National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-21-12

My apologies for the slow news feed today, a busy day at work combined with me not feeling well again made it difficult to track reports. Hopefully we’ll catch up with any we missed tomorrow.

With that said, here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, February 21, 2012:

  • New York NY jury awards ex-playmate $1.2mil after cops injured her in arrest based on crazy cabby’s false claims [3] nyp.st/AyMG75
  • New York NY police sued by pregnant woman claiming cops illegally strip searched her & falsely arrested her [3] bit.ly/xzgelm
  • New London CT cop resigns while under investigation by state police on allegations he planted drugs on suspect [1] bit.ly/yVxIUc
  • Lake Co MT sheriff & 3 deputies subject of suit by fellow officers alleging civil rights abuses & corruption [3] bit.ly/AoVvlg
  • Geneva AL police officer charged w/felony perjury involving alleged false testimony about death of police dog [0] bit.ly/wr52Rp
  • 3 Jackson MS cops arrested on allegations they accepted bribes to protect drug transactions in sting operation [0] bit.ly/zPF1OJ
  • Greenwich CT cop arrested on stalking & harassment charges involving woman he used to date [1] bit.ly/yMqr3q
  • South Tucson AZ cop cited on drunk driving charge after hitting parked car while on duty [0] bit.ly/zIKBL9
  • Shelby Co TN deputy in homeland security unit arrested on drunk driving charge in County vehicle while off duty [0] http://bit.ly/yGFkQG
  • New York NY police sgt suspended after arrested on drunk driving charges when he crashed into a parked car [0] nydn.us/AxhOzW
  • Madison AL police officer charged with drunk driving after single car accident while off duty [0] bit.ly/AoVUTX

That’s it for today, stay safe out there!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-20-12

A couple things before I start today…

First, I just found out that the person who inspired me to create this site has retired his amazing Simple Justice blog. I know it will be sorely missed not just by me, but by many many people out there. Yet I’m sure that he’ll keep doing great things out there even if he’s not sharing it with us anymore. Please wish him luck for me.

Next, I’m sure there aren’t too many people who read this site who aren’t aware of long-time photography rights journalist Carlos Miller of Photography is not a Crime fame. But in case you’re not I wanted to mention that he is trying to raise funds for his upcoming legal battle against the Miami-Dade Florida police department from when he was arrested for videotaping police. You can either give him a straight donation or buy some great lens cloths and give to the cause at the same time.

With that said, here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, February 20, 2012:

  • 6 St Martinville LA cops investigated for allegedly picking teen up by hair & beating him for dancing in public [3] bit.ly/wt42XV
  • Orlando FL police use of K9 that left man’s leg deformed ruled gratuitous & sadistic by 11th Circuit Court [3] sunsent.nl/waITA0
  • 2 Tacoma WA cops sued alleging excessive force when they broke man’s arm & shoulder as they dragged him out of car [3] bit.ly/y9Nj18
  • Bono AR cop suspended while investigated on allegations that he sexually assaulted man at his home [0] bit.ly/wYJEhH
  • Poughkeepsie NY news study of 19 area police dept finds blacks tasered disproportionately more often than whites [0] pojonews.co/zaBS3L
  • Poughkeepsie NY news study of 19 area police dept finds officers deviate from taser guidelines in 1/5 of cases [0] pojonews.co/whyJfE
  • Minocqua WI cop suspended after arrest on multiple charges involving dangerous weapon in domestic incident [1] bit.ly/wd38Az
  • Sanoma Co CA prosecutors ask judge to issue court order removing Santa Rosa CA police brutality video from internet [5] bit.ly/ynMuZ0
  • Trumann AR police chief on paid leave while investigated over unspecified misconduct allegations [1] bit.ly/w6VCNl
  • Peel ON cop charged w/theft and breach of trust following internal investigation involving lost & found property [1] bit.ly/xtOdJS
  • Orleans Parish LA deputy charged w/obstruction & harboring a fugitive, allegedly hid female suspect from deputies [0] bit.ly/xe46zF
  • West New York NJ cop suspended 30 days for unauthorized use of police database to look up person’s info [0] bit.ly/xAJZrh
  • Windham ME police dept subject of sexual harassment & retaliation complaint filed with Maine HRC by ex-cop [3] http://bit.ly/xCa8C9
  • Halifax NS cop arrested on drunk driving charge after police received tip about impaired driver [0] bit.ly/zk8uo3

That’s it for today, stay safe out there!

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 02-18-12 to 02-19-12

Here are the 17 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of February 18-19, 2012:

  • Tennessee prosecutors have dismissed 95 cases involving a trooper who is being sued and was fired for letting a man he chased burn to death in a car crash. [0] tnne.ws/yxUNfs
  • Trenton NJ settled an excessive force lawsuit for $350k to a man who suffered permanent brain damage when a cop hit him in head with his flashlight while responding to a domestic disturbance call. [0] bit.ly/zytgMx
  • Wilcox Co GA sheriff was indicted on 14 counts for taking part in an assault on 2 inmates along with his son, a jailer & another inmate. [3] bit.ly/yXEpSA
  • Desert Hot Springs CA cop was convicted on excessive force civil rights charges for unecessarily pepperspraying one detainee and then tasering another cuffed detainee in separate incidents. [0] lat.ms/zphWKE
  • San Diego CA police are being sued by the victim of a cop recently convicted on sexual battery charges. She claims the department encouraged his actions by protecting him from previous allegations. [3] bit.ly/zkALAr
  • Sidney OH cop was rehired on a union appeal after he was fired for sending a text message threatening to kill a county sheriff. [0] bit.ly/Ai89BV
  • Maricopa Co AZ deputy investigated for unspecified conduct that dismissed 2 cases, details about what he did that caused prosecutors to drop these cases are being kept a secret thanks to a new state law that keeps details about police misconduct a secret until the officers involved have exhausted each and every appeal process, which can take years and can often result in cover ups by departments not eager to let the public know about misdeeds. [4] bit.ly/xG9k2X
  • Spartanburg Co SC deputy accidentally shoots a fellow deputy’s wife while teaching a concealed weapons permit class. He apparently didn’t check to see if a round was chambered when he was showing one attendee how to handle her firearm. [0] bit.ly/yJZRKT
  • Pittsburgh PA police allegedly found crack cocaine & marijuana in a car belonging to a cop recently arrested for trying to sexually assault women under color of law. [0] bit.ly/wufL2p
  • Honolulu HI police sgt was arrested on drunk driving & negligent injury charges after hitting a pedestrian with his cruiser, though police refused to say if he was on duty at the time. [1] bit.ly/wOolue
  • Waterloo ON regional police have settled a lawsuit for $5k to a lawyer claiming he was illegally detained & searched by police. [0] bit.ly/yBirTl
  • 2 Lawrence KS cops have been suspended while investigated for allegedly fixing traffic tickets in exchange for college sports tickets [0] bit.ly/zlluV0
  • Pinal Co AZ sheriff was forced to admit he was gay and resign from his role in a presidential campaign by allegations that he threatened his ex-boyfriend with deportation if he revealed their relationship. [4] bit.ly/zBHo7D
  • Brooks Co TX sheriff under investigation after audit identifies questionable spending of forfeiture funds [1] http://bit.ly/zGnyun
  • Platteville CO police sgt under investigation on timesheet fraud allegations, chief recently pled guilty to theft [1] on9news.tv/yWyG9U
  • Los Angeles Co CA sheriff admits to breaking state campaign law w/uniformed ad, no plans to discipline self [0] bit.ly/w78Vmi
  • DeKalb Co GA cop arrested on drunk driving charge by trooper who spotted him weaving after leaving bar [0] bit.ly/xtcfBI

That’s it for this weekend, stay safe out there!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-17-12

Here are the 22 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, February 17, 2012:

  • Wichita KS police are being urged by residents to change their policy allowing cops to speed without lights or sirens after a 12-year-old girl was fatally struck by a cop en route to a call. [0] ow.ly/1Gxrrb
  • Florida state patrol’s decision to exonerate a trooper who tasered a cuffed woman in the back as she tried to run awa is being questioned by several law enforcement experts. That woman is now in a permanently vegetative state due to brain trauma caused by the tasering. [3] is.gd/hhoTzn
  • Hall Co GA deputy arrested on rape, assault, child cruelty and other charges involving unspecified allegations [2] ow.ly/1GxcsK
  • Los Angeles Co CA deputy involved in cocaine smuggling scandal arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a child [1] ow.ly/1GwRP4
  • Ottawa Co OH deputy suspended while under investigation on sexual assault allegations [0] ow.ly/1GwWae
  • Hamilton OH cop caught pantless peeping in hotel windows & pooping in parking lot gets probation in plea deal [0] ow.ly/1GwSqU
  • Wayne State Univ MI cop found guilty of criminal sexual conduct for coercing sex from woman during traffic stop [0] ow.ly/1Gx5B9
  • Hingham MA rehires police lieutenant has been rehired after he was fired in 2009 for what he claimed was just “horseplay” when he smacked a city worker’s testicles so hard that he buckled over. [0] http://bit.ly/ztJxMY
  • Orange Co FL sheriff questioned for hiring trooper w/history now facing 2 lawsuits for brutality and false arrest [3] is.gd/MstOk4
  • Miramar FL cop gets special treatment from judge, no record for falsifying records to cover up warrantless search [0] thesent.nl/wqKlQf
  • Covington TX citizens say they live in fear of the police as Texas rangers begin investigation into this 4-officer department and its police chief [5] ow.ly/1GxseD
  • Eaton Co MI deputy sentenced to 15 days jail for embezzling cash payments for citations by out of state motorists [0] bit.ly/Ai4iix
  • Pleasant Hill IA police chief under investigation on several allegations including harassment & spying on councilmembers [0] ow.ly/1GxzYz
  • Lacey WA cop charged with false swearing for allegedly lying about pretext for traffic stop on warrant application [0] ow.ly/1Gx63u
  • Fort Worth TX undercover cop may have botched drug bust against TCU students by targeting wrong person [0] ow.ly/1Gxtrn
  • San Francisco CA cop charged w/felony assault & misd battery for injuring woman he dated a nightclub party [0] ow.ly/1Gx6u7
  • 2 Vineland NJ cops arrested on theft charges for allegedly mishandling funds for police union they ran [0] ow.ly/1GxbIJ
  • Oklahoma City OK police sgt arrested on obstruction allegations she tipped of the subject of a drug search warrant [0] ow.ly/1Gxbe0
  • Fond Du Lac WI cop arrested on DUI hit & run charges after witness reported him hitting a parked car off duty [0] ow.ly/1Gxc0o
  • Espanola NM cops under investigation for letting cop found passed out drunk in running truck to go home w/o charge [0] ow.ly/1GxrkX
  • Ohio state trooper arrested on drunk driving charges with a .16BAC after she was stopped for doing 102MPH [0] ow.ly/1GwWnd
  • Union City CA cop who heads police union arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence during cellphone stop [0] ow.ly/1Gxb70

That’s it for today, stay safe out there!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-16-12

Here are the 21 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, February 16, 2012:

  • Scottsdale AZ cop investigated for 6th fatal shooting where he killed an unarmed man while he held his young grandson. [0] http://bit.ly/xV1XEi
  • St Paul MN settles suit for $90k to robbery victim tackled & beaten by cops on video mistaking him for robber [0] bit.ly/xH9d4N
  • Barren Co KY sheriff, 3 deputies and 1 drug task force officer indicted on several charges for beating a cuffed man in custody after a chase. [3] bit.ly/z8DZEi
  • Raleigh NC cop arrested on promoting and participating in the prostitution of a minor charges involving 17yr-old girl [0] bit.ly/wOITuC
  • Pittsburgh PA cop arrested on multiple charges for coercing sex from women under color of law [0] cbsloc.al/wUFw3L
  • Miami-Dade FL cop sentenced to 8yrs prison in plea deal for using badge to help cousin rob $130k from gambler [0] cbsloc.al/ylXUNz
  • Marlboro MA cop gets deal from chief after confessing to stealing over $8000 from evidence, retires w/o charges [1] bit.ly/AgPSRi
  • Portales NM police capt pleads no contest on felony tampering w/public records charges for shredding tickets [0] bit.ly/xLEM8U
  • Arkansas Supreme Court rules against Little Rock AR police finding use of force reports not exempt from disclosure [0] oshko.sh/xWEixX
  • Westchester CT cop takes plea deal for accepting bribes to help drug dealer move drug money through airport [0] lohud.us/wT7Xna
  • US Immigrations & Customs Enforcement officer allegedly shoots 2 fellow agents in CA federal building, killing 1 [0] bit.ly/xqEd5t
  • Alabama state trooper arrested on felony theft & ethics charges for using position to steal gasoline [0] bit.ly/x5KF8m
  • Memphis TN police lieutenant sentenced to 4yrs after pleading guilty to bribery charges [0] bit.ly/yFR5ZU
  • Athens-Clarke GA cop charged w/facilitating a bribe by arranging for DUI suspect to pay other cop to fix ticket [0] bit.ly/AwFJWO
  • Tutwiler MS police chief & 2 officers fired for videos showing them pranking and boxing mentally disabled teen [0] bo.st/ylrqNA
  • Morgan Co AL deputy arrested on domestic violence & strangulation charge in addition to 2 DV warrants [0] bit.ly/A1qGo7
  • Springfield MI cop resigns on allegations of DUI hit & run while off duty last month, still not charged [1] bit.ly/zCRBdj
  • Cincinnati OH DARE officer indicted on felony records tampering & forgery charges for fudging time sheets [0] cin.ci/xn7YgQ
  • Helena-West Helena AR cop pleads guilty to money laundering & extortion charges, 3rd cop to plead in sting op [0] bit.ly/AxetRi
  • Scotts Bluff Co NE deputy fined after found guilty of disturbing peace by yelling profanities inside a jr high school [0] bit.ly/zC3bB9
  • New Orleans LA police chief is starting a scarlet letter program where officers will be putting large orange warning stickers on homes that were the subject of anonymous and unconfirmed reports for possible drug activity, regardless of whether any actual evidence of drug use of sales were investigated or confirmed. [0] bit.ly/xCLaMN

Again, sorry for being late with the daily recap and there would have been more reports my hard drive died while I had several tabs full of reports ready to enter. I’m using a loaner right now but I only have that for a week, hopefully I can fix the old one before then.

Anyway, that’s it for today, stay safe out there!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-15-12

Here are the 22 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, February 15, 2012:

  • White Plains NY police sued by family of 68-year-old man who was shot to death by cops who allegedly harassed him and used a racial slur in attempt to force him to open his door while they were responding to a false alarm that the alarm company retracted. [2] bit.ly/y6Xhcy
  • Houston TX cop was suspended 30 days and is the subject of a lawsuit for fatally shooting a bar patron who was trying to protect a woman being harassed while he was drunk and off duty. [3] bit.ly/xyLPff
  • Milford CT settles a lawsuit for $2.5mil to the family of 1 of 2 teens who were killed in a crash with a cop doing over 90MPH while allegedly drag racing with a fellow cop. [0] bit.ly/wzmzoB
  • Bluefield WV police are being sued by the mom of a man who died after jailed for public intoxication after found unconscious in his car. was suffering from medical condition [3] bit.ly/weUdSR
  • Wells Twp OH cop sued claiming he peppersprayed then cuffed a man face down in the middle of a road where he was run over and the officer was hit by a car, leaving the man permanently disabled with brain damage. The incident apparently began when the officer approach the man and his boyfriend and demanded ID and escalated when they refused to give it. [3] http://bit.ly/wHc4Wl
  • Chicago IL cop subject of suit alleging he beat & arrested a black man for filming police officers just minutes after he let a white guy go with a warning for doing the exact same thing. [3] trib.in/xLevdg
  • 2 Lake Placid NY cops are the subject of a lawsuit for allegedly beating and detaining a woman for objecting to a search but then releasing her without any charges. [1] bit.ly/yT5Zow
  • Toronto ON cop was sentenced to 30 days in jail for punching a motorist and painfully squeezing his testicles during a traffic stop. As part of the sentence on a sexual assault charge he must also register as a sex offender. [0] bit.ly/xd8pND
  • 2 Austin TX cops fired & 2 suspended over incident where one of the officers slapped a woman in the face while she was strapped into a gurney. The other officers got in trouble for lying about it or not handling it properly. [0] bit.ly/zA3a2l
  • Crosby Co TX sheriff has been indicted on official oppression and assault of a public servant charges in an unspecified incident involving a Lorenze TX police officer [1] bit.ly/wVbKSJ
  • 3 Macon Ga cops have been fired in two different cases. One was fired after arrested on sexual assault charges involving sex with a detainee in exchange for letting her go for shoplifting, another was fired for failing to report that incident. And another was fired after being charged with theft for taking a TV mistakenly delivered to his home. [0] bit.ly/zHDhZf
  • New York NY police are facing at least 6 new lawsuits over bad drug raids that occurred even after the department allegedly implemented promised reforms after a high-publicity bad raid in 2003. [4] bit.ly/wjfbO7
  • Los Angeles Co CA sheriff’s dept is being sued by a sergeant claiming a fellow sergeant who belonged to a gang of deputies called the Vikings was only given 15 days leave for repeated death threats that including pointing a gun at him and mouthing that he was going to kill him. Apparently one of the commanding officers on the disciplinary panel also belonged to the same gang. [3] lat.ms/xtF5nU
  • Las Vegas NV cop who is already facing charges for sexual misconduct for forcing 2 women to expose themselves is now accused of sexual misconduct by 2 more women, but the department insists these allegations aren’t criminal in nature, just policy violations. [2] cbsloc.al/xCxEot
  • 2 Seattle WA cops received a minor reprimand for showing dashcam video of a traffic stop to the motorist’s boss in an effort to get him fired. [2] bit.ly/ztNtIt
  • Totonto ON police sued by a lawyer claiming he was arbitrarily arrested by cop who didn’t have a name tag and gave a fake name during G20 protests [2] bit.ly/y18FZ8
  • Fort Dodge IA police lieutenant arrested on felony burglary charge for assaulting a man in his own apartment with the officer’s girlfriend. [1] bit.ly/xzHleb
  • Windwmere FL cop with a history of drug arrests was fired on allegations of time card fraud. [0] thesent.nl/AiLseP
  • Buchtel OH police chief arrested after attempting to buy prescription medication from an undercover officer in a sting operation. [0] bit.ly/wI8Io5
  • San Antonio TX police sgt in coverup for suspected DUI after found pantless near crashed city-owned truck retires [0] bit.ly/yQGCOy
  • Erie Co NY deputy gets fine & ordered to apologize in plea deal for crashing into house while drunk [0] bit.ly/AvWcKm
  • Morrow GA police chief gets probation in plea to DUI after found asleep at wheel in intersection by own officers [0] bit.ly/wIFKxi

That’s it for today, stay safe out there!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-14-12

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, February
15, 2012:

  • Orange Co CA deputy is investigated after fatally shooting an unarmed veteran as he climed into his SUV where his 2 young daughters were sitting in the back seat. Police say he was acting eratically and had driven through a fence at a school where he would always visit however the narrative provided by the union and department has varied widely since first released. [1] lat.ms/wxz8hl
  • Louden Co VA deputy sued for allegedly leaving a man with brain damage after he hit him with a running sucker punch in the back of the head in an incident caught on dashcam. [0] ow.ly/1GhThe
  • Seattle WA cop known for being caught on camera threatening to “beat the Mexican shit” out of an innocent man is being sued by a man claiming the officer choked him while he was cuffed in the back seat of a cruiser after he was falsely arrested. [3] bit.ly/z9Qkxy
  • Seattle WA police officer received a reprimand for ordering officers not to detain a known felon who was accused of threatening a sick woman he lived with and waving a gun in her face. The action resulted in the woman, undergoing chemotherapy, having to live on the streets for days in fear for her life. [3] http://bit.ly/zuOyMx
  • Virginia State trooper arrested on aggravated sexual battery, indecent liberties with a child and distributing porn to a minor charges for alleged actions about 10 years ago. While the alleged incidents happened before he became a trooper, it does bring up questions of the agency’s screening process. [0] bit.ly/xpgRXn
  • Oakland CA a federal judge who has been monitoring the Oakland police for compliance with court ordered reforms is considering a new way to hold officers who have been using arbitration to avoid discipline accountable for misconduct by holding them in contempt for not complying with those court ordered reforms. Such a measure would be a first in the nation and an interesting approach to deal with the problem of arbitration destroying accountability efforts in departments all over the US. [0] bit.ly/wAXg8o
  • US Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency has settled suit for $350k to 11 men claiming a large-scale raid on a Latino neighborhood violated civil rights. [0] wapo.st/yi9FKJ
  • New York NY police quietly revised their internal policies to allow cops to use deadly force more often and give them more legal protections for when they do. This came in the wake of the highly questionable fatal shooting of an unarmed teen but was actually in response to an incident where innocent bystanders were injured when cops fired into a crowd. [3] bit.ly/xXm7oy
  • Denver CO civil service commission is forcing police to rehire yet another cop who was fired for dishonesty, this would be the 6th officer the department was forced to rehire this year and the 4th of which who was fired for lying. [0] bit.ly/yiOpYZ
  • Philadelphia PA is being sued by a gun rights activist claiming police arrested him in retaliation for posting a video of cop swearing at him. [3] bit.ly/zCKOHv
  • Indianapolis IN cop was taken into custody after a 4 hour standoff over an alleged domestic incident, no charges have been filed as of yet. [2] ow.ly/1GhUa1
  • Dallas Co TX deputy was indicted for tampering with traffic tickets he wrote in order to fraudulently claim overtime. [0] ow.ly/1GhSBh
  • San Diego CA cop resigns while under investigation on allegations that he filed a false insurance claim [1] bit.ly/AgpJDq
  • Baton Rouge LA cop suspended 30 days for a hit and run cruiser accident days before he was arrested for illegally passing a school bus, causing damage to his truck and the bus. Interestingly, he wasn’t disciplined for the passing incident and wasn’t charged for the hit and run. [0] bit.ly/xvion0
  • Grosse Pointe Park MI cop sentenced to probation and fines after pleading to DUI charge after off duty DUI hit&run [0] bit.ly/yhCxG7
  • Fremont CA cop arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after stopped for speeding by trooper, this is the 2nd cop from that department arrested on DUI charges this week [0] bit.ly/xluZsV

That’s it for today, stay safe out there!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-13-12

Here are the 12 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, February 13, 2012:

  • Seattle WA laughs as he tells a reporter that they do discipline officers sometimes, but not in this case, in a report about a cop caught on dashcam telling two innocent black men he just arrested at gunpoint and kicked that he was going to make up stuff to charge them with burglary. While the officer wasn’t disciplined when an internal investigation exonerated him and lost video of the use of force, the two men have filed a claim against the police, which is a precursor to a lawsuit. [5] bit.ly/xWlfMU
  • Galveston Co TX deputy was arrested for aggravated sexual assault on a child after an investigation on unspecified allegations [2] bit.ly/ySr9r4
  • New York NY police deputy inspector Tony Bologna is being sued by 2 of the women he peppersprayed without cause on video at OWS [0] nydn.us/ygbk5d
  • Austin TX cop suspended 5 days for tasering a handcuffed 18yr-old girl as she was trying to run away from being arrested. [0] bit.ly/w0Df3l
  • 2 Chicago IL cops arrested on federal theft charges after caught stealing over $5k from what they thought was a drug courier during an FBI sting operation. [0] ow.ly/1GdGs0
  • Florida investigative report finds cops given special treatment & rarely cited when speeding or causing crashes [5] http://sunsent.nl/zQIOlV
  • Lakewood WA cop charged w/stealing from fund for 4 murdered cops now investigated over cop’s stolen campaign funds [0] bit.ly/zsf2lP
  • Philadelphia PA cop arrested on simple assault & reckless endangerment charges for allegedly assaulting wife in Jan [1] ow.ly/1Ge4aN
  • Ohio state trooper pleads guilty to mortgage/bankruptcy fraud & witness tampering charges, resigned after charged [0] bit.ly/zsrTjK
  • Toronto ON senior police officer under investigation after sent home when he appeared to be intoxicated on duty [0] bit.ly/wMf797
  • Seattle WA cop arrested on suspicion of DUI hit & run while driving unmarked cruiser, police wouldn’t initially say if he was on duty or not but later claimed he wasn’t. [2] bit.ly/zy8qbn
  • Fremont CA cop arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence after stopped for weaving [0] ow.ly/1GdXRk

That’s it for today, stay safe out there!

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 02-11-12 to 02-12-12

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of February 11-12, 2012:

  • South Beloit IL settles suit for unspecified sum to cuffed woman tased & choked on video, two officers and their police chief were criminally charged for their roles in that incident. [0] bit.ly/wewuhz
  • Fairhope AL settles suit for $50k to 85yr-old man claiming a cop beat him for trying to make a citizens arrest of a hit&  run driver. [3] http://bit.ly/zllctR
  • Tewksbury MA police & the US DOJ are trying to use forfieture laws in an attempt to take a motel from a family who owned it for 2 generations, claiming they did’t do enough to prevent a very minute fraction of a percent of their guests from committing crimes. [3] bit.ly/wuxUB3
  • Travis Co TX constable & approximately 10 Austin TX cops detained a white man & his 5yr-old black grandaughter twice, interrogating her in the back of a cruiser, because it apparently seemed suspicious for a white man to be walking with a young black child. Or what the victim terms as “babysitting while white” [3] bit.ly/AwwGuD
  • Baltimore MD police are apparently trying to use the threat of arrest for loitering as a loophole around an official policy that orders police to let citizens videotape the police. The incident was caught on camera the very same day that policy, generally considered to be nothing more than an attempt to kill a lawsuit over an arrest for photographing police, was publically announced… which seems to prove that point. [5] bsun.md/zY9945
  • British Columbia police commission is fighting a ruling blocking them from investigating a brutality case they say was mishandled by a neighboring agency that investigated it. [4] bit.ly/yeHZkQ
  • New Westminster BC cop returns to duty after spending 4 years on paid vacation leave over a criminal assault & illegal entry criminal charges that ended up ending in a pre-trial sentencing deal. [0] bit.ly/AjpCf8
  • Keokuk Co IA sheriff was able to get his DUI charges dismissed in special deal as well, but he will still lose his license for refusing to take a breath test. [0] bit.ly/wKF9sW
  • New York NY cop is being accused of posting racist tirades online in a lawsuit filed by buskers claiming that same cop repeatedly harassed them. [2] bit.ly/zR1cYK

Before I go, I wanted to mention again that our statistical report for 2011 will be delayed until sometime around the middle of this year at best. In addition to an insane amount of unpaid overtime at my first day job, over 270 hours worth, during the month of January, I’ve just started work at a second job this week and have worked an aggregate of about 93 hours this week… and anything I had left to spare was split between barely keeping the news feed going, sleeping, and with my family. Yes, sure, I would much rather be putting all that work towards this project, but this is the only way for us to get out of this semi-homeless situation we’ve been in for almost a year now.

That’s it for this weekend, stay safe out there!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-10-12

Here are the 20 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, February 10, 2012:

  • Culpepper VA cop’s version of why he shot unarmed 54yr-old female motorist to death contradicted by witness [4] on.wusa9.com/ye2thV
  • 6 Philadelphia PA cops subject of suit by family of unarmed passenger in stolen car killed in barrage of 60 shots [3] bit.ly/y6UyYX
  • Fort Worth TX cop accused of excessive force in complaint by witness & woman who suffered broken arm in bar arrest [0] bit.ly/zfziUV
  • Fresno CA teen exonerated after video shows cops had no cause to use force & arrest her while waiting for food order[3] bit.ly/xUvGvI
  • 5 Peel ON cops investigated after judge finds they violated man’s rights w/brutality, illegal search & denied lawyer[4] http://bit.ly/wbpyQd
  • Fort Dodge IA cop takes plea deal for reduced extortion charge after arrested for 3rd degree sexual abuse [0] bit.ly/yacrcJ
  • San Diego CA cop sentenced to 8yrs 8mo for sexually battering female motorists during traffic stops [0] bit.ly/y3JvtA
  • Granby CT police capt sentenced to 10yrs for amassing & distributing massive & disturbing collection of child porn [0] huff.to/zXirCx
  • New York NY several cops accused of false report & false arrest of couple after video sharply contradicts reports [5] nydn.us/z92KcF
  • 2 Morgan Hill CA cops disciplined for illegaly searching detainee’s cellphone & posting pics from it on Facebook [0] bit.ly/A3speX
  • Denville NJ cop sentenced to 3yrs prison for stealing oxycodone & heroin from evidence, compromising 40 cases [0] dailyre.co/y5we1f
  • Clackamas Co OR sued by families of 2 women killed by deputy claiming sheriff & officials knew he was unstable [0] bit.ly/x4SjLR
  • Baltimore MD police issue new policy informing cops that citizens have right to record them in bid to kill lawsuit [3] bit.ly/yRyKzZ
  • Bend OR police dog escapes from handler’s yard and attacks passing jogger, man treated at hospital [0] bit.ly/yxUKey
  • Sureté du Québec cop gets suspended sentenced + community service in plea to fixing traffic ticket for mob boss [0] bit.ly/zKosRH
  • Davenport IA police capt charged w/burglary and felony stalking arrested on unspecified charges hours after release [2] bit.ly/wv0DP5
  • Orange Co CA deputy arrested on suspicion of having sex with inmate, booked across street from jail she worked at [0] bit.ly/xw704I
  • Fraser-Winter Park CO cop charged w/burglary, tampering & official misconduct, broke into woman’s home while drunk [0] bit.ly/w1Elcu
  • Newburgh NY cop sentenced to 1-3yrs prison for insurance fraud by faking evidence in serious hit&run crash [0] http://t.co/1vogcWi5
  • Mendota MN police chief investigated over complaints by officrs of unspecified ethical & criminal acts [2] bit.ly/ydaoOY

That’s it for today, stay safe out there!

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