National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.23.15



National Police Misconduct Reporting Project




” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, April 23, 2015:

  • Vermont VA Medical Center: An officer was arrested after a road rage incident. She allegedly pointed her gun at another vehicle while driving in Maine.
  • Houston, Texas: The department is investigating an accusation that officers illegally searched a business and under-reported the cash seized. The sum of money that was inventoried and returned to the business owner was roughly $23,000 less than the amount the owner claims was taken.
  • Update: Louisville, Kentucky (First reported 02-04-15): A now-former SRO was indicted for assaulting 13-year-old student at the school where he worked. The incident was caught by surveillance cameras.
  • Update: Kansas City, Missouri (First reported 02-20-15): The officer indicted in February for actions in a non-fatal shooting had his charges dropped by the prosecutor.
  • Lakewood, Washington: A fatal officer-involved shooting was caught on video. A man was hiding in lumber yard before being shot by the officer. Police claim the man reached for his pocket.
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts: An officer was charged with assault and placed on leave.
  • Harlandale Independent School District (San Antonio, Texas): An officer was arrested for forgery after stealing blank checks from school, writing them out to himself, and then cashing them.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Three officers face arrest for separate incidents. The officers are accused of perjury, animal cruelty, and theft of an iPhone from a motorist.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (El Paso, Texas): An agent was arrested for possession of ounces of marijuana.

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