Domestic Violence in law enforcement is bad. In fact it's so bad the police themselves have called it an epidemic and the numbers are staggering. Its no surprise with stats like these that the issue crosses every rank and division within the profession of policing. Why is this issue so bad? Do the police have such a hard job that we need a little leeway for them when they smack around their wife and kids? Is their training and lifestyle so brainwashing that they are excused for hitting people that question them? Maybe it's a combination of all the hours violating people that makes them unable to turn it off when they get home.
Now this issue has crossed the office of the Governor of Pennsylvania. Jessica Shirey of Crossroadstoday.com reports:
Terry Drew Jordan, 46, of Clearfield has been charged with aggravated assault, F1; two counts of simple assault, M2; terroristic threats, M1; reckless endangering another person, M2; harassment, M3; and two counts of harassment and one count of public drunkenness, all summary offenses.
Jordan was arraigned on the charges at 9 a.m. Friday with his bail being set at $1,000,000. He is currently incarcerated at the Clearfield County Jail. Jordan's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. April 27 during Centralized Court at the jail.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Thursday Clearfield County Control advised Lawrence Township police about a female caller who was on the line to report that her husband had allegedly assaulted her and then threatened to kill her and then himself.
The victim also advised her husband was a trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police. The weapon, he had in his possession was a "duty weapon," she reported, and she had locked herself into a closet. She was using his work cell phone while he had hers in his possession.
While responding to the scene, police were advised by County Control that the victim's husband was Jordan. Police were also advised that the victim wasn't any longer able to hear Jordan outside of the closet door, and she wasn't sure if he was still in the home.
Upon arrival to the scene, police observed a dark-colored Chevrolet sports utility vehicle in the driveway. Police asked County Control to find out from the victim what vehicles were to be in the driveway, and she indicated the SUV and a blue Honda passenger car, which was missing.
Police proceeded to approach the residence and asked County Control to let the victim know that police were at the home and would make entry. Police announced their presence three times after which the victim came out to them.
She told police that she and Jordan had dinner and a few drinks. They went to a friend's residence for drinks in Clearfield Borough. When they returned to their home Jordan allegedly grabbed her and struck her, and it caused a large bruise and lump on the left side of her head.
Jordan grabbed her again and slammed her head into the wall. She went to the floor, and Jordan began to kick her numerous times in the back and in her right side area. Jordan then put a handgun against her head, stating "I'm going to kill you and then kill myself," the affidavit alleges.
Clearfield Emergency Medical Services was summoned to the scene, as the victim was complaining of pain. Officers observed she'd suffered a bloody lip, a large scratch to the left side of her neck and a very large lump and bruise to the left side of her head. She was examined by emergency personnel at the scene and wanted to go to the hospital by private vehicle.
Police were then advised a vehicle was approaching the home. Lawrence Township and Clearfield Borough police and Clearfield-based state troopers observed a blue-colored Honda Coup pull into the driveway, and Jordan was the operator. Jordan parked the vehicle and placed his hands in the air.
Jordan proceeded to exit the vehicle and was handcuffed by police. He was taken to and placed inside a patrol vehicle, and a handgun was removed from the passenger's seat of his vehicle. Police also detected a strong odor of a malt beverage coming from Jordan, according to the affidavit.
When Jordan was being placed in the patrol vehicle he asked if the victim was OK. He was advised she was experiencing pain from her injuries. Jordan was transported to the jail on a 48-hour detainer due to his level of intoxication and until he could be arraigned.
The kicker to this story, that most of the mainstream media is keeping out of the reports, is that this was no run-of-the-mill patrol officer. This officer's assignment for the Pennsylvania State Police was the personal protection of the governor. That's right Governor Tom Wolf himself of Pennsylvania works side-by-side with him. He even depends on him for protection!
I wonder if this officer will be held to the same standard that you or I would be? I highly doubt it since the police have openly admitted to having a "special" category for officer related domestic violence that usually includes keeping their jobs and seeing a counselor..... Talk about a double standard!
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