National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.01.15



National Police Misconduct Reporting Project




” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, April 1, 2015:

  • Update: New York, New York/U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (First reported 09-06-13): Two brothers, one a now-former officer with the NYPD and the other a now-former border patrol agent, were sentenced to three years in prison for using their positions in law enforcement to smuggle assault rifles to the Philippines. A third brother remains a fugitive from the law.
  • Meeker County, Minnesota: A deputy was charged with assault. Allegedly, he used a Taser on a police chief from a local department after the two had an argument.
  • Update: Atlantic Beach, Florida (First reported 09-25-14): The now-former chief was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to steroid possession and tampering.
  • Nye County, Nevada: A deputy was arrested for pointing his gun at his wife during a domestic dispute.
  • Update: Chattanooga, Tennessee (First reported 09-10-14): A detective who was arrested twice in four months—the first for DUI, the second for domestic violence—has been fired. His criminal cases are still
  • South Carolina State Police: A now-former trooper was indicted on a narcotics conspiracy charge.
  • Larimer County, Colorado: A deputy has been accused of hit-and-run after crashing his pickup into a fenced-in yard on his way to work. According to the news report, when the police asked him why he drove away from the scene, he responded ” that’s a good question.”
  • Update: Leflore County, Mississippi (First reported 12-18-14): A now-former deputy to plead guilty to cocaine trafficking.
  • Frankton, Indiana: An officer was arrested for assisting a criminal who had outstanding warrants.

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