge. He was also being held on $25,000 cash bond in the probation violation case, pending an Oct. 30 hearing.
Glover's preliminary hearing in the stalking case is set for Thursday.
One deputy fired, another resigns from sheriff's dept.
The Ann Arbor News - MLive.com, MI
Posted by Staff Reporter Art Aisner
August 15, 2007 18:42PM
Categories: Breaking News
Washtenaw County Sheriff's officials confirmed today that one deputy has been fired and another resigned in unrelated incidents.
They were among several deputies and supervisors placed on administrative leave within the last year amid investigations that could lead to criminal charges or disciplinary action against them.
David Glover, 39, resigned from the department on Tuesday, Cmdr. Dave Egeler said.
The 11-year department veteran pleaded no contest last month to single counts of misdemeanor assault and battery, domestic violence and phone tampering in connection with an incident at his girlfriend's Ypsilanti Township home in February. He was on unpaid administrative leave before he resigned.
Also Tuesday, Deputy Benjamin Knickerbocker was fired for a policy violation, Egeler said. The eight-year department veteran was on paid administrative leave before his dismissal, but Egeler would not say when or why he was placed on leave.
Egeler said union contracts preclude him from disclosing further details on personnel matters. "We became aware of misconduct and terminated him based on violations of department policy," Egeler said.
Corporal Harry Valentine, president of the deputies' union, declined to comment.
Deputy pleads no contest to assault
Officer charged with domestic violence
The Ann Arbor News
BY ART AISNER
Friday, July 06, 2007
A suspended Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputy pleaded no contest to misdemeanor domestic violence and phone tampering charges in connection with an assault on his girlfriend in February.
In exchange, a felony charge of first-degree home invasion was dismissed.
David Glover, an 11-year veteran of the department, remains on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation, Sheriff's Cmdr. Dave Egeler said.
At a pretrial hearing Tuesday, Glover pleaded no contest to single counts of assault and battery, domestic violence and phone tampering, said Chief Deputy Assistant Prosecutor Steve Hiller.
Authorities said Glover, 39, was accused of kicking in the door to his girlfriend's Ypsilanti Township home, pushing her and taking her phone in February.
At his Aug. 28 sentencing, Glover faces up to two years in prison on the phone tampering charge and 93 days in jail on the assault charges. A first-degree home invasion charge, which is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, was dismissed.
"This was a very sad day for him in his life, but he didn't want to put a young child through a trial,'' said Michael Vincent, Glover's attorney.
The woman's 13-year-old daughter witnessed the assault and testified at a preliminary hearing in March. A trial was scheduled for later this month.The February incident also resulted in the suspension of two sergeants who responded to the scene that night. Sgt. Shawn Hoy and Sgt. Mike Mahalick, who are on paid leave, did not initially arrest Glover, which is the subject of a pending internal investigation.
In 2004, Glover was acquitted on a domestic violence charge but convicted of misdemeanor malicious destruction of property for an incident involving the same woman, records indicate.
Glover remains free on a personal bond.
Leaves short sheriff With 8 off for disciplinary reasons, resources stretched
Ann Arbor News, MI - 13 hours ago
BY AMALIE NASH
Monday, May 07, 2007
Eight deputies and supervisors at the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department remain on administrative leave amid investigations that could lead to criminal charges or disciplinary action against them, officials confirmed. Sheriff Daniel Minzey said he could not recall a time in the last 20 years when so many officers have been on leave for disciplinary reasons.
Seven of the eight employees are on paid leave; among them are three deputies who have been off since last June, when a 45-year-old Ypsilanti Township man died during a struggle with deputies. It's hard to determine how the situation is impacting the department's overtime budget because overtime is influenced by a number of factors.
In addition to the eight employees on administrative leave, the nearly 150-officer department has nine deputy vacancies, two deputies on medical leave and two others on military leave.
Minzey said overtime routinely is used to cover many of those shifts but said looking simply at overtime figures can be misleading because the vacancies lead to personnel and benefit cost savings.
Sheriff's officials would not discuss the reasons for each of the administrative leaves, saying that would violate union contracts. But the details they provided - combined with incidents previously reported by The News - shed light on the cases.
Three deputies have been on paid leave since June 1, when Clifton Lee Jr. died as a result of asphyxiation. Sheriff's officials said Lee and his brother interfered during a traffic stop. The case remains in the hands of federal authorities, who are investigating to determine whether civil rights violations occurred, and no timeline has been provided on the expected length of the probe. Minzey said federal authorities have told him that he can't conduct an internal investigation while the federal probe is ongoing, so the deputies will remain on leave until the case is resolved. The sheriff's department has refused to release the names of the deputies, as well as the police reports from the incident and the tapes from the patrol car video systems.
Deputy David Glover remains on unpaid administrative leave following his Feb. 10 arrest on charges of home invasion and domestic violence. He is accused of kicking in the door to his girlfriend's home and then pushing her and grabbing the phone as she called 911. He has a pretrial hearing Tuesday.
Sgt. Shawn Hoy and Sgt. Mike Mahalick were placed on paid administrative leave shortly after Glover's arrest while the department investigates their handling of that incident. They testified under limited immunity in March that they allowed Glover to leave his girlfriend's Ypsilanti Township home that night and arrested him only after receiving a supervisor's approval when Glover returned to the home two hours later. Sheriff's officials would not discuss the status of that internal investigation.
Two deputies were placed on paid administrative leave about six weeks ago, but Sheriff's Cmdr. Dave Egeler said he could not discuss why and would not reveal their names. He said the incident is under criminal and internal investigation.
Officers face probe after deputy arrest
Investigation to find whether they broke rules by delaying
The Ann Arbor News
Friday, March 02, 2007
BY ART AISNER
Two Washtenaw County Sheriff's sergeants face an internal department investigation for failing to arrest an off-duty deputy suspected of domestic abuse.
The two officers testified Thursday in a preliminary hearing for suspended Deputy David Glover, but were granted immunity from criminal prosecution for any statements they made in court.
The limited immunity granted by 15th District Court Judge Ann Mattson does not extend to the internal investigation under way to determine whether the officers violated department policy and treated Glover differently because of his status as a deputy, court documents show.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Joe Burke said his office asked for immunity because the sergeants, through their union attorneys, indicated they would not testify without it.
Sheriff's Sgt. Shawn Hoy and Sgt. Mike Mahalick, who are both on paid administrative leave, testified that they allowed Glover to leave the scene of a domestic disturbance at his girlfriend's Ypsilanti Township home last month and arrested him only after receiving a supervisor's approval when Glover returned to the home two hours later.
Glover was ordered Thursday to stand trial on a home invasion charge for kicking down the door to the home during a fight with his girlfriend of five years.
A former liaison officer at Ypsilanti High School and 11-year veteran of the department, Glover was suspended without pay and charged with domestic assault and tapping or cutting phone lines. A fourth charge of misdemeanor assault and battery was added Thursday following testimony that Glover pushed the woman.
Under questioning, Mahalick acknowledged that the preferred response to a domestic assault is to arrest the assailant, but said he never spoke directly to the victim and did not notice the damage to the front door of the home right away.
The victim's 13-year-old daughter testified Thursday that Glover kicked the door in after pounding with his fists for about 15 minutes despite repeated warnings for him to leave. The victim called 911, but Glover took the phone and pushed her, according to testimony.
Burke played portions of two calls to dispatchers around midnight where Glover and the victim can be heard angrily screaming at each other and using profanity. Glover sunk his head and rubbed his eyebrows with his fingertips while the tapes played.
It was unclear from the tapes and testimony what the fight was about, but the couple appear to have had a volatile relationship.
Court records show Glover was acquitted on a domestic violence charge but convicted for malicious destruction of property in 2004 after smashing out a car window with a golf club while woman and her friend were inside.
He was placed on probation at that time, court records show.
If convicted of home invasion, Glover faces up to 20 years in prison. The other charges are high-court misdemeanors.
Deputy suspended following his arrest
He faces charges after domestic dispute at girlfriend's home
Ann Arbor News
BY AMALIE NASH
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
A Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputy was suspended without pay following his arrest on home invasion and domestic assault charges over the weekend.
Deputy David Glover, who is assigned to Ypsilanti Township, was arraigned Saturday on charges of first-degree home invasion, domestic assault and tapping or cutting telephone lines.
He was arrested by Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputies after they were called to his girlfriend's Ypsilanti Township home for a disturbance early Saturday, Sheriff Dan Minzey said. Glover is accused of forcing his way into the woman's home to talk to her, then pushing her and taking her cell phone, Minzey said.
A neighbor called police, and Glover was arrested, Minzey said.
Glover was arraigned later Saturday, then suspended without pay, Minzey said. An internal investigation is under way.
"We take the same stance with our employees as we do with citizens, and that is zero tolerance for domestic violence,'' Minzey said.
Glover's attorney, Michael Vincent of Ypsilanti, said the deputy is prepared to defend himself against the charges.
"He is presumed innocent on any and all charges, and we hope everyone will respect that as this case moves forward,'' Vincent said.
Washtenaw County Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecutor Steve Hiller said Glover was released on $10,000 personal bond with several conditions and has a preliminary hearing on the charges Feb. 21.
First-degree home invasion is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Tapping or cutting telephone lines is a high-court misdemeanor punishable by up to two years. Domestic assault is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail.
Glover has been employed at the Sheriff's Department for 11 years, serving three years in the jail and eight years as a road patrol officer, Minzey said.