Saturday, May 10, 2008

Officer Renny Shelby - Detroit PD



Detroit Police Officer Renny Shelby. May 10, 2008.
Broke into ex-girlfriend's house and held her at gunpoint.



ORIGINAL CHARGES: ONE COUNT OF 2ND DEGREE HOME INVASION; ONE COUNT OF ASSAULT W/A DANGEROUS.
MDOC NUMBER: 707144
CURRENT STATUS: PROBATIONER
LOCATION: WAYNE/DETROIT LAHSER/PROBATION
SECURITY LEVEL:
SUPERVISION BEGIN DATE: 11/13/2008
SUPERVISION DISCHARGE DATE: 05/13/2010
OFFENSE: ASSAULT W/INTENTION TO CAUSE GREAT BODILY HARM LESS THAN MURDER
MCL #: 750.84
COURT FILE # : 08220998-FH
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE:
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 1 YEAR 6 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 05/10/2008
DATE OF SENTENCE: 11/13/2008

SUPERVISION CONDITIONS:
01-NO VIOLATIONS OF ANY CRIMINAL LAW
02-NOT LEAVE STATE W/O PERMISSION
03-MONTHLY REPORTING
03.3-APPLY TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PROGRAM
03.10-COMMUNITY SERVICE
04-NOTIFY OF CHANGE OF RESIDENCE
04.5-NO CONTACT OR BE 500’ AWAY FROM THEIR RESIDENCE
04.18-BEHAVIOR
04.20-NOT OWN OR POSSESS WEAPONS
06.4-MAINTAIN EMPLOYMENT OF AT LEAST 30 HOURS PER WEEK
08.2-PAY A CRIME VICTIM’S ASSESSMENT
08.3-PAY SUPERVISION FEE PURSUANT TO PA 185 OF 1993
08.4-COURT COST
08.11-ASSIGNMENT OF WAGES UNTIL ORDEREDASSESSMENTS ARE PAID
08.18-STATE COSTS
08.19-DNA TESTING




BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS
Minutes of the Regular Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, May 15, 2008

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
The forum of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners was held on Thursday, May 15, 2008, at 3:00 p.m., at Police Headquarters, 1300 Beaubien, Detroit, Michigan 48226.

ATTENDANCE
Board Members Present
Erminia Ramirez Jim Holley (ABS) Mohamed Okdie Willie Hampton (ABS) Ronald L. Griffin (ABS)
Department Personnel Present
Chief Ella M. Bully-Cummings
AC Robert Dunlap
AC Ralph Godbee
Cmdr. Gail Wilson-Turner
Lt. Charles Wilson
Lt. Robin Kirkwood-Farrah
Lt. Whitney Walton
Lt. Ronda Tillman
Lt. Donna Jarvis
Sgt. Rodney Cox
Sgt. William Sims
PO James Watson
Atty. Grant Ha

Minutes of the Regular BPC Forum Thursday, May 15, 2008 Page 2
Board Staff Present
Dante' L. Goss, Executive Director (ABS)
Denise R. Hooks, Attorney/Supervising Inv.
Lawana Ducker, Personnel Director
Arnold Sheard, Chief Investigator
Leslie J. Griffin, Community Affairs Coordinator
P.O. Kent Cooper

OTHERS PRESENT
Lawanda Hail-Ruffin Ron Scott
RECORDERS
Terence Bell Robert Brown

1. CALL TO ORDER
Chairperson Ramirez called the meeting of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners to order at 3:10 p.m.

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
The Agenda for May 15, 2008, was not presented given the lack of a quorum.

3- APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The Minutes for May 1, 2008, and May 8, 2008 were not presented because of the lack of a quorum.

Minutes of the Regular BPC Forum Thursday, May 15, 2008 PageS
SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY OF POLICE OFFICER RENNY SHELBY, BADGE 1439, ASSIGNED TO NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT

On May 11, 2008, the Internal Affairs Alert Team was directed to respond to the Southfield Police Department regarding the arrest of Police Officer Renny Shelby, badge 1439, assigned to Narcotics Enforcement.

On May 10, 2008, at approximately 3:10 A.M., at a private residence in Southfield, Michigan, officers responded to a possible home invasion in progress. Upon arrival the officers observed Officer Shelby standing near his vehicle. He walked around his vehicle with his hands in the air and informed the officers that he was a Detroit police officer and that his handgun was in his left front pocket. Officer Shelby then stated, "I just ruined my career." When the officers asked why, he advised them to talk to the complainant.

The officers approached the residence and observed damage to the front door of the location and part of the lock was lying on the floor. The complainant stated that she was lying in bed with her friend when her cellular telephone began to ring. A short time later she heard knocking at her front door and then kicking. The complainant called 911. As the complainant was talking to the operator, her ex-boyfriend, Officer Shelby entered her bedroom and pulled out a black handgun and pointed it at her. The complainant informed Officer Shelby that she was on the telephone with the police.

Officer Shelby grabbed the telephone and threw it to the floor. After exchanging a few more words with the complainant, Officer Shelby walked out of the bedroom and proceeded to the living room to take his son. Officer Shelby returned to the complainant's bedroom, grabbed her by the arms and threw her onto the bed. Officer Shelby lifted the complainant's nightgown up and advised her friend that he had been intimate with her two weeks prior. The complainant pushed Officer Shelby away and continued to argue with him. Officer Shelby advised the officers that he had finished work at 2:00 A.M., and was hanging out around the complainant's home because he was concerned about his son and the fact the complainant was seeing other men. He stated that he knocked on the door and the complainant did not answer so he kicked it in. The officers noted that Officer Shelby appeared to be intoxicated. Officer Shelby was arrested and conveyed to the Southfield Police Department for processing.

On May 11, 2008, the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office issued felony warrant #08-46500 charging Officer Shelby with one (1) count of Home Invasion - Second Degree and one (1) count of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault]

Minutes of the Regular BPC Forum Thursday, May 15, 2008 Page 6
On this same date, Officer Shelby was arraigned before Magistrate Kay Spinx, of the 46th District Court, he entered a plea of not guilty and bond was set at $50,000. Officer Shelby was scheduled to appear on May 15, 2008, 8:30 A.M., for a Pre-Examination Hearing.

Also on May 11, 2008, the Alert Team suspended Officer Shelby.

It should be noted that Officer Shelby's department issued weapon remains on evidence with the Southfield Police Department.

Based upon the above facts and circumstances, it is recommended that Officer Shelby be charged with, but not limited to, the following violation of the department Rules and Regulations:
CHARGE: CONDUCT UNBECOMING AN OFFICER,
CONTRARY TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS; THIS BEING IN VIOLATION OF THE 2003 DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT MANUAL SERIES 100, DIRECTIVE 102.3 - 7.9, CONDUCT UNPROFESSIONAL, COMMAND 1.

Atty. Hooks indicated she had not spoken to Atty. Goldpaugh on this matter, so did not know whether or not he planned to contest this petition next week.
Due to the seriousness of the conduct, I am requesting your concurrence with the suspension of Police Officer Renny Shelby without pay, effective May 15, 2008. Unless contravened by this Board the suspension without pay shall stand. There were no contraventions.





Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards
Commission Meeting Minutes
April 22, 2009
Gaylord Police Department – City Hall, Gaylord, Michigan
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mcoles/1_April_22_2009__Meeting_Minutes_279856_7.pdf

Renny Shelby – Mr. Shelby was convicted by a plea of nolo contendere of Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm, less than Murder (MCL 750.84). MCL 750.84 defines
Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm, Less than Murder, as a felony. Mr. Shelby’sconviction was issued and entered on October 8, 2008.

A MOTION was made by Sheriff Pickell and supported by Sheriff Wriggelsworth to accept the Proposal for Decision of the Administrative Law Judge and revoke the law enforcement license of Mr. Renny Shelby.

A VOTE was taken. The MOTION carried

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

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