National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-04-12 through 08-06-12

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, August 4, 2012 through Monday, August 6, 2012:
  • Perkasie, Pennsylvania: a Perkasie officer is on leave during an internal investigation for his having allegedly shot an “unarmed young man, in the throes of mental illness” while the suspect was cuffed. http://goo.gl/kspHL
  • Wagner, South Dakota: update: the Wagner, SD police chief charged with misprision of felony last week has been accused of covering for girlfriend’s meth use by storing needles at a department storage unit. http://goo.gl/JnsOk
  • Hanover Park, Illinois: four cops have been accused of excessive force in a lawsuit filed in federal court which also claims false arrest and malicious prosecution. http://goo.gl/2pkpa
  • Richmond County, GA: a Richmond County deputy has been fired in connection with a tax return scheme. He funneled names, addresses, and Social Security numbers to the group in question. http://goo.gl/72i5A
  • Chicago, Illinois: a former Chicago cop has admitted that he used his badge to steal drugs, guns and money for the Latin Kings. By his own admission, he routinely pulled people over and entered homes using his badge and police-issued equipment: the stops and entrances looked legitimate, but he stole during them, including while on-duty. http://goo.gl/gDA1l
  • Edinburg, Texas: a former Hidalgo County deputy has been arrested on felony charges. He’s alleged to have had a romantic relationship with an informant; the sheriff noted that “[he has]” little tolerance when deputies violate policy and no tolerance when they break the law. I hold narcotics officers to a much higher standard because of the trust we place in them.” http://goo.gl/Rm16z
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: a police department instructor who specializes in deadly force training noted to an Appeal Board that an officer’s force was not justified. The officer was fired in 2011. http://goo.gl/zMUUW
  • Cincinnati, Ohio: a Cincinnati officer has been accused of having child porn; he was indicted by a federal grand jury. http://goo.gl/bS4aq
  • Baltimore, Maryland: the 16th (and final) Baltimore officer has been sentenced in a towing extortion scheme. He, along with others, got paid for every accident victim he directed to an unauthorized towing company. http://goo.gl/LLDpX
  • Tacoma, Washington: the police used a Taser on a deaf crime victim. We posted about this herehttp://goo.gl/g4a1v

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