National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05.16.15 To 05.18.15



National Police Misconduct Reporting Project





” Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, May 16 through Monday, May 18, 2015:

  • Union City, Georgia: An officer’s statements about his shooting of unarmed teen Ariston Waiters are getting a second look after new video evidence was discovered by media. According to the report, “The video differed from earlier statements that [the officer] had given, so much so that an expert called his statements “self-contradictory” and inconsistent with the forensic evidence….In his report on the Waiters case, [the expert] recommended charging [the officer] with making false statements, calling [his] actions contrary to all professional law enforcement standards and citing “a disregard for human life that is unacceptable.””
  • Honolulu, Hawaii: An officer was arrested for sexual assault.
  • Chicago, Illinois: The City settled a lawsuit with a woman who was sexually assaulted by two now-former police officers. She was so intoxicated she was unable to give sexual consent to the officers, who were on duty at the time of the incident, after they offered to give her a ride home. Both officers pled guilty to felony misconduct and were sentenced to probation.
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 09-16-14): An officer was sentenced to six months in jail after he pled guilty to assaulting a man at a bus stop.
  • New York, New York: Two now-former officers were sentenced to 30 days in jail for beating up a teen outside of the police station.
  • Monroe County, Florida: A deputy was arrested on an outstanding warrant for domestic battery.
  • Billings, Montana: An officer was investigated for an off-duty fight. The fight was with an off-duty officer from another department who needed to be hospitalized for his injuries.
  • Update: Washington, District of Columbia (First reported 03-17-15): An officer who was arrested for sexual abuse of a minor had child pornography charges added to his case.
  • Columbia County, Georgia: A deputy was fired after his arrest for DUI.
  • Newtown, Connecticut: A sergeant was indicted for distribution of steroids, prescription medication, and counterfeit drugs.

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