Shelby cop arrested, accused of beati...

Shelby cop arrested, accused of beating wife

There are 64 comments on the Macomb Daily story from Apr 14, 2008, titled Shelby cop arrested, accused of beating wife. In it, Macomb Daily reports that:

“Because of the circumstances (Essad was still in jail Monday afternoon), we haven't really had much chance to talk to him”

David Essad, 34, an 8-year veteran of the department, is charged with felonious assault and aggravated domestic violence. via Macomb Daily

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jim

Flushing, MI

#1 Apr 15, 2008
He deserves to get raped in jail.
Terry

United States

#2 Apr 16, 2008
You don't know all of the facts! He should never have laid a hand on his wife. But he does not deserve to be raped in jail!
charlene

Jacksonville, AR

#3 Apr 17, 2008
If Officer David Essad is committing crimes on his personal time, then there is the strong likelihood that he is also committing crimes while on duty. Maybe this is why the "teacher porn case" hasn't gone anywhere by now....
Jack

East Tawas, MI

#4 Apr 22, 2008
I think this indicates that David Essad is a very aggressive and heavy handed cop.

I think given his qualifications as a Police Defensive Tactics Instructor he could have avoided breaking his wifes nose. Essad is also a Firearms Instructor Taser Instructor and Martial Arts Blackbelt. It seems like he should face more serious charges given his martial arts background.

Further even givent the fact that he is a Law Enforcement Officer he thought it was necessary to seek PPOs against other people and reportently failed to secure the PPOs after a courtroom meeting with a Judge.

Moreover he has been also been involved as a party in a lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Its cops like this that give Law Enforcement Officers a bad reputation.
its about time

Macomb, MI

#5 Apr 23, 2008
charlene wrote:
If Officer David Essad is committing crimes on his personal time, then there is the strong likelihood that he is also committing crimes while on duty. Maybe this is why the "teacher porn case" hasn't gone anywhere by now....
Yes, another bad Shelby Cop bites the dust. Hopefully all the other Shelby cops with anger issues will leave or be assigned to desk jobs. They have no more room in house for the cops who cannot control themselves in public. It's too bad that the "bad cops" have to do something really bad before they get suspended.
Carol

Riverside, CA

#6 Apr 23, 2008
Wow, this Police Officer has some major anger problems. It is too bad the number of COPS who believe they are "above the law" and committ such crimes. Not even a criminal should take a beating like that. I didn't realize Shelby cops had such problems. This needs to be addressed to keep our citizens of Shelby Township safe.
Carol
Shelby Township
Linda

Riverside, CA

#7 Apr 24, 2008
Terry wrote:
You don't know all of the facts! He should never have laid a hand on his wife. But he does not deserve to be raped in jail!
Anyone who watches the news and reads the paper knows the facts.....it is what is, abuse and attempted murder. He needs to feel the pain and suffer terribly. LIFE IN PRISON.
Matt

Rochester, MI

#8 May 4, 2008
Hey, check out "David Essad is an idiot dot com".

I am one of the people he tried to get a PPO against after I put up this site. He claimed he was in fear of his health and safety because of this. He sent 5 buddies over to my house just before Christmas who busted in on my 8 year old daughter, guns drawn to confiscate my computers charging me with Stalking. Even though I never actually met the guy in person in my life.
The judge laughed him out of court and I got my computers back but my daughter still has nightmares and fears all police now.
Shelby Police is a good ol boys club or schoolyard bullies with badges. Very few are truely on the side of good.
Michsux

Plainwell, MI

#9 May 4, 2008
Matt wrote:
Hey, check out "David Essad is an idiot dot com".
I am one of the people he tried to get a PPO against after I put up this site. He claimed he was in fear of his health and safety because of this. He sent 5 buddies over to my house just before Christmas who busted in on my 8 year old daughter, guns drawn to confiscate my computers charging me with Stalking. Even though I never actually met the guy in person in my life. Congrats to you. Sorry about your daughter an hope all is well with her. However, I agree with a line of corruption in these smaller towns Police Dept. I've heard talk about
The judge laughed him out of court and I got my computers back but my daughter still has nightmares and fears all police now.
Shelby Police is a good ol boys club or schoolyard bullies with badges. Very few are truely on the side of good.
Congrats to your court room victory. Hope all is well with your daughter. I agree with the good ol boys club theory.
Sup

Sterling Heights, MI

#10 May 4, 2008
Dude....seriously. You made a website about that? Get a life.
Matt wrote:
Hey, check out "David Essad is an idiot dot com".
I am one of the people he tried to get a PPO against after I put up this site. He claimed he was in fear of his health and safety because of this. He sent 5 buddies over to my house just before Christmas who busted in on my 8 year old daughter, guns drawn to confiscate my computers charging me with Stalking. Even though I never actually met the guy in person in my life.
The judge laughed him out of court and I got my computers back but my daughter still has nightmares and fears all police now.
Shelby Police is a good ol boys club or schoolyard bullies with badges. Very few are truely on the side of good.
Does It matter

Livonia, MI

#11 May 5, 2008
Jim in Utica - you got it exactly right. He deserves to be raped in Jail.
Linda in Hopkins - you've got it right also. Life in prison - no less.
I've always been a strong advocate of the death penalty here in michigan.
I'd say it would apply here. Why, you ask?
His wife is my sister.
Buck

United States

#12 May 6, 2008
Does it matter -

I hope your sister is ok. My heart goes out to you and your family
Victim of Shelby Cops

Macomb, MI

#13 May 6, 2008
Matt wrote:
Hey, check out "David Essad is an idiot dot com".
I am one of the people he tried to get a PPO against after I put up this site. He claimed he was in fear of his health and safety because of this. He sent 5 buddies over to my house just before Christmas who busted in on my 8 year old daughter, guns drawn to confiscate my computers charging me with Stalking. Even though I never actually met the guy in person in my life.
The judge laughed him out of court and I got my computers back but my daughter still has nightmares and fears all police now.
Shelby Police is a good ol boys club or schoolyard bullies with badges. Very few are truely on the side of good.
Yes, Shelby cops will lie, commit perjury and even come in your home to hit you with a tazor. There are more bad ones than good ones at this time.
Bob

Portland, OR

#14 May 7, 2008
I've just found out that Mrs. Julie Ann Essad just filed for Divorce, and has been living away from home. I've got to question whether it is out of fear of this man or some of his friends in blue.

I certainly hope that she will report the actions of those attempting to pressure her into false testimony. Likewise I also hope there have been no attempts to pressure the witness in the case either.
If so, I certainly hope they will report these attempts to the Michigan State Police for attempted Obstruction of Justice, or persuasion or threats made by those to alter testimony to the Civil Rights Division of the FBI who may be part pf a conspiracy to deprive them of their Rights under color of Law.

Detective David Essads conduct is a stain on the reputation of good Law Enforcement everywhere.
Bob

Portland, OR

#15 May 7, 2008
Sup wrote:
Dude....seriously. You made a website about that? Get a life.
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When it comes to Law Enforcement Personnel like these, shouldn't people be made aware of such aggregious conduct on their part.

When one knows the parties who one deals with its much easier to assess ones credibility.

One has to ask: Why should the public be left in the dark?
citizen

Fraser, MI

#16 May 7, 2008
Does anyone have information on an update on the court proceedings. Is there justice for the victim yet?
Victim too

Macomb, MI

#17 May 7, 2008
Bob wrote:
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When it comes to Law Enforcement Personnel like these, shouldn't people be made aware of such aggregious conduct on their part.
When one knows the parties who one deals with its much easier to assess ones credibility.
One has to ask: Why should the public be left in the dark?
This "rotten fish" is just one of the problems at the Shelby Police Dept. There are plenty of "rotten fish" up the ladder that know that this type of aggressive behavior goes on and they tend to look the otehr way until someone get hurt or killed. Complaints need to be made at the State level.
BAD NEWS

Hudsonville, MI

#18 May 9, 2008
Interesting how many citizens are victims of Shelby Township Michigan Police. "Serve and Protect"? BULLSHIT. I think that Police Department needs to be investigated. As for David Essad....seems to be this Police Officer has a LONG LIST of people who have complaints against him.....AND NOW HIS OWN WIFE???? This is DISTURBING. Now WE can't even depend on our Police Officers to keep us safe. This is not right. STOP VIOLENT POLICE OFFICERS.
Earl

Kalamazoo, MI

#19 May 11, 2008
to the person who put the victim's name on here...First, why did you do that? Second, how do you know where she is living and why would you mention that? Stop playing amateur detective and posting personal info jerokoff.
Jeff

Washington, MI

#20 May 12, 2008
Earl- I absolutely agree with you. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if Jim/Matt/Bob of Utica are all of the same guy associated with that website which I noticed has a "support" page....Regarding the topic at hand, there is absolutely no excuse for this type of behavior. My thoughts and prayers go out to "Does It Matter", his sister, and family.

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