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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-11-12

Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, December 11, 2012:

  • Charleston County, South Carolina: A lawsuit has been filed against the sheriff’s office and three deputies that alleges the use of excessive force in a traffic stop.
  • Berry Hill, Tennessee: A police officer was arrested on five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. According to the police report, he was found to be in possession of child pornography, and the report suggests that more charges are pending.
  • Nassau Bay, Texas: A police officer was accused of stealing cash and tampering with narcotics evidence from the department’s property room.
  • Little Rock, Arkansas: Prosecutors say that a former officer took money from a drug trafficker and escorted him from an east Arkansas town to a bridge linking the state to Mississippi. “There are good cops and there are dirty cops,” said the federal prosecutor, adding that evidence would show the officer was the latter.
  • Coxsackie, New York: A police officer was arrested for pointing a loaded handgun at an acquaintance.
  • Update: Princeton, West Virginia: The officer who pleaded guilty to meeting a 17-year-old boy in a parking lot, while in uniform, and tried to get the youth to perform oral sex to pay off a debt was sentenced. He was given five years of home confinement. The judge agreed to the lightened sentence because there was no evidence of actual sexual contact between the two.
  • Mahoning County, Ohio: A deputy engaged in a physical altercation with an inmate. He was suspended for three days without pay because he didn’t seek help from another deputy in dealing with the unruly prisoner.
  • Update: Sacramento, California: Federal officials charged an officer with civil rights violations. The officer was accused of raping an arrestee, while on duty, before transporting her to jail.
  • Monicks Corner, South Carolina: An officer who resigned has been charged with exploitation of minors after authorities say they found child pornography on his computer.
  • Charleston, West Virginia: An officer was arrested on drunken driving charges. He is on administrative leave along with another officer who was in the vehicle with him.
  • New Hanover County, North Carolina: An officer was charged with one count of secret peeping and one count of indecent liberties with a minor. He has been terminated from the sheriff’s office.

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