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National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-30-16

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, March 30, 2016:

  • Miami Gardens, Florida: An officer has been placed under criminal investigation for sexual misconduct for several incidents while in uniform. ow.ly/1056XW
  • Update: Seneca, South Carolina (First reported 07-31-15): The City settled with the family of Zachary Hammond, who was fatally shot in the back while fleeing an officer who was trying to arrest the passenger in his car during misdemeanor drug sting. The settlement was for $2.15M.  ow.ly/1057gr
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana: An officer was arrested for drunk driving and walking away from the scene of accident. When apprehended about a mile away, his BAC was .21. ow.ly/105dgs
  • Update: Iberia Parish, Louisiana (First reported 02-29-16): A ninth deputy pled guilty to charges related to role in 2011 beating of inmate. The sheriff remains under federal indictment. ow.ly/105aqc
  • Baltimore, Maryland: A jury awarded a man $70,000 in lawsuit that accused three officers of excessive force during a traffic stop. ow.ly/105uel
  • Glasgow, Kentucky: An officer was suspended during an administrative investigation into domestic violence against a juvenile. A grand jury declined to indict the officer for the incident. ow.ly/105wRf
  • Atlanta, Georgia: Two officers got into fight at a restaurant on duty. One of them eventually pulled a gun. That officer was charged with aggravated assault and resigned.  The other has been suspended. ow.ly/105xLg
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: The state will not file criminal charges against two officers for the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark. ow.ly/105VqX

The Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Council released a report of its quarterly administrative actions. The following seven reports can be found at this link: ow.ly/105zNh

  • Iron County, Utah: A deputy had his law enforcement certificate revoked for pulling a gun on a cadet.
  • Millard County, Utah: A deputy had his law enforcement certificate revoked after he stole pain medication.
  • Salt Lake City Airport: A now-former officer had her law enforcement certificate suspended for one year after pleading guilty to DUI. She was sentenced to 48 hours of community service. She had been fired before the council ruling.
  • Bountiful, Utah: An officer had her law enforcement certificate suspended for one year after being convicted for DUI. She remains with the department and was sentenced to probation for three years.
  • Salt Lake City (Unified PD), Utah: An officer had her law enforcement certificate suspended for one year after pleading guilty to DUI. She was sentenced to 48 hours of community service.
  • Utah Department of Public Safety: An officer had his law enforcement certificate suspended for three months for improper use of a police database.
  • West Valley City, Utah: A now-former officer had her law enforcement certificate suspended for six months for improper use of a police database. She resigned.

 

 

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-29-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, March 29, 2016:

  • Orlando, Florida: An officer was accused of stealing bus parts. He returned parts after his theft was discovered. The property owner declined to press charges. ow.ly/102lcv
  • Update: Pomona, California (First reported 03-15-16): A now-former officer’s trial for molesting or annoying a teenage girl ended with a hung jury. He was acquitted of violating a restraining order. He was off-duty at the time of the incident but showed his badge when he arrived at the girl’s home.  ow.ly/102lux
  • Santa Clara, California: An officer was found guilty of indecent exposure for masturbating in front of a sales clerk.  ow.ly/102mRS
  • Sahuarita, Arizona: A now-former officer was stripped of his certification for three years for conducting an unauthorized undercover operation. The ruse was discovered by the victim’s defense attorney. ow.ly/102nCl
  • Tallassee, Alabama: A now-former assistant chief was sentenced to 41 months in prison for beating a suspect during interrogation. ow.ly/102pSu
  • Schenectady, New York: An officer was charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle at imprudent speed. ow.ly/102uHp
  • New Port Richey, Florida: An officer was charged with fleeing and eluding. He sped away on his motorcycle at over 100 MPH. His riding partner identified him after she was hospitalized after crashing her motorcycle. ow.ly/103ptm
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 12-09-15): 23 officers are now under investigation for their potential involvement in a karaoke bar protection racket. ow.ly/103x4Y
  • New York, New York: An officer is currently on trial for breaking-in to a woman’s house and attacking her during an alcohol-induced blackout. The morning of the incident he had been given an award by Mayor de Blasio for shooting a violent suspect.  ow.ly/103zf3

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-28-16

Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, March 28, 2016:

  • Santa Clara, California: An officer was arrested for allegedly running a chop shop. ow.ly/ZYkko
  • San Francisco, California: An officer was charged with six counts of illegally accessing criminal and driving records. ow.ly/ZZxYa
  • Danville, Kentucky: A now-former officer was indicted for assault, wanton endangerment, and DUI for an off-duty crash. He has resigned. ow.ly/ZZyxK
  • Update: Pittsfield, Massachusetts (First reported 12-02-15): A now-former officer was charged with embezzlement, fraud, and forgery for stealing $220,000 from the police union. ow.ly/ZZyXU
  • Concord, North Carolina: An officer who served as an SRO was charged with sex offense against a child, statutory rape, and child abuse. ow.ly/ZZAnA
  • Carbondale, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with criminal homicide for a fatal off-duty shooting. ow.ly/ZZVo8
  • Sumiton, Alabama: An officer was charged with harassment for groping a female witness at her home. ow.ly/ZZVNV
  • Commerce City, Colorado: An officer was charged with unlawful sexual contact. Three women allege he touched them during traffic stops. ow.ly/ZZXzA
  • Commerce City, Colorado: An officer resigned after an investigation uncovered his use of a police phone for an attempted illicit steroid purchase and sending sexual images to women. ow.ly/ZZX5M
  • Tate County, Mississippi: A now-former deputy was sentenced to two years in prison for the unlawful tasing of a detainee. ow.ly/ZZZ67
  • Hamilton County, Tennessee: A deputy was suspended one day for using a police database for personal reasons. ow.ly/1001bu
  • Alachua County, Florida: A deputy was arrested after a domestic disturbance. ow.ly/1003X4
  • Jefferson Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was arrested for “doctor shopping” to obtain prescription drugs. ow.ly/1004v6
  • Pinellas County, Florida: A now-former deputy was arrested for pointing her gun at another driver during an off-duty road rage incident. ow.ly/100a00

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-25-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, March 25, 2016:

  • Lucas County, Ohio: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/ZVmpe
  • White County, Indiana: A deputy was suspended after his arrest for DWI. He rear-ended another vehicle. ow.ly/ZVmxw
  • Newton County, Missouri: A deputy was arrested for DWI at a sobriety checkpoint run by a drug task force. ow.ly/ZVmOz
  • Faulkner County, Arkansas: A deputy was charged with battery for repeatedly kicking a driver after a high-speed chase. He has been fired. ow.ly/ZVn7W
  • McKenzie County, North Dakota: Three county law enforcement officials are facing criminal charges in three separate incidents. The sheriff was charged with misusing public funds. One deputy was charged with reckless endangerment for using his squad car to stop a fleeing motorcyclist and his female passenger. A second deputy faces charges of lying to investigators about his prescription drug use and his role in a domestic and divorce case in which he allegedly followed and photographed a man’s ex-wife. ow.ly/ZVnCj
  • Update: Euclid, Ohio (First reported 01-22-16): An officer will return to duty after he pled guilty to firing his gun in a public park. He paid a small fine. ow.ly/ZVB1s
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: A now-former officer pled guilty to pulling a gun on a person during a fight over a child in an off-duty incident.ow.ly/ZVCEB
  • DeKalb County, Georgia: An officer was arrested for domestic violence, including cruelty to children. ow.ly/ZVD3Y
  • South Berwick, Maine: The police chief was found guilty of hunting violations and fined. http://ow.ly/ZVDDj 

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-24-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, March 24, 2016:

  • Virginia State Police: A trooper was charged with animal cruelty for shooting and killing a pit bull. Report unclear whether he was on or off duty at the time. ow.ly/ZTdyk
  • Update: Tulsa, Oklahoma (First reported 09-28-15): An officer pled guilty to misdemeanor DUI.  She was given a two-year deferred sentence. ow.ly/ZTefn
  • Washington County, Oregon: A deputy pled guilty to sexual harassment for touching a co-worker’s breast at a party. He was allowed to retire and sentenced to 18 months’ probation, 24 hours of community service, and ordered to undergo alcohol counseling.  ow.ly/ZTuKs
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: An officer was suspended for allegedly having sex on duty with an intoxicated woman after a traffic stop. The driver of the car was arrested for DUI, and the passenger was driven home by the officer rather than allowed to drive home, indicating that she was, in fact, impaired. However, the officer would not admit that she was intoxicated at the time of the incident. The investigation is ongoing. ow.ly/ZTzBI
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: An officer and a now-former officer, who are married, have been charged with theft and conspiracy for falsifying timesheets.  ow.ly/ZTAOO
  • Texas Department of Public Safety: A now-former highway patrolman was arrested for forgery after submitting fraudulent paperwork to the tax office. ow.ly/ZTBvM
  • Dayton, Tennessee: An officer was fired for mishandling an inmate. An investigation is ongoing. ow.ly/ZTFDe
  • Update: Mesa, Arizona (First reported 03-07-16): The officer who was charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting Daniel Shaver has been fired. ow.ly/ZTGQe
  • Oakland, California: The City is willing but, thus far, unable to fire two officers for misconduct. One officer allegedly had inappropriate contact with a sex worker; the other has been accused of using excessive force. ow.ly/ZTHsn

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-23-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, March 23, 2016:

  • Brown County, Wisconsin: A deputy pled guilty to stealing more than $10,000 from the D.A.R.E. program. ow.ly/ZPsfr
  • Update: Virginia Beach, Virginia (First reported 02-24-16): An officer pled guilty to DUI with her two young children in the car. At the time of her arrest, here BAC was almost three times the legal limit. ow.ly/ZPsQn
  • Salt Lake City (Unified PD), Utah: A now-former officer pled guilty to unlawful conduct, a misdemeanor, with a 17-year-old girl. He was originally charged with five counts of felonious forcible sexual abuse. The prosecutor has recommended probation for sentencing. ow.ly/ZPtnj
  • Durham, North Carolina: An officer was charged with fraud for illegally renting out a property he was living in at a steep discount. ow.ly/ZPu7F
  • Houston, Texas: An officer was charged with indecency with a child by contact. ow.ly/ZPuvp .
  • Fort Worth, Texas: An officer avoided prosecution but was fired for his domestic violence arrest. He will appeal his termination. ow.ly/ZPuZY
  • Update: Austin, Texas (First reported 02-10-16): The officer who fatally shot David Joseph—who was 19 years old, naked, and unarmed—has been suspended indefinitely. ow.ly/ZQU0p
  • Shadyside, Ohio: An officer was suspended for a series of altercations at a local bar while off duty. No criminal charges were filed. ow.ly/ZQVb9
  • Kissimmee, Florida: Three officers have been suspended for giving testimony inconsistent with video evidence. Administrative and criminal investigations into their actions are ongoing. ow.ly/ZQVGZ

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-22-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, March 22, 2016:

  • Update: Miami, Florida (First reported 10-31-14): A now-former officer accepted a plea deal for his role in protecting what he believed to be a drug trafficking operation. For guarding two transactions while carrying his badge and gun, he received $1,900.  In exchange for the guilty plea, the prosecutor recommended a sentence of 3.5 years. ow.ly/ZM1nG
  • Grand Isle, Louisiana: The police department was searched, and computers and other items were seized in a raid by Jefferson Parish deputies as part of an ongoing drug investigation. ow.ly/ZNMOB
  • Summit County, Ohio: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence against a woman who reportedly suffered head and facial injuries. ow.ly/ZOcYP
  • St. Louis County, Missouri: A lieutenant who was fired for racial profiling has been reinstated though he was demoted. ow.ly/ZOfkL
  • Update: Ft Lauderdale, Florida (First reported 02-24-15): A now-former officer was acquitted of battery despite video evidence he slapped and abused a homeless man. ow.ly/ZOrjZ
  • McAllen, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI. ow.ly/ZOsP0
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An officer was arrested for assault for allegedly slamming a woman’s head into a car bumper. ow.ly/ZOt3f
  • Update: Neoga, Illinois (First reported 03-08-16): A now-former officer was charged with criminal sexual abuse and sex assault against a 16-year-old girl. ow.ly/ZOQAt
  • Oakland County, Michigan: Two deputies were arrested after an off-duty DUI crash that resulted in the injury of a female motorist. Both deputies were carrying firearms while they were intoxicated, so both were charged as a result. ow.ly/ZORtQ

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-21-16

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, March 21, 2016:

  • Portales, New Mexico: An officer was fired for padding his timecard and claiming bogus overtime. ow.ly/ZJrYI
  • Update: Fort Wayne, Indiana (First reported 11-14-14): A now-former officer was given a one-year suspended sentence. He previously pled guilty to stealing from a motorcycle club of current and former law enforcement officers. ow.ly/ZJs8L
  • Pasco County, Florida: A deputy was charged with child abuse for putting liquid soap in a 7-year-old’s mouth and physically assaulting her by choking and hitting her. ow.ly/ZJskI
  • Lima, Ohio: An officer was convicted of rape, sexual battery, and kidnapping of a 16-yr-old girl. Prosecutors are asking for a 22-year sentence. ow.ly/ZJu4S
  • Update: Commerce City, Colorado (first reported 11-17-15): An officer pled not guilty to false reporting. He is accused of shooting himself and lying about who shot him. His trial is scheduled to start July 18, 2016.  ow.ly/ZJvxA
  • Yuba County, California: A deputy pled not guilty to burglary and criminal threat charges for allegedly entering his ex-girlfriend’s home. According to the report, he yelled “If I find you, I’m going to kill you!” ow.ly/ZJyjr
  • Ocala, Florida: An officer was suspended for 40 hours for failing to report the use of prescription medication. He was investigated for other rule violations, including an improper relationship with a married woman who is suspected of drug use. ow.ly/ZLj8h
  • Update: Washington County, Oregon (First reported 03-08-16): A deputy who was jailed on charges of enticement of a child had his $100,000 bond reduced to $10,000. He is next due in court for a plea hearing April 29. ow.ly/ZLlQB
  • Update: Denver, Colorado (First reported 03-13-15): An officer’s reinstatement after his termination for assaulting a female inmate has been overturned by the full civil board. During the assault, the now-former officer was recorded saying “Don’t cry now” and “Tell it to God” as she called on him to stop. ow.ly/ZLoPO
  • Update: Iberia Parish, Louisiana (First reported 02-29-16): A district attorney will review hundreds of criminal cases involving deputies from the scandal-plagued department. He has already sent notices to defense attorneys in relation to cases of six of the eight deputies who have pled guilty in recent weeks to civil rights abuses and perjury charges. The sheriff is currently under federal indictment for civil rights abuses.  ow.ly/ZLuXX
  • Jackson, Missouri: An officer was placed on leave after his arrest for domestic violence. ow.ly/ZLx7x
  • South Bend, Indiana: Two officers were suspended for not arresting a woman who they knew was wanted on an arrest warrant and then lying about letting her go. One officer was demoted, the other will retire. ow.ly/ZLy15
  • Washoe County, Nevada: A deputy was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/ZLWCO
  • Update: Monticello, Utah (First reported 12-07-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to burglary and assault for breaking into his estranged wife’s home. The chief of the department and the San Juan County Sheriff both blew-off the wife’s 911 call and failed to dispatch anyone to the scene. The chief was fired by the city council and the sheriff was demoted to deputy. ow.ly/ZLXp9
  • Shallotte, North Carolina: A now-former officer was sentenced to 44-113 months in prison after he pled guilty to solicitation to commit statutory rape. ow.ly/ZLZYY

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-18-16

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, March 18, 2016:

  • Springfield, Illinois: A school resource officer resigned after he was indicted for aggravated criminal sexual abuse for fondling a 17-year-old girl. ow.ly/ZF2Hm
  • Stanislaus County, California: A now0-former deputy was sentenced to 60 days in jail for stealing $8,000 from an inmate welfare fund. ow.ly/ZF2WU
  • Pennsylvania State Police: The PSP settled an excessive force lawsuit with a beaten motorist for $300,000. ow.ly/ZFmTb
  • Monroe County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for unlawful compensation. He allegedly solicited money from a jail inmate in exchange for smuggling contraband.ow.ly/ZFwdv
  • Orange County, Virginia: A now-former deputy enters an Alford plea in an insurance fraud case. He was given three-year suspended sentence. ow.ly/ZFIeX
  • Montclair, New Jersey: A now-former officer who was fired after domestic abuse arrest was reinstated and given $270,000 in back pay. ow.ly/ZG2dX
  • Update: Albuquerque, New Mexico (First reported 01-12-15): An officer who was recommended for termination for shooting an undercover deputy has retired. ow.ly/ZG2vy

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-17-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, March 17, 2016:

  • Farmers Branch, Texas: An officer was arrested for murder and aggravated assault as the result of an off-duty shooting of two juveniles. One died, the other was injured.  ow.ly/ZzLxT
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: An officer was charged with battery against a household member after slamming her husband against a wall. ow.ly/ZC4y4
  • Update: U.S. Marshals: A now-former deputy marshal stationed in Florida was sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing 24 lbs. of marijuana from three dealers at gunpoint in Yuba City, California. ow.ly/ZC9tO
  • Update: Winchester, New York: An officer pled guilty to criminal threatening. He was given a one year suspended sentence. ow.ly/ZCbck
  • Update: Albuquerque, New Mexico: An officer who had been fired for intimidating a civilian investigator will be allowed to retire from the department and collect his pension. ow.ly/ZCVRG
  • Sarasota, Florida: An officer was arrested for DUI. He had already been placed on leave during an investigation into the death of a man in custody. ow.ly/ZCZ9D
  • Update: Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana: A now-former deputy pled guilty to drug conspiracy. He shook-down dealers and stole from the DEA. ow.ly/ZDifg
  • Jamestown, North Dakota: An officer was fired for 19 violations, including dishonesty. ow.ly/ZDgGH
  • Update: Calhoun County, Michigan: A now-former officer pled guilty to DUI. He was found in his car unconscious and unresponsive in December. ow.ly/ZDhma

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