Just another garden variety Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Deputy who thinks the laws only apply to mortals. In this case, a call led the Michigan State Police to Kipp Needham’s home for a domestic violence investigation, where an intoxicated Needham assaulted the officers. Apparently twelve years on the force wasn’t enough to teach Needham better behavior.
Needham eventually pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. The court sentenced Needham to six months in jail.
Sheriff Bensley said that he was “shocked” by Needham’s charges. He also said the charges were a one time occurrence. How many warning signs do we need before we admit GTSO has a culture problem from the top down?