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Wednesday, July 16, 2003

NYC Lt. Bouillon kills companion of 22 years, Joan McHugh, & himself


NYC Cop, Woman Found Dead in Roslyn Heights
Officer Down: Lt. Stephen Bouillon
New York City, New York
07/16/2003
Nassau NY homicide detectives last night were investigating what police sources said was the shooting deaths of a New York City internal affairs lieutenant and his longtime female companion at their Roslyn Heights home. The city department identified the man as Lt. Stephen Bouillon, 49, a 23-year veteran who had been a lieutenant for eight years. Nassau police identified the woman as Joan McHugh, 47, described as his companion for 22 years... both victims had received gunshot wounds... The death of the city police lieutenant would be the second for such an officer within a week. Thursday Lt. Theresa Flannery, 33, was found in her Bellmore apartment with gunshot wounds to the head. It has not been determined whether that death was a homicide or a suicide, according to police. Flannery, a 12-year veteran, worked in the Traffic Control Division in Manhattan.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2003

[PA] Blocking testimony of cops who say there was dv call to Chief McNeilly's

...[Judge] Cercone heard arguments yesterday on a motion by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carolyn Bloch to bar the testimony of three subpoenaed defense witnesses. Bloch said the testimony of Pittsburgh police officers Tamara Mason and Stanley Comans and former 911 dispatcher Gail Elliott...

Wednesday trial pits officer vs. chief
By Robert Baird
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, July 1, 2003
Testimony is expected to begin Wednesday in the federal court jury trial of fired Pittsburgh police Officer Edmond N. Gaudelli Jr., who is charged with lying under oath for saying that police Chief Robert W. McNeilly Jr. had been involved in a domestic dispute that turned violent... Gaudelli, 36, of Banksville, was indicted for perjury by a federal grand jury for statements he made under oath that he was dispatched on Sept. 28, 1996, to McNeilly's home on a domestic dispute allegedly involving the chief and his wife, police Cmdr. Catherine McNeilly... Police investigators said that a check of records from computers and calls to and from the city's 911 center showed that no domestic disturbance calls were made involving the McNeilly house at any time. [U.S. District Judge David S.] Cercone heard arguments yesterday on a motion by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carolyn Bloch to bar the testimony of three subpoenaed defense witnesses. Bloch said the testimony of Pittsburgh police officers Tamara Mason and Stanley Comans and former 911 dispatcher Gail Elliott about an alleged radio broadcast involving the McNeillys' Brookline address were irrelevant and based on hearsay. Defense attorney Anthony Mariani said the testimony should be permitted as an exception to hearsay rules and was intended only to explain the defendant's actions. Cercone said he will rule on Bloch's motion before the trial begins... [Full article here]