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Deputy facing DUI charge resigns

Monday, April 1, 2013 12:23 PM
Last updated 6:30 PM
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A Richmond County sheriff’s investigator suspended last week after a DUI arrest has resigned.

According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, Michael Dodaro submitted a letter of resignation Monday. Dodaro resigned before completion of an internal investigation regarding his arrest.

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realitycheck09
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realitycheck09 04/01/13 - 11:57 am
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Funny

It's funny that when, say, an attorney is arrested, his or her picture is splashed all over the Chronicle. Seems odd that this particular mug shot didn't make it to the A-C. I'm sure that's just a coincidence, right...?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/01/13 - 12:31 pm
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Mug Shots

I disapprove the use of mug shots in the paper. If the guy (or gal) has been arrested he is no longer a threat. Mug shots should be published only to seek help in locating a suspect or to alert the public about an escapee.

my.voice
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my.voice 04/01/13 - 12:49 pm
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His mug is on the Jail Report

His mug is on the Jail Report Facebook page.

@LL - Its a little thing called PUBLIC RECORD. IF you cant do the time then dont do the crime! I say put them on billboards.

csrareader
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csrareader 04/01/13 - 01:30 pm
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"IF you cant do the time then

"IF you cant do the time then dont do the crime!"

Unless I'm mistaken, he hasn't been convicted yet, therefore, he is not guilty of committing a crime.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 04/01/13 - 02:22 pm
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I'm sure he was more than

I'm sure he was more than substantially "strongly encouraged" to submit his resignation...

David Parker
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David Parker 04/01/13 - 02:28 pm
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It's still public record.

It's still public record. There's a dollar in there somewhere and you know there's some "entrepeneur" who's going to muck around and find how to make it. Same concept as tabloidism. Sensationalize and bank. Who cares how folks are perceived once their photo is printed, and be darned if they are acquitted.

America! Love it or leave it right?

thauch12
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thauch12 04/01/13 - 05:13 pm
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@csrareader, that doesn't

@csrareader, that doesn't stop outlets like the Jail Report or even the Chronicle from splashing mugshots all over the place! That being said, this guy's mugshot should be on here but this isn't a fair world.

harley_52
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harley_52 04/01/13 - 07:30 pm
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On Photos Published For Public View...

...the intent is to shame the violator. It's not new. They used to put people in stocks and force them to remain a public spectacle in the town center for days. Same concept as the hair shirt, Sheriff Joe's pink pants for inmates, and even the "dunce" hat in school. Some people dread the shame and embarrassment even more than the monetary fine.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 04/01/13 - 08:58 pm
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Assumptions...

Someone made a false assumption about photos in the Jail Report, saying "if you can't do the time, don't do the crime", inferring that all people in the photos are guilty of a crime. Keep in mind false accusations happen all the time. People HAVE been arrested on hearsay or misunderstandings and their photos go right up there before proven guilty or not guilty. Put yourself in an person's shoes that is not guilty and has been arrested. How would you like to be accused of something you didn't do and then have your face plastered in the Jail Report for other people to make false assumptions like you did? Think about it. Also, there is no point in shaming criminals. They don't care, some even find it an affirmation in a perverse way. The only thing shaming does is make the pain exponentially worse for those who are innocent and actually have a conscience.

harley_52
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harley_52 04/01/13 - 09:41 pm
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"Also, there is no point in shaming criminals.

I'm not so sure most people would agree.

In many cases, I would, but in others, I wouldn't. I agree hardened criminals generally don't care, but in other cases (like DUI, for example) I think the shame of having your picture in the paper is a big deal for some.

I'm Back Again
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I'm Back Again 04/02/13 - 05:44 am
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Smart move. He resigns before
Unpublished

Smart move. He resigns before he gets in trouble at work so there is nothing bad on his record. Then he can go to court, plead first offender, get probation, and be back to work very quickly with an unblemished record with his employer. All he will have is a DUI on his driving record. Heck, half the cops there probably have something like that when they were hired.
Everybody makes dumb decisions sometimes. I guess it was just his turn. He will have a badge again very soon. Wait and see!!!!!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/02/13 - 07:35 am
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Shame

I have a friend who was charged with a DUI several years ago. With the shaky case the state had, his attorney felt he could get the charges reduced or dropped. His wife's major concern? Making sure his name and picture didn't appear in the paper.

happychimer
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happychimer 04/02/13 - 11:19 am
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His picture is also on wrdw.

His picture is also on wrdw. The public has a right to know this. If he is found not guilty, that will be in the news also. As for jail report, if an arrest they post is found not guilty, that person can request they post that, and they will.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 04/02/13 - 04:04 pm
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That doesn't undo the damage

That doesn't undo the damage happychimer.

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