Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Another Deputy Arrested For Assault

Posted on Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 4:00 AM

For the third time this week, a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested for domestic assault.

Deputy Jonathan Astor turned himself in to the Tunica County Sheriff's Department this afternoon after a warrent was issued alleging he assaulted a woman in a hotel last night.

On Monday, Deputy Michael Hoard was arrested for allegedy assaulting his pregnant ex-girlfriend. Also, on Monday, Deputy James Taber was arrested after an incident with his wife and step-daughter. Earlier this month, Memphis Police Department officer Jeremy Kyle was shot and killed after he forcibly entered the home of his ex-girlfriend, another police officer.

Today, Sheriff Mark Luttrell issued the following statement: “I have immediately asked the Director of our Training Academy and the command staff of the Sheriff’s Office to schedule training classes on domestic violence for all employees. We in law enforcement are held to a high standard and must adhere to the law. We have a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy about domestic violence. Those on our staff struggling with personal relationship issues are being urged to seek assistance to keep from being involved these types of incidents.”

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