National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-29-12 to 10-01-12

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, September 29 to Monday, October 01, 2012:

  • Moulton, Alabama: An officer was fired for violating city policies. He had been suspended earlier after the department discovered he was being investigated by the Department of Human Resources for child abuse. http://ow.ly/e7ogI
  • El Paso, Texas: After allegedly driving his take-home county vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a sheriff’s deputy was arrested. http://ow.ly/e7yNH
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: An officer was suspended for allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to an underage girl that he had given a traffic citation. http://bit.ly/QchG5R
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: A former police officer has resigned after being arrested, for the second time, on hit-and-run charges. The 15-year veteran, who was already on desk duty pending investigation of a 2011 hit-and-run, confessed to hitting a car, leaving the scene of the accident, parking his police cruiser at another location, then reporting it stolen. http://ow.ly/e7SRM
  • Hanover, Township, NJ: A teenager is suing the police department claiming officers arrested him because he was videotaping a confrontation with cops. The officers were going to charge him with obstruction, vandalism and being in the park after dark, but because of the videotape, all the charges were dropped, except being in the park. “The officer, once he saw that video, it’s clear he got angry he was being video recorded and immediately retaliated,” said the family’s attorney, “And this officer didn’t like it and he jumped on [the boy] in response. That’s illegal, inappropriate, and the excessive use of force.” ow.ly/e7nHn
  • Update: Grayson County, Texas: A deputy pleaded guilty to stealing from the sheriff’s office. He was accused of stealing more than $20,000 worth of items, including guns, from evidence. ow.ly/e4P5G
  • MarionCounty, Indiana: Following his arrest on child pornography charges, a sheriff’s deputy was fired from the department. The sheriff’s captain said that the disciplinary actions show that illegal conduct “will not be tolerated.” http://ow.ly/e7Uyl
  • Freehold Borough, New Jersey: An officer was sentenced to probation and other penalties. He was convicted of shoplifting from Home Depot. http://ow.ly/e7UIe
  • Memphis, Tennessee: An off duty officer faces 3 counts of aggravated assault after confrontation with three youths. She has been relieved of duty with pay pending an investigation. http://ow.ly/e7ZmG
  • Washington, DC: Police surrounded a woman trying to leave the World Bank protest, slammed her face into a car, and threw her to the ground, she claims in federal court. http://ow.ly/e84eS

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