Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Officer Edward Williams - Detroit PD

Also see:
Officer Patricia Katie Ryan Williams Wrongful-death lawsuit

On the morning of September 22, 2009 , a friend of Officer Patricia Williams called the Canton Police Department and informed them that there had been another domestic incident involving Officer Edward  Williams...

Officer Edward Williams, Detroit Police Department
.....The caller informed Canton PD that Officer Patricia Williams was enroute to file a domestic violence complaint against Officer Edward Williams....

Officer Patricia Williams, Detroit Police Department

....Officer Patricia Williams never made it to the Canton PD....

....It is unknown if the Canton PD or the Detroit PD informed Officer Patricia Williams of the "NOT QUITE A SUICIDE NOTE" that Officer Edward Williams had written, and the danger that she was in...



Couple's tragic end a sad example

Domestic violence, suicides plague police
SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 •

...Police said trouble had been brewing between Edward and Patricia - also a Detroit police officer - for days, prompting a domestic complaint to be filed with Canton police over the weekend.

On Tuesday, a male friend of Patricia Williams called police about 8:30 a.m. to report there had been another incident.

The caller said Patricia Williams was on her way to the Police Department, Canton police spokesman Mark Gajeski said.

She never made it....

Violence reported before Detroit cop killed wife, himself Domestic violence report preceded shooting in Canton

Detroit News
September 23, 2009
George Hunter, Christine Ferretti and Steve Pardo
The Detroit News

Canton Township -- ... About 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Canton police got a call about a domestic disturbance at a home in the 3500 block of Wall Street. Officers arrived but found nobody home, Gajeski said. However, they did find a note at the home, written by Ed Williams, which caused concern, he said.

"It wasn't quite a suicide note, but it was a note indicating that he wanted his mother to have all his possessions if something happened to him," Gajeski said. "It was enough to make us take action."

After finding the note, the Canton officers entered Ed Williams' name into the Law Enforcement Information Network as an endangered missing person, Gajeski said.

An hour and a half after the note was found, Canton's shift commander called the Detroit Police Department to make them aware of the potentially violent situation brewing with Ed and Patricia Williams, Gajeski said.

"We told them about the domestic violence calls, and that we'd put (Ed Williams) into LEIN," he said.

Detroit Police 2nd Deputy Chief John Roach said a homicide investigator contacted Ed Williams that day.

"He indicated everything was all right, so we communicated that back to Canton, and they took him out of LEIN," Roach said.

Two days later, tragedy struck.

At 8:57 a.m. Tuesday, Canton Police received a call from an acquaintance of Patricia Williams, who told officers the couple was on the way to the Canton Police Department.

Nineteen minutes later, there were several 911 calls reporting shots fired in the parking lot of the Canton Public Library.....

Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence

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