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Former-Officer Indicted On 12 Counts

Former-Officer Indicted On 12 Counts

Gene Gillette

Washington Post via YellowBrix

July 27, 2011

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – A Mount Rainier police officer was indicted Tuesday by a Prince George’s County grand jury on attempted murder and sex-offense charges after a July 2 shooting in Capitol Heights, the state’s attorney’s office said. The officer, who was off-duty at the time, maintained that he had been carjacked.

A 12-count indictment alleges that Gene Gillette, 27, shot a man in the 700 block of Glacier Avenue after assaulting him, touching his genitals and trying to sexually assault him, officials said in a statement.

Two law enforcement sources said that the altercation happened over an attempted sexual encounter in Gillette’s house and that the officer shot the victim as he tried to flee in Gillette’s car. The sources said Gillette lured the victim to the home with a promise of making a pornographic movie with women, but no women were at the house.

Gillette turned himself in to Prince George’s police Tuesday night. Gillette was placed on suspension without pay, and his police powers were revoked, Mount Rainier Police Chief Michael Scott said.

Gillette won top honors from the department. He was named Rookie of the Year in 2008 and Officer of the Year in 2009 and 2010, according to reports by Scott. Gillette also led the department in making criminal arrests and issuing traffic citations in 2010.

The condition of the shooting victim was not immediately clear.


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    MrsBristol

    7 months ago

    9362 Comments

    He probably had gay tendencies all the time. Maybe that's what explains why he was moving up in the ranks. He just got busted. This is a very sad story.

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    pcpd2601

    almost 3 years ago

    392 Comments

    I feel sorry for his co-workers.

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    s3sk

    almost 3 years ago

    3308 Comments

    really weird.

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    darsavmo

    almost 3 years ago

    11354 Comments

    Innocent until proven guilty, but if proven guilty then one must pay the piper. In the interim, all of LE is paying the price of at a minimum an indiscretion and possibly a horrific crime by one of our brothers.

    Either way this looks bad on all of us and we all need to remember that what we do will be blasted across all media outlets and will probably be one sided, so we need to use more discretion than the normal citizen and try to stay out of any situation that could bring discredit upon us...

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    drasko

    almost 3 years ago

    104 Comments

    WOW

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    alexy

    almost 3 years ago

    3970 Comments

    Unbelivable.

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    AKangel

    almost 3 years ago

    4972 Comments

    Badly written story, need more details, some real facts, I agree with uncledennis what a mess.....

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    clobster

    almost 3 years ago

    1552 Comments

    Weird.

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    Retleo

    almost 3 years ago

    5524 Comments

    Bizarre situation at best. The Grand Jury has spoken, now let the trial jury determine who is telling the truth in this situation based upon all of the FACTS, and not just a poorly written "news" story.

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    BICE059

    almost 3 years ago

    176 Comments

    I don't even know what to say....smh

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    CITYPATROL1099

    almost 3 years ago

    332 Comments

    I stand corrected. Channel 4 stated that their department has 17 officers. Back in 2003, when I was applying here, I remember reading somewhere that Mt Rainier had 30 or so officers on its force.

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    "Doppelgänger", German for evil twin who is always your opposite. Used to explain the unexplainable that has no logic. A summer intern could have written this story as it is so fractured and incomplete. A mirror image is used for the photo.....Bizarre.

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    gon1010again

    almost 3 years ago

    266 Comments

    He came out of the closet with a bang.

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    TXMEDICGRL

    almost 3 years ago

    92 Comments

    If he's guilty, then he is an embarassment to the force. What a shame.

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    If the evidence points to him doing what the article says he did it also makes me whay else he's done.. Too bad.. He was off to a good start and threw it away.

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