National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-08-13

Here are the 17 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, February 8, 2013:

  • Hillsboro, Oregon: An officer surrendered after a gun fight with ten county officers. He allegedly got into a domestic dispute with his wife, when she called the police. When they arrived he armed himself, and fired at officers attempting to enter the house numerous times. His wife finally convinced him to leave the house with her, and their 6-year-old daughter. ow.ly/hynCg
  • Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania: A state police trooper has been placed on unpaid leave after he was charged with assaulting his wife. According to documents, he got into an argument with her, and pushed her, causing her to fall down a flight of stairs and break her ankle. ow.ly/hyxDl
  • Twin Peaks, California: A sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty to a grand-theft charge stemming from a salary-boosting scheme involving seven former department employees. They allegedly falsified department records to increase their pay. ow.ly/hykKA
  • Pueblo County, Colorado: An officer will face multiple counts of sexual assault and kidnapping, along with menacing and another count of tampering with evidence. He is accused of kidnapping his estranged girlfriend at gunpoint, taking her to his home and sexually assaulting her, before taking her back to her home. ow.ly/hxYoa
  • Meigs County, Tennessee: An officer was arrested after being indicted by a grand jury on charges stemming from a shooting incident. He allegedly shot at his stepfather twice, although he did not hit him. ow.ly/hxX9a
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A police officer has been ordered to serve six months in federal prison for his role in a multi-state steroid distribution ring orchestrated by a former police colleague. Both men were active-duty officers at the time of the activity but were later fired from the force. ow.ly/hxTE4
  • Hendersonville, North Carolina: An officer was arrested for driving while under the influence. He was on-duty and in his highway patrol cruiser. ow.ly/hxRDU
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: A police officer is in jail after his arrest for allegedly having off-duty sexual encounters with several girls between the ages of 12 and 14, according to the Sheriff’s office. He was arrested on suspicion of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13 that caused personal injury. ow.ly/hxNEQ
  • Los Angeles, California: Seven sheriff’s deputies have been notified that the department intends to fire them for belonging to a secret law enforcement clique that allegedly celebrated shootings and branded its members with matching tattoos. ow.ly/hxDPn
  • Memphis, Tennessee: A police officer who allegedly threatened a man has now been arrested on a charge of harassment. http://ow.ly/hysG3
  • Rindge, New Hampshire: A police officer accused of sexually assaulting a teenager is slated to plead guilty to lesser charges. He allegedly engaged in sex acts with a girl he knew between the age of 13 and 16, according to court documents. http://ow.ly/hyoYx
  • Mount Joy Borough, Pennsylvania: A police officer was suspended for two days without pay for unspecified misconduct. The discipline is the latest in several involving Mount Joy police. http://ow.ly/hysY0
  • Weymouth, Massachusetts: An officer charged with assaulting his 9-year-old twin daughters has resigned. They told other officers he pushed them and warned them not to tell anyone because no one would believe them, according to a police report on file. http://ow.ly/hyps7
  • Rockwood, Michigan: A now ex-police officer has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges in connection with an allegation of inappropriate contact involving a female prisoner in his custody. As part of his plea, he has agreed not to challenge his termination. http://ow.ly/hyuBY
  • Cincinnati, Ohio: An officer admitted that he deposited money meant to avoid bank-reporting requirements in an alleged marijuana smuggling operation. http://ow.ly/hyuXR
  • Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: An officer has been suspended with pay amid a police investigation into an “alleged excessive force incident,” city officials have said. ow.ly/hxYoa
  • Hale County, Alabama: A deputy has been indicted on charges accusing him of keeping drugs he acquired during investigations. http://ow.ly/hyEaX

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