PoliceMisconduct.net http://www.policemisconduct.net The Cato Institute's National Police Misconduct Reporting Project Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:00:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 A Housekeeping Note http://www.policemisconduct.net/a-housekeeping-note/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/a-housekeeping-note/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:00:47 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9048 The Twitter feed and Daily Recaps will be on a short break until after Labor Day. We will still be updating any major developments in big cases on the blog and the Worst of August should be posted soon. In … Continue reading

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The Twitter feed and Daily Recaps will be on a short break until after Labor Day. We will still be updating any major developments in big cases on the blog and the Worst of August should be posted soon.

In the meantime, please continue to send in tips and cases to our submissions page. Thanks for reading!

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-26-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-26-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-26-15/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:32:29 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9047 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, August 26, 2015: Wardell, Missouri: The police chief was charged with parental kidnapping and aggravated stalking. ow.ly/RossQ New Mexico State Police: An officer was fired for violation of rules. Criminal … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, August 26, 2015:

  • Wardell, Missouri: The police chief was charged with parental kidnapping and aggravated stalking. ow.ly/RossQ
  • New Mexico State Police: An officer was fired for violation of rules. Criminal charges are possible. ow.ly/RoxIH
  • Update: Detroit, Michigan (First reported 04-28-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to 3-8 years in prison for a drive-by shooting of a home. ow.ly/RoDk4
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An officer was suspended for the duration of an excessive force probe. ow.ly/RoEhV
  • Brady, Texas: An officer was indicted on three counts of sexual assault of a child between 14-16 years old. ow.ly/RoFGF
  • Conneaut, Ohio: An officer will not face criminal charges for illegally using law enforcement database to contact a young woman. He will face undisclosed administrative punishment. ow.ly/RoImP
  • Louisville, Kentucky: An officer is on trial for perjury and false swearing stemming from January arrest of someone outside of her home. ow.ly/RoLOj
  • Louisiana State Police: A now-former trooper pled guilty to malfeasance in office, payroll fraud, and cocaine distribution. ow.ly/RoNBk
  • Hidalgo County, Texas: A deputy was arrested for DUI off-duty. She had a child in the car with her at the time of arrest. ow.ly/RoPjI

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-25-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-25-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-25-15/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:18:21 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9046 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, August 25, 2015: South Bend, Indiana: An officer was fired by the city board after repeatedly disobeying orders as well as false reporting. ow.ly/Rl2fO Clovis, California: An officer was arrested … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, August 25, 2015:

  • South Bend, Indiana: An officer was fired by the city board after repeatedly disobeying orders as well as false reporting. ow.ly/Rl2fO
  • Clovis, California: An officer was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/Rlioq
  • Boston, Massachusetts: The department is investigating video of a man being arrested for, apparently, yelling expletives at the police. ow.ly/RlCkL
  • Update: Cleveland, Tennessee (First reported 08-14-15): The woman who accused a police officer of rape has been charged with filing a false report in the case. ow.ly/RlZgV
  • Edgewood, Indiana (First reported 04-07-15): An officer pled guilty to reckless homicide for an automobile crash that killed a man and injured his pregnant wife. The woman had an emergency C-section as a result of her injuries and the baby survived. ow.ly/Rm9Lr
  • Update: Phoenix, Arizona (First reported 04-29-15): An officer was reinstated after being fired for kicking out the teeth of an 18-year-old in an incident that was caught on video. ow.ly/RmhTF
  • Florida Highway Patrol: A now-former officer was sentenced to more than four years in prison for extortion. He sold accident information to predatory tow truck drivers.  ow.ly/RmiwK
  • Update: Salt Lake City, Utah (Unified) (First reported 03-23-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to misusing $8,000 of public funds. He faces up to five years in prison. ow.ly/Rmkg1
  • Fox Lake, Illinois: The police chief and another officer were suspended during an investigation into a suspicious 2014 arrest that the officer made. ow.ly/Rmqpf

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-22-15 to 08-24-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-22-15-to-08-24-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-22-15-to-08-24-15/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:10:12 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9044 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, August 22 through Monday, August 24, 2015: Suffolk, Virginia: An officer was arrested for strangling his paramour and threatening her with a gun. He has faced previous allegations of … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, August 22 through Monday, August 24, 2015:

  • Suffolk, Virginia: An officer was arrested for strangling his paramour and threatening her with a gun. He has faced previous allegations of domestic abuse against his now-ex-wife.  ow.ly/RhACb
  • George County, Mississippi: A deputy who is in charge of the narcotics division was arrested for domestic violence and threatening to kill a woman. ow.ly/RhBuV
  • Update: Washington County, Arkansas (First reported 05-07-15): An officer received five years’ probation for fraud, terroristic threatening, and assaulting his wife.  ow.ly/RhEXa
  • Update: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina (First reported 09-19-13): The trial of the officer who shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell ends in a mistrial. ow.ly/RinUc
  • Portsmouth, Virginia: An officer fatally shot unarmed 18-year-old William Chapman in the face at a distance, according to autopsy. His family argues he was too far away to be an imminent threat.  ow.ly/RiEdc
  • Sugar Grove, Ohio: A now-former chief pled guilty to one count of illegal use of a law enforcement database to find information about women he was interested in. In exchange for the plea, 16 counts were dropped. ow.ly/RiS4x
  • Update: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Detroit, Michigan) (First reported 05-11-15): An agent was cleared by the county prosecutor in the shooting death of Terrance Kellom. ow.ly/RiXvX
  • Boston, Massachusetts: An officer was arrested for domestic assault.ow.ly/RiYmC
  • Hattiesburg, Mississippi: An officer was fired amid criminal drug probe. Future criminal charges are possible and the investigation is ongoing. ow.ly/Rj0Wb

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-21-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-21-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-21-15/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:42:23 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9042 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, August 21, 2015: Update: Newton, New Jersey (First reported 11-19-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to two years’ probation for exposing himself to motorists during stops. ow.ly/Raqv7 Fort Myers, Florida: … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, August 21, 2015:

  • Update: Newton, New Jersey (First reported 11-19-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to two years’ probation for exposing himself to motorists during stops. ow.ly/Raqv7
  • Fort Myers, Florida: The police chief was fired for lying during an investigation into now-disproven allegations against an NFL player. ow.ly/RargH
  • Oak Ridge, Tennessee: An officer was fired while the subject of statutory rape allegations. He left his previous law enforcement job after he was accused of indecent exposure. ow.ly/Rasti
  • Haskell, Arkansas: An officer was arrested on sexual assault and child pornography charges. ow.ly/Rautb
  • Detroit, Michigan: An officer was indicted for lying to investigators who were investigating a homicide conspiracy. ow.ly/RauZZ
  • DEA (McAllen, Texas): An agent was arrested for accessing child pornography.ow.ly/Raw3k
  • Sorrento, Louisiana: A now-former officer is on trial for indecent behavior with a juvenile. ow.ly/Rax9P
  • Miami, Florida: An officer was arrested for stalking the mother of his two children. ow.ly/RaxLc
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: An officer was suspended after his arrest for assault and child abuse. ow.ly/RaxZJ

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-20-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-20-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-20-15/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:31:52 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9041 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, August 20, 2015: Gretna, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for child pornography and has been suspended. ow.ly/R7dWe Baltimore, Maryland: An officer was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend. ow.ly/R92Lk Minnesota State … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, August 20, 2015:

  • Gretna, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for child pornography and has been suspended. ow.ly/R7dWe
  • Baltimore, Maryland: An officer was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend. ow.ly/R92Lk
  • Minnesota State Police: A trooper was arrested and placed on leave for criminal sexual conduct at his residence while off duty. ow.ly/R9tul
  • Update: Los Angeles County, California: A retired captain has agreed to plead guilty to obstruction in the wide-ranging jail scandal. He committed perjury while on the stand during a now-former deputy’s trial and has agreed to cooperate against those deputies who have cases still outstanding in exchange for dropping other charges against him. ow.ly/R9tHv
  • Update: Peachtree City, Georgia (First reported 04-27-15): The now-former chief was sentenced to probation after he pled guilty to shooting his ex-wife, consequently paralyzing her, in a firearm accident.  ow.ly/R9y4M
  • Newaygo County, Michigan: A sheriff’s lieutenant was arrested for DUI after a rollover crash. ow.ly/R9DqJ
  • Kauai, Hawaii: An officer was arrested for negligent homicide for fatally striking a pedestrian who had already been hit by a car.ow.ly/R9FpK
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia: An officer resigned after administrative investigation. Cases against at least 10 people were dropped as a result of his resignation. ow.ly/RaaTa
  • Elburn, Illinois: An officer was fired and charged with 33 counts related to sexual abuse of a child. The alleged abuse happened over a period of 10 years. ow.ly/RabZN

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-19-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-19-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-19-15/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:35:09 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9040 Here are the ten reports of misconduct tracked for Wednesday, August 19, 2015: Braselton, Georgia: A lieutenant was arrested for battery and kidnapping after a three-hour standoff with police. ow.ly/R5JyL Update: Worthington, Pennsylvania (First reported 01-23-14): The now-former chief’s criminal … Continue reading

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Here are the ten reports of misconduct tracked for Wednesday, August 19, 2015:

  • Braselton, Georgia: A lieutenant was arrested for battery and kidnapping after a three-hour standoff with police. ow.ly/R5JyL
  • Update: Worthington, Pennsylvania (First reported 01-23-14): The now-former chief’s criminal case for theft of a firearm and money has been dismissed. ow.ly/R60ts
  • Evansville, Indiana: An officer was suspended after a domestic violence arrest. ow.ly/R69kY
  • Fayetteville, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for stealing government funds through fraud. ow.ly/R6lc0
  • Update: Oakland, Florida (First reported 03-19-15): A now-former officer had child pornography charges added to his molestation charges. ow.ly/R6lYW
  • Update: Cuero, Texas (First reported 04-28-14): A now-former officer confessed and pled no contest to running over his wife with his car after a drunken argument. In exchange for the plea, the prosecutor lowered the offense level to a second-degree felony. He will be sentenced at a later date. ow.ly/R6xUP
  • Miami, Florida: An officer was removed from duty after he was shown on camera punching a handcuffed suspect in a squad car. The investigation is ongoing.  ow.ly/R6yag
  • Montgomery, Alabama: An officer was arrested for child abuse. ow.ly/R79J5
  • Baltimore, Maryland: An officer was charged with attempted first degree murder for a December shooting of a robbery suspect. Officers shot the suspect when he failed to comply with orders. Their actions were deemed justifiable, but the charged officer allegedly cursed at the suspect and shot him after he had been subdued by the first gunfire.  ow.ly/R7iBG
  • Update: Albuquerque, New Mexico (First reported 03-27-14): One officer and one now-retired officer were charged with murder for the shooting death of James Boyd. The City has already settled a wrongful death suit regarding the case. ow.ly/R7o7q

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-18-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-18-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-18-15/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 21:35:39 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9039 Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, August 18, 2015: Update: Kiowa, Oklahoma (First reported 06-26-15): An officer has been charged and fired for the abduction and sexual seduction of a 15-year-old girl. ow.ly/R2tI7 California Highway Patrol: … Continue reading

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Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, August 18, 2015:

  • Update: Kiowa, Oklahoma (First reported 06-26-15): An officer has been charged and fired for the abduction and sexual seduction of a 15-year-old girl. ow.ly/R2tI7
  • California Highway Patrol: Three officers were among nine people arrested for the suspicious 2012 death of a man found in a national forest. ow.ly/R2tVn
  • Loudoun County, Virginia: An officer was accused of assaulting an arrestee. ow.ly/R2u1l
  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was placed on leave after his arrest during a drug sting. He was wearing MPD t-shirt when he allegedly bought the drugs. ow.ly/R2u9P
  • Update: Massachusetts State Police (First reported 10-27-15): A trooper who was charged with indecent assault against a person he met online in 2014 is scheduled to face trial in November. ow.ly/R2ugQ
  • San Francisco County, California: The sheriff’s drivers’ license was suspended for failure to report a crash he was involved in. He was already on probation for misdemeanor domestic violence. ow.ly/R2uqj
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina: A school resource officer was charged with indecent liberties with a minor. ow.ly/R2uTC
  • Update: East Point, Georgia: Two now-former officers were indicted for Tasing death of Gregory Towns. ow.ly/R3UFv
  • Clinton Township, Ohio: An officer was arrested for domestic violence and intimidation as he awaited a hearing on a previous domestic violence arrest. ow.ly/R3EBY
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology: A now-former officer was charged for trying to produce methamphetamine. He is alleged to have caused an explosion at the NIST labratory. ow.ly/R3SOj

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-15-15- to 08-17-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-15-15-to-08-17-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-15-15-to-08-17-15/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:44:58 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9038 Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, August 15 through Monday, August 17, 2015: Update: Emmett Township, Michigan (First reported 08-18-14): An officer was arrested for sexual assault while on bond for previous sexual assault charges. … Continue reading

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Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, August 15 through Monday, August 17, 2015:

  • Update: Emmett Township, Michigan (First reported 08-18-14): An officer was arrested for sexual assault while on bond for previous sexual assault charges. ow.ly/QYoNm
  • Marshall County, Alabama: The sheriff is under investigation by state ethics commission. Criminal charges are possible. ow.ly/QYp68
  • Update: Alamance County, North Carolina (First reported 07-08-14): A judge threw out a U.S. Department of Justice discrimination lawsuit against the sheriff. ow.ly/QYpfE
  • San Felipe, Texas: The police chief was indicted for unlawfully hiring security officer, who he knew to be a felon. The chief remains on active duty as his case is pending. ow.ly/QYpv3
  • Dallas, Texas: An officer was placed on leave after he was involved in a hit-and-run on his way into work. He was arrested for the crash one week later.  http://bit.ly/1fnPiih
  • Newton, Iowa: An officer was placed on paid leave after he was charged with domestic abuse for allegedly slamming his fianceé’s arm in a door. ow.ly/QYqtI
  • Update: Carencro, Louisiana (First reported 02-12-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to 18 months in prison for extorting money from an exotic dance club owner. ow.ly/QYqWW
  • Columbus, Ohio: An undercover officer was placed on leave after allegedly assaulting two people at an Irish festival. ow.ly/QYra2
  • Greece, New York: An officer was fired after his arrest for stalking and sexual harassment.  ow.ly/QYrD8
  • Update: Fairfax, Virginia (First reported 08-15-13): A now-former officer has been indicted for fatally shooting John Geer. ow.ly/R19VP

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Fairfax Officer Charged w/Murder http://www.policemisconduct.net/fairfax-officer-charged-wmurder/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/fairfax-officer-charged-wmurder/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:35:52 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9036 From the Washington Post: A former Fairfax County police officer was charged with second-degree murder Monday, nearly two years after he shot and killed an unarmed Springfield man who stood with his hands raised in the doorway of his home. … Continue reading

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From the Washington Post:

A former Fairfax County police officer was charged with second-degree murder Monday, nearly two years after he shot and killed an unarmed Springfield man who stood with his hands raised in the doorway of his home.

The indictment of Adam D. Torres in the killing of 46-year-old John Geer, who had a holstered gun at his feet when he was shot, marks the first time in the 75-year history of the Fairfax County Police Department that an officer has faced criminal prosecution in connection with an on-duty shooting.

Geer’s slaying in August 2013 sparked protests, shook trust in law enforcement and prompted county officials to begin a broad review of the department’s use of force and the way it communicates with the public about police shootings.

Reporter Tom Jackman with the Post has been following this case from the beginning and has done excellent work.

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Update on the John Geer Case http://www.policemisconduct.net/update-on-the-john-geer-case/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/update-on-the-john-geer-case/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:43:12 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9034 Today, former Fairfax County, Virginia officer Adam Torres was indicted for second-degree murder for fatally shooting John Geer. According to the statements of several other law enforcement officials at the scene, Geer was unarmed at the time of the shooting and … Continue reading

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Today, former Fairfax County, Virginia officer Adam Torres was indicted for second-degree murder for fatally shooting John Geer.

According to the statements of several other law enforcement officials at the scene, Geer was unarmed at the time of the shooting and had his hands up. However, that information took 17 months to be released and Torres wasn’t terminated until last month, just shy of the two-year anniversary of Geer’s death. The Washington Post and others repeatedly excoriated the Fairfax County government for the unexplained delays and secrecy surrounding the case.

According to today’s Post story, Torres is the first officer from Fairfax County to be criminally charged for a shooting on duty in the department’s 75-year history.

You can read our past coverage of the Geer case here. As always, we will be tracking this and other cases here, on our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-14-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-14-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-14-15/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:00:05 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9033 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, August 14, 2015: Update: Sevier County, Tennessee (First reported 05-26-15): A now-former deputy was sentenced to house arrest and put under a restraining order after he pled guilty to … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, August 14, 2015:

  • Update: Sevier County, Tennessee (First reported 05-26-15): A now-former deputy was sentenced to house arrest and put under a restraining order after he pled guilty to misconduct. ow.ly/QU2yD
  • Update: Algona, Washington (First reported 03-27-15): A now-former interim police chief has been charged with theft for stealing $7,300 from a youth program at the department. ow.ly/QUhsn
  • Maryland State Police: A trooper was arrested for assaulting a woman and threatening to kill her. ow.ly/QUntQ
  • Leland, North Carolina: An officer was fired and charged with embezzlement. ow.ly/QUyIx
  • Update: Osceola County, Florida (First reported 07-29-15): A deputy’s recent arrest on drug charges threatens at least 43 drug cases he was responsible for. ow.ly/QUAlT
  • Cleveland, Tennesee: Two officers were suspended for sexual misconduct. One is accused of sexual assault. ow.ly/QUF8q
  • Update: Washington, Pennsylvania (First reported 01-20-15): An officer resigned and was sentenced to probation after he pled guilty for tipping-off a sex worker to an upcoming police sting. ow.ly/QUGsm
  • Update: Fairfax County, Virginia (First reported 09-04-13): The deputy that fatally shot John Geer has been fired. ow.ly/QUIDB
  • Ogdensburg, New York: An officer was arrested for child pornography. ow.ly/QV169

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-13-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-13-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-13-15/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 21:10:45 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9032 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, August 13, 2015: Larimer County, Colorado: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence and child abuse. ow.ly/QR3Y6 Update: Buffalo, New York (First reported 12-17-14): The officer who was suspended for … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, August 13, 2015:

  • Larimer County, Colorado: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence and child abuse. ow.ly/QR3Y6
  • Update: Buffalo, New York (First reported 12-17-14): The officer who was suspended for using a baton to beat man on Thanksgiving has been indicted on federal civil rights charges. ow.ly/QR5kK
  • Nassau County, Florida: A deputy was arrested and fired for assaulting a jail inmate. ow.ly/QRzUK
  • Massachusetts State Police: A trooper was arrested for domestic violence against his live-in girlfriend. ow.ly/QRD21
  • Update: Saline County, Arkansas (First reported 05-19-14): The now-former sheriff pled guilty to wire fraud for using campaign funds for personal expenses. ow.ly/QRHrB
  • Lee County, Florida: A corporal resigned during an investigation into claims he falsely billed a business for work he didn’t do. ow.ly/QRIbn
  • Wayne County, Ohio: A deputy resigned amid allegations he used excessive force against a mentally ill woman. Video was released that showed him drag her by her ankles when she was uncooperative. He was subsequently hired as a Holmes County deputy.  ow.ly/QRILk
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts: An officer was arrested for repeatedly striking handcuffed suspect and attempting to cover it up. ow.ly/QRLbL
  • Webster, Texas: An officer was found not guilty of official oppression. Two other officers await trial for the 2013 incident in which they were alleged to have used excessive force against a man who had a gun. ow.ly/QRMdx

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-12-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-12-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-12-15/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 21:00:01 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9030 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, August 12, 2015: Update: Arlington, Texas (First reported 08-10-15): The officer who fatally shot unarmed student Christian Taylor has been fired. ow.ly/QO7FH Denver, Colorado: An officer was arrested for domestic … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, August 12, 2015:

  • Update: Arlington, Texas (First reported 08-10-15): The officer who fatally shot unarmed student Christian Taylor has been fired. ow.ly/QO7FH
  • Denver, Colorado: An officer was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/QOkVf
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania: A man files suit alleging he was assaulted by police for recording them. ow.ly/QOvS2
  • Talladega, Alabama: An officer and K9 unit have been suspended while they are under prosecutorial investigation for improper and excessive dog bites. ow.ly/QOIuY
  • North Randall, Ohio: A now-former officer was arrested for making straw gun purchases for felons while employed by the department. ow.ly/QOJlp
  • Albany County, New York: A sergeant resigned after sending sexually explicit texts to a teenage girl. ow.ly/QOJUV
  • Update: Spearsville, Louisiana (First reported 09-11-13): The former chief was convicted of child rape and was sentenced to life imprisonment. According to the report, he had been committing these crimes over a period of 40 years. ow.ly/QOL4L
  • Update: Hackensack, New Jersey (First reported 04-29-10): The now-former chief won his appeal of his fraud and misconduct convictions stemming from a 2008 DUI cover-up. Several officers were disciplined or prosecuted for their roles in the incident. ow.ly/QOMOy
  • Dallas, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI in the town of Wylie. ow.ly/QONMn

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-11-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-11-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-11-15/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 20:41:51 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9029 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, August 11, 2015: Omaha, Nebraska: An officer was arrested for domestic assault. ow.ly/QKZ3N Update: New Orleans, Louisiana (First reported 01-14-15): An officer has been arrested a second time for … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, August 11, 2015:

  • Omaha, Nebraska: An officer was arrested for domestic assault. ow.ly/QKZ3N
  • Update: New Orleans, Louisiana (First reported 01-14-15): An officer has been arrested a second time for domestic violence. His first arrest was in January. ow.ly/QKZoA
  • Lawton, Oklahoma: An officer was arrested for driving to work drunk.  ow.ly/QL0TS
  • Update: Carrollton, Kentucky (First reported 06-02-15): The police chief and another officer were indicted on kidnapping and obstruction charges for putting a mentally ill inmate on a bus to Florida with a one-way ticket. ow.ly/QLL67
  • Update: Put-in-Bay, Ohio (First reported 03-03-15): The chief was fired by city council amid several allegations of misconduct in office. ow.ly/QLLAy
  • Update: Hillview, Kentucky (First reported 10-02-13): The now-former chief was sentenced to two years’ probation and fined $5,000 for lying to FBI about a meth lab. ow.ly/QLVwB
  • Update: Huntsville, Alabama (First reported 11-20-12): An officer was found guilty of using excessive force against a suspect and attempting to cover it up. ow.ly/QMbNV
  • Decatur, Alabama: An officer was cleared after an internal investigation. He fired a gun at an unarmed man while serving an arrest warrant in the man’s home. ow.ly/QMqaw
  • Honolulu, Hawaii: An officer was charged with assault for an incident caught on camera. ow.ly/QMtwp

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-08-15 to 08-10-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-08-15-to-08-10-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-08-15-to-08-10-15/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 21:26:23 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9028 Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, August 8 through Monday, August 10, 2015: Dorchester County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested for DUI after being found in a ditch near a wrecked vehicle. ow.ly/QGn6D Update: King … Continue reading

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Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, August 8 through Monday, August 10, 2015:

  • Dorchester County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested for DUI after being found in a ditch near a wrecked vehicle. ow.ly/QGn6D
  • Update: King City, California: The now-former chief pled no contest to embezzlement and obstruction charges after his first trial ended with a hung jury. ow.ly/QGnn8
  • Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana: A now-former deputy was sentenced to 18 months in prison for letting an inmate out of custody to buy drugs. The inmate did not return but was subsequently captured. ow.ly/QGxvD
  • Update: Athens-Clarke, Georgia: The department released the footage of a now-former officer assaulting a University of Georgia student during an arrest. ow.ly/QHmvW
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An officer was shown on camera running motorcyclist and a passenger off the road. ow.ly/QIsgS
  • Minatare, Nebraska: The now-former chief was fined $2,000 and lost his law enforcement certification for submitting falsified training documents. ow.ly/QIxDH
  • Harris County, Texas: Deputies strip-searched a woman during a traffic stop because they were looking for marijuana. She will file a complaint. ow.ly/QJ27l
  • Baltimore, Maryland: A judge dismissed civil suit against four officers who fatally shot fellow officer William Torbit, who fatally shot an armed person during a disturbance while he was in plainclothes. ow.ly/QIExH
  • Update: Christiansburg, Virginia: An officer pled no contest to seven of twelve embezzlement charges. In exchange for the plea, the other five charges were dropped. He will be sentenced in roughly 90 days. ow.ly/QIJAC
  • Dupont, Pennsylvania: The police chief was ordered to surrender his firearms because a woman filed a protective order against him. ow.ly/QILvU

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-07-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-07-15-2/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-07-15-2/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:00:01 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9027 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, August 7, 2015: Pasco County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for soliciting sex from a minor in Broward County. ow.ly/QApB7 Bibb County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested for kicking a … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, August 7, 2015:

  • Pasco County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for soliciting sex from a minor in Broward County. ow.ly/QApB7
  • Bibb County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested for kicking a handcuffed suspect. ow.ly/QAqas
  • Bexar County, Texas: Two deputies were arrested separately as a result of an undercover drug smuggling investigation at the jail. ow.ly/QArnn
  • Eugene, Oregon: An officer was charged with assault and misconduct for actions during a 2014 arrest that left a suspect with facial wounds. ow.ly/QCrnl
  • Update: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A now-former officer was sentenced to three years in prison for robbing drug dealers. He testified against six fellow officers who he claimed were his co-conspirators. They were acquitted and five of the six have been or will be reinstated. ow.ly/QCxeg
  • San Bernadino County, California: A deputy was accused of having sex with a jail inmate. ow.ly/QDjX0
  • Jackson County, North Carolina: A deputy pled guilty to obstruction of justice in a case involving statutory rape and underage drinking. ow.ly/QDkOt
  • Update: Miami-Dade County, Florida: An officer pled guilty for his role in a fraudulent credit building scheme. ow.ly/QDly6

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2015 Police Shootings http://www.policemisconduct.net/2015-police-shootings/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/2015-police-shootings/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:16:49 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9025 Yesterday, on the anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the Washington Post ran a lengthy article about its tracking of fatal police shootings this year. Excerpt: So far this year, 24 unarmed black men have been … Continue reading

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Yesterday, on the anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the Washington Post ran a lengthy article about its tracking of fatal police shootings this year.

Excerpt:

So far this year, 24 unarmed black men have been shot and killed by police – one every nine days, according to a Washington Post database of fatal police shootings. During a single two-week period in April, three unarmed black men were shot and killed. All three shootings were either captured on video or, in one case, broadcast live on local TV.

Those 24 cases constitute a surprisingly small fraction of the 585 people shot and killed by police through Friday evening, according to The Post database. Most of those killed were white or Hispanic, and the vast majority of victims of all races were armed.

However, black men accounted for 40 percent of the 60 unarmed deaths, even though they make up just 6 percent of the U.S. population. The Post’s analysis shows that black men were seven times more likely than white men to die by police gunfire while unarmed.

Check out the Cato event from last year, Lessons from Ferguson.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-06-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-06-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-06-15/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 21:00:13 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9024 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, August 6, 2015: Boscawen, New Hampshire: A now-former officer has been arrested for sexual assault of a minor. He is now police chief in Canterbury.  ow.ly/Qxte2 Konawa, Oklahoma: Two … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, August 6, 2015:

  • Boscawen, New Hampshire: A now-former officer has been arrested for sexual assault of a minor. He is now police chief in Canterbury.  ow.ly/Qxte2
  • Konawa, Oklahoma: Two officers were arrested for firing weapons from a moving vehicle. ow.ly/QxJBv
  • Glen Rock, New Jersey: A detective assigned to child protection was accused of sending nude pics to young girls under his watch. ow.ly/QyhJt
  • Checotah, Oklahoma: A K9 officer was arrested for stealing drugs.ow.ly/QyhQw
  • Huntington Park and South Gate, California: Four officers were arrested for abusing 13 children at a police-run boot camp. ow.ly/Qyi0w
  • Wichita, Kansas: The City settled a lawsuit for $325,000. A man claimed he was beaten by officer after parking in a handicapped spot. ow.ly/Qyish
  • Rohnert Park, California: An officer pulled his gun on a man who was recording him. The department is investigating the incident. http://ow.ly/Qz1m1
  • Seattle, Washington: An officer was fired for dishonesty and false reporting. The 31-year-veteran had a documented history of misconduct and dishonesty. http://ow.ly/Qz1Qi
  • Athens-Clarke County, Georgia: A deputy was fired and charged with assault for actions during an arrest of a UGA student. http://ow.ly/Qz2Ae

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-05-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-05-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-05-15/#comments Thu, 06 Aug 2015 21:00:29 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9023 Here are the eleven reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, August 5, 2015: Edgewater, Florida: An officer was charged with DUI after almost colliding with an unmarked police car. His BAC was .17, more than twice the legal limit.ow.ly/Qw9za … Continue reading

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Here are the eleven reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, August 5, 2015:

  • Edgewater, Florida: An officer was charged with DUI after almost colliding with an unmarked police car. His BAC was .17, more than twice the legal limit.ow.ly/Qw9za
  • Update: Marion County, Florida (First reported 08-15-14): Five deputies accused in an excessive force case are no longer with the department. Four resigned, one was subsequently fired. A federal investigation is ongoing. ow.ly/QwaUf
  • St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was indicted for theft, perjury, and malfeasance for, among other things, taking $10,000 from contractor and being paid for work he did not perform. ow.ly/QwbSQ
  • Update: Akron, Ohio: An officer who failed to report violent stalking of a woman by a fellow officer is facing disciplinary action. ow.ly/QwOrV
  • Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation: An officer was arrested for threatening a neighbor with a gun while he was intoxicated. ow.ly/QweXC
  • Update: San Francisco County, California (First reported 12-22-14): A deputy was convicted of beating a man in a hospital and trying to cover it up with a false report. ow.ly/QwoWG
  • Update: Sarasota, Florida (First reported 07-28-15): The officer who was caught on tape throwing peanuts at a homeless man has resigned. ow.ly/QwsLI
  • Kern County, California: A deputy was charged with a misdemeanor for his role in a collision that killed a 72-year-old woman. The woman’s family has complained the prosecutor is showing favor to the department by only bringing a misdemeanor charge. The case closely resembles another collision involving the same department. Last year, a different deputy pled no contest to misdemeanor charges after killing two people in a collision. That deputy is still employed by the department.  ow.ly/Qwu1O
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico: The police chief resigned amid allegations of corruption, cronyism, and several misconduct prosecutions against his officers. ow.ly/QwwoM
  • Update: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina: The dashcam footage of the fatal shooting of Jonathan Ferrell was released. The manslaughter trial of the officer who shot him continues. ow.ly/QxDv4
  • Michigan City, Indiana: An officer was charged with misconduct and illegal possession of prescription drugs. ow.ly/QwAjZ

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-04-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-04-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-04-15/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 21:00:12 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9019 Here are the eleven reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, August 4, 2015: Madison County, Alabama: A now-former deputy faces civil rights charges. Among other allegations, he pointed an empty gun at a man’s head and pulled the trigger. ow.ly/Qt4jZ … Continue reading

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Here are the eleven reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, August 4, 2015:

  • Madison County, Alabama: A now-former deputy faces civil rights charges. Among other allegations, he pointed an empty gun at a man’s head and pulled the trigger. ow.ly/Qt4jZ
  • Dallas, Texas: An officer was arrested for animal cruelty. ow.ly/Qtc0W
  • Illinois State Police: A trooper was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for a late-night off-duty incident at a diner. ow.ly/QtlmK
  • Lexington County, South Carolina: A deputy was charged with domestic violence for an altercation with his wife in a parking lot. ow.ly/QtAfV
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: The City is being sued by a man whose traffic stop ended with him being shot in the head. ow.ly/QtlT1
  • Kenton County, Kentucky: A deputy is being sued by the ACLU for using handcuffs to restrain two young children with disabilities. ow.ly/QtpSy
  • Mississippi State Police: A now-former trooper was indicted for manslaughter for causing the death of an 81-year-old woman in a collision with his patrol vehicle.  ow.ly/QttDV
  • Tennessee Highway Patrol: A trooper was charged with buying hydrocodone on duty, which added a gun charge to the felony. ow.ly/QtuEE
  • Update: Ramsey County, Minnesota (First reported 03-31-14) A deputy convicted of DUI for running a driver off the road in 2014 was arrested again for DUI after rear-ending another vehicle. His BAC was more than twice the legal limit. ow.ly/Qtvzk
  • Update: Las Vegas, Nevada (First reported 01-30-15) A detective was sentenced to three years’ probation for an attack on a sex worker. If he completes probation, the charge will be reduced to misdemeanor battery.  http://ow.ly/QtEnz
  • Update: Worcester, Massachusetts (First reported 04-17-15): The City settled with a black man who was allegedly beaten by an officer in his jail cell for $225,000. The incident was caught on video, though the footage has not yet been released to the public. Criminal charges against the officer are pending.  http://ow.ly/QtZzZ

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Worst of the Month — July http://www.policemisconduct.net/worst-of-the-month-july/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/worst-of-the-month-july/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:59:39 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9020 For July, it was the case from Akron, Ohio.  Officer Eric Paull worked as a sergeant for the Akron Police Department.  He also taught a course on criminal justice at the University of Akron.  One of his students was a … Continue reading

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For July, it was the case from Akron, Ohio.  Officer Eric Paull worked as a sergeant for the Akron Police Department.  He also taught a course on criminal justice at the University of Akron.  One of his students was a single mom.  According to news reports, the woman (name withheld) says they started a romantic relationship.  But after a year or so, that relationship turned ugly and violent.  After he beat her up on a Thanksgiving holiday, Paull told her that he was legally “untouchable.”

She believed him–so she did not file a complaint right away.  Instead, she just tried to avoid him.  But Paull stalked her and her boyfriends, using police databases to discover addresses, phone numbers, and vehicle information.  Paull would also text pictures of himself holding his gun.  There were threats to kill the woman and her boyfriend.  The woman did lodge complaints with the police and would later obtain a protective order, but the police department seemed indifferent.  Paull would not stop.

Finally, after months of harassment, Paull was charged with stalking, aggravated menacing, felonious assault, and burglary, among other charges.  His trial is expected to begin in a few weeks.

Paul Hlynsky, the police union leader, says he will try to have Paull back on the police force if he can avoid a felony conviction.

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More from the Guardian on Homan Square http://www.policemisconduct.net/more-from-the-guardian-on-homan-square/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/more-from-the-guardian-on-homan-square/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:38:30 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9021 For several months, the Guardian (US) has been running an exposé of Homan Square, a virtual domestic “black site” in Chicago. People who have been detained and interrogated there allege improper conditions, illegal treatment, and unconstitutional denial of defense counsel. … Continue reading

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For several months, the Guardian (US) has been running an exposé of Homan Square, a virtual domestic “black site” in Chicago. People who have been detained and interrogated there allege improper conditions, illegal treatment, and unconstitutional denial of defense counsel. Today’s installment, by Spencer Ackerman and Zach Stafford, uncovers a dramatic racial disparity in those brought into this facility:

At least 3,500 Americans have been detained inside a Chicago police warehouse described by some of its arrestees as a secretive interrogation facility, newly uncovered records reveal.

Of the thousands held in the facility known as Homan Square over a decade, 82% were black. Only three received documented visits from an attorney, according to a cache of documents obtained when the Guardian sued the police.

Despite repeated denials from the Chicago police department that the warehouse is a secretive, off-the-books anomaly, the Homan Square files begin to show how the city’s most vulnerable people get lost in its criminal justice system.

The Chicago police department has maintained – even as the Guardian reported stories of people being shackled and held for hours or even days, all without legal access – that the warehouse is not a secret facility so much as an undercover police base operating in plain sight.

The numbers, if true, indicate that the lack of access to counsel is standard practice:

Despite the quadruple-digit number of arrestees held at Homan Square, the Chicago police proffered only three arrestees receiving visits from lawyers between 3 September 2004 and 1 July 2015. Two of them occurred on the same day in January 2013.

Unless approximately 3,500 people in custody waived their right to counsel, the revelation complicates – if not contradicts – the police’s March statement that “any individual who wishes to consult a lawyer will not be interrogated until they have an opportunity to do so”.

The piece is well worth reading in full here. Past installments can be found at the Guardian website here.

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-01-15 to 08-03-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-01-15-to-08-03-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-08-01-15-to-08-03-15/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:00:51 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9018 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, August 1 through Monday, August 3, 2015: Lowell, Arkansas: A now-former officer faces DWI charges for crashing a police cruiser in June. ow.ly/QpVXH New York, New York: An officer was … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, August 1 through Monday, August 3, 2015:

  • Lowell, Arkansas: A now-former officer faces DWI charges for crashing a police cruiser in June. ow.ly/QpVXH
  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested on harassment and assault charges. ow.ly/QpW7z
  • Update: Mt. Pleasant, New York (First reported 01-24-14): The now-former chief pled guilty to child pornography charges. He will be sentenced in November. ow.ly/QpZaH
  • Update: Whitehouse, Texas (First reported 05-21-15): The police chief resigned one week after his assault charge for unwanted sexual advances was dropped. ow.ly/Qq0mz
  • Laurel City, Maryland: The City is being sued in federal court by a D.C. man who alleges he was illegally stripsearched during a traffic stop. ow.ly/Qq2a1
  • Update: North Chicago, Illinois (First reported 11-01-12): The now-former chief stands charged with misconduct. The prosecutor is looking to re-indict on theft charges that were dismissed. The now-former chief is alleged to have stolen $140,000 in asset forfeiture funds from the government. ow.ly/Qq5cP
  • Update: Rosepine, Louisiana (First reported 08-08-14): The chief resigned as part of a plea deal for charges relating to the stalking of his ex-wife. ow.ly/QqeOq
  • Update: Mission, Texas (First reported 07-21-15): The officer who was arrested on cocaine distribution charges has been fired. ow.ly/Qqftl
  • Valley Brook, Oklahoma: An officer was arrested for multiple sex crimes and burglary charges. ow.ly/Qqgl0

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The Andrew Sadek Case http://www.policemisconduct.net/the-andrew-sadek-case/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/the-andrew-sadek-case/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:31:30 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9017 Reason TV has produced an excellent video on the Andrew Sadek case. When Mr. Sadek’s body was found, the police did not think it important to inform his parents that he had been working with them as an undercover informant.  … Continue reading

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Reason TV has produced an excellent video on the Andrew Sadek case.

When Mr. Sadek’s body was found, the police did not think it important to inform his parents that he had been working with them as an undercover informant.  Hmm.

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