PoliceMisconduct.net http://www.policemisconduct.net The Cato Institute's National Police Misconduct Reporting Project Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:54:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-27-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-27-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-27-15/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:54:48 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8804 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, March 27, 2015: Fresno, California: A deputy chief was arrested on federal drug distribution charges. ow.ly/KSmAY Brooklyn, Illinois: A now-former detective is accused of mishandling evidence. The department is now … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, March 27, 2015:

  • Fresno, California: A deputy chief was arrested on federal drug distribution charges. ow.ly/KSmAY
  • Brooklyn, Illinois: A now-former detective is accused of mishandling evidence. The department is now being investigated for broader infractions. ow.ly/KSmZS
  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested for repeated sexual assaults on a minor. He allegedly met the 16-year-old victim at the church where he was also pastor. ow.ly/KSvyP
  • Burlington, Vermont: An officer was arrested for domestic assault. ow.ly/KTeHh
  • Update: Carencro, Louisiana (First reported 02-12-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to federal extortion charges for protecting a prostitution and drug ring operating in a gentlemen’s club. ow.ly/KToRS
  • Marshall County, Alabama: Three deputies were arrested for criminal mischief. They’re accused of destroying campaign signs of the current sheriff’s opponent. ow.ly/KTrOb
  • New Jersey State Police: A trooper was charged with assault for kicking a suspect in the head when he was handcuffed and on the ground. http://bit.ly/1ytwce9
  • Algona, Washington: The now-former interim police chief was arrested for stealing from a law enforcement youth program. ow.ly/KTSTU

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-26-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-26-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-26-15/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:11:58 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8802 Here are the six reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, March 26, 2015: Thibodaux, Louisiana: An officer pled guilty to reckless driving in Florida. He was originally charged with DUI. http://ow.ly/KOnq4 Omaha, Nebraska: An officer resigned after he was … Continue reading

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Here are the six reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, March 26, 2015:

  • Thibodaux, Louisiana: An officer pled guilty to reckless driving in Florida. He was originally charged with DUI. http://ow.ly/KOnq4
  • Omaha, Nebraska: An officer resigned after he was involved in a fatal shooting at a robbery scene. This was his second on-duty shooting. A grand jury declined to indict so there will be no criminal charges filed.  http://ow.ly/KOnXG
  • Update: Williamsburg County, South Carolina (First report 02-21-14): The now-former sheriff was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. He was found guilty of fraud for filing false stolen identity reports. A credit agency “suppressed over $11 million in trade liens and public debt from over 130 consumer credit reports that falsely and fraudulently improved credit histories and scores.”  http://ow.ly/KOofr
  • Montville Township, Ohio: An officer was convicted on one of two charges of animal cruelty for leaving his K-9 partner in a hot car. The K-9 died. The officer was sentenced to pay a $500 fine. He was suspended by the department for two weeks for violating procedures.  http://ow.ly/KOoOj
  • Olmstead Township, Ohio: An officer pled not guilty to a DUI charge. He failed a field sobriety test. http://ow.ly/KOpjw
  • New Haven, Connecticut: An officer was placed on administrative duty after video of his takedown of a 15-year-old girl sparked protests. http://ow.ly/KOq1r

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-25-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-25-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-25-15/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:10:44 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8801 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, March 25, 2015: Update: Camden, New Jersey: An officer pled guilty to lewdness for masturbating in a coffee shop. He remains suspended pending an administrative hearing to determine his … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, March 25, 2015:

  • Update: Camden, New Jersey: An officer pled guilty to lewdness for masturbating in a coffee shop. He remains suspended pending an administrative hearing to determine his future employment status. ow.ly/KKKL0
  • Santa Barbara County, California: A deputy was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/KKP2M
  • Orlando, Florida: An officer was arrested for assaulting a suspect in custody. Video shows him kneeing the handcuffed suspect in the torso. The suspect required medical treatment for a ruptured spleen. ow.ly/KMv7c
  • Hummelstown, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with homicide in the shooting death of a 59-year-old man. ow.ly/KN3HW
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The police department is being sued by a state trooper for false arrest and excessive force stemming from an incident at a wedding. ow.ly/KMYM6
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: An officer was fired after being arrested for harassment. ow.ly/KN1jr
  • Miami-Dade, Florida: An officer was arrested for false imprisonment and battery. She allegedly punched and choked her estranged husband. ow.ly/KN2Mg
  • Update: Milwaukee, Wisconsin: A now-former officer who fatally shot an unarmed man lost his appeal of his termination. ow.ly/KMXRD

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From the New York Times:

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey has until Monday to decide whether to sign or veto a bill requiring state agencies to keep confidential for 60 days the identities of law enforcement officers involved in deadly or serious shootings.

The bill, which passed the State Senate by a large margin on Tuesday, follows what supporters said were threats against officers here after two recent shootings as well as concerns raised by events in Ferguson, Mo., where Officer Darren Wilson fled his home after being identified as the officer who shot an unarmed black teenager.

After Ferguson, the issue of officer identification has become “one of the most emotional issues in American policing,” said Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, which conducts research on law enforcement policy and convenes meetings of police leaders….

“Police officers have this extraordinary power,” she said, “and when they decide to use their weapon and to shoot, the public has the right to know who the officer was. That kind of transparency provides the strongest form of oversight,” she said.

But without stronger protective rules, law enforcement agencies are sometimes too quick to identify officers, putting them at unnecessary risk, said John Ortolano, a highway patrol officer and president of the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, which supports the legislation.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-24-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-24-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-24-15/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:10:05 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8797 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, March 24, 2015: Update: Edwardsville, Pennsylvania (First reported 03-13-15): The police chief was fired for regularly leaving his post to spend time with his paramour. ow.ly/KJkzA Update: East Moline, … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, March 24, 2015:

  • Update: Edwardsville, Pennsylvania (First reported 03-13-15): The police chief was fired for regularly leaving his post to spend time with his paramour. ow.ly/KJkzA
  • Update: East Moline, Illinois (First reported 03-26-12): A now-former officer pled no contest to misconduct and guilty to financial exploitation of the elderly. ow.ly/KJDwg
  • Linden, New Jersey: Three officers and a friend were involved in a fatal head-on crash with a tractor-trailer. One officer and the friend died, the other two officers are in the hospital. DUI is suspected and the investigation is ongoing. ow.ly/KJJFx
  • St. Ann, Missouri: An officer was arrested for DUI after hitting a house with his pickup truck. He resigned. ow.ly/KJLHv
  • Jacksonville, Florida: An officer allowed a woman to drive his patrol car. He also inappropriately used the police database to check her criminal record. He has a history of complaints from the public and his colleagues.  ow.ly/KKdQk
  • Update: Salem, New Hampshire (First reported 01-16-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to 30 days in jail for twice assaulting a suspect. First, after a high-speed chase, he struck the suspect’s head with his flashlight. The suspect required medical treatment and had five staples put in his head. The second assault was intentionally stepping on the suspect’s hands after he was taken into custody.   ow.ly/KKgTl
  • University of Tennessee (Knoxville): A now-former officer was sentenced to three years of probation for knowingly protecting an illegal, high-stakes poker game. He was caught in an FBI sting. ow.ly/KKy4K
  • Seminole County, Florida: A deputy was fired after he was arrested on molestation and related charges. ow.ly/KKJss

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From the New York Times:

WASHINGTON — Roughly once a week, 390 times over the past eight years, Philadelphia police officers opened fire at a suspect. The shootings involved 454 officers, most of them on patrol. Almost always, the suspects were black. Often, the officers were, too.

Fifty-nine suspects were unarmed. Officers frequently said they thought the men — and they were almost always men — were reaching for a weapon, when they were actually doing something like holding a cellphone.

The statistics were laid out in a Justice Department report on Monday, which does not allege racial discrimination but offers an unusually deep look at the use of lethal force inside a major city police department, including information on the race of officers and suspects. It is the kind of data that has been nearly absent from the debate over police tactics that began last summer with a deadly shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

Only a handful of major departments regularly publish statistics on police shootings, and those that do are not always consistent. That makes comparing the records of police departments difficult. But even with such spotty figures, Philadelphia stands out when compared with the public data in other cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. In many years, Philadelphia saw more police shootings than New York, a city with five times the number of residents and officers.

“I want to express regrets for all who have been shot and killed in Philadelphia — civilian and police officers,” Mayor Michael A. Nutter said at a news conference Monday.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-23-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-23-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-23-15/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:12:33 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8795 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, March 21 through Monday, March 23, 2015: Stamford, Texas: An officer was arrested and fired for felony possession of a controlled substance.  http://ow.ly/KEVNW Prince George’s County, Maryland: An officer … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, March 21 through Monday, March 23, 2015:

  • Stamford, Texas: An officer was arrested and fired for felony possession of a controlled substance.  http://ow.ly/KEVNW
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: An officer was indicted on misconduct and firearms charges for pointing his gun at the head of an innocent man outside of his home. According to the news report, the officer approached two men in a car parked in front of a house. The officer claimed they were parked illegally, but they were not, and then asked what they were doing there. The driver explained he was dropping off his cousin who lived in the house, but when the passenger got out of the car to go into the house, the officer blocked his way and twice pointed his weapon at the passenger’s head. http://ow.ly/KEWkX
  • Salt Lake City, Utah (Unified Police Department): A detective was arrested for misappropriating over $8,000 in cash meant for drug buys. ow.ly/KEXeh
  • Update: Adams County, Colorado (First reported 06-06-14): A deputy had sexual assault and false imprisonment charges against him dropped. http://ow.ly/KGoqX
  • El Dorado County, California: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence. http://ow.ly/KGq62
  • South Burlington, Vermont: An officer was arrested for DUI after he hit a telephone pole. http://ow.ly/KGyqP
  • Cherokee County, Georgia: A now-former deputy pled guilty to theft by deception. She lied in order to take time off from the sheriff’s office for military training, but she had already been deactivated. She was sentenced to 12 months of probation and 80 hours of community service.  http://ow.ly/KGDo9
  • Update: Yuba County, California (First reported 03-25-14): A now-former deputy was found not guilty of assault. He had been accused of beating a man unconscious during an off-duty fight on St. Patrick’s Day. http://ow.ly/KGERG

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-20-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-20-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-20-15/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:49:19 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8794 Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, March 20, 2015: Lauderhill, Florida: An officer was arrested for domestic violence and violating restraining order after going to his ex-wife’s home. http://ow.ly/KxEHh Dougherty County, Georgia: An officer was arrested … Continue reading

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Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, March 20, 2015:

  • Lauderhill, Florida: An officer was arrested for domestic violence and violating restraining order after going to his ex-wife’s home. http://ow.ly/KxEHh
  • Dougherty County, Georgia: An officer was arrested for making terroristic threats. ow.ly/KApon
  • Hardin County, Texas: A deputy pled guilty to making a false statement to a federal agent in regard to a child pornography shipment. Investigators determined it had been purchased with the deputy’s email address, credit card, and phone number.  ow.ly/KAByB
  • Kissimmee, Florida: A detective faces trial for DUI. The former Kissimmee detective of the year failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breath test. ow.ly/KAKfJ
  • Update: Houston County, Alabama (First reported 02-09-15): A deputy was acquitted of a domestic violence charge stemming from an incident with his stepson. ow.ly/KB6RJ
  • Escalante, Utah: The police chief, who also is the only officer in the town, was charged with making false statements on drug arrest reports. ow.ly/KAPmA
  • Ford County, Kansas: A now-former deputy was charged with 15 misdemeanor counts of misconduct and theft. He is alleged to have repeatedly used a county vehicle for personal use.  ow.ly/KAPUy

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-19-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-19-15-2/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-19-15-2/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:25:13 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8792 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, March 19, 2015: Virginia Alcohol Beverage Commission (Charlottesville): Several officers were involved in alleged brutality against a University of Virginia student. ow.ly/KwbXi Walker County, Georgia: A deputy was fired after … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, March 19, 2015:

  • Virginia Alcohol Beverage Commission (Charlottesville): Several officers were involved in alleged brutality against a University of Virginia student. ow.ly/KwbXi
  • Walker County, Georgia: A deputy was fired after he was arrested for battery in a domestic dispute. http://ow.ly/KxoUT
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (Ysleta, TX): An agent was arrested for sexual assault of a child. http://ow.ly/Kxs5T
  • Update: Niles, Illinois: A now-former officer was convicted of stealing more than $1,700 from the room of a deceased man at the YMCA. http://ow.ly/KxvJv
  • Pike Township, Indiana: An officer was arrested for OWI. He was driving 113 mph in a 55 mph zone. http://ow.ly/Kxwrp
  • Update: New York, New York: A sergeant who was implicated in a wide-ranging ticket-fixing scandal was acquitted of all charges. Thirteen other officers have cases pending. http://ow.ly/KxzEY
  • Humboldt County, Nevada: A deputy was arrested for brandishing his weapon in a convenience store. http://ow.ly/KxBu6
  • Oakland, Florida: An officer was arrested for directing and promoting sexual performance of a 3-year-old child. http://ow.ly/KxDpT

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-18-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-19-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-19-15/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:39:14 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8791 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, March 18, 2015: Pitt County, North Carolina: A deputy was arrested and fired for statutory rape. He allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl at the high school where … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, March 18, 2015:

  • Pitt County, North Carolina: A deputy was arrested and fired for statutory rape. He allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl at the high school where he was the school resource officer. http://ow.ly/Kt9gb
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania: An officer was fired and charged with assault for excessive force against separate suspects in different incidents. He allegedly kicked one suspect repeatedly in eye, causing vision damage, after a chase. The other suspect required staples in his head for the wounds he suffered at the hands of the officer, allegedly while handcuffed.  http://ow.ly/KtadJ
  • Atlanta, Georgia: The police chief and Fulton County District Attorney are being sued by the now-former head of the crime lab. The suit alleges obstruction of justice and retaliation. http://ow.ly/KtaJA
  • Ville Platte, Louisiana: A detective resigned after being accused of stealing $1,000 worth of roofing shingles with an accomplice. http://ow.ly/KtbD5
  • Los Angeles, California: An officer suspected of homicide has been fired. He has been missing since the homicide. http://ow.ly/KtcgE
  • Update: New Mexico State Police: An officer who was fired for shooting at a car that contained a woman and her children has been hired by Taos County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy.  http://ow.ly/KtcK9
  • Marshall County, Alabama: A deputy was arrested for DUI and fired. http://ow.ly/Ktdym
  • Orange County, Florida: A deputy who was fired for excessive force in 2010 has been hired by the Ocoee, Florida Police Department. http://ow.ly/Ktebv

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The Martese Johnson Case http://www.policemisconduct.net/the-martese-johnson-case/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/the-martese-johnson-case/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:41:06 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8790 From the Chicago Tribune: Virginia’s governor has ordered an investigation into the arrest of a black college student from Chicago seen in photos and video with a bloody face as he was held down by an officer.. Martese Johnson, a … Continue reading

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From the Chicago Tribune:

Virginia’s governor has ordered an investigation into the arrest of a black college student from Chicago seen in photos and video with a bloody face as he was held down by an officer..

Martese Johnson, a 2012 graduate of Kenwood Academy, was charged with obstruction of justice without force and public swearing or intoxication, according to Charlottesville General District Court records.

An attorney for Johnson, Daniel P. Watkins, said Johnson was discharged from the hospital after receiving stitches.

About 1,000 students gathered at the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night to demand justice for Johnson, who attended  the event flanked by classmates.

Quick and prudent move by the governor to have the state police, an independent agency, investigate this incident.

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The Natasha McKenna Case http://www.policemisconduct.net/the-natasha-mckenna-case/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/the-natasha-mckenna-case/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:48:31 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8789 Washington Post editorial: THE FIGHT went out of Natasha McKenna shortly after she was shot at least four times with a Taser stun gun by sheriff’s deputies at the Fairfax County jail on Feb. 3. She rapidly lost consciousness and, … Continue reading

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Washington Post editorial:

THE FIGHT went out of Natasha McKenna shortly after she was shot at least four times with a Taser stun gun by sheriff’s deputies at the Fairfax County jail on Feb. 3. She rapidly lost consciousness and, five days later, died.

We have asked Sheriff Stacey A. Kincaid whether her office is reviewing its policy on the use of stun guns. She won’t say. We have asked if her office is reassessing the need for crisis intervention training, which, as a candidate for the position she now holds, she dismissed. She won’t say.

Has the sheriff’s office learned any lessons from Ms. McKenna’s death? Sheriff Kincaid won’t say. Has it taken steps to avoid repeating such an incident? The sheriff won’t say. Have the deputies involved been disciplined in any way? Is this really the best the sheriff’s office can do?

So far, the authorities in Fairfax are silent.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-17-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-17-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-17-15/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:22:16 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8787 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, March 17, 2015: Update: Saratoga County, New York (First reported 11-10-14): A now-former sergeant pled guilty to misconduct and harassment for slapping a man who refused consent to a … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, March 17, 2015:

  • Update: Saratoga County, New York (First reported 11-10-14): A now-former sergeant pled guilty to misconduct and harassment for slapping a man who refused consent to a car search. Video evidence of the altercation prompted the sheriff to say “I’m kind of very disturbed with what I saw.” The former sergeant will not go to jail or be placed on probation, but he was charged $1500 for court costs and fines. ow.ly/Krcnv
  • St. Louis, Missouri: A now-former officer was indicted for providing a pistol-gripped shotgun to a known drug dealer. The indictment alleges that he provided the gun knowing it would be used in furtherance of drug trafficking and that while he was an officer he knowingly and repeatedly associated with drug dealers. ow.ly/KrldD
  • Washington, District of Columbia: An officer who also is a local pastor was charged with sexual abuse of a minor. ow.ly/Krv73
  • Nixon, Texas: An officer was given a one-week suspension for DWI. She left her car on tracks where it was totaled by a freight train. She returned to work Monday.  ow.ly/KrwjU
  • Chicopee, Massachusetts: A now-former officer faces assault charges for choking a woman during a 2013 arrest. The woman is suing him and the department. ow.ly/Krxqn
  • Rutland, Vermont: A probationary officer was arrested for DUI. He was pulled over for erratic driving. His BAC test registered at 0.164 at processing. ow.ly/Kry05
  • Broward County, Florida: A deputy was arrested after an off-duty shooting. Police allege he was intoxicated at the time of the incident. He claims he fired the gun in self-defense. ow.ly/KryQ1
  • Seminole County, Florida: A now-former deputy was arrested for fraud. Allegedly, he charged homeowners’ associations for off-duty security patrols he didn’t perform. ow.ly/KrzSH

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-14-15 to 03-16-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-14-15-to-03-16-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-14-15-to-03-16-15/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:56:09 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8786 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, March 14 through Monday, March 16, 2015: Seattle, Washington: An officer was fired for calling and texting women he met while investigating potential crimes. http://ow.ly/KmQzD Hull, Massachusetts: A now-former … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, March 14 through Monday, March 16, 2015:

  • Seattle, Washington: An officer was fired for calling and texting women he met while investigating potential crimes. http://ow.ly/KmQzD
  • Hull, Massachusetts: A now-former sergeant was charged with larceny for paying himself more than he was owed from police union coffers. http://ow.ly/KmQZr
  • Los Angeles, California: An officer was arrested for human smuggling across the U.S./Mexico border. Authorities found a person hiding in his trunk. http://ow.ly/KnQlQ
  • Update: Syracuse, New York (First reported 03-06-15): The officer suspended for having sex with a woman who called for a welfare check on her daughter was indicted on four counts of misconduct. http://ow.ly/KnS8n
  • El Paso, Texas: A detective was arrested for assault. She allegedly choked her stepdaughter to near unconsciousness. http://ow.ly/KnSTR
  • Denver, Colorado: A detective pled guilty to domestic violence, reckless endangerment, and reckless use of a gun. A child abuse charge was among those dropped in exchange for the plea deal. He was sentenced to two years of probation. He remains suspended as Internal Affairs determines whether his employment will be terminated. http://ow.ly/KnWPC
  • Owen County, Indiana: A now-former deputy was arrested for theft and misconduct. He allegedly took stolen ginseng he recovered from a suspect and resold it. http://ow.ly/KnYiX
  • Colfax County, New Mexico: A deputy was arrested in a sting. He offered to escort agents posing as drug couriers through the state in exchange for cash. http://ow.ly/KnYUT

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-13-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-13-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-13-15/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:25:25 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8785 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, March 13, 2015: Denver, Colorado: An officer was fired for choking a resisting female inmate until she was unconscious instead of calling for a female officer to assist him. … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, March 13, 2015:

  • Denver, Colorado: An officer was fired for choking a resisting female inmate until she was unconscious instead of calling for a female officer to assist him. http://ow.ly/KhV2m
  • Update: Newton County, Texas (First reported 08-01-14): The sheriff was acquitted of making a terroristic threat and is back on the job. http://ow.ly/KhY5o
  • Marlin, Texas: The police chief was placed on leave after a complaint was filed against him for “inappropriate activity.” http://ow.ly/Ki1BW
  • Exeter, California: A now-former officer was sentenced to 45 days in jail for having sex with a minor and steroid possession. The juvenile was a participant in the department’s Explorer program. http://ow.ly/Ki3be
  • McLennan County, Texas: A constable was fired after he was arrested for trying to solicit sex from a minor. http://ow.ly/Kia4U
  • Burbank, California: The city settled with a detective who was fired for excessive force but reinstated by a labor arbitrator. As part of the agreement, the detective would be allowed to resign and would recieve $451,000. http://ow.ly/Kijzn
  • Bibb County, Georgia: Three deputies pled guilty to misdemeanor theft. They had been accused of conspiring to rob dealers and re-sell the drugs. As part of the plea agreement, they would each receive three years of probation, pay a fine, and permanently lose their law enforcement certification. The U.S. District Attorney in charge of the case said, “I felt like it was important to make sure…that these three defendants were not able to ever be police officers again.”   http://ow.ly/KilbB
  • Edwardsville, Pennsylvania: The police chief was fired after the city council reviewed undisclosed allegations against him. http://ow.ly/Kinl9

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-12-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-12-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-12-15/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:45:38 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8784 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, March 12, 2015: Davie, Florida: An officer was arrested and charged with extortion. Allegedly, he threatened to publish compromising photographs of ex-girlfriend. ow.ly/KdKPR U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (San Diego, … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, March 12, 2015:

  • Davie, Florida: An officer was arrested and charged with extortion. Allegedly, he threatened to publish compromising photographs of ex-girlfriend. ow.ly/KdKPR
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (San Diego, CA): An officer has been arrested by the FBI. He allegedly installed a camera in the women’s bathroom at the station in order to peep on them. http://bit.ly/1EXcYUc
  • Polk County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for falsifying his time card for five months. He took $1,000 that was not owed to him. ow.ly/Kf5U1
  • Hudson Falls, New York: An officer was charged with larceny. He is alleged to have stolen between $3,000 and $10,000 from the police union. ow.ly/KfzMP
  • New York, New York:  Two officers were punished for misconduct. The two of them flew to Seattle to investigate a rape allegation that happened in Union Square. They went out with the victim and got drunk with her on a nine-hour bender. After convincing her to stay in the hotel with them, one of the officers climbed into bed with her the next morning and attempted to rip her clothes off. That officer pled guilty to an administrative charge from the incident, resulting in a demotion from the rank of detective, a loss of 30 vacation days, and 10 days of unpaid leave. He was also placed on probation and transferred. The other officer, who was already being investigated for improperly collecting overtime pay, pled to that charge and misconduct in the Seattle incident. He lost 45 vacation days and was suspended for 15 days without pay. He had been in charge of Manhattan’s Special Victims Unit. He was transferred to a public housing assignment.   ow.ly/KfQU8
  • Update: South Congaree, South Carolina (First reported 06-18-14): A now-former officer pled guilty to lying to a grand jury. He was sentenced to eight months of house arrest and four years of probation.  ow.ly/KfLLO
  • Long Beach, Mississippi: A now-former officer was indicted on multiple counts of statutory rape for carrying on a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. ow.ly/KfVrA
  • United States Secret Service (DC): Agents are being investigated after they crashed into the barriers outside of the White House after a night out. The crash disrupted a suspicious package investigation. The supervisor on duty allowed the agents to go home despite officers on the scene wanting to arrest them and give them sobriety tests.  ow.ly/KgcjG

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Roundup 03-11-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-roundup-03-11-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-roundup-03-11-15/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:38:59 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8782 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, March 11, 2015: Update: Graysville, Tennessee: The police chief facing charges of misconduct has been fired…again. According to the news report, he still awaits trial on “seven counts of … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, March 11, 2015:

  • Update: Graysville, Tennessee: The police chief facing charges of misconduct has been fired…again. According to the news report, he still awaits trial on “seven counts of official misconduct and three counts of theft stemming from nearly $4,000 in cash that went missing after a July 2013 drug bust.” He was laid off after his indictment, but subsequently reinstated before this second firing.
  • Essex County, New Jersey: An officer was charged with sexually assaulting a woman in her home. ow.ly/Kajqc
  • Sibley County, Minnesota: The Town of Gaylord and the County each settled their part of a lawsuit for $20,000. The plaintiff claimed unlawful detention and illegal search. The suit also claimed the incident was a result of a pattern of racial profiling. ow.ly/KakQA
  • Binghamton, New York: An officer was suspended for misconduct after she left the scene of a crash. A witness reported that the officer hit his parked car and, when he talked to her, he noticed alcohol on her breath. ow.ly/KanIh
  • State of New Jersey Human Services Police: A now-former captain avoided a mandatory prison sentence and was instead given probation for abusing FBI and police databases. ow.ly/Kaqqz
  • Coconut Creek, Florida: The police department has remained silent about a man who died in their custody, citing the federal law known as HIPAA. One critic was quoted in the news report saying, ““[The police] are misinterpreting and misapplying an exemption for complaints of misconduct to cover up what led to the Tasering and ultimate death of a human being.” ow.ly/KatRT
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico: An officer was fired while under investigation for domestic violence. ow.ly/Kat3E
  • Update: Norwalk, Connecticut (First reported 10-03-09): An officer who had been suspended for the past five years for inappropriately touching his friend’s daughter has been fired. ow.ly/KcLww

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Secret Service Agents Under Investigation http://www.policemisconduct.net/secret-service-agents-under-investigation/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/secret-service-agents-under-investigation/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:14:31 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8781 From the Washington Post: The Obama administration is investigating allegations that two senior Secret Service agents, including a top member of the president’s protective detail, drove a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a late-night party … Continue reading

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From the Washington Post:

The Obama administration is investigating allegations that two senior Secret Service agents, including a top member of the president’s protective detail, drove a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a late-night party last week, an agency official said Wednesday.

Officers on duty who witnessed the March 4 incident wanted to arrest the agents and conduct sobriety tests, according to a current and a former government official familiar with the incident. But the officers were ordered by a supervisor on duty that night to let the agents go home.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-10-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-10-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-10-15/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:59:42 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8780 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, March 10, 2015: Update: Des Moines, Iowa (First reported 05-07-13): A now-former officer faces his second trial for excessive force. He kicked a man in the head during a … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, March 10, 2015:

  • Update: Des Moines, Iowa (First reported 05-07-13): A now-former officer faces his second trial for excessive force. He kicked a man in the head during a traffic stop, causing the man to lose two of his teeth and get stitches. He was acquitted in his first trial of falsifying records about the incident but the jury was deadlocked on the violation of civil rights charge. ow.ly/K7Sr5
  • Update: Indianapolis, Indiana (First reported 06-12-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to 60 days in jail for OWI. He showed up to work drunk. He drove from his home in Martinsville, roughly a 45-minute drive away, and his blood alcohol level tested at three times the legal limit. ow.ly/K7TnC
  • Update: Henderson County, North Carolina (First reported 01-24-14): A now-former school resource officer was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a then-16-year-old student. ow.ly/K7TZH
  • Update: Starr County, Texas (First reported 11-28-11): A now-former deputy was given one year of probation and 30 days of house arrest for illegally hunting while on duty. ow.ly/K7UAJ
  • Update: Barron County, Wisconsin (First reported 02-19-14): A now-former deputy was sentenced to community service and probation. He pled guilty to disorderly conduct as a result of being arrested for domestic violence. He had pushed his wife and repeatedly punched her brother in the face. ow.ly/K7Vk2
  • Greenville County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested for selling police information to a gambling operation. He was the second GCSO deputy arrested in a week in relation to that gambling ring. ow.ly/K7WmU
  • Hagerstown, Maryland: An officer was charged with DUI after an off-duty auto accident. ow.ly/KafxK
  • Redding, California: An officer was arrested for DUI after a high-speed roll-over accident. ow.ly/KagsF
  • Memphis, Tennesee: An officer is being investigated for embezzlement. He has a long disciplinary history with the department, including being fired and rehired by the MPD.  ow.ly/KahXw

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Why Liberty? Some Thoughts From Former Maryland Police Officer Neill Franklin http://www.policemisconduct.net/why-liberty-some-thoughts-from-former-maryland-police-officer-neill-franklin/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/why-liberty-some-thoughts-from-former-maryland-police-officer-neill-franklin/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:18:00 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8777 To hear more from Neill Franklin, see his remarks from the Cato event last fall, Lessons from Ferguson.

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To hear more from Neill Franklin, see his remarks from the Cato event last fall, Lessons from Ferguson.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-06-15 to 03-08-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-06-15-to-03-08-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-06-15-to-03-08-15/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:19:21 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8776 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, March 6 through Monday, March 8, 2015: Update: Orange Beach, Alabama (First reported 08-05-14): An officer was indicted on two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, March 6 through Monday, March 8, 2015:

  • Update: Orange Beach, Alabama (First reported 08-05-14): An officer was indicted on two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old. http://ow.ly/K5asw
  • Update: San Antonio, Texas (First reported 07-08-13): The officer who held his family at gunpoint and had a standoff with police has been fired. However, due to his plea arrangement, he was allowed to keep his state law enforcement license. http://ow.ly/K5b0q
  • Jackson County, Mississippi: A deputy was fired after audio was released of him threatening another player in a video game chat. The argument got personal, and the now-former deputy told the other player his real name and home address when it escalated to threats of violence, saying “I get paid to beat-up n*****s like you.” http://ow.ly/K607I
  • Pasco County, Florida: A deputy was fired and arrested after sending photos of a suicide scene to his ex-girlfriend via cell phone. http://ow.ly/K62x8
  • Signal Hill, California: A now-former officer was charged with excessive force and assault with a firearm, stemming from an alleged road rage incident last year. http://ow.ly/K64n9
  • York & Chester, South Carolina: Two officers from separate departments were arrested for abusing their three-month-old child. The child was admitted to the hospital with neck and brain injuries.  http://ow.ly/K663R
  • Rochester, New York: A sergeant was charged with hit & run after hitting a 52-year-old woman with his automobile. She was treated and released from care. http://ow.ly/K67V1
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol: A now-former agent stationed in Brownsville, Texas pled guilty to conspiracy for knowingly allowing drugs to cross the U.S./Mexico border. He took no plea deal and thus faces a minimum of 10 years up to life imprisonment. http://ow.ly/K691Y

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Dept of Justice Report Clears Darren Wilson in Shooting Death of Michael Brown http://www.policemisconduct.net/dept-of-justice-report-clears-darren-wilson-in-shooting-death-of-michael-brown/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/dept-of-justice-report-clears-darren-wilson-in-shooting-death-of-michael-brown/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:08:43 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8775 In our view, a prominent case deserves a prominent Update.  Last week, the Department of Justice concluded its investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown.  Here is the key finding from that report: [T]he Department has concluded that Darren … Continue reading

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In our view, a prominent case deserves a prominent Update.  Last week, the Department of Justice concluded its investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown.  Here is the key finding from that report:

[T]he Department has concluded that Darren Wilson’s actions do not constitute prosecutable violations under the applicable federal criminal civil rights statute, 18 U.S.C. § 242, which prohibits uses of deadly force that are “objectively unreasonable,” as defined by the United States Supreme Court. The evidence, when viewed as a whole, does not support the conclusion that Wilson’s uses of deadly force were “objectively unreasonable” under the Supreme Court’s definition. Accordingly, under the governing federal law and relevant standards set forth in the USAM, it is not appropriate to present this matter to a federal grand jury for indictment, and it should therefore be closed without prosecution.
Full report here. More here and here.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-06-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-06-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-06-15/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:10:19 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8774 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, March 6, 2015: New York, New York: A Sunset Park man had charges for assaulting a police officer dropped after video showed he was assaulted by police officers for … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, March 6, 2015:

  • New York, New York: A Sunset Park man had charges for assaulting a police officer dropped after video showed he was assaulted by police officers for filming them. His attorney said, “Basically, my client was a victim of a gang assault by the 72nd Precinct…Five officers slammed him against the gate of a closed store. Batons came down on his head.” This is the second assault against a 72nd Precinct officer thrown out recently after video showed officers engage in unprovoked violence.  ow.ly/JZCOx
  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was shown on video possibly using excessive force during a traffic stop and arrest. ow.ly/K137h
  • Update: Memphis, Tennessee (First reported 01-06-15): The officer who got into a bar fight on Christmas Eve has been fired. ow.ly/K1dBz
  • Cleveland, Ohio: A labor arbitrator ordered the City to re-hire an officer who was fired for sexting and kissing crime victims. ow.ly/K1kSy
  • Putnam County, New York: A now-former investigator was indicted for misconduct and attempted assault. He allegedly abused a jail inmate. ow.ly/K1g6C
  • Update: Greece, New York (First reported 09-11-09): The Town settled with two women who were coerced into having sex with a now-former police officer. ow.ly/K1lWg
  • Syracuse, New York: An officer was suspended for having sex with a woman who called police for a welfare check on her daughter. ow.ly/K1nLR
  • Jackson, Mississippi: Two officers were arrested and fired for stealing two trailers from a local business. ow.ly/K1UUL

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-05-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-05-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-03-05-15/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:24:52 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8772 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, March 5, 2015: Alton, Illinois: An officer was suspended for improperly disposing of forensic evidence. The evidence included 12 lbs. of marijuana, some crack cocaine, and firearms. He has filed … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, March 5, 2015:

  • Alton, Illinois: An officer was suspended for improperly disposing of forensic evidence. The evidence included 12 lbs. of marijuana, some crack cocaine, and firearms. He has filed suit to be reinstated or receive pay while on leave. ow.ly/JXY9D
  • Fort Worth, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI after he was involved in a one-car accident. The 28-year-old officer previously pled guilty to public intoxication after crashing his SUV and abandoning it on railroad tracks.  http://ow.ly/JY2Bn
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer arrested a man for recording police and he is now suing for false arrest. The judge threw out his free speech claim, despite a growing consensus of a First Amendment right to record police in both state and federal judiciaries. The city solicitor said in his opening statement, “Like many other college students, [the plaintiff] has some very high-minded ideas about government, the role of government in interactions with its citizenry and the role of the media in observing those interactions.”  http://ow.ly/JY5eZ
  • St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana: A detective resigned after his arrest for domestic violence and battery against a police officer. http://ow.ly/JY75I
  • Elgin, South Carolina: An officer was arrested for exploitation of a child. http://ow.ly/JY8AO
  • Volusia County, Florida: A deputy fatally shot an unarmed man in the face during a drug raid. http://ow.ly/JYcDN
  • North Port, Florida: An officer was arrested for battering his fiancée. http://ow.ly/JYgMM
  • Palm Beach County, Florida: An officer was arrested for his participation in a bar fight while he was off duty. ow.ly/JYt72

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Worst of the Month — February 2015 http://www.policemisconduct.net/worst-of-the-month-february-2015/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/worst-of-the-month-february-2015/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:45:43 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8771 So the worst case for February goes to an officer with the San Antonio, Texas Police Department.  Daniel Lopez held his wife and children at gunpoint, striking his wife in the head with his gun, and had a 20 minute … Continue reading

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So the worst case for February goes to an officer with the San Antonio, Texas Police Department.  Daniel Lopez held his wife and children at gunpoint, striking his wife in the head with his gun, and had a 20 minute standoff with police before surrendering. He pled no contest to disorderly conduct. But get this: He was sentenced to just one day of probation and ordered to pay a $100 fine!   According to the news report, “The plea deal struck out any reference to a gun or family violence,” and so Lopez will retain his peace officer’s license whether or not the SAPD terminates his employment.

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