Case advances against veteran Dayton police officer accused of home break-in

Dayton Daily News – by Richard Wilson

“Officer T. Laprath has been a Dayton Police Officer for 11 years.  

“He is currently on unpaid administrative leave. The criminal case against him will move forward with detectives meeting with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office regarding possible charges.

“There is also an active administrative investigation being conducted by the Dayton Police Department’s Professional Standards Bureau.”

UPDATE @ 4:18 p.m. (Nov. 12):

An off-duty Dayton police officer was held down by a homeowner after that officer allegedly broke into the house on Strathaven Drive early Sunday, according to a 911 call.

Torrence Laprath, 33, was arrested and booked into jail around 1 a.m. following the reported burglary in the 4700 block of Strathaven

“He kicked my front door wide open.  My wife and daughter are freaked out and so am I,” the homeowner told 911 operators.  “He came right after me and tried to tackle me, but I got away and got on top of him and I’m sitting on top of him right now.”

Laprath has since been released from the Montgomery County Jail and the Dayton Police Department is investigating.

“We are aware of the incident. Besides the criminal investigation, there will be an administrative investigation conducted by the professional standards bureau,” a Dayton police spokesperson said in a prepared statement.

A Montgomery County Jail sergeant said the homeowner and arrested officers felt Laprath was intoxicated and may have mistakenly gone into the wrong house.

We’re working to contact Laprath for comment on this story and will update it with any response he may have.

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/off-duty-dayton-police-officer-arrested-for-alleged-burglary-overnight/vzk6Tf8OUaBF35PUSeS88K/

3 thoughts on “Case advances against veteran Dayton police officer accused of home break-in

  1. ‘A Montgomery County Jail sergeant said the homeowner and arrested officers felt Laprath was intoxicated and may have mistakenly gone into the wrong house.’………..uh huh

    Drug tox and alcohol level? THAT should be SOP

  2. “He kicked my front door wide open. My wife and daughter are freaked out and so am I,” the homeowner told 911 operators. “He came right after me and tried to tackle me, but I got away and got on top of him and I’m sitting on top of him right now.”
    To finish this statement should have been
    “This home invader has two .45 rounds in him and he’s fuking up my brand new carpet , come get your pile of shit before I throw it out on the lawn!”

    The excuses the pigs are making for this pile of trash are a dam insult
    Who breaks down their own front door when their key don’t fit?
    You fken pack of liars !

  3. i had done the same thing 4 years ago and was charged and convicted of aggravated burglary and am currently serving 5 years for probation. i had no priors for burglary and no intent to break in or steal anything. If this guy gets off scott free then what does that say about our legal system?

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