National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-22-13

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, February 22, 2013:

  • Update: Indianapolis, IN: A suspended police officer received an eight-year sentence after he was found guilty earlier this month of two counts each of robbery and official misconduct. Three years of his sentence will be spent in prison, with a year of home detention. He will be on probation for the remaining four years. ow.ly/hYgUf
  • Albemarle, Virginia: A now-former fourth grade teacher and police officer will spend three years in prison for possessing child pornography. He pleaded guilty to two of the ten felony counts against him as part of an agreement. He received two ten-year sentences, each with all but 1.5 years suspended. ow.ly/hXwIw
  • Update: Jackson, Mississippi: A now-former police detective is likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars. A jury found him guilty of capital murder in the death of his 1-year-old daughter. ow.ly/hY84m
  • Mobile, Alabama: A second state trooper has been convicted of using his state credit card to buy gasoline for personal use. He pleaded guilty to a felony ethics charge. ow.ly/hXtZu
  • South Bend, Indiana: The city’s Board of Public Safety accepted the suspension of a police officer who was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. ow.ly/hWqIc
  • Update: Asheville, North Carolina: A police officer admitted to physically abusing a 3-year-old girl left in his car. He avoided jail time, but must do 24 hours of community service and pay a one hundred dollar fine. The child must stay in therapy, and he can never be an officer again. ow.ly/hXwXe
  • Peoria, Illinois: A newly retired Peoria police officer was sentenced to 90 days in the Peoria County Jail for attempting to mislead investigators probing a drunken driving crash. ow.ly/hWqlB
  • Update: Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An inquest jury recommended that there police officers should be criminally charged with failure to render aid in connection with an in-custody death. The man in custody died gasping for air in the back of a squad car. ow.ly/hY019
  • Newark, New Jersey: A police officer has been convicted of aggravated assault for striking a city resident in the face with his service weapon. ow.ly/hWquP

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