Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Trooper Gregory Filpus - Child abuse [Calumet Post]















Suspended State Trooper Faces Charges
Wed 2/8/12 4:18PM
http://lscbc.com/news.php?id=3835

A Upper Peninsula Michigan State Police trooper who found himself charged with two misdemeanors will not have to go to jail.

41–year–old Gregory Filpus of Pelkie was assigned to the Calumet Post of the Michigan State Police. Last November, Filpus was charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence and fourth degree child abuse.

In 97th District Court today, Filpus entered a plea of No Contest to one of each of those counts in exchange for the others being dropped. He was sentenced to 12 to 24 months probation with a delayed sentence of the domestic violence charge which means the conviction will not appear on Filpus's record if the terms of the probation are met.

The court also ordered no contact to be allowed with Filpus's wife or children pending the outcome of family court proceedings. In addition, Filpus must complete a domestic violence intervention class and serve three days community service.

Filpus had been suspended with pay pending the court proceedings. Further disciplinary action may be handed down by the State Police.






Michigan State Trooper charged with child abuse
Posted: 11.14.2011 at 2:32 PM
Upper Michigan Source
http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=686338

HOUGHTON COUNTY -- A Michigan State Police trooper is facing serious charges in Houghton County.

In a statement released by the Calumet Post, State Trooper Gregory H. Filpus was arrested on two separate misdemeanor warrants by the Houghton County Sheriff's Department for child abuse, 4th degree, and domestic violence.

Filpus was arraigned last Wednesday and his pretrial date is set for November 30. The statement also says that Filpus was suspended with pay, pending the adjudication of the charges.





State trooper arrested
Posted by Hans Ahlstrom
November 14th, 2011
WNMU, FM
http://www.wnmufm.org/2011/11/14/state-trooper-arrested

Houghton – A Michigan State Police trooper is facing child abuse and domestic violence charges.

According to the ‘WLUC-TV6’ website, a statement from the Calumet post says State Trooper Gregory H. Filpus was arraigned last week on two separate misdemeanor warrants by the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department for ‘child abuse, 4th degree’ and ‘domestic violence.’

The statement also says that Filpus was suspended with pay, pending the adjudication of the charges. His pretrial date is set for November 30.






State Trooper from Calumet Post Arrested
Mon 11/14/11 2:13PM
TV 5 and 10
http://www.tv5and10.com/news.php?id=3024

A Michigan State Police trooper assigned to the Calumet Post finds himself on the wrong side of the law.

Police say 41-year-old Gregory Filpus of Pelkie was arrested last Wednesday by the Houghton County Sheriff's Department on two separate misdemeanor warrants.

Filpus is charged with 4th-degree child abuse and domestic violence.

He joined the Michigan State Police in 1993, and he's currently suspended, with pay, pending the outcome of the charges.

Filpus is free on personal recognizance.

His pre-trial is set for November 30th.












State trooper arrested
Posted by Hans Ahlstrom
November 14th, 2011
WNMU, FM
http://www.wnmufm.org/2011/11/14/state-trooper-arrested

Houghton – A Michigan State Police trooper is facing child abuse and domestic violence charges.

According to the ‘WLUC-TV6’ website, a statement from the Calumet post says State Trooper Gregory H. Filpus was arraigned last week on two separate misdemeanor warrants by the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department for ‘child abuse, 4th degree’ and ‘domestic violence.’

The statement also says that Filpus was suspended with pay, pending the adjudication of the charges. His pretrial date is set for November 30.








Copper Country MSP trooper layoffs reversed
November 7, 2009
By Garrett Neese, DMG Writer
Mining Gazette
http://www.mininggazette.com/page/content.detail/id/507348/Copper-Country-MSP-trooper-layoffs-reversed.html

CALUMET - Michigan State Police posts in the Copper Country will benefit from the recall of 55 state troopers who had been laid off in June.

The Calumet and L'Anse posts will both get at least one trooper back, said Trooper Greg Filpus of the L'Anse post.

"That's going to provide a lot of relief for us," he said. "It's nice having that additional help. That's going to improve the coverage, and I think those benefits are obvious."

The 55 troopers will be recalled based on seniority on Nov. 16. In May, MSP spokeswoman Shanon Akans said 18 of the troopers to be laid off were from the December 2004 graduating class, with the rest coming from the next graduating class in 2008.

"Hopefully they'll all come back eventually, but we'll just have to wait and see," Filpus said.

State Rep. Mike Lahti, D-Hancock, applauded the news.

"It's good that they're being brought back, but this budget is tough. There are cuts all over," he said. "Hopefully the number they brought back are sufficient until the economy comes back."

The troopers are part of a group of 100 laid off in June due to state budget constraints.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm approved a budget last month that included hiring back 55 troopers. Granholm had halted plans on Wednesday to rehire the troopers pending a review of state tax receipts.

With the recall, there will be 1,000 troopers in the state.


Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence

1 comment:

tom winchester said...

My son was involved in a 2nd degree csc case at age 15. He is on the sex offender roll for the next 20 years, can't get a job. There are laws tharprevent him from getting a job. (PA 141?) In my study, I have found that police and their children do not go to jail very often when they do something wrong, even sex crimes. The good ole boy club kicks in and somehow they get very little punishment if any. This person will get very little punishment and might even be allowed to continue to work. Itis not fair that my sons life is destroyed because a bunch of yoyos could not think of a better solution to a very complex problem. We need to vote out many of the current judges that ruin children's lives.