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Articles Tagged with domestic violence

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Coral Gables police officer Manny Rivero was arrested on August 16 for allegedly beating his wife. Rivero, 39, faces a domestic battery charge.

He was held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center overnight and was released on $2,500 bond. A judge ordered him to remain under house arrest and issued a restraining order to keep him away from his wife. The press did not say if he has acquired an attorney.

According to the arrest report, the alleged battery occurred on Wednesday at Rivero’s home. A neighbor reportedly saw Rivero grab his wife by the arm outside their home. The neighbor and two other witnesses told police that they heard her scream, “Call the police, he[‘s] hitting me, he always hits me,” before Rivero repeatedly struck her on the head, the report said.

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Former Tequesta police chief Gerald “Pete” Pitocchelli was arrested on Monday after he allegedly kicked a woman, jail records indicate. Pitocchelli, 59, faces a battery charge. He was held at Palm Beach County Jail and was released on Tuesday after a hearing before Judge Dina Keever-Agrama. It is unclear if he has hired an attorney.

The judge placed Pitocchelli on supervised release and ordered him to take anger-management counseling. She also ordered him not to have any contact with the victim or the juvenile who witnessed the alleged fight on Sunday night and called 911.

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Hollywood Police Lt. Michael McKinney was arrested on December 27 for allegedly hitting and kicking his wife. McKinney, 49, has been relieved of duty and faces a misdemeanor domestic violence related battery charge. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of up to one year in jail.

McKinney was held at Broward Main Jail for one night and was released the following day on his own recognizance. Judge Michael Davis ordered him to keep away from his wife and to avoid alcohol and illegal drugs. The judge also restricted him from possessing firearms. As of last Thursday, McKinney had not yet hired an attorney.

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Dr. Wendell Allan Wall of Key West, Florida, was arrested on October 31 after he allegedly punched his wife, Dr. Denise McSherry, during a heated argument at their home. Wall, 64, faces one count of domestic battery. He was booked into Stock Island county jail and released later that evening without having to post bail. The press did not name an attorney for Wall.

According to the arrest report, the alleged incident occurred at the couple’s Jamaica Drive home. McSherry, 49, told police that her husband pushed her off a bed after he became angry over an issue involving their pets. She said Wall then came after her and pushed her a second time.

When she tried to leave the room, Wall allegedly hit her in the face, giving her a bloody lip, and “continued to yell at her,” wrote Officer Thaddeus Calvert in his report. McSherry reportedly armed herself with a kitchen knife and locked herself in a bedroom to wait for police after Wall

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