Edmonds Washington Police Officer Daniel Lavely Arrested, Suspended, And Charged After Sex With Woman In Custody Who Jaywalked – Used Patrol Car To Drive Her To Remote Location

June 7, 2012

EDMONDS, WASHINGTON – An officer with the Edmonds police force has been arrested after he allegedly had sex with a woman in his custody last month, officials said.

The officer, Daniel Lavely, 46, was arrested by Everett police Thursday morning and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct, a felony, following a month-long investigation.

Authorities originally launched the investigation May 9 after receiving an allegation that Lavely reportedly had sexual intercourse three days earlier with a 28-year old Seattle woman who was in his temporary custody while he was on duty.

Due to the seriousness of the allegation the officer was immediately placed on administrative leave and his law enforcement authority was suspended, said Sgt. Mike Blackburn of the Edmonds police.

The Everett Police Department investigated the allegation at the request of Edmonds police officials and determined there was probable cause to believe that criminal conduct had occurred.

According to that investigation, Lavely initially stopped the 28-year-old Seattle woman for jaywalking on Highway 99 in Edmonds on May 6.

The woman was released shortly afterward, but she was contacted again by Lavely later that evening on an unrelated call. This time, Lavely allegedly took temporary custody of the woman, put her in his patrol car and drove her to a remote location where the two had sexual intercourse, according to the investigation.

The woman reported the incident to law enforcement a few days later.

Lavely, a 7½-year veteran of the Edmonds police force who was assigned to patrol duty, was arrested at 11:10 a.m. Thursday.

Formal criminal charges are expected to be filed by the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney.

A determination as to Lavely’s employment status with the city of Edmonds will be made after an Edmonds Police Department review of the entire investigative file.

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Douchebag Milwaukee Wisconsin Police Officer Richard Schoen Fired After Attack On Woman Motorist – Punched Handcuffed Woman In Patrol Car, Pulled Her Out By Her Hair, And Ended With Knee To Her Abdomen

May 8, 2012

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – A Milwaukee police officer has been fired for using excessive force on a woman arrested during a traffic stop, the department announced on a website Monday evening.

Richard Schoen, 42, punched the woman in her face while she was handcuffed in his squad car before pulling her out by the hair and striking her with his knee, according to a posting on a department website, The Source.

Police Chief Edward Flynn fired Schoen on May 1, according to the website. Schoen had been with the department nine years.

Schoen pulled the woman over about 9 p.m. on Sept. 22 in the 4100 block of N. 51st Blvd. The reason she was pulled over was not disclosed. The woman was arrested after becoming argumentative and using profanity and was taken to the District 7 police station, the website states.

After arriving at the station’s garage the woman began to stomp on the floor of the squad, complaining that her left leg hurt. Schoen opened the rear passenger door and tried to pull her out by the bottom of her shirt.

He then entered the rear passenger compartment and struck the woman in the face before pulling her out of the car by her hair. When the woman was on the floor of the garage, Schoen struck her in the abdomen with his knee, according to the website posting.

The posting also did not identify the woman nor state whether she was charged with any offense as a result of her arrest.

It cited the department’s code of conduct, which states, “We use the minimum force and authority necessary to accomplish a proper police purpose. We demonstrate self-discipline, even when no one is listening or watching.”

The department posted the announcement at 6:13 p.m.

Although the posting did not state whether Schoen would be charged criminally, the Milwaukee County district attorney’s office did not file charges, according to Anne Schwartz, spokeswoman for the Police Department.

Contacted by email Monday night, Schwartz said she was not at her office and could not provide more information.

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Dumbass Miami Florida Police Officer J. Brutius Drove Patrol Car UP Utility Pole

December 13, 2011

MIAMI, FLORIDA –  This is something you don’t see everyday.

Miami police officer J. Brutus is OK, but possibly feeling a bit sheepish Tuesday morning, after getting distracted while driving and running his patrol car up a pole. Not into it, but up it.

“I heard boom, boom, boom!” Pamela Green said. “Then all the lights went out. I look out, I see he’s up the pole.”

The accident happened before rush hour Tuesday morning, near the intersection of NW 6th Avenue and 67th street in Miami.

Miami police spokesperson Detective Willie Moreno said Brutus, a 4 year veteran, was driving when he was momentarily distracted, as he reached for a fallen pen. His patrol car left the road and headed for a utility pole, but before it struck the pole, the car rode up along a guide wire.

“His vehicle rode on to the tension cord of this pole,” said Moreno.

The officer was briefly trapped inside the patrol car, but was helped to freedom by Miami Fire Rescue.

The officer was not hurt, and after the door was opened from the outside, the officer was able to walk away while laughing.

“For us to look and see him come out of the car, not a scratch on him,” said Yvonne Sorellis, “He didn’t even look shook up because he was just laughing.”

Yvonne grabbed a lawn chair to wait and watch because she said the ‘police car up a pole’ is better than any movie.

“Just been very interesting; I hadn’t seen nothing this good since ‘Bad Boys’ with Will Smith,” Sorellis said.

Sorellis took pictures and had a quick plan on what to do with them, “I’m going to put them on Facebook.”

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Alabama State Police Trooper James Heath Moss Indicted After 120 MPH Wreck In Patrol Car That Killed Innocent Couple

November 21, 2011

ATHENS, ALABAMA – An Alabama state trooper has been formally charged with two counts of criminally negligent homicide in connection with a wreck that killed an Athens couple in April.

A Limestone County grand jury last week indicted James Heath Moss, 30, of Athens. Moss turned himself in on the indictment warrants Sunday, then immediately posted a $10,000 bail.

The trooper was heading to another accident to provide traffic control on the morning of April 25 when he rear-ended the Mitsubishi Mirage in which Jamie Lee Gossett, 31, and his wife, Sarah Rene Gossett, 38, were riding. Their vehicle was pushed into a field and caught fire. They had been on their way to Tanner High School to pickup their daughters when the accident occurred.

Moss was driving at speeds of up to 120 mph in the seconds before the crash, based on information from the car’s information module, said attorney Derek Simpson of the Huntsville law firm Warren & Simpson, who has filed a civil suit on behalf of the administrator of the Jamie Gossett estate.

Moss had continued to work in the office of the state trooper post in Decatur in the months following the accident.

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Dumbass Toledo Ohio Police Officers Chase Man The Wrong Way On Interstate, Crash Head-On And Kill Innocent Motorist With Patrol Car

September 5, 2011

TOLEDO, OHIO – A 63-year-old man from Point Place died in a car crash during the chaos of Saturday morning’s police chase to catch the Rite Aid robbery suspect.

Officers ended up shooting and killing the armed robbery suspect, 48-year-old Brian Lipp, after the lengthy high speed chase. At least seven other people were injured, including two police officers, during the series of crashes.

13abc spoke with the Hamilton family off camera. The couple and their two young children were involved in one of the accidents. They were treated and released from the hospital. The Hamiltons say everyone is shaken up, but physically okay given the circumstances.

We also spoke to the family of the innocent victim that was killed. They understandably did not want talk, but wanted to say their father was incredibly loved and will be terribly missed.

Larry Collins, 63, of Point Place was adored by his family. He’s a loving father of four and a grandfather of five. Collins was tragically killed when the armed suspect led officers on a wrong-way chase onto I-75 northbound near Lagrange into oncoming traffic. Moments later, there was a multiple car crash that turned fatal.

Chief Mike Navarre of the Toledo Police says, “The tragedy of today’s event is the death of an innocent person just driving on 75. I don’t know where they were going or what they were doing, one minute they’re driving along the next minute their life is ended. Because of the senseless act of a person who is desperate for money to feed a drug habit.”

Police reports state Collins was trying to merge right to avoid hitting the suspect’s vehicle when Collins’ Lincoln and a police cruiser collided head on. Two officers were taken to St. V’s with non-life threatening injuries.

“The officers to my knowledge, were hugging the concrete median trying to do this, minimize the risk involved, it’s a very dangerous situation and it appears at some point the suspect’s vehicle, who is also next to the median, crossed over causing the traffic to hit the officers head on.”

The police chief and mayor are defending the officers’ decision to continue the pursuit into oncoming traffic along I-75. Navarre says, “In this instance I will tell you that the officers are in a catch 22.”

Toledo mayor Mike Bell says, “Obviously they thought they were gonna make a difference and myself as mayor, I’m not gonna second guess that particular decision.”

Lipp eventually made his way to southern Wood County where he stole another car and committed another store robbery. State troopers then took over the high speed pursuit on I-75 back into Toledo. The suspect tried to exit the Bancroft ramp, when he lost control and crashed into a garage.

“We believe he was smoking crack while he was laying in that car on its side. He picked up that gun, raised that gun, pointed it, officers returned fire,” explains Navarre.

Seven officers in total fired their guns; three from TPD, three State Troopers and one FBI agent. The chief estimates 40-50 rounds were fired. The suspect was struck multiple times and was pronounced dead on scene.

Police recovered the suspect’s weapon. It turns out it was a pellet gun. As with all fatal police-involved shootings, there will be an investigation headed by Toledo Police. It will then be presented to the Lucas County Grand Jury for review.

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Trussville Alabama Police Officer Gets His Butt Kicked And Loses His Patrol Car

March 25, 2011

TRUSSVILLE, ALABAMA – Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. talks about the assault on a Trussville Police officer. Lawmen are searching the North Birmingham area for a man who injured a Trussville police officer and stole his patrol car today. The extent of the officer’s injuries wasn’t immediately known. According to police radio reports, he has at least one broken bone. The officer reportedly went to investigate a suspicious person call on Smith Sims Road in Trussville about 10:30 a.m. A confrontation erupted, and the suspect fled in the police cruiser. Trussville police were able to track the stolen vehicle through the GPS system in the car, authorities said. Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. said Trussville contacted them to let them know the vehicle appeared to be at 20th Place and 14th Avenue North. Witnesses said they saw a man in a white T-shirt get out of the police car and flee on foot. Officers from several agencies are on the scene.

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Tulare California Police Officer Shannon Oliver Arrested After Drunken Wreck In Patrol Car – Nearly 3 Times State Alcohol Limit

March 6, 2011

TULARE, CALIFORNIA – An off-duty police officer arrested for drunk driving was officially charged by the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office.

Investigators say Tulare Police Officer Shannon Oliver was off-duty when she crashed her marked patrol car into a fence in Visalia. Tulare Police say she had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit. Oliver is set to appear in court on April 12th.

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