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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.

jeff s September 28, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Wow arrested for a threat?? What a joke!! He prob got mad and said something stupid, I can threaten anyone all day, it's just words! Words = freedom of speech! What a crock!!! Welcome to the obama-nation aka abomination. Disgusting..
MSM September 28, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Its not Obama nations its the OC DA!
Tye Plummer September 28, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Yea it's not like our law system to prosecute before someone is either hurt or dead. Usually that has to happen first. Our law system is a joke!
Maria Arroyo September 28, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Must have been quite a serious threat and probably recorded.
MSM September 28, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Make sure when all charges are dropped that you post it and leave it up for days.
Kathi September 29, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Remember this is a LAPD officer who both had & is trained to use a gun. I believe that threatening someone--especially when there are means to do bodily harm or even kill the person are illegal. I seem to recall some recent cases where a law enforcement officer who had made previous threats went ahead & later killed his domestic partner/girlfriend or ex-girlfriend. So its likely that the threats made were perceived to be serious by the other officer who reported it to LAPD thankfully. Now the courts or DA will sort it all out. & the other officer who reported it may know both the woman & the threatening officer & took it seriously. & there may have been a history of domestic violence or violent threats.
Scott Spencer September 29, 2012 at 03:55 PM
@jeff - What would Mitt Witt do with his four-year plan called "freedom"? He thinks you can't yell "FIRE" in a crowded theater... a true GOP communist/sociopath.
BTB October 01, 2012 at 09:49 PM
This punk cop probably threatens people every day. He just happened to get caught this time. Another tough guy with a badge and gun.
BTB October 01, 2012 at 10:04 PM
A "No Bail" hold placed on a cop.... It's serious. Will bet he has a history of abuse/excessive force complaints.
MSM October 01, 2012 at 10:12 PM
I m sure you wont be saying that when you call the cops for help. Wait and see what the out come will be before jumping to conclusions.
BTB October 01, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Read the article. Not bail hold means serious threat. Come out of the closet.
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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