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Accused Woods sergeant retires


June 11, 2009
Sgt. James DaDeppo has retired from the Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Department, effective May 16. He served the department for 32 years, and was on paid administrative leave following his arrest May 1 in Warren on domestic assault and resisting arrest charges.

DaDeppo, 53, of St. Clair Shores, has a pretrial hearing on the charges Tuesday, July 7 in 37th District Court. Both charges are misdemeanors, punishable by $500 fines and/or 93 days in jail.

The charges stem from an incident that took place at the house of a 53-year-old woman he was dating. She alleges DaDeppo was pushing her and shoving her in the kitchen of the house during an argument. She yelled for a neighbor to call 911. When police responded, they said DaDeppo refused to comply with their orders. According to the police report, a brief struggle ensued when police attempted to handcuff him. He was taken to police headquarters and was released after posting a $2,500 surety bond.

DaDeppo nor his attorney, Robert Ihrie, were available for comment.

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