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National Police Misconduct Daily NewsFeed Recap 01-07-15



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” Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, January 7, 2015:

  • Raleigh, North Carolina: An officer was arrested for DWI.http://ow.ly/GTWsU 
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources (Frederick County): An officer was arrested for second degree assault and resisting arrest following a late night encounter with the Montgomery County Police. The former park ranger is currently suspended with pay. http://ow.ly/GTX3h 
  • Macon County, Illinois: A sheriff’s detective was caught in prostitution sting with several civilians. He retired 12 days after his arrest. http://ow.ly/GTYgq 
  • Boston, Massachusetts: An officer was charged with assaulting his Uber driver. Allegedly, the officer told he driver it was the wrong address and then used racist slur before striking the driver. According to the news story, prosecutors allege that after the driver was struck and got out of the vehicle, the officer drove the car away. Another motorist gave the driver a ride and caught up to the officer in the Uber car, when the officer again struck the Uber driver. The officer had left the scene by the time police arrived, but turned himself in later. http://ow.ly/GTZPM 
  • Update: Victoria, Texas (First reported 12-17-14): A police officer has been fired for tasing a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop for expired tags. The video of the incident went viral. http://ow.ly/GWvmW 
  • North Charleston, South Carolina: An officer was arrested for domestic violence. He allegedly punched the victim five times in the face after picking her up from an appointment that made him late for work.http://ow.ly/GWze0 
  • Drug Enforcement Agency: An agent stationed in Mexico has been charged with fraud and lying to investigators. The Department of Justice alleges he exchanged legal favors for gifts like luxury travel and accommodations.http://ow.ly/GWZ5u 
  • Update: Honesdale Borough, Pennsylvania (First reported 06-19-14): A now-former officer pled guilty to his second DUI. He had crashed into three parked cars in June, totaling two of them and his own.  http://ow.ly/GWC8G 
  • Crisp County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested and fired for illegal deer hunting. He was intoxicated, trespassing, and hunting on a roadway at night. http://ow.ly/GWD8W 
  • Idaho State Police (Coeur d’Alene): A now-former trooper was sentenced for fraud, property damage, and hunting charges. He received a three year suspended sentence, 600 hours of community service, and 120 days in jail for using a false name on a title when he bought a motorcycle and failing to tag a deer he killed. http://ow.ly/GWJ7W 



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Cop Car Crashes


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From WJLA:

  They’re sworn to serve and protect. But police officers are not immune to causing harm, especially behind the wheel. An ABC7 I-Team investigation discovered police officers in the D.C. area have been found at fault in hundreds of accidents, causing deaths, injuries and thousands of dollars in damages….

  Some of the accidents also resulted in injuries, not just to officers, but also members of the public. In Montgomery County, which supplied the most detailed and comprehensive records, eight civilians have been injured since 2010 in police-involved accidents in which the officer was classified as responsible. Those incidents include a 2013 accident in which a person was hurt after being struck by an officer who didn’t see them walking through a parking garage.

  The video that details the last seconds of Ashley McIntosh’s life has logged more than 240,000 views on YouTube. But for the Fairfax County woman’s mother, Cindy Colasanto, seeing it just once was enough.

“I can’t even tell you how I felt, how devastating it was to see,” Colasanto said.

  Colasanto fought in Richmond to change laws requiring police lights and sirens after being forced to watch her daughter’s life end on a dash camera. McIntosh was killed by a police cruiser that slammed into her car. The officer had run a red light at a high rate of speed without using a siren.

Good reporting.”


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