Cadillac Michigan Police Officer Jordan Gross After Turning Up Drunk In Resident’s Backyard After Party

July 11, 2012

CADILLAC, MICHIGAN – A Cadillac bike patrol officer has been fired after he was arrested for disorderly conduct.

According to a press release from Cadillac Police, State Police were called to a home in Cherry Grove township after the resident said there was a person believed to be drunk and in the lake and backyard of their home.

He was identified as Jordan Goss, a seasonal foot and bicycle patrol officer. He was drunk and uncooperative and was arrested, according to Cadillac Police.

The Cadillac Police Department said there was an internal affairs investigation that determined Goss was at a gathering at another home in the area and walked away after being offered a ride home. Although other Cadillac Police officers were at the gathering, it was concluded that there was no wrongdoing on their part, according to CPD.

Cadillac Police determined that Goss violated the department’s code of conduct and he was terminated.

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Veteran El Paso Texas Police Officer Adrian Gonzalez Arrested, Placed On Administrative Duty, And Charged After Drunken Wreck

July 4, 2012

EL PASO, TEXAS – A veteran El Paso police officer has been charged with driving while intoxicated after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a parked car early Sunday.

Police said officers arrested Adrian Gonzalez, who has been with the department for 18 years, at about 2 a.m. Sunday in the 7800 block of Parral in the Lower Valley. No injuries were reported in the crash.

Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Mears said Gonzalez, 47, was arrested after he apparently struck the parked car and remained on the scene for officers to arrive.

The responding officers recognized Gonzalez, who appeared to be intoxicated, and called a police supervisor to the scene, Mears said. Following an investigation, the officers arrested Gonzalez and booked him into the El Paso County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

Jail records show Gonzalez was booked into the jail at 8:12 a.m. Sunday and released at 10:44 a.m the same day.

Mears said Gonzalez, an officer assigned to the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center, has been placed on administrative duty as officers conduct an “administrative investigation” into his off-duty conduct.

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Birmingham Alabama Police Officer Sharon Maniaci Arrested, Suspended, And Charged With Public Intoxication – Arrested At City Jail

July 4, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – A Birmingham police officer was arrested today on a charge of public intoxication, and has been placed on leave, pending an internal investigation, according to Birmingham Police Capt. Henry Irby.

Officer Sharon Maniaci, 36, was arrested just before 7:30 a.m. at the Birmingham City Jail, Irby said. The officer was off-duty at the time of the arrest, but Irby would not elaborate on why she was at the jail.

Maniaci, a resident of Irondale, has worked for the department three years and is currently on the morning shift in the West Precinct, Irby said.

She was booked into the City Jail and released on $500 bond.

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Edinburgh Indiana Police Officer Christopher McAllister Suspended After Arrest For Drunken Attack On Officers At Indanapolis Motor Speedway The Day Before Indy 500 Race

June 23, 2012

EDINBURGH, INDIANA – An Edinburgh police officer accused of attacking officers at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last month has been put on unpaid leave as a criminal investigation continues.

24-Hour News 8 news partner the Daily Journal reports the Edinburgh Town Council, which serves as town’s police merit commission, voted to place Officer Christopher McAllister, 44, on unpaid leave until the case is resolved in Marion County.

Because the town does not have a policy regarding what to do when an officer is charged with a crime, the newspaper said, Police Chief Pat Pankey allowed him to continue working and deferred the decision on what should be done to the Town Council.

Police said McAllister and his wife were creating a disturbance May 26 at IMS the day before the Indianapolis 500. When officers confronted them, McAllister attacked officers. He faces charges of battery, resisting law enforcement and public intoxication.

His wife, Shawntel, also resisted officers and even tried to jump on one of them. She was charged with resisting law enforcement and public intoxication.

Dustin Huddleston, the town’s attorney, told the newspaper the council would reconsider McAllister’s status once the criminal case was resolved.

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Kings County California Deputy Sheriff Scott Randall Ward Arrested, Suspended, And Charged After Showing Up For Work Drunk

June 6, 2012

HANFORD, CALIFORNIA —Officials say a Kings County Sheriff’s deputy has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly blundered into work drunk on Monday.

Deputy Scott Randall Ward, 49, aroused suspicion late Monday when a concerned citizen reported smelling alcohol on his breath, sheriff’s officials said.

Authorities called Ward back to the Sheriff’s Office and asked the California Highway Patrol to investigate.

The nine-year KCSO veteran failed a field sobriety test, according to a Sheriff’s Office press statement, and admitted to officers that he had an alcoholic beverage before coming on duty.

“Just because he’s a deputy sheriff doesn’t mean he is above the law,” Assistant Sheriff Dave Putnam said.

“We had good reason to believe he was under the influence and dealt with it immediately.”

Deputies booked Ward into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence. He later posted bail.

Putnam said he has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation.

It’s been a bad several months for law enforcement in Kings County.

In December, Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Simpson was arrested for theft and fraud on duty. He later pleaded guilty in March and is now serving time on house arrest.

Then, in May, the Hanford Police Department arrested one of their own for allegedly distributing drugs.

Ernesto Servin, 30, resigned from the department after investigators found marijuana, methamphetamine, prescription drugs and a handgun stashed in his car.

“We don’t usually see this kind of thing here in Kings County,” Putnam said.

“These on-duty criminal acts reflect badly on us, but the majority of our deputy sheriffs are very ethical and hold themselves to a high ethical standard.

“We’re not proud of what they’ve done. But we won’t try to hide it, either.”

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Miami Florida SWAT Team Called After Nutcase TSA Agents Jeffrey Piccolella And Nicholas Anthony Puccio Trashed Hotel Room, Threw Furniture Out Window, And Shot Into Neighboring Clothing Store

March 29, 2012

MIAMI, FLORIDA – Miami Beach police say two Transportation Security Administration officers partied a little too hard Tuesday night, trashed their South Beach hotel room and then picked up a semi-automatic handgun and shot six rounds out the window.

One bullet pierced a $1,500 hurricane impact resistant window at a nearby Barneys New York, penetrated a wall and tore into some jeans in the closed store’s stockroom, according to store manager Adelchi Mancusi.

No one was injured.

Jeffrey Piccolella, 27, and Nicholas Anthony Puccio, 25, were arrested just before midnight. The Palm Beach County men have been charged with criminal mischief and use of a firearm while under the influence.

In a city known for wild, late-night behavior, merely tossing speakers, lamps, a phone, ice chest and vase out a second floor room at the Hotel Shelley, 844 Collins. Ave., might not have drawn much attention.

But according to an incident report, a front desk clerk and security guard called police about 11:18 p.m. after they heard one gun shot, followed by three to five more after a few seconds. When the clerk went back inside the hotel, a guest told him someone was throwing furniture and bric-a-brac out the window of room 217, where Piccolella and Puccio were staying the night.

Detective Vivian Hernandez, a police spokeswoman, said officers arrived and, after a shell casing was found on the ground amid broken room furnishings, the SWAT team was called out.

Investigators went to the mens’ room and then took them to police headquarters.

In a recorded interview, Piccolella told a detective he and Puccio were drinking before returning to their hotel room, according to the incident report. He allegedly said they opened a window, tossed several objects out and then Piccolella grabbed a .380-calliber pistol from his luggage and they took turns shooting out the window.

Puccio said the story was untrue, according to the report.

Police impounded the gun.

Hotel management said $400 in furniture was destroyed.

The two men were booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Center on $5,500 bond each.

TSA spokesman Jon Allen wrote in an email that Piccolella and Puccio are part-time officers who have worked one and two years, respectively, for the agency. They were not in Miami Beach on TSA business, according to Allen.

“TSA holds its employees to the highest professional and ethical standards,” Allen wrote. “We will review the facts and take appropriate action as necessary.”

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Drunk Former Kanawha County West Virginia Police Officer Matthew Allan Leavitt Found Passed Out Behild Wheel On Exit Ramp – Previously Served Federal Prison Time After Beating Man And Falsely Arresting His Victim’s Wife

March 6, 2012

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA – A former eastern Kanawha County police officer was arrested after police found him passed out over the wheel of his SUV blocking an exit ramp in Dunbar.

Dunbar Patrolman J.A. Payne was dispatched early Sunday to the Interstate 64 eastbound exit ramp at Dunbar after motorists reported the vehicle.

Payne found a black Nissan SUV sitting in the middle of the ramp and identified the driver as Matthew Allan Leavitt, 34, of Charleston, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court. Leavitt was passed out and slumped over the wheel with the vehicle, which was running and shifted into drive.

The officer tried to wake Leavitt. Leavitt came to but could not answer any of the officer’s questions and kept slumping back over the wheel. Payne wrote in the complaint that he could smell alcohol coming from Leavitt’s face.

Paramedics went to the scene to check Leavitt out. Leavitt was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slow and slurred, the complaint said.

Leavitt was cleared to perform field sobriety tests but refused them. He refused a breath test and a blood test.

Leavitt told Payne he had consumed “several” alcoholic beverages and that he was “just trying to make it home,” the complaint said.

Leavitt pleaded guilty in federal court in 2009 to violating a couple’s rights while working as a police officer in Montgomery in 2008. He admitted to beating Twan Reynolds, a black man, with a slapjack and arrested Reynolds’s wife, Lauren Santella-Reynolds, who is white, on a charge of driving under the influence without probable cause.

He was sentenced in September 2009 to two years in federal prison and two years supervised release.

Leavitt was arrested Sunday for driving under the influence, failure to submit a breath test and obstructing the road. He was released from South Central Regional Jail on bond.

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