Officer Patricia Katie Ryan Williams Wrongful-death lawsuit
On September 21, 2009 Canton officers responded to a call that there was a domestic in progress at the Williams' home. The Canton officers found no one at the Williams' home...but they did find a "not quite a suicide note" left by Officer Edward Williams.. The Canton officers entered Ed Williams' name into the Law Enforcement Information Network as an endangered missing person...
Officer Edward Williams, Detroit Police Department
"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..."
Officer Patricia Williams, Detroit Police Department
...Canton PD contacted the Detroit PD and informed them of the domestic assaults, Edward's suicide note, and that they had put him in the LEIN. Detroit PD informed Canton PD that they had contacted Edward and he was okay. Officer Edward Williams was removed from the LEIN...
MURDER OF OFFICER PATRICIA WILLIAMS [DETROIT PD] http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2009/09/officer-patricia-williams-detroit-pd.html
Questions still unanswered in library murder-suicide
BY DARRELL CLEM •
OBSERVER STAFF WRITER •
SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
...The couple, Canton residents, had a troubled past, and township police had gone to their Wall Street home Sunday after an anonymous caller reported a possible domestic incident. Officers found no one at the residence when they arrived....
Violence reported before Detroit cop killed wife, himself Domestic violence report preceded shooting in Canton
September 23, 2009
George Hunter, Christine Ferretti and Steve Pardo
The Detroit News
...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.
Police: Detroit cop kills wife, himself at Canton library
September 22, 2009
George Hunter, Christine Ferretti and Steve Pardo / The Detroit News
Canton Township -- ...More information...
Detroit Police Officers Edward Williams and his wife, Patricia, had run-ins with Canton Police leading up to Tuesday's shootings....
...Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m.: An anonymous caller reported a possible domestic situation at the couple's address. Police responded but no one was inside. Officers did find a handwritten note that prompted them to enter Edward into the statewide law enforcement computer as an endangered missing person.
11 a.m.: Canton's on-duty shift commander advised the Detroit Police of the situation with the Williams.
6:30 p.m., Canton Police received a call from a Detroit Police command officer who stated they had contact with Edward and that he was safe. Canton advised Detroit he would be removed from the system....
Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence