Monday, March 10, 2008

Officer Gary Allen Steele Held for Torture of Girlfriend


March 9 2008

An off-duty Police officer accused of striking his girlfriend with a baseball bat and firing three rounds from his service revolver has been arraigned on seven charges, including torture and assault with intent to murder.

Gary Allen Steele, 42, is charged with hitting his 37-year-old girlfriend in the legs with a baseball bat during an argument Tuesday, then firing the shots.

Police were called to the couple’s home in the area of Pinehurst and Glengarry in Canton Township at about 12:30 p.m., and Steele surrendered without resistance.

The torture and attempted murder charges carry possible sentences of life in prison.

Steele was also charged Thursday with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a 10-year felony; two counts of felonious assault and discharging a weapon in a building, four-year felonies; and using a firearm during a felony, which carries a mandatory two-year prison sentence on conviction.

Steele was held on 10 percent of a $5 million bond, and ordered to appear for preliminary examination on March 17. The seven-year veteran has been suspended with pay, Detroit officials said.

Officer Richard McKeon Arrested for Murder

Buffalo NY March 10 2008

Police say that they are working a homicide case today and that they do have a suspect and have made an arrest.

It seems that the suspect in the murder is Richard McKeon, a cop for Buffalo State college Police.

Sheriff’s officials say that McKeon killed Maureen Migliore and dumped her body in Orleans County. Deputies are not saying where the actual murder took place or much of anything else right now.

Migliore’s body was found early Friday morning on Maple Street in the town of Barre but authorities wouldn’t say who found the body.

Police say she lived with McKeon in West Valley, New York which is located in Cattaraugus county.

Tonight McKeon is in the Orleans County jail without bail.

Former Boston police officer sentenced to 18 years in drug case

A federal judge has sentenced a former Boston police officer to 18 years in prison for protecting a cocaine shipment for FBI agents posing as drug dealers.

Nelson Carrasquillo was jailed Monday, nearly three months after the first of two colleagues was sentenced to a 13-year prison term for conspiring to protect what they believed was 100 kilograms of cocaine.

The three policemen were arrested in 2006 after they went to Miami to collect $36,000 from people they thought were drug dealers.

They had been hired to escort a truck they believed was carrying cocaine.

All three pleaded guilty.

U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan says the 36-year-old Carrasquillo provided counter-surveillance services, monitored Boston Police radio communication and helped guide a drug shipment.