Friday, September 14, 2012

Mitchell Harris Breland--A Bad Apple?

Mitchell Breland - Former Decatur/Moulton Police Officer

You’re Eight Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist - Jim Harper (taken from National Safety Council statistics)

Mitchell Harris Breland is 27 years-old, the father of three eight year-old daughters, and divorced. Breland began working for the Decatur Police Department in late 2007. By early 2010, he and his wife Cassandra Lynn Rust Breland were estranged. On the night of April 20th, Cassandra ran to a neighbor's home. Her chin and throat showed signs of injury, and she stated her husband had attacked her with an assault rifle. Police arrested Mitchell, charging him with Third Degree Domestic Violence.

2010 Mug Shot
A conviction would have meant Breland would not have been able to carry a gun legally--a sure end to his police career. Cassandra later recanted her testimony, and Decatur dropped charges against Breland; however, by this time, the young officer had tendered his resignation to the police department.

Breland then began work with the Moulton police force where he's remained until placed on paid leave August 29th. DHR has alleged Mitchell Breland is guilty of child abuse/torture; having beaten one of his daughters so badly she required hospitalization.

If these charges should prove true, we certainly hope Mitchell Harris Breland is never allowed to carry a weapon again.

* Sources state Breland married Cassandra Rust in December 2007. Ex-wife Jaime DeMoss Cousin filed a PFA order against Breland on August 16th; she is reportedly the mother of his children.


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