National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-26-15

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, June 26, 2015:

  • Update: Troy, New York (First reported 07-30-14): An officer pled guilty to two misdemeanors for tipping off a drug dealer of police activity. As a result of the plea agreement, he must resign and will likely be sentenced to probation. ow.ly/OO6zn
  • Inkster, Michigan: The City settled an excessive force lawsuit for $100,000. This lawsuit involved the now-former officer facing criminal charges for a recent video recorded assault during arrest. The City settled with that victim for $1.4 million. ow.ly/OOatY
  • Update: Atlantic City, New Jersey (First reported 02-19-13): A now-former officer was sentenced to 11 years for fraud and tax charges. As a benefit to entice officers to live in the city, the government provided subsidized housing. He illegally rented his subsidized home at a profit. He must pay $12,000 in restitution. ow.ly/OObRc
  • Broward County, Florida: A now-former deputy was sentenced to 10 years for vehicular manslaughter of a 14-year-old girl. He was driving 89mph in 40mph zone responding to a non-emergency situation. He struck another car, killing the teenaged passenger. ow.ly/OOeFX
  • Kiowa, Oklahoma: An officer was arrested in Las Vegas for abduction of a 15-year-old California girl.  ow.ly/OOnGs
  • Bexar County, Texas: A deputy was arrested for aggravated assault for allegedly holding a knife to child’s throat. ow.ly/OQEwF
  • Seattle, Washington: The City will pay $1.975 million to settle an excessive force lawsuit. ow.ly/OQQVg
  • Clearwater, Florida: An internal investigation prompts one officer suspension and one resignation for misconduct. ow.ly/OQROR

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-25-15

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, June 25, 2015:

  • Update: Chatham County, South Carolina (First reported 01-14-15): Two deputies fired for the death of Matthew Ajibade have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and other charges. ow.ly/OLuNz
  • Update: Dane County, Wisconsin (First reported 10-21-13): A now-former deputy was convicted of sexual assault of a female prisoner who was serving her sentence in home confinement. ow.ly/OLvO1
  • Camden County, New Jersey: An officer was arrested for cocaine possession as a result of a major drug ring investigation. ow.ly/OLwuU
  • Hopkinsville, Kentucky: An officer was suspended after his K-9 bit a little girl. The canine was returned to its original training facility. ow.ly/OLBJV
  • West Valley City, Utah: A reinstated officer accepted a buyout and settlement from a missing drug and cash investigation in which he was implicated. As part of the agreement, the once-fired officer resigned. ow.ly/OLCgY
  • Laurens County, Georgia: Four deputies will not face criminal charges in the shooting death of David Hooks during a late night raid. ow.ly/ONI9P
  • Newark, New Jersey: An officer was arrested for illegal access of a database and selling the information he gathered. ow.ly/OO0GI
  • McAllen, Texas: An officer resigned after she was charged with human smuggling. She was arrested at a checkpoint for transporting two people unable to produce documentation they could be legally in the United States.  ow.ly/OO2so
  • Update: Waldo, Florida (First reported 09-03-14): A now-former chief was cleared of official misconduct charges in a speed trap scandal. The clearance allowed him to keep his law enforcement credentials. ow.ly/OO4NL

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-24-15

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, June 24, 2015:

  • Island County, Washington: The sheriff apologized for the dehydration death-in-custody of a mentally ill man. ow.ly/OHzAe
  • Update: Evans, Colorado (First reported 04-10-15): An officer was cleared of wrongdoing during an investigation into the shooting death of a county deputy’s wife. The deputy is facing charges in that case. ow.ly/OJXXQ
  • Update: Bibb County, Georgia (First reported 06-18-15): A deputy was fired after his DUI arrest. ow.ly/OK4Ev
  • Key West, Florida: An officer was arrested for domestic battery of his 18-year-old girlfriend. ow.ly/OKhFd
  • Jackson County, Oregon: A now-former officer was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in a ticket-fixing investigation. ow.ly/OKiFG
  • Update: Las Cruces, New Mexico (First reported 05-20-15): Two officers were indicted for their roles in a jailhouse beating. ow.ly/OKHqo
  • Update: Albuquerque, New Mexico (First reported 03-27-14): Two officers were charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of James Boyd last year. ow.ly/OKJYD
  • Update: Lowndes County, Georgia (First reported 05-07-14): A now-former deputy was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for extorting Hispanic drivers. He took money from them during traffic stops under threat of deportation. ow.ly/OL1qf
  • Update: Dover, Delaware (First reported 05-06-15): An officer indicted for assault against a suspect due to video of the incident has trial scheduled for November  30, 2015. ow.ly/OKLzX
  • Update: State College, Pennsylvania (First reported 05-15-15): An officer was fired and charged with tampering. He allegedly removed and replaced the contents of 120 packs of drug evidence. ow.ly/OKN9n

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-23-15

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 24, 2015:

  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested for assault and harassment for an incident off duty. ow.ly/OGo4R
  • Asbury Park, New Jersey: An officer was arrested for tampering, falsifying records, and other official misconduct. ow.ly/OGBBx
  • Update: Des Moines, Iowa (First reported 05-07-13): A now-former officer was sentenced to five years and three months violating a man’s civil rights for using excessive force during an arrest. He arrived on the scene and the suspect had already been subdued by fellow officers. He kicked the suspect in the teeth. ow.ly/OGEOp
  • Honolulu, Hawaii: An officer was charged with trespassing. The victim claims charges too light for his actions. ow.ly/OGSPM
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An officer was charged with domestic violence. ow.ly/OH1P0
  • Update: New York, New York: Three officers had misconduct charges dropped in two separate cases that alleged excessive force. ow.ly/OH3HY
  • Broward County, Florida: Four deputies have been accused of beating a woman in custody. ow.ly/OH6yw
  • Springfield, Oregon: The City settled a whistleblower lawsuit brought by a former officer for $250,000. He alleged retaliation for repeatedly reporting misconduct. ow.ly/OH7Q7
  • Cleveland, Mississippi: An investigator shot a leashed family dog and then lied about it in his report. ow.ly/OH8zH

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-19-15 to 06-22-15

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, June 19 through Monday, June 22, 2015:

  • Columbus, Ohio: An officer inadvertently shot a four-year-old girl while attempting to shoot the family dog. The girl was wounded in the leg. ow.ly/Oz7KJ
  • Boca Raton, Florida: An officer was fired for violating procedure in a shooting incident last year. ow.ly/Ozc8Y
  • Erie Township, Michigan: An officer was suspended for actions before and after a domestic altercation that involved a shooting. ow.ly/OzhSy
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: The department is being sued by a man after a police cruiser collided with him while he was on an ATV. ow.ly/ODhjg
  • Fulton County, Georgia: A captain was arrested for pandering during a vice sting in another county. ow.ly/ODrId
  • Update: Newton, New Jersey: A now-former officer pled guilty to exposing himself to five men during traffic stops. He is scheduled to be sentenced in August. ow.ly/ODK2b
  • Osage Nation, Oklahoma: An officer was charged with a felony after a fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian. ow.ly/ODVlk
  • Owasso, Oklahoma: An officer was placed on leave while under investigation for use of excessive force. ow.ly/OE6Rp
  • Update: Simpsonville, South Carolina: A now-former officer pled guilty to misconduct. He improperly disposed of evidence in murder case. ow.ly/OEa6F

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-19-15

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, June 19, 2015:

  • Jacksonville, Florida: An officer was arrested for battery and drug charges. ow.ly/OwUS4
  • Miami-Dade, Florida: A detective was relieved of duty after being accused of stealing custom-made jewelry during a drug raid. ow.ly/Ox0xC
  • Seaside Park, New Jersey: An officer was arrested for sexual contact with a minor. ow.ly/Oxuto
  • Sweetwater County, Wyoming: A now-former deputy pled not guilty to perjury charges related to multiple traffic stops in 2014. ow.ly/Oxxaa
  • Amarillo, Texas: An officer was fired after sexual assault allegation. ow.ly/OxyLw
  • Dekalb County, Georgia: A now-former deputy will serve one year in prison for soliciting prostitution while on duty. He was sentenced to ten years but will have nine years suspended. ow.ly/OxKwn
  • Richland County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/Oy0vQ
  • Omaha, Nebraska: A sergeant was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/Oy4YG

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-18-15

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, June 18, 2015:

  • Calhoun County, Colorado: A deputy was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/OtVEx
  • Sacramento County, California: A now-former deputy was convicted for selling firearms purchased for law enforcement to a civilian illegally. ow.ly/Ou1TO
  • Salinas, California: An officer has been removed from patrol duty after a recorded violent arrest. He struck the suspect five times with his baton. ow.ly/OuunG
  • Update: Buffalo, New York (First reported 05-08-15): An officer will not be charged for actions off duty at a bar where the owner threw a patron down a flight of stairs, leading to his eventual death. Another off-duty officer who was there faces civil rights charges.  ow.ly/OuC3u
  • Deschutes County, Oregon: The sheriff’s office faces a wrongful death suit and a state department of justice investigation for letting an inmate die in custody. ow.ly/OuSjW
  • Miami-Dade, Florida: A detective was indicted on federal charges for stealing money and other property from motorists. ow.ly/OuWRr
  • Monroe, Michigan: An officer was fined $850 after he pled guilty to operating while impaired, a lesser charge than DUI. He remains on leave. ow.ly/OuU5m
  • Bibb County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested for DUI ow.ly/OuTfy

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-17-15

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, June 17, 2015:

  • Neptune Township, New Jersey: An officer ran his ex-wife’s car off the road and then fatally shot her. Their seven-year-old child was riding in the car with her mother when she was shot. The officer was charged with murder after a standoff with police on the scene. ow.ly/Or68e
  • Paterson, New Jersey: An officer was charged with leaving scene of fatal accident. ow.ly/OrixR
  • New York, New York: A now-former officer pled guilty to grand larceny in a ticket-fixing scandal. ow.ly/OrpCy
  • New York State Police: A trooper was indicted for sexual assault of a woman in a hotel room in Atlantic City. ow.ly/OrBlN
  • Kansas City, Missouri: An officer was placed on leave after domestic violence and computer tampering charges were filed against him. ow.ly/OrC0r
  • Decatur County, Georgia: Three now-former deputies were convicted in covering-up a use-of-force incident and withholding evidence in the resulting case against the suspect. ow.ly/Os7lw
  • Mansfield, Ohio: An officer trainee was charged with kidnapping and unlawful restraint. He was fired. ow.ly/Osa37
  • Update: Indio, California (First reported 10-03-14): Two officers will stand trial in July for alleged excessive force during an arrest and an attempted cover up of the incident. ow.ly/Oshnf

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-16-15

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 16, 2015:

  • Selmer, Tennessee: A sergeant was indicted for assaulting an arrestee while processing him. ow.ly/OnTf6
  • Update: Broward County, Florida (First reported 05-07-15): A deputy had  felony assault added to charges stemming from a video recorded beating of a man at a gas station. As a result, he is no longer being paid for his time on leave. ow.ly/Oo1Qz
  • Update: Lee, Massachusetts (First reported 08-12-13): The now-former chief was found guilty of extortion. He was acquitted of 10 other counts including money laundering and wire fraud. ow.ly/Ooh1M
  • Beech Grove, Indiana: An officer was placed on leave after her arrest for OWI. ow.ly/OoJE7
  • Nassau County, Florida: A deputy was arrested and charged for trafficking hydrocodone. ow.ly/OoNFu
  • Maui, Hawaii: An officer was arrested for DUI. He is the second Maui officer arrested for that in as many weeks. ow.ly/OoS25
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The City will pay $100,000 to a woman who was punched by a police officer and dragged from her car by her hair. ow.ly/Opl3j
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The City will pay $490,000 to the family of a man who was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer. The now-former officer, who is serving a prison sentence for the murder, had been angered when his girlfriend’s cell got wet during water pistol fight. ow.ly/Opqki

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-13-15 to 06-15-15

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, June 13 through Monday, June 15, 2015:

  • Tallahassee, Florida: An officer was arrested for solicitation of prostitution. ow.ly/Okg6b
  • Update: Pacific, Missouri (First reported 07-31-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to five years each on two charges related to theft of drugs in evidence. Roughly twelve drug cases were either thrown out or refused by the prosecutor because of his actions. He was ordered to undergo drug treatment and, if he completes it successfully, he will be freed after 120 days. He will spend the rest of the five years on probation. ow.ly/OkECI
  • Aiken County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested and fired for his role in a shooting while he was off-duty. ow.ly/Ol2R2
  • Charleston County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested for assault. Allegedly, she kneed a man in the groin for “photobombing” pictures at a party. ow.ly/Ol3v4
  • Bexar County, Texas: A deputy was charged with DWI. ow.ly/OlHxC
  • Update: Worcester, Massachusetts (First reported 02-05-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to five to seven years for raping a woman while he was on duty. ow.ly/OlJ6F
  • Wilmington, Delaware: An officer was arrested for breaking into a stranger’s home. Allegedly, he was unconscious and intoxicated in his vehicle before waking up and mistakenly believing he was in front of his own house. ow.ly/OlOfz
  • Indiana State  Police: A trooper arrested for operating a boat under the influence. His BAC tested at nearly twice the legal limit. ow.ly/OlOF6
  • Clearwater, Minnesota: A deputy was placed on leave for entering a woman’s home while intoxicated. ow.ly/OlSwH