Friday, September 26, 2008

Orange County Practicing Blue Justice?

On Wednesday 9/24/08, Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary's daughter called for help saying she was a victim of domestic violence.

The Mount Dora Police Department released the 911 calls claiming her husband, an Orange
County deputy, had allegedly beaten her:

"I don't know what to do because I thought if a cop came to the house in a domestic violence case somebody had to go to jail."

Though she appeared to have suffered only minor injuries. The 911 operator asked if she was bleeding or if she needed ice packs. "No, I don't. I'm bleeding, but I'm okay," said Beary's daughter.

Seems the "blue boys" have reassigned the alleged abuser Deputy Alan Brooks. They did arrest him, he was released and will continue working pending the outcome of the "investigation.

Here's the call from 911, the link . Procedures on how departments handle one of their own officers arrested for domestic violence. In these cases where there is a weapon, the victim's safety needs to be properly addressed. It was not.

Who is say this incident will not anger Deputy Alan Brooks into harming his wife further?

And what about a court order of protection? Can the Deputies wife secure one in court, before a judge? Or is that not an option?

She was beaten and he's allowed to go back on the job? That's called Blue Justice, in Orange County!


Anonymous said...

Black and Blue criminal injustice is more like it.

Anonymous said...

The Sheriffs office is not allowed to outright fire him without a complete investigation. That investigation is not allowed to commence until after the criminal case has concluded. So, while Brooks may deserve to get fired, it would open the Sheriffs office to a lawsuit if they did so without giving Brooks due process he is afforded by law.

The reassignment is no doubt a civilian position. Also, in FL when a person is arrested for a domestic charge, part of the release provisions is a no contact order so she need not apply for one at this time.

Anonymous said...

I don't think anyone is saying the officer needs to be fired. A "no contact order" is not going to do anything to protect her. I've heard Susan speak about procedures for officers divorcing and when called by a wife or girlfriend for help. A fews ago she termed it " Big Blue Band Aid".

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