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Phoenix Spousal and Child Abuse

Police Lt. Suspended After Domestic Abuse Charges

Any kind of abuse is very hard on whoever is the victim. No one deserves to be abused whether it’s physical or verbal abuse, none of it is okay.

A Phoenix police lieutenant is not above the law. He is now suspended from his post after being accused of not reporting an domestic violence incident. Why would he do that? Well the charges would have been against his former subordinates.

 

Last fall, Sgt. Leroy Potter’s girlfriend approached Lt. Brian Thatcher and told him about an alleged domestic violence incident that occurred between the couple.

Thatcher did not launch an internal investigation in a timely matter and has since been placed on a 120-hour suspension without pay.

During an investigation into the alleged domestic violence-related incident, Potter was placed in a non-enforcement position but the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office declined to file charges against him on Wednesday.

No additional information was released about Thatcher’s suspension or the alleged domestic violence.

Potter has since retired from the Phoenix Police Department.

Phoenix Officer Arrested for Domestic Violence

A Phoenix police officer arrested for domestic violence two years ago is in trouble again — and this time it is costing him his job.

Nevin Brenner retired Friday, in lieu of being fired, after failing a drug test. Sources say Brenner claims his ex-girlfriend secretly fed him drugs while they were in Mexico. That same girlfriend accused him of domestic violence in 2014 while the couple was in Sedona.

Brenner was arrested and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. He received a 24-hour suspension after an internal investigation. He then returned to work but was moved out of the domestic violence unit in which he was assigned.

Brenner, of Litchfield Park, was accused of shoving his then-girlfriend out the door of the Olde Sedona Bar & Grille and then forcefully pulling her by her arm out to the parking lot, according to Sedona Police Cmdr. Marlayne Hatler.

Police said Brenner was yelling at her and cursing before they got into a vehicle and left.

Officers located a vehicle matching the description at a local hotel.

The latest investigation occurred a few months shy of Brenner’s 20-year anniversary with the department. To be retirement eligible, Brenner had to buy back prior military time to reach the 20-year mark.

Brenner is not under criminal investigation for the incident that forced him into retirement.

Principal Arrested for Domestic Abuse Charges

A Phoenix police officer arrested for domestic violence two years ago is in trouble again — and this time it is costing him his job.

Nevin Brenner retired Friday, in lieu of being fired, after failing a drug test. Sources say Brenner claims his ex-girlfriend secretly fed him drugs while they were in Mexico. That same girlfriend accused him of domestic violence in 2014 while the couple was in Sedona.

Brenner was arrested and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. He received a 24-hour suspension after an internal investigation. He then returned to work but was moved out of the domestic violence unit in which he was assigned.

High School Principal Arrested

Brenner, of Litchfield Park, was accused of shoving his then-girlfriend out the door of the Olde Sedona Bar & Grille and then forcefully pulling her by her arm out to the parking lot, according to Sedona Police Cmdr. Marlayne Hatler.

Police said Brenner was yelling at her and cursing before they got into a vehicle and left.

Officers located a vehicle matching the description at a local hotel.

The latest investigation occurred a few months shy of Brenner’s 20-year anniversary with the department. To be retirement eligible, Brenner had to buy back prior military time to reach the 20-year mark.

Brenner is not under criminal investigation for the incident that forced him into retirement.

Putin Signs Bill to Lessen Domestic Abuse Charges

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that decriminalizes some forms of domestic violence, according to state-run news agency Tass.

Dubbed the “slapping law,” it decriminalizes a first offense of domestic violence that does not seriously injure the person, making it a less serious administrative offense.
The punishment carries a fine of up to 30,000 rubles ($507), an arrest up to 15 days, or compulsory community service up to 120 hours.

Russian President,Putin and Abuse Charges

In cases of repeated assaults, a defendant faces a fine of up to 40,000 rubles ($676), compulsory community service for up to six months, or being held under arrest for up to three months.

 

 

 

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