Thursday, February 28, 2008

Officer Marvin Gene Petty - Sentenced - Muskegon Heights PD

Also See:
 

Officer Marvin Gene Petty charged with domestic violence [ July 04, 2007]




Fired Heights police officer gets job back
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Muskegon Chronicle
FROM LOCAL REPORTS
http://www.mlive.com/news/chronicle/index.ssf?/base/news-15/1227195919112800.xml&coll=8

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS -- A police officer fired in February after pleading guilty to first-offense domestic violence -- a crime committed while he was on duty in uniform -- has gotten his job back with the Muskegon Heights Police Department.

Marvin Gene Petty will resume his road patrol duties in about two weeks, said Police Chief Clif Johnson. Petty also will receive back pay, but not for the entire time he was off work.

A grievance over the firing had been filed through the Police Officers Association of Michigan, the union representing Muskegon Heights patrol officers.

City Attorney Ted Williams said the ruling that gave Petty his job back came from a labor arbitrator from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The ruling was received in late October.

The victim of the domestic violence incident was a woman with whom Petty had a dating relationship. He stopped at her home while on duty, and the two got into an argument.

Sixtieth District Judge Maria Ladas Hoopes suspended a 93-day jail sentence for Petty on the misdemeanor offense, placed him on probation for six months and ordered counseling. He also had to pay fines and costs.

Petty successfully completed his court-ordered probation, and under the terms of the plea, the conviction has been expunged.











Cop fired after guilty plea to domestic violence
Friday, February 29, 2008
By John S. Hausman
The Muskegon Chronicle
MUSKEGON COUNTY -- A Muskegon Heights police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to first-offense domestic violence, under a provision that leaves him with no criminal conviction if he successfully completes mandatory counseling and commits no further offenses during a probationary period.

Officer Marvin Gene Petty committed the assault while on duty and in uniform July 4.

Petty was fired after his guilty plea, Police Chief Clif Johnson said. Johnson said he would not rehire Petty even if the ex-officer successfully completes probation. Johnson declined to comment further, except to call the situation "unfortunate."

Petty, 41, of Roosevelt Park had been on unpaid leave from his job since shortly after the incident.

The victim was a woman with whom Petty had a "dating relationship," according to the court file.

After Petty was charged last July, prosecutors said the allegation was that Petty stopped at the woman's Muskegon home in the 1900 block of Jefferson Street while he was on duty. The two argued, and Petty struck her in the leg with an object police believe was a collapsible baton. She did not sustain any injuries and did not report the incident immediately to Muskegon police, authorities said.

When authorities in Muskegon Heights found out about the allegation, Johnson asked State Police to investigate and suspended Petty.

Petty pleaded guilty as charged to first-offense domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

In cases like Petty's where the defendant has no prior assaultive record, the law allows the judge to defer further proceedings and place the defendant on probation, including an order to undergo mandatory counseling, and then dismiss the case if he successfully completes probation. That provision requires the consent of the prosecutor's office in consultation with the victim, who agreed to it in this case.

After Petty's guilty plea, Muskegon County 60th District Judge Maria Ladas Hoopes sentenced him to 93 days in jail but suspended that sentence, placed him on probation for six months, including the counseling program, and ordered him to pay $500 in fines and costs in monthly $100 payments starting March 28.

The Chronicle Thursday afternoon was unable to reach Petty's attorney, Redford-based George Julian Mertz, assistant general counsel of the Police Officers Association of Michigan, for comment.

POAM is the labor union representing Muskegon Heights police officers.








Officer pleads to charge of domestic violence
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2008, 11:53 PM
Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2008, 11:54 PM
By John S. Hausman
The Muskegon Chronicle
http://blog.mlive.com/chronicle/2008/02/officer_pleads_to_charge_of_do.html

A Muskegon Heights police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to first-offense domestic violence, under a provision that leaves him with no criminal conviction if he successfully completes mandatory counseling and commits no further offenses during a probationary period.




Officer Marvin Petty


Officer Marvin Gene Petty committed the assault while on duty and in uniform July 4.

Petty was fired after his guilty plea, Police Chief Clif Johnson said. Johnson said he would not rehire Petty even if the ex-officer successfully completes probation.

Johnson declined to comment further, except to call the situation "unfortunate."
Petty, 41, of Roosevelt Park had been on unpaid leave from his job since shortly after the incident.

The victim was a woman with whom Petty had a "dating relationship," according to the court file.

After Petty was charged last July, prosecutors said the allegation was that Petty stopped at the woman's Muskegon home in the 1900 block of Jefferson Street while he was on duty. The two argued, and Petty struck her in the leg with an object police believe was a collapsible baton. She did not sustain any injuries and did not report the incident immediately to Muskegon police, authorities said.

When authorities in Muskegon Heights found out about the allegation, Johnson asked Michigan State Police to investigate and suspended Petty.

Petty pleaded guilty as charged to first-offense domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

In cases like Petty's where the defendant has no prior assaultive record, the law allows the judge to defer further proceedings and place the defendant on probation, including an order to undergo mandatory counseling, and then dismiss the case if he successfully completes probation. That provision requires the consent of the prosecutor's office in consultation with the victim, who agreed to it in this case.

After Petty's guilty plea, Muskegon County 60th District Judge Maria Ladas Hoopes sentenced him to 93 days in jail but suspended that sentence; placed him on probation for six months, including the counseling program; and ordered him to pay $500 in fines and costs, in monthly $100 payments starting March 28.

The Chronicle Thursday afternoon was unable to reach Petty's attorney, Redford-based George Julian Mertz, assistant general counsel of the Police Officers Association of Michigan, for comment. POAM is the labor union representing Muskegon Heights police officers.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sergeant Craig Flocken - Acquitted - Ann Arbor PD




Also See:
Sergeant Flocken arrested for domestic violence [November 21, 2007]


Officer acquitted of assault charges
Judge issues verdict without hearing from defense
Friday, February 29, 2008
BY ART AISNER
The Ann Arbor News
2/29/2008
http://www.mlive.com/printer/printer.ssf?/base/news-26/120429968465170.xml&coll=2

A judge acquitted an Ann Arbor police sergeant of domestic assault charges Wednesday before jurors even heard testimony from the defense.

In a rare occurrence, Craig Flocken was acquitted by a directed verdict from Washtenaw County District Judge Richard Conlin after about two hours of testimony Wednesday morning, attorneys said.

Washtenaw County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Burke said Conlin's ruling came after testimony from Flocken's wife and the Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputy in charge of the case.

No defense witnesses were called, and the six-member jury did not get to deliberate the case.

"He felt we did not sustain our burden of proof,'' Burke said. "I disagree with it, but I have to accept the ruling of the judge.''

Burke said the verdict is treated as an acquittal, and there will be no appeal.


Flocken, 41, of Dexter, was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault for allegedly pushing his wife onto a bed during an argument in their home last fall.

Flocken was placed on administrative leave from the department after his arrest in November. Ann Arbor police officials did not return calls Thursday about Flocken's current status.

Mike Vincent, Flocken's attorney, said his client was relieved by the outcome and looked forward to heading back to work.

"All's well that ends well,'' Vincent said.






Officer Mitchell Quinn - Suspension - Detroit PD

FEBRUARY 19, 2008: OFFICER MITCHELL QUINN, DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT


Also See:

Officer Mitchell Quinn - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] - 
Shooting death of Terrance Kellom - April 27, 2015









February 19, 2008 - Officer Mitchell Quinn reportedly held his loaded duty gun to his wife's head. The incident was witnessed by their son. Quinn was arrested and charged with felonious assault and felony firearm.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2008/02/officer-mitchell-quinn-detroit-pd.html

February 28, 2008 - Officer Mitchell Quinn was suspended from the Detroit PD.

March 2008 - Criminal charges against Officer Mitchell Quinn were dismissed.

September 2008 -  Mitchell Quinn was hired by the U.S. Immigration & Customs Office, as an Enforcement Officer.


April 27, 2015 - U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Officer shot and killed fugitive Terrance Kellom, who was reportedly wielding a hammer.  "There was no evidence Kellom had a gun...The agent fired his weapon as he was retreating" [Detroit Police Chief James Craig].
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, Detroit Police and Michigan State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of Kellom.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2015/04/officer-mitchell-quinn-us-immigration.html















BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS
Minutes of the Regular Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, March 6, 2008
The regular meeting of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners was held
on Thursday, March 6, 2003, at 3:00 p.m., Police Headquarters, 1300
Beaubien – Rm. 328, Detroit, MI 48226.

Page 10 Minutes of the Regular BPC Meeting Thursday, March 6, 2003


7. APPEALS ARGUED – APPEALS SUBCOMMITTEE DISCIPLINARY APPEALS ARGUED FEBRUARY 27, 2008


Page 11 Minutes of the Regular BPC Meeting Thursday, March 6, 2003

POLICE OFFICER MITCHELL QUINN BPC 01-002D BADGE 3005

Charge: Neglect of Duty, 3 specifications.

Trial Board Findings and Penalty: Guilty of Specification 3; and not guilty of Specifications 1 and 2.
One day suspension.

Recommendation
Uphold the finding, but reduce the penalty to an official reprimand.

MOTION: Commissioner Vann made the motion to approve the Recommendation.


Minutes of the Regular BPC Meeting Thursday, March 6, 2003 Page 12

SECOND: Commissioner Blackwell, II seconded the motion.

VOTE: All in attendance voted in the affirmative.















BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS

Minutes of the Regular Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, February 28, 2008
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

The forum of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners was held on Thursday,
February 28, 2008, at 3:00 p.m., at Police Headquarters, 1300 Beaubien, Detroit,
Michigan 48226.
Minutes of the Regular BPC Forum Thursday, February 28, 2008 Page 34.


BOPC OFFICER’S REPORT
1. CHAIRPERSON
2. SECRETARY REPORT

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY OF POLICE OFFICER MITCHELL QUINN,
BADGE 3005, ASSIGNED TO HOMICIDE

On February 19, 2008, the Internal Affairs Alert Team was directed to respond to the Northwestern District regarding an allegation of Felonious Assault/Domestic Violence committed by Police Officer Mitchell Quinn, badge 3005, assigned to Homicide.

On this same date, Officer Quinn’s wife, Police Officer Nicholle Quinn, badge 561, assigned to the Western District made a Crisnet report at the Northwestern District, alleging that her husband pointed his department issued weapon at her head during a verbal argument about several emails.

When Officer Nicholle Quinn attempted to make a 911 call on her cellular phone, Officer Mitchell Quinn grabbed her phone and broke it. Later, Officer Mitchell Quinn then threw his gun against the wall.

On the following day, Officer Mitchell Quinn’s son told the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office that he observed his father point a gun at this mother and push her down.

The Honorable Magistrate Sidney Barthwell Jr., of the 36th District Court, signed felony warrant #08-56835, which recommended one (1) count of Felonious Assault and one (1) count of Felony Firearm.

On February 20, 2008, Officer Mitchell Quinn was suspended from the Detroit Police Department.

Later on this date, Officer Mitchell Quinn was arraigned via video before Magistrate Charles Anderson III, of the 36th District Court. He was released on a $5,000.00 personal bond with a no contact provision.

The preliminary examination is scheduled for March 4, 2008.

Minutes of the Regular BPC Forum Thursday, February 28, 2008 Page 6

Based on the above circumstances, it is recommended that Officer Mitchell Quinn be charged with, but not limited to, the following violation of the Detroit Police 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.

Due to the seriousness of the conduct, I am requesting your concurrence with the suspension of Police Officer Mitchell Quinn without pay, effective February 28, 2008.

Unless contravened by this Board the suspension without pay shall stand.

There were no contraventions.

Exec Dir. Goss stated that Officer Quinn has requested a closed door session
for March, 6 2008.












[MI POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED PERPETRATED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAW ENFORCEMENT MURDER SUICIDE]

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Deputy David Glover - Sentenced - Washtenaw SD

February 26, 2008: Deputy David Glover, sentenced.





















Also See:
February 26, 2008: Deputy David Glover. Sentenced.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2008/02/deputy-david-glover-washtenaw-sd.html

October 19, 2007: Deputy David Glover. Aggravated stalking and probation violation.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2007/10/deputy-david-glover-washtenaw-county-sd.html

August 28, 2007: Deputy David Glover. Sentenced.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2009/10/oidv-offender-update-david-glover.html

February 10, 2007: Deputy David Glover. Domestic violence.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2007/02/deputy-david-glover-washtenaw-county-sd.html

February 10, 2007: Deputy David Glover. Assault or Assault and Battery.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2007/02/deputy-david-glover-washtenaw-sd.html

February 10, 2007: Deputy David Glover. Cut, break, tap wire or cable.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2007/02/deputy-david-glover-washtenaw-sd_10.html

2004. Deputy David Glover. Domestic violence.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2004/01/deputy-david-glover-washtenaw-county-sd.html




SENTENCE 2:
OFFENSE: AGGRVATED STALKING
MCL #: 750.411I
COURT FILE # : 071947-FH
COUNTY: WASHTENAW
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDRE
MINIMUM SENTENCE:
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 2 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 10/19/2007
DATE OF SENTENCE: 02/26/2008
DISCHARGE DATE: 03/24/2009

 
SENTENCE 4:
OFFENSE: CUT, BREAK, TAP WIRE OR CABLE
MCL #: 750.540
COURT FILE # : 07268-FH
COUNTY: WASHTENAW
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE:
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 2 YEARS 6 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 02/10/2007
DATE OF SENTENCE: 02/26/2008
DISCHARGE DATE: 03/24/2009













Ex-deputy sentenced to jail for stalking
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 8:31 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 8:38 PM
By Susan Oppat
Ann Arbor News
http://blog.mlive.com/annarbornews/2008/02/exdeputy_sentenced_to_jail_for.html

A former Washtenaw County sheriff's deputy was sentenced to one year in jail Tuesday after he was found intoxicated and carrying a knife and gloves outside his ex-girlfriend's home last October.

David Glover, 39, was given credit for 129 days served and may be released to an in-patient substance abuse treatment center. He was convicted of aggravated stalking and violation of probation.

Glover was an 11-year sheriff's deputy when he was arrested a year ago on charges of home invasion, assault, domestic violence and phone tampering. In that case, he was accused of breaking into his former girlfriend's Ypsilanti Township home and assaulting her.

Glover pleaded no contest to the lesser charges and was sentenced in August to 18 months of probation. He resigned from the sheriff's department the same month.

Two months later, Glover was arrested on new charges of stalking and violating the terms of his probation, which forbid contact with the woman. He has been held in the jail, isolated from other inmates, since then.

He pleaded guilty to violating probation and no contest to the stalking charge.
"I know my behavior has not reflected my personality of the 11 years" before his arrest, Glover said Tuesday.

Circuit Judge Donald E. Shelton called Glover "an example of a person who can do good things in this world when you're not drinking, and who can do bad things when you are."

He also placed Glover on two years of probation after his release, and ordered Glover not to have contact with the woman and not to use alcohol or drugs.






Ex-deputy to undergo psychiatric evaluation
Published: Friday, November 02, 2007, 7:07 PM
Updated: Friday, November 02, 2007, 7:17 PM
By Art Aisner
Ann Arbor News
http://blog.mlive.com/annarbornews/2007/11/exdeputy_to_undergo_psychiatri.html

The preliminary hearing for a former Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputy charged with aggravated stalking was adjourned Thursday so he could submit to a psychiatric evaluation, court records show.

David Glover, 39, was ordered to undergo a competency review at the Forensic Center for Psychiatry to determine his understanding of criminal responsibility, records show. A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 3.

Police said Glover was found intoxicated with a knife and gloves outside an Ypsilanti Township woman's home on Oct. 19, in violation of his probation.

In August, Glover was sentenced to 18 months probation after pleading no contest to charges involving the same woman. He resigned after 11 years as a sheriff's deputy.

A parole violation hearing was adjourned to December, records show. Glover remains in the Washtenaw County Jail on $25,000 bond.















On probation, ex-sheriff's deputy faces new stalking charges
Convicted of assault earlier, officer had knife, prosecutor says

Friday, October 26, 2007
BY SUSAN L. OPPAT
The Ann Arbor News
http://www.mlive.com/news/annarbornews/index.ssf?/base/news-25/1193407891136340.xml&coll=2

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.














Ex-deputy back in court on stalking charge
Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 3:43 PM
Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 3:49 PM
By Susan Oppat
Ann Arbor News
http://blog.mlive.com/annarbornews/2007/10/exdeputy_back_in_court_on_stal.html

Less than two months after being placed on probation in a domestic violence case, a former Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputy was back in court Tuesday, charged with violating probation and aggravated stalking.

David Glover, 39, was sentenced on Aug. 28 to 18 months probation after he pleaded 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 had said at sentencing.

Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputies were called back to the woman's Ypsilanti Township home on Oct. 19, authorities said.

Washtenaw County Chief Assistant Prosectuor Joseph Burke told Shelton that Glover was on the woman's porch that day, with a knife and black gloves in his back pocket, and admitted he had been drinking, in violation of his probation. He said that, in addition to the incident to which he admitted to in August, 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 veteran, resigned in August.

Glover was held on 10 percent of a $250,000 bond at his arraignment at the Washtenaw County Jail on the stalking charge, and on $25,000 cash bond in the violation case, pending an Oct. 30 hearing.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Officer Mitchell Quinn - Detroit PD

FEBRUARY 19, 2008: OFFICER MITCHELL QUINN, DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT
Officer Mitchell Quinn reportedly held his loaded duty gun to his wife's head. The incident was witnessed by their son. Quinn was arrested and charged with felonious assault and felony firearm.








Also See:
News Articles:
Officer Mitchell Quinn - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] - 
Shooting death of Terrance Kellom - April 27, 2015




February 19, 2008 - Officer Mitchell Quinn reportedly held his loaded duty gun to his wife's head. The incident was witnessed by their son. Quinn was arrested and charged with felonious assault and felony firearm.

February 28, 2008 - Officer Mitchell Quinn was suspended from the Detroit PD.

March 2008 - Criminal charges against Officer Mitchell Quinn were dismissed.

September 2008 -  Mitchell Quinn was hired by the U.S. Immigration & Customs Office, as an Enforcement Officer.

April 27, 2015 - U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Officer shot and killed fugitive Terrance Kellom, who was reportedly wielding a hammer.  "There was no evidence Kellom had a gun...The agent fired his weapon as he was retreating" [Detroit Police Chief James Craig].
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, Detroit Police and Michigan State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of Kellom.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2015/04/officer-mitchell-quinn-us-immigration.html




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BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS

Minutes of the Regular Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, February 28, 2008
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

The forum of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners was held on Thursday,
February 28, 2008, at 3:00 p.m., at Police Headquarters, 1300 Beaubien, Detroit,
Michigan 48226.
Minutes of the Regular BPC Forum Thursday, February 28, 2008 Page 34.


BOPC OFFICER’S REPORT
1. CHAIRPERSON
2. SECRETARY REPORT

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY OF POLICE OFFICER MITCHELL QUINN,
BADGE 3005, ASSIGNED TO HOMICIDE

On February 19, 2008, the Internal Affairs Alert Team was directed to respond to the Northwestern District regarding an allegation of Felonious Assault/Domestic Violence committed by Police Officer Mitchell Quinn, badge 3005, assigned to Homicide.

On this same date, Officer Quinn’s wife, Police Officer Nicholle Quinn, badge 561, assigned to the Western District made a Crisnet report at the Northwestern District, alleging that her husband pointed his department issued weapon at her head during a verbal argument about several emails.

When Officer Nicholle Quinn attempted to make a 911 call on her cellular phone, Officer Mitchell Quinn grabbed her phone and broke it. Later, Officer Mitchell Quinn then threw his gun against the wall.

On the following day, Officer Mitchell Quinn’s son told the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office that he observed his father point a gun at this mother and push her down.

The Honorable Magistrate Sidney Barthwell Jr., of the 36th District Court, signed felony warrant #08-56835, which recommended one (1) count of Felonious Assault and one (1) count of Felony Firearm.

On February 20, 2008, Officer Mitchell Quinn was suspended from the Detroit Police Department.

Later on this date, Officer Mitchell Quinn was arraigned via video before Magistrate Charles Anderson III, of the 36th District Court. He was released on a $5,000.00 personal bond with a no contact provision.

The preliminary examination is scheduled for March 4, 2008.

Minutes of the Regular BPC Forum Thursday, February 28, 2008 Page 6

Based on the above circumstances, it is recommended that Officer Mitchell Quinn be charged with, but not limited to, the following violation of the Detroit Police 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.

Due to the seriousness of the conduct, I am requesting your concurrence with the suspension of Police Officer Mitchell Quinn without pay, effective February 28, 2008.

Unless contravened by this Board the suspension without pay shall stand.

There were no contraventions.

Exec Dir. Goss stated that Officer Quinn has requested a closed door session
for March, 6 2008.












BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS

Minutes of the Regular Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, March 6, 2003
The regular meeting of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners was held
on Thursday, March 6, 2003, at 3:00 p.m., Police Headquarters, 1300
Beaubien – Rm. 328, Detroit, MI 48226.

Page 10 Minutes of the Regular BPC Meeting Thursday, March 6, 2003


7. APPEALS ARGUED – APPEALS SUBCOMMITTEE DISCIPLINARY APPEALS ARGUED FEBRUARY 27, 2003


Page 11 Minutes of the Regular BPC Meeting Thursday, March 6, 2003

POLICE OFFICER MITCHELL QUINN BPC 01-002D BADGE 3005

Charge: Neglect of Duty, 3 specifications.

Trial Board Findings and Penalty: Guilty of Specification 3; and not guilty of Specifications 1 and 2.
One day suspension.

Recommendation
Uphold the finding, but reduce the penalty to an official reprimand.

MOTION: Commissioner Vann made the motion to approve the Recommendation.


Minutes of the Regular BPC Meeting Thursday, March 6, 2003 Page 12

SECOND: Commissioner Blackwell, II seconded the motion.

VOTE: All in attendance voted in the affirmative.












[MI POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED PERPETRATED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAW ENFORCEMENT MURDER SUICIDE]

Officer Dean Toward - Charges Dropped - Warren PD





On February 15, 2008 Warren Police Officer Dean Toward was arrested for domestic violence...







Chesterfield Sgt Jill Gray and officers Joseph Lentine and Aaron Robinson arrested Warren officer Dean Toward for the DV incident, in which Officer Toward was accused of striking his step-daughter with a door during an argument.










Warren officer Dean Toward was never formally charged with domestic violence. Charges were dropped after Toward's step-daughter contacted the prosecuting attorney.









In October 2008, Officer Dean Toward filed a lawsuit against the Chesterfield police officer who arrested him for the February 2008 domestic violence incident. In his lawsuit, Officer Toward contended that the Chesterfield police officers violated his civil rights when they arrested him on suspicion of domestic violence. Toward was seeking compensation from the arrest, claiming it had caused him.  






In February 2010, Officer Toward's lawsuit against Chesterfield officers Jill Gray, Joseph Lentine, and Aaron Robinson was dismissed. The court ruled that probable cause [under Michigan's domestic violence arrest policies] did exist in the February 2008 domestic violence arrest of Officer Dean Toward.







                

In 2011, Officer Toward was named in a lawsuit. In 2009, during a domestic violence arrest in which Officer Toward partook in, Dawanne Sparks lost a tooth and his jaw was broken.

In December 2012, Warren officer Dean Toward was back in the news. He had filed a whistle blower lawsuit against the Warren PD and is requesting "seven figures" for verbal abuse and retaliation.











Former Warren cop wants justice
Posted: Dec 13, 2012 5:19 PM CST
Updated: Dec 13, 2012 5:41 PM CST
BY MAURIELLE LUE
Fox 2 News
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/20341125/former-warren-cop-wants-justice

It's a whistleblower lawsuit that could make one former Warren cop a millionaire. Dean Toward said he reported a fellow officer for being too aggressive. He says what came after was verbal abuse and retaliation.


"I'll take you to jail for 15 different damn things. You want to get tough? You want to get smart? You want to act hard? I don't give a (expletive) It's my city."

Veteran officer Dean Toward says this aggressive language and behavior from a fellow Warren officer made him uncomfortable. Back in April, Warren Police responded to a call that someone was shot. Toward says a woman pointed them toward a nearby house where two young kids lived and according to her often caused trouble.

"Stop talking give me your ID."

Police later learned the kids were innocent. Fox 2 was in court Thursday morning when the charges were dropped and teens were set free.

"Finally the right thing has been done and should have been done a long ago," says Toward.

Dean Toward says he filed a complaint of the officer whose voice you hear in the video. But those complaints fell on deaf ears. Toward says instead the officers turned against him he was forced to work the front desk -- and later reassigned to the jail to feed the prisoners. What he calls pure retaliation. Toward says he was forced to quit when officers refused to let him get candy and medication from his locker during a diabetes related health problem.

"Mr. Toward was not able to leave the building .. he was not able to leave the post if he left the post did he would be fired. He was completely just retaliated against because he was doing what was right." says Attorney Ray Guzall

Toward is seeking seven figures in his whistleblower lawsuit. A trial date has not been set. Fox 2 also reached out to the city attorney representing the Warren Police Department and those calls had not not been returned at the time publication.









But, let's not forget that Officer Dean Toward, can obviously dish it out, as is evident of the arrest of Dawanne Sparks in a domestic violence incident. Sparks lost a tooth and his jaw was broken in an arrest that Officer Toward partook in on August 26, 2009.

http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/michigan/miedce/2:2011cv13324/261071/26














































































































                

   



Cops cleared in arrest of police officer
Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Voice
By Norb Franz, Journal Register News Service
http://www.voicenews.com/articles/2010/02/17/news/doc4b7c111b5f428145551558.txt

Three Chesterfield Township police officers did not violate the civil rights of a Warren police officer arrested on suspicion of domestic violence but never formally charged, a federal judge has ruled.

Warren patrolman Dean Toward sued the three Chesterfield officers - Sgt. Jill Gray, Joseph Lentine and Aaron Robinson - in October 2008 stemming from his arrest eight months earlier.

U.S. District Judge Steven J. Murphy III recently granted a defense motion for summary disposition to dismiss the case.

"We were confident from the beginning that the arrest was supported by probable cause. That was based on statements by the victim at the scene," said G. Gus Morris, an attorney with Troy-based law firm McGraw Morris, hired by the township to represent the three officers.

"Officers have to make judgment calls in domestic violence situations fairly quickly so things won't escalate. We feel they made the right decision to arrest (Toward)."

Morris gave this account of the incident: Toward, 47, was babysitting his stepdaughter's children at his home in the township on Feb 15, 2008 . The 36-year-old woman's 4-year-old son told him, "Mom says you hate me," said Morris quoting the boy.

When the woman arrived to pick up her children, an argument ensued when the two adults discussed the boy's remark. She went to her car with her children to leave, but her 6-year-old daughter forgot a book and returned to the door. Toward didn't answer until his stepdaughter "pounds" on it, Morris said.

When Toward opened the door, it struck the girl, injuring her slightly. The Warren officer claimed the woman rushed at him. However, she reported that he pulled out clumps of her hair and caused her to suffer a finger fracture.

Toward called police, and Officers Lentine and Robinson arrived. But Robinson stepped back after recognizing Toward as a distant relative.

Toward asked the officers to summon their patrol supervisor, and Gray arrived.

After Gray investigated, she ordered Lentine to arrest Toward.

"She determined there was probable cause that Toward was the instigator," Morris said. "He was cooperative. He disagreed with their assessment, obviously verbally, but didn't fight or resist," the attorney said.

Toward was held in custody in the Chesterfield Police Department lockup for 16 hours before being released on personal recognizance bond. The detective assigned to the case requested a warrant from the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office charging Toward with domestic assault. Four days later, prosecutors denied the warrant, citing insufficient evidence after the victim called.

In his lawsuit, Toward did not specify the amount of compensatory and punitive damages he was seeking but claimed the incident caused post-traumatic stress and emotional distress.

He has until March 1 to decide whether to appeal Judge Murphy's ruling.

"That'll be completely up to Mr. Toward," said his attorney, Ben Gonek, who then declined further comment.

Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer, who was appointed to the city's top police post nearly two months after Toward's arrest, said Wednesday he was not familiar with the incident and referred a reporter to Deputy Commissioner Jere Green.

Green did not return phone calls.