Police chief's wife arrested; chief's response sparks review in Avon, Ridgeville

Nov 21, 2012 Full story: The Chronicle-Telegram 7

The wife of North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman was arrested Monday by Avon police for allegedly shoplifting from Target while she was with the couple's 2-year-old son.

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Richard Humphrey

Mansfield, OH

#1 Nov 21, 2012
It's funny how Mr. Freeman complained that his wife was not treated properly... Considering the fact that she was escorted with a blanket over her hands, and that the child was allowed to remain in the holding cell with her is pretty fair. Most people that "police chief Freeman" have arrested haven't received the same type of treatment. In fact it's pretty much unheard of. In the criminal justice system what goes around comes around. There's plenty of dirt on various cops in north ridgeville but I know this man personally. It doesn't surprise me one bit that Freeman would attempt to minimize the situation and deflect the blame by pointing fingers and accusing the system of mistreatment. That's been his story his whole career. Office Freeman has shot individuals who had cell phones in their hands (we're taking about North Ridgeville here people), he thinks he's above the law. I saw him the day prior to this happening at CiCis pizza and smiled right in his face. What goes around comes around pal. This is just a small taste of karma for you and some of your fellow officers who have bent the rules, railroaded and exaggerated offenses on people. Lets not even get me started with the day that this guy, the cities police chief allowed another fellow officer to hit me in my head while I was in a 4 point restraint years ago. The system in that city is a joke. I am wise enough to smile in their faces now - and when stuff like this happens I am equally satisfied. Karma is all I can say. And may it continue on those officers who have been behind the scenes corrupt. I know of many officers whose family members abuse drugs. Some of which are wives or brothers. I know some of which are homosexual and used to hit on minors and invite them into their home years ago and take advantage of the children's police academy. I've never said anything about any of them and don't plan on it. What people like this guy here did to me throughout my life has made me who I am. Very skilled and aware. This made my year here. You got what you deserved freeman. This shows the kind of character or lack there of your family and especially your wife possesses. Oh if only you could see the smile right now on my face. All you have to do is picture me at CiCis and you'll know exactly why this happened. The power of truth is amazing. All it takes is time. Your reputation is destroyed. Your pathetic. Good luck in court I hope they find the crap out of you it's what you deserve for making as much money as you do. You should be ashamed and disgraced freeman. This is an embarrassment to you and to north ridgeville. Happy thanksgiving... If you need a turkey please by all means just ask.
Sean

Mansfield, OH

#2 Nov 21, 2012
Hilarious. This guys raking in near 100k a year off of hard working tax paying Americans and his wife is off stealing. What's wrong with this picture?
June_G

Mansfield, OH

#3 Nov 21, 2012
How dare he say that his wife was mistreated! She stole from a store, she's lucky she wasn't arrested and detained like she should have been. Avon police went above and beyond with the situation. This is pathetic.
Tsk Tsk

Mansfield, OH

#4 Nov 21, 2012
I would be willing to bet this isn't the first time she has done this. She got what she deserved though. They should give her the maximum fine possible for this. She deserves it.
LMAO

Mansfield, OH

#5 Nov 21, 2012
Hhahahahaha awesome. Freeman is such a douche bag anyways. Such a phony dude. Can't stand him to b honest. IMO he should resign as chief. His wife reflects his character and who he is as a man. There's no way this lady did this out of the blue without some other type of qualities that would lead up to this.
Law44039

Mansfield, OH

#6 Nov 21, 2012
Richard Humphrey wrote:
It's funny how Mr. Freeman complained that his wife was not treated properly... Considering the fact that she was escorted with a blanket over her hands, and that the child was allowed to remain in the holding cell with her is pretty fair. Most people that "police chief Freeman" have arrested haven't received the same type of treatment. In fact it's pretty much unheard of. In the criminal justice system what goes around comes around. There's plenty of dirt on various cops in north ridgeville but I know this man personally. It doesn't surprise me one bit that Freeman would attempt to minimize the situation and deflect the blame by pointing fingers and accusing the system of mistreatment. That's been his story his whole career. Office Freeman has shot individuals who had cell phones in their hands (we're taking about North Ridgeville here people), he thinks he's above the law. I saw him the day prior to this happening at CiCis pizza and smiled right in his face. What goes around comes around pal. This is just a small taste of karma for you and some of your fellow officers who have bent the rules, railroaded and exaggerated offenses on people. Lets not even get me started with the day that this guy, the cities police chief allowed another fellow officer to hit me in my head while I was in a 4 point restraint years ago. The system in that city is a joke. I am wise enough to smile in their faces now - and when stuff like this happens I am equally satisfied. Karma is all I can say. And may it continue on those officers who have been behind the scenes corrupt. I know of many officers whose family members abuse drugs. Some of which are wives or brothers. I know some of which are homosexual and used to hit on minors and invite them into their home years ago and take advantage of the children's police academy. I've never said anything about any of them and don't plan on it. What people like this guy here did to me throughout my life has made me who I am. Very skilled and aware. This made my year here. You got what you deserved freeman. This shows the kind of character or lack there of your family and especially your wife possesses. Oh if only you could see the smile right now on my face. All you have to do is picture me at CiCis and you'll know exactly why this happened. The power of truth is amazing. All it takes is time. Your reputation is destroyed. Your pathetic. Good luck in court I hope they find the crap out of you it's what you deserve for making as much money as you do. You should be ashamed and disgraced freeman. This is an embarrassment to you and to north ridgeville. Happy thanksgiving... If you need a turkey please by all means just ask.
Mr. Humphrey I never knew you were out of prison. Welcome back. Your post is a bit childish but I won't dispute any of it. Your entitled to your opinion and I think everyone knows especially the courts what happened in some of your cases. That's why you got the breaks you did over the years. Happy thanksgiving to you and your family. Hope you are doing well this time around. God bless.
Resident 44039

Erie, PA

#7 Nov 22, 2012
I would like to see the video from the Avon Police Department of Chief Freeman when he showed up. Was he armed? How did he react? I am pretty certain that if Chief Freeman had one of his Officers react the same under the same circumstances, there would be a suspension or demotion. I feel bad about this because Mrs. Freeman obviously has personal problems, but we should expect the Chief to act professional and react better. I understand it's his wife, but I for one expect more.

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