National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05.26.15



National Police Misconduct Reporting Project




” Here are the eleven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, May 22, 2015:

  • Columbus, Ohio: An officer was charged with eight criminal counts after chasing down and restraining a man while off-duty. He allegedly told the man to “Sit the [expletive] down before I blow you away!” He is suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.
  • Clay County, Missouri: A now-former deputy was sentenced to one year’s probation and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine for abusing an inmate in 2008. He had been acquitted on state charges, but federal civil rights charges were brought because he doused the inmate with a chemical spray and punched him.
  • Clyde, Ohio: An officer resigned after being accused of buying a 16-year-old boy alcohol and getting him drunk. The criminal investigation is ongoing.
  • Havelock, North Carolina: An officer was fired after an investigation of possible misconduct during a traffic stop. Authorities did not release details of the incident, but the report mentioned that the now-former officer could not be relied upon to be called as a prosecution witness.
  • Neenah, Wisconsin: A sergeant was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct while off duty.
  • Hall County, Georgia: Two now-former deputies pled guilty to bribery and drug charges in separate cases. One took a bribe to alert a drug dealer of any possible investigations. The other pled guilty cocaine distribution charges.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: The chief is investigating police conduct at a public demonstration against police violence. A ten-year-old boy was treated at the scene for chemicals in his eyes.
  • Update: North Port, Florida (First reported 03-05-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to one year of probation after he pled no contest to misdemeanor battery of his fiancée.
  • Update: Michigan State Police (First reported 01-21-15): A trooper’s case for DUI and an open container violation ended in a mistrial. The state plans to retry the case.
  • Update: Greensburg, Indiana (First reported 02-19-15): The now-former police chief was sentenced to four years in prison, with two years suspended, for stealing $75,000 from evidence. She was also ordered to pay restitution. She claimed it was to feed her gambling addiction.
  • Update: Huntsville, Alabama (First reported 11-20-12): An officer faces federal civil rights charges for excessive force during a 2011 incident. He was fired after the incident but re-hired. The City settled a lawsuit with the victim for $22,500.



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