Retired Sgt. Mitchell Grobeson, 57, was arrested Friday after a nearly four-hour standoff inside a West Hollywood home before he surrendered to a sheriff’s SWAT team.
Grobeson is being held on $250,000 bail on suspicion of corporal injury to a spouse, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He was charged with assault with a firearm and criminal threats stemming from a domestic dispute with his husband that led to Friday’s standoff.
And before anybody tries to claim he wasn’t a gay activist, he was most definitely A gay rights activist.
Sgt. Mitch’s indominable spirit and compassion enabled him to take a stand against injustice and become the LAPD’s first openly gay officer. Following the publicity from his groundbreaking lawsuit against the LAPD’s discriminatory practices, Sgt. Mitch created the first formal support group for Southern California gay and lesbian law enforcement, fire, rescue and paramedic professionals. Sgt. Mitch also formed and hosted the first Statewide and National conference of gay officers in California.
Just a little something to remember the next time a leftist tries to indict all of conservatism for the misbehavior of an individual conservative.
Hat Tip: Peter H