Senior Police Officer Overheard on Police Radio Threatening Criminal Act Against Daughter-in-Law — Police Discipline Man Who Disclosed Recording

mvc003s_1Gloucester Massachusetts police have a curious way of dealing with potentially criminal threats. Lt. Michael O’Hanley accidentally broadcasted a threat toward his estranged daughter-in-law over the department radio. However, it was the person who disclosed the threat to the media was that disciplined. An internal affairs investigation also revealed that police Chief John Beaudette knew about O’Hanley’s hreat days earlier than he stated. Beaudette has announced his resignation and retirement. O’Hanley has also retired. Both men were close friends on the force.

At the time of the internal investigation, Beaudette called the allegations based on “liars and cowards.”

Williams is the union leader for the police officers and gave the recording to a Boston television station. He was charged with releasing a police record to the public without authorization is a violation of departmental policy.

The incident occurred on Novermber 26th when O’Hanley was in his cruiser and told a relative on his mobile phone that he was going to hire someone to “bust out” the windows of his daughter-in-law’s car. The call was picked up by the police radio and recorded. He was ultimately suspended five days without pay.

Beaudette was previously accused by another officer of “belly bumping” him in a disagreement over assignments.
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7 thoughts on “Senior Police Officer Overheard on Police Radio Threatening Criminal Act Against Daughter-in-Law — Police Discipline Man Who Disclosed Recording”

  1. Former Dem,

    Graham who was Chairman of the intelligence committee said the same thing Pelosi said.

    House minority people like Boehner can only cry and whine when in the minority. The Senate is different because of the filibuster.

    Porter Goss resigned on “Silent Friday Night” after being caught at Watergate gambling and spending the money on ho’s … Dusty Foggo, his agent mentor, is now doing time in prison … Goss had connections so no time … Goss is a pathological liar.

    How much pay do you get for being a disinfo troll?

  2. Former CIA chief Goss: I can’t believe what a shameless liar Pelosi is

    April 25, 2009

    Goss: “Today, I am slack-jawed to read that members claim to have not understood that the techniques on which they were briefed were to actually be employed; or that specific techniques such as “waterboarding” were never mentioned.

    It must be hard for most Americans of common sense to imagine how a member of Congress can forget being told about the interrogations of Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

    In that case, though, perhaps it is not amnesia but political expedience.

    Let me be clear. It is my recollection that:

    – The chairs and the ranking minority members of the House and Senate intelligence committees, known as the Gang of Four, were briefed that the CIA was holding and interrogating high-value terrorists.

    – We understood what the CIA was doing.
    – We gave the CIA our bipartisan support.
    – We gave the CIA funding to carry out its activities.
    – On a bipartisan basis, we asked if the CIA needed more support from Congress to carry out its mission against al-Qaeda.

    I do not recall a single objection from my colleagues.”

    ^^^Porter Goss public statement.

  3. I was rethinking my earlier post and sometimes its just really difficult to tell whose the Good Guy and whose the Bad Guy. I guess if they had Silver Bullets we would know. But then again Bob Seger has stolen it and coors light.

    Oh,well, Maybe the Really Really Bad Guys need to go to Jail and Release the really good guys to make room.

    I was reading an article in Michigan a Senator has introduced legislation to early release inmates that are on an INS Hold. This makes sense to me. She has now been targeted for being soft on crime. Well heck, they ain’t going no where, if the INS does its job. SO why not. Why should some drug dealer that is not a legal residnet of the US be allowed to take up space that could be used for say, These Cops. Becasue they are going to have to be transfered anyway.

    No jail would be safe for them. They probably have more enemies than others. And the networking amongst the inmates is tremendous.

  4. This is a peculiar story. The police union leader released the recording to the press? The chief and the lieutenant retired?
    I think that the Chief and his buddy the Lieutenant made a lot of enemies among their officers. This was payback.

  5. And you thought that beating the Deaf Motorist in Texas was so bad. Well it still is, but Not as stupid as telling em what you are going to do. Get em Dano.

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