Leroy Thorpe - Files False Police Report
On October 19, 2009, Leroy Thorpe called the 911 dispatcher and falsely claimed that he had a stay away order against Martin Moulton. This call resulted in Thorpe's criminal conviction in May 2010.
On October 2, 2009, Thorpe "claimed" that Moulton manipulated Thorpe's good friend, Ernest Peterson, to pursuade Thorpe to drop the case. Had Thorpe listened to his friend Mr Peterson, he would have likely avoided his recent criminal conviction. Regardless, this was another complete waste of precious MPD resources, since three officers left their posts monitoring and deterring crime in Washington DC's violent, gang-infected Shaw community, to respond to Thorpe's home to process this frivolous complaint.
In his May 4, 2010 trial, Thorpe begged and pleaded for the judge not to convict him, saying
Judge Frederick Sullivan actually ruled to convict Thorpe once, but he reopened the case to let Thorpe testify on his own behalf -- against Thorpe's attorney's advice. Then Judge Sullivan reiterated his decision to convict Thorpe.
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