It is uncertain how extensive the police cover up of the current situation is.
Uhrin lives in the 2nd Police Precinct jurisdiction.
A spokesman at the precinct said she could not confirm nor deny the report and referred the media to the duty officer of the Internal Affairs Department. When asked what internal affairs had to do with the investigation of a public official beating his wife, she said she didn’t know, but that was what she was told to tell the media.
VNS contact Capt. John Bell, commanding officer of Internal Affairs. Bell said he had just returned from a San Diego conference and had not heard anything about the Uhrin situation. He added, “That’s not something we’d get involved in.” He referred VNS to the duty officer of the Public Affairs Office.
That call had to be placed through the emergency dispatcher. A supervisor was interested in avoiding calling the PAO, than she was in making the call as requested, but subsequently complied.
A call from the duty public affairs officer was equally evasive. She said she’d been asked if he’d been arrested and she said she didn’t know. VNS told her, “We’re not asking a question about an arrest at this point, our question is: ‘Whether police were called to Uhrin’s residence (for any reason Saturday night). We’ll ask other questions once we establish that.”
She said she could not say that Uhrin wasn’t arrested. She said she didn’t know anything about the situation. “The police charge a public official with an assault, you are the duty PAO, and you know nothing about it?” She hadn’t heard anything she said,
Uhrin did not return voice mail message or respond to emails. The lawyer representing him in the allegations of secretly taping his girlfriends in sex acts at his home, Moody E. (Sonny) Stallings likewise did not return calls for comment. One of the women Uhrin taped said she never witnessed any violence, “but that isn’t to say he wasn’t capable.”
According to inside sources, Uhrin returned home Saturday night to find his wife packing up their child preparing to leave, sparking a domestic dispute. Some sources said he hit his wife.
Any evidence of violence observed by a police official is all that is required to make an arrest. In other words if she showed signs of injury, bruise or whatever, that would be prima facie evidence to make an arrest of Uhrin.
Police PAO Mike Carey at the time of Mandigo’s arrest said, ‘Police arrested Mandigo under rules that determined he was the 'primary aggressor' in the incident. "And she (the wife) showed evidence of assault," Carey said.
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