A St. John police captain who was charged with vandalizing a friend's car in a hotel parking lot agreed to pay $1,900 for repairs, court records state.
Tasha Figueroa told an Eaton County, Mich., Sheriff's police officer she had left an intoxicated
Bernard Johnsen at a bar near the Cooley Law School campus in Lansing the night of March 21. Soon after, she heard a screeching sound from the parking lot and saw Johnsen limping away from her 2001 Mercedes.
When she went down to check the vehicle, she saw a broken beer bottle and scratch stretching down the side of the car. She called police, who questioned Johnsen. Johnsen refused to let them into his hotel room, and denied damaging Figueroa's car.
On March 31, Johnsen signed an agreement to pay to repair Figueroa's car if she did not press charges.
A misdemeanor charge of malicious destruction of property was filed against Johnsen on March 21.
Figueroa told police she and Johnsen are friends and travel together for classes at Cooley.
St. John police officials said they are investigating. Johnsen is a captain in the St. John Police Department and once served as interim chief.
He has paid the money to Figueroa.
So he drove while he was intoxicated? Refused to talk to police. And he is a police officer himself? And we are suppose to feel safe because he is on the job?http://www.post-trib.com/news/lake/1544 ... en.article