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Case Summary Report


RE: Prisoner Melendez, William A971288

8/2016

Final Vote:
Parole
12 Months
IRU
Screener: MICHAEL EAGEN
Vote:
Parole
12 Months
IRU
Assessments:
Correctional Adjustment
Misconduct? Yes
The behavior reflected in the misconducts:

0 tickets(Not used as reason)

Institution Management? Yes


The prisoners institutional management suggests that the prisoner(s):
Interacts well with staff/prisoners
Follows rules and direction
Arrived RGC-03/04/16. Has been in specialized housing which offers limited programming.(Not used as reason)

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Assessments:
Correctional Adjustment
INTERVIEW - MISCONDUCT & MGMT? Yes
Regarding the institutional adjustment, it is our belief the prisoner:
Recognizes value of good behavior

Post Conviction History? No


The prisoner has no previous probation or parole failures

INTERVIEW - POST CONVICTION? No

Crime & Criminal Behavior


Assaultive? Yes
The assaultive crime:
Resulted in injury

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RE: Prisoner Melendez, William A971288

Assessments:
Crime & Criminal Behavior
Assaultive? Yes
The assaultive crime:
Involved excessive use of force
1/28/15 - P SWORN POLICE OFFICER AGE 46 yrs & an Inkster Police Officer, saw V's vehicle enter the parking
lot of a hotel known for narcotic activity & attempted to execute a traffic stop. Once stopped, P and other officers
pulled V from the vehicle; took him to the ground & P is seen on dashcam video placing his right hand over the V's
face/mouth. P struck the V on the right side of the head & face & delivered 16 consecutive blows with a closed fist.
V is seen on video attempting to shield his face from the blows with his right and left hands. Other officers tased
V's thigh and stomach & kicked V in the hand & stomach. V suffered an orbital fracture to his right eye, closed
head injury, facial contusion, abdominal contusion, chest wall contusion and four fractured ribs to his right
side.(Not used as reason)

Sexually Motivated? No
The present offense is not sexually motivated

Property? No

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RE: Prisoner Melendez, William A971288

Assessments:
Crime & Criminal Behavior
Drug Law Violation? No

INTERVIEW - CRIME? Yes


Regarding the crime, it is our belief:
Prisoner accepts responsibility
MR. MELENDEZ AGREES WITH THE PSI SUMMARY OF HIS INSTANT OFFENSE. HE CLAIMS HE
ASSAULTED THE VICTIM BECAUSE HE WAS TRYING TO PROTECT HIS FELLOW OFFICERS AND IN
ACCORDANCE WITH INKSTER POLICE PROTOCOL. MR. MELENDEZ CLAIMS WHEN THE VICTIM OPENED
THE CAR DOOR HE COULD NOT SEE THE VICTIM'S RIGHT HAND WHICH HE CLAIMS WAS UNDER THE
CAR SEAT. HE ALSO CLAIMS THE VICTIM THREATENED TO KILL HIM AND HIS PARTNER. AFTER
REVIEWING THE FACTS MR. MELENDEZ INDICATED THAT HE HANDLED THE SITUATION POORLY AND IF
HE HAD A CHANCE TO DO IT OVER AGAIN HE WOULD. MR. MELENDEZ SERVED 23 YEARS AS A
PROFESSIONAL POLICE OFFICER AND HE DOES NOT KNOW WHY HE HANDLED THIS SITUATION SO
POORLY.(Not used as reason)

Criminal History? Yes


The prisoner has a criminal history:
Which includes only the present offense
Present offense includes a conviction for Common Law Offense - jail time.(Not used as reason)

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RE: Prisoner Melendez, William A971288

Assessments:
Crime & Criminal Behavior
INTERVIEW - CRIMINAL HISTORY? Yes
Regarding criminal history, it is our belief the prisoner:
Accepts it as indicated

Victim History? Yes


The victim:

(Not used as reason)

INTERVIEW - VICTIM? Yes


Regarding the victim, it is our belief the prisoner:
Accepts the need to refrain from contact

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RE: Prisoner Melendez, William A971288

Assessments:
Personal History
Mental Health History? No

Substance Abuse History? No

Social History? Yes


The prisoner's social history indicates:
The prisoner has maintained family support and/or has support system in the community
P has a vested pension with the DPD which he will collect at age 62; was last employed part time with both the
Inkster and Highland Park Police departments. P is CEO of Strategic Security - an exectuive protection company
which grosses over $100,000 per year. MS. SCHAFFER WANTED THE PB TO CONSIDER THE LETTERS OF
SUPPORT ON BEHALF OF MR. MELENDEZ. SHE ALSO WANTED THE PB TO CONSIDER THAT MR.
MELENDEZ PROBABLY SUFFERS FROM
CAUSED BY HIS TIME IN THE MILITARY AND HIS 23 YEARS
AS A POLICE OFFICER.(Not used as reason)

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RE: Prisoner Melendez, William A971288

Assessments:
Personal History
Suitability of Placement Plan? Yes
The placement plan submitted by the offender in the PER:
Proposed placement acceptable; pending MDOC approval
Placement with wife, Kerry Melendez in

(Not used as reason)

Relevant Information? Yes


Review of the file discloses the following relevant information that the prisoner must be
advised of:
Truth in Sentencing Case
Relevant documents reviewed by screener
Relevant documents reviewed by interviewer
Relevant documents reviewed by 3rd vote member
Pre-screened by Barbara Sampson
MR. MELENDEZ ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS INSTANT OFFENSE AND HE ADMITS THAT HIS
BEHAVIOR WAS INAPPROPRIATE AND THAT HE DID NOT BEHAVE AS HE SHOULD AS A VETERAN
POLICE OFFICER. AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE INTERVIEW HE EXPRESSED WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE
SINCERE REMORSE FOR HIS ACTIONS. HOWEVER, AT THIS POINT IN HIS SENTENCE MR. MELENDEZ
HAS NO IDEA WHY HE ASSAULTED AND SERIOUSLY INJURED A CITIZEN THAT POSED NO MEANINGFUL
THREAT TO HIM OR HIS PARTNER. MR. MELENDEZ'S LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF HIS CRIMINAL
BEHAVIOR IS UNACCEPTABLE AND LEADS ME TO QUESTION HIS STATEMENT THAT SOMETHING LIKE
THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. I DO NOT SUPPORT A PAROLE AT THIS TIME. //mce: p accepted
responsibility for his offense. good prison behavior w/ no mmc tickets. compas: . parole w/
/...SAW=GIVEN
P'S CONVICTION HE WILL NO LONGER HAVE THE ABILITY TO SERVE AS POLICE OFFICER WITH NO
SUCH AUTHORITY AS GIVEN AT THIS OFFENSE.
WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND INSIGHT
INTO POOR DECISION MAKING TO REDUCE RISK(Not used as reason)

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RE: Prisoner Melendez, William A971288

Assessments:
Personal History
INTERVIEW - ACCEPTED INFO? No

INTERVIEW - REJECTED INFO? No

INTERVIEW - PERSONAL HISTORY? Yes


Regarding personal history, it is our belief that the prisoner:
Identifies realistic job prospects
Identifies community support
PAROLE TO HIS WIFE AND HE OWNS A SECURITY COMPANY AND A CLEANING BUSINESS THAT HE
WILL MANAGE FROM HIS HOME. HE ALSO PLANS TO WORK WITH SEVERAL FOUNDATIONS THAT HE
HAD A PREVIOUS RELATIONSHIP.(Not used as reason)

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RE: Prisoner Melendez, William A971288

Assessments:
Preliminary Matters
30 DAYS NOTICE MET? Yes
Regarding 30-day notice:
Inmate agreed with receiving 30 days notice

REPRESENTATIVE? Yes
At the interview, the following representatives were present:

PER CORRECTIONS? No

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RE: Prisoner Melendez, William A971288

Assessments:
Preliminary Matters
CHANGES IN PLAN? No

INTERVIEW NOT CONDUCTED? No

Program Involvement
Psychological? Yes
Psychological programming has been recommended or required and:

Compas:

(Not used as reason)

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RE: Prisoner Melendez, William A971288

Assessments:
Program Involvement
Education? Yes
Educational programming was recommended and:

Work? Yes
Routine work assignments have been recommended and:
Recommendation for work assignment
Prisoner is on waiting list

Substance Abuse? Yes


Recommendation(s) has been made S.A. programming and:
. Recommend:

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RE: Prisoner Melendez, William A971288

Assessments:
Program Involvement
Community Programs? No

Other Programming? No

INTERVIEW - PROG INVOLVEMENT? Yes


Regarding program involvement, it is our belief:

MR. MELENDEZ WAS PLACED IN SAI BUT HE WAS REMOVED FROM THE PROGRAM BY THE TRIAL
JUDGE. MR. MELENDEZ HAS NOT COMPLETED ANY OTHER MDOC PROGRAMMING AT THIS POINT.(Not
used as reason)

Interviewer: ANTHONY KING


Vote:
Continue
18 Months

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RE: Prisoner Melendez, William A971288

Representative:
KATHLEEN SCHAFFER (COUNSELOR)

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RE: Prisoner Melendez, William A971288

SECTION 2 - Page 1 of 1

8/2016

Final Vote:
Parole
12 Months
IRU
3rd Voter: SONIA WARCHOCK
Vote:
Parole
12 Months
IRU
Special Conditions For Parole:
You must not use or possess alcoholic beverages or other intoxicants. You must not enter bars or other
2.0
places where the primary purpose is to serve alcoholic beverages for drinking on site, unless the field agent
has first given you written permissionfor your employment at a specific location.
2.1

You must complete an outpatient or residential substance abuse or re-entry program when you are referred
by the field agent.

4.16

You must obey all court orders.

4.5

You must not have verbal, written, electronic, or physical contact with, either directly or through another
person and you must not be within 500 feet of their residence, school, or place of employment.FLOYD
DENT
Recommendations For Continuance:
Demonstrate responsible behavior by earning positive reports in any programs you may be involved in
Demonstrate responsible behavior by avoiding situations which result in misconduct citations
Demonstrate responsible behavior by earning good block or staff reports of conduct in the housing unit
Develop a positive work record
Provide additional demonstration of positive prison behavior during the period of the continuance
Substantial and Compelling Reasons:
MR. MELENDEZ HAS NO IDEA WHY HE ASSAULTED AND SERIOUSLY INJURED A CITIZEN THAT
POSED NO THREAT TO HIM OR HIS PARTNER. HIS LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF HIS
CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR LEADS ME TO DOUBT HIS STATEMENT THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS
WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.