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Concord Officer Facing Domestic Violence Charges

Officer Ameet Patel has been placed on administrative leave

By Bay City News

A Concord police officer is facing two felony charges in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident that occurred last month, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.

Officer Ameet Patel is charged with battery on a spouse cohabitant or a child's parent and false imprisonment by force -- charges that stem from an arrest in San Ramon on Feb. 16, Deputy District Attorney Rachel Piersig said.

Piersig said she was not authorized to provide further details about Patel's arrest.

Concord police Chief Guy Swanger said Patel is on administrative leave as an internal investigation into the incident is carried out.

Patel has been with the department for three years, Swanger said. The chief declined to comment further because the investigation is ongoing.

Patel is scheduled to appear for arraignment on April 16 in Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez.

Saul Carpenter March 20, 2012 at 11:55 PM
This guy is an Indian. Cases of Indian origin or EVEN OTHERWISE I known to be fabricated with FALSE ACCUSATION. I AM PRETTY SURE THIS PERSON IS BEING RAILED AROUND by his wife and at some point he stood up for his rights. RESULT - FALSE ACCUSATIONS AND ABUSE. IN INDIA THERE IS A LAW CALLED IPC 498A THAT SAYS THAT ANY WOMAN CAN WALK INTO A POLICE PRECINCT and accuse whoever she thinks is guilty WITHOUT ANY PROOF including her in laws, husband and all these people will be behind bars WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT without any investigation. IT IS THEN THE MANS ONUS TO PROVE THAT EVERY ACCUSATION LEVIED IS FALSE. to make matters WORSE, AN EX-ESCORT WOMEN FROM THE WORLD'S MOST CORRUPT POLITICAL PARTY , BECAME MINISTER and introduced a new legislation called DV act. Domestic Violence act- only women can suffer from Domestic violence- men cannot suffer. Denying a woman the right to bring her boyfriend , in her husband's home and sleep with him ( in front of the husband ) constitutes domestic violence !!! That is how mrs patel probably got some many ideas. Read more about it at www.498a.org
Claire Voyance March 21, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Saul, Indian Law is not applicable in the USA. In the USA, police must have PROBABLE CAUSE to arrest a person.

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