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Amid the public outcry in the case, the city's police chief resigned, two officers were suspended and Melendez was fired.
William Melendez, who was fired from the Inkster Police Department in April following the Jan. 28 incident, was found guilty of misconduct in office and assault with intent to do great bodily harm.
He was found not guilty of a separate count of strangulation. Bond for Melendez was revoked, and a sentencing date was set for Dec. 3. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
Melendez did not speak after the verdict, but his wife stormed out of the courtroom, prompting the judge to stop the proceedings and call her back.
"Don't do my courtroom like that!" Wayne Circuit Court Judge Vonda Evans scolded her.
"For you to storm out like you are a kid is unacceptable," the judge added before permitting her to leave.
Melendez did not speak after the verdict, but his wife stormed out of the courtroom, prompting the judge to stop the proceedings and call her back. "Don't do my courtroom like that!" Wayne Circuit Court Judge Vonda Evans scolded her. "For you to storm out like you are a kid is unacceptable," the judge added, before permitting her to leave.
originally posted by: boohoo
The look on the officers face, in the video, is PRICELESS. He now knows what it feels like to be helpless, in front of a government sanctioned authority figure, whom has authorization to ruins lives by decree. Hopefully, he had a moment or two, where he mentally flashed back to past moments, where he ruined an innocent persons day or sent someone to jail based on questionable or fabricated evidence.
People should write letters, to cops like him, while they are in jail, to CONSTANTLY remind them of their crimes against the constitution. Imagine how HORRIBLE they would begin to feel, as they received bags, upon bags, of hate mail while behind bars. The burden and hopefully the guilt on their conscience would grow and grow and grow, as time rolled on as the hate mail continued pile up, non-stop.
In fact some LEO's should get that sort of treatment now, directly into their work mailboxes, while they are still "policing" and free of formal criminal conviction.