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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-17-12

Here are the 14 reports of Police Misconduct tracked for Friday, August 17, 2012:

  • Boulder, Colorado: A police officer accused of telling his roommate he planned to kill his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend has resigned, just before an internal affairs review panel found he violated department rules.
  • Update: New Haven, Connecticut: A police sergeant has been suspended for 15 days for using excessive force outside of a nightclub. Video taken by witnesses captured the officer putting his foot on the neck of a man during the arrest.
  • Houston, Texas: A police officer crashed into a motorcyclist, and then admitting he was typing on his patrol car’s computer when the accident happened. There is dash-camera video showing the incident.
  • Saginaw, Michigan: A pastor said that more people will feel outrage after seeing video footage of police shooting and killing.
  • Hunterdon, New Jersey: An officer was involved in a one-car accident while off duty and has been charged with driving while under the influence.
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: A state grand jury gave an indictment charging a police officer with one count of manslaughter after a fatal shooting during a raid inside a Gentilly home.
  • Bayonne, New Jersey: A Bayonne man who called 911 because his car was on fire charges in a lawsuit that he was pepper-sprayed, knocked out, and arrested by police for no reason. He also says there is videotape from a neighbor to prove it.
  • San Bernardino, California: Two deputies have been charged with misdemeanors after one allegedly assaulted a man and the other falsely impersonated another deputy, according to the criminal complaint.
  • Greenville, South Carolina: A state trooper is going to prison after he was found possessing child pornography. He also took pictures of young girls on the beach without their knowledge.
  • Lexington, Kentucky: A man is suing the city of Lexington, and the University of Kentucky. He alleges that officer used excessive force and violated his constitutional rights during a traffic stop.
  • Franklin County, North Carolina: The sheriff pleaded guilty to stealing more than $220,000 that was meant for undercover drug operations and from his office’s evidence room.
  • Columbus, Ohio: An officer was indicted by a federal grand jury with two counts of trying to coerce a minor to make sexually explicit videos.
  • Update: San Francisco, California: The Sheriff was found guilty of official misconduct. He was suspended after pleading guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment in a domestic violence case involving his wife.
  • Watsonville, California: A fired officer was charged with neglecting a second dog. The dog had to be euthanized. He was fired during an investigation into possible neglect of another dog before.

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