National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-02-13 to 02-04-13

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, February 2 to Monday, February 4, 2013:

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A police officer has been charged; he fired 13 bullets in the direction of a building. After the police were called to the scene, he made a false 911 call to distract them. http://ow.ly/hoLTn
  • Independence, Iowa: A police officer who had an expired driver’s license when his cruiser hit a woman’s car is being sued. A councilman says that they city will defend the officer, but that the officer clearly screwed up and got caught in this situation. ow.ly/hnX7K
  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: A police officer was arrested on drug and child endangerment charges. She called the police to her house after a dispute with her son, and they found her drug paraphernalia and it smelled of marijuana. http://ow.ly/hnXci
  • Northbrook, Illinois: A 12-year veteran has been charged with felony counts of residential burglary and official misconduct. He was caught on video stealing jewelry from a home he had been sent to check on. http://ow.ly/hnXkx
  • Lake County, Illinois: A deputy who tracked predators is being investigated. He allegedly had sexual contact with a teenage boy. He has been placed on paid administrative leave.  http://ow.ly/hoIja
  • Orient, Ohio: An officer has been accused of sexual assault on a female staff member at a prison. He has been placed on indefinite leave. http://ow.ly/hnXtY
  • Update: Miami, Florida: Another officer has been charged. He recently resigned while under investigation and pleaded guilty to extortion charges. The charges are related to a FBI corruption probe involving a police-protection racket for a sports-betting ring operating out of a barbershop. http://ow.ly/hoOnU
  • East St. Louis, Illinois: An officer who lied to federal agents about demanding sex from a traffic violator was vilified in federal court as a prime example of poor law enforcement that fosters rampant crime in his community. He was ordered to 30 months in prison, which is 2 ½ times the maximum recommendation under sentencing guidelines. He pleaded guilty to lying about the encounter. http://ow.ly/hoVbe
  • Hanford, California: An officer entered a no-contest plea to carrying narcotics with intent to sell. He has resigned from the department. Two witnesses testified that the officer supplied them with prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia, and meth. http://ow.ly/hoWmD
  • Macon, Georgia: A police officer pleaded guilty to violating his oath of officer and was sentenced to five years probation. He was on duty when he drove a 20-year-old to an inn, where he had sex with her. http://ow.ly/hoZPa

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