National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-07-12

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, September 7, 2012:

  • Bexar County, Texas: Sheriff’s deputy on administrative leave after she was arrested on charge of driving while intoxicated. http://bit.ly/RqFbFQ
  • Salt Lake City, Utah: The son of a man who died in police custody has filed a lawsuit. He says the police caused his father’s death. Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank for the second time denied police used a Taser on Nelson. Burbank said investigators collected the officers’ Tasers at the scene and checked their digital history. When a Taser is deployed, it creates a digital record and produces a tiny slip of paper with identifying marks that match the cartridge that was fired, Burbank said. http://bit.ly/RjAKCp
  • Louisville, Kentucky: Authorities are concerned that alcohol may have been a factor in an off-duty, officer-involved shooting. http://bit.ly/RRWNuM
  • Update: Broomfield, Colorado: Officers were cleared in the fatal shooting of a man who fired an air-soft gun at them. http://bit.ly/UvhmBd
  • Gallatin County, Montana: A felony charge against a deputy accused of assaulting a teenage inmate has resurfaced. The officer put his hands around a girl’s neck and pushed her against a wall while she was wearing a restraint belt and handcuffs. The officer admitted to investigators that his intent was to scare her so she would comply with him. He said that his acts were forceful and not the type he had been trained to use. http://bit.ly/Uy2bHr
  • Hubbard Township, Ohio: An officer was arraigned on domestic-violence charges and placed on immediate suspension. http://bit.ly/POZkGN
  • London, Kentucky: A trooper tried to trade drugs in exchange for sex. He was sentenced to 74 months in prison for drug trafficking and carrying a firearm while trafficking prescription narcotics. bit.ly/RTalpZ
  • Columbus, Ohio: A federal lawsuit filed against a variety of law enforcement agencies and the county states law enforcement shot an unarmed man eight times without cause. ohne.ws/Rj7lbz
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer faces federal charges for allegedly obtaining illegal prescriptions through forgery. He faces up to 56 years in prison. bit.ly/P0VgTd
  • Anchorage, Alaska: The city will pay more than $5.5 million to 11 women who claimed they were sexually assaulted by a police officer now serving 87 years in prison for rape. Paul Stockler, an attorney for one of the women, said his client was raped while she was in handcuffs in 2009. The woman, who was detained in a DUI case but not cited, reached a settlement of more than $947,000, plus she will receive an annuity of $1,000 a month for life, Stockler said. “There isn’t anyone that would go through or put their daughter through what any of these girls went through for any sums of money that any of them collected,” he said. bit.ly/PLXPZL

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