National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.24.15



National Police Misconduct Reporting Project




” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, April 24, 2015:

  • Dallas, Texas: A grand jury declined to indict two officers who fatally shot 38-year-old Jason Harrison.
  • Palm Beach County, Florida: Recently released dashcam video contradicts statement by deputy who had been cleared in the 2013 shooting of unarmed black man.
  • Latimer County, Oklahoma: A now-former deputy was arrested for stealing drug evidence. The drugs were discovered in his patrol vehicle during a routine cleaning.
  • Oakland, California: The city paid $275,000 to two innocent teens. One of the teens was shot in the jaw by a police officer because he was mistaken for robbery suspect, the other was present at the time of the shooting. The officer who shot at the boys was, at the time, a field training officer. He claimed the victim made “a sweeping motion toward his waistband.”
  • Coral Springs, Florida: An officer was arrested for domestic battery. He allegedly dragged his wife out of a car and drove off with their one-year-old son
  • Update: Inkster, Michigan (First reported 03-30-15): An officer was fired and charged with assault after violent arrest video was released. The police chief resigned in the wake of the incident.
  • Dallas, Texas: Two officers were fired for maintaining inappropriate personal relationships. One officer had a relationship with someone in their Explorers program. The other had a relationship “with a person of immoral character.”
  • Mt. Juliet, Tennessee: An officer was suspended for falsifying time cards.
  • Greenwood, Mississippi: An officer was suspended after arresting activist who is also a candidate for lieutenant governor. The activist was recording a traffic stop.




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