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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-25-15

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, September 25, 2015:

  • Paris, Tennessee: An officer was charged with murder for the death of his infant son. ow.ly/SEYgZ
  • Lonoke County, Arkansas: A deputy was arrested for DWI while on duty. ow.ly/SEZ7R
  • Jackson, Mississippi: An officer was charged with extortion in federal court. ow.ly/SF07B
  • Update: Indianapolis, Indiana (First reported 07-02-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to criminal recklessness. In exchange, his attempted murder charge was dropped. ow.ly/SF1Lq
  • Update: San Jose, California (First reported 03-03-14): An officer who was charged with rape has been fired. He is awaiting trial. ow.ly/SFBB0
  • Update: Miami Springs, Florida (First reported 05-27-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to nine years in prison for corruption. He was caught in a drug sting. He agreed to be a police escort for what he believed to be a large cocaine deal. ow.ly/SFDCe
  • Solebury, Pennsylvania: A 30-year veteran detective was arrested for misdemeanor theft from a construction site. He has resigned. ow.ly/SFHtC
  • San Antonio, Texas: Three officers face criminal charges including sexual assault and official oppression. ow.ly/SFI3P

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-24-15

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, September 24, 2015:

  • Los Angeles County, California: A deputy who was fired in the wake of infamous Mel Gibson DUI arrest for leaking information had his job reinstated with full back pay. ow.ly/SCc9i
  • Miami-Dade, Florida: An officer was arrested for misconduct for using police resources against her estranged husband. ow.ly/SCs1z
  • Fairview, Oklahoma: An officer was arrested for child pornography. ow.ly/SCusa
  • Radnor, Pennsylvania: An officer was terminated for conduct unbecoming and neglect or violation of rules. ow.ly/SCCvR
  • Sacramento County, California: A deputy was named in his third excessive force lawsuit. The latest incident involved footage shown on his dashcam. All suits accuse him of using his flashlight as a baton. He is on leave. ow.ly/SCE2f
  • Atlanta, Georgia: An officer was arrested in Alpharetta for being drunk and belligerent. Alpharetta authorities used a Taser on him to take him into custody. ow.ly/SCFr9
  • Middlesex County, New Jersey: A deputy was arrested for assaulting a woman while off duty. Authorities upped the charge to aggravated assault upon learning the extent of the victim’s injuries. She is reported to have suffered an undisclosed bone fracture. ow.ly/SCG5p
  • Update: Perth Amboy, New Jersey (First reported 02-10-15):  The chief lost his motion to have his indictment tossed and must stand trial. He is accused of theft and subsequently pressuring officer to lie to cover up the theft. ow.ly/SCJsi
  • Update: Los Angeles, California (First reported 10-28-14): Two officers were faulted in an administrative hearing for the beating of Clinton Alford. One of the officers faces criminal charges for his conduct. ow.ly/SCKPk

 

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-23-15

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, September 23, 2015:

  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was arrested after he was spotted by a colleague choking a woman near the sheriff’s office. ow.ly/Sz5UX
  • Update: Ramsey County, Minnesota (First reported 03-31-14): A now-former deputy pled guilty to his second DWI.  ow.ly/Szn2V
  • Port St. Lucie, Florida: An officer was arrested by DHS for child pornography. ow.ly/SzwSC
  • Galveston, Texas: The police chief was relieved of duty. An internal investigation into misconduct will be conducted. ow.ly/SzzmU
  • Update: Butler University (Indianapolis) (First reported 09-14-15): The assistant police chief returned to duty after his suspension for crashing his car while under the influence. ow.ly/SzBur
  • Kingsport, Tennessee: An officer was found not guilty of reckless endangerment and DUI. He was found guilty of failure to exercise due care, but has been fully reinstated to his position in the department. ow.ly/SzFQx
  • Miami, Florida: An officer was suspended after allegedly pulling a five-year-old boy by ear and handcuffing him at school. ow.ly/SzXBV
  • Alamo, Texas: An officer was charged with aggravated assault after being accused of pointing a rifle at three men. ow.ly/SAv3P
  • Tulane University (New Orleans): An officer was arrested for aggravated assault for throwing a drink and then pulling his gun on a man while off duty. ow.ly/SAyz4
  • Update: Worcester, Massachusetts (First reported 04-17-15): An officer was indicted for assault against an inmate.  The City previously settled a lawsuit filed by  the victim for $225,000. ow.ly/SABl4

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-22-15

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, September 22, 2015:

  • Suffolk, New York: An officer was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash with a motorcyclist that left a man injured. ow.ly/Sw3BW
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An officer was arrested for DUI ow.ly/Sw45M
  • Paducah, Kentucky: An officer was fired for excessive force after he choked a handcuffed man at a hospital. ow.ly/Sw9vW
  • Update: Linden, New Jersey (First reported 03-24-15): An officer pled not guilty to charges related to a fatal collision caused by suspected DUI. He was driving a car the wrong way on a highway after a night out with other officers and friends.  ow.ly/SwOUK
  • Monroe County, Mississippi: A deputy was arrested after an altercation at a Pee Wee football game. ow.ly/SwPLF
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 07-28-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to firing his gun at two men in Pelham last year, injuring one. He is scheduled to be sentenced December 2, 2015. ow.ly/SxeU1
  • Update: Durham, North Carolina (First reported 01-22-13): A now-former officer pled guilty to false imprisonment. He received a one-year suspended sentence, one year of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $50 fine. ow.ly/Sxkhm
  • Miami, Florida: An officer was charged with bribery in towing scheme. Two other officers have been relieved of duty but not yet charged or exonerated. ow.ly/SxkRP

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-19-15 to 09-21-15

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, September 19 through Monday, September 21, 2015:

  • Johnston County, North Carolina: A deputy was arrested for DWI in Durham. He has been fired. ow.ly/Stjqs
  • Saco, Maine: An officer was arrested for OUI after a traffic stop.ow.ly/StAeM
  • Update: Isabella County, Michigan: A deputy pled no contest to charges stemming from attempts to extort sexual favors from female suspects. ow.ly/StQdV
  • East St. Louis, Illinois: An officer is under investigation for drug possession. Another is under investigation for sexual assault in a separate incident. ow.ly/StWST
  • Update: Edgewood, Indiana: A now-former officer was sentenced to 11 yrs, three of which were suspended, for reckless homicide. He crashed under the influence. ow.ly/StXQf
  • Update: Troy, New York: A now-former officer who tipped-off drug dealer sentenced to 2 yrs probation, a fine and community service. ow.ly/StYGC
  • Mount Joy, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with theft for taking $7,500 of pay he was not entitled to. ow.ly/StZ40
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer was arrested for OWI while off duty. ow.ly/Su29f

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-18-15

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, September 18, 2015:

  • Chesterton, Indiana: An officer was arrested for pointing his gun at his wife. http://trib.in/1G1jdUJ
  • Polk County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for assaulting her husband. There was an altercation over a gun and it went off. No one was injured by the gunfire. ow.ly/Sooxz
  • Baltimore, Maryland: An officer was charged with assault for allegedly choking a man in custody who was already in restraints. ow.ly/SoxoO
  • Blackfoot, Idaho: A school resource officer was arrested for felony drug possession. ow.ly/SoJIj
  • Toledo, Ohio: A now-former officer was convicted of felony theft for stealing a cell phone from a crime scene. ow.ly/SoMsy
  • San Jose, California: An officer was suspended and arrested for indecent exposure and committing a lewd act in public. He was allegedly masturbating in his car. ow.ly/SoMVC
  • Hartford, Connecticut: An officer was fired for code of conduct violations at a casino. ow.ly/Sp8rW
  • Update: Madison, Alabama: A now-former officer will face state charges for assault of an Indian national in February that left the man paralyzed. The federal civil rights trial ended with a hung jury, but the DOJ said they will retry the case. ow.ly/SpcCj

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-17-15

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, September 17, 2015:

  • Cleveland, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for insurance fraud.ow.ly/SjJF9
  • Jefferson County, Arkansas: A deputy was arrested for filing a false report about a burglary at his residence. ow.ly/SkT7S
  • Bexar County, Texas: A deputy was arrested for DWI after a crash. He is  the twelfth  Bexar deputy arrested since January. ow.ly/SkVMz
  • Ansonia, Connecticut: A now-former officer was arrested for evidence tampering. ow.ly/Sl19O
  • Update: Chicago, Illinois (First reported 04-07-12): The officer who fatally shot Rekia Boyd has been recommended to be fired by the City’s independent review board. ow.ly/Sl1KV
  • Altavista, Virginia: A now-former chief was indicted on charges of forgery and embezzlement of public funds. ow.ly/SlLMf
  • Update: King City, California (First reported 02-27-14): A now-former chief was sentenced to 90 days in jail for his role in a towing and kickback scheme. ow.ly/SlMbk
  • Update: Waupun, Wisconsin (First reported 08-17-13): A now-former officer was sentenced to 15 years in prison  and ordered to pay $100,000 restitution for more than 60 robberies he committed during his time as an officer. ow.ly/SlNn3

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-16-15

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, September 16, 2015:

  • Update: Klamath County, Oregon (First reported 08-27-15) sheriff indicted for excessive force against inmates. ow.ly/ShMLC
  • Update: Seattle, Washington (First reported 01-29-15): The officer who arrested an elderly black man who was using a golf club as a cane and claimed he used it as a weapon against her has been fired. ow.ly/Si9hZ
  • Update: Firebaugh, California (First reported 02-27-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to six months in jail for felony domestic battery. ow.ly/Sib6u
  • Westmoreland County, Virginia: A now-former deputy pled guilty to selling weapons he had been charged with destroying. ow.ly/SiehZ
  • Update: Vermont Veterans’ Hospital (First reported 04-23-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to criminal threatening after pulling her gun on two motorists. ow.ly/SirO6
  • Update: Illinois State Police (First reported 09-10-15): A trooper was convicted of aggravated assault for unnecessary roadside strip search of motorist in a bench trial. ow.ly/SiwBo
  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana: A now-former deputy was indicted for taking bribes to smuggle drugs into jail. ow.ly/Sixrw
  • Hennepin County, Minnesota: A deputy has been accused of stalking a woman he met on a dating website. ow.ly/SiyEQ

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-15-15

Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, September 15, 2015:

  • Valdosta, Georgia: An officer was fired and arrested for using a drone to spy on his neighbors. ow.ly/SejjX
  • Massachusetts State Police: A trooper was indicted for assault & battery and strangulation for a February attack on his girlfriend. ow.ly/SeA5U
  • Belchertown, Massachusetts: The chief was pulled over for erratic driving and appeared to be drunk. He was driven home by a Granby officer without charge.  ow.ly/SeEI6
  • Pamplico, South Carolina: An officer was arrested for selling firearms to a convicted felon. ow.ly/SeGSf
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation: A now-former agent was sentenced to five years for bribery. He sold personal information about a Bangladeshi national to a political rival. ow.ly/SeJj0
  • Boston, Massachusetts: A detective was arrested for lewdness after he was caught masturbating in public near a hotel. ow.ly/SfvDP
  • Update: Columbus, Ohio (First reported 08-17-15): An officer was charged with assault for knocking a man unconscious and kicking him during an incident that happened when he was off duty. ow.ly/SfwXn
  • Update: Signal Hill, California (First reported 03-09-15): A now-former officer will stand trial for pulling a driver from his truck and pointing a gun to his head in what was described as a road rage incident. ow.ly/SfyuO
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: An officer faces fraud and conspiracy charges for collecting $140,000 in wages for a job he didn’t work. ow.ly/SfA88
  • Kaplan, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for unauthorized entry, false swearing, and obstruction of justice. ow.ly/SfAVc
  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for sexual battery, official misconduct, and official oppression for a November 2014 incident. ow.ly/SfBE7

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-12-15 to 09-14-15

Here are the 17 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, September 12 through Monday, September 14, 2015:

  • Santa Rosa, Florida: A deputy was arrested for felony child abuse. ow.ly/Sbp2T
  • Brevard County, Florida: Two deputies were named during a prostitution investigation and consequently terminated. ow.ly/SbpmZ
  • New York, New York: Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton apologize to former tennis star James Blake for his violent false arrest while standing outside of a midtown hotel. Surveillance footage shows Blake thrown to the ground by a plainclothes officer. The officer has a history of force complaints. ow.ly/SbpIS
  • Update: Bastrop County, Texas (First reported 06-18-14): A deputy’s murder trial in shooting death of Yvette Smith started Monday and is now underway. ow.ly/SbqhN
  • Springfield Township, Ohio: Jordn Miller’s death in custody is under investigation by the county prosecutor. ow.ly/Sbrzq
  • Beverly, Massachusetts: An officer was arrested for drunk driving while in possession of a loaded handgun. ow.ly/SbSei
  • Update: Germantown, Tennessee (First reported 04-10-15) An officer was fired for multiple rule violations. He remains out on bond for a charge of rape filed against him in April.ow.ly/SbYdF
  • Cleveland, Ohio: A police officer was found liable for the shooting death of Kenneth Smith in 2012. The City was ordered to pay Smith’s family $5,500,000. Last year, a prosecutor declined to press charges against the officer in the case. ow.ly/SbZKk
  • Update: Kenosha, Wisconsin (First reported 03-04-15): A now-former officer says the department has a long history of allowing officers to resign to avoid criminal charges. He claims he was offered the same deal but was prosecuted anyway. He previously admitted to planting evidence in a homicide case for which he is now facing a felony misconduct charge. ow.ly/Sc15V
  • Georgetown, Ohio: An officer was suspended after a domestic violence arrest. ow.ly/Sc1Qy
  • Butler University (Indianapolis): The assistant chief was arrested for OWI. His BAC was .27. ow.ly/Sc3n8
  • Update: Madison, Alabama: The now-former officer’s trial for paralyzing an elderly Indian man who didn’t understand his commands ended in a mistrial because of a deadlocked jury. The government says it will retry the case.ow.ly/Sc4QY
  • Sumner County, Tennessee: A now-former major was indicted on theft and drug charges after allegedly taking drug evidence that had been confiscated in closed cases. ow.ly/Sc6s7
  • Update: Cook County, Illinois: A now-former deputy pled guilty to stealing drugs from dealers. He stole drugs several times over the three years he spent on a drug task force. ow.ly/Sc7NL
  • San Luis Obispo, California: An officer was suspended after a DUI arrest.ow.ly/Sc9Se
  • Simpsonville, South Carolina: An officer was fired after allegations of excessive force. ow.ly/Scyt6
  • Pennsylvania State Police: A trooper was arrested in a drug sting. He was under investigation because of reports he had been stealing drugs from motorists. ow.ly/ScA8I

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