National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05.29.15



National Police Misconduct Reporting Project





” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 28, 2015:

  • Sarpy County, Nebraska: A longtime deputy was fired and sentenced to one year’s probation, 200 hours of community service for inappropriately touching woman off duty. He claims he was blackout drunk at the time of the incident.
  • Dexter, New Mexico: A police chief was placed on leave by the mayor. There is an ongoing state police investigation into his alleged sexual harassment women around town.
  • Update: Chicago, Illinois (First reported 09-02-14): A commander will face trial in June for allegedly putting his gun into a suspect’s mouth. The officer is highly decorated, but had “dozens” of citizen complaints filed against him between January 2006 and July 2014. He was not disciplined for any of those complaints.
  • Mission, Texas: An investigator was arrested for misdemeanor DWI after running her vehicle onto the sidewalk when she was pulled over.
  • Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey: An officer was arrested for embezzling $30,000 from the police union.
  • Update: San Francisco, California (First reported 03-05-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to one year for pleading guilty to drug conspiracy. He testified against other officers in the conspiracy and received leniency for his cooperation. Those two now-former officers were found guilty and sentenced to 41 months and 39 months for their roles.
  • Edmonston, Maryland: The police chief faces criminal charges for alleged ticket fixing.
  • Update: Greenfield, Indiana (First reported 04-09-14): An officer was sentenced to a year of probation and fined for OWI. He was previously convicted of bribery and misconduct in office for which he was sentenced to a year of home detention. He still faces prostitution charges.
  • Dundee, Michigan: The police chief was arrested for domestic violence at his home.



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