Mark Eric Hibner, Veteran LA Deputy, Allegedly Assaulted Woman Complaining He Cheated on Her and Threatened to Kill His Baby Mama Ex

Categories: Court, Crime-iny
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If the case against a veteran Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy proves anything, it's that those who wear badges have no problem getting trim. Mark Eric Hibner, a 22-year LASO veteran, was scheduled to be arraigned in Fullerton today on charges he repeatedly assaulted a woman he had a relationship with after she discovered on Christmas Day he was banging a second woman. The Anaheim resident is further accused by the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) of threatening to kill a third woman he'd had children with if she testified on behalf of the alleged assault victim seeking court protection.

According to an OCDA statement, the 44-year-old is out of custody on $50,000 bail as he fights three felony counts of domestic battery with corporal injury and two felony counts of criminal threats that could send him to state prison for up to seven years and four months with a conviction.

He'd been in a romantic relationship with the woman alleging assault for several years before, on Dec. 25, they argued after she discovered "a sexually suggestive voicemail from another woman on the defendant's cell phone," according to the OCDA. The argument is claimed to have continued into the next day, when the deputy allegedly hit her, grabbed her hair, spit on her, threw a lit cigarette at her and punched her in the chest.

Three days later, Hibner is accused of grabbing his beloved by the hair, pulling it side to side, and calling her derogatory names. He is also alleged to have pushed her onto a bed, straddled her, pinned her down with his knees on her shoulders and covered her mouth with his hand so hard she was left with teeth marks inside her mouth. Hibner is said to have repeatedly sworn at the woman and threatened to kill her.

The next day, Dec. 30, Hibner is claimed to have dragged the woman through their living room by her hair, thrown her on the floor, straddled her and choked her with his forearm across her throat, before covering her mouth, pinching her nose and threatening to make her pass out. She is said to have responded to this abuse by crying, begging him to stop and banging her foot on the floor to wake the neighbors. Hibner is accused of responding by spitting on her, throwing a lit cigarette at her and calling her derogatory names.

The threats to Hibner's ex are claimed to have happened on Feb. 19, when he met her for a child custody exchange. The deputy, who has minor children with the woman, is accused of threatening to kill her if she appeared in court at a hearing scheduled for two days later, when the first woman tried to take out a restraining order against him.

The charges were filed against the LA County deputy after an Anaheim Police Department Investigation.

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Lajimmy
Lajimmy

Just another hero......

fruitcake
fruitcake

What a fool. You want to play, you will pay......

MikeRuehle
MikeRuehle

Police offiicers received preferential treatment if charged with a crime. According to the Cato Institute:

"Prosecuting police misconduct in the US is very problematic with conviction rates, incarceration rates, and the amount of time law enforcement officers spend behind bars for criminal misconduct are all far lower than what happens when ordinary citizens face criminal charges."

"detailed analysis we performed on 2009 and 2010 data earlier this year, demonstrates a bias built into the justice system which continues to limit prosecutorial effectiveness against law enforcement officers charged with criminal wrongdoing."

The conviction rate for members of the general public who were tried on criminal charges was 68%. The conviction rate for cops charged with a crime was 33%.

Of those convicted of criminal charges, 70% of the general public whent to jail for an average of 49 months. Meanwhile, only 36% of convicted cops went to jail for an average of 35 months.

Sounds like a pretty skewed system to me. Doesn't appear a cop has much to worry about even if he is accused of a crime.

MikeRuehle
MikeRuehle

According to the Cato Institute (figure 10 in below link), the per capita frequency rate for cops sexually assaulting someone is 3 times greater than the per capita frequency rate of the general public. The rates for murder and assault are also higher.

http://www.policemisconduct.net/statistics/2010-annual-report/#_Geographic_Distribution

They further state, "While the rate of police officers officially charged with murder is only 1.06% higher than the current general population murder rate, if excessive force complaints involving fatalities were prosecuted as murder the murder rate for law enforcement officers would exceed the general population murder rate by 472%."

Cottonwood
Cottonwood

Charming.  Maybe he will grow up to be a pimp.

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