Boston cop charged with beating his wife
Boston Police report the arrest of a B-2 officer on charges he attacked his wife before storming out of their Roxbury apartment around 3:10 a.m.
Dennis Morson, 36, will be arraigned Tuesday on a variety of charges, including domestic assault and battery, malicious destruction of property, intimidation of a witness and failing to secure a large-capacity firearm - police say they found his service weapon unsecured in the apartment on Intervale Street, along with rolling papers and a plastic bag with "unknown residue" in it.
The officer observed injury to the victim and damage to both her apartment door and front common hallway door. The victim stated that her husband then left the apartment on foot. The female victim declined medical treatment
Police say Morson turned himself in at District B-2 in Roxbury. He has been a Boston police officer for more than six years.
"These are troubling charges that will be fully investigated," Police Commissioner Ed Davis said in a statement. "The Boston Police Department continues to ensure our integrity and credibility by taking all alleged matters of officer misconduct seriously."
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does he get overtime for any
does he get overtime for any court appearances related to this?
Disgusting comment. Hope no
Disgusting comment. Hope no women in your family are ever beaten by husbands or boyfriends. Pig.
My comment refers to another story in the Globe today about BPD overtime abuse and court cases. But I can see how you may mistake this as a flippant dismissal of her, which it is not.
I thought it was quite obviously a snarky comment aimed at police corruption. The anonymous troll who replied to you has had a clear failure of wit.
“These are troubling charges
“These are troubling charges that will be fully investigated,’’ Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said in a statement. “The Boston Police Department continues to ensure our integrity and credibility by taking all alleged matters of officer misconduct seriously.’’
non police-officers assault on a partner is called "domestic violence"
but police officers assault on a mate is called "misconduct" ?
You might want to look at the entire BPD statement
The one with the headline reading BOSTON POLICE ARREST OFFICER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Why look at all the facts Adam?
When you can just get all your knowledge from part of one online article?
Should we just disregard the
Should we just disregard the commissioner's statement?
The fact of the matter that is that there are the police, and then there is everyone else.
What does his statement have to do with what you said?
His statement had to do with the cops job being effected by a domestic violence arrest. So the cop has to face criminal charges and have to deal with job sanctions. Davis didn't say he wasn't being charged with domestic violence. He is being charged with domestic violence AND job sanctions (which he should). Most people would only have to deal with one of those if they beat up their wife.
Many people wouldn't get suspended or fired for beating up their wife. What would your boss say if you got arrested for domestic violence my left foot? Would he even find out?
If Davis said something like "We are going to investigate and handle this internally but not charge him with a crime" then yea, cops would be treated differently.
I see where he's coming from
So the cop has to face criminal charges and have to deal with job sanctions
That's a good point. However, I had the same reaction as Left Foot (in before Brett Hates Cops). Had it been a little more clearly said, I never would've thought it, because yes, there are clearly the criminal issue and then discipline as a PO.
Particularly since the police have to deal with a lot of domestic violence, any in their own lives is completely unacceptable, and should be grounds for termination. There ain't exactly a shortage of people looking for jobs at BPD.
Domestic violence & police
I don't want to speak for every department, but it's very likely that if convicted of the DV charges, he would lose his job regardless of how the department handles off-duty misconduct. Any conviction on any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence charges automatically disqualifies everyone of the right to posses a gun (it's called the Lautenburg Amendment). If you look at job postings for any PD, you'll see that DV convictions are an automatic screen-out.