National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

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. bit.ly/RlxU0u
  • 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. bit.ly/NMU20E
  • 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. bit.ly/NrawZq
  • Saginaw, Michigan: A pastor said that more people will feel outrage after seeing video footage of police shooting and killing.  bit.ly/NMB2vQ
  • 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. bit.ly/NMisUr
  • 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. bit.ly/RYO6T8
  • 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. bit.ly/PfgjEw
  • 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. http://bit.ly/PqlK4y
  • 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. http://bit.ly/P3CLxu
  • 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. bit.ly/P3HeAm
  • 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. bit.ly/PAmvIn
  • 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. bit.ly/S3FwUK
  • 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. bit.ly/PrFrHP
  • 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. bit.ly/NNUiJl

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