Monday, July 13, 2009

Officer Martin Montogomery Accused of Misconduct

A hearing date has been set in the case of an Evansville police officer accused of misconduct.

Officer Martin Montgomery, 28, has been suspended after an investigation.

He's accused of neglect of duty and improper conduct.

Monday, the Police Merit Commission spent an hour and a half discussing the case.

A disciplinary hearing open to the public will take place August 3.

No charges have been filed, but the criminal case has been turned over to a grand jury, which will hear it a week from Monday.

Former Officer Ted Smith Wanted for Domestic Dispute

The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for a former Quincy police officer, according to Lt. Jim Corder.

This morning at 1:40 a.m. the Qunicy Police Department responded to reports of a domestic dispute.

According to GCSO, Ted Smith drove his van into the bedroom section of his and his wife's home in the Lake Laurie area.

Smith then went inside and chased his wife down the hall, grabbed her and then attempted to strangle her, Corder said.

He then fled the scene in another vehicle.

Corder said that once found, Smith will be arrested on charges of burglary with persons assaulted or injured, domestic battery and felony criminal mischief.

Trooper Derek Loop Arrested for Drunk Driving

The Alaska Department of Public Safety says a 36-year-old Alaska state trooper has been arrested in Soldotna for investigation of drunken driving and weapons misconduct.

Soldotna police say a local officer arrested Derek T. Loop on Sunday. Police declined to discuss details of the arrest.

Public Safety spokesperson Megan Peters confirmed that Loop is a state trooper.

KTUU reports that according to a newsletter on the troopers' Web site, Loop has served as a trooper for nearly seven years.

Information from: KTUU-TV,
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