National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-22-12

Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, February 22, 2012:

  • UC Davis CA sued by students & alumni alleging civil rights violations involving an infamous videotaped pepperspray incident. [0] http://lat.ms/zcYt58
  • Santa Clara NM cop arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual penetration of a 13yr-old boy and related charges [0] bit.ly/w9Gdse
  • 2 Wrightsville Beach NC cops demoted & 1 fired for “performance issues” but alleged victims claim brutality & abuse [3] bit.ly/zv2Pca
  • Eagle Co CO jury rules man had right to resist deputies deploying electrified shield & tasers over what he claimed was just jail cell singing [0] bit.ly/wEAhnz
  • 3 Forest Grove OR cops sued alleging they illegally stopped and searched 2 women based on crime that didn’t happen [3] bit.ly/xEIksK
  • Rutland VT police to pay $30k to man in racial discrimination case over detainment & fruitless strip search [0] bit.ly/yRxlj4
  • Jackson Co MI settles suit for $40k to college student detained on mental hold for anger over racial harassment [3] bit.ly/ync92w
  • 3 Bucks Co PA deputies fired for failing to report 4th deputy under investigation for assaulting cuffed suspect [0] bit.ly/yrFQXG
  • Spokane WA cop is going to win a settlement of almost $300,000 in back pay and will be rehired after he was fired for a hit and run accident while he was intoxicated, all because he argued that the crash was due to his medical disability… alcoholism. This settlement comes merely a month after the mayor promised to restore the city’s faith in their police department again after a number of high-profile misconduct cases. [0] bit.ly/wh0XkK
  • Escambia Co FL deputy fired after arrested on assaulting an officer & other charges when he refused to leave bar [0] bit.ly/wvsWz1
  • New Orleans LA cop arrested for violating state law by having a gun while drunk in bar after involved in bar fight [1] bit.ly/wNk4Hk
  • Pinckneyville IL cop suspended while investigated on allegations he tried to cover up mayor’s son’s DUI accident [0] bit.ly/wsgf6K
  • Volusia Co FL sheriff’s lieutenant demoted for having coworkers help him cheat on college coursework [0] thesent.nl/wUYlan
  • Deer Park TX cop suspended after charged w/misd theft for stealing drinks & lunches from fellow cops in dept fridge [0] bit.ly/ywav1Z

That’s it for today, stay safe out there!

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