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February 21, 2014 "Cop of the Month" arrested for Domestic Violence AGAIN A decorated former Police Department lieutenant found himself on the wrong side of the law for attacking his wife in their Eltingville home while their children were present, prosecutors allege.
Vincent Curulli, 47, of the 300 block of Beach Road, punched his spouse "multiple times" in the head, around 5 p.m., said court documents.
The 240-pound suspect also allegedly kicked her in the leg.
The victim's three children -- ages 16, 5 and 3 -- were "within viewing distance" when Curulli hit his 42-year-old wife, said court papers. Read more: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/02/prosecutors_ex-nypd_lieutenant.html
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July 30, 2016 Police Officer Accused of Domestic Violence Shoots at Investigating Officer Police have identified an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer accused of shooting and injuring a fellow officer Friday as Adrian Aurs. The 42-year-old officer was charged in an arrest warrant with attempted murder.
Aurs was taken into custody in Cincinnati after police there stopped his vehicle on I-75. He surrendered after an hourlong standoff with police, according to a news release from Indianapolis police.
Police will extradite Aurs to Indianapolis.
Police allege that Aurs, who was off-duty, shot an Indianapolis detective who was investigating a report of domestic violence Friday night involving Aurs and his estranged wife, and then he fled to Ohio. Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/07/30/indianapolis-metropolitan-police-department-police-officer-detective/87771042/
COPS ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Hundreds of women, partners of police officers, are beaten every year. Crystal Brame was killed by her estranged husband, the police chief of Tacoma, Washington. Officer Curt Lubiszewski is not an anomaly. Here are some facts on cops as batterers.
Domestic violence is 2 to 4 times more common in police families than in the general population. In two separate studies, 40% of police officers self-report that they have used violence against their domestic partners within the last year. In the general population, it's estimated that domestic violence occurs in about 10% of families.
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If Your Batterer is a Cop
Even more than other battered women, when you decide to leave or prosecute you need to move strategically and get good advice from the outset.
Find an advocate who is independent from police agencies and experienced in working with police officer violence.
Make a comprehensive safety plan: put money aside he doesn't know about, identify where you can flee with your children, etc. Domestic violence shelters can help you with this anonymously.
While the tendency is to take "baby steps" so as not to enrage him, once you make your move, the more power you can muster, the more likely you can stand up to the power you'll be up against.
Report to police or district attorney, get a restraining order and report to his police agency all at once.
If police and DAs are unresponsive, go to the press.
Contact Purple Berets for "Police Domestic Violence: A Handbook for Victims." (This information was gathered from the National Center for Women and Policing, Life Span, and Abuse of Power.)
May 25, 2016 Indianapolis officer arrested on domestic violence charges Police arrested 10-year department veteran Daniel Bullman. Court documents detail a disturbing pattern of alleged violence and rage for years against his estranged wife and in front of their children. From 2013 through this year, court papers describe numerous incidents of Bullman punching his wife, dragging her, and hitting her in the face.
She said a separation and counseling seemed to lessen the violence, but then it would start up again. Read more: http://www.wthr.com/article/impd-officer-arrested-on-domestic-violence-charges
Study of the Los Angeles Police Department further examined the 91 cases in which an allegation of domestic violence was sustained against an officer.
Over three-fourths of the time, this sustained allegation was not mentioned in the officer's performance evaluation.
Twenty-six of these officers (29%) were promoted, including six who were promoted within two years of the incident.
In other words, police officers are fully and completely above the law when it comes to domestic violence, and the system so badly railroads victims that it appears their hesitancy to report it is well-founded. Not only that, but after the police perpetrators of domestic violence are given a pass by the system, the victims are in a drastically more dangerous position than they were before they first reported it. The officers are basically empowered to know the whole damn system works in their favor.
Take the very recent domestic violence case of Officer Chris Hutchison into consideration and see how the entire system, from the prosecutors to his department, worked on his behalf.
A Clovis police officer arrested on domestic violence charges will not face a criminal case. The Fresno County District Attorney's Office has chosen not to file charges against Officer Chris Hutchison.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Hutchison last month after a woman reported abuse. But Clovis police said he had a clean record prior to the arrest -- and the DA's decision could clear the way for him to return to work. But for now, Chief Matt Basgall tells Action News, Hutchison is still on paid leave.
So, he's on paid leave, won't face any charges, and will likely be able to return to the job soon. It's as if the word domestic before violence means it's no big deal at all. Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/9/10/1420117/-Police-officers-have-a-rate-of-domestic-violence-at-least-300-higher-than-active-players-in-the-NFL
Should We Trust Police Officers?
Are police officers allowed to lie to you? Yes the Supreme Court has ruled that police officers can lie to the American people. Police officers are trained at lying, twisting words and being manipulative. Police officers and other law enforcement agents are very skilled at getting information from people. So don’t try to “out smart” a police officer and don’t try being a “smooth talker” because you will lose! If you can keep your mouth shut, you just might come out ahead more than you expected. Read more: 46,000+ American citizens are currently serving time for crimes that they did not commit
July 21, 2016 York County Officer of the Year charged in domestic incident Officer Bryn Lindenmuth, 34, of West Manchester Township, remains on paid leave after being charged with simple assault, false imprisonment and harassment, according to charging documents. West Manchester Township Police said the officer forcibly kept his wife, Kalina Lindenmuth, in the home, but she was able to escape and run to a neighbor's house to call 911. Read more: http://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2016/07/19/york-county-officer-year-charged-domestic-incident/87319530/
Police Brutality and Domestic Violence in Police Families
By Christopher R Rice
For decades, we have heard complaints about police brutality, but the police claimed self defense and the cop loving public ran to the officers defense giving him donations and holding rallies on his behalf. Even armed with video evidence it was and still is impossible to get any justice from American courts.
The public only believes the wife beaters, leaving no recourse and no justice for thousands and thousands of American citizens who's only crime was trusting in a system that has thrown them overboard decades ago.
But let me ask you, are the cops wives resisting arrest? Is she just a criminal making shit up 'cuz she hates cops? Did she cause those bruises to her self? Because that's exactly what those who have suffered police brutality have been told by other cops, by the DA, and by the cop loving pubic. If you believe that crap about criminals than it has to also be true for the cops wife, right?
Or maybe America has taught us a bunch of crappy lies and it's high time that we grow the fuck up and stop believing in Santa Claus and this corrupt system. And act like men instead of a bunch of battered women. And take America back!
Although we can argue about the causes of this madness, the fact that police violence exist is unarguable. I completely agree with those who are saying that the system is racist and members of ethnic minority groups are at higher risk to get hurt, however, I don’t see racism at the root of this madness. The root of this, in my opinion, lays in the impunity with which cop crime continues. Knowing that they can get away with anything they do, the thugs on power trips are continuing to commit crimes under the guise of law.
Police officer Edward Krawets was caught on camera kicking a handcuffed woman in the head. (See video above.)
Cassandra Feuerstein’s was arrested on DUI charges and was pushed face-first into a jail cell bench, an incident which required her to get facial reconstructive surgery to replace the shattered bones. (See video above.)
In both cases the victims appear to be white and mindless power abuse appears to be evident.
It is quite obvious to me that unless cops will be held responsible and receive severe jail sentences for their actions, nothing will change. I have no doubt that jailing the cops would fix this problem overnight. Sentences like three years in the county jail or state prison for aggravated assault and/or battery charges against citizens and life in prison for murder would do the job. But whether this simple solution to a serious problem will become a reality, remains to be seen.
March and rally against police brutality planned for October 22nd Demand that politicians act and make everyone EQUAL UNDER THE LAW. No more special treatment. Read more: http://www.october22.org/
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In a nationwide survey of 123 police departments, 45% had no specific policy for dealing with officer-involved domestic violence.
In that same survey, the most common discipline imposed for a sustained allegation of domestic violence was counseling. Only 19% of departments indicated that officers would be terminated after a second sustained allegation of domestic violence.
In San Diego, a national model in domestic violence prosecution, the City Attorney typically prosecutes 92% of referred domestic violence cases, but only 42% of cases where the batterer is a cop.
Jul 11, 2016 California Police Officer Arrested For Domestic Violence A Guadalupe police officer was arrested just after 11 p.m. on Sunday for alleged domestic violence against his wife.
The Santa Maria Police Department made the arrest. The suspect was identified as Ruben Ramirez, a veteran officer with the Guadalupe Police Department.
Guadalupe Police Chief Gary Hoving confirmed that Ramirez is facing a felony charge related to domestic violence. A phone tip to our newsroom claims the victim suffered injuries. The extent of those injuries is unknown at this time. Readmore: http://www.keyt.com/news/Guadalupe-Police-Officer-Arrested-For-Domestic-Violence/40456160