PoliceMisconduct.net http://www.policemisconduct.net The Cato Institute's National Police Misconduct Reporting Project Sun, 24 May 2015 13:42:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Protests in Cleveland Follow Brelo Acquittal http://www.policemisconduct.net/protests-in-cleveland-follow-brelo-acquittal/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/protests-in-cleveland-follow-brelo-acquittal/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 13:42:13 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8907 From the Associated Press: The acquittal of a white Cleveland police officer Saturday set off angry but mostly orderly protests while shining little light on how an event that started with a car backfiring could end in a 137-shot barrage, … Continue reading

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From the Associated Press:

The acquittal of a white Cleveland police officer Saturday set off angry but mostly orderly protests while shining little light on how an event that started with a car backfiring could end in a 137-shot barrage, the patrolman firing from the hood of the car and the deaths of two unarmed black suspects.

Michael Brelo, 31, put his head in his hands as the judge issued the verdict followed by angry, but peaceful, protests outside the courthouse. Police blocked furious protesters from going inside while across the city others held a mock funeral with some carrying signs asking, “Will I be next?”

As demonstrations continued into the night, police in riot gear made multiple arrests.

The acquittal came at a time of nationwide tension among police and black citizens punctuated by protests over the deaths of black suspects at the hands of white officers–and following a determination by the U.S. Department of Justice that Cleveland police had a history of using excessive force and violating civil rights.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-21-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-21-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-21-15/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 19:43:14 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8905 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 21, 2015: El Dorado County, California: A deputy who was also a narcotics team member was arrested for drug possession and trafficking charges in Nevada. ow.ly/NeC81 Glasgow, Kentucky: An … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 21, 2015:

  • El Dorado County, California: A deputy who was also a narcotics team member was arrested for drug possession and trafficking charges in Nevada. ow.ly/NeC81
  • Glasgow, Kentucky: An officer was arrested for public intoxication.ow.ly/NeCDN
  • Houston, Texas: A now-former officer had a warrant issued for his arrest. He illegally used police database and gave the information to a man accused of theft. The man allegedly stole $200,000 worth of law enforcement equipment from a private contractor and re-selling it online. ow.ly/Nf6FK
  • Whitehouse, Texas: The police chief suspended himself and three of his officers after a chain of events that allegedly involved intoxication, drunk driving, unwanted sexual advances, and physical violence. The Texas Rangers are investigating the episode, which ended with one officer arrested for beating up the chief. ow.ly/Nff1U
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/Nfply
  • Lincoln County, Wisconsin: A deputy was arrested and charged with molesting a 15-year-old girl. He has resigned. ow.ly/NfPOK
  • Update: Chatham County, Georgia (First reported 01-14-15): The sheriff fired nine deputies who were involved in the detention of Matthew Ajibade, a 22-year-old mentally ill man who died in their custody. ow.ly/NfWvX
  • Update: Hudson County, New Jersey (First reported 01-12-10): Two officers were sentenced for giving a bounty hunter credit for fugitive captures that were actually apprehended by law enforcement. They would split the bounty proceeds among themselves. http://ow.ly/NfYfw
  • Update: Covington, Louisiana (First reported 03-26-13): A now-former officer had a battery charge dropped for allegedly beating a man in custody. Video evidence indicated he was not the officer responsible for the man’s injuries. Another officer was previously convicted for his role the incident and was sentenced to 10 days in jail.  http://ow.ly/Ng3jY

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-20-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-20-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-20-15/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 21:38:30 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8904 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 20. 2015: Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for domestic assault. Authorities determined he had been drinking at the time of the incident. ow.ly/NbySl Henry County, Virginia: A … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 20. 2015:

  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for domestic assault. Authorities determined he had been drinking at the time of the incident. ow.ly/NbySl
  • Henry County, Virginia: A deputy was arrested after an off-duty shooting. ow.ly/NbJWL
  • New York City Dept. of Homeless Services: A peace officer was arrested for an off-duty assault outside of Yankee Stadium. ow.ly/NbW4p
  • Update: Honolulu, Hawaii (First reported 05-07-15): An officer pled guilty to assault during gambling raid. He also resigned. ow.ly/Nc2Oq
  • Update: Santa Fe, New Mexico (First reported 12-14-12): The city settled with eight women who accused a now-former officer of stalking them on duty. In 2012, he pled no contest to a bevy of charges including contributing to the delinquency of a minor, stalking, and false imprisonment, among others. He successfully completed probation and all of the charges have been wiped from his record. He was allowed to retire before entering his plea. http://ow.ly/NcqKG
  • Bibb County, Georgia: A deputy was one of four people arrested in a housing scam. They allegedly stole abandoned houses and re-sold them. He had been a property crimes investigator but he was fired after his arrest. http://ow.ly/NcuJn
  • Update: Buffalo, New York (First reported 08-12-14): A labor arbitrator ordered the city to pay nearly $200,000 to a now-former officer who was fired and eventually convicted for participation in a marijuana grow operation. http://ow.ly/NcB81
  • Las Cruces, New Mexico: Two officers were fired for a jail cell beating caught on video. The prosecutor is now considering whether to file criminal charges. http://ow.ly/NcAP2
  • Montgomery County, Texas: A deputy was arraigned for a fatal motorcycle crash that killed a young colleague after a night out. His BAC was more than twice the legal limit. http://ow.ly/NcFWu

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Three Year Mark For PoliceMisconduct.net http://www.policemisconduct.net/three-year-mark-for-policemisconduct-net/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/three-year-mark-for-policemisconduct-net/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 17:20:53 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8902 So today marks our three year anniversary here at PoliceMisconduct.net!  One of our prime objectives has been to draw more attention to the problem of police misconduct across the country.  Long time readers must be amazed (as are we!) at … Continue reading

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So today marks our three year anniversary here at PoliceMisconduct.net!  One of our prime objectives has been to draw more attention to the problem of police misconduct across the country.  Long time readers must be amazed (as are we!) at the attention this subject has been receiving the past few months.  The President himself has acknowledged the “slow-rolling” crisis has been on-going for many years and also that some “soul searching” is in order.   Yes, it’s long overdue.  Better late than never.

The victims of police misconduct are too often without a voice and the extent of the problem was (is) unknown because few seemed interested enough to study it.  We at Cato thought it important to lend some institutional support to this critical area.  And, increasingly, the media (and others) have found this site to be a valuable resource.  Over the past year, we’ve been cited by the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the Economist, ABC News, the Atlantic, and Frontline.  If the first step toward addressing a problem is recognizing that a problem exists, then we’re there.

Of course, there’s much more to do.  Just wanted to mark this occasion and provide our friends with an update on our work.  One easy way you can help us is by spreading the word by taking a moment to blast a note to all your contacts via twitter and Facebook.  Thanks for your consideration and support!

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-19-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-19-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-19-15/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 21:41:16 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8901 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, May 19, 2015: Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, and other charges for a fatal collision he allegedly caused while he was on duty. He … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, May 19, 2015:

  • Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, and other charges for a fatal collision he allegedly caused while he was on duty. He was in pursuit of a vehicle who had illegally passed in traffic. At the time of impact, his cruiser’s speed was estimated at more than 110 miles per hour. http://ow.ly/N6zrT
  • Dayton, Ohio: A now-former officer was sentenced to five years’ probation, 100 hours of community service, and a small fine for disorderly conduct. She attempted to disrupt an investigation in favor of her friend who fled a fatal auto wreck. http://ow.ly/N6DKG
  • Greenville, Mississippi: An officer was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband. http://ow.ly/N6EAp
  • Richard Stockton College, New Jersey: A now-former officer was sentenced to more than 2.5 years in prison for selling pills to an undercover agent when he was off-duty. http://ow.ly/N6KpN
  • Update: Minneapolis, Minnesota (First reported 04-06-15): An officer who threatened to break a teen’s legs during his arrest has been suspended pending an investigation into the incident.  ow.ly/N6Qbk
  • Update: Chicago, Illinois (First reported 2012): The twelfth and final officer involved in a long-running tow and extortion scheme was sentenced to one year in prison. ow.ly/N9iM0
  • South Bound Brook, New Jersey: The chief was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run and appeared to be intoxicated when he was questioned after the accident. ow.ly/N9juw
  • Altavista, Virginia: An officer resigned while under criminal investigation by the Virginia State Police. ow.ly/N9AwJ
  • Cherokee Indian Police Department (North Carolina): An officer faces several charges of domestic violence.ow.ly/N9CEV

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-16-15 to 05-18-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-16-15-to-05-18-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-16-15-to-05-18-15/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 21:00:03 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8900 Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, May 16 through Monday, May 18, 2015: Union City, Georgia: An officer’s statements about his shooting of unarmed teen Ariston Waiters are getting a second look after new video … Continue reading

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Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, May 16 through Monday, May 18, 2015:

  • Union City, Georgia: An officer’s statements about his shooting of unarmed teen Ariston Waiters are getting a second look after new video evidence was discovered by media. According to the report, “The video differed from earlier statements that [the officer] had given, so much so that an expert called his statements “self-contradictory” and inconsistent with the forensic evidence….In his report on the Waiters case, [the expert] recommended charging [the officer] with making false statements, calling [his] actions contrary to all professional law enforcement standards and citing “a disregard for human life that is unacceptable.”” ow.ly/N434X
  • Honolulu, Hawaii: An officer was arrested for sexual assault. ow.ly/N3VRi
  • Chicago, Illinois: The City settled a lawsuit with a woman who was sexually assaulted by two now-former police officers. She was so intoxicated she was unable to give sexual consent to the officers, who were on duty at the time of the incident, after they offered to give her a ride home. Both officers pled guilty to felony misconduct and were sentenced to probation.  ow.ly/N3Yg5
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 09-16-14): An officer was sentenced to six months in jail after he pled guilty to assaulting a man at a bus stop. ow.ly/N41jP
  • New York, New York: Two now-former officers were sentenced to 30 days in jail for beating up a teen outside of the police station. ow.ly/N4g4b
  • Monroe County, Florida: A deputy was arrested on an outstanding warrant for domestic battery. ow.ly/N3VES
  • Billings, Montana: An officer was investigated for an off-duty fight. The fight was with an off-duty officer from another department who needed to be hospitalized for his injuries. ow.ly/N4aHr
  • Update: Washington, District of Columbia (First reported 03-17-15): An officer who was arrested for sexual abuse of a minor had child pornography charges added to his case. ow.ly/N4aWW
  • Columbia County, Georgia: A deputy was fired after his arrest for DUI. ow.ly/N4bEE
  • Newtown, Connecticut: A sergeant was indicted for distribution of steroids, prescription medication, and counterfeit drugs. ow.ly/N4c7G

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Obama to Curtail Military Weaponry to Civilian Police http://www.policemisconduct.net/obama-to-curtail-military-weaponry-to-civilian-police/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/obama-to-curtail-military-weaponry-to-civilian-police/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 03:40:13 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8899 From msn.com: The White House on Monday announced new limits on federal programs that supply local police with military-style equipment. After four months of study, a Cabinet working group tasked by President Obama to reform the initiatives unveiled eight categories … Continue reading

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From msn.com:

The White House on Monday announced new limits on federal programs that supply local police with military-style equipment.

After four months of study, a Cabinet working group tasked by President Obama to reform the initiatives unveiled eight categories of military supplies local law enforcement will be banned from acquiring from federal agencies or with federal funds.

The list includes grenade launchers, tracked armored vehicles, armed aircraft, bayonets, and guns and ammunition of .50 caliber or higher.

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Boston Pays $36 Million to Settle Police Lawsuits http://www.policemisconduct.net/boston-pays-36-million-to-settle-police-lawsuits/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/boston-pays-36-million-to-settle-police-lawsuits/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 03:27:48 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8898 From the Boston Globe: The City of Boston has spent more than $36 million to resolve 2,000 legal claims and lawsuits against the Boston Police Department over the past decade, with most of the money going for cases alleging wrongful … Continue reading

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From the Boston Globe:

The City of Boston has spent more than $36 million to resolve 2,000 legal claims and lawsuits against the Boston Police Department over the past decade, with most of the money going for cases alleging wrongful convictions or police misconduct.

The bulk of the payouts, $31 million, went for 22 cases worth $100,000 or more, including nine awards for well over $1 million apiece, according to data provided by the mayor’s office in response to a public records request filed by the Globe….

Some of the biggest payouts in Boston went to the families of victims who died after encounters with police during celebrations of major sports victories in Boston over the years.

In one high-profile case, Boston paid $5 million to the family of Victoria Snelgrove after the 21-year-old college student died when police fired pepper-pellet guns into a crowd reveling in the Red Sox pennant victory in 2004 outside Fenway Park.

Snelgrove was hit in the eye by one of the projectiles as police tried to disperse the revelers.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-15-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-15-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-15-15/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 21:00:17 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8897 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, May 15, 2015: Reno County, Kansas: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/MZtO1 Jackson, New Jersey: An officer was arrested for hindering a murder investigation. He is allegedly … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, May 15, 2015:

  • Reno County, Kansas: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/MZtO1
  • Jackson, New Jersey: An officer was arrested for hindering a murder investigation. He is allegedly a friend of one of the suspects. ow.ly/MZv2f
  • Onslow County, North Carolina: A deputy was charged with solicitation of child pornography. ow.ly/MZvWS
  • Lake County, Colorado: A now-former deputy was convicted of stealing four firearms taken from evidence. He is scheduled to be sentenced in July. ow.ly/MZy1G
  • Fowlerville, Michigan: An officer was arrested for his involvement a  fight outside of a gentlemen’s club. He is alleged to have been intoxicated at the time.  ow.ly/MZX3P
  • Update: Adams County, Colorado (First reported 07-03-14): A now-former deputy was acquitted of child sex abuse and incest charges. ow.ly/N02cI
  • State College, Pennsylvania: An officer was suspended during an investigation into whether he’d been stealing items from evidence. ow.ly/N0cwe
  • Boston, Massachusetts: An officer is under investigation for intimidating videographer. He apologized after the incident, but the investigation is ongoing. ow.ly/N0gW7

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-14-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-14-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-14-15/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 22:48:31 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8896 Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 14, 2015: Sarasota, Florida: A man died after traffic stop where he was tased and struck several times with a flashlight. Use of force was not mentioned in … Continue reading

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Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 14, 2015:

  • Sarasota, Florida: A man died after traffic stop where he was tased and struck several times with a flashlight. Use of force was not mentioned in the initial police report. A subsequent news account indicates that 37 seconds after the ambulance was called for the man, an officer called-off medical treatment saying “he’s had a miraculous recovery.” Three officers have been placed on leave.  http://ow.ly/MWh1x
  • San Antonio, Texas: An officer was arrested for theft for the second time in eight days. http://ow.ly/MWlpZ
  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested on drug and paraphernalia charges. http://ow.ly/MWmj7
  • Update: Miami-Dade County, Florida (First reported 04-03-15): A second officer has been arrested in a federal investigation into a fraudulent credit-building scheme. http://1.usa.gov/1HlMBdi
  • Spotsylvania, Virginia: A deputy resigned after being charged with assault. The incident was caught on video. ow.ly/MWAhl
  • U.S. Marshals Service: A male employee of the agency pistol-whipped a man in an off-duty road rage incident. His name and title have been withheld to this point. ow.ly/MWUa4
  • Update: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (First reported 08-01-14): Six officers who were on trial for robbing thousands of dollars from drug dealers over several years have been acquitted on all charges. A now-former 24-year veteran officer who cooperated with the prosecution testified against them. According to one news report, he testified “I was very loyal to the guys….I would lie for them. I would steal for them. I would abuse people for them. I wanted to be part of the squad.” ow.ly/MXr1E
  • Los Angeles County, Calfornia: The now-former undersheriff and a now-retired captain were indicted for obstruction of a federal investigation into brutality at the jail. ow.ly/MXnOj
  • Pasco, Washington: A now-former officer was criminally charged for allegedly raping a relative. ow.ly/MXvE0
  • Orange County, Florida: A now-former deputy was arrested on child pornography charges. He resigned shortly after the investigation began. ow.ly/MXxyx
  • Los Angeles, California Port Authority: The chief was charged with 16 federal counts including fraud and tax evasion. http://ow.ly/MXyX9
  • Bossier Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was fired after being arrested for solicitation of prostitution. http://ow.ly/MXzI1
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: A now-former officer was convicted of assault and endangerment charges for striking a student at the school where he served as SRO. http://ow.ly/MXDnl
  • Pacific County, Washington: A now-former deputy will spend 14 days in jail for intimidating children who egged his personal car and attempting to coerce their families to pay for the damage. His sentence includes 350 days that were suspended. He was also fined over $1,500. He is appealing his dismissal from the department.  http://ow.ly/MXEUP

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Police Lies About Misconduct Exposed http://www.policemisconduct.net/police-lies-about-misconduct-exposed/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/police-lies-about-misconduct-exposed/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 16:06:43 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8893 From the New York Daily News: Cop watchers armed with smartphones are not only catching police misconduct — they’re catching cops lying about the misconduct, officials said Thursday. More and more cops are giving false statements in official documents or … Continue reading

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From the New York Daily News:

Cop watchers armed with smartphones are not only catching police misconduct — they’re catching cops lying about the misconduct, officials said Thursday.

More and more cops are giving false statements in official documents or when questioned about their misbehavior, the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board said….

In one incident, a cop accused of misconduct during a stop-and-frisk claimed he never rifled through a man’s pockets, but video surveillance inside the building showed he did.

But even when confronted with the video, the cop denied the allegation.

“(The civilian) can say whatever he wants, that’s not what happened,” the officer said at the time.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-13-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-13-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-13-15/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 21:00:28 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8890 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 13, 2015: Athens-Clarke County, Georgia: An officer was arrested for molesting a child 16-years-old or younger. The alleged abuse happened over the course of a year and the … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 13, 2015:

  • Athens-Clarke County, Georgia: An officer was arrested for molesting a child 16-years-old or younger. The alleged abuse happened over the course of a year and the victim was in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program at the local airport, which the officer supervised.  ow.ly/MTyzo
  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was arrested for smuggling drugs and contraband into prison. ow.ly/MTJS1
  • San Antonio, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI after a crash. ow.ly/MTLUw
  • Update: Orlando, Florida (First reported 07-25-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to five years’ probation for unjustifiably firing 23 rounds from AR-15 into a fleeing vehicle. ow.ly/MTN89
  • Update: Miami, Florida (First reported 02-03-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to two years in prison for extortion in an illegal gambling scheme. ow.ly/MUoDu
  • Update: Rio Grande City, Texas (First reported 04-30-15): An officer and drug task force member was indicted for his role in a cocaine-trafficking scheme. He allegedly took bribes to write fake reports indicating that cocaine was seized in law enforcement operations, when in fact it was being diverted for distribution. ow.ly/MUDob
  • Muskegon County, Michigan: A corrections officer was placed on leave after inappropriately releasing a corrections officer from another jurisdiction who had been jailed for DUI.  ow.ly/MUPP8
  • Wilson County, Tennessee: A deputy was arrested for domestic assault after an incident at his estranged wife’s home. ow.ly/MUXSp
  • Highland Park, Michigan: An officer was arrested for his role in a bar fight.  http://ow.ly/MUZvz

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-12-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-12-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-12-15/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 21:36:21 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8889 Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, May 12, 2015: Franklin County, Washington: A woman and former jail inmate is suing the county. She claims it failed to protect her from a deputy who was widely … Continue reading

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Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, May 12, 2015:

  • Franklin County, Washington: A woman and former jail inmate is suing the county. She claims it failed to protect her from a deputy who was widely rumored to have committed acts of sexual misconduct, who subsequently sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions. The now-former deputy was sentenced to 10 months in the same jail for his actions but is currently out on medical furlough. http://ow.ly/MP84d
  • Dallas, Texas: An officer was fired for pointing his gun at ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend. http://ow.ly/MPdgj
  • St. Clair County, Michigan: A deputy was fired and arrested for criminal sexual conduct for having sex with an inmate. http://ow.ly/MPedg
  • Anderson, South Carolina: An officer was fired and arrested for assaulting a woman at a local rec center. http://ow.ly/MPeSt
  • Frankfort, Kentucky: A DARE officer resigned after his name surfaced in an investigation into large bourbon theft. He was allegedly involved with steroids. http://ow.ly/MPfXq
  • Toledo, Ohio: An officer was charged with OVI after hitting a fellow officer in a parking lot while off duty. The injured officer was treated and released from medical care. http://ow.ly/MR3I8
  • Dubuque, Iowa: An officer was suspended for 40 hours for profanity and excessive force. He threatened a woman and shoved her onto the stairs of a city bus while arresting her. The Civil Service Commission upheld his suspension. http://ow.ly/MRcEB
  • Horry County, South Carolina: An officer was fired for a high-speed chase of stolen car suspect, repeatedly bumping the car during the chase. http://ow.ly/MRdel
  • Bethel, Ohio: An officer resigned after he was indicted for rape and sexual battery. http://ow.ly/MReku
  • Update: Boston, Massachusetts (First reported 11-17-14): A now-former was given one year of probation and ordered to pay a $2,000fine for lying to FBI. He was trying to protect childhood friend who was targeted in a federal gang probe. http://ow.ly/MRfJo
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for cyberstalking and violating a protective order. http://ow.ly/MRkrl

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Here are the 12 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, May 9 through Monday, May 11, 2015:

  • Washington County, Oklahoma: A deputy was arrested for aggravated DUI after colliding with another vehicle while off duty. His BAC was more than twice the legal limit. http://ow.ly/MM0Hq
  • Weld County, Colorado: A deputy was arrested for aggravated incest. He allegedly sexually assaulted his daughter who is under 10 year old. http://ow.ly/MM172
  • Loveland, Colorado: An officer was arrested for domestic violence against a child. http://ow.ly/MM1P0
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A now-former officer was arrested for using police database to track down brother’s ex-wife and intimidate her after an incident in court. While still on the force, he allegedly used her birthdate to find her new address and asked colleagues to run a check on a license plate that belonged to the person that escorted her into court. The ex-wife’s tires were slashed several days after the court incident. The officer resigned in June.   http://ow.ly/MM2t9
  • San Mateo County, California: A deputy has been charged with the brandishing of a firearm for allegedly pointing a gun at a school janitor. http://ow.ly/MM3pH
  • Sterling Heights, Michigan: An officer was placed on leave while he is investigated for DUI after crashing his car off duty. http://ow.ly/MM3I3
  • Update: Nashville, Tennessee (First reported 06-16-14): A now-former lieutenant who was accused of rape was acquitted of the charges. http://ow.ly/MMaqF
  • Hernando County, Florida: A deputy was arrested in a sting. He drove his girlfriend to buy prescription pills from an informant. http://ow.ly/MMbWP
  • Spartanburg County, South Carolina: An officer was fired after his arrest for assault & battery and misconduct in office. He is alleged to have stricken a jail inmate. http://ow.ly/MMcxF
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Detroit, Michigan): An agent is being investigated for fatally shooting a 20-year-old man. There are conflicting reports on whether man was retreating at the time of the shooting. http://ow.ly/MMdJI
  • East St. Louis, Illinois Housing Authority: An officer shot a suspect while allegedly high on cocaine. http://ow.ly/MMe59
  • Moulton, Alabama: An officer was arrested for stealing from a Wal-Mart while on duty.  http://ow.ly/MMeZQ

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, May 8, 2015:

  • Washington County, Oregon: A sergeant resigned during an investigation into his alleged sexual harassment and misconduct. ow.ly/MGZ6D
  • Washington State Police: A trooper was arrested for attempting to conceal his teenaged son’s role in an attempted arson. The veteran trooper allegedly tried to destroy evidence that linked his son to the crime.  ow.ly/MGZBH
  • Alameda, California: The city settled an excessive force lawsuit. The plaintiff who was beaten by an officer with a baton received $450,000 for injuries he sustained during his mistaken arrest. ow.ly/MH0ld
  • Update: Chula Vista, California (First reported 06-18-14): A now-former officer pled guilty to misdemeanor child abuse for choking and assaulting his girlfriend’s 16-year-old son. ow.ly/MHDbf
  • Buffalo, New York: An officer faces civil rights charges for mistreating a witness to a crime and having that witness falsely arrested. The officer was off-duty at the time and working security at a pub. The incident was a murder in which the pub’s manager threw a man down the stairs, leading to his death.  ow.ly/MHTVy
  • Clanton, Alabama: The police chief was arrested for stealing from FOP’s “Santa Claus Fund.” That fund provides gifts to kids in need during the holiday season. ow.ly/MHWXC
  • Bel Aire, Kansas: A now-former chief and three now-former officers were indicted for fraud. Allegedly, they bought guns under the guise of official use to take advantage of law enforcement tax exemptions to sell them at a profit.  ow.ly/MI0OL
  • Bartlett, Tennessee: An officer was charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter for a high-speed crash while in pursuit that killed two motorists. ow.ly/MIwpn

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-07-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-07-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-07-15/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 21:38:15 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8885 Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 7, 2015: Ottawa County, Michigan: A deputy was arrested for DUI with greater than .17 BAC. Under a new Michigan law, he faces stiffer penalties for driving more … Continue reading

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Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 7, 2015:

  • Ottawa County, Michigan: A deputy was arrested for DUI with greater than .17 BAC. Under a new Michigan law, he faces stiffer penalties for driving more than twice the legal limit. ow.ly/MDQSp
  • Update: Lexington County, South Carolina (First reported 01-06-14): The now-former sheriff was sentenced to one year plus one day for taking money to ignore a restaurant’s employment of undocumented immigrants. ow.ly/MDRUL
  • Honolulu, Hawaii: An officer was charged with deprivation of rights for an assault that was caught on camera in an illegal gambling room. ow.ly/MEn3b
  • Los Angeles, California: The police chief questioned the justification for the fatal officer-involved shooting of Brandon Glenn. According to the news report, Chief Charlie Beck said, “Any time an unarmed person is shot by a Los Angeles police officer, it takes extraordinary circumstances to justify [it]…I have not seen extraordinary circumstances at this point.” The investigation is ongoing.  ow.ly/MEyyA
  • Savannah-Chatham, Georgia: An officer was suspended after a year-long investigation into theft and distribution of thousands of dollars of merchandise. Although the investigation has not led to any other current officers, the report indicates that the former chief of police received some merchandise from the officer. The current chief apologized for the corruption of the department.  ow.ly/MEpuD
  • Miami Beach, Florida: An officer was suspended for one month after a video surfaced of his violent arrest of a woman two years ago. ow.ly/MEqVR
  • Broward County, Florida: Two deputies were charged with battery and falsifying reports about their attack on a man at a gas station.  ow.ly/MEAkF
  • Clayton County, Georgia: The sheriff was charged for recklessly shooting a real estate agent. She’s currently in critical condition, but he remains on duty. ow.ly/MF6qK
  • Update: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (First reported 08-25-14): Two officers pled guilty to bank fraud charges. They are scheduled to be sentenced in August. ow.ly/MFdtc
  • Update: Tulsa County, Oklahoma (First reported 04-13-15): The undersheriff resigned in the wake of the investigation of reserve deputy that shot and killed Eric Harris. When the reserve deputy’s fitness was called into question, the undersheriff “quashed” the report. ow.ly/MFfPm
  • Update: San Diego, California (First reported 02-07-14): The City settled with two women who were sexually abused by a now-former officer while in custody. Together, the settlements totaled $1,500,000.  ow.ly/MFkPZ
  • Waverly, Virginia: An officer was sentenced to one year in jail, six months of which are suspended, for over-reporting work hours, taking home more than $5000 in illegal earnings. He held three full-time law enforcement jobs at the same time and wrote false reports to conceal his triple-dipping. He has been ordered to pay restitution and must not work in law enforcement for three years.  ow.ly/MFmdF
  • Update: Springfield, Louisiana (First reported 07-12-12): The sheriff pled guilty to a misdemeanor and resigned.  He had been charged with four felony counts of obstruction of justice. ow.ly/MFnAJ
  • Washington County, Arkansas: A deputy was arrested for choking his wife. ow.ly/MFr1Q

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Dept of Justice to Investigate Baltimore http://www.policemisconduct.net/dept-of-justice-to-investigate-baltimore/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/dept-of-justice-to-investigate-baltimore/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 14:28:16 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8884 Attorney General Loretta Lynch has just announced a federal “pattern and practice” investigation of the Baltimore Police Department.   This is a mistake.  We already know serious problems exist there.  A report is unnecessary.  Baltimore’s elected officials should be taking bold … Continue reading

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch has just announced a federal “pattern and practice” investigation of the Baltimore Police Department.   This is a mistake.  We already know serious problems exist there.  A report is unnecessary.  Baltimore’s elected officials should be taking bold steps right now to overhaul the police department.  Governor Hogan should also be more engaged to propose and move on necessary reforms.  A federal investigation will result in unnecessary delay.  More here later…

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-06-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-06-15-2/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-06-15-2/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 21:49:53 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8883 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 6, 2015: Indiana University-Bloomington: A police officer resigned after he was accused of raping a student.  ow.ly/MACaW DEA: Six agents who left a man alone in a cell … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 6, 2015:

  • Indiana University-Bloomington: A police officer resigned after he was accused of raping a student.  ow.ly/MACaW
  • DEA: Six agents who left a man alone in a cell without food or water for five days, forcing the man by circumstance to drink his urine to survive, were given short suspensions and reprimands. None of them lost their positions to termination. http://ow.ly/MBaIn
  • Dover, Delaware: An officer was indicted for assault. He kicked a man in the head and broke his jaw when responding to a call. The dashcam video of the incident was recently released. The former state attorney general was unable to secure an indictment from a grand jury shortly following the 2013 incident. However, the new attorney general re-presented case to the grand jury and had more success. ow.ly/MBeyY
  • Columbia County, Florida: Two officers were charged in beating of an inmate at the jail and an attempt to cover it up. ow.ly/MBgnA
  • Lee County, Florida: A deputy was fired for not responding to 911 call instead finishing his lunch, though he was not on his lunch break. He was sitting with three fellow deputies when he responded verbally to the dispatcher twice but did not move for assistance either time. He waited nearly 30 minutes to tell another deputy to respond. That deputy arrived on the scene 53 minutes after the initial 911 call.  The caller had succumbed to a fatal heart attack. The sheriff said the now-former deputy’s actions were “beyond negligent.” ow.ly/MBm4l
  • Ramapo, New York: The police department is being sued for stopping four black parole officers at gunpoint and holding them even after they successfully identified themselves. ow.ly/MBxSK
  • Anne Arundel County, Maryland: An officer was arrested for biting another man’s testicles during a fight. http://ow.ly/MC3pc
  • Update: Victoria, Texas (First reported 12-17-14): The officer who was fired for twice tackling and then tasing a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop has been hired by Beeville PD. http://ow.ly/MC5Vx

 

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Minneapolis Paid $10.7 Million in Lawsuits http://www.policemisconduct.net/minneapolis-paid-10-7-million-in-lawsuits/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/minneapolis-paid-10-7-million-in-lawsuits/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 16:41:40 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8880 From kare1.com: When allegations of police misconduct move from the street to the courtroom — more often than not, Minneapolis has to pay. KARE 11 requested numbers from the City of Minneapolis and found since January 2010, Minneapolis has dealt … Continue reading

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From kare1.com:

When allegations of police misconduct move from the street to the courtroom — more often than not, Minneapolis has to pay.

KARE 11 requested numbers from the City of Minneapolis and found since January 2010, Minneapolis has dealt with 141 “Officer Conduct lawsuits.” The city won 51 of them — either at trial or when a judge dismissed the case.

But the city had to pay money in 90 of those cases — settling 86 times — and losing four trials.

In that time — Minneapolis has paid $10.7 million for officer conduct lawsuits. That includes two years — 2011 and 2013 — when the city had to pay more than $4 million each year….

In 2011, Minneapolis paid nearly $2.2 million to he family of Dominic Felder, who died in 2006 — shot seven times by two officers.

And in 2010, David Smith died after police used a Taser and held him down outside the downtown Minneapolis YMCA. Minneapolis settled with his family in 2013 for nearly $3.1 million.

A key point here:

David Harris said in his research, one alarming thing he’s found is the lawsuits don’t always lead to a change in police department policies.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-05-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-06-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-06-15/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 20:53:07 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8878 Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, March 5, 2015: Hillsborough, North Carolina: An officer pled guilty to acts of indecency with two 13-year-olds. He was sentenced to 20-33 months, suspended. http://ow.ly/MuCsq Chaska, Minnesota: An officer was … Continue reading

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Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, March 5, 2015:

  • Hillsborough, North Carolina: An officer pled guilty to acts of indecency with two 13-year-olds. He was sentenced to 20-33 months, suspended. http://ow.ly/MuCsq
  • Chaska, Minnesota: An officer was fired after and investigation into alleged racial profiling of Latinos. http://ow.ly/MuKzt
  • Update: Meeker County, Minnesota (First reported 04-01-15): A now-former deputy pled guilty to assault. He tasered the police chief from Eden Valley during an argument. http://ow.ly/MvBYQ
  • Wellford, South Carolina: An officer was charged with misconduct for illegally possessing and mishandling evidence. http://ow.ly/MvGoT
  • Cottonwood Shores, Texas: The police chief resigned and surrendered his law enforcement certification in exchange for a harassment charge against him being dropped. http://ow.ly/MvGRc
  • Aransas Pass, Texas: An officer was arrested for forgery. It was his second stint with the department, with a brief stint at another law enforcement agency in between. He lied about military training on his second stint with the department. http://ow.ly/MvHuF
  • Update: Yonkers, New York (First reported 10-09-14): Two officers were sentenced for perjury and misconduct charges. They lied on paperwork to acquire a search warrant. During the raid based on the flawed warrant, the suspect fell from a third story window and died. After the incident, the officers attempted to cover-up the nature of the warrant by urging a confidential informant to lie and say they had done several drug buys in the apartment. One officer was sentenced to eight weekends in jail; the other officer was sentenced to spend every weekend in jail for six months.  http://ow.ly/MvIbQ
  • Los Angeles County, California: A deputy received an undisclosed discipline for a fatal collision with a cyclist.  He had been looking at his dashboard computer at the time of the incident. http://ow.ly/MvKv4
  • Update: Fort Collins, Colorado (First reported 09-19-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to four years in prison for stalking a woman. It had been his second law enforcement job http://ow.ly/MvMib
  • Hayward, California: A now-former officer was charged with grand theft. Allegedly, he began a coercive relationship with a sex worker while he was an officer and, over several years, fraudulently took more than $500,000 from her. http://ow.ly/MvMTB
  • Update: Algona, Washington: An officer and former chief resigned after his arrest for theft from a youth program. ow.ly/MzGvL

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-02-15 to 05-04-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-02-15-to-05-04-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-02-15-to-05-04-15/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 21:33:52 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8877 Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, May 2 through Monday, May 4, 2015: Update: Isabella County, Michigan: A deputy was charged with multiple accounts of sexual assault. ow.ly/MtLkI Cleveland, Ohio: An officer was charged with OVI. … Continue reading

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Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, May 2 through Monday, May 4, 2015:

  • Update: Isabella County, Michigan: A deputy was charged with multiple accounts of sexual assault. ow.ly/MtLkI
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An officer was charged with OVI. Her SUV was pulled over after it was observed swerving on the road. ow.ly/Mu4Gv
  • Update: Barren County, Kentucky: A now-former sheriff had his convictions for witness tampering upheld by Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. http://ow.ly/MucGX
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: An officer entered an Alford plea for the 2012 beating of handcuffed 15-year-old boy. He’s due to be sentenced in June. http://ow.ly/Muffd
  • Pembroke Pines, Florida: The lawsuit against a now-former officer who shot a man having a seizure in 2010 was dismissed. http://ow.ly/MujHL
  • Maryland State Police: A trooper was arrested for punching a handcuffed man in custody at the MSP Glen Burnie barracks. http://ow.ly/MumKL
  • Update: Fairfax County, Virginia:  The state medical examiner ruled that the death of Natasha McKenna was an accident. McKenna was a 37-year-old woman with mental health issues who was Tased four times while fully restrained in order to prepare her for a transfer to another jail. She died as a result.  http://ow.ly/MuFUi
  • Hammondville, Alabama: The police chief was arrested for insurance fraud. The charge is related to a house fire in 2014. http://ow.ly/MuvKb
  • Lee County, North Carolina: The sheriff’s office fired one deputy and arrested another after an investigation into how jail inmates began sharing a cell phone smuggled in for them. http://ow.ly/MuwxQ
  • Connellsville, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged for coercing a minor for sexual favors in exchange for not filing drug charges against her. http://ow.ly/MuyY5
  • Decatur, Indiana: An officer was fired and charged for sending pictures of his genitalia to two teenage girls. http://ow.ly/MuB2V

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-01-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-01-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-01-15/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 21:34:45 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8875 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, May 1, 2015: Update: Los Angeles, California (First reported 10-28-14): An officer who was named in an excessive force lawsuit has been charged with assault for the incident that … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, May 1, 2015:

  • Update: Los Angeles, California (First reported 10-28-14): An officer who was named in an excessive force lawsuit has been charged with assault for the incident that prompted it. ow.ly/MmcgG
  • Plainfield, New Jersey: An officer charged was with misconduct and receiving stolen property. ow.ly/MnGW9
  • Baltimore, Maryland: Six officers were charged with felonies for the death of Freddie Gray. Charges include manslaughter, 2nd degree murder, false imprisonment, and assault. http://nyti.ms/1EAlXK2
  • South Daytona, Florida: An officer was arrested for hitting a handcuffed suspect. ow.ly/MnUFr
  • Update: South Burlington, Vermont (First reported 03-23-15): A lieutenant who pled guilty to DWI was suspended for four weeks and will keep his job. He will also see a pay decrease during the time his driver’s license is suspended. ow.ly/MooZb
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia: An officer was placed on administrative leave for violating department’s use of force policy against a 17-year-old boy. The officer used pepper spray on the boy during a traffic stop but deployed a stun-gun too soon after the pepper spray.  ow.ly/MorMK
  • Billings, Montana: An officer was fired for lying about the circumstances that led to a high-speed chase. ow.ly/MoHfI
  • Northampton, North Carolina: Five deputies and six other current and former law enforcement officers were caught in an FBI drug bust. ow.ly/MoRqY

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Apps for Recording the Police http://www.policemisconduct.net/apps-for-recording-the-police/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/apps-for-recording-the-police/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 19:05:04 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8874 From Wired: With smartphones, we the citizens have in our pockets the power to hold our government responsible. Apps are cropping up to make it easier to videotape incidents like this. And organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and National … Continue reading

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From Wired:

With smartphones, we the citizens have in our pockets the power to hold our government responsible. Apps are cropping up to make it easier to videotape incidents like this. And organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and National Lawyers Guild are working to make sure we, the people with cameras in our hands, know our rights under the law.

First of all, it’s important to state up front that it is completely within a US citizen’s constitutional rights to record interactions with police officers, according to the ACLU. The EFF has created a guide for knowing your legal rights to digital property. Unless you are on private property, you have the right to photograph, film, or record anything in plain sight. Officers are not allowed to confiscate this material—or even search your cell phone—without a warrant. Yet, law enforcement frequently confiscates these recordings, while harassing, detaining, and arresting those who fail to comply.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-30-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-04-30-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-04-30-15/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 21:12:30 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8873 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, April 30, 2015: Update: Tampa, Florida (First reported 12-20-13): A now-former school resource officer was sentenced to six years for having sex with a 17-year-old student. http://ow.ly/MktY0 Atlanta, Georgia: An … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, April 30, 2015:

  • Update: Tampa, Florida (First reported 12-20-13): A now-former school resource officer was sentenced to six years for having sex with a 17-year-old student. http://ow.ly/MktY0
  • Atlanta, Georgia: An officer was arrested for approaching a woman who was sitting in her car and allegedly masturbating in front of her. He was off-duty at the time but was later identified by the victim’s description.  http://ow.ly/MkAc1
  • Jackson, Mississippi: An officer was arrested for assault after an alleged fight with a cousin’s ex-boyfriend. http://ow.ly/MkICM
  • Millville, New Jersey: A lieutenant was arrested for DUI after sideswiping another car while off duty. http://ow.ly/MkMgR
  • Millville, New Jersey: A lieutenant was arrested for assault for shoving man in a liquor store. Video of the confrontation was found while the press looked into the DUI arrest of another lieutenant (in the case just above). ow.ly/MkMYk
  • Wichita, Kansas: A now-retired officer is on trial for sexual assault of minors during last six years of his career and several years after. ow.ly/MlHXt
  • Fountain, Colorado: An officer was arrested for stalking and promotion of obscenity to a minor. ow.ly/MlTDM
  • Update: Knox County, Tennessee (First reported 11-07-14): A now-former deputy was last of six law enforcement offcers to be sentenced in gambling sting. All received probation and a period of home confinement. ow.ly/Mm2KO
  • Rio Grande City, Texas: An officer and Starr County drug task force member was arrested for cocaine distribution conspiracy. http://ow.ly/Mm5ke

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Police Unions Lobby for Special Legal Protections http://www.policemisconduct.net/police-unions-lobby-for-special-legal-protections/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/police-unions-lobby-for-special-legal-protections/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 19:49:33 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8872 From the New York Times: As Justice Department officials began meeting with community leaders in Baltimore this week in the early stages of their civil rights inquiry into the death of Freddie Gray, they heard repeated complaints about a state … Continue reading

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From the New York Times:

As Justice Department officials began meeting with community leaders in Baltimore this week in the early stages of their civil rights inquiry into the death of Freddie Gray, they heard repeated complaints about a state law that gives special legal protections to police officers suspected of abusing their power.

The law is similar to at least a dozen across the country, commonly known as police officers’ bills of rights. But Maryland’s, enacted in the early 1970s, was the first and goes the furthest in offering layers of legal protection to police officers. Among its provisions is one that gives officers 10 days before they have to talk to investigators….

The United States Supreme Court in 1967 determined that because police officers had in some instances been deprived of their constitutional right against self-incrimination, officers could not be compelled to give evidence against themselves, including as part of administrative investigations.

Since then, the extra layer of legal protection for officers has expanded, in large part because of the power of police unions, which have had similar rules inserted in union contracts and have frequently paid for television advertisements that label politicians who disagree with them as antipolice. In Maryland, law enforcement unions have donated tens of thousands of dollars to state and local elected officials, including to Ms. Rawlings-Blake.

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