National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 11-17-12 to 11-19-12

Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, November 17, to Monday, November 19, 2012:

  • Polk County, New Jersey: An officer was charged with aggravated battery after he attacked a fellow officer who was in town to testify at a hearing. http://ow.ly/fk3JB
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: After admitting to stealing evidence from a drug case, a narcotics officer has been sentenced to two years in prison. He stole 3 shotguns and $27,000 in cash. Several cases had to be dismissed because of the missing evidence. http://ow.ly/fk60g
  • Meriden, Connecticut: An officer was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of police brutality. He shoved a handcuffed prisoner into a jail cell and cracked his skull. The charge has a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. ow.ly/fk1d3
  • Wilmette, Illinois: An officer was put on probation for two years after she ordered a DUI suspect to pay an unnecessary cash bond. She pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor theft. ow.ly/fjPak
  • Loudoun County, Virginia: An undercover detective was charged with driving while intoxicated. He was placed under administrative leave after a car crash. ow.ly/fjOqY
  • Jackson, Tennessee: An officer was suspended without pay for ten days. It was found that he violated several department regulations, including regulations of an order, personal conduct and moral conduct. ow.ly/fjD2e
  • West Hollywood, California: A deputy was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a man while off-duty. He is a 17-year veteran of the department. “He’s been stripped of all law enforcement power,” said the department spokesman. “It causes a pall over the scores and scores of deputy sheriffs that every day do their job.” ow.ly/fjBJu
  • Warren County, Virginia: Two deputies were charged with unlawful hunting. One was also charged with hunting, trapping, or fishing without a license and leaving wanton waste. The officers voluntarily resigned after the incident. ow.ly/fiomd
  • Update: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The police lieutenant who was caught on video punching a woman was charged with simple assault. He was fired from his post for the incident. ow.ly/fm2d2
  • San Bernardino, California: Officers shot and killed a man after he reportedly threw a stick at them as they investigated a disturbance. ow.ly/fm1gG
  • Sarasota, Florida: A homeless man spent the night in jail after police arrested him for charging his cell phone at a public picnic shelter. The city offers free electrical power charging stations throughout the city for those with electrical cars. ow.ly/flUd6
  • Spokane, Washington: An officer was sentenced to more than 4 years in prison for using excessive force against a mentally disabled janitor who died after being erroneously suspected for stealing money from an ATM. ow.ly/flR0a
  • Selma, North Carolina: An officer handcuffed a nurse in the ER when she refused to draw blood because he didn’t have a court order. The nurse who called 911 said the officer “came and just arrested and made a huge scene with our house administrators. He just handcuffed her – he could care less about anything – in front of the middle of our ER. And this whole ER is in complete chaos, and frankly, somebody needs to come here and handle it.” The officer has been suspended with pay. ow.ly/flIbA
  • New York, New York: An officer reported he was stabbed by an intruder when he wasn’t. He has been charged with falsely reporting an incident. ow.ly/fkPNL
  • Tiltonsville, Ohio: An officer has been charged with a misdemeanor count of assault. The charges stem from an alleged beating incident; the officer was masked when he got out of a car, tackled, and hit the victim repeatedly. ow.ly/fkPF4

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