In a bench ruling, Judge Sonya Langsdorf convicted Robert E. Ritchie, 53, of fourth-degree assault for a July incident in which he twice punched 26-year-old Tyler Lampman in the face after taking the man into custody. Fourth-degree assault is a gross misdemeanor.
Initially I was going to make this an honorable mention, he was fired, convicted, although he had a lenient sentence. Except I got to the end and saw that this man has had a history of not being able to control his monster.
When it comes to those on the count who do violent acts, I’ve found rarely is there a single incident. Usually there is a history that the rest of us would refer to as “a clue”.
State Sponsored Criminal #551: Robert E. Ritchie
Because when someone starts acting out while restrained, beat their ass, they’re restrained, not you!