Saturday, April 12, 2008

Officer David Essad - Shelby Township PD













Officer David Essad : Assaulted wife And 
broke her nose


ORIGINAL CHARGES: FELONIOUS ASSAULT; AND AGGRAVATED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. PLED DOWN TO AGGRAVATED MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT


MDOC NUMBER: 699508
CURRENT STATUS: PROBATIONER
LOCATION: OAKLAND/TROY/PROBATION
SECURITY LEVEL:
SUPERVISION BEGIN DATE:
09/09/2008
SUPERVISION DISCHARGE DATE: 09/09/2010

SENTENCE 1:
OFFENSE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-AGGRAVATED
MCL #: 750.81A2
COURT FILE # : 08220733-FH
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: PLEA
MINIMUM SENTENCE:
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 2 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 04/12/2008
DATE OF SENTENCE: 09/08/2008

SENTENCE 2:
OFFENSE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- AGGRAVATED

MCL #: 750.81A2
COURT FILE # : 08220733-FH
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: PLEA
MINIMUM SENTENCE:
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 2 YEARS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 04/12/2008
DATE OF SENTENCE: 09/09/2008

SUPERVISION CONDITIONS:
01-NO VIOLATIONS OF ANY CRIMINAL LAW
02-NOT LEAVE STATE W/O PERMISSION
02.0-NOT USE/POSSESS ALCOHOL OR INTOXICANTS
02.1-ALCOHOL TESTING
02.2-DRUG TESTING
02.4-NOT USE OF HAVE ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES OR DRUG ITEMS
02.8-OUTPATIENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
03-MONTHLY REPORTING
03.3-APPLY TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PROGRAM
03.4-MUST ATTEND PROGRAMS REQUIRED
04-NOTIFY OF CHANGE OF RESIDENCE
04.18-BEHAVIOR
04.20-NOT OWN OR POSSESS WEAPONS
06.4-MAINTAIN EMPLOYMENT OF AT LEAST 30 HOURS PER WEEK
08.0-SERVE JAIL TIME AS DESCRIBED
08.2-PAY A CRIME VICTIM’S ASSESSMENT
08.3-PAY SUPERVISION FEE PURSUANT TO PA 185 OF 1993
08.4-PAY COURT COST
08.11-ASSIGNMENT OF WAGES UNTIL ORDERED ASSESSMENTS ARE PAID
08.18-STATE COSTS






Former cop gets probation in assault trial
By CHRIS WILLIAMS
Source Staff Writer
PUBLISHED: Sunday, September 14, 2008
http://www.sourcenewspapers.com/stories/091408/loc_story19001.shtml

A former Shelby Township police officer arrested last April for domestic violence has been sentenced to two years probation by an Oakland County Judge. The Honorable Shalina Kumar sentenced David Essad on two counts of aggravated domestic violence in Oakland County Circuit Court on Sept. 9. Essad had been arrested in Rochester in April after a fight with his wife resulted in her receiving a black eye, bruised lip, broken nose and a closed-head injury that was discovered later. Essad pleaded guilty to the charges in front of Kumar on Aug. 5.

Essad, an 8-year veteran of the Shelby Township Police Department, had initially been charged with felonious assault, which could have resulted in jail time, but the charges were lowered when his wife submitted a letter to the court stating that the situation was an isolated incident that happened because both she and Essad had been drinking.

Essad, who has been in alcohol treatment since the incident, briefly addressed Kumar at the sentencing.

“This unfortunate incident was a direct result of my abuse of alcohol,” he said. He informed Kumar that he and his wife are undergoing marital counseling, and said he will do what it takes to become an upstanding citizen.

Kumar agreed to sentence Essad to two years probation for each count. Kumar also ordered Essad to have no alcohol in his system, submit to alcohol and drug testing, and continue his participation in an alcohol treatment program. He is not to carry a firearm except for his employment; during the fight with his wife, he had taken his gun out of the holster and banged it on his car’s window.

Essad, who is currently working as a security guard, was terminated from his position with the police department June 16. Police Chief Robert Leman stated in a letter to Essad that his behavior on April 12 tarnished the reputation of the Shelby Township Police Department. With the charges lowered from a felony to misdemeanors, Essad will be able to appeal the termination through his union representative, said his lawyer, Jerome Sabbota.

“He would have to have a hearing in front of the union,” said Shelby Township Police Capt. Stephen Stanbury. “He has already filed a grievance, so that’s where it starts.”

Stanbury said Essad’s record with the police department was previously clear of any outstanding violations.

“He didn’t have anything egregious on there,” he said. “His record was pretty clean, but that’s really all I can say.”










Fired Shelby cop pleads guilty to misdemeanors
PUBLISHED: Friday, August 8, 2008
By Shaun Byron
Journal Register News Service
http://www.macombdaily.com/stories/080808/loc_local06.shtml

A former Shelby Township police officer could face jail time after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated domestic violence and admitting assaulting his wife.

David Essad, 34, appeared Tuesday morning before Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Shalina Kumar on charges that he beat his wife, Julie Essad, and threatened to kill her while holding a gun last April. She has since filed for divorce.

David Essad had been charged with felonious assault with a gun, a 4-year felony, and aggravated domestic violence, a 1-year misdemeanor.

The Oakland County Prosecutor's Office made an agreement with his attorney, Jerome Sabbota, to amend the charges in exchange for a plea.

The prosecutor's office and Kumar also had received a letter from Julie Essad, stating David Essad had been complying with court-ordered treatment for alcohol abuse and has remained sober.

Kumar also granted requests to lift a no-contact order and cancel the tether, which were all part of his bond requirements.

David Essad will return before Kumar to be sentenced Sept. 9.

Essad has been fired from his job as a Shelby Township police officer. He has filed a grievance over the discharge and the issue is headed to arbitration.

In May, Julie Essad testified at a preliminary exam in 52-3 District Court that she and her husband had been at Gus O'Connor's in Rochester on April 11 to celebrate her birthday.

She told the court that David Essad drank heavily, became upset because she spoke to an ex-boyfriend, and began yelling and swearing at her in the car as she drove them home.

Julie Essad said he repeatedly pulled her hair and banged her head against the driver's side window.

She said she pulled into a parking lot, where David Essad continued to scream and bit her ear.

David Essad, she said, then brandished his gun and made threats to kill her.

Sabbota said if his client continues to abide by the court's requirements, he will be allowed to continue working as an officer because the felony charge was dropped.

David Essad, he said, is looking forward to settling the issue and continuing with his life










Officer accused of assault pleads guilty
By SHAUN BYRON
The Oakland Press
August 06, 2008
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/080608/pol_20080806405.shtml

A former Shelby Township police officer could face jail time after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated domestic violence and admitting to assaulting his wife.

David Essad, 34, appeared Tuesday morning before Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Shalina Kumar on charges that he beat his wife, Julie Essad, and threatened to kill her while holding a gun last April. She has since filed for divorce.

David Essad had been charged with felonious assault with a gun, a four-year felony, and aggravated domestic violence, a one-year misdemeanor.

The Oakland County Prosecutor's Office made an agreement with his attorney, Jerome Sabbota, to amend the charges in exchange for a plea.

The prosecutor's office and Kumar also had received a letter from Julie Essad, stating David Essad had been complying with court-ordered treatment for alcohol abuse and has remained sober.

Kumar also granted requests to lift a no-contact order and cancel the tether, which were all part of his bond requirements.

The requests were made by David Essad and included in his wife's letter.

David Essad will return before Kumar to be sentenced Sept. 9.

In May, Julie Essad testified at a preliminary exam in 52-3 District Court that she and her husband of 51Ú2 years had been at Gus O'Connor's in Rochester on April 11 to celebrate her birthday.

She told the court that David Essad drank heavily, became upset because she spoke to an ex-boyfriend, and began yelling and swearing at her in the car as they drove home.

Julie Essad said he repeatedly pulled her hair and banged her head against the driver's side window.

She said she pulled into a parking lot, where David Essad continued to scream and bit her ear.

David Essad, she said, then brandished his gun and making threats to kill her.

Sabbota said if his client continues to abide by the court's requirements, he will be allowed to continue working as an officer because the felony charge was dropped.

David Essad, he said, is looking forward to settling the issue and continuing with his life.










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Shelby Officer Arrested
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Oakland Press
PUBLISHED: Monday, April 14, 2008
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/041408/loc_20080414247.shtml

ROCHESTER HILLS - A Shelby Township police officer was arrested Saturday after a witness reported he assaulted his wife and brandished a gun while threatening he was going to kill her.

An Oakland County Sheriff's deputies said Officer David Essad of Oakland Township has been charged with felonious assault and aggravated domestic violence.

He is being held on a $20,000 bond with a 10 percent surety. If released, Essad must agree to wear a tether and have no contact with firearms.

According to reports, a witness called 9-1-1 after seeing a man and woman laying on the ground next to their vehicle in a parking lot near the intersection of Rochester and Tienken roads. The witness told deputies the two were drunk and that he saw the man assaulting the woman.

When deputies arrived at the parking lot, Essad was laying motionless on the ground with his arms stretched out as if he was surrendering.

The woman, identified as his wife, was sitting in their vehicle. She stepped out of the vehicle when the patrol cars pulled up. Deputies said she had blood in her hair, face and shirt.

The Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to the scene for medical treatment. The woman was taken to an area hospital for her injuries.

Deputies said the couple had spent the evening celebrating her birthday, but got into an argument on the way home. It was at that time Essad allegedly beat his wife and began making threats to kill her, according to deputies.












Shelby cop accused of beating his wife is fired
Behavior 'tarnishes' department, says police chief
July 2, 2008
By Frank DeFrank
Macomb Daily Staff Writer
http://macombdaily.com/stories/070208/loc_local02.shtml

A Shelby Township police officer awaiting trial for beating his wife has been fired.

David Essad, 34, was notified recently by township police Chief Robert Leman that his arrest in Oakland County on charges of felonious assault and domestic violence will cost Essad his job.

"Your conduct on April 11, 2008, violates state law and department guidelines,"

Leman wrote in a memo dated June 26, 2008. "Your behavior also tarnishes the police department's mission to serve and protect the citizens of Shelby Township."

Essad, an 8-year-veteran of the Shelby Township Police Department, is awaiting trial in Oakland County Circuit Court. He's due back in court July 15 for a pre-trial conference.

Jerome Sabbota, who represents Essad on the criminal charges, said the case "could be resolved" on that date. Asked if that meant a plea bargain, Sabbota replied, "Could be."

Sabotta also said he expects the officer's union will appeal Leman's decision.

"I think it (the discharge) is jumping the gun," Sabbota said. "(Essad) is still in court. The case could be resolved in his favor."

Essad is accused of beating his wife, Julie, as the two drove home from a night celebrating Julie's birthday. He also is accused of threatening his wife with a gun.

Oakland County deputies found the couple in a parking lot on Rochester Road, near Tienken Road about 12:30 a.m. April 12.

Mrs. Essad was inside the vehicle, suffering from a broken nose and other injuries, police said.

The Shelby Township officer, who was intoxicated, was lying on the ground near the car.

In recapping the allegations against Essad, Leman cited several department rules and policies the officer violated, including:

Excessive use of alcohol while off duty; Conduct unbecoming of an officer; Carrying a firearm in a manner not in accordance with law and departmental procedures;

Misconduct.
Leman also cited the "violent and criminal nature" of Essad's actions and wrote, "I find no mitigating factors to warrant against my decision to terminate your employment."

Essad's discharge was expected. Following his arrest, he was suspended with pay. The department subsequently changed his status to suspended without pay.

Essad is entitled to appeal Leman's decision, either to the police and fire Civil Service Commission or through binding arbitration.











Macomb County news briefs
May 30, 2008
Detroit Free Press
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080530/NEWS04/805300354/1006

SHELBY TOWNSHIP: Supervisor wants authority to discipline cop

Township Supervisor Ralph (Skip) Maccarone will ask the Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday to grant him permission to discipline or fire a police officer who is on unpaid leave and charged in the beating of his wife last month.

"It's a routine request for authority," Maccarone said Thursday.

If the board approves it, he will review the personnel file of David Essad, 34, who has worked for the police force since June 12, 2000, according to the Human Resources Department.

The supervisor will then decide whether to terminate Essad's employment.

Essad was arrested by Oakland County sheriff's deputies in the Rochester Hills substation on charges of felonious assault and aggravated domestic violence.

Compiled by Dan Cortez, Christy Arboscello and Steve Neavling.
















Wife testifies at cop’s exam
By CHRIS WILLIAMS
Source Staff Writer
May 18, 2008
http://www.sourcenewspapers.com/stories/051808/loc_story2002.shtml

The preliminary examination of a Shelby Township police officer accused of assaulting his wife took place May 13 in 52-3 District Court in Rochester.

Shelby Township Police Officer David Essad was arrested shortly after midnight April 12 by Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies in a Rochester Hills parking lot after a passerby reported seeing a man and woman lying on the ground near a car. Essad was taken into policy custody, and charged later that morning on charges of felonious assault and aggravated domestic violence.

At the preliminary examination May 13, Julie Essad testified before Judge Nancy Carniak that her husband had grown violent with her on the way home from a bar the evening of April 11.

The couple had been celebrating Julie Essad’s birthday with friends at Gus O’ Connor’s in Rochester and left shortly after 11 p.m.

Julie Essad said the couple left because her husband had too much to drink. During the evening, she said, he had consumed beer, scotch and a Long Island iced tea. He also had allegedly become aggravated when Julie Essad spoke briefly with an old boyfriend.

Julie Essad said her husband’s temper escalated during the drive home.

“He said, "You don’t love me,’” she testified. “At first it was just anger and then it got violent.”

Julie Essad said that as she sat in the driver’s seat, her husband began to pull her hair so violently that it began to come out in clumps. She said he also grabbed her head and slammed it against the driver’s side window several times, causing the vehicle to swerve.

“I told him to calm down,” Essad testified. “He would not stop.”

Julie Essad said she pulled into a parking lot near the intersection of Rochester and Tienken roads, hoping her husband would calm down. David Essad then allegedly continued screaming at his wife and bit her ear; photographs were admitted into evidence that showed Julie Essad’s bruised ear.

Julie Essad testified that once the car was in the parking lot, her husband continued his outburst and allegedly punched in the car’s dashboard, knobs, vents and digital display. She said he then reached back and pulled out his service revolver.

“He said, "You’re a (expletive)-ing (expletive) and you just need to (expletive)-ing die,’” Julie Essad testified. “I thought he was going to kill me with his gun.”

Attorneys for David Essad said no mention of the gun was in initial police reports. Julie Essad said she was suffering from injuries at that time and may have left it out of preliminary interviews with police officers, although she said she did discuss it with several people shortly afterward.

Julie Essad also testified that at no time did her husband point the gun at her, but banged it against the window before taking out the magazine and putting the gun on the floor. She said David Essad had the gun out for less than five minutes before he put it on the floor.

“He never told me that he was going to kill me,” she said. “But I felt threatened when he took the gun out and said that I should (expletive)-ing die.”

Julie Essad testified that she kicked off her shoes and, fearing for her life, ran from the car. David Essad then allegedly pursued her, pushed her to the ground and continued to beat her, smashing her head into the pavement several times. Julie Essad grew emotional as she testified about the incident.

“I said, 'Please stop because I think you’re crushing my skull.’ I said What about the kids?’” she said. “Nothing fazed him and he continued to beat me into the ground.”

Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies arrived shortly afterward and arrested David Essad. Julie Essad was taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated for a fat lip, black eye, a broken nose and a bruise on her neck; she was readmitted the next week when it was determined she had suffered a closed-head injury.

David Essad’s attorney, Jerome Sabbota, argued that because his client never made a verbal threat to kill or injure Julie Essad with his gun and never pointed the weapon at her, that there was no intent to injure her with it. Carniak, however, said the gun did constitute a threat and bonded the case to Oakland County Circuit Court.

David Essad has been a Shelby Township police officer for eight years; he is currently on unpaid suspension from the department. Julie Essad has also filed for divorce and is suing her husband for more than $50,000.














Officer to face trial in assault case
By ANN ZANIEWSKI
The Oakland Press
May 14, 2008
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/051408/loc_20080514256.shtml

A woman tearfully testified Tuesday that her husband, a Shelby Township police officer, slammed her head on the ground and threatened to kill her while holding a gun after the couple left a Rochester bar in April.

David Essad, 34, has been charged with felonious assault with a gun, a four-year felony, and aggravated domestic violence, a one-year misdemeanor. His preliminary exam in 52-3 District Court concluded with a judge binding the case over to circuit court.

The sole witness in the exam was Julie Essad, David Essad's wife of 5 1/2 years.

She has filed for divorce.

The couple visited Gus O'Connor's in Rochester on April 11 to celebrate her birthday. Julie Essad testified that David Essad drank heavily and, apparently upset because she spoke to an ex-boyfriend, began yelling and swearing at her in the car as they drove home later that night. The couple lived in Oakland Township.

Julie Essad said she was behind the wheel heading north on Rochester Road when her husband repeatedly pulled her hair and banged her head against the driver's side window. She said she pulled into a parking lot at Tienken and Rochester roads, and David Essad continued to scream and bit her ear.

Julie Essad said her husband pulled out his .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun. She said he held the gun up, but didn't point it directly at her, and said, "You need to f------ die."

Julie Essad said David Essad pulled the magazine out of the gun and threw the gun on the car floor.

Julie Essad said she ran from the car and David Essad threw her to the ground and repeatedly banged her head on the pavement.

A passerby called 9-1-1.

"I said, 'Please stop because I feel like you're going to crush my skull," Julie Essad said.

Julie Essad suffered a closed head injury, a broken nose, bruises and other injuries.

David Essad's defense attorney, Jerome Sabbota, noted during questioning that Julie Essad didn't mention in her written statement to deputies that David Essad threatened her while holding the gun.

He said that detail first came out as Julie Essad filed a lawsuit against her estranged husband.

Sabbota told 52-3 District Court Judge Nancy Tolwin Carniak that David Essad unloaded the gun and never pointed it at Julie Essad, so there's no evidence that he committed felonious assault with a dangerous weapon.

"I think his intent is clear," countered Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Ian Simons.

Carniak said the gun didn't have to be pointed directly at Julie Essad to constitute felonious assault. She bound David Essad over to circuit court on both charges.

David Essad is free on bond. He has been ordered to wear a tether and have no contact with Julie Essad. Sabbota asked that the tether be removed because of the cost to maintain it, and Carniak denied the request.

Sabbota said David Essad, who formerly worked for the Detroit Police Department, was suspended from the Shelby Township Police Department pending the trial's outcome.

Essad will be arraigned by Oakland Circuit Judge Shalina Kumar on the criminal charges. A date has not yet been set.











Officer accused of assault seeks home access
By SHAUN BYRON
The Oakland Press
May 07, 2008
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/050708/pol_20080507346.shtml

A Shelby Township officer accused of beating his now-estranged wife must continue borrowing clothes until she returns with their two children from a cruise.

David Essad's attorney, Douglas Gutscher, requested 52-3 District Court Judge Nancy Tolwin Carniak allow his client to get clothing and other items from the home he had shared with his wife, who has been living with her sister, but is now out of the country.

The request was made Tuesday when Essad and his attorney appeared before Carniak in Rochester Hills to set a date for a preliminary examination, which will be May 13.

Essad, Gutscher said, has been borrowing his brother's clothes and needed to pay the utility and mortgage bills on the couple's home as per the preliminary agreement for their pending divorce.

Carniak said while Essad has complied with the restrictions placed against him, she wanted to wait until his wife returns from a cruise -- which had been scheduled prior to the alleged assault -- before anything is removed from the home.

Essad, an Oakland Township resident, is being charged with felonious assault and aggravated domestic violence.

According to Oakland County Sheriff's deputies, Essad was arrested shortly after midnight April 12 in a parking lot on Rochester Road, near Tienken Road.

Police said he was lying on the ground and appeared to be surrendering when they arrived at the scene in response to a 9-1-1 call.

Essad's wife, who got out of a nearby vehicle when deputies arrived, had blood in her hair, face and shirt, said police. The couple had been out celebrating a birthday when they got into an argument, allegedly leading to Essad assaulting his wife and brandishing a handgun while making threats to kill her.

The eight-year veteran of the Shelby Township Police Department remains on unpaid suspension pending an investigation into the charges. Aside from being unable to retrieve clothing and personal items, Essad also hasn't had any contact with his two children.

Gutscher told the court that while his client has been given permission to see the children with a third party, Essad has not been granted such an opportunity and should be given that chance.

"I understand the allegations against him, but he should have contact with his kids," he said.

Carniak said while he has been given permission, the court has not required his wife to make the children available for visitation.












Cop on tether after alleged assault on wife
April 27, 2008
Mirror News
http://www.mirrornews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/articleAID=/20080427/NEWS17/804270382/1034

An Oakland Township man has been charged with assaulting his wife after the couple had been celebrating her birthday in Rochester.

David Essad will be back in 52-3 District Court May 6 for a pre-exam conference before Judge Nancy Carniak on charges of felonious assault and aggravated domestic violence. He is free on $20,000 bond (cash 10 percent) and was ordered to wear a tether.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office was called to a parking lot on Rochester near Tienken April 12 around 12:15 a.m. after a witness called 9-1-1 to report a man and a woman lying on the ground near a car, possibly intoxicated. The witness later reported that he saw the man assault the woman.

When deputies arrived they found Essad, who is a Shelby Township police officer, lying motionless on the ground with his arms stretched out as if surrendering. His wife was sitting in the couple's car, her hair, face and shirt bloodied. She was taken to Crittenton Hospital.

Police said the couple were on their way home when an argument began. They allege Essad assaulted his wife, brandished a handgun and threatened to kill her.















Former teacher's porn case delayed again
Court of Appeals issues stay to consider prosecutor's protest
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
By Jameson Cook
Macomb Daily Staff Writer
http://staging.macombdaily.com/stories/041608/loc_local03.shtml

A 2-year-old case that has featured multiple twists, five attorneys and three judges took a couple of sharp turns in the past couple of days.

The trial of Michael S. O'Hanian, a former teacher accused of sending a pornographic image to a former student, was finally scheduled to begin Tuesday in Macomb County Circuit Court. But it was adjourned after the state Court of Appeals issued a stay so it could consider the prosecution's protest of the judge throwing out one of the defendant's statements to police.

Circuit Judge Mark Switalski last week quashed statements O'Hanian made about the computer crimes he is accused of committing when he was questioned by police in the parking lot of the Kmart store at 23 Mile and Van Dyke in September 2005.

Meanwhile, the police officer in charge of the case, David Essad, was suspended from the force Monday after he was arraigned in 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills, charged with felonious assault and aggravated domestic assault for allegedly beating his wife Saturday.

Essad, who posted 10 percent of a $20,000 bond and was placed on tether, showed up for the trial Tuesday but left quickly after learning the case would be adjourned. Assistant Macomb prosecutor William Harding said the prosecution still plans to use Essad as a witness to testify about the charges against O'Hanian.

"He's a subpoenaed witness, and we intend to use him as such," said Harding, chief of the computer crimes unit.

O'Hanian, 40, a former teacher at Shelby Junior High School, is charged with distributing obscene material to a youth, a 2-year misdemeanor; and using a computer to commit a crime, a 4-year felony, for sending an image of a nude man to a former student, a 16-year-old girl.

He was formally charged in October 2005.

He agreed to plead no contest to a charge but in May 2006 withdrew his plea after probation officials recommended he spend nine months in jail and he learned he would have to register as a sex offender for 25 years.

A third charge, possession of child pornography, was added in January 2007 after computer police say they found seven child-porn images on a storage device on O'Hanian's seized computer.The porn possession case is on hold until after the original case goes to trial.

Defense attorney Steven Rabaut last week won his motion seeking removal of one of O'Hanian's statements to police. Rabaut argued that police followed O'Hanian in his vehicle Sept. 30, 2005, and conducted an illegal stop on him in order to talk to him.

Harding argued police didn't approach O'Hanian until after he parked his vehicle in the Kmart lot and was exiting.

"Our position is the police approached him as he was getting out of his car, like they could with any citizen," he said. "He made certain statements in regard to sending the image."

The statement came four days after police seized his computer from his home and initially questioned him.

An appeals panel of three judges, including former Macomb circuit Judge Pat Donofrio, agreed to hear Harding's appeal and ordered transcripts of the hearing to be completed within two weeks. At that time it could set deadlines for legal briefs.

A pretrial was set for May 15 in front of Switalski.Contributing to delays has been numerous changes of judges and attorneys.

Switalski is the third circuit judge to have the case on his docket. Deborah Servitto was first assigned, but in March 2006 she was elevated to the appeals court. Judge John Foster took over Servitto's docket, but Foster in January 2007 moved from the criminal/civil division to family division.

Rabaut is the third defense attorney, following William Cataldo, who gave up the case shortly after taking it when he took a job as chief homicide attorney for the Macomb Prosecutor's Office, and Dennis Johnston.Harding took over the case after he took over as computer crime prosecutor. Assistant Macomb prosecutor Chad Davis initially handled the case.
















Oakland briefs
Rochester Hills: Cop charged in abuse
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Detroit News
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/articleAID=/20080415/METRO02/804150367/1411/METRO02

A Shelby Township police officer was charged with domestic violence after an incident Saturday in which he allegedly beat his wife and threatened to kill her while holding a handgun.

Police said David Essad from Oakland Township was found lying on the ground motionless near Rochester and Tienken roads, and his wife was sitting in their vehicle with her hair, face and shirt bloodied. The couple had been celebrating her birthday in Rochester and got into an argument on the way home, investigators said.

Essad was arraigned Saturday on charges of felonious assault and aggravated domestic violence and placed on $20,000 bond with an electronic tether.













Shelby cop arrested, accused of beating wife
Couple allegedly fought after her birthday party
By Frank DeFrank
Macomb Daily
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
http://www.macombdaily.com/stories/041508/loc_local04.shtml

Shelby Township police officer faces criminal charges and his employment future is uncertain after his arrest over the weekend for allegedly assaulting his wife and threatening her with a gun.

David Essad, 34, an 8-year veteran of the department, is charged with felonious assault and aggravated domestic violence.

Police said Essad beat up his wife early Saturday morning during a quarrel as the couple returned from an evening celebrating her birthday.

Mike McCabe, undersheriff for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, said officers responding to a call found the couple in a parking lot on Rochester Road, near Tienken Road, about 12:15 a.m. Saturday.

Mrs. Essad was inside the vehicle. Officers noted her hair, face and shirt were bloodied. Police said her injuries included a broken nose and hair pulled from her scalp. Her injuries were serious enough to require medical attention, and the Rochester Hills fire department transported her to Crittenton Hospital.

Essad was lying on the ground with his arms stretched out as if surrendering, police said.

Bond for Essad was set at $20,000 with a provision that he could post 10 percent of the total to secure his release. He was also ordered placed on an electronic tether and was forbidden to possess any firearms.

A preliminary examination is scheduled for April 22 before 52-3 District Court (Rochester Hills) Judge Nancy Carniak.

Essad was placed on paid suspension by Shelby Township police pending an internal probe, said Capt. Stephen Stanbury. But Essad’s future employment may rest with the results of the criminal case. If convicted of either of the principle charges against him, Essad would be denied the right to possess a weapon, which could effectively end his law enforcement career. “We really have nothing to do with the criminal aspect of it,” said Stanbury.

James Tagnanelli, president of the Police Officers Association of Michigan, the union that represents Shelby Township officers, said Essad will be provided representation in both the criminal proceedings and the department investigation “to make sure justice is served, whatever that might be.”

“Because of the circumstances (Essad was still in jail Monday afternoon), we haven’t really had much chance to talk to him,” Tagnanelli said.Essad is the third Shelby Township police officer to run afoul of the law in the past three years.

In early 2005, a patrolman was found drunk and slumped over the wheel of an idling car in Macomb Township. The officer pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to one year probation. He subsequently was suspended, but kept his job.

Just three months ago, another officer was fired after she pleaded guilty to illegally disclosing information she obtained from a police computer network. The officer pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge and has filed a grievance challenging her discharge.

Despite the incidents, township Supervisor Ralph Maccarone, a former Detroit police officer, praised the department as a whole. “Police officers are human beings like everybody else,” he said. “We hold them to a higher standard.”












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THE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (EXCERPT)

Act 175 of 1927

769.4a Assault on spouse, former spouse, individual with child in common, dating relationship, or household resident; plea or finding of guilty; deferral of proceedings and order of probation; previous convictions; adjudication of guilt upon violation of probation; mandatory counseling program; costs; circumstances for entering adjudication of guilt; discharge and dismissal; limitation; nonpublic record; definitions.

Sec. 4a.

(1) When an individual who has not been convicted previously of an assaultive crime pleads guilty to, or is found guilty of, a violation of section 81 or 81a of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.81 and 750.81a, and the victim of the assault is the offender's spouse or former spouse, an individual who has had a child in common with the offender, an individual who has or has had a dating relationship with the offender, or an individual residing or having resided in the same household as the offender, the court, without entering a judgment of guilt and with the consent of the accused and of the prosecuting attorney in consultation with the victim, may defer further proceedings and place the accused on probation as provided in this section. However, before deferring proceedings under this subsection, the court shall contact the department of state police and determine whether, according to the records of the department of state police, the accused has previously been convicted of an assaultive crime or has previously availed himself or herself of this section. If the search of the records reveals an arrest for an assaultive crime but no disposition, the court shall contact the arresting agency and the court that had jurisdiction over the violation to determine the disposition of that arrest for purposes of this section.

(2) Upon a violation of a term or condition of probation, the court may enter an adjudication of guilt and proceed as otherwise provided in this chapter.

(3) An order of probation entered under subsection (1) may include any condition of probation authorized under section 3 of chapter XI of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, MCL 771.3, including, but not limited to, requiring the accused to participate in a mandatory counseling program. The court may order the accused to pay the reasonable costs of the mandatory counseling program. The court also may order the accused to participate in a drug treatment court under chapter 10A of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.1060 to 600.1082. The court may order the defendant to be imprisoned for not more than 12 months at the time or intervals, which may be consecutive or nonconsecutive and within the period of probation, as the court determines. However, the period of imprisonment shall not exceed the maximum period of imprisonment authorized for the offense if the maximum period is less than 12 months. The court may permit day parole as authorized under 1962 PA 60, MCL 801.251 to 801.258. The court may permit a work or school release from jail.

(4) The court shall enter an adjudication of guilt and proceed as otherwise provided in this chapter if any of the following circumstances exist:

(a) The accused commits an assaultive crime during the period of probation.

(b) The accused violates an order of the court that he or she receive counseling regarding his or her violent behavior.

(c) The accused violates an order of the court that he or she have no contact with a named individual.

5) Upon fulfillment of the terms and conditions, the court shall discharge the person and dismiss the proceedings against the person. Discharge and dismissal under this section shall be without adjudication of guilt and is not a conviction for purposes of this section or for purposes of disqualifications or disabilities imposed by law upon conviction of a crime.

(6) There may be only 1 discharge and dismissal under this section with respect to any individual. The department of state police shall retain a nonpublic record of an arrest and discharge and dismissal under this section. This record shall be furnished to a court or police agency upon request pursuant to subsection (1) or to an office of prosecuting attorney for the purpose of showing that a defendant in a criminal action under section 81 or 81a of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.81 and 750.81a, or a local ordinance substantially corresponding to section 81 of that act has already once availed himself or herself of this section or for the purpose of determining whether the defendant in a criminal action is eligible for discharge and dismissal of proceedings by a drug treatment court under section 1076(5) of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.1076.

(7) As used in this section:

(a) "Assaultive crime" means 1 or more of the following:

(i) That term as defined in section 9a of chapter X.

(ii) A violation of chapter XI of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.81 to 750.90g.

(iii) A violation of a law of another state or of a local ordinance of a political subdivision of this state or of another state substantially corresponding to a violation described in subparagraph (i) or (ii).

(b) "Dating relationship" means frequent, intimate associations primarily characterized by the expectation of affectional involvement. This term does not include a casual relationship or an ordinary fraternization between 2 individuals in a business or social context.

History: Add. 1978, Act 353, Imd. Eff. July 14, 1978 ;-- Am. 1980, Act 471, Eff. Mar. 31, 1981 ;-- Am. 1994, Act 68, Eff. July 1, 1994 ;-- Am. 2001, Act 208, Eff. Apr. 1, 2002 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 220, Eff. Jan. 1, 2005 ;-- Am. 2006, Act 663, Imd. Eff. Jan. 10, 2007



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MI POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED PERPETRATED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAW ENFORCEMENT MURDER SUICIDE
Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

This officer (Essad) even teaches women self defense during his off time!

Anonymous said...

He is a mother fucker! I know him personnally!

Anonymous said...

He is a menace to society. What kind of person does this to a woman and calls himself a police officer?!?! I know him personally.

Anonymous said...

I happen to know Dave and his wife. There is good to say about both people. Shame on all of you swearing, and being mean. I have seen the nice side of Dave...and the mean side of his wife at times. NOBODY is perfect. They are not perfect. All I'm saying is: If I expect God to forgive me for my sins, I need to forgive others." Perhaps the TWO of them need AA, and anger management? Keep it real people, I've never known Dave to be a monster. I'll keep praying for him, Julie and the boys.

Sue

Anonymous said...

First and foremost how dare you use his wife's name in your blog. I do know both of them personally too....don't you think she has been through enough all ready? For christ sakes he tried to kill her and beat the shit out of her. She was not drunk he was, she did not do anything wrong he did. If you want to forgive, then forgive Dave for the unexcusable thing he did to his wife.

Erin

Anonymous said...

SUE...............

You obviously don't know who DAVE ESSAD REALLY is. I know that mother fucker personally too...very personally. I have only seen him belittle his wife and this IS NOT THE FIRST TIME he has HIT or PUSHED her. HE is a CRAZY BASTARD, who has NO self control. FUCK OFF SUE! GO pray for yourself.....

Anonymous said...

He is a loser.

Anonymous said...

First and foremost how dare you use her name in this blog. I too know them personally. There is no way in hell she deserved what he did to her. For christ sakes he almost killed her and beat the shit out of her. You think that was warranted? He was drunk, not her, He snapped, not her. Her only concern is their children. If you want to forgive anyone, then start praying for Dave because what he did was inexcusable.

EJ

Anonymous said...

TO ALL OF YOU WHO THINK YOU KNOW DAVID ESSAD PERSONALLY:

David Essad is my brother-in-law, I KNOW him very personally . I have disliked the "man" (I put man in quotes because what kind of man beats his wife) since I first met him. He is very lucky to have a woman like her, he doesn't deserve a woman like her and he knows it.

To the above blog (Sue)...don't you DARE talk bad about my sister, you DO NOT know her personally. He is a sick man and NO person, woman, child or man deserves to be beat, balded, broken nose, black eyes, bruised body,and closed head injury as a result of his brutal abuse. You have no idea how horrible it was and for you to say his wife "has a sometimes said mean things, needs anger management and AA" is just as sick as David. I think you (Sue) needs some serious help if you think this behavior is ok. I think I know who you are Sue.

survivor said...

I was hesitant to post the comment left by Sue, as I personally do not agree with her comment.

However, I finally decided to post Sue's comment, because it demonstrates what victims of OIDV are up against: a society that is too forgiving of abusing police officers and whose first reaction to OIDV, is to down-play OIDV incident and turn against the victim/blame the victim.

This victim blaming/war against a victim is unique in our society only to victims of OIDV.

People like Sue seem to forget that in every incident of OIDV there is a gun [the abuser's loaded duty gun].

The Sues of this world also seem to forget that police officers are trained in self defense...and in Officer Essad's case, one look at his creditials in self defense courses that he teaches,makes you gasp. Officer Essad's hands should be registered as deadly weapons.

Another thing I would like to point out to the other Sues who are walking around trying to excuse Officer Essad's abuse of his wife/blame Officer Essad's victim: if Essad had not been arrested for this recent dv, I wonder how long it would have been before he would have killed his wife.

A clear sign that an abuser is eventually going to kill their victim, is when the abuser begins abusing his victim in public...as Officer Essad did in this case.

I hope and pray that there aren't too many people in Shelby Township with the 'Sue Mentality'...and I most definately hope that none of those with the 'Sue Mentality' end up as jurors in Officer Essad's trial.

To Officer Essad's victim and her family: ((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))

Renee' / Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence Corp.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Renee

Hugs,
The Victims Family

Anonymous said...

Thank you Renee. Your support is appreciated.

The Victims sister

Anonymous said...

If Essad is committing crimes during his off time, then it is reasonable to think that he is also committing crimes while working...that may explain some other things in the paper, as well as the "davidessadisanidiot" webpage (quite funny, worth a read). I wonder if he will continue teaching "self defense"...

Poor Sue, I feel for you. Unfortunately, you are right, NOBODY is perfect, which is why we have a criminal justice system, and now David can see the other side of it.

survivor said...

To Officer Essad's victim, and the victim's family: thank you. After the past couple of weeks I have had with 'dealing with' the Brainard's victim blaming of Pam Aukerman [murdered by Officer Kevin Brainard 11/04/07], your kind words really touched me.

Contact information and OIDV websites that I hope you find helpful [now is the time to reach out with other victims/survivors, as there is strength in numbers]:

mioidv@aol.com [Michigan OIDV email]

http://pamaukermanbrainard.blogspot.com/ [Pam Aukerman's website]

http://michiganoidvjourneyhome.blogspot.com/ [My website about surviving OIDV/the aftermath of victim blaming with OIDV]

http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/1998/03/deputy-orval-parker-monroe-county-sd.html [My story...so I've been there, done that...sigh]

http://beckytorres.memory-of.com/About.aspx. [Becky Torres' website. I've been in contact with Becky's family, and they are wonderful people]

· Cloud's 'Behind The Blue Wall' Blog [Ever wonder how OIDV got noticed in the first place? Well this is the lady who was one of our first voices. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful person]
· Lane Judson's (Crystal's Daddy), OIDV Website [OMG, Lane and Patty are awesome...click on his website and either email or call him].

Anonymous said...

A preliminary examination was scheduled for April 22 before 52-3 District Court (Rochester Hills) Judge Nancy Carniak. Anyone have info. on how that turned out?

Anonymous said...

The two parties put the cases out on the table. He is still tethered. Next date is May??

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all of the information Renee. I will pass it along to my sister, as she can use any type of support at this time.

Thanks,
Victims sister

survivor said...

Cloud/National OIDV, received the following comment on her Behind the Blue Wall blog, regarding Julie Essad.

I just thought it was really important to post it here: 1)Many people have been concerned about Julie; and 2) One of the major reasons why I do this blog, is because I know that somewhere out there, other victims of OIDV are reading these articles, attempting to get the courage up to leave their abusers; 3) and I know that Julie's decision to leave David/file for divorce is an inspiration to other victims of OIDV.

Julie, if you are reading this, please contact Cloud at 'Behind the Blue Wall'...she has been working with a victim of OIDV who was forced to flee, also. I am sure that Cloud would be more than willing to hook the two of you up...as we derive strength from those who have gone before us and who have walked in our shoes.

Renee'

HERE'S THE COMMENT LEFT ON CLOUD'S BEHIND THE BLUE WALL BLOG:

"Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "[MI] Combat instructor Officer Essad still TRUSTED...":

Essad's wife, Julie Ann, has just filed for Divorce in Oakland County and was said to be staying out of the State or Country.

I am almost certain that she lives in fear of this man and retaliation from his sympathetic "Brothers in blue"

Given the credentials he posts on his website he clearly intended to harm her as Police use of force training is geared to restraint not injuring suspects.

Hopefully his conduct will earn this heavy handed cop a Felony Conviction."

Anonymous said...

Trying to get in touch with cloud_writer..leave some contact info PLEASE

survivor said...

Deon/Cloud Writer can be reached at: cloud_writer@yahoo.com

I can be reached at mioidv@aol.com

However, Deon is out of town/with her mother, who is facing some major health problems.

Before Deon left, we did discuss the Essad case. Deon has been working with an OIDV victim for over a year [same circumstances as Julie's], and we just felt that this woman would be such an inspiration for Julie. She is just truly amazing, and OMG you talk about someone with a will and backbone...WOW!

I'm not sure if Deon has email or not, right now. If you want to, address an email to Deon and my address also...and I will automatically forward it to the woman that Deon wanted Julie to talk with.

Renee'

Anonymous said...

FRom reading these comments, it seems as if no one actually knows the victim...so stop claiming to know her. Stop using her name and personal information. I don't give a shit if it is news worthy (as one posted), this is about a person who went through hell and almost died. It is about a Mother of two children, a daughter, a sister and a friend to many people.

survivor said...

I could not have said what the comment above this says, better. If the public is so 'concerned' about Julie, then they need to be focusing all their attention on David and insuring that he does not get away with almost killing Julie. If you want to judge someone, judge David...but please do not judge Julie because of what David did to her. That is not your right.
As a survivor of officer involved dv, I often tell people that the worse hell I went through in the ordeal was the judgements of other people.
People who didn't even know me or my daughter, suddenly 'knew me'...through the vicious lies spread by my abuser; other officers; the sheriff; courthouse personnel; my abuser's buddies and his family. And no matter how hard I tried to shake this mis-representation of me, or tried to disarm these lies, it was hopeless. No matter how outlandish the lies about a victim of OIDV, it seems that the public gobbles up the lies with more earnest.
For years afterwards, I would wake up from nightmares of the confrontations I had with people, and the accusations they would yell at me in public. Being under the scrutiny of everyone was one of the most hellish times of my life.

So let's set the record straight for the gossips in Shelby Township: Officer Essad almost killed Julie. He viciously attacked her so badly, that he broke her nose...and it is a miracle that he did not push her nose into her brain and kill her on the spot. But he wasn't done with her yet: he also pulled his loaded duty gun on her and almost blew her away. Julie was almost killed twice that night. Any @#@#@# questions?

Renee'

survivor said...

Julie/Julie's family,
Deon called me last night [she's out of state taking care of her mother]. Just wanted you to know that she asked about you. She's frustrated right now, because she does not have access to a computer [I think she's going to need counseling for computer withdrawl, before she gets home]. Deon should be home sometime next week, if you're still interested in contacting her.
In the meantime, I did get in touch with the OIDV survivor who Deon has worked with for the past year ;)

Renee'

Anonymous said...

What was Officer and Firearms Instructor David Essad thinking?

It certainly raises questions why the Police and Prosecutors office did not charge him with being in possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Are they attempting to cover something up?

He's demonstrated a lack of respect for the law and good common sense by getting drunk at a bar over a period of several hours while carrying two handguns. Even though he is a Police Officer there are no exemptions in the law for police who get drunk and carry their handguns.

Most importantly, he lacked a respect for his wife and wouldn't be in as much legal trouble if he did not use those guns.

What kind of Law Enforcement Officer is he? What kind of Police Department would tolerate such aggregious conduct conduct without terminating his employment?

Given that he knows better he should face the full wrath of Oakland County Justice!

survivor said...

Thank you for getting it :)

This is where people in the community need to be attending city council meetings, demanding answers; calling the mayor and demanding answers; and sitting in court at David's hearings, in support of Julie and her family.

Nothing can be swept under the rug, unless the public allows it.

Another hurdle in officer-involved domestic violence, is taking on the police unions. In cases of OIDV, unions will fight tooth and nail to get an officer back on duty!

There have actually been cases in Michigan, of officers who have been convicted of dv assaults, who were placed back on duty, while they were serving out their sentence of probation...that's how strong the unions are. Even well intending chiefs of police/sheriffs, who want to dismiss officers arrested or convicted for dv assaults, are often powerless against unions who demand these officers be put back on duty.

The most important voices that Julie and other victims of OIDV have, are the public. If the public becomes outraged enough over this type of injustice, and lets elected city officials [mayor; city council members; judges; prosecutor; sheriff; etc.] know that they will not tolerate OIDV and it being shoved under the rug, will changes occur.

Anonymous said...

Survivor-

You are right on, it is obvious you know first hand what this is all about. I hope to make this OIDV more public.
I know Julie appreciates ALL of your advice and SUPPORT.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

julie's sister said...

Renee

Thank you so much for all the support you have provided Julie through this wonderful site. No one that has not gone through this can imagine how terrible it is. Julie is an strong woman and is my hero! Peace!!!!

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Anonymous said...

Having read a recent article in the Detroit Free Press it appears that Township Supervisor Maccarone is taking steps to discipline Officer Essad by seeking Trustee approval to do so.

On Tuesday June 3, 2008 the Shelby Board of Trustees will meet to discuss this important matter as it seems core to the integrity of Public Saftey.

Anonymous said...

David Essads next Court Hearing for a Pretrial hearing will be on June 17, 2008 at 10:30 A.M. before the Honorable Judge Shalina D. Kumar, at Oakland County Circuit Court.

survivor said...

Thank you everyone who has taken the time to keep this post updated with court updates. I am so sorry that I have to take time away from Michigan OIDV...so everyone's help is greatly appreciated.

Julie,
Cloud emailed me the news articles from your testimony at the May 14th hearing. You are such a remarkable and strong woman :) I am so proud of you! I know how hard that was for you to take the stand and testify against your husband. Nothing in life prepares you for that...especially when he is a police officer that people [sigh] worship. You go girl!!!!!! Let nothing or no one stand in your way ;)

((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))
Renee'

Anonymous said...

This news was recently brought to my attention - I was absolutely shocked. I'm an old friend of the victim from college and knew her in high school too. My thoughts and best wishes for her and her family. I hope she is recovering well and all of this can be resolved with justice soon.

Mike

Anonymous said...

I went to school with this guy and he's psycho. He killed cats as a kid and once tried to have sex with a dog (no not kidding) in the woods. He was a complete social outcast. I am SHOCKED to hear he somehow became a police officer. Last I heard he was trying to get on under age girls at Eisenhower (?)as a parking lot guard or something but I never heard he became a cop in Shelby. That's scares the hell out of me. Shelby has a strong force to hear this guy somehow got on that force really bothers me. With that said Shelby made the right choice once the smoke cleared. This news was just brought to me but damn...like i said this guy is bat shit crazy and to find out about this now it pretty heavy. Good luck to the ex and the dept. moving on from this guy.

Anonymous said...

Since Supervisor Skip Maccarone moved to seek authority to discipline Essad from the Board of Trustees on June 3, 2008. The Towship Board of Trustees opted to play politics and gave authority to Police Chief Robert Lehman to review Essads Personnel file and discipline him within 30 days. Members reportedly voting for giving authority to the Police Chief were Filar, Manzella and Viar. While it is doubtful that the outcome would be any different, Why 30 days?

Given the time that has elapsed since he was charged, that sworn testimony was given by the victim, the injuries she sustained and the fact that the case was bound over to circuit court, one has to say why are we keeping this brutal cop on unpaid suspension another 24 hours?

It's clear that certain members of the Board of Trustees may be playing politics with Public Saftey and the financial well being of our community. The liability of keeping him "on the job" could be astronomical in the long run.

He should have been fired by Shelby Township a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

It was learned that on June 26, 2008, David Essad was fired from the Shelby Township Police Department.

Unfortunately, his termination is subject to arbitration.


Julie Essads suffering will not have been in vain. With Davids termination from the Shelby Township Police Department, public safety has been improved.

I am almost certain her life with that man has been a nightmare. I certainly hope that she and the public will later prevail in the courtroom.

Hopefully the Criminal Court Case against him before Judge Shalina D . Kumar will result in multiple convictions.

Cloud_Writer said...

SHELBY POLICE OFICER ACCUSED OF BEATING WIFE LOSES HIS JOB
The Oakland Press
Frank DeFrank
July 2nd, 2008, Page A 10
..."Your conduct on April 11, 2008 violates state law and department guidelines," Lemon wrote in a memo dated June 26, 2008. "Your behavior also tarnishes the police department's mission to serve and protect the citizens of Shelby Township"...

Anonymous said...

WHAT THE!!!!! SETTLED IN HIS FAVOR? A PLEA THAT COULD GET HIS JOB BACK?
THIS IS BS. IS THERE ANY JUSTICE AT ALL FOR THE VICTIMS??

MACOMB DAILY:
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Shelby cop accused of beating his wife is fired


Behavior 'tarnishes' department, says police chief

Essad, an 8-year-veteran of the Shelby Township Police Department, is awaiting trial in Oakland County Circuit Court. He's due back in court July 15 for a pre-trial conference.

Jerome Sabbota, who represents Essad on the criminal charges, said the case "could be resolved" on that date. Asked if that meant a plea bargain, Sabbota replied, "Could be."

Sabotta also said he expects the officer's union will appeal Leman's decision.

"I think it (the discharge) is jumping the gun," Sabbota said. "(Essad) is still in court. The case could be resolved in his favor."

Anonymous said...

David Essad is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday September 9, 2008 in 6th district court by judge KUMAR. I am not sure of the time, but I am hoping if there are any community activist that do not wish to see this guy get off with a slap on the wrist and be able to carry a gun again, that you voice your concerns. I am not sure how to do this myself.

Anonymous said...

This guy was my liaison officer at eisenhower and malow. I always knew he was a fucking whack job.

Anonymous said...

Just an update for this blog, Essad again beat his wife, apparently more than once, and is now scheduled for a violation of probation hearing the first week of December, 2009. I can't find any news articles about the second arrest, but Oakland County Court Explorer shows probation violation hearing on his docket. Does anyone have details about his continuing criminal behavior?

Behind The Blue Wall said...

The second attack happend awhile ago. Thank you though. Above - near the top, see:

"9/12/2009 UPDATE:
I HEAR THAT DAVID ESSAD WILL HAVE A PROBATION VIOLATION HEARING ON"

[The person who normally does this blog is temporarily away]

Anonymous said...

David Essads Probation Violation has once again been rescheduled to March 2, 2010 at 10:30 A.M.

I cannot believe the Oakland County Prosecutors Office and Judge Kumar are allowing this as Justice Delayed is Justice Deinied.

Should Essad successfully complete probation his criminal record will be wiped clear ( see his Felony Oakand County Circuit Court file and associated Register of Actions. If this happens and he may be allowed to return to duty as a Police Officer and own, carry and possess firearms.

David Essad has demonstrated poor judgement and is a violent individual who the public should be protected against.