National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05.14.15



National Police Misconduct Reporting Project




” Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 14, 2015:

  • Sarasota, Florida: A man died after traffic stop where he was tased and struck several times with a flashlight. Use of force was not mentioned in the initial police report. A subsequent news account indicates that 37 seconds after the ambulance was called for the man, an officer called-off medical treatment saying “he’s had a miraculous recovery.” Three officers have been placed on leave.
  • San Antonio, Texas: An officer was arrested for theft for the second time in eight days.
  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested on drug and paraphernalia charges.
  • Update: Miami-Dade County, Florida (First reported 04-03-15): A second officer has been arrested in a federal investigation into a fraudulent credit-building scheme.
  • Spotsylvania, Virginia: A deputy resigned after being charged with assault. The incident was caught on video.
  • U.S. Marshals Service: A male employee of the agency pistol-whipped a man in an off-duty road rage incident. His name and title have been withheld to this point.
  • Update: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (First reported 08-01-14): Six officers who were on trial for robbing thousands of dollars from drug dealers over several years have been acquitted on all charges. A now-former 24-year veteran officer who cooperated with the prosecution testified against them.According to one news report, he testified “I was very loyal to the guys….I would lie for them. I would steal for them. I would abuse people for them. I wanted to be part of the squad.”
  • Los Angeles County, Calfornia: The now-former undersheriff and a now-retired captain were indicted for obstruction of a federal investigation into brutality at the jail.
  • Pasco, Washington: A now-former officer was criminally charged for allegedly raping a relative.
  • Orange County, Florida: A now-former deputy was arrested on child pornography charges. He resigned shortly after the investigation
  • Los Angeles, California Port Authority: The chief was charged with 16 federal counts including fraud and tax evasion.
  • Bossier Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was fired after being arrested for solicitation of prostitution.
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: A now-former officer was convicted of assault and endangerment charges for striking a student at the school where he served as SRO.
  • Pacific County, Washington: A now-former deputy will spend 14 days in jail for intimidating children who egged his personal car and attempting to coerce their families to pay for the damage. His sentence includes 350 days that were suspended. He was also fined over $1,500. He is appealing his dismissal from the department.



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