The people in this picture are Carolyn Gammicchia and her husband. In the picture you will see she used to be a police officer. "Used to be" being the important words. Carolyn was caught doing a lein check on me and my wife. The rules for police officers are very clear you can only use the lein system for police business.
Unfortunately for Carolyn she decided to check up on me and my wife without a proper police reason. She has stated different reasons at different times why she did this including stating at one point that she was doing the right thing.
Not sure what that means exactly but the Shelby Township Police Department didn't buy it and now we have learned an independent arbitrator didn't buy it.
She was fired and pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor courts of illegal use of the lein system (she could have been charged with two felony). Not being one to take no for an answer she appealed her termination with the Shelby Township Police. Today we learned that the independent arbitrator determined that she was properly terminated. Carolyn will likely not be a police officer ever again and that is a good thing.
I wrote a while ago about this story see.
Coverage of the story at the time can be found here and here.
The story started because Yvonne was the executive director for the Autism Society of Michigan and Carolyn was on the Board of Directors and Carolyn was not happy with some of the decisions Yvonne made. As a result she made Yvonne's life miserable. In the middle of this Carolyn tried to force Yvonne out as ED of ASM and also ran the lein checks apparently in an attempt to find something to use against Yvonne sadly for her she didn't find anything. A meeting of the board of directors was coming up in the next few days.
Yonne ended up leaving ASM and reached an out of court settlement.
After Carolyn was fired, Yvonne and I sent out some emails to people who Carolyn worked with telling about the story. Trying to be open about what we were doing and so Carolyn would know what was being said about her, we copied her on these emails. In an ridiculous attempt to play the victim, Carolyn filed a PPO against Yvonne. Notice she never claimed that the information was not true just that she was threatened by Yvonne contacting her. The judge did not order the PPO and we agreed to not have any contact with her (like we would want to) and to not send any more emails until the arbitration was decided. The arbitration is now finished and decided. So we are once again free to tell anyone who will listen about this story.
Carolyn spends a lot of time advocating for people with autism and some of the work she has done has been pretty impressive but when she is crossed in my opinion she is very dangerous she put my wife through hell and deserves everything she got. People who work with her should know this story and be aware of what she is capable of.