Update: Longview Texas Police Officer Aulderson Franklin Jr. Arrested, Suspended, And Charged With Assaulting A Family Member After Choking His Wife

July 18, 2012

LONGVIEW, TEXAS – The City of Longview launches an internal investigation after Officer Aulderson Franklin, Jr. was arrested for choking his wife. CBS 19’s Abby Broyles spoke with people in Longview about the arrest and has the latest on the investigation tonight from the Longview Police Department.

City leaders say Officer Franklin was hired on at the Longview Police Dept back at the end of January, so he’s only been on the job here for about 6 months. News of his arrest spread quickly in the community, and people we spoke with today say they’re shocked and disappointed at what Officer Franklin is accused of.

Residents in Longview are concerned after one its police officers lands on the wrong side of law.

“That kind of rage from a police officer, it does concern me,” Kathy Rowan says, “you think these people are supposed to be protecting us and looking out for us and you know, they’re not really protecting their loved ones.”

Upshur County deputies arrested 42-year old Officer Aulderson Levi Franklin, Jr. late Saturday night. He’s charged with assault of a family member for impeding breath, a third degree felony.

Deputies arrested Franklin after a domestic disturbance call from a home in Big Sandy. Arrest records show witnesses told investigators Franklin was trying to choke his wife.

“No man should go after a woman like that, I don’t care if they’re married 100 years,” Rowan said.

Officer Franklin is now free on a $5,000 bond. He’s on paid administrative leave, and the City of Longview has launched an internal investigation.

“Our staff will look at the situation, look at what all the circumstances are and determine what will happen moving forward whether that’s whatever discipline take place, or what happens to his employment,” City spokesman Shawn Hara said.

Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd tells CBS 19 the case has not reached his office yet. We’re told the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating, and until that investigation is complete, city leaders say they won’t be able to make a long-term decision as far as Franklin’s future here as an officer in Longview.

CBS19 is working to speak with officer Franklin but he has not gotten back in touch with us.

If convicted, Franklin faces a two to ten year sentence. No word yet on his court date.

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New York City Police Officer Kofi Nsafoah Arrested And Charged After Choking His Wife

July 11, 2012

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – An off-duty city cop was arrested early Tuesday for allegedly choking his wife, police said.

Kofi Nsafoah, 36, was taken into custody at 2:30 a.m. after an apparent fight with his wife, cops said.

Police said the altercation happened in the vicinity of the 61st Precinct, which polices Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Kings Highway, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach and Gerritsen Beach. They declined to provide a specific address.

It was unclear how seriously the woman was injured.

Nsafoah was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, police said.

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Veteran Albuquerque New Mexico Police Officer Jonathan Romero Arrested For Domestic Violence After Attack On His Wife

May 8, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – An Albuquerque police officer has been arrested on a domestic violence charge.

Jonathan Romero, 41, was arrested over the weekend on a misdemeanor charge of battery on a household member.

According to a criminal complaint, Romero was in an argument with his wife about their divorce at their Tijeras home. She later went to bed.

That’s when the report states that Romero went into the bedroom and tried to forcefully take her wedding ring off her finger.

Romero has been released from jail.

Police say Romero is a 14-year veteran on the force.

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Savannah Georgia Police Officer Sgt. Allan Clairmon Fired After Beating His Wife

April 1, 2012

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – A Savannah police sergeant has been fired after he was arrested on charges related to a dispute with his wife.

Savannah-Chatham County police spokesman Julian Miller says the officer, Sgt. Allan Clairmont, was terminated for “conduct unbecoming of an officer.” He had worked for the department since 2003.

The Savannah Morning News reports Clairmont was arrested Tuesday in neighboring Port Wentworth after his wife reported he forced her to leave a restaurant where she was dining with friends. She told police he later hit her in the face and side several times.

Court papers show the woman filed papers to divorce Clairmont in 2011, but the divorce has not been finalized. It was not known if Clairmont had hired a criminal attorney.

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On-Duty Ider Alabama Police Officer Keith Murphree Arrested, Charged With Domestic Violence

March 20, 2012

IDER, ALABAMA – An Ider police officer was arrested Monday and charged with third-degree domestic violence, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies arrested Charles Keith Murphree while he was on duty Monday, according to the release from Sheriff Jimmy Harris. Murphree, 42, of Henagar, remains in the DeKalb County Jail awaiting bond to be set.

The news release did not give details about the victim of the alleged domestic violence, but said an investigation is underway “to determine the extent and frequency of abuse.”

Depending on the outcome of the investigation, other charges may be filed, the news release said.

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Jefferson Parish Louisiana Deputy Sheriff Dwayne Guynes Arrested, Suspended, And Charged With Domestic Violence After Attack On His Girlfriend – Sexual Battery And Other Allegations Are Also Pending

March 19, 2012

JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA – A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy has been suspended after he was arrested this past weekend in New Orleans and booked on domestic violence charges. Deputy Dwayne Guynes, 34, an officer with the 2nd District in Harvey, has been suspended indefinitely as a result of his arrest, said Col. John Fortunato, spokesman with the Sheriff’s Office.

Guynes has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office since October 2007, Fortunato said. No details about his arrest were available Monday evening.

New Orleans police spokesman Frank Robertson said the incident occurred Saturday in the 100 block of Chartres Street in the French Quarter.

“He got into a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, and we booked him with domestic battery,” Robertson said, adding that no rape was involved.

But shortly after his arrest by NOPD, Fortunato said a woman contacted the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office to report that she had been a victimized by Guynes in Jefferson Parish and neighboring jurisdictions.

It’s not clear whether the woman who contacted the Sheriff’s Office is the same victim from the case in New Orleans. Fortunato did not reveal any details of those allegations, but said the crimes were sexual in nature and also included battery.

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Tuscaloosa Alabama Police Officer Robert Ashley Fourt Arrested, Suspended, And Charged With Domestic Violence And Criminal Mischief

January 26, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — A Tuscaloosa police officer has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested in a Tuesday night incident.

According to police, Robert Ashley Fourt, 54, of Tuscaloosa was arrested by investigators for domestic violence and third-degree criminal mischief.

Fourt is a sergeant in the patrol division of the Tuscaloosa Police Department, where he has been employed since 2003, Tuscaloosa police spokesman Sgt. Brent Blankley said. Blankley said Fourt was placed on administrative leave after his arrest.

Officers responded to a residence in the 4600 block of Woodland Hills Drive Tuesday at 6 p.m. on a domestic call.

“The victim told officers that the suspect was highly intoxicated and destroying items inside the residence,” Blankley said.

Fourt was taken into custody without incident by officers. A small fire that police said was set by Fourt in the residence’s garage was put out by the Tuscaloosa Fire Department.

Blankley said the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit was contacted to investigate the incident because Fourt was a Tuscaloosa police officer. No TPD investigators were called to the scene, Blankley said.

Fourt was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center to be treated for a cut to his head. He was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail Thursday.

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