Thursday, August 06, 2009

Officer William Moseley Resigns After DUI Arrest

A Roanoke County police officer has resigned after a driving under the influence arrest.

William Moseley, 26, of Roanoke, has been charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence. Court records show a conviction would be his first DUI offense.

A Roanoke County police spokesperson said Moseley has resigned his position as a patrol officer. He had been on the force for the past four years.

Court records show Moseley blew a 0.14 on a breathalyzer test early on the morning of July 26th, the same date as his arrest.

His arrested officer, a Roanoke City police officer, wrote he watched Moseley cross the center line at least twice early on the morning of July 26th.

The officer wrote he watched Moseley’s truck drift into the wrong lane first on Williamson Road.

The officer went on to write he saw Moseley cross the center line on Liberty Road NE, where he wrote Moseley nearly veered into the path of an oncoming car and almost crashed into a railroad bridge before “braking hard” to avoid it.

The officer wrote he could smell alcohol on Moseley’s breath, saw that he had “glassy eyes,“ and that Moseley flunked for field sobriety tests.

He’s due back in court on October 20th.

Officer Lawrence Ross Frame Arrested for Engaging in Sex Act with Minor

Federal prosecutors say a New Castle police officer videotaped himself engaging in sex acts with a 16-year-old girl in 2008.

Forty-five-year-old Lawrence Ross Frame was charged Wednesday with possession of child pornography and five counts of production of child pornography.

He faces 15 to 30 years in prison on each production count and up to 10 years on the possession charge.

The girl's mother approached New Castle police Tuesday morning. Police say federal and other authorities were notified and Frame, a detective, was quickly arrested.

Frame resigned from the police department on Wednesday after nearly 20 years on the force. A message seeking information on whether Frame had a lawyer was left with the U.S. attorney's office in Indianapolis.

Officer Jeremy Courville Arrested for Stealing Laptop

A Lafayette police officer was arrested this afternoon for allegedly stealing police department property.

Jeremy Courville, 32, of Lafayette, was charged with unauthorized use of a movable and felony theft. He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Courville was placed on administrative leave in early July after the Lafayette Police Department received a theft complaint, according to a press release. Detectives secured two warrants for his arrest as a result of a criminal investigation.

The property allegedly stolen by Courville was a laptop computer. The property taken and used without authorization was a GPS system. Both pieces of property have been recovered.

Courville is a seven-year veteran assigned to the patrol division. He remains on paid administrative leave as an administrative investigation continues.

Officer Billy Hurst Accused of Viewing Porn in Police Car

A Clinton police officer accused of viewing pornography on his squad car computer is asking that evidence collected from the computer be barred from an upcoming disciplinary hearing because police officials are guilty of eavesdropping.

Patrolman Billy Hurst, 40, of Clinton will face the Clinton Police and Fire Commission on Aug. 13 on charges that he acted improperly by spending more than 23 hours watching pornography during working hours from Nov. 13, 2008, to Jan. 24. The charges filed in January initially sought a 30-day suspension for Hurst but were amended a month later by Clinton Police Chief Mike Reidy to ask that the officer be fired if found guilty by the three-member commission.

Hurst's attorney, Shane Voyles, with the Policemen's Benevolent labor committee, filed a civil complaint in May in DeWitt County court accusing Reidy of eavesdropping by monitoring Hurst's computer activities. Hurst did not consent to the city's installation of software put in place after viruses were detected on city computers, said Voyles.

Voyles is asking a judge to bar the computer information from Hurst's hearing. The defense attorney said Thursday that the police and fire board has declined to postpone the hearing until a ruling on the issue.

Agreed to follow agency's rules?

The commission and Reidy argued in response to the lawsuit that Hurst agreed when he was hired to follow agency rules, including a provision that "officers will not use the Mobile Data Terminals in any manner that would tend to discredit the Clinton Police Department."

Hurst was aware that any message sent to the computer was retrievable, said the response.

The officer also takes exception in his complaint to the release of information about the current disciplinary action and previous allegations lodged by the department against him. The specifics of the charges were released to the media under requests filed under the state Freedom of Information Act.

Voyles conceded Thursday that that portion of his complaint may be moot in light of a recent Illinois 4th District Appellate Court ruling that prohibits police agencies from withholding the results of internal investigations.

"I think the ruling is wrong but that's what the law is," said Voyles.

Hurst remains on duty, but he was moved to the night patrol shift after charges were filed. He also was removed from his post as juvenile officer. He has been with the department about 15 years.

Former Deputy George Bryan III Arrested for Domestic Violence

A former deputy sheriff is out of jail after his arrest Wednesday for assaulting his wife.

George Bryan III resigned as a Lenoir County deputy the same day his wife reported that two weeks earlier he hit her. Jamie Bryan told deputies she fractured her jaw.

After a criminal investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation, Bryan was charged with assault inflicting serious injury.

Bryan, who started with the sheriff's office in 2004, was placed in jail overnight and posted a $500 bond Thursday morning.

The sheriff's office says within 30 minutes of the first complaint they began an internal investigation. "It's a sad day anytime one of our own is charged with a criminal offense. With that being said the public expects us to do our job regardless of the adverse situation," said Major Christopher Hill.