Protection file

Police chief suspended Vicosa’s protection order ahead of murder-suicide, complaint says

A complaint against York Region Regional Police Chief Timothy Damon alleges he prevented the service of an abuse protection order against Robert Vicosa.

The complaint, obtained through a public registration application, states that an emergency order was made on November 14 by District Judge Ronald Haskell Jr. against Vicosa, a former Baltimore County cop.

This order was never served.

“At approximately 3 a.m. on November 15, I was informed by two regional officers in York Region that the chief of police had terminated this order,” reads the complaint against Damon. “I have not received any explanation for the shutdown and still don’t know the reason for the shutdown.”

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York Region officers attempted to execute a search warrant at the York County home later on November 15, but Vicosa and the girls were gone when they arrived, police said last week.

“In the meantime,” the new complaint read, “my two daughters continue to be in the care of their father, who is a danger to them, me and himself.”

The state attorney general’s office redacted information about who filed the private criminal complaint against Damon, but the language of the complaint suggests it was the girls’ mother, who was brutally assaulted by Vicosa the weekend before the pickup.

She declined previous requests for comment and could not be reached immediately on Tuesday.

Pennsylvania allows individuals to file private criminal complaints which are reviewed by local prosecutors to determine if further action is warranted.

Vicosa kidnapped her two daughters, Aaminah, 6, and Giana, 7, and, along with her alleged accomplice, the Baltimore County Police Sgt. Tia Bynum – led authorities on a four-day manhunt.

Vicosa, Bynum, Aaminah and Giana were found by gunshot inside a stolen Ford Edge following a police chase in which the car drifted off the road at around 2:30 p.m. Thursday and came off the road. crashed into a shallow ditch outside the small town of Ringgold, Maryland, just south of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.

York Region Regional Police did not comment on the complaint. Damon could not be reached for comment.

You can read the new complaint in full below:

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