National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05.01.15



National Police Misconduct Reporting Project





” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, May 1, 2015:

  • Update: Los Angeles, California (First reported 10-28-14): An officer who was named in an excessive force lawsuit has been charged with assault for the incident that prompted it.
  • Plainfield, New Jersey: An officer charged was with misconduct and receiving stolen property.
  • Baltimore, Maryland: Six officers were charged with felonies for the death of Freddie Gray. Charges include manslaughter, 2nd degree murder, false imprisonment, and assault.
  • South Daytona, Florida: An officer was arrested for hitting a handcuffed suspect.
  • Update: South Burlington, Vermont (First reported 03-23-15): A lieutenant who pled guilty to DWI was suspended for four weeks and will keep his job. He will also see a pay decrease during the time his driver’s license is suspended.
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia: An officer was placed on administrative leave for violating department’s use of force policy against a 17-year-old boy. The officer used pepper spray on the boy during a traffic stop but deployed a stun-gun too soon after the pepper spray.
  • Billings, Montana: An officer was fired for lying about the circumstances that led to a high-speed chase.
  • Northampton, North Carolina: Five deputies and six other current and former law enforcement officers were caught in an FBI drug bust.



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