Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Deputy Roderick Calhoun - Wayne SD


Deputy Roderick Calhoun's mug shot.



Deputy Roderick Calhoun was charged with 11 felonies: 4 counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct [up to life in prison] ; 4 counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct [up to 15 years in prison] ; felony assault with intent to do great bodily harm [up to 10 years in prison]; felonious assault [4 years in prison]; and felony firearm [2 years in prison].

Deputy Calhoun's plea bargain: 1 count of third degree criminal sexual conduct [7-15 years in prison], and 1 count of felony firearms [2 years in prison]. The 9 remaining felony charges against Calhoun were dropped.












http://www.waynecounty.com/documents/wcpo_docs/2010November_15_-_Weekly_Updates.pdf





http://www.waynecounty.com/documents/wcpo_docs/2010September_17_-_WC_Deputy_Sheriff_Charged_in_Sex_Assault_-_1.pdf










Wayne County Deputy Accused of Sexually Assaulting Relative
Updated: Friday, 17 Sep 2010, 6:39 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 17 Sep 2010, 5:27 PM EDT
By BILL GALLAGHER
myFOXDetroit.com
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/wayne-county-deputy-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-relative-20100917-wpms



Deputy Roderick Calhoun












Criminal charges against Deputy Calhoun center around the sex acts that he forced a female living with him at his residence wtith him, to perform. Calhoun is also charged with beating her and choking her.






Video during Deputy Calhoun's arraignment. He was charged with eleven felonies.









According to the Judge in the case, Deputy Calhoun also threatened his victim with a gun. He told the victim that he would kill family members, "one by one"






Deputy Roderick is looking at the possibility of life behind bars.








The Judge ordered Deputy Calhoun held without bail, in the Oakland County jail. Calhoun was charged with 11 felonies: 4 counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct; 4 counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct; assault with intent to do great bodily harm; felonious assault; and felony firearm.



LIVONIA, Mich. - 42-year-old Roderick Calhoun has 14 years of service as a deputy in the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. However, he could face the rest of his life behind bars.

Calhoun faces eleven separate felony counts for sexual assault, assault with intent to do great bodily harm and weapons charges. He is accused of forcing a 24-year-old woman to perform sex acts on him at a home where they both reside Tuesday morning.

Livonia Police say the woman is a relative. Calhoun is accused of beating her with a belt and choking her while forcing the sex acts.

The lead detective in the case told the judge Calhoun allegedly threatened his victim with a gun, telling her he would kill family members one by one, the order in which he would kill them and then take his own life.

Calhoun works in Juvenile Services in the sheriff’s department. He has no criminal record, and is an officer in the military reserve. He’s been suspended from the sheriff’s department without pay.

Police say they have considerable physical evidence and corroboration in the case against Calhoun.

The judge ordered him held without bond at the Oakland County Jail.





Wayne County deputy charged in sexual assault
Posted: 9/17/2010
FOX 32 News
http://www.mifox32.com/category/story/?id=254694

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A 42-year-old Wayne County sheriff's deputy has been charged in the beating and sexual assault of a woman.

County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says Roderick Calhoun was arraigned Friday on four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, felonious assault and other charges.

Worthy says the victim was forced at gunpoint to perform multiple sex acts, beaten with a belt and choked.

Calhoun is suspended by the sheriff's department and was being held without bond pending a Sept. 28 preliminary examination.

The Associated Press left a message Friday seeking comment from Douglas Gutscher, Calhoun's attorney.






Two Wayne County deputies accused in off-duty incidents involving guns, women, poor judgment
Published: Friday, September 17, 2010, 1:36 PM
Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010, 1:37 PM
By Jonathan Oosting
MLive.com
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2010/09/two_wayne_county_deputies_accu.html




It's been a tough news cycle for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, where reports indicate two deputies face accusations in separate off-duty incidents involving guns, women and poor judgment.

First up, Channel 7 reports deputy Roderick Vincent Calhoun has been suspended and faces criminal charges after he allegedly assaulted a female relative at gunpoint.

WXYZ.com, Sept. 17: Police say Calhoun assaulted a 24-year-old female relative who lives in the same Livonia house that he does. Investigators say he forced the woman to perform multiple sex acts at gunpoint. He is also accused of beating the woman with a belt and then choking her.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says "These are very serious charges and we will treat the prosecution of Roderick Calhoun just as we would any other defendant."

Calhoun is being held without bond on four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felonious assault and felony firearms possession.

Meanwhile, Fox 2 reports deputy Anthony Binion has been asked to turn in his gun after he allegedly pulled it outside a local bar on ladies' night. According to a police report filed last week, a man says Binion was making out with his wife and threatened to kill him when confronted.

Binion denies the husband's account and continues to work at the county jail as authorities investigate.






Wayne County Deputy Sheriff charged with sexual assault of female relative
Posted: 09/17/2010
WXYZ News
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/wayne_county/wayne-county-deputy-sheriff-charged-with-assaulting-female-relative



Deputy Roderick Calhoun's mug shot.


LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - A Wayne County Deputy Sheriff accused of sexually assaulted a female relative is being held without bond.

Roderick Vincent Calhoun has been charged with four counts of 1st degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, four counts of 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm, Felonious Assault and Felony Firearms. Investigators say during the commission of the crimes, he threatened to kill his family.

Police say Calhoun assaulted a 24-year-old female relative who lives in the same Livonia house that he does. Investigators say he forced the woman to perform multiple sex acts at gunpoint. He is also accused of beating the woman with a belt and then choking her.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says "These are very serious charges and we will treat the prosecution of Roderick Calhoun just as we would any other defendant."
His defense attorney did not comment after today's arraignment.

Calhoun is being held without bond. He has already been suspended from the Wayne County Sheriff's Department where he has worked for 14 years.






Wayne County, MI Sheriff’s deputy charged with forced sex with relative
Channel 6 NEWS
17 September 2010
http://channel6newsonline.com/2010/09/wayne-county-mi-sheriffs-deputy-charged-with-forced-sex-with-relative/

DETROIT, MICHIGAN (BNO NEWS) – Wayne County, Michigan Sheriff's deputy on Friday was charged with multiple counts after he forced at gunpoint a relative to perform sex acts, prosecutors said.

Deputy Roderick Calhoun, 42, was arraigned on four counts of third-degree criminal sexual assault, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felonious assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony crime. The indictment contains a total of 11 felony counts.

On September 14, Calhoun allegedly beat the victim with a belt at around 8:30 a.m. local time at his residence in Livonia. Calhoun and the victim live in the same house with other relative who had already left before the offenses took place.

After that, he showed her a handgun and forced her to perform sex acts. He also tried to choke her. The victim reported the crime to the Livonia police. Shortly after, law enforcement agents arrested the 14-year veteran.

"These are very serious charges, and we will treat the prosecution of Roderick Calhoun just as we would any other defendant," prosecutor Kym Worthy said.

Calhoun has been suspended from his job at Wayne County Sheriff's Office. He faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, if he is found guilty.











Wayne sheriff's deputy held without bond on sexual assault charges
September 17, 2010
Robert Brignall
Detroit Crime Examiner
http://www.examiner.com/crime-in-detroit/wayne-sheriff-s-deputy-held-without-bond-on-sexual-assault-charges



Deputy Roderick Calhoun's mug shot.

Roderick Vincent Calhoun, a 14 year veteran of the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, has already lost his job and may lose his freedom, potentially for life. He was arraigned earlier today on sexual and physical assault charges stemming from the serial rapes of a 24 year old relative.

Police say Calhoun forced the woman, who had lived in his Livonia home, to perform sexual acts at gunpoint. He reportedly beat the woman with a belt and choked her. He threatened to kill other family members if she failed to cooperate.
The Wayne sheriff's office has suspended Calhoun.

The former deputy was arraigned in Livonia's 16th district court on a number of very serious felony charges. They are: four counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first degree (CSC-1), four counts of CSC-3, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felonious assault, and felony firearm. Conviction of CSC-1 exposes a defendant to a maximum of life in prison.

The name of the victim is being withheld due to the nature of the charges. Beyond saying the victim is a relative of Calhoun, the nature of the blood relationship has not been specified.












Wayne County, MI Sheriff’s deputy charged with forced sex with relative
Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 10:05 pm
By BNO News
http://wireupdate.com/local/wayne-county-mi-sheriffs-deputy-charged-with-forced-sex-with-relative/

DETROIT, MICHIGAN (BNO NEWS) – Wayne County, Michigan Sheriff’s deputy on Friday was charged with multiple counts after he forced at gunpoint a relative to perform sex acts, prosecutors said.

Deputy Roderick Calhoun, 42, was arraigned on four counts of third-degree criminal sexual assault, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felonious assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony crime. The indictment contains a total of 11 felony counts.

On September 14, Calhoun allegedly beat the victim with a belt at around 8:30 a.m. local time at his residence in Livonia. Calhoun and the victim live in the same house with other relative who had already left before the offenses took place.

After that, he showed her a handgun and forced her to perform sex acts. He also tried to choke her. The victim reported the crime to the Livonia police. Shortly after, law enforcement agents arrested the 14-year veteran.

“These are very serious charges, and we will treat the prosecution of Roderick Calhoun just as we would any other defendant,” prosecutor Kym Worthy said.

Calhoun has been suspended from his job at Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. He faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, if he is found guilty.


Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Deputy Anthony Binion - Wayne SD


Deputy Anthony Binion [Wayne County Sheriff Department]. Currently under investigation for pulling his duty gun out during an altercation at a bar, while he was with another man's wife.






Two Wayne County deputies accused in off-duty incidents involving guns, women, poor judgment
Published: Friday, September 17, 2010, 1:36 PM
Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010, 1:37 PM
By Jonathan Oosting
MLive.com
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2010/09/two_wayne_county_deputies_accu.html









Police report filed by the husband of Deputy Binion's female friend, who claims that Binion pulled out his gun during the altercation.















On September 11, 2010 Deputy Anthony Binion went out to a bar in Detroit with a female friend, [who is married].















The husband of the woman who Deputy Binion was with, spotted her husband as they walked out of the bar. The stories over what happened next differ...














According to Deputy Binion, he and his female friend were just talking. When his friend spotted her husband, she remarked, "Oh God, there's my husband". The husband grabbed the woman and told her, "Get your ass in the car". Deputy Binion said he told the husband, "Don't grab her". The husband reportedly told Deputy Binion, "You're a dead mother f***er".












According to the husband of Deputy Binion's female friend: He claims that he saw Deputy Binion and his wife kissing. Binion threatened to kill him and showed him his gun.















Deputy Binion maintains that he did have his gun on him that night, but that he did not brandish it.



















Deputy Binion has been stripped of his badge and his gun, during the Wayne County Sheriff Department's investigation of the altercation.














Deputy Binion is still working at the Wayne County jail, while the matter is under investigation.



















Fourteen years ago, Deputy Binion had been accused of shooting someone. He had been cleared of all charges when he was linked to that murder.






It's been a tough news cycle for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, where reports indicate two deputies face accusations in separate off-duty incidents involving guns, women and poor judgment.

First up, Channel 7 reports deputy Roderick Vincent Calhoun has been suspended and faces criminal charges after he allegedly assaulted a female relative at gunpoint.

WXYZ.com, Sept. 17: Police say Calhoun assaulted a 24-year-old female relative who lives in the same Livonia house that he does. Investigators say he forced the woman to perform multiple sex acts at gunpoint. He is also accused of beating the woman with a belt and then choking her.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says "These are very serious charges and we will treat the prosecution of Roderick Calhoun just as we would any other defendant."

Calhoun is being held without bond on four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felonious assault and felony firearms possession.

Meanwhile, Fox 2 reports deputy Anthony Binion has been asked to turn in his gun after he allegedly pulled it outside a local bar on ladies' night. According to a police report filed last week, a man says Binion was making out with his wife and threatened to kill him when confronted.

Binion denies the husband's account and continues to work at the county jail as authorities investigate.

















Wayne County Deputy Reportedly Pulled Gun While Off-Duty
Posted: Sep 16, 2010 10:13 PM CDT
My Fox Detroit
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/18493533/wayne-county-deputy-reportedly-pulled-gun-while-off-duty

A Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy has been stripped of his badge and gun for what he’s accused of doing off-duty. That deputy reportedly pulled his gun on a guy at a bar off the clock, and it’s not the first time he’s been investigated.


"She walked down the street. We were talking on the fence like that, and she looked up and she said, `Oh God, there’s my husband,’ said Wayne County Deputy Anthony Binion.

It was a night Binion will never forget; an altercation that has Detroit Police investigating.

 

"I had a weapon, but I didn't brandish it,’ Binion said.

He’s had to turn over his gun and badge for the time being. According to a police report, he was at ladies’ night at a downtown bar about a week ago, but when the lady friend he was with saw her husband show up things got downright ugly.

"He said get your (expletive) in the car, just like that," said Binion.
"I said, `Don't grab her.’’

"He turned around at me and looked and said, `You're a dead (expletive).’ That's exactly what happened,’ he added.

The husband tells a different story to cops, claiming Binion and his wife were kissing, and then Binion threatened to kill him and even showed his gun.

All three separated without things going any further.

A 26 year veteran, Binion is still working the jail. His lady friend is also a county employee.

Earlier in his career, the deputy was cleared of all charges after being linked to a murder.

"This is the second time I've been through this. I was accused 14 years ago of shooting somebody,’ Binion said.

We reached the husband by phone, but he told us no comment and then hung up.






Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence

Monday, September 6, 2010

Deputy Steven Fresorger - Saginaw SD

DEPUTY STEVEN FRESORGER, SD: Misuse of LEIN system, September 06 - 07, 2010.







On September 6th and September 7th, Deputy Fresorger searched four different times for Wakeman's name on the Sheriff Department LEIN system. At the time, Wakeman was dating Fresorger's ex-girlfriend.

In June 2011, criminal charges were filed against Deputy Fresorger for his missue of the LEIN system. Fresorger faces five counts of unlawfully using the LEIN system; felony charge for using a computer to commit a crime; and five misdemeanor charges for forgery of a motor vehicle certificate. To date, those criminal charges are still pending.

In March 2012, Fresorger's attorney asked the court to drop the felony criminal charges against the Deputy.



















Elizabeth Canfield, a state police analyst of LEIN, testified that Deputy Fresorger searched for Wakeman's name four times on Sept. 6 and Sept. 7 2010, on the county's LEIN system.











Fresorger’s ex-girlfriend, Tracy Moore, testified that she dated Wakeman in 2010.






Also See:
Deputy Fresorger: Sentenced for misuse of LEIN [February 14, 2013]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2013/02/deputy-steven-fresorger-sentenced.html

Deputy Fresorger: Sentence 1 [June 29, 2009]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2009/06/deputy-fresorger-sentence-1.html

Deputy Fresorger: Sentence 2 [June 29, 2009]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2009/06/deputy-fresorger-sentence-2.html

Deputy Fresorger: Sentence 3 [June 29, 2009]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2009/06/deputy-steven-fresorger-sentence-3.html

Deputy Fresorger: Sentence 4 [June 29, 2009]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2009/06/deputy-steven-fresorger-sentence-4.html

Deputy Fresorger: Sentence 5 [June 29, 2009]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2009/06/deputy-steven-fresorger-sentence-5.html

Deputy Fresorger: Plea agreement for misuse of LEIN [January 08, 2013]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2009/05/deputy-steven-fresorger-all-lein-charges.html

Deputy Fresorger: Charged with misuse of LEIN [June 22, 2011]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2011/06/deputy-steven-fresorger-saginaw-county.html

Deputy Fresorger: Domestic violence complaints [May 07, 2011]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2011/05/deputy-steven-fresorger-saginaw-county.html

Deputy Fresorger: Unauthorized LEIN searches [September 6 - 7, 2010]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2010/09/deputy-steven-fresorger-saginaw-county.html

Deputy Fresorger: Unauthorized LEIN searches [July 17, 2010]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2010/07/deputy-steven-fresorger-saginaw-county.html

Deputy Fresorger: Unauthorized LEIN searches [May - June 2010]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2009/05/deputy-steven-fresorger-saginaw-county.html











Attorney for suspended Saginaw sheriff's deputy asks judge to dismiss felony LEIN use charges
Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 7:19 AM
By Andy Hoag
The Saginaw News
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2012/03/attorney_for_suspended_saginaw.html

SAGINAW, MI — The attorney for a former Saginaw County sheriff's deputy Monday asked a judge to dismiss charges that he improperly used a statewide computerized information system for personal use.

Steven T. Fresorger, 41, appeared along with his attorney, James F. Piazza, before Saginaw County Circuit Judge James T. Borchard, who heard arguments on Piazza's motion to “quash,” or dismiss, the six felonies that Fresorger faces.

The Saginaw Township resident is charged with five felony counts of impermissible use of personal information he obtained through the Law Enforcement Information Network, or LEIN, five misdemeanor counts of unauthorized disclosure of information from LEIN, and one felony count of using computers to commit a crime.

Piazza argued that testimony from Fresorger's preliminary hearing in August did not indicate that he accessed information about his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriends — as well as two individuals with similar names as the new boyfriends — for personal use and did not indicate what, if anything, Fresorger did with the information.

Borchard, who said he was only “halfway” through the transcripts from the two-part hearing and would make a decision once he finishes reading them, indicated that his impression was that Fresorger was accessing the information to find out more about the men with whom his ex-girlfriend was bringing their child into contact. Piazza argued that there also was no indication of that from the testimony.

Piazza added that while Fresorger's ex-girlfriend, Tracy Moore, testified that Fresorger told her of her new boyfriends' past drug use, that type of information, including criminal history, is not accessible through in-car LEIN consoles, which Fresorger used.

County Assistant Prosecutor Jon Sahli countered that testimony showed that some in-car LEIN consoles can access criminal history, while others cannot.

Fresorger was suspended May 10 with pay and suspended June 24 without pay in connection with the charges. He remains suspended without pay until the conclusion of this case, said county Sheriff William L. Federspiel.

The charge of using computers to commit a crime carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison, while the impermissible use of personal information charge carries a five-year maximum penalty. The misdemeanors carry maximum penalties of 93 days in jail.

Fresorger remained free today on a $1,000 or 10 percent bond.







Trial ordered for sheriff's deputy charged with improper LEIN use
Published: Monday, November 07, 2011, 9:24 AM
By Andy Hoag
The Saginaw News
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2011/11/trial_ordered_for_sheriffs_dep.html

SAGINAW — A suspended Saginaw County sheriff’s deputy accused of improperly using a statewide computerized information system for personal use will stand trial on six felonies and five misdemeanors.

Saginaw County District Judge Terry L. Clark on Wednesday concluded the second part of the preliminary hearing for Steven T. Fresorger, 41, by ruling that prosecutors had shown probable cause to take him to trial in Circuit Court.

Fresorger, who lives in Saginaw Township, is charged with five felony counts of impermissible use of personal information he obtained through the Law Enforcement Information Network, or LEIN, five misdemeanor counts of unauthorized disclosure of information from LEIN and one felony count of using computers to commit a crime.

Fresorger is accused of using LEIN to access information about his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriends as well as two individuals with similar names as the new boyfriends.

Fresorger remained free today on a $1,000 or 10 percent bond.







Witness: Saginaw County sheriff's deputy ran names of ex-girlfriend's new boyfriends through LEIN system; discipline hearing coming soon
Published: Monday, August 22, 2011, 4:39 PM
Updated: Monday, August 22, 2011, 8:42 PM
MLive
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2011/08/witness_saginaw_county_sheriff.html

SAGINAW — A Saginaw County sheriff’s deputy ran the names of his child’s mother’s new boyfriends through a statewide computerized information system, a witness testified today.

A decision on whether Steven T. Fresorger will stand trial on six felonies and seven misdemeanors for, prosecutors say, improperly running the names will have to wait until a later date, though.

Saginaw County District Judge Terry L. Clark this afternoon heard testimony from six witnesses in the preliminary hearing for Fresorger, 41, of Saginaw Township. Because Fresorger’s attorney, James F. Piazza, had another scheduled hearing, Clark postponed the remainder of the hearing until a later date.

The hearing is intended for a judge to determine whether probable cause exists for trial in Circuit Court.

Fresorger is charged with five felony counts of impermissible use of personal information he obtained through the Law Enforcement Information Network, or LEIN, five misdemeanor counts of unauthorized disclosure of information from LEIN and one felony count of using computers to commit a crime.

Elizabeth Canfield, a state police analyst of LEIN, testified that Fresorger — or, at least, someone using Fresorger’s user identification and password — used LEIN terminals to run information checks, but not criminal history checks, on John A. Warner, John P. Warner, Michael Stoll, Michael M. “Marty” Stoll, and Brandon Wakeman.

Fresorger’s ex-girlfriend, Tracy Moore, testified that she dated John A. Warner in 2009 and “Marty” Stoll and Wakeman in 2010. Moore said that Fresorger told her that each of the three men had drug charges.

Canfield testified that Fresorger searched for a “John Warner” once between May and July 2009 and followed that by searching more specifically for John A. Warner and John P. Warner. John P. Warner testified that he has never been to Saginaw County and didn’t know Fresorger, while John A. Warner now lives in San Francisco, Moore said.

Fresorger on July 17, 2010, searched 11 times for “Marty” Stoll and once for Michael Stoll, Canfield said. On Sept. 6 and Sept. 7, he searched for Wakeman’s name four times, Canfield said.

“Marty” Stoll testified he knew of Fresorger “through mutual friends” but never had contact with him a sheriff’s deputy. Stoll testified that he possessed marijuana with Moore at one time, but Clark did not allow him to answer further questions from Piazza to avoid incriminating himself.

Somebody from either the Saginaw Police Department or Michigan State Police searched for Wakeman on Sept. 4, Canfield said. Wakeman, who said he never met or had contact with Fresorger, said he was arrested for drunken driving by a state police trooper that day.

Piazza said one of Fresorger’s defenses will be that as a deputy, he could check on Stoll’s and Wakeman’s backgrounds. A defense regarding Warner was not mentioned today, but Piazza likely will address it at the continuation of the hearing.

Canfield testified that the searches Fresorger conducted were only for driver’s license information, such as date of birth and an individual’s driver’s operator code — information protected through the state LEIN statute.

Days after Fresorger filed an “emergency petition” for sole custody of their 5-year-old son, based on accusations that Moore sexually assaulted the child, Moore sent a letter to county Sheriff William L. Federspiel, claiming that Fresorger was stalking her.

Fresorger was charged in late June. Joan Hogenson, who provides custody and parenting recommendations for the Saginaw County Friend of the Court, testified she interviewed Fresorger and Moore. When she asked Fresorger if he used LEIN to research Warner, he said, “I’ll check on people my son is around,” Hogenson said.

Hogenson acknowledged, however, that Fresorger did not actually admit to using LEIN to “check on” those people.

Federspiel on June 24 suspended Fresorger without pay in connection with the charges.

That suspension was pending the completion of an internal investigation, Federspiel said. He gave Fresorger notice of possible discipline earlier this month, he said, to which Fresorger had 14 days to respond.

Those 14 days expired “late last week,” Federspiel said, and Fresorger did not respond. The sheriff now must conduct a “Loudermill hearing” to “determine what I’m going to do with any type of discipline,” he said.

Federspiel said he will conduct the hearing “in the next 10 days” and will “make a decision based on the outcome of the internal investigation.” Discipline could include termination, he said.

The charge of using computers to commit a crime carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison or a $5,000 fine. The charge of impermissible use of personal information carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, and the charge of unauthorized disclosure of information from the LEIN system carries a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail.

Fresorger remained free today on a $1,000 or 10 percent bond












Hearing delayed for Saginaw County sheriff's deputy accused of improper use of statewide data
Published: Tuesday, July 05, 2011, 3:44 PM
Updated: Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 8:47 AM
By Andy Hoag
The Saginaw News
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2011/07/hearing_delayed_for_saginaw_co.html

SAGINAW — A Saginaw County sheriff’s deputy accused of using a statewide computerized information system for personal use will have to wait longer to see if he’ll stand trial on six felonies and seven misdemeanors.

Saginaw County District Judge Terry L. Clark this afternoon postponed the preliminary hearing for Steven T. Fresorger, 41, of Saginaw Township.

Fresorger is charged with five felony counts of impermissible use of personal information he obtained through the Law Enforcement Information Network, or LEIN, five misdemeanor counts of unauthorized disclosure of information from LEIN, and one felony count of using computers to commit a crime.

The deputy, whom county Sheriff William L. Federspiel suspended without pay June 24 in connection with the charges, appeared today before Clark for a conference to prepare for a preliminary hearing, intended for the judge to hear evidence and decide whether probable cause exists for trial.

The hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, but Fresorger’s attorney, James F. Piazza, will be in Saginaw County Circuit Judge Fred L. Borchard’s courtroom for the continuation of the trial against brothers Ronald and Steven Owens.

Piazza said Fresorger would waive his right to have the hearing within 14 days of his arraignment. The attorney also said he still is receiving discovery materials.

Fresorger’s arrest warrant states the crimes he’s charged with committing occurred between June 29, 2009, and Sept. 7, 2010.

Federspiel said investigators believe five individuals had their information compromised by Fresorger. The sheriff has not revealed a motive.

Federspiel said the investigation began after a citizen filed a complaint against the deputy April 6. The citizen was not one of the five people whose information was compromised, according to the sheriff.

The charge of using computers to commit a crime carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison or a $5,000 fine. The charge of impermissible use of personal information carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, and the charge of unauthorized disclosure of information from the LEIN system carries a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail.

Fresorger remained free today on a $1,000 or 10 percent bond.















Sheriff's deputy charged for misusing department's computers
by Dan Armstrong
Posted: 06.24.2011 at 5:30 PM
http://www.minbcnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=633667



Today the Saginaw County sheriff puts one of his own on unpaid leave while that deputy is investigated internally and criminally.

Deputy Steve Fresorger has been charged with six felonies and five misdemeanors.

The investigation started months ago.

He's accused of unlawfully using the LEIN system, a database of public criminal records run by law enforcement.

The prosecutor says the deputy used it for personal use and not official business.

"We must maintain a high level of professionalism when using LEIN and if it's alleged that someone has abused or utilized it for personal use it is our duty, my duty as sheriff especially, to look into that matter," says Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel.

Some county commissioners have criticized the sheriff's handling of the case because the deputy has been paid from May 10th until June 24.

The sheriff says that's because he has to follow proper procedure and collective bargaining agreements







UPDATE: Saginaw County deputy suspended without pay, faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of using computers to commit crime
Published: Friday, June 24, 2011, 4:25 PM
Updated: Friday, June 24, 2011, 4:36 PM
By Tom Gilchrist
The Saginaw News
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2011/06/update_saginaw_county_deputy_f.html





SAGINAW — Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel today suspended Deputy Steven T. Fresorger without pay after the deputy was charged with six felonies and five misdemeanors on Wednesday.

"This is a sad day for Saginaw County, but we're doing what is right," said Federspiel, announcing the change in the status of Fresorger, 41, who was suspended May 10 but had been receiving pay since then.

"It's a form of discipline when you suspend a person without pay, and in order to impose discipline, I like to follow everything to the letter in the collective bargaining agreement (with unionized officers)," Federspiel said.

Fresorger is accused of five counts of impermissible use of personal information he obtained through the Law Enforcement Information Network, or LEIN system.

He also faces five counts of unauthorized disclosure of information from the LEIN system, and one count of using computers to commit a crime.

Prosecutors allege the acts occurred between June 29, 2009, and Sept. 7 of last year.

The LEIN system is a statewide computerized information system established to serve Michigan’s criminal justice agencies. It is designed to provide a computerized filing system of accurate and timely documented criminal justice information. The system contains information such as addresses and dates of birth of motorists, owners of vehicles and driving records.

"We are looking at five individuals we believe had their information compromised" by Fresorger, the sheriff said. Federspiel didn't reveal Fresorger's motive in allegedly using the information, but said he would disclose that eventually.

Federspiel said the investigation of Fresorger began after a citizen filed a complaint against the deputy on April 6. The citizen was not one of the five people who had their information compromised, according to the sheriff.

The charge of using computers to commit a crime carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison or a $5,000 fine. The charge of impermissible use of personal information carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, and the charge of unauthorized disclosure of information from the LEIN system carries a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail.

In arraigning Fresorger on Wednesday, Saginaw County District Judge M.T. Thompson entered a not guilty plea on his behalf and held him on a $1,000 or 10 percent bond. Fresorger posted the bond Wednesday.

Fresorger’s July 6 preliminary hearing is scheduled before District Judge Terry L. Clark.

Sheriff's Department Lt. Robert B. Phelps said that before the sheriff could suspend Fresorger without pay, Federspiel was required to follow protocol related to the collective bargaining agreement and fair labor standards.








Saginaw County Commissioners







County Commissioners: Deputy should be suspended without pay
Posted: Jun 24, 2011 8:47 AM CDT
Updated: Jul 22, 2011 9:00 AM CDT
By Tom Plahutnik, Web Editor/Producer
WNEM News
http://www.wnem.com/story/14970163/commissioners-call-for-sheriffs-deputy-to-be-suspended-without-pay

County Commissioners Tim Kelly and Kirk Kilpatrick said in a news release Friday that they disagree with the Saginaw County Sheriff's Department's decision to pay Steven T. Fresorger while he is suspended from his job.

County prosecutors have charged Fresorger with six felonies and five misdemeanors for allegedly forging motor vehicle certificates and using government property to commit those crimes.

"I don't care what collective bargaining agreement or union contract this guy is working under, taxpayers should not have to pay for this guy to sit at home while he builds a defense for defrauding us all," Kelly said. "We have thousands of law abiding people out of work, trying to scrape a life together and somehow they see fit to continue to pay this guy?"

The commissioners said it appears there was a lengthy and ongoing investigation leading up to Mr. Fresorger being charged with six felonies and five misdemeanors.

"Law enforcement personnel are paid quite well for their service, partially to avoid this kind of behavior," said Kilpatrick. "I do not believe we should be paying criminals to protect us from criminals"

Kelly and Kilpatrick said they understand that an investigation is pending, but believe that Fresorger, while presumed innocent, should nevertheless be suspended without pay.

According to Sheriff William Federspiel, Fresorger has been on paid administrative leave since early May while the Sheriff Department's Internal Affairs unit investigated. He will have a hearing Friday and his employment status may change at that hearing.

Fresorger is due back in court on July 6.







Saginaw County Sheriff's deputy charged and arraigned
Posted: Jun 23, 2011 1:16 PM CDT
Updated: Jul 21, 2011 1:49 PM CDT
By Doug Moiles, Assignment Manager
http://www.wnem.com/story/14964825/saginaw-county-deputy-charged-and-arraigned?clienttype=printable

A Saginaw County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with six felonies and five misdemeanors following an internal investigation by the department.

Deputy Steve Fresorger was charged with five counts of unlawfully using the LEIN system, a database of public and criminal records run by law enforcement in a Saginaw courtroom Wednesday. The other felony charge was for using a computer to commit the alleged crime. The five misdemeanor charges are for "forgery of a motor vehicle certificate."

The police database crime charge means the deputy may have accessed the system for a use other than law enforcement purposes. The system may only be used for official business and for nothing of a personal nature.

According to Sheriff William Federspiel, Fresorger has been on paid administrative leave since early May while the Sheriff Department's Internal Affairs unit investigated. He will have a hearing tomorrow and his employment status may change at that hearing.

Fresorger is due back in court on July 6.
















Sheriff's deputy could face 11 criminal charges
Friday, June 24, 2011
ABC News
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8213379

SAGINAW COUNTY -- (06/24/11) -- A Saginaw County sheriff's deputy could be fired now that he is facing 11 criminal charges.

He's accused of using a state-wide Law Enforcement Information Network for personal purposes, but he might also be charged in another case.

Steve Fresorger was formally charged on Wednesday, but the Saginaw County prosecutor is reviewing another criminal complaint involving the deputy.

In 2008, Fresorger was featured in an ABC12 story for helping save the life of a man who collapsed in a meeting. But now, the 41-year-old deputy is free on bond after being charged with six felonies and five misdemeanors.

"It's very difficult. It's never easy for anyone, but especially for one of your own. It's a sad day for Saginaw County," said Saginaw County Sheriff Bill Federspiel.

All of the criminal charges pertain to Fresorger's alleged personal use of the state's Law Enforcement Information Network, or LEIN, a system used by law enforcement agencies across the state.

"Run secretary of state information, license plates, we can find out owner information on vehicles. It must be utilized for professional purposes only, it cannot be utilized for personal purposes at all," Federspiel said.

While the sheriff won't disclose what Fresorger was allegedly looking for in the LEIN system, Fresorger is also under investigation for a domestic situation involving an ex-girlfriend at a Saginaw Township little league field on May 7.

"She alleges that there was a confrontation on the field between him and her and he grabbed her right arm and pulled her off the field," said Saginaw Township Police Chief Don Pussehl.

That incident was investigated by the Saginaw Township Police Department.

"This is a separate incident that was reported to us. It was investigated and this case has been turned over to the prosecutor for review," Pussehl said.

Federspiel says Fresorger will be put on unpaid administrative leave today, and a decision on whether he will be fired will be made next week following an internal affairs investigation.


















Saginaw County deputy charged with six felonies, accused of forging motor vehicle certificates
Published: Thursday, June 23, 2011, 4:08 PM
Updated: Friday, June 24, 2011, 8:26 AM
By Tom Gilchrist
The Saginaw News
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2011/06/saginaw_county_deputy_charged.html

SAGINAW — Prosecutors have charged a Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department deputy with six felonies and five misdemeanors in connection with allegations he forged motor vehicle certificates and committed unauthorized use of a statewide computerized information system.

Steven T. Fresorger, 41, of Saginaw Township was arraigned on the charges Wednesday in front of Saginaw County District Judge M.T. Thompson.

Fresorger faces five felony counts of forging motor vehicle certificates and one felony count of using a computer to commit those crimes.

He also faces five misdemeanor counts of unauthorized use of the Law Enforcement Information Network, a statewide computerized information system established to serve Michigan’s criminal justice agencies.

Fresorger is suspended with pay, said department Lt. Robert B. Phelps. The department's Internal Affairs officers investigated Fresorger and the probe continues, according to Phelps.

Thompson set bond at $1,000. Fresorger posted bond and remains free awaiting a July 6 hearing on the evidence before Saginaw County District Judge Terry L. Clark.

The Law Enforcement Information Network, known as LEIN, is designed to provide a computerized filing system of accurate and timely documented criminal justice information.

The system also contains driver information.



Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Officer Nicole Rabior - Detroit PD

Also See:

Officer Nicole Rabior - Arrested for domestic violence against boyfriend






On August 24, 2004, Detroit Police Officer Nicole Rabior was arrested for a domestic violence assault against her boyfriend. A felony warrant was issued against Officer Rabior, charging her with “Felonious Assault,” contrary to MCL 750.82. Felonious Assault is punishable as a felony with four (4) years in prison and/or a fine of $2,000.00.





Information on Officer Rabior's domestic violence case and the charges against her seem to have disappeared. But, in September 2010 Officer Rabior resurfaced in the news. This time Officer Rabior [still a police officer with the Detroit PD]  had been arrested for drunk driving.










Detroit cop's hearing in fleeing case adjourned

2:23 AM, Oct 15, 2010
Written by
GINA DAMRON
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:UZw6-bYiTKMJ:www.freep.com/article/20101015/NEWS01/10150312/1001/RSS01+&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

A pretrial hearing Thursday for Detroit Police Officer Nicole L. Rabior, charged with drunken driving and fleeing the scene of an accident, was adjourned until Dec. 9 so her attorney has more time to review materials.

Rabior is charged with operating under the influence of liquor and failing to stop at the scene of a property damage accident Sept. 4. Investigators said she was off duty when she drove her personal vehicle while intoxicated and hit ...

                      Detroit releases mug of officer in hit-and-run case
1:18 AM, Sep. 30, 2010
Written by
GINA DAMRON
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
http://www.freep.com/article/20100930/NEWS01/9300370/1001/News/Detroit-releases-mug-of-officer-in-hit-and-run-case



Detroit officials released the jail booking photo this week of police Officer Nicole L. Rabior, who is charged with drunken driving and fleeing the scene of an off-duty, hit-and-run accident Sept 4.

The Detroit Police Department would not immediately release Rabior's photo, despite a 2009 Michigan Court of Appeals order that required it to release the booking photo of an officer facing misdemeanor charges in a different case. Instead, police referred the matter of Rabior's photo to the law department. The Free Press requested her photo under the Freedom of Information Act on Sept. 7.

                  Off duty DPD officer busted for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident
September 8, 2010
By: Robert Brignall
http://www.examiner.com/article/off-duty-dpd-officer-busted-for-dui-leaving-the-scene-of-an-accident



Detroit police officer Nicole L. Rabior was arraigned in 36th district court Tuesday on one en Rabior had a few drinks and collided with a car stopped at a red light at Gratiot and Houston. When she did not stop, the owner of the damaged car called the police. Shortly thereafter, the Roseville police pulled her over in Eastpointe.

At Tuesday's arraignment, Rabior was granted a $5,000 bond on the condition she submit to an alcohol evaluation.

This is not Rabior's first brush with the law. She has a prior conviction for misdemeanor assault and battery in Clinton Twp, involving a dispute with her domestic partner on August 26, 2004. She struck the man's head with her fist, then hit him in the head with a cell phone charger.

Rabior's next court appearance in the present case is scheduled for October 14.











Detroit Police Officer Charged With Drunk Driving
Sep 7, 2010
By AMY LANGE
myFOXDetroit.com
http://wchbnewsdetroit.com/884401/detroit-police-officer-charged-with-drunk-driving/


DETROIT – 28-year-old Nicole Rabior, a Detroit Police officer since 2001, is charged with driving drunk and leaving the scene of an accident.

Investigators say around 2:45 Saturday afternoon, Rabior was off-duty and in her own car when she hit another car stopped at the red light at Houston-Whittier and Gratiot on Detroit’s east side.

The other driver wasn’t hurt, but immediately called 911. Detroit Police notified other agencies to be on the lookout for her car. Roseville Police spotted it and pulled her over.

Tuesday, she was charged with two misdemeanors. This isn’t the first time this police officer has been in trouble with the law. In 2004, she was arrested in Clinton Township for beating her boyfriend with a cell phone charger when he threatened to break up with her.

She’s remains on-duty with Detroit Police, but an Internal Affairs investigation is underway.