PoliceMisconduct.net http://www.policemisconduct.net The Cato Institute's National Police Misconduct Reporting Project Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:13:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-27-15 to 06-29-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-27-15-to-06-29-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-27-15-to-06-29-15/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:34:43 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8953 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, June 27 through Monday, June 29, 2015: Phoenix, Arizona: An officer was arrested on kidnapping and sexual assault charges for assaulting a woman in custody. He resigned. ow.ly/OSJbk Ramsey County, … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, June 27 through Monday, June 29, 2015:

  • Phoenix, Arizona: An officer was arrested on kidnapping and sexual assault charges for assaulting a woman in custody. He resigned. ow.ly/OSJbk
  • Ramsey County, Minnesota: A deputy was arrested for animal cruelty for beating a dog. The incident was caught on video.ow.ly/OSMfr
  • Washington County, Pennsylvania: A deputy was suspended without pay for allowing a female inmate to escape custody. ow.ly/OWloq
  • McKean County, Pennsylvania: The now-former sheriff pled guilty to corruption of a minor for actions he committed while in office. ow.ly/OWnXF
  • Hialeah, Florida: An officer was suspended after teen alleged he sexually harassed her during a traffic stop. ow.ly/OWpEo
  • United States Secret Service: A now-former agent will plead guilty to charges for stealing $820,000 worth of Bitcoin & laundering money while he was working on the Silk Road case. A now-former DEA agent was also arrested for his actions during that investigation.  ow.ly/OWqxH
  • Update: Firebaugh, California (First reported 02-27-15): A now-former officer was found guilty of domestic violence. He will be sentenced in August. ow.ly/OWt75
  • Old Town, Maine: A now-former officer is being investigated for theft from the evidence room. ow.ly/OXgQf
  • Update: Tucson, Arizona (First reported 06-09-15): Two officers who were suspended after they were implicated in an expansive prostitution investigation have resigned. Five other officers are under investigation. ow.ly/OWxeM

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-26-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-26-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-26-15/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:43:17 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8952 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, June 26, 2015: Update: Troy, New York (First reported 07-30-14): An officer pled guilty to two misdemeanors for tipping off a drug dealer of police activity. As a result of … Continue reading

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

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

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-25-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-25-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-25-15/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:12:16 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8950 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, June 25, 2015: Update: Chatham County, South Carolina (First reported 01-14-15): Two deputies fired for the death of Matthew Ajibade have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and other charges. ow.ly/OLuNz … Continue reading

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

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

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-24-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-24-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-24-15/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 21:46:34 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8949 Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, June 24, 2015: Island County, Washington: The sheriff apologized for the dehydration death-in-custody of a mentally ill man. ow.ly/OHzAe Update: Evans, Colorado (First reported 04-10-15): An officer was cleared of … Continue reading

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

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

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-23-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-23-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-23-15/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:35:21 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8948 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 24, 2015: New York, New York: An officer was arrested for assault and harassment for an incident off duty. ow.ly/OGo4R Asbury Park, New Jersey: An officer was arrested for … Continue reading

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

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

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A Retired Baltimore Police Officer Speaks Out http://www.policemisconduct.net/a-retired-baltimore-police-officer-speaks-out/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/a-retired-baltimore-police-officer-speaks-out/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:30:10 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8947 Michael A. Wood Jr. is a retired Baltimore police officer. This morning, he tweeted a series of troubling, illegal, and disturbing incidents he witnessed while on the force. I have Storified them below. Warning: these tweets contain graphic language. You … Continue reading

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Michael A. Wood Jr. is a retired Baltimore police officer. This morning, he tweeted a series of troubling, illegal, and disturbing incidents he witnessed while on the force. I have Storified them below. Warning: these tweets contain graphic language. You can follow him on Twitter @MichaelAWoodJr .

PC=probable cause ; CDS=controlled deadly substance (drugs)

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-19-15 to 06-22-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-19-15-to-06-22-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-19-15-to-06-22-15/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:53:34 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8946 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, June 19 through Monday, June 22, 2015: Columbus, Ohio: An officer inadvertently shot a four-year-old girl while attempting to shoot the family dog. The girl was wounded in the … Continue reading

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

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

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-19-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-19-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-19-15/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:20:04 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8945 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, June 19, 2015: Jacksonville, Florida: An officer was arrested for battery and drug charges. ow.ly/OwUS4 Miami-Dade, Florida: A detective was relieved of duty after being accused of stealing custom-made jewelry … Continue reading

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

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

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-18-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-18-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-18-15/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 21:00:02 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8944 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, June 18, 2015: Calhoun County, Colorado: A deputy was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/OtVEx Sacramento County, California: A now-former deputy was convicted for selling firearms purchased for law enforcement to … Continue reading

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

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

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-17-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-17-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-17-15/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:00:18 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8943 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, June 17, 2015: Neptune Township, New Jersey: An officer ran his ex-wife’s car off the road and then fatally shot her. Their seven-year-old child was riding in the car … Continue reading

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

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

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-16-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-16-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-16-15/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:10:46 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8942 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 16, 2015: Selmer, Tennessee: A sergeant was indicted for assaulting an arrestee while processing him. ow.ly/OnTf6 Update: Broward County, Florida (First reported 05-07-15): A deputy had  felony assault added … Continue reading

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

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

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-13-15 to 06-15-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-13-15-to-06-15-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-13-15-to-06-15-15/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:30:52 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8940 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, June 13 through Monday, June 15, 2015: Tallahassee, Florida: An officer was arrested for solicitation of prostitution. ow.ly/Okg6b Update: Pacific, Missouri (First reported 07-31-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to … Continue reading

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

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

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-12-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-12-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-12-15/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:35:43 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8938 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, June 12, 2015: Rio Dell, California: An officer was arrested for battery and brandishing a weapon in Humboldt County. ow.ly/ObJi0 Bainbridge, Georgia: Four now-former deputies were convicted of federal … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, June 12, 2015:

  • Rio Dell, California: An officer was arrested for battery and brandishing a weapon in Humboldt County. ow.ly/ObJi0
  • Bainbridge, Georgia: Four now-former deputies were convicted of federal civil rights charges for beating up a man, lying about it, and then framing him for a crime. ow.ly/OcvNF
  • Norfolk, Virginia: A grand jury indicted an officer in the shooting death of David Latham. ow.ly/Oey4G
  • Update: Lakeland, Florida (First reported 10-13-14): A  now-former officer who had been charged with felony stalking pled no contest to a misdemeanor charge. As part of the deal, he surrendered his law enforcement certification. ow.ly/OeFgx
  • Update: Virginia Alcohol Beverage Commission (First reported 03-19-15): Officers will not face charges for the beating of UVA student Martese Johnson. Charges against Johnson were dropped. ow.ly/OeNzb
  • Update: Oklahoma State Police (First reported 09-16-14): A now-former trooper will stand trial in July for raping a motorist during a traffic stop. ow.ly/OeKKg
  • Update: Perry County, Ohio (First reported 11-08-13): The sheriff’s office settled a lawsuit with a man who was shot by deputies in 2012. ow.ly/OeQwg
  • Santa Ana, California: Officers are being investigated for actions during raid on cannabis dispensary. Video shows them ingesting edibles. ow.ly/Of5aN

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Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, June 11, 2015:

  • Update: Brandenburg, Kentucky (First reported 11-01-13): A now-former officer’s trial for child rape has been postponed until April 2016. A state trooper was charged for abusing the same then-15-year-old girl.  ow.ly/O9m0q
  • Cleveland, Ohio: The officer acquitted in the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams has been charged with assault. ow.ly/O9n5h
  • Williams County, North Dakota: A deputy was arrested for child pornography and fired. ow.ly/Obm0i
  • Mt. Vernon, Missouri: The chief was cited for discharging his firearm on conservation land. The shot spooked a horse that bucked and briefly dragged a child. ow.ly/Obw0B
  • University of Florida: A police officer was arrested for child abuse. ow.ly/ObwKZ
  • Topeka, Kansas: A now-former officer is being investigated for assault on a couple and perjury. ow.ly/Obzy7
  • Grayville, Illinois: An officer will not be charged for shooting into a car, hitting a suspect in the face. The suspect was treated for his injuries and was charged with driving on suspended license. ow.ly/ObC03
  • Calcasieu Parish, LA: A deputy was arrested for indecency with a minor. He was fired. ow.ly/ObDb4
  • Update: Cleveland, Ohio (First reported 11-22-14): In response to a petition filed by activists under Ohio law, a municipal judge found probable cause to charge the officer who shot Tamir Rice with murder and other charges. The results of the finding were then delivered to the prosecutor’s office. The prosecutor also recently received the results of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s investigation of the case and will present evidence to a grand jury. ow.ly/OciW5
  • Update: Toledo, Ohio (First reported 05-12-15): An officer pled no contest to OVI for accident that injured fellow officer. He was given probation and fined. ow.ly/ObEsb

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 10, 2015:

  • Update: McKinney, Texas (First reported 06-08-15): The officer who pulled a gun at a pool party has resigned. The chief called his actions “indefensible.” ow.ly/O7CTU
  • Update: Schaumburg, Illinois (First reported 01-18-13): The City settled its tenth lawsuit alleging police abuse by a small crew of current and former officers. ow.ly/O7voi
  • Chicago & Glenview, Illinois: Three Chicago narcotics officers and one Glenview officer have been charged with felony perjury. One officer testified that he pulled over a suspect for failing to signal and then smelled marijuana when he approached the vehicle which led to a search. The officers recovered almost a pound of the drug. The three other officers testified to the first officer’s version of events. Video of the arrest shown in court did not match up with their story. They had performed an illegal search and then lied about it under oath. Charges against the suspect were immediately dropped after the search was suppressed.  ow.ly/O7qku
  • Linden, New Jersey: An officer, who is also son of the police chief, pled guilty to hit-and-run. He was given a six-month suspension of his driver’s license and fined.  His employment status is under internal review. ow.ly/O8jF3
  • Corinth, Mississippi: An officer resigned after his arrest for domestic violence. ow.ly/O8mQs
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia: An officer was indicted for illegally obtaining prescription pills. He obtained the pills from a medical facility after being denied the drug in the emergency room. ow.ly/O8nYH
  • Memphis, Tennessee: A now-former officer was indicted for first-degree murder of her wife. She was also indicted for attempted murder for shooting at her wife’s 12-year-old son. ow.ly/O96rF
  • Lincoln County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/O9bfn
  • Owyhee County, Idaho: A deputy was charged with DUI on duty. He resigned. ow.ly/O9byn

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-09-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-09-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-09-15/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:03:29 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8934 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 9, 2015: New York, New York: The City is being sued by a man who recorded officers joke about falsifying their write-up about why they pulled him over. … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 9, 2015:

  • New York, New York: The City is being sued by a man who recorded officers joke about falsifying their write-up about why they pulled him over. According to the news report, one officer said, “I don’t even know why we pulled him over!” as he was rummaging through the car. A second responded, “Just the (unintelligible) cocaine test.” The first officer then replied, “That’s what you put! [laughs] That’s how you write the summons!” The plaintiff claims he was arrested for driving with a license, despite providing paperwork that showed his license was valid. The search of the car yielded no contraband. ow.ly/O2XRy
  • Orlando, Florida: Two officers were shown on video repeatedly kicking and tasing unarmed man sitting on sidewalk. ow.ly/O2Yeo
  • Tucson, Arizona: Several officers have been placed on paid leave because they have been implicated in a long-running prostitution investigation. ow.ly/O4QWp
  • Lowell, Massachusetts: A captain is the subject of internal and criminal investigations involving misconduct against a woman. ow.ly/O4VFB
  • Los Angeles County, California: A now-former deputy pled guilty to lying to the FBI. He will testify that three co-workers abused a handcuffed jail visitor who was alleged to have been smuggling in contraband to inmates. ow.ly/O5oiY
  • Update: Hickory, North Carolina (First reported 03-19-14): A now-former officer faces new assault indictments in the beating of a woman in custody. ow.ly/O5qNL
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: An officer was suspended after a domestic violence arrest. ow.ly/O5rK1
  • San Francisco, California: An officer was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/O5saK

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-06-15 to 06-08-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-06-15-to-06-08-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-06-15-to-06-08-15/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 21:16:54 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8933 Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, June 6 through Monday, June 8, 2015: McKinney, Texas: An officer was placed on leave after throwing a 14-year-old black girl on the ground and pulling his gun on … Continue reading

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

  • McKinney, Texas: An officer was placed on leave after throwing a 14-year-old black girl on the ground and pulling his gun on other black teens attending a pool party. ow.ly/NZJ9G
  • Lee County, North Carolina: The sheriff’s department settled an excessive force claim from 2010. ow.ly/NVKJQ
  • Update: Laceyville, Pennsylvania (First reported 04-17-15): The now-former chief was given a sentence to range between three days and six months in jail for DUI. He received credit for time served in alcohol rehabilitation and will not have to finish his sentence in jail provided he fulfills his obligations on probation. ow.ly/O1Eo3
  • Update: North Charleston, South Carolina (First reported 04-08-15): A now-former officer was formally indicted for the murder of Walter Scott. ow.ly/O1J7u
  • Los Angeles, California: An officer was found guilty of assault for hitting handcuffed woman in the throat with an open hand and kicking her groin. The woman lost consciousness in custody and later died.  ow.ly/O1MOI
  • Bethel, Alaska: The City paid a plaintiff $175,000 for a violent arrest by a now-former officer. $80,000 of the sum was to pay for medical bills. ow.ly/O1LhH
  • Atlanta, Georgia: An officer was arrested for helping murder suspect elude capture. The officer and the suspect were alleged to have been friends. ow.ly/O1ReL
  • Update: Ann Arbor, Michigan (First reported 01-23-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to 11 months for offering leniency to women in exchange for sex. ow.ly/O1UmG
  • New York, New York: The City settled with a teen who claimed she was arrested for resisting an officer’s sexual advances. The payout was for $45,000. ow.ly/O1XdW
  • Alabama State Police: A trooper resigned after he was accused and demoted for driving drunk and putting his gun to his estranged wife’s head. ow.ly/O1XUj

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The video has gone viral.  Most of the talk seems to be about the way in which the officer took the teenage girl to the ground to handcuff her, but it is when he brandishes his handgun (deadly force) that is most disturbing.

More here from the Washington Post:

A police officer slams an unarmed 15-year-old girl in a bikini to the ground, pulls his gun and kneels on her as teens on either side of him shout and, of course, record the encounter. Within hours, millions watch the video: Some see a defenseless black teen being manhandled by an out-of-control white cop; others see a lone, scared officer in the crowded, chaotic aftermath of a fight he doesn’t yet understand….Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington think tank, called the Texas video “appalling,” adding: “The people were in bathing suits. In this case, there isn’t anything that would justify taking out a gun.”

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-05-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-05-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-05-15/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 20:57:03 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8929 Here are the nine cases of police misconduct tracked for Friday, June 5, 2015: Madison, Wisconsin: An officer was exonerated in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. He is expected to return to regular duty soon.  ow.ly/NTwMu New York, New … Continue reading

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Here are the nine cases of police misconduct tracked for Friday, June 5, 2015:

  • Madison, Wisconsin: An officer was exonerated in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. He is expected to return to regular duty soon.  ow.ly/NTwMu
  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested for trespassing at an NYU dormitory while he was off duty. ow.ly/NVhLE
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer was arrested for OUI after a traffic accident. ow.ly/NVunC
  • Saratoga Springs, New York: An officer was suspended for arresting a man who gave him the finger. http://bit.ly/1cJLDdk
  • Ropesville, Texas: The chief was charged with tampering. He allegedly pawned firearms that were being held as evidence. ow.ly/NVxPX
  • Campbell County, Wyoming: Four deputies will return to duty after being cleared in a fatal officer-involved shooting. One deputy remains on leave pending further investigation. ow.ly/NVBUb
  • Update: Greece, New York (First reported 09-25-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to four years in prison, with ten years of supervised release, for his child pornography conviction. ow.ly/NVEfi
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: A jury finds one officer engaged in excessive force and awarded the victim $200,000 in damages. The City’s broader liability will be determined in a later court proceeding. ow.ly/NVHAN
  • Update: Albuquerque, New Mexico (First reported 02-17-15): An officer returned from suspension after he was arrested for child abuse.  Both the criminal case and internal investigation are ongoing.  ow.ly/NVJSi

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-04-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-04-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-04-15/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 21:10:41 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8928 Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 4, 2015: Maui, Hawaii: An officer was arrested and charged with OUI and refusing to take sobriety tests. ow.ly/NQfAu Winona County, Minnesota: A deputy was fired after his arrest … Continue reading

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Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 4, 2015:

  • Maui, Hawaii: An officer was arrested and charged with OUI and refusing to take sobriety tests. ow.ly/NQfAu
  • Winona County, Minnesota: A deputy was fired after his arrest for solicitation of prostitution. ow.ly/NS5Uj
  • Update: Kankakee County, Illinois (First reported 01-30-15): A now-former deputy was sentenced to two years and three months for misusing donated public funds for his private business. He was formerly the police chief of an Illinois town and former president of the organization for the Illinois chiefs of police. ow.ly/NS98E
  • Update: Secaucus, New Jersey (First reported 11-19-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to one year of probation for fraudulently purchasing steroid gel with the intent to resell it. ow.ly/NSib0
  • Greenville County, South Carolina: A deputy was fired after he was arrested by his colleagues for DUI. ow.ly/NSjLt
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (Los Angeles): A now-former agent was indicted for stealing $100,000 of drug proceeds and obstruction of justice. ow.ly/NSMJl
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: Eleven officers were placed on administrative leave after two incidents during which officers shot at moving vehicles. ow.ly/NSo9m
  • Portland, Tennessee: An officer was charged with leaving the scene of an accident. He allegedly hit a mailbox with his cruiser. The police department repaired the damaged mailbox. The officer resigned. ow.ly/NSq4r
  • Update: Jefferson County, Idaho (First reported 02-02-14): The sheriff was found guilty misusing public funds. Sentencing is scheduled for June 22. ow.ly/NSrya
  • East Chicago, Indiana: An officer was suspended for inappropriately pointing his gun at people while off duty. The news report revealed he has a history of similar encounters. ow.ly/NSu4S

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So the worst case for May was the death of Matthew Ajibade.  Ajibade’s girlfriend called the police because he was having a bipolar episode.  Georgia deputies arrested Ajibade but then took him to the jail instead of a hospital.  At the jail, he was placed in a restraint chair.  Deputies reportedly fired stun guns at him while he was restrained in the chair and then left him unattended in an isolation cell.  Ajibade, 22, died and the coroner now says it was homicide.  Nine deputies were fired over the incident and a criminal investigation is on-going.

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Note: We were so busy in early May following the criminal charges leveled at the 6 Baltimore police officers that we neglected to do a “Worst of the Month” for April.   It was the death of Freddie Gray.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-03-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-03-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-03-15/#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 22:23:37 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8926 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 3, 2015: New York, New York: An officer was arrested for stealing a credit card from deceased man and buying herself a diamond ring with it. ow.ly/NOwpZ Update: Simpsonville, … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 3, 2015:

  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested for stealing a credit card from deceased man and buying herself a diamond ring with it. ow.ly/NOwpZ
  • Update: Simpsonville, South Carolina (First reported 02-24-14): A now-former chief and now-former detective had the misconduct charges against them dropped. ow.ly/NOBYu
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The City will settle two lawsuits alleging police brutality for $100,000 (combined). Those settlements put the citywide payout for misconduct over $5,000,000 since 2010. ow.ly/NOCuf
  • Update: Darien, Georgia (First reported 10-21-14): A now-former officer was indicted for stealing $1,500 worth of drugs from the evidence room. ow.ly/NP7BV
  • Update: Seabrook, New Hampshire (First reported 04-11-14): A now-former officer’s assault case ends in a mistrial. Video showed the officer slamming the victim into a wall. Three other officers were fired or disciplined for the event. According to the report, the foreman said one juror believed marijuana gave a user super-human strength and therefore he refused to convict the officer because the victim had drugs in his possession.  ow.ly/NP913
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI. ow.ly/NPaVS
  • Update: Washington County, Arkansas (First reported 05-07-15): A deputy resigned after being targeted in a fraud investigation. After he was charged, he pled not guilty to insurance fraud and assault of his ex-wife. ow.ly/NPeoD
  • Update: Minneapolis, Minnesota (First reported 02-08-13): A now-former officer who lured young girls for sex was re-sentenced to 102 months in prison. The appellate court ruled that his previous sentence of 30 months was not within the permissible scope of downward departure, the mechanism by which a judge may reduce a sentence below normal range for a given crime.  ow.ly/NPhOv
  • Update: Fresno, California (First reported 07-23-12): A now-former officer pled no contest to a rape charge. ow.ly/NQagm

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-02-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-02-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-06-02-15/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 20:35:09 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8925 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 2, 2015: Kissimmee, Florida: An officer was arrested for assaulting a child at a middle school. ow.ly/NLoUN Shelby County, Tennessee: A deputy was arrested for DUI on his motorcycle. ow.ly/NLp6e … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 2, 2015:

  • Kissimmee, Florida: An officer was arrested for assaulting a child at a middle school. ow.ly/NLoUN
  • Shelby County, Tennessee: A deputy was arrested for DUI on his motorcycle. ow.ly/NLp6e
  • Carrollton, Kentucky: The police department, under orders from the chief, allegedly bought a one-way bus ticket to Florida for a mentally ill man in their custody. He was to be evaluated under court order, but the department allegedly sent the confused and possibly suicidal man out of the state on a bus full of strangers. He has been returned to Kentucky and is receiving psychiatric care. The department is under investigation. ow.ly/NLBGl
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia: An officer resigned after a video showed him Taser and pepper spray stroke victim. The department said he violated policy in his use of force. http://ow.ly/NM68A
  • Youngstown, Ohio: An officer had his discipline reduced by an arbitrator. The punishment was dropped from 15 days to four hours. He altered charging documents to protect an officer’s brother during an arrest, but he claimed—and the arbitrator agreed—that he did so under orders. ow.ly/NMprI
  • Jeanerette, Louisiana: The police chief was arrested and suspended for malfeasance in office and three counts of compounding a felony. It was related to an investigation of a gentlemen’s club that was raided for prostitution.  ow.ly/NMqYT
  • Scott County, Texas: A deputy was charged with shooting a BB gun at kids playing volleyball at a church.  ow.ly/NMtcq
  • Jackson County, Kentucky: The sheriff’s department settled with a judge-executive who was falsely arrested by the former sheriff. The payment was for $62,500. ow.ly/NMxJh
  • Update: Bullhead City, Arizona (First reported 10-29-14): A now-former officer will stand trial in December on sexual assault charges. http://ow.ly/NMXF1

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-30-15 to 06-01-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-30-15-to-06-01-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-05-30-15-to-06-01-15/#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:24:14 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8924 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, May 30 through Monday, June 1, 2015: Mobile, Alabama: An officer was terminated for misconduct and jailed for second-degree theft.  http://ow.ly/NGMDP Update: Onondaga, New York (First reported 12-17-14): A … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, May 30 through Monday, June 1, 2015:

  • Mobile, Alabama: An officer was terminated for misconduct and jailed for second-degree theft.  http://ow.ly/NGMDP
  • Update: Onondaga, New York (First reported 12-17-14): A deputy, one of three who have been indicted for fraud, has retired from the department. The criminal cases are still pending against them. http://ow.ly/NGNWP
  • Donnellson, Iowa: The police chief was arrested for domestic assault. He resigned a few days later. http://ow.ly/NIkrf
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: An officer faces federal civil rights charges for assaulting four people and committing perjury. http://ow.ly/NImMO
  • Update: Lafayette, Indiana (First reported 07-03-14): The City settled with a wheelchair-bound man who was hit and verbally abused by an officer. The officer was demoted after the incident. http://ow.ly/NIpW1
  • New York State Police: A trooper was acquitted on three out of four rape charges. The jury hung on the fourth charge, third-degree rape. ow.ly/NIGwZ
  • Update: Amarillo, Texas (First reported 10-06-14): An officer is seeking to overturn his discipline for actions following officer-involved shooting.  ow.ly/NIL60
  • Portland, Oregon: An officer skirted parking fines totaling more than $1,000. He resigned, but officials are pushing to revoke his law enforcement certification for life.  http://ow.ly/NJo5o

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Washington Post Tracking Police Shooting Fatalities http://www.policemisconduct.net/washington-post-tracking-police-shooting-fatalities/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/washington-post-tracking-police-shooting-fatalities/#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:50:15 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8923 On Sunday, the Washington Post ran a lengthy story about police shootings in the USA thus far this year.  Fatalities are now 385, about twice a day–and those are only the fatalities (if someone is shot and is crippled or … Continue reading

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On Sunday, the Washington Post ran a lengthy story about police shootings in the USA thus far this year.  Fatalities are now 385, about twice a day–and those are only the fatalities (if someone is shot and is crippled or is on life support, that’s not part of this tally).

Excerpt:

The most troubling ­cases began with a cry for help.

About half the shootings occurred after family members, neighbors or strangers sought help from police because someone was suicidal, behaving erratically or threatening violence.

Take Shane Watkins, a 39-year-old white man, who died in his mother’s driveway in Moulton, Ala.

Watkins had never been violent, and family members were not afraid for their safety when they called Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies in March. But Watkins, who suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, was off his medication. Days earlier, he had declared himself the “god of the fifth element” and demanded whiskey and beer so he could “cleanse the earth with it,” said his sister, Yvonne Cote.

Then he started threatening to shoot himself and his dog, Slayer. His mother called Cote, who called 911. Cote got back on the phone with her mother, who watched Watkins walk onto the driveway holding a box cutter to his chest. A patrol car pulled up, and Cote heard her mother yell: “Don’t shoot! He doesn’t have a gun!”

“Then I heard the gunshots,” Cote said.

Lawrence County sheriff’s officials declined to comment and have refused to release documents related to the case.

Read the whole thing.  Excellent reporting.

Note that it’s a private institution that’s gathered this important information together, not the government itself.

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