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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.24.15

 

 

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” Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, June 24, 2015:

  • Island County, Washington: The sheriff apologized for the dehydration death-in-custody of a mentally ill man. ow.ly/OHzAe
  • Update: Evans, Colorado (First reported 04-10-15): An officer was cleared of wrongdoing during an investigation into the shooting death of a county deputy’s wife. The deputy is facing charges in that case. ow.ly/OJXXQ
  • Update: Bibb County, Georgia (First reported 06-18-15): A deputy was fired after his DUI arrest. ow.ly/OK4Ev
  • Key West, Florida: An officer was arrested for domestic battery of his 18-year-old girlfriend. ow.ly/OKhFd
  • Jackson County, Oregon: A now-former officer was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in a ticket-fixing investigation. ow.ly/OKiFG
  • Update: Las Cruces, New Mexico (First reported 05-20-15): Two officers were indicted for their roles in a jailhouse beating. ow.ly/OKHqo
  • Update: Albuquerque, New Mexico (First reported 03-27-14): Two officers were charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of James Boyd last year. ow.ly/OKJYD
  • Update: Lowndes County, Georgia (First reported 05-07-14): A now-former deputy was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for extorting Hispanic drivers. He took money from them during traffic stops under threat of deportation. ow.ly/OL1qf
  • Update: Dover, Delaware (First reported 05-06-15): An officer indicted for assault against a suspect due to video of the incident has trial scheduled for November  30, 2015. ow.ly/OKLzX
  • Update: State College, Pennsylvania (First reported 05-15-15): An officer was fired and charged with tampering. He allegedly removed and replaced the contents of 120 packs of drug evidence. ow.ly/OKN9n

 

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.23.15

 

 

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” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 24, 2015:

  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested for assault and harassment for an incident off duty. ow.ly/OGo4R
  • Asbury Park, New Jersey: An officer was arrested for tampering, falsifying records, and other official misconduct. ow.ly/OGBBx
  • Update: Des Moines, Iowa (First reported 05-07-13): A now-former officer was sentenced to five years and three months violating a man’s civil rights for using excessive force during an arrest. He arrived on the scene and the suspect had already been subdued by fellow officers. He kicked the suspect in the teeth. ow.ly/OGEOp
  • Honolulu, Hawaii: An officer was charged with trespassing. The victim claims charges too light for his actions. ow.ly/OGSPM
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An officer was charged with domestic violence. ow.ly/OH1P0
  • Update: New York, New York: Three officers had misconduct charges dropped in two separate cases that alleged excessive force. ow.ly/OH3HY
  • Broward County, Florida: Four deputies have been accused of beating a woman in custody. ow.ly/OH6yw
  • Springfield, Oregon: The City settled a whistleblower lawsuit brought by a former officer for $250,000. He alleged retaliation for repeatedly reporting misconduct. ow.ly/OH7Q7
  • Cleveland, Mississippi: An investigator shot a leashed family dog and then lied about it in his report. ow.ly/OH8zH

 

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.19.15 To 06.22.15

 

 

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” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, June 19 through Monday, June 22, 2015:

  • Columbus, Ohio: An officer inadvertently shot a four-year-old girl while attempting to shoot the family dog. The girl was wounded in the leg. ow.ly/Oz7KJ
  • Boca Raton, Florida: An officer was fired for violating procedure in a shooting incident last year. ow.ly/Ozc8Y
  • Erie Township, Michigan: An officer was suspended for actions before and after a domestic altercation that involved a shooting. ow.ly/OzhSy
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: The department is being sued by a man after a police cruiser collided with him while he was on an ATV. ow.ly/ODhjg
  • Fulton County, Georgia: A captain was arrested for pandering during a vice sting in another county. ow.ly/ODrId
  • Update: Newton, New Jersey: A now-former officer pled guilty to exposing himself to five men during traffic stops. He is scheduled to be sentenced in August. ow.ly/ODK2b
  • Osage Nation, Oklahoma: An officer was charged with a felony after a fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian. ow.ly/ODVlk
  • Owasso, Oklahoma: An officer was placed on leave while under investigation for use of excessive force. ow.ly/OE6Rp
  • Update: Simpsonville, South Carolina: A now-former officer pled guilty to misconduct. He improperly disposed of evidence in murder case. ow.ly/OEa6F

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.19.15

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, June 19, 2015:

  • Jacksonville, Florida: An officer was arrested for battery and drug charges. ow.ly/OwUS4
  • Miami-Dade, Florida: A detective was relieved of duty after being accused of stealing custom-made jewelry during a drug raid. ow.ly/Ox0xC
  • Seaside Park, New Jersey: An officer was arrested for sexual contact with a minor. ow.ly/Oxuto
  • Sweetwater County, Wyoming: A now-former deputy pled not guilty to perjury charges related to multiple traffic stops in 2014. ow.ly/Oxxaa
  • Amarillo, Texas: An officer was fired after sexual assault allegation. ow.ly/OxyLw
  • Dekalb County, Georgia: A now-former deputy will serve one year in prison for soliciting prostitution while on duty. He was sentenced to ten years but will have nine years suspended. ow.ly/OxKwn
  • Richland County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/Oy0vQ
  • Omaha, Nebraska: A sergeant was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/Oy4YG

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.18.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, June 18, 2015:

  • Calhoun County, Colorado: A deputy was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/OtVEx
  • Sacramento County, California: A now-former deputy was convicted for selling firearms purchased for law enforcement to a civilian illegally. ow.ly/Ou1TO
  • Salinas, California: An officer has been removed from patrol duty after a recorded violent arrest. He struck the suspect five times with his baton.ow.ly/OuunG
  • Update: Buffalo, New York (First reported 05-08-15): An officer will not be charged for actions off duty at a bar where the owner threw a patron down a flight of stairs, leading to his eventual death. Another off-duty officer who was there faces civil rights charges.  ow.ly/OuC3u
  • Deschutes County, Oregon: The sheriff’s office faces a wrongful death suit and a state department of justice investigation for letting an inmate die in custody. ow.ly/OuSjW
  • Miami-Dade, Florida: A detective was indicted on federal charges for stealing money and other property from motorists. ow.ly/OuWRr
  • Monroe, Michigan: An officer was fined $850 after he pled guilty to operating while impaired, a lesser charge than DUI. He remains on leave. ow.ly/OuU5m
  • Bibb County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested for DUI ow.ly/OuTfy

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.17.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, June 17, 2015:

  • Neptune Township, New Jersey: An officer ran his ex-wife’s car off the road and then fatally shot her. Their seven-year-old child was riding in the car with her mother when she was shot. The officer was charged with murder after a standoff with police on the scene. ow.ly/Or68e
  • Paterson, New Jersey: An officer was charged with leaving scene of fatal accident. ow.ly/OrixR
  • New York, New York: A now-former officer pled guilty to grand larceny in a ticket-fixing scandal. ow.ly/OrpCy
  • New York State Police: A trooper was indicted for sexual assault of a woman in a hotel room in Atlantic City. ow.ly/OrBlN
  • Kansas City, Missouri: An officer was placed on leave after domestic violence and computer tampering charges were filed against him. ow.ly/OrC0r
  • Decatur County, Georgia: Three now-former deputies were convicted in covering-up a use-of-force incident and withholding evidence in the resulting case against the suspect. ow.ly/Os7lw
  • Mansfield, Ohio: An officer trainee was charged with kidnapping and unlawful restraint. He was fired. ow.ly/Osa37
  • Update: Indio, California (First reported 10-03-14): Two officers will stand trial in July for alleged excessive force during an arrest and an attempted cover up of the incident. ow.ly/Oshnf

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.16.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 16, 2015:

  • Selmer, Tennessee: A sergeant was indicted for assaulting an arrestee while processing him. ow.ly/OnTf6
  • Update: Broward County, Florida (First reported 05-07-15): A deputy had  felony assault added to charges stemming from a video recorded beating of a man at a gas station. As a result, he is no longer being paid for his time on leave. ow.ly/Oo1Qz
  • Update: Lee, Massachusetts (First reported 08-12-13): The now-former chief was found guilty of extortion. He was acquitted of 10 other counts including money laundering and wire fraud. ow.ly/Ooh1M
  • Beech Grove, Indiana: An officer was placed on leave after her arrest for OWI. ow.ly/OoJE7
  • Nassau County, Florida: A deputy was arrested and charged for trafficking hydrocodone. ow.ly/OoNFu
  • Maui, Hawaii: An officer was arrested for DUI. He is the second Maui officer arrested for that in as many weeks. ow.ly/OoS25
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The City will pay $100,000 to a woman who was punched by a police officer and dragged from her car by her hair. ow.ly/Opl3j
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The City will pay $490,000 to the family of a man who was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer. The now-former officer, who is serving a prison sentence for the murder, had been angered when his girlfriend’s cell got wet during water pistol fight. ow.ly/Opqki

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.13.15 To 06.15.15

 

 

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” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, June 13 through Monday, June 15, 2015:

  • Tallahassee, Florida: An officer was arrested for solicitation of prostitution. ow.ly/Okg6b
  • Update: Pacific, Missouri (First reported 07-31-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to five years each on two charges related to theft of drugs in evidence. Roughly twelve drug cases were either thrown out or refused by the prosecutor because of his actions. He was ordered to undergo drug treatment and, if he completes it successfully, he will be freed after 120 days. He will spend the rest of the five years on probation. ow.ly/OkECI
  • Aiken County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested and fired for his role in a shooting while he was off-duty. ow.ly/Ol2R2
  • Charleston County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested for assault. Allegedly, she kneed a man in the groin for “photobombing” pictures at a party. ow.ly/Ol3v4
  • Bexar County, Texas: A deputy was charged with DWI. ow.ly/OlHxC
  • Update: Worcester, Massachusetts (First reported 02-05-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to five to seven years for raping a woman while he was on duty. ow.ly/OlJ6F
  • Wilmington, Delaware: An officer was arrested for breaking into a stranger’s home. Allegedly, he was unconscious and intoxicated in his vehicle before waking up and mistakenly believing he was in front of his own house.ow.ly/OlOfz
  • Indiana State  Police: A trooper arrested for operating a boat under the influence. His BAC tested at nearly twice the legal limit. ow.ly/OlOF6
  • Clearwater, Minnesota: A deputy was placed on leave for entering a woman’s home while intoxicated. ow.ly/OlSwH

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.12.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, June 12, 2015:

  • Rio Dell, California: An officer was arrested for battery and brandishing a weapon in Humboldt County. ow.ly/ObJi0
  • Bainbridge, Georgia: Four now-former deputies were convicted of federal civil rights charges for beating up a man, lying about it, and then framing him for a crime. ow.ly/OcvNF
  • Norfolk, Virginia: A grand jury indicted an officer in the shooting death of David Latham. ow.ly/Oey4G
  • Update: Lakeland, Florida (First reported 10-13-14): A  now-former officer who had been charged with felony stalking pled no contest to a misdemeanor charge. As part of the deal, he surrendered his law enforcement certification. ow.ly/OeFgx
  • Update: Virginia Alcohol Beverage Commission (First reported 03-19-15): Officers will not face charges for the beating of UVA student Martese Johnson. Charges against Johnson were dropped. ow.ly/OeNzb
  • Update: Oklahoma State Police (First reported 09-16-14): A now-former trooper will stand trial in July for raping a motorist during a traffic stop. ow.ly/OeKKg
  • Update: Perry County, Ohio (First reported 11-08-13): The sheriff’s office settled a lawsuit with a man who was shot by deputies in 2012. ow.ly/OeQwg
  • Santa Ana, California: Officers are being investigated for actions during raid on cannabis dispensary. Video shows them ingesting edibles. ow.ly/Of5aN

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.11.15

 

 

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” Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, June 11, 2015:

  • Update: Brandenburg, Kentucky (First reported 11-01-13): A now-former officer’s trial for child rape has been postponed until April 2016. A state trooper was charged for abusing the same then-15-year-old girl.  ow.ly/O9m0q
  • Cleveland, Ohio: The officer acquitted in the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams has been charged with assault. ow.ly/O9n5h
  • Williams County, North Dakota: A deputy was arrested for child pornography and fired. ow.ly/Obm0i
  • Mt. Vernon, Missouri: The chief was cited for discharging his firearm on conservation land. The shot spooked a horse that bucked and briefly dragged a child. ow.ly/Obw0B
  • University of Florida: A police officer was arrested for child abuse.ow.ly/ObwKZ
  • Topeka, Kansas: A now-former officer is being investigated for assault on a couple and perjury. ow.ly/Obzy7
  • Grayville, Illinois: An officer will not be charged for shooting into a car, hitting a suspect in the face. The suspect was treated for his injuries and was charged with driving on suspended license. ow.ly/ObC03
  • Calcasieu Parish, LA: A deputy was arrested for indecency with a minor. He was fired. ow.ly/ObDb4
  • Update: Cleveland, Ohio (First reported 11-22-14): In response to a petition filed by activists under Ohio law, a municipal judge found probable cause to charge the officer who shot Tamir Rice with murder and other charges. The results of the finding were then delivered to the prosecutor’s office. The prosecutor also recently received the results of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s investigation of the case and will present evidence to a grand jury.ow.ly/OciW5
  • Update: Toledo, Ohio (First reported 05-12-15): An officer pled no contest to OVI for accident that injured fellow officer. He was given probation and fined. ow.ly/ObEsb

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.10.15

 

 

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” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 10, 2015:

  • Update: McKinney, Texas (First reported 06-08-15): The officer who pulled a gun at a pool party has resigned. The chief called his actions “indefensible.” ow.ly/O7CTU
  • Update: Schaumburg, Illinois (First reported 01-18-13): The City settled its tenth lawsuit alleging police abuse by a small crew of current and former officers. ow.ly/O7voi
  • Chicago & Glenview, Illinois: Three Chicago narcotics officers and one Glenview officer have been charged with felony perjury. One officer testified that he pulled over a suspect for failing to signal and then smelled marijuana when he approached the vehicle which led to a search. The officers recovered almost a pound of the drug. The three other officers testified to the first officer’s version of events. Video of the arrest shown in court did not match up with their story. They had performed an illegal search and then lied about it under oath. Charges against the suspect were immediately dropped after the search was suppressed.  ow.ly/O7qku
  • Linden, New Jersey: An officer, who is also son of the police chief, pled guilty to hit-and-run. He was given a six-month suspension of his driver’s license and fined.  His employment status is under internal review.ow.ly/O8jF3
  • Corinth, Mississippi: An officer resigned after his arrest for domestic violence. ow.ly/O8mQs
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia: An officer was indicted for illegally obtaining prescription pills. He obtained the pills from a medical facility after being denied the drug in the emergency room. ow.ly/O8nYH
  • Memphis, Tennessee: A now-former officer was indicted for first-degree murder of her wife. She was also indicted for attempted murder for shooting at her wife’s 12-year-old son. ow.ly/O96rF
  • Lincoln County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/O9bfn
  • Owyhee County, Idaho: A deputy was charged with DUI on duty. He resigned. ow.ly/O9byn

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.09.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 9, 2015:

  • New York, New York: The City is being sued by a man who recorded officers joke about falsifying their write-up about why they pulled him over. According to the news report, one officer said, “I don’t even know why we pulled him over!” as he was rummaging through the car. A second responded, “Just the (unintelligible) cocaine test.” The first officer then replied, “That’s what you put! [laughs] That’s how you write the summons!” The plaintiff claims he was arrested for driving with a license, despite providing paperwork that showed his license was valid. The search of the car yielded no contraband. ow.ly/O2XRy
  • Orlando, Florida: Two officers were shown on video repeatedly kicking and tasing unarmed man sitting on sidewalk. ow.ly/O2Yeo
  • Tucson, Arizona: Several officers have been placed on paid leave because they have been implicated in a long-running prostitution investigation. ow.ly/O4QWp
  • Lowell, Massachusetts: A captain is the subject of internal and criminal investigations involving misconduct against a woman. ow.ly/O4VFB
  • Los Angeles County, California: A now-former deputy pled guilty to lying to the FBI. He will testify that three co-workers abused a handcuffed jail visitor who was alleged to have been smuggling in contraband to inmates. ow.ly/O5oiY
  • Update: Hickory, North Carolina (First reported 03-19-14): A now-former officer faces new assault indictments in the beating of a woman in custody.ow.ly/O5qNL
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: An officer was suspended after a domestic violence arrest. ow.ly/O5rK1
  • San Francisco, California: An officer was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/O5saK

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.06.15 To 06.08.15

 

 

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” Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, June 6 through Monday, June 8, 2015:

  • McKinney, Texas: An officer was placed on leave after throwing a 14-year-old black girl on the ground and pulling his gun on other black teens attending a pool party. ow.ly/NZJ9G
  • Lee County, North Carolina: The sheriff’s department settled an excessive force claim from 2010. ow.ly/NVKJQ
  • Update: Laceyville, Pennsylvania (First reported 04-17-15): The now-former chief was given a sentence to range between three days and six months in jail for DUI. He received credit for time served in alcohol rehabilitation and will not have to finish his sentence in jail provided he fulfills his obligations on probation. ow.ly/O1Eo3
  • Update: North Charleston, South Carolina (First reported 04-08-15): A now-former officer was formally indicted for the murder of Walter Scott.ow.ly/O1J7u
  • Los Angeles, California: An officer was found guilty of assault for hitting handcuffed woman in the throat with an open hand and kicking her groin. The woman lost consciousness in custody and later died.  ow.ly/O1MOI
  • Bethel, Alaska: The City paid a plaintiff $175,000 for a violent arrest by a now-former officer. $80,000 of the sum was to pay for medical bills.ow.ly/O1LhH
  • Atlanta, Georgia: An officer was arrested for helping murder suspect elude capture. The officer and the suspect were alleged to have been friends. ow.ly/O1ReL
  • Update: Ann Arbor, Michigan (First reported 01-23-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to 11 months for offering leniency to women in exchange for sex. ow.ly/O1UmG
  • New York, New York: The City settled with a teen who claimed she was arrested for resisting an officer’s sexual advances. The payout was for $45,000. ow.ly/O1XdW
  • Alabama State Police: A trooper resigned after he was accused and demoted for driving drunk and putting his gun to his estranged wife’s head. ow.ly/O1XUj

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.05.15

 

 

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” Here are the nine cases of police misconduct tracked for Friday, June 5, 2015:

  • Madison, Wisconsin: An officer was exonerated in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. He is expected to return to regular duty soon.  ow.ly/NTwMu
  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested for trespassing at an NYU dormitory while he was off duty. ow.ly/NVhLE
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer was arrested for OUI after a traffic accident. ow.ly/NVunC
  • Saratoga Springs, New York: An officer was suspended for arresting a man who gave him the finger. The chief is moving for the officer’s termination. ow.ly/NVvrH
  • Ropesville, Texas: The chief was charged with tampering. He allegedly pawned firearms that were being held as evidence. ow.ly/NVxPX
  • Campbell County, Wyoming: Four deputies will return to duty after being cleared in a fatal officer-involved shooting. One deputy remains on leave pending further investigation. ow.ly/NVBUb
  • Update: Greece, New York (First reported 09-25-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to four years in prison, with ten years of supervised release, for his child pornography conviction. ow.ly/NVEfi
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: A jury finds one officer engaged in excessive force and awarded the victim $200,000 in damages. The City’s broader liability will be determined in a later court proceeding. ow.ly/NVHAN
  • Update: Albuquerque, New Mexico (First reported 02-17-15): An officer returned from suspension after he was arrested for child abuse.  Both the criminal case and internal investigation are ongoing.  ow.ly/NVJSi

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-04-15

 

 

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” Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 4, 2015:

  • Maui, Hawaii: An officer was arrested and charged with OUI and refusing to take sobriety tests. ow.ly/NQfAu
  • Winona County, Minnesota: A deputy was fired after his arrest for solicitation of prostitution. ow.ly/NS5Uj
  • Update: Kankakee County, Illinois (First reported 01-30-15): A now-former deputy was sentenced to two years and three months for misusing donated public funds for his private business. He was formerly the police chief of an Illinois town and former president of the organization for the Illinois chiefs of police. ow.ly/NS98E
  • Update: Secaucus, New Jersey (First reported 11-19-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to one year of probation for fraudulently purchasing steroid gel with the intent to resell it. ow.ly/NSib0
  • Greenville County, South Carolina: A deputy was fired after he was arrested by his colleagues for DUI. ow.ly/NSjLt
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (Los Angeles): A now-former agent was indicted for stealing $100,000 of drug proceeds and obstruction of justice. ow.ly/NSMJl
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: Eleven officers were placed on administrative leave after two incidents during which officers shot at moving vehicles. ow.ly/NSo9m
  • Portland, Tennessee: An officer was charged with leaving the scene of an accident. He allegedly hit a mailbox with his cruiser. The police department repaired the damaged mailbox. The officer resigned. ow.ly/NSq4r
  • Update: Jefferson County, Idaho (First reported 02-02-14): The sheriff was found guilty misusing public funds. Sentencing is scheduled for June 22. ow.ly/NSrya
  • East Chicago, Indiana: An officer was suspended for inappropriately pointing his gun at people while off duty. The news report revealed he has a history of similar encounters. ow.ly/NSu4S

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.03.15

 

 

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” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 3, 2015:

  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested for stealing a credit card from deceased man and buying herself a diamond ring with it. ow.ly/NOwpZ
  • Update: Simpsonville, South Carolina (First reported 02-24-14): A now-former chief and now-former detective had the misconduct charges against them dropped. ow.ly/NOBYu
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The City will settle two lawsuits alleging police brutality for $100,000 (combined). Those settlements put the citywide payout for misconduct over $5,000,000 since 2010. ow.ly/NOCuf
  • Update: Darien, Georgia (First reported 10-21-14): A now-former officer was indicted for stealing $1,500 worth of drugs from the evidence room.ow.ly/NP7BV
  • Update: Seabrook, New Hampshire (First reported 04-11-14): A now-former officer’s assault case ends in a mistrial. Video showed the officer slamming the victim into a wall. Three other officers were fired or disciplined for the event. According to the report, the foreman said one juror believed marijuana gave a user super-human strength and therefore he refused to convict the officer because the victim had drugs in his possession.  ow.ly/NP913
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI. ow.ly/NPaVS
  • Update: Washington County, Arkansas (First reported 05-07-15): A deputy resigned after being targeted in a fraud investigation. After he was charged, he pled not guilty to insurance fraud and assault of his ex-wife. ow.ly/NPeoD
  • Update: Minneapolis, Minnesota (First reported 02-08-13): A now-former officer who lured young girls for sex was re-sentenced to 102 months in prison. The appellate court ruled that his previous sentence of 30 months was not within the permissible scope of downward departure, the mechanism by which a judge may reduce a sentence below normal range for a given crime.  ow.ly/NPhOv
  • Update: Fresno, California (First reported 07-23-12): A now-former officer pled no contest to a rape charge. ow.ly/NQagm

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.02.15

 

 

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” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 2, 2015:

  • Kissimmee, Florida: An officer was arrested for assaulting a child at a middle school. ow.ly/NLoUN
  • Shelby County, Tennessee: A deputy was arrested for DUI on his motorcycle. ow.ly/NLp6e
  • Carrollton, Kentucky: The police department, under orders from the chief, allegedly bought a one-way bus ticket to Florida for a mentally ill man in their custody. He was to be evaluated under court order, but the department allegedly sent the confused and possibly suicidal man out of the state on a bus full of strangers. He has been returned to Kentucky and is receiving psychiatric care. The department is under investigation. ow.ly/NLBGl
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia: An officer resigned after a video showed him Taser and pepper spray stroke victim. The department said he violated policy in his use of force. http://ow.ly/NM68A
  • Youngstown, Ohio: An officer had his discipline reduced by an arbitrator. The punishment was dropped from 15 days to four hours. He altered charging documents to protect an officer’s brother during an arrest, but he claimed—and the arbitrator agreed—that he did so under orders. ow.ly/NMprI
  • Jeanerette, Louisiana: The police chief was arrested and suspended for malfeasance in office and three counts of compounding a felony. It was related to an investigation of a gentlemen’s club that was raided for prostitution.  ow.ly/NMqYT
  • Scott County, Texas: A deputy was charged with shooting a BB gun at kids playing volleyball at a church.  ow.ly/NMtcq
  • Jackson County, Kentucky: The sheriff’s department settled with a judge-executive who was falsely arrested by the former sheriff. The payment was for $62,500. ow.ly/NMxJh
  • Update: Bullhead City, Arizona (First reported 10-29-14): A now-former officer will stand trial in December on sexual assault charges.http://ow.ly/NMXF1

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05.30.15 To 06.01.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, May 30 through Monday, June 1, 2015:

  • Mobile, Alabama: An officer was terminated for misconduct and jailed for second-degree theft.  http://ow.ly/NGMDP
  • Update: Onondaga, New York (First reported 12-17-14): A deputy, one of three who have been indicted for fraud, has retired from the department. The criminal cases are still pending against them. http://ow.ly/NGNWP
  • Donnellson, Iowa: The police chief was arrested for domestic assault. He resigned a few days later. http://ow.ly/NIkrf
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: An officer faces federal civil rights charges for assaulting four people and committing perjury. http://ow.ly/NImMO
  • Update: Lafayette, Indiana (First reported 07-03-14): The City settled with a wheelchair-bound man who was hit and verbally abused by an officer. The officer was demoted after the incident. http://ow.ly/NIpW1
  • New York State Police: A trooper was acquitted on three out of four rape charges. The jury hung on the fourth charge, third-degree rape. ow.ly/NIGwZ
  • Update: Amarillo, Texas (First reported 10-06-14): An officer is seeking to overturn his discipline for actions following officer-involved shooting.  ow.ly/NIL60
  • Portland, Oregon: An officer skirted parking fines totaling more than $1,000. He resigned, but officials are pushing to revoke his law enforcement certification for life.  http://ow.ly/NJo5o

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05.29.15

 

 

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” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, May 29, 2015:

  • Update: Colchester, Vermont (First reported 11-12-14): A now-former officer entered a guilty plea for stealing drugs from the evidence room. ow.ly/NAJL7
  • South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania: Three officers were suspended and demoted for undisclosed misconduct. ow.ly/NBgaa
  • Barstow, California: Officers tackled and arrested a pregnant woman after she refused to show identification. According to the ACLU statement quoted in the report, “A person who is not suspected of a crime has no obligation to identify herself. Even if an officer is conducting an investigation, in California (unlike some other states), he can’t just require a person to provide ID for no reason. The officer can ask for ID, but the person can say no.”  ow.ly/NBF64
  • Update: Pennsylvania State Police (First reported 02-11-15): A now-former trooper pled guilty to reckless endangerment for the fatal shooting of a colleague during a firearms safety training exercise. ow.ly/NBIGa
  • Update: Inkster, Michigan (First reported 03-30-15): The City settled with the man whose beating by police was recorded on a dashcam and released to the public. The settlement was for $1,400,000. The office in question was fired. ow.ly/NC1ji
  • New York, New York: An officer who had been caught repeatedly lying to Internal Affairs had evidence tossed from a felony drug and gun case. The judge ruled that the multiple instances of proven dishonesty rendered his work and testimony not credible. ow.ly/NC30h
  • Detroit, Michigan: An officer was accused of assault. She has previously been arrested for domestic and alcohol-related incidents. ow.ly/NCjLE
  • Update: Reno County, Kansas (First reported 05-15-15): A detective arrested for domestic violence has resigned. ow.ly/NCoQs
  • Update: Gasconade Co., Missouri (First reported 02-03-15): A deputy previously arrested for multiple felonies was charged with four counts of forcible rape in an amended filing. ow.ly/NCvnh

 

 

 

 

 

 

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” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 28, 2015:

  • Sarpy County, Nebraska: A longtime deputy was fired and sentenced to one year’s probation, 200 hours of community service for inappropriately touching woman off duty. He claims he was blackout drunk at the time of the incident. ow.ly/NwqP8
  • Dexter, New Mexico: A police chief was placed on leave by the mayor. There is an ongoing state police investigation into his alleged sexual harassment women around town. ow.ly/NwrEY
  • Update: Chicago, Illinois (First reported 09-02-14): A commander will face trial in June for allegedly putting his gun into a suspect’s mouth. The officer is highly decorated, but had “dozens” of citizen complaints filed against him between January 2006 and July 2014. He was not disciplined for any of those complaints. ow.ly/NwvzM
  • Mission, Texas: An investigator was arrested for misdemeanor DWI after running her vehicle onto the sidewalk when she was pulled over. ow.ly/Nww1w
  • Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey: An officer was arrested for embezzling $30,000 from the police union. ow.ly/NwwB6
  • Update: San Francisco, California (First reported 03-05-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to one year for pleading guilty to drug conspiracy. He testified against other officers in the conspiracy and received leniency for his cooperation. Those two now-former officers were found guilty and sentenced to 41 months and 39 months for their roles. ow.ly/NyyH3
  • Edmonston, Maryland: The police chief faces criminal charges for alleged ticket fixing. ow.ly/NyANX
  • Update: Greenfield, Indiana (First reported 04-09-14): An officer was sentenced to a year of probation and fined for OWI. He was previously convicted of bribery and misconduct in office for which he was sentenced to a year of home detention. He still faces prostitution charges. ow.ly/NyDa9
  • Dundee, Michigan: The police chief was arrested for domestic violence at his home. ow.ly/NyFgh

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05.27.15

 

 

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” Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 27, 2015:

  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: An officer was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for a shooting at fast food restaurant. One man died in the incident and the officer’s ex-wife was injured. ow.ly/NuqD1
  • Update: Los Angeles, California (First reported 03-18-15): The now-former officer who was wanted for killing a man in an off-duty fight was apprehended in Mexico and extradited to United States. ow.ly/NuIWZ
  • Miami Springs, Florida: An officer was arrested for extortion. He allegedly aided someone he thought to be a drug trafficker who was an undercover FBI agent. ow.ly/NuSyL
  • Polk County, Florida: A lieutenant was arrested for indecent exposure. ow.ly/Nva1K
  • Christian County, Missouri: The sheriff resigned after he pled guilty to embezzling county funds. He was sentenced to one year and one day. ow.ly/NvJYK
  • King County, Washington: A deputy who worked at Sea-Tac airport was fired for a number of violations in one incident. He was found passed out drunk at the helm of a boat and he had left his firearm unattended on shore. When confronted by responding officers, he assaulted them. ow.ly/NvPjf
  • Springfield, Missouri: An officer won’t be charged for fatally shooting an unarmed man. The officer said he thought man reached for a weapon.  ow.ly/NvQPh

 

 

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” Here are the eleven reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, May 23 through Tuesday, May 26, 2015:

  • Update: Cleveland, Ohio (First reported 06-04-14): An officer was acquitted of all charges in the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Although he climbed on the roof of their car and shot the unarmed pair multiple times, evidence was not conclusive that his final barrage were the fatal rounds of the total 137 bullets fired into their vehicle. ow.ly/NpOuO
  • Alton, Illinois officer on leave after video surfaced of him pepper spraying cuffed teens in custody.ow.ly/NiGEH
  • Bexar County, Texas: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/NpV5H
  • San Antonio, Texas: A 25-year veteran officer was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/NpTpC
  • Orange County, California: A deputy was arrested for charges related to illegal possession of prescription medication. ow.ly/NpVn8
  • South Bend, Indiana: An officer was charged with federal civil rights violations for punching an inmate in 2010. ow.ly/NrkNu
  • Update: Lawrence, Massachusetts (02-28-13): A now-former officer was convicted of sex crimes against minor. He faces more allegations in other jurisdictions. ow.ly/NrpUe
  • Sevier County, Tennessee: A deputy was fired and indicted for misconduct for having sex on duty with a woman after responding to a 911 call. ow.ly/Nrraa
  • Douglasville, Georgia: The police chief was suspended during an investigation into allegations he used excessive force during a traffic stop. ow.ly/Nrt4G
  • Baltimore, Maryland: An officer was charged with stealing $3,000 in a federal sting. ow.ly/NrtT4
  • Update: Pembroke, North Carolina (First reported 09-11-14): A now-former officer as given 12 months’ probation after he pled guilty to assault. The sexual assault charges were dropped in exchange for his plea. ow.ly/NrxVR

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05.26.15

 

 

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” Here are the eleven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, May 22, 2015:

  • Columbus, Ohio: An officer was charged with eight criminal counts after chasing down and restraining a man while off-duty. He allegedly told the man to “Sit the [expletive] down before I blow you away!” He is suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. http://ow.ly/Ng9wm
  • Clay County, Missouri: A now-former deputy was sentenced to one year’s probation and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine for abusing an inmate in 2008. He had been acquitted on state charges, but federal civil rights charges were brought because he doused the inmate with a chemical spray and punched him.  http://ow.ly/NgcFV
  • Clyde, Ohio: An officer resigned after being accused of buying a 16-year-old boy alcohol and getting him drunk. The criminal investigation is ongoing. http://ow.ly/NhCOd
  • Havelock, North Carolina: An officer was fired after an investigation of possible misconduct during a traffic stop. Authorities did not release details of the incident, but the report mentioned that the now-former officer could not be relied upon to be called as a prosecution witness.  http://ow.ly/NhW0t
  • Neenah, Wisconsin: A sergeant was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct while off duty. http://ow.ly/NidQz
  • Hall County, Georgia: Two now-former deputies pled guilty to bribery and drug charges in separate cases. One took a bribe to alert a drug dealer of any possible investigations. The other pled guilty cocaine distribution charges. http://ow.ly/NilP7
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: The chief is investigating police conduct at a public demonstration against police violence. A ten-year-old boy was treated at the scene for chemicals in his eyes. http://ow.ly/Nio6S
  • Update: North Port, Florida (First reported 03-05-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to one year of probation after he pled no contest to misdemeanor battery of his fiancée. http://ow.ly/NipxI
  • Update: Michigan State Police (First reported 01-21-15): A trooper’s case for DUI and an open container violation ended in a mistrial. The state plans to retry the case. http://ow.ly/NiuUb
  • Update: Greensburg, Indiana (First reported 02-19-15): The now-former police chief was sentenced to four years in prison, with two years suspended, for stealing $75,000 from evidence. She was also ordered to pay restitution. She claimed it was to feed her gambling addiction.http://ow.ly/NixZs
  • Update: Huntsville, Alabama (First reported 11-20-12): An officer faces federal civil rights charges for excessive force during a 2011 incident. He was fired after the incident but re-hired. The City settled a lawsuit with the victim for $22,500. http://ow.ly/NizUH

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05.21.15

 

 

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” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 21, 2015:

  • El Dorado County, California: A deputy who was also a narcotics team member was arrested for drug possession and trafficking charges in Nevada. ow.ly/NeC81
  • Glasgow, Kentucky: An officer was arrested for public intoxication.ow.ly/NeCDN
  • Houston, Texas: A now-former officer had a warrant issued for his arrest. He illegally used police database and gave the information to a man accused of theft. The man allegedly stole $200,000 worth of law enforcement equipment from a private contractor and re-selling it online. ow.ly/Nf6FK
  • Whitehouse, Texas: The police chief suspended himself and three of his officers after a chain of events that allegedly involved intoxication, drunk driving, unwanted sexual advances, and physical violence. The Texas Rangers are investigating the episode, which ended with one officer arrested for beating up the chief. ow.ly/Nff1U
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/Nfply
  • Lincoln County, Wisconsin: A deputy was arrested and charged with molesting a 15-year-old girl. He has resigned. ow.ly/NfPOK
  • Update: Chatham County, Georgia (First reported 01-14-15): The sheriff fired nine deputies who were involved in the detention of Matthew Ajibade, a 22-year-old mentally ill man who died in their custody. ow.ly/NfWvX
  • Update: Hudson County, New Jersey (First reported 01-12-10): Two officers were sentenced for giving a bounty hunter credit for fugitive captures that were actually apprehended by law enforcement. They would split the bounty proceeds among themselves. http://ow.ly/NfYfw
  • Update: Covington, Louisiana (First reported 03-26-13): A now-former officer had a battery charge dropped for allegedly beating a man in custody. Video evidence indicated he was not the officer responsible for the man’s injuries. Another officer was previously convicted for his role the incident and was sentenced to 10 days in jail.  http://ow.ly/Ng3jY

 

 

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