PoliceMisconduct.net http://www.policemisconduct.net The Cato Institute's National Police Misconduct Reporting Project Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:34:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-29-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-29-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-29-15/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:31:47 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9012 Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, July 29, 2015: New York, New York: An officer was found to have used excessive force by the CCRB. He will now face a disciplinary hearing for throwing a … Continue reading

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Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, July 29, 2015:

  • New York, New York: An officer was found to have used excessive force by the CCRB. He will now face a disciplinary hearing for throwing a handcuffed teen through a window. ow.ly/Qd0ZN
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (El Paso, Texas): An agent was arrested for smuggling people across Mexico/U.S. border. ow.ly/Qd1cs
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado: An officer was arrested for misconduct and false reporting. ow.ly/Qd1kD
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina: An officer was arrested for DWI. ow.ly/Qd1GO
  • Update: University of Cincinnati (Ohio) (First reported 07-24-15): The officer who fatally shot Sam Dubose, an unarmed black motorist, has been arrested and charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter. He pled not guilty during his arraignment. Video of the incident was released when the Hamilton County prosecutor announced the indictment. The camera footage contradicted statements and reports of the officer. ow.ly/Qf2Rm
  • Update: Seattle, Washington (First reported 01-29-15): The City’s police watchdog agency recommended firing the officer who falsely arrested an elderly black man last year. The man, William Wingate, had been using a golf club as a cane to walk. The officer claimed the Wingate swung the club at her, but seven minutes of video contradicted her statements. Charges against Wingate were dropped with an apology from the City. His $750,000 lawsuit against the City is pending. ow.ly/Qd1Zc
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for DWI and placed on emergency leave. ow.ly/Qd2j9
  • Dallas County, Texas: A deputy was arrested for shoplifting at a grocery store while in uniform. He allegedly used self-checkout on several occasions but did not pay for some of his merchandise. ow.ly/Qd50P
  • Osceola County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for attempting to buy prescription pills from an informant. ow.ly/Qd5pD
  • Update: Ottawa County, Michigan (First reported 05-07-15): A deputy pled guilty to driving with BAC over .17, violating state’s recently passed ‘super drunk’ law that tacks on extra penalties for driving more than twice the legal limit. ow.ly/Qd5Qj

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-28-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-28-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-28-15/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:28:32 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9011 Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 28, 2015: Kenosha, Wisconsin: An officer received a 60-day suspension for repeatedly shoving bystander and injuring him. ow.ly/QaViy New York, New York: The City is being sued by … Continue reading

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Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 28, 2015:

  • Kenosha, Wisconsin: An officer received a 60-day suspension for repeatedly shoving bystander and injuring him. ow.ly/QaViy
  • New York, New York: The City is being sued by two men who shot at, one was hit several times, by a drunk off-duty officer. The officer is facing attempted murder and DUI charges. ow.ly/QaWlk
  • Update: Cincinnati, OH chief viewed video evidence of a University of Cincinnati’s officer’s fatal shooting of Samuel Dubose. He said “It’s not good.” ow.ly/Qbv6U (Since this was posted to Twitter, the officer was indicted for murder. You can read about that here.)
  • New York, New York: Several officers were shown on video punching a subdued man they were arresting in a Target for trespassing. ow.ly/QaZQx
  • Central State University (Ohio): An officer was arrested for OVI and possessing a firearm while intoxicated.ow.ly/Qb0Ll
  • Sarasota, Florida: An officer made a homeless man play humiliating games for food and eat it off of the floor while in custody. ow.ly/Qb5n8
  • Medford, Massachusetts: A detective was suspended after threatening to shoot a driver in the head during a traffic stop. (with video) ow.ly/QbaOH
  • Fresno, California: An officer resigned after being caught in a prostitution investigation. ow.ly/Qbj7r
  • Vermilion, Ohio: An officer was suspended from duty for driving with a suspended license. The car he was driving also had illegally transferred tags. ow.ly/Qbksh
  • Vermilion, Ohio: An officer was suspended for 10 days after he drove to police shooting range while intoxicated. ow.ly/Qbl1g

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Murder Indictment for U. of C. Officer who Shot Sam Dubose http://www.policemisconduct.net/murder-indictment-u-of-cincinnati-officer-who-shot-sam-dubose/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/murder-indictment-u-of-cincinnati-officer-who-shot-sam-dubose/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:43:59 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9010 The Hamilton County, Ohio prosecutor, Joe Deters, announced the indictment of University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the shooting death of motorist Sam Dubose. Tensing was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter. A warrant has been issued for his … Continue reading

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The Hamilton County, Ohio prosecutor, Joe Deters, announced the indictment of University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the shooting death of motorist Sam Dubose. Tensing was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

The Washington Post has a write-up here. A snippet,

“This office has probably reviewed upwards of hundreds of police shootings, and this is the first time that we’ve thought this is without question a murder,” [Deters] said.

While a university police report stated that Tensing said he had been dragged by the car before shooting, Deters said that the officer not dragged. Rather, Tensing fell backwards after shooting Dubose in the head, Deters said.

Deters called the situation “a pretty chicken-crap stop.”

Dubose was shot in the head after no violent action or involvement with Tensing. Without the video evidence from Tensing’s body camera, and no living witnesses to the shooting to counter Tensing’s initial statement, it is likely that these charges would never have been brought.

For more on police use of body cameras, check out our explainer written by Matthew Feeney here.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-25-15 to 07-27-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-25-15-to-07-27-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-25-15-to-07-27-15/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:32:18 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9009 Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, July 25 through Monday, July 27, 2015: Watervliet, New York: An officer was arrested for allegedly having oral sex with two minors in public spaces. http://bit.ly/1SLEhnS Costa Mesa, California: An … Continue reading

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Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, July 25 through Monday, July 27, 2015:

  • Watervliet, New York: An officer was arrested for allegedly having oral sex with two minors in public spaces. http://bit.ly/1SLEhnS
  • Costa Mesa, California: An officer was arrested for insurance fraud. Allegedly, he falsely claimed he was injured on the job. ow.ly/Q7Wot
  • Update: Los Angeles, California (First reported 03-02-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to 36 months in prison, with 20 of those suspended, for assaulting a suspect in custody. The suspect, Alesia Thomas, later died. ow.ly/Q88Oo
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 07-18-14): A judge ordered the release of disciplinary actions records against the officer who choked Eric Garner. ow.ly/Q8vTY
  • Update: Española, New Mexico (First reported 02-24-15): A now-former officer had embezzlement charge dropped against him for lack of mens rea (criminal intent). He allegedly traded department ammunition for custom-made t-shirts. ow.ly/Q8azm
  • Update: Minnesota State Police (First reported 07-09-15): A trooper pled guilty to driving 94 mph in a 55 mph zone.  He was fined $535. ow.ly/Q8e12
  • Yell County & Danville, Arkansas: Two now-former law enforcement officers, who are also brothers, were charged with battery for actions against a 13-year-old detainee. ow.ly/Q8hIa
  • Update: Williamsburg, South Carolina (First reported 02-21-14): A now-former sheriff and a now-former deputy were indicted by the state for misconduct in office. The former sheriff has already convicted and sentenced to 30 months in a related federal case. ow.ly/Q8jHV
  • Update: Brusly, Louisiana (First reported 02-07-14): The now-former chief was sentenced to three years in prison, all suspended, and three and a half years of probation after pleading no contest to two counts of malfeasance in office. He had been charged with several felony counts for stealing seven department firearms and selling them. This was the second batch of criminal charges he faced for his conduct in office. He resigned after his first arrest in 2014 for using government credit cards to pay for his personal fuel in his car and boat 29 times totaling over $1,100 worth of fuel. He pled guilty to those charges and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.  ow.ly/Q8mjp
  • New Haven, Connecticut: An officer was arrested for stealing several hundred dollars in cash from a local restaurant. ow.ly/Q8mJl

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-24-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-24-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-24-15/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:04:32 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9008 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, July 24, 2015: Hartsville, Indiana: A deputy town marshal was arrested for child solicitation. ow.ly/Q2btP Georgetown, Texas: An officer was fired for tampering with the rifle of a colleague. ow.ly/Q2vkr Palm … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, July 24, 2015:

  • Hartsville, Indiana: A deputy town marshal was arrested for child solicitation. ow.ly/Q2btP
  • Georgetown, Texas: An officer was fired for tampering with the rifle of a colleague. ow.ly/Q2vkr
  • Palm Bay, Florida: An officer was disciplined for using a confidential police database to investigate people she did not like. ow.ly/Q2BTi
  • Update: Mt. Juliet, Tennessee (First reported 04-24-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to federal fraud charges. He claimed $13,000 worth of overtime payments that he did not earn. ow.ly/Q2T2A
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio): A local prosecutor is investigating a fatal shooting of an unarmed motorist by university policeman. ow.ly/Q2Yyk
  • Update: Richmond County, Georgia (First reported 04-17-15): An officer who had been accused of rape was cleared by investigators. ow.ly/Q300n
  • Iberia Parish, Louisiana (First reported 10-11-13): A now-former deputy was sentenced to one day in jail, on year of supervised release, and 200 hours of community service for striking a handcuffed teen in custody. ow.ly/Q35w8
  • Portland, Oregon: An officer was placed on leave after he was accused of demanding sexual acts and a massage from a woman. ow.ly/Q37p7
  • Update: Miami Beach, Florida (First reported 08-19-13): An officer will not face charges in the tasing death of an 18-year-old man in 2013. The family is likely to file suit.  ow.ly/Q3aTT

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-23-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-23-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-23-15/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:45:34 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9007 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, July 23, 2015: Buffalo, New York: An officer was indicted on federal civil rights charges for initiating a false arrest of a person. ow.ly/PZhAm Chicago, Illinois: An officer was arrested … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, July 23, 2015:

  • Buffalo, New York: An officer was indicted on federal civil rights charges for initiating a false arrest of a person. ow.ly/PZhAm
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer was arrested for DUI after allegedly striking a pedestrian while off duty. ow.ly/PZs27
  • Española, New Mexico: An officer was placed on leave and charged with battery. He has a history of excessive force complaints in two police departments. ow.ly/PZunY
  • Maricopa County, Arizona: The sheriff’s office settled the discrimination and racial profiling lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice. ow.ly/PZwA3
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was fired for failing to report injuries on a call. This is his second termination from the department. He was fired previously for failing to report, but was reinstated by a labor arbitrator. ow.ly/PZxlO
  • Update: Maypearl, Texas: The chief was terminated and charged with sex crimes against a minor. ow.ly/PZFwu
  • Pocatello, Idaho: An officer was charged with assault. ow.ly/PZy8g
  • Weston, West Virginia: An officer was placed on leave after a man died from injuries sustained during an arrest. State authorities declined to launch an independent investigation so it was referred to the FBI.ow.ly/PZKLf
  • Update: Houston, Texas: A now-former officer pled guilty to aiding and abetting drug distribution. She faces 40 years in prison. She is scheduled to be sentenced in October. ow.ly/PZMPq

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-22-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-22-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-22-15/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:00:02 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9006 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, July 22, 2015: Bibb County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested on dog fighting charges. ow.ly/PWamv Dallas, Texas: An officer was fired after his arrest for sexual assault of a child. ow.ly/PWbQx … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, July 22, 2015:

  • Bibb County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested on dog fighting charges. ow.ly/PWamv
  • Dallas, Texas: An officer was fired after his arrest for sexual assault of a child. ow.ly/PWbQx
  • Summerville, South Carolina: An officer was arrested for assault and battery of a woman. ow.ly/PWcql
  • Anderson, Indiana: An officer was arrested for OWI in Noblesville. ow.ly/PWdts
  • Update: Sacramento, California: A now-former officer was convicted for repeatedly raping an elderly woman in a senior living facility. ow.ly/PWe77
  • San Francisco, California: A now-former was officer convicted of bribery. He accepted roughly $25,000 in bribes over a two-year period. ow.ly/PWf6Q
  • New York, New York: Two officers were shown on security footage beating a man who had his hands up.  ow.ly/PX7Pf
  • Habersham County, Georgia: A now-former deputy was indicted for lying on an affidavit and search warrant. The subsequent SWAT raid seriously injured a toddler when a flash-bang grenade was thrown into the child’s crib.  ow.ly/PXdJq

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The Sandra Bland Case http://www.policemisconduct.net/the-sandra-bland-case/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/the-sandra-bland-case/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:31:32 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9001 From NBC News: Last week, Sandra Bland was found dead from apparent “self-inflicted asphyxiation” in her cell in a Texas jail, three days after her arrest following a routine traffic stop. Her puzzling death — she had just gotten a … Continue reading

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From NBC News:

Last week, Sandra Bland was found dead from apparent “self-inflicted asphyxiation” in her cell in a Texas jail, three days after her arrest following a routine traffic stop.

Her puzzling death — she had just gotten a new job that she was excited about, her family said — has become the latest flashpoint in a national discussion about law enforcement in America. State and federal authorities are investigating, while Bland’s family and supporters say they don’t believe she killed herself and don’t trust the official version of events….

Waller County authorities have asked the Texas Rangers and the FBI to investigate Bland’s death, which was ruled a suicide by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston. Bland’s family has asked for an independent autopsy.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-21-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-21-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-21-15/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:59:54 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=9000 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 21, 2015: Greenville, North Carolina: An officer was arrested for assaulting a woman. The report noted that the woman had visible injuries. ow.ly/PT2D1 Austin, Texas: An officer was suspended … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 21, 2015:

  • Greenville, North Carolina: An officer was arrested for assaulting a woman. The report noted that the woman had visible injuries. ow.ly/PT2D1
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was suspended after his fifth automobile crash on duty in one year. After this latest incident, he failed to properly report the accident and left the scene. ow.ly/PT8Zn
  • Update: San Mateo County, California (First reported 01-06-14): A now-former deputy will be retried for assault because new evidence may support his self-defense claim made during his trial. He was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend. The ex-girlfriend has since testified that the boyfriend had assaulted her before the former deputy was involved.  ow.ly/PTgLb
  • Update: Charlotte-Mecklenberg, North Carolina (First reported 04-28-15): An officer’s trial for the voluntary manslaughter of Jonathan Ferrell is underway. Ferrell had been in an auto accident and was seeking help when the officer shot him. The officer claimed he mistook him for a burglar. ow.ly/PTjVF
  • Mission, Texas: An officer was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. ow.ly/PTlp4
  • Essex County, New Jersey: An officer was charged for tipping-off dealers in a sprawling heroin conspiracy. ow.ly/PTnZh
  • Franklin, Alabama: The police chief was arrested for selling a firearm and ammunition to an undocumented immigrant. ow.ly/PTpQM
  • Marshall County, Mississippi: A constable was arrested for DUI.ow.ly/PTvnp He had previously been accused of DUI. ow.ly/PTvtJ
  • Update: Waller County, Texas: The death of Sandra Bland is being investigated by state and local authorities. Those investigations are being overseen by FBI. The arresting officer has been placed on leave. Video of her arrest has been released. Irregularities in the video have prompted deep skepticism.  ow.ly/PTCDs

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-18-15 to 07-20-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-18-15-to-07-20-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-18-15-to-07-20-15/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:00:49 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8977 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, July 18 through Monday, July 20, 2015: New York, New York: Nineteen officers in a Bronx precinct face administrative charges that they downgraded criminal charges in 55 cases over … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, July 18 through Monday, July 20, 2015:

  • New York, New York: Nineteen officers in a Bronx precinct face administrative charges that they downgraded criminal charges in 55 cases over four months. ow.ly/PPWxY
  • Apopka, Florida: An officer resigned during an investigation into his alleged illegal solicitation of prescription pills. ow.ly/PQaqw
  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer has been placed on leave during the investigation into his fatal shooting of nineteen-year-old Darrius Stewart while in custody. Stewart’s family claims that he had been taken into custody improperly because of mistaken identity. ow.ly/PQm28
  • Update: South Congaree, South Carolina (First reported 06-18-14): The now-former police chief was sentenced to four years’ probation for federal perjury after accepting a plea bargain. He still faces state charges for misconduct. ow.ly/PQESc
  • Buffalo, New York: An officer was suspended without pay after a five-year-old video surfaced of him striking a handcuffed suspect. ow.ly/PQHtO
  • Put-in-Bay, Ohio: A now-former officer was indicted on 15 counts of misconduct while he was employed there. The same day, he was fired from Volusia County, Florida sheriff’s office. Ohio authorities expect him to turn himself in but have been unable to contact him directly. ow.ly/PQXmW
  • Update: King City, California (First reported 02-27-14): The now-former chief faces trial for perjury and embezzlement. Three now-former officers have already pled guilty to various charges involving the scandal-plagued department. ow.ly/PR0WS
  • Chandler, Arizona: An officer illegally entered a home and handcuffed a woman who was wearing only a towel. Charges will not be filed, but the woman intends to file a lawsuit against the City. ow.ly/PR9Qr

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-17-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-17-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-17-15/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:13:39 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8976 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, July 17, 2015: Spokane, Washington: An officer was arrested for first-degree burglary-domestic violence for kicking down a woman’s door while armed. ow.ly/PIwHX Lafayette Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was arrested for … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, July 17, 2015:

  • Spokane, Washington: An officer was arrested for first-degree burglary-domestic violence for kicking down a woman’s door while armed. ow.ly/PIwHX
  • Lafayette Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was arrested for bringing contraband into the jail for inmates. ow.ly/PKi5A
  • Baltimore, Maryland: The City agreed to settle a lawsuit for $65,000. The suit alleged a young man was cuffed and beaten by an officer. ow.ly/PKqZf
  • New York, New York: An officer was indicted by a federal grand jury for drug trafficking in Vermont. ow.ly/PKvG9
  • Update: Stonewall, Mississippi (First reported 07-10-15): The death of Jonathan Sanders was ruled provisionally as a homicide by manual asphyxiation. ow.ly/PKxjc
  • Update: St. Louis, Missouri (First reported 03-17-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to two years in prison for providing a shotgun to known drug dealers. ow.ly/PKENC
  • Update: Dothan, Alabama (First reported 03-04-15): An officer’s charges were updated. He is now charged with 20 counts of identity theft of military service members. ow.ly/PKFlN
  • Hill County, Texas: A now-former deputy pled guilty to stealing $560 from evidence and deleting the record of the evidence to hide the theft. He was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. ow.ly/PKHEo
  • Dade County, Georgia: A sheriff was indicted on 18 criminal counts for using a county credit card for $6,300 in personal purchases and payments. ow.ly/PKJ3p

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Points for “Some” Honesty http://www.policemisconduct.net/points-for-some-honesty/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/points-for-some-honesty/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:53:34 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8975 Countless reports on this website include stories of police officers refusing to enforce the law against family or colleagues when they have committed a crime. Sometimes the offense is a DUI, other times it is drug dealing. Covering up a crime … Continue reading

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Countless reports on this website include stories of police officers refusing to enforce the law against family or colleagues when they have committed a crime. Sometimes the offense is a DUI, other times it is drug dealing. Covering up a crime is not only a rules violation but sometimes a crime in itself. Either way, it is police misconduct. Except, apparently, in Methuen, Massachusetts.

The Boston Globe reports that applicants to the Methuen police department were awarded points for saying they would not arrest a family member or fellow officer for DUI. When called to testify about the practice, the officers responsible for reviewing the applications were surprisingly forthcoming.  According to the Globe:

“I’m looking for some bearing, some honesty, and how quickly the person can think on their feet,” Police Lieutenant Michael Pappalardo testified.

But Pappalardo also said he wouldn’t believe anyone who claimed they would arrest their family and friends. And when candidates said they wouldn’t arrest family or fellow officers, the hiring panel noted the person “knows discretion.”

While police officers are granted considerable discretion in how strictly to enforce the laws–such as issuing a verbal warning for speeding instead of issuing a ticket or putting someone in a cab who is drunk instead of booking them for public intoxication–favoritism is an ethical breach of that discretion. Such “professional courtesy” effectively insulates police officers and their families from the law. Put another way, favoritism places them above the law.

Unfortunately, the practice is quite common. The Globe story recounts the findings of a 2008 Civil Service Commission report:

“Every police officer who testified before the commission testified that the routine and customary practice when a stop is made on a fellow police officer, is to show professional courtesy and not call in the stop,” the report said.

Police officers should have more than “some” honesty to maintain the public trust. Read the whole thing here.

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-16-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-16-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-16-15/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:43:05 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8974 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, July 16, 2015: Greenville, Mississippi: An officer was arrested for being an accessory after the fact to a fatal shooting. He allegedly provided a get-away vehicle for the assailant. ow.ly/PGNZi … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, July 16, 2015:

  • Greenville, Mississippi: An officer was arrested for being an accessory after the fact to a fatal shooting. He allegedly provided a get-away vehicle for the assailant. ow.ly/PGNZi
  • San Diego County, California: The County will pay $1,000,000 to the family of a man with Down syndrome who was assaulted by a deputy on duty. ow.ly/PGTFt
  • Burlington, Vermont: An officer was arrested for DUI after a two-car collision that resulted in injuries. ow.ly/PGWzB
  • Aurora, Colorado: An officer faces grand jury proceedings for the fatal shooting of Naeschylus Vinzant, an unarmed man. ow.ly/PHj9q
  • Waller County, Texas: The jail is under Texas Ranger investigation after a woman died in custody. Video of her arrest was released. ow.ly/PHkwN
  • Maypearl, Texas: The police chief is under investigation for solicitation of a minor. He allegedly sent lurid texts to a 16-year-old girl. ow.ly/PHzkc
  • Update: Eagle County, Colorado (First reported 10-08-14): A deputy pled guilty to third-degree assault and second-degree criminal trespass for sexually assaulting a female motorist in an abandoned warehouse. He will have to register as a sex offender.  ow.ly/PHBtD
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer was suspended for lying about how he was injured in an off-duty shooting. He allegedly conspired with his former brother-in-law to say his current wife shot him. ow.ly/PHCEj
  • Update: Hudson Falls, New York (First reported 03-12-15): A deputy who was charged with larceny for stealing from police union coffers has resigned. ow.ly/PHDJY

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-15-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-15-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-15-15/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 21:04:39 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8973 Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, July 15, 2015: Cleveland (Ohio) Housing Authority: An officer was arrested for stalking and burglary. ow.ly/PDK0q Barrackville, West Virginia: An officer was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/PDKt2 Gardena, California: The City settled … Continue reading

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, July 15, 2015:

  • Cleveland (Ohio) Housing Authority: An officer was arrested for stalking and burglary. ow.ly/PDK0q
  • Barrackville, West Virginia: An officer was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/PDKt2
  • Gardena, California: The City settled a wrongful death suit for $4,700,000 in the shooting death of Ricardo Diaz Zeferino, who was unarmed.  Against the wishes of the police department, a federal judge ordered the release of the video footage of the shooting.  ow.ly/PE8eh
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: An officer was arrested for domestic violence involving his firearm. ow.ly/PE66Z
  • Huntsville, Alabama: An officer was arrested for a domestic violence incident with his wife. ow.ly/PDOsj
  • Hatch, New Mexico: An officer was arrested for battery and false imprisonment. The investigation is ongoing. ow.ly/PEdcF
  • Altoona, Pennsylvania: A now-former officer who was fired for after an allegation of excessive force will face charges of suppression and battery for the incident. ow.ly/PEMMO
  • Columbia County, New York: A now-former deputy pled guilty for secretly taking photos of a nude woman and putting the images on the Internet. ow.ly/PF1ZC

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From the Wall Street Journal:

The cost of resolving police-misconduct cases has surged for big U.S. cities in recent years, even before the current wave of scrutiny faced by law-enforcement over tactics.

The 10 cities with the largest police departments paid out $248.7 million last year in settlements and court judgments in police-misconduct cases, up 48% from $168.3 million in 2010, according to data gathered by The Wall Street Journal through public-records requests.

Those cities collectively paid out $1.02 billion over those five years in such cases, which include alleged beatings, shootings and wrongful imprisonment. When claims related to car collisions, property damage and other police incidents are included, the total rose to more than $1.4 billion.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-14-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-14-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-14-15/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:34:09 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8970 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 14, 2015: Update: New York, New York (First reported 07-18-14): The City settled the wrongful death lawsuit with the family of Eric Garner for $5.9 million. Garner suffered … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 14, 2015:

  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 07-18-14): The City settled the wrongful death lawsuit with the family of Eric Garner for $5.9 million. Garner suffered cardiac arrest after an officer used a banned choke-hold on him in Staten Island. ow.ly/PAxlF
  • Sunrise, Florida: An officer was arrested for a domestic violence incident. He allegedly pulled a gun on his stepson. ow.ly/PAGyv
  • Phenix City, Alabama: The City settled a lawsuit for $275,000 with a woman who claimed an officer broke her eye socket when he punched her last year during an arrest. ow.ly/PB1pZ
  • Elko County, Nevada: A now-former undersheriff will face a theft charge for putting $3,000 of personal expenses on a county credit card. ow.ly/PBkHb
  • Chester County, South Carolina: The sheriff’s department is facing a lawsuit from volunteer firefighters who claimed they were unlawfully arrested at an accident scene last year. ow.ly/PBqls
  • Update: Alamogordo, New Mexico (First reported 07-07-15): An officer who was arrested for pulling a gun on rental center employees was arrested for the second time in a week. The second arrest was for battery.  ow.ly/PBG66
  • Phoenix, Arizona: A now-former officer pled guilty to attempted child abuse and sexual conduct with a minor. ow.ly/PBGrf
  • Windsor, Vermont: An officer pled not guilty to aggravated assault for shooting a suspect multiple times. ow.ly/PBJJ9
  • Update: Madisonville, Texas (First reported 10-17-14): A now-former officer was acquitted of criminal charges in the death of his K9.  ow.ly/PBP99

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-11-15 to 07-13-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-11-15-to-07-13-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-11-15-to-07-13-15/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:04:50 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8968 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, July 11 through Monday, July 13, 2015: Washington Metro Transit Authority (Washington, DC): A police officer was arrested for exposing himself to a teenager. ow.ly/Pseyd Dothan, Alabama: An officer will … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, July 11 through Monday, July 13, 2015:

  • Washington Metro Transit Authority (Washington, DC): A police officer was arrested for exposing himself to a teenager. ow.ly/Pseyd
  • Dothan, Alabama: An officer will not face criminal charges for fatally shooting a man after an altercation at an animal shelter. Mr. Robert Lawrence was apparently trying to turn in a stray animal when he was asked to show identification by a police officer who was present. Mr. Lawrence allegedly refused to show identification and during a subsequent physical struggle, was shot in the stomach and later died at the hospital. ow.ly/PxwmN
  • Los Angeles County, California: A deputy has been accused of beating his girlfriend and setting her hair on fire. ow.ly/Pxyra
  • Clare County, Michigan: A deputy resigned after her arrest for DUI. Officers responded to a car in a ditch and found her there. ow.ly/PxzXl
  • Wilson County, North Carolina: A deputy was fired after his DWI arrest on July 4. ow.ly/PxBzV
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer will be allowed to stay on leave until his trial is concluded for beating a man in convenience store. The trial is scheduled for October of this year. ow.ly/PxNrx
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was placed on leave after shooting a fleeing man. ow.ly/PxO4a
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama: The homicide unit is investigating a death in custody of a man who was pepper sprayed for resisting arrest. ow.ly/PxPNU
  • Update: Lake County, Colorado (First reported 05-15-15): A deputy was sentenced to three years of probation for stealing a gun from evidence and selling it. ow.ly/PxXLy

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-10-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-10-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-10-15/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:37:45 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8967 Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, July 10, 2015: Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer was suspended and is being investigated for domestic violence against his wife. ow.ly/PqVG9 Washington Park, Illinois: An officer was charged with official … Continue reading

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Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, July 10, 2015:

  • Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer was suspended and is being investigated for domestic violence against his wife. ow.ly/PqVG9
  • Washington Park, Illinois: An officer was charged with official misconduct and stalking for actions on duty against his ex-girlfriend. ow.ly/PqXmz
  • Ramsey County, Minnesota: A now-former deputy is being investigated for missing evidence. He is thought to have sold evidence to pawn shops. ow.ly/PqY0S
  • Gloucester County, New Jersey: The county settled a lawsuit with a man who was initially stopped for carrying a video camera. The officers claimed there had been burglaries in the area. According to the report, he refused to turn off the camera and there was a scuffle between him and the officers. He was eventually arrested for drug possession for carrying a bag that contained cracker crumbs. He was acquitted. The settlement was for $35,000. ow.ly/PqYBV
  • New York, New York: An officer was suspended for throwing semen on a female co-worker. ow.ly/Pr02z
  • Stonewall, Mississippi: Jonathan Sanders died after an altercation with law enforcement near his property. His family claims that he was choked to death with a flashlight by a deputy. The incident is under state investigation. ow.ly/Ps2rP
  • Maryland State Police: A trooper was arrested for allegedly forcing a woman to perform sex acts at gunpoint. ow.ly/PrLeZ
  • Loudon County, Virginia: A deputy was indicted for embezzling $200,000 from the asset forfeiture fund. ow.ly/PrPmM
  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was fired after his arrest for assault with a firearm. ow.ly/PrRKl
  • Campbell County, Wyoming: A deputy will not be charged in the shooting death of Nikki Jo Burtsfield. ow.ly/Ps1mk

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Like many states, Colorado certifies its law enforcement officers. However, the state’s barriers to decertify officers are higher than those in other states. Being dismissed from one law enforcement agency, or even convicted of a crime, does not automatically make an officer ineligible for employment in another jurisdiction. And many police officers in Colorado have done exactly that.

Yesterday, the Denver Post ran a lengthy feature describing a revolving door of dismissed and disgraced police officers within the state of Colorado. Among other things, the Post found:

  • At least six Denver officers who were fired or resigned amid allegations of wrongdoing in the past decade found work at other smaller agencies.
  • Rogue cops can negotiate to keep past transgressions secret. Nadia Gatchell was fired from the Denver police force in 2012 for lies she told superiors during an investigation into abuse of off-duty secondary employment. The officer, who previously had been disciplined in Denver for destroying marijuana evidence, was able to keep the decision to fire her out of her personnel file by agreeing to drop a Civil Service appeal. The city’s safety manager at the time, Alex Martinez, agreed to remove her dismissal letter from her personnel file and have her file reflect that she had resigned.
  • Gatchell, who declined to comment, went on to work at the Elizabeth Police Department for about a year after her firing. Now she’s working as a parole officer for the Department of Corrections, her fourth law enforcement job.
  • Officers who have their certificate for police work revoked often are repeat offenders. Of the nearly 280 officers who have been decertified in the past decade in Colorado, at least 29 had past serious personnel issues or arrests. Many more likely are repeat offenders, but how many could not be determined because many agencies in the state won’t release discipline or personnel files for public review.
  • About a third of those 280 decertified for police work in Colorado had worked at more than one police agency. Seven of those officers had shuffled to four or more police agencies before they ended up with a conviction that brought a final end to their careers in law enforcement.
  • The state’s review panel, the Colorado Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, does not always keep up with those who aren’t employed by a police agency but remain certified for law enforcement work.

According to the article, at least 18 states “require agencies to inform state review panels when an officer is fired or resigns,” but Colorado is not one of them.

The Colorado legislature passed a new law to require police agencies to disclose to any new law enforcement employer if their former officer “sustained violations for making “knowing misrepresentations” during their employment.” While this is an improvement, the new law does not require disclosure of excessive force, destruction of evidence, or other violations unrelated to lying on official documents.

The legislature also tried but failed to expand the number the offenses that trigger decertification in the last session. As a result, officers with convictions for misdemeanor child abuse, second-degree arson, and many other crimes remain eligible to be hired as sworn officers around Colorado.

Colorado is not the only state that has problems with “shuffling” bad police officers. Recall that the officer who shot twelve-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio was deemed unfit for law enforcement by his previous employer due to incompetence with firearms. The CPD did not review that information before hiring the officer.

States should shore-up their reporting requirements and decertification procedures to prevent officers who commit serious misconduct from hopping job-to-job.

There are many more disturbing stories in Post feature here. You can read my testimony on the opacity of police disciplinary files before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights here.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-09-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-09-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-09-15/#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:23:33 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8964 Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, July 9, 2015: Minnesota State Police: A trooper was cited for going 94mph in 55mph zone without legal justification. ow.ly/PiLHo Cincinnati, Ohio: Several officers are being investigated for covering up … Continue reading

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Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, July 9, 2015:

  • Minnesota State Police: A trooper was cited for going 94mph in 55mph zone without legal justification. ow.ly/PiLHo
  • Cincinnati, Ohio: Several officers are being investigated for covering up an auto crash involving one of their own. ow.ly/Pj8xu
  • Update: Saratoga Springs, New York (First reported 06-05-15): An officer who pulled over and pepper sprayed a man who gave him the finger has resigned. ow.ly/PmrvC
  • Carroll, New York: The police chief was charged with assault for allegedly hitting his wife. ow.ly/PmsNa
  • Update: Cecil Township, Pennsylvania (First reported 03-19-14): The now-former chief is slated to stand trial in October for gambling $10,000 of DEA fund money at a casino. ow.ly/PmtiB
  • Tilton, New Hampshire: An officer will not face prosecution for his role in the sale of a stolen gift card. He was suspended and demoted as a result of the investigation, but it is not clear whether this decision will prompt his reinstatement. ow.ly/Pmtw8
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Several officers face an internal investigation for a violent arrest and beating of a man caught on video. ow.ly/Pp3L1
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with assault, unlawful restraint, and other charges related to domestic violence. ow.ly/PmtVo
  • Update: Miami Springs, Florida (First reported 05-27-15): An now-former officer pled guilty to extortion in a cocaine trafficking operation that was actually an FBI sting. ow.ly/Pmulv
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for obstruction of justice during the initial arrest of a man who later killed an NOPD officer during his escape from custody. ow.ly/PmuQX

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-08-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-08-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-08-15/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 21:08:07 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8962 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, July 8, 2015: Madison County, Alabama: A lawsuit against the sheriff and two deputies for excessive force was settled out of court. ow.ly/Pi8Kg Westlake, Ohio: An officer was indicted … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, July 8, 2015:

  • Madison County, Alabama: A lawsuit against the sheriff and two deputies for excessive force was settled out of court. ow.ly/Pi8Kg
  • Westlake, Ohio: An officer was indicted for excessive force and lying to federal agents. ow.ly/PibUb
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: An officer was fired after using shackles to beat a 16-year-old girl in custody. ow.ly/Pif2U
  • Lawrence County, Alabama: A grand jury declined to indict a former investigator in the fatal shooting of Shane Watkins. ow.ly/PirtD
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 03-01-13): An officer was convicted of soliciting prostitution twice in two days back in 2013. He faces up to one year in jail. ow.ly/Pit29
  • Illinois State Police: A trooper was charged with home invasion and aggravated discharge of a firearm. ow.ly/PitVM
  • Macon County, Georgia: A detective pled guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from a federal fund meant for undercover drug buys. ow.ly/PiuM5
  • San Antonio, Texas: An officer who had been fired for fatally shooting his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend after the officer had been drinking on duty was reinstated by a labor arbitrator. ow.ly/PiwsA
  • Alcorn County, Mississippi: The sheriff pled not guilty to fraud charges in alleged bid-rigging scheme. ow.ly/PixQJ

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-07-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-07-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-07-15/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 21:00:54 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8961 Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 7, 2015: Tulsa, Oklahoma: The City agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging unlawful arrest by a corrupt now-former officer. ow.ly/Phe2T SEPTA (Philadelphia, PA): An officer … Continue reading

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Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 7, 2015:

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma: The City agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging unlawful arrest by a corrupt now-former officer. ow.ly/Phe2T
  • SEPTA (Philadelphia, PA): An officer is under investigation after a video-recorded arrest of a man holding toddler who allegedly tried to beat the fare. ow.ly/PhhPc
  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey: An officer was arrested for assaulting a firefighter during an incident at a charity football game. ow.ly/PhiRd
  • Thomaston, Maine: An officer was charged with OUI after crossing the center lane and causing a head-on collision. ow.ly/Phrxk
  • Update: Fairfax County, South Carolina (First reported 10-12-11): A now-former deputy was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex crimes against an 11-year-old child. ow.ly/PhJZr
  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for domestic violence against her son. ow.ly/PhKwg
  • Dallas, Texas: An officer was captured on video verbally abusing and threatening teen, saying “I’ll break your f***ing neck,” among other things.  ow.ly/PhLQG
  • Update: Put-in-Bay, Ohio (First reported 03-03-15): The police chief will face trial in October on charges he interfered in sexual assault cases involving officers and employees in the department.  ow.ly/PhMDJ
  • Masontown, Pennsylvania: A now-former officer is scheduled to stand trial for illegal gun possession, including one taken from the department’s evidence room. ow.ly/PhP3b
  • Update: Polk County, Florida (First reported 11-18-14): A now-former deputy was sentenced to six months for stealing a DVD from a crime scene. ow.ly/PhQnL
  • Chicago, Illinois: The City’s Independent Police Review Authority, for the first time in its nearly eight-year history, recommended firing an officer for giving false statements about a shooting. The incident was caught on video. The officer was off-duty and working security at the time when he shot 16 rounds at the wrong moving vehicle and injured the driver.  ow.ly/PhRki
  • Update: Jeffersonville, Kentucky (First reported 11-04-13): An officer must resign after a plea agreement on charges stemming from steroid buy arrest. ow.ly/PhVVw
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A now-former was acquitted of perjury in a 2011 drug case involving a warrantless search. Still faces perjury count in a similar 2010 case. ow.ly/Pi35q
  • Alamogordo, New Mexico: An officer was accused of assault for pulling a gun on rental center employees who were in his home. ow.ly/Pi41I
  • Hartford, Connecticut: An officer was arrested for domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend. ow.ly/Pi5Zg

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-03-15 to 07-06-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-03-15-to-07-06-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-03-15-to-07-06-15/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 21:00:38 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8960 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, July 3 through Monday, July 6, 2015: Roswell, New Mexico: An officer resigned after falsely accusing a fast food employee, whom he had arrested before, of spitting in his drink. … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, July 3 through Monday, July 6, 2015:

  • Roswell, New Mexico: An officer resigned after falsely accusing a fast food employee, whom he had arrested before, of spitting in his drink. The department recovered drugs and stolen property from his car after he turned it in. He was arrested. ow.ly/Pe2Lw
  • Update: Drug Enforcement Agency (First reported 03-30-15): A now-former agent pled guilty to extorting Bitcoin from Ross Ulbricht during the Silk Road investigation. A now-former Secret Service agent also pled guilty to stealing Bitcoin during the investigation. ow.ly/Pejrp
  • Troy, New York: A now-former officer had robbery charges dropped after he resigned from the department and his brother pled guilty to the crime. ow.ly/PeleA
  • St. Louis, Missouri: An officer is being sued by a blind woman who alleges he dragged her and her service dog through bar unlawfully. He was off-duty and working security at the bar at the time of the incident. ow.ly/PelYK
  • Update: Buffalo, New York (First reported 11-21-14): An officer was found guilty of taking money from woman’s wallet that had been turned in to him to return. He was fired from the department after the conviction was handed down. ow.ly/Percb
  • Update: Calhoun County, Michigan (First reported 06-18-15): A deputy was formally charged with OWI, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting arrest, and gun charges. ow.ly/PevMh
  • Olathe, Colorado: A now-former chief was indicted for making large buys of ammunition for others using government’s tax-exempt status. He resigned when he learned of the investigation. ow.ly/PexdZ
  • Champaign, Illinois: An officer was arrested on several counts of sexual assault and domestic battery. ow.ly/PeyoT
  • Update: Bennington County, Vermont (First reported 05-30-14): A now-former deputy pled guilty to three misdemeanor and two felony drug charges. He also worked as an officer in Winhall and Manchester, Vermont. The felonies will be expunged after three years if he avoids any further legal troubles. He was sentenced to one to three years on the misdemeanor charges, but those sentences were suspended and he was placed on probation.  ow.ly/PezNr

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-02-15 http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-02-15/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-07-02-15/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:01:52 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8958 Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday July 2, 2015: Plano, Texas: An officer was arrested for DUI and evading police. ow.ly/P5i3s Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer violated a court order while awaiting trial for attempted murder of … Continue reading

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Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday July 2, 2015:

  • Plano, Texas: An officer was arrested for DUI and evading police. ow.ly/P5i3s
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer violated a court order while awaiting trial for attempted murder of his then-girlfriend. ow.ly/P5knF
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: Two officers face a wrongful death suit in the 2013 shooting of Vincent Wood. ow.ly/P5pIB
  • Greene County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested for DUI ow.ly/P5JUl
  • Weslaco, Texas: An officer was arrested for involvement in prostitution. ow.ly/P6m8Q
  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: A deputy who was fired for testing positive for cocaine after an on-duty shooting was reinstated by a labor arbitrator. ow.ly/P6odt
  • Update: Atlantic City, New Jersey (First reported 01-27-15): An officer was sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a minor. ow.ly/P6s5k
  • Chandler, Arizona: An officer received a letter of reprimand for fatally shooting a fenced-in family dog. ow.ly/P6vfp
  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested for the third time since December. She was picked up for drug possession after crashing a motorcycle. ow.ly/P6vXi

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Worst of the Month — June http://www.policemisconduct.net/worst-of-the-month-june/ http://www.policemisconduct.net/worst-of-the-month-june/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:42:08 +0000 http://www.policemisconduct.net/?p=8957 So the worst case for June goes to the police department in Carrollton, Kentucky. Adam Horine was a homeless person who arrested for some petty offense.  He then appeared before Judge Elizabeth Chandler.  Horine wanted to represent himself in the … Continue reading

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So the worst case for June goes to the police department in Carrollton, Kentucky.

Adam Horine was a homeless person who arrested for some petty offense.  He then appeared before Judge Elizabeth Chandler.  Horine wanted to represent himself in the case and he gave the judge some rambling answers to her questions.  Horine indicated that he had problems and did not seem angry when the judge ordered that he be sent to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

This is when things took a bizzare turn.  Instead of following the judge’s order, the local police chief, Michael Willhoite, had one of his deputies put Horine, against his wishes, on a 28 hour bus ride to Florida.  No one accompanied Horine on the bus and no one was expected to meet him when the bus trip ended in Florida.  The idea seemed to be to push their problem prisoner on someone else.  One wonders whether this was the first time that this “police technique” was used.

Even though the police put the mentally distressed Horine on the bus, they would later charge Horine with a new crime, “escape from custody.”

 

 

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