HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - A Grand Rapids police lieutenant has entered a plea in a case involving domestic violence.
On April 4, police said Lt. Ryan McClimans, 43, was involved in a domestic dispute in Holland while he was off-duty.
Holland police began investigating the incident, and McClimans turned himself in on April 11 after the Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office issued a misdemeanor warrant against him.
According to the Grand Rapids Police Department, McClimans was arraigned, released on a personal recognizance bond and put on administrative leave from GRPD.
On Friday, McClimans' attorney told 24 Hour News 8 that his client had entered a guilty plea on Thursday under the Michigan Spousal Abuse Act, which allows first-time offenders to be put on probation where a judge can include conditions like mandatory counseling or a jail time of up to 12 months.
If McClimans successfully completes his probation, his record will be sealed and the guilty plea will not show on his record unless he re-offends.
McClimans' attorney also said his client told the Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office that he intended to retire from his position with GRPD.
Sentencing for McClimans is scheduled for May 28.
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