National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05.29.15



National Police Misconduct Reporting Project




” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, May 29, 2015:

  • Update: Colchester, Vermont (First reported 11-12-14): A now-former officer entered a guilty plea for stealing drugs from the evidence room.
  • South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania: Three officers were suspended and demoted for undisclosed misconduct.
  • Barstow, California: Officers tackled and arrested a pregnant woman after she refused to show identification. According to the ACLU statement quoted in the report, “A person who is not suspected of a crime has no obligation to identify herself. Even if an officer is conducting an investigation, in California (unlike some other states), he can’t just require a person to provide ID for no reason. The officer can ask for ID, but the person can say no.”
  • Update: Pennsylvania State Police (First reported 02-11-15): A now-former trooper pled guilty to reckless endangerment for the fatal shooting of a colleague during a firearms safety training exercise.
  • Update: Inkster, Michigan (First reported 03-30-15): The City settled with the man whose beating by police was recorded on a dashcam and released to the public. The settlement was for $1,400,000. The office in question was fired.
  • New York, New York: An officer who had been caught repeatedly lying to Internal Affairs had evidence tossed from a felony drug and gun case. The judge ruled that the multiple instances of proven dishonesty rendered his work and testimony not credible.
  • Detroit, Michigan: An officer was accused of assault. She has previously been arrested for domestic and alcohol-related incidents.
  • Update: Reno County, Kansas (First reported 05-15-15): A detective arrested for domestic violence has resigned.
  • Update: Gasconade Co., Missouri (First reported 02-03-15): A deputy previously arrested for multiple felonies was charged with four counts of forcible rape in an amended filing.







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