Sunday, January 23, 2011

Officer Keith Speer - Flint PD

Police: Flint Police Officer's Association President Keith Speer had argument with wife that 'escalated'
Published: Monday, January 24, 2011, 3:17 PM
By David Harris
Flint Journal
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/01/police_flint_police_officers_a.html



GENESEE TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Flint Police Officer's Association President Keith Speer had and argument with his wife that "escalated," according to Genesee Township Police.

The alleged incident happened just after 7 p.m. Sunday at Speer's home on Center Road near Mt. Morris Road in Genesee Township, said Lt. John Mullaly.

“They got into an argument which escalated,” Mullaly said. “There was pushing, shoving (and) grabbing.”

Speer’s wife did not seek medical attention, Mullaly said.

Speer was not injured, Mullaly said.

Speer has been the union president since 2003, according to Flint Journal files. He has been a Flint police officer since 1986, according to his Facebook account.

Flint city spokeswoman Dawn Jones declined to comment on Speer's status as a Flint Police officer.

"The alleged issue involving Officer Keith Speer is being handled by the authorities and the city will not discuss personnel issues regarding our employees," she said in a statement.

Speer was charged with domestic assault, a misdemeanor, according to the 67th District Court. He was arraigned in front of District Judge Larry Stecco on Monday afternoon.

He was booked into the Lapeer County Jail at 12:30 a.m. Monday and released around noon Monday, said Lapeer County Sheriff Sgt. Theresa Davis.

Speer's attorney, Norbert Leonard, did not immediately return calls for comment. Speer declined comment.






Flint Police Officers Union
President Keith Speers in
Lapeer County Jail Today

Posted on January 24, 2011
Crusader News Service
http://www.localnews.myamadvantage.com/Speer.html




Flint Police Officers Association President Keith Speer woke up this morning as an inmate at the Lapeer County Jail. Speers was arrested last night in Genesee Township.

Genesee Township Police Chief Tod Sorenson is on vacation and Lt. John Mullaly would not confirm any details about why Speers was arrested. "You will have to wait until he is arraigned, which will probably happen this morning," Lt. Mullaly said.

Multiple sources have confirmed for AM ADVANTAGE that Speer was taken into custody after a domestic violence call was placed to 911. Speers was not listed on the morning listing of inmates posted on a wall inside the lobby at the Genesee County Jail and a spokesman for Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell confirmed that Speers had been lodged at the Lapeer County Jail.

A Lapeer County Sheriff's Department deputy confirmed that Speer was indeed lodged there, saying, "We have no idea when he will be arraigned but I can tell you it won't be in our county."

Speers has been the leader of the Flint Police Department's union for eight years. He has been deadlocked with city officials over their demands for concessions from patrol officers since March when Mayor Dayne Walling began making massive layoffs to public safety departments. Speers has said the city is down to dangerously low staffing levels with only 66 officers currently available for patrol duty.









Police: Flint Police Officer's Association President Keith Speer had argument with wife that 'escalated'
Published: Monday, January 24, 2011, 3:17 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 10:05 AM
By David Harris
Flint Journal
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/01/police_flint_police_officers_a.html


Lapeer County Sheriff's Department. Keith Speer.


GENESEE TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Flint Police Officer's Association President Keith Speer had and argument with his wife that "escalated," according to Genesee Township Police.

The alleged incident happened just after 7 p.m. Sunday at Speer's home on Center Road near Mt. Morris Road in Genesee Township, said Lt. John Mullaly.

“They got into an argument which escalated,” Mullaly said. “There was pushing, shoving (and) grabbing.”


Speer’s wife did not seek medical attention, Mullaly said.

Speer was not injured, Mullaly said.

Speer has been the union president since 2003, according to Flint Journal files. He has been a Flint police officer since 1986, according to his Facebook account.

Flint city spokeswoman Dawn Jones declined to comment on Speer's status as a Flint Police officer.

"The alleged issue involving Officer Keith Speer is being handled by the authorities and the city will not discuss personnel issues regarding our employees," she said in a statement.

Speer was charged with domestic assault, a misdemeanor, according to the 67th District Court. He was arraigned in front of District Judge Larry Stecco on Monday afternoon.

He was booked into the Lapeer County Jail at 12:30 a.m. Monday and released around noon Monday, said Lapeer County Sheriff Sgt. Theresa Davis.

Speer's attorney, Norbert Leonard, did not immediately return calls for comment. Speer declined comment.











Flint Police Officers Union President Keith Speer arrested for domestic violence, arraigned on charges
Published: Monday, January 24, 2011, 12:59 PM
Updated: Monday, January 24, 2011, 2:57 PM
By David Harris
The Flint Journal
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/01/flint_police_officers_union_pr_1.html



Michigan -- Flint Police Officers Association President Keith Speer was arrested Sunday for domestic violence at a home in Genesee Township, according to the 67th District Court.

Speer assaulted his wife, according to the court. He was arraigned in front of District Judge Larry Stecco today.

Speer declined comment outside the Donald Haley building where he was arraigned.

He was taken to the Lapeer County Jail where he spent the night.






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