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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-11-12

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misonduct News Feed for this Wednesday, April 11, 2012:

  • Jonesville MI police chief accused of hitting cuffed autistic 8yr-old who left school with a baton in the back of a police car after he left school while it was in session. [2]
  • Louisville KY cop w/history investigated after caught on cellphone camera slapping a cuffed teen during arrest [1]
  • 7 Clarkstown NY cops subject of suit by man claiming they beat him on video during a false arrest at a bar [3]
  • UC Davis CA report faults dysfunctional dept in pepperspray case where now-infamous Lt Pike used an unauthorized large type of pepperspray canister unnecessarily [0]
  • New Orleans LA cop sentenced to 20mo prison for lying about Katrina shooting death at Convention Center [0]
  • Suffolk Co NY police sued by videographer arrested after NYPD sgt ordered him to stop filming an arrest [3]
  • Bakersfield CA police dog attacked and injured the Kern Co CA sheriff’s ex-wife while police served a drug warrant on sheriff’s son and released their dog when they thought nobody was home. [0]
  • Toronto ON cop faulted by court for routinely arresting people before investigating to see what he could charge them with [3]
  • Cincinnati OH cop indicted on bribery, theft & record tampering over illegal immigrant extortion allegations [1]
  • Skiatook OK cop charged with perjury, resigned in January in investigation involving car chase [1]
  • Spokane WA cop under investigation after 8yr-old daughter shot herself in the leg with his duty weapon [1]
  • Seattle WA police policy keeping dashcam videos secret until they are destroyed criticized, but found legal by judge who fined the dept $2,300 for delaying the release of dashcam logs after a public records request. [5]
  • Fruitland Park FL cop resigns, other faces discipline for allegedly bribing informant to lie in drug case [0]
  • Pittsburgh PA police sued by road rage cop victim claiming dept failed to discipline him after prior outbursts [3]
  • Carbon Co UT sheriff’s capt resigns after charged with vandalizing 3 vehicles, including 2 gov cars, at auto shop [0]

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

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