National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06.10.15



National Police Misconduct Reporting Project





” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 10, 2015:

  • Update: McKinney, Texas (First reported 06-08-15): The officer who pulled a gun at a pool party has resigned. The chief called his actions “indefensible.”
  • Update: Schaumburg, Illinois (First reported 01-18-13): The City settled its tenth lawsuit alleging police abuse by a small crew of current and former officers.
  • Chicago & Glenview, Illinois: Three Chicago narcotics officers and one Glenview officer have been charged with felony perjury. One officer testified that he pulled over a suspect for failing to signal and then smelled marijuana when he approached the vehicle which led to a search. The officers recovered almost a pound of the drug. The three other officers testified to the first officer’s version of events. Video of the arrest shown in court did not match up with their story. They had performed an illegal search and then lied about it under oath. Charges against the suspect were immediately dropped after the search was suppressed.
  • Linden, New Jersey: An officer, who is also son of the police chief, pled guilty to hit-and-run. He was given a six-month suspension of his driver’s license and fined.  His employment status is under internal
  • Corinth, Mississippi: An officer resigned after his arrest for domestic violence.
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia: An officer was indicted for illegally obtaining prescription pills. He obtained the pills from a medical facility after being denied the drug in the emergency room.
  • Memphis, Tennessee: A now-former officer was indicted for first-degree murder of her wife. She was also indicted for attempted murder for shooting at her wife’s 12-year-old son.
  • Lincoln County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence.
  • Owyhee County, Idaho: A deputy was charged with DUI on duty. He resigned.


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