Ex-WPD officer stripped of law enforcement certificate

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A former Wichita police officer was stripped of his law enforcement certificate last month after pleading guilty to one misdemeanor count of domestic battery and two misdemeanor counts of assault, records show.

Jonathan Ahumada, 24, of Wichita, was arrested and taken to the Sedgwick County Jail in June 2021 after Wichita Police Department officials learned he had been involved in multiple incidents of domestic violence, according to a 2021 WPD press release.

Ahumada was initially charged with three counts of domestic battery, two counts of duress and one count of criminal harassment, according to a summary order of revocation from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training. The organization, also known as KS-CPOST, oversees the training and certification of law enforcement in Kansas.

The crimes charged were all misdemeanors.

The incidents occurred between January 2019 and June 2021, according to court and KS-CPOST records. Ahumada had had affairs with three different women during that time, records show.

The records give this account:

While dating in January 2019, Ahumada and a woman got into an argument in her apartment. At one point, Ahumada grabbed her after hiding in a bathroom and knocked her to the ground, causing her injury, according to the summary order.

In May 2019, an argument broke out between Ahumada and the same woman in her apartment. The woman reported that she had tried to prevent Ahumada from entering, but was unsuccessful, and he entered. Ahumada pushed the woman onto her bed, causing her to fall and hit her leg on the bedside table, according to the sketchy order.

A second woman reported that in May 2020 she locked herself in a room after Ahumada got mad at her for not having sex with him. Ahumada forced his way into the room and pushed her against the wall, not letting her move. The woman cut herself trying to get away. She then went to the bathroom, where Ahumada did not let her go, according to the summary order.

A third woman told authorities that while dating Ahumada in June 2021, he got upset because she was at the pool with other men. Ahumada yelled at her and did not let her leave her apartment. He also threw her cell phone and hit her arm. After this incident, Ahumada cornered the woman in his apartment and did not let her get in his car until she agreed to talk to him. He also confronted her at her job, where he yelled and cursed as she left the building after her shift, the summary order said.

Ahumada was charged in June 2021 in connection with the women’s reports.

He admitted to three felonies in October 2021 and the other charges were dismissed by prosecutors in exchange for his guilty plea, Sedgwick County District Court records show. The judge sentenced Ahumada to a suspended six-month jail term and placed him on probation for a year, court records show. The judge also ordered him to pay a $200 fine, according to court records.

As part of his guilty plea, Ahumada had to give up his law enforcement certificate.

He was employed by the Wichita Police Department for less than a year from August 2020 to July 2021.

Eduardo covers crime and breaking news for The Wichita Eagle. His previous professional experience includes stints at KWCH 12 Eyewitness News, the local CBS affiliate in Wichita, and as a marketing manager for a local real estate team. Besides writing, Eduardo also enjoys photography and cinematography. Current advice? email [email protected] or call 316-268-6213.

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