Cop from San Clemente Charged with Threatening Woman

Dale Wayne Ziesmer, 48, is accused of threatening a female he knows personally. The LAPD officer had his gun removed when he showed up for work Tuesday.

An LAPD officer was charged Thursday with threatening a woman with whom he had a relationship, according to Orange County prosecutors.

Dale Wayne Ziesmer, 48, of San Clemente, was charged with a felony count
of criminal threats, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office. Ziesmer, who was being held without bail, was scheduled to be arraigned today.

The relationship between Ziesmer and the alleged victim was not immediately clear.

The nature of the alleged threat was also unclear. Ziesmer is accused of threatening the woman Tuesday morning. The woman told a friend, who is also a Los Angeles police officer, who reported the alleged threat to Los Angeles investigators, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

Ziesmar's gun was taken away from him when he showed up for work Tuesday, according to prosecutors.

 - City News Service

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to Ziesmer as a deputy.

Maggie S. October 04, 2012 at 06:09 AM
search "cato institute police misconduct" University of Santa Clara Law School study on prosacutor misconduct ......it can happen to a member of your family. San Jose Mercury News series on "Stolen Justice"
BTB October 04, 2012 at 06:34 AM
Maggie.... most people don't want to know the truth. It's easier for them to live with their heads in the sand.
Maggie S. October 05, 2012 at 12:03 AM
BTB Yes to bad, I ask that we all be aware. Law inforcement should be transparent. Officers are still required to patrol alone, every car should have tamper proof cameras. Every officer should be wired.
9B97 October 13, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Again lets wait to see the out come of this case. Anyone can make a complaint and only the justice system can be used to prove guilt or innocents. If the victim is his wife she is a former LAPD officer as well and his classmate in the academy.
BTB October 13, 2012 at 06:32 AM
No... let's give him the same assumption of guilt as the system gives everyone else. If this was anyone other than a law enforcement officer you probably would be saying the guy is a scumbag. And, for him to be held "without bail"... well, what would you be thinking if the article was about anyone else other than a cop?


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