Monday, September 8, 2008

Officer David Essad - Sentenced - Shelby Township PD


Also See:

Officer David Essad charged with felonious assault and domestic violence [April 12, 2008]







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.


Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Essad

No doubt about it now, hes going to be conviction free upon his discharge of probation and even get his job back to "Serve and Protect" us. It's guys like him that make one ask the question "Who will protect us, from our Protectors?"

Anonymous said...

David Essad

No doubt about it now, hes going to be conviction free upon his discharge of probation and even get his job back to "Serve and Protect" us. It's guys like him that make one ask the question "Who will protect us, from our Protectors?"