National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05.20.15



National Police Misconduct Reporting Project





” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 20. 2015:

  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for domestic assault. Authorities determined he had been drinking at the time of the
  • Henry County, Virginia: A deputy was arrested after an off-duty shooting.
  • New York City Dept. of Homeless Services: A peace officer was arrested for an off-duty assault outside of Yankee Stadium.
  • Update: Honolulu, Hawaii (First reported 05-07-15): An officer pled guilty to assault during gambling raid. He also resigned.
  • Update: Santa Fe, New Mexico (First reported 12-14-12): The city settled with eight women who accused a now-former officer of stalking them on duty. In 2012, he pled no contest to a bevy of charges including contributing to the delinquency of a minor, stalking, and false imprisonment, among others. He successfully completed probation and all of the charges have been wiped from his record. He was allowed to retire before entering his plea.
  • Bibb County, Georgia: A deputy was one of four people arrested in a housing scam. They allegedly stole abandoned houses and re-sold them. He had been a property crimes investigator but he was fired after his arrest.
  • Update: Buffalo, New York (First reported 08-12-14): A labor arbitrator ordered the city to pay nearly $200,000 to a now-former officer who was fired and eventually convicted for participation in a marijuana grow operation.
  • Las Cruces, New Mexico: Two officers were fired for a jail cell beating caught on video. The prosecutor is now considering whether to file criminal charges.
  • Montgomery County, Texas: A deputy was arraigned for a fatal motorcycle crash that killed a young colleague after a night out. His BAC was more than twice the legal limit.

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