National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 04-07-12 to 04-08-12

Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed over this weekend of April 7-8, 2012:

  • Pasadena CA police subject of FBI investigation over fatal shooting of unarmed teen in fake armed robbery call case [0]
  • 2 St Louis MO cops charged w/assault for punching cuffed teen suspects in the head in separate incidents [0]
  • Minneapolis MN police accused of assaulting news cameraman during #Occupy rally arrests [3]
  • Grand Junction CO ex-cop arrested on sexual assault of a child charges over alleged incident while still a cop [0]
  • Mocksville NC sued by 3 former high-ranking cops claiming they were fired for reporting police chief’s misconduct [5]
  • Connecticut state trooper fired for lying about income to get emergency food stamps while earning $124k [0]
  • Prince George’s Co MD cop faces theft & misconduct in office charges for allegedly stealing from evidence warehouse [0]

Stay safe out there!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-06-12

Here are the 12 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, April 6, 2012:

  • Chicago IL sued by family of unarmed woman shot in back of head by off-duty cop who claimed self defense [4]
  • Pine Bluff AR cop investigated for using pepperspray on jr-high kids because they didn’t get to class fast enough [0]
  • Des Plaines IL cop suspended 4mo for his involvement in an excessive force incident instead of fired in apparent deal to testify against other cop in brutality case [2]
  • El Paso Co CO deputy w/history found guilty of careless driving in crash that killed female Air Force captain [0]
  • Pocahontas Co WV deputy indicted on 12 counts for sexually abusing 4 girls & 1 woman in the course of duty [0]
  • 3 New Haven CT cops arrested for interference, reckless endangerment & illegal discharge of firearms outside of bar [0]
  • Minnesota state passes police union-backed law that effectively kills civilian oversight of police in Minneapolis [5]
  • Santa Fe NM cop gets probation in plea to larceny, drug possession, stalking harassment & false imprisonment charges [0]
  • Westminster CO cop fired for unspecified reasons involving his investigation of high school sexting case [3]
  • Santa Fe NM cop caught on dashcam talking dirty to himself while masturbating in police cruiser while on duty [0]
  • Durham Co NC deputy resigns after arrest on assault charges in domestic dispute at his home [1]
  • Logansport IN cop fired for alleged misuse of city money involving unspecified purchase using city credit card [2]

Entering our third year of doing this I’m coming to the realization that I no longer have the ability to consistently track reports like I did when I started this project due to the changing nature of my employment. As I’ve said many times, if I had a choice and it paid enough to feed and house my family this would be my one and only full time job… however, the world just doesn’t work that way and I have an obligation to provide for my family.

Of course, I would rather not let the project die. But my only other option is to hand it over to someone else who may have a different agenda than I did. Throughout the years I’ve been resistent to letting others do work on this project because I felt strongly that it was important to make it difficult for others to suggest there was a bias involved in the data I produced. However, at the same time, my reluctance to take the limelight and preference to make this about the project instead of about me ultimately limited how much I could promote it. So maybe it will be better off in the hands of someone who doesn’t have the same ideas that I had about it.

Of course, I want you, the readers and supporters of this project, to have a say in this as well. I plan on making the decision and handing things over within a week, so come up with your suggestions and proposals by Tuesday and we’ll see if any make sense by next Friday, and hopefully switch things over then.

Until then, and as always, stay safe out there!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-05-12

Unfortunately, my current job interfered with my ability to track reports yet again today, still, here are the 9 reports I was able to track in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, April 5, 2012:

  • Harrodsburg KY cop sentenced to 3 years as part of a plea deal to 148 rape, sodomy & sex abuse charges involving a 14yr-old girl [0]
  • Calgary AB cop charged with assault over unspecified on-duty incident in July of 2011 [3]
  • Southern View IL cop is under investigation after accused of groping women at traffic stop. He had resigned from the Springfield PD in the midst of a sexual misconduct case before he was hired on at Southern View. [0]
  • Illinois 2 ex-cops in center of several false confession cases teaching state-funded police investigator classes [0]
  • St Cloud FL cop accidentally shoots a fellow cop during a drug raid, claiming he was concerned for his safety. However, police won’t say if they found anything or arrested anyone during the raid. [3]
  • New Orleans LA cop suspended after arrest on DUI charge while driving unmarked police cruiser, refused breath test [0]
  • Los Angeles Co CA sheriff’s capt investigated for taking ex-golf pro inmate to golf resort to get golf lessons [0]
  • Clinton Twp NJ cop suspended arrested on possession of steroids w/o prescription charge after investigation [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-04-12

Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, April 4, 2012:

  • 5 New Orleans LA cops sentenced for roles in Danziger bridge murders, 1 for 65yrs, 2 for 40, 1 for 38 & 1 for 6 [0]
  • Hayward CA police sued by family of 89yr-old who lost leg then died after police dog mauled him in his own yard [3]
  • Brandon MS cop accused of forcing motorist to pull down pants & underwear to prove he had no drugs during stop [3]
  • Springfield MA cop sentenced to 18mo for beating motorist with flashlight in traffic stop caught on video [0]
  • Albuquerque NM cop investigated for swearing, challenging suspect to fight then punching alleged bystander on video [0]
  • Baltimore MD settles suit for $95k to principal injured when cops detained her while searching home w/o permission [0]
  • Moorhead MN police sued by waitress after cops siezed her $12k tip because they claimed it “smelled like pot” [3]
  • RCMP to pay $331k judgment to man injured in crash when cop ran red light on her way to lunch [0]
  • New Castle PA sued by man arrested by cop after he reported that he suspected he was victim of check fraud scam [3]
  • Peters PA police sued by man claiming cop was aggressive & pulled gun on him while he was legally hunting [3]
  • Gloucester Twp NJ cop arrested on drug possession and possession with intent to distribute charges [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-28-12 to 04-03-12

Here are the 40 reports of police misconduct tracked so far in our National Police Misconduct News Feed over our unfortunate hiatus from Wednesday, March 29 – Tuesday, April 3, 2012:

  • Rockledge FL police sued by mom of patient who died after tasered 6x & suffocated w/pillow case by cops at hospital [3]
  • Gilroy CA police may be on hook for up to $1.25mil in jury award in excessive force suit over fatal shooting by cop [0]
  • Portland OR ordered by arbitraitor to rehire cop fired for fatally shooting unarmed man in back as he surrendered [0]
  • Macon GA police sued by man who suffered facial fractures after pistol whipped by cop in false arrest [3]
  • Harvey IL police promise reforms after fed investigation finds 1/2 use of force cases were for “contempt of cop” [0]
  • Austin TX police sued by Hispanic jogger injured when tasered 2x by cop who mistook him for a black suspect [2]
  • New York NY police sued for violating rights of 1000’s of private apt bldg residents with “Clean Halls” program [3]
  • Fort Worth TX settles suit for $50k to man claiming cop taunted him after he was beaten & tasered [1]
  • Coon Rapids MN cop sentenced to 41 months in prison for sexually abusing his adopted son 1,480 times [0]
  • Linden MI cop charged w/several counts of criminal sexual conduct involving victim under 13yrs-old [0]
  • Melrose Park IL cop sued by woman for twisting her arm in arrest attempt after she called police to report assault [3]
  • Philadelphia PA police sgt investigated for choking corrections officer on video for legally carrying gun w/permit [0]
  • Portland OR cop charged w/child luring & sexual corruption of a minor after caught in online sting operation [0]
  • Corona CA settles suit for $86k to man injured when yanked from car during stop for invalid license [0]
  • Lacey WA cop pleads guilty to lying under oath to judge in effort to obtain search warrant on drug suspect’s car [0]
  • Jackson TN cop pleads guilty to conspiring to steal $1,200 from citizen while processing a crime scene [0]
  • Grayslake IL police chief charged w/DUI & armed while intoxicated following off-duty head-on crash with car [0]
  • Latah Co ID sheriff’s lt charged w/felony misuse of public funds for allegedly skimming $56k over 5 years [0]
  • Palm Beach Co FL deputy arrested for harassing ex-girlfriend by posting harassing signs & posters at her job [0]
  • New London CT cop fired for excessive force for leaving man paralyzed by shooting him inside crashed stolen truck [0]
  • Sevier Co TN deputy convicted of agg assault for knocking neighbor off ATV & threatening him w/gun [0]
  • Denver CO police commission continues long string of reducing & overturning disciplinary actions against bad cops [5]
  • Yakima WA cop sentenced to 1yr jail in plea deal for harassment & violation of protection order by wife [0]
  • Ottawa ON cop suspended after charged with assault over unspecified off-duty incident [3]
  • Berwyn IL cop sentenced to 47mo prison for taking part in burglaries on behalf of the mob, leaked info [0]
  • RCMP sued claiming officers went outside bounds of warrant by seizing big ticket items & not returning them [3]
  • Chicago IL cops push for exception to wiretap law letting them record suspects while opposing right to record cops [5]
  • Waterford NJ cop suspended and faces charges for alleging threatening to kill man who filed complaint against him [0]
  • Youngstown OH police sued by 2 women claiming cops filed false charges in retaliation for complaints & lawsuit [5]
  • New York NY study shows cops defying orders to stop manufacturing arrests for possession of small amounts of pot [4]
  • New York NY police face legal action after cop cuffed & detained Caribbean ambassador until US State Dep intervened [0]
  • Carrollton MO cop charged w/possession of meth after opened bags of evidence found in car during traffic stop [0]
  • North Canton OH cop gets probation/suspended sentence for firing gun during off-duty domestic dispute [0]
  • Falmouth MA unnamed police officer under investigation over role in alleged off-duty bar fight [2]
  • Prince George’s Co MD cop arrested on 2 counts misconduct & theft for allegedly stealing from evidence [1]
  • Batesville MS ordered to pay $53k judgment to family of teen arrested for curfew while with adults on Halloween [0]
  • Lincoln NE cop sentenced to 2-5yrs after pleading guilty to stealing thousands from union and Santa Cop charity [0]
  • 7 Sunrise FL cops disciplined after news article highlighted 800 cops caught excessively speeding in Florida [0]
  • Virginia Beach VA police sgt arrested for solicitation during undercover escort sting operation [0]
  • Woonsocket RI cop gets DUI charges dismissed after police waited a week after crash to charge him [3]

Again, sorry for the extended absence, between being overloaded at work doing 18 hour days for several days on multiple projects while cabling and moving a datacenter to a new building with very little help and some unfortunate issues with cyberbullies harassing my 12-year-old son… not to mention ongoing technical and spam issues with the site, it was difficult to get any tracking done. I’ve given notice and have found another job so hopefully things will return to normal soon. Thank you for your patience.

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-27-12

Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, March 27, 2012:

  • New York NY cop convicted of sexually assaulting school teacher at gunpoint, jury deadlocks on rape charge during what have been described as angry deliberations. [0]
  • Waterloo IA cop sued by man who suffered head injuries when tasered 2x during false interference arrest [3]
  • Boston MA settles suit for $170k to atty Simon Glick who was arrested for recording police in public [0]
  • 2 Coral Springs FL cops investigated after cellphone audio exonerates 60yr-old woman falsely arrested on a felony charge during a traffic stop when that recording contradicted the police report [0]
  • Harris Co TX Pct 3 dep constable indicted for allegedly groping woman in custody while investigated on other claim [0]
  • Aurora CO police sgt accepts last minute plea deal for possession of child porn shortly before facing trial [0]
  • Washington state troopr arrested on DV charges after allegedly pointing gun at wife & threatening to kill her [0]
  • Connecticut state trooper arrested on burglary, breach of peace & computer crimes in unspecified case [2]
  • New Orleans LA cop resigns after suspended for posting on news site that Trayvon Martin was thug & deserved to die [0]
  • Florida state trooper pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute & possession with intent in drug trafficking scheme [0]
  • RCMP subject of class action sexual harassment lawsuit, initiated by ex-mountie alleging 20yrs of harassment [0]
  • Miami Beach FL cop investigated on allegations he was drinking on the job in his police cruiser [0]
  • Crestwood IL police cmdr investigated after allegedly clipping teen in wheelchair w/police SUV then leaving scene [0]
  • Sophia WV cop fired after arrested for skipping out on restaurant bill without paying [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-26-12

Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, March 26, 2012:

  • Kennett Square PA cop sentenced to 12.5-25yrs prison in plea deal for raping 4 young girls for several years [0]
  • Rockaway Beach OR cop gets probation in reduced charge plea deal for soliciting nude pics from 14yr-old student [0]
  • Vancouver BC cop suspended after charged for allegedly assaulting a detainee in the back of a police wagon [1]
  • Milwaukee WI female cop added to list of 7 officers accused of illegally performing body cavity searches in public [1]
  • New Orleans LA cop suspended after posting on news site that Trayvon Martin was a thug that deserved to die [0]
  • Los Angeles CA cop found to have racially profiled Latinos during stops, lied on citations to hide it [0]
  • Philadelphia PA cops insist photojournalist student arrested for taking pics of cops wasn’t arrested for taking pictures of cops. [5]
  • East Moline IL cop charged w/5ct felony official misconduct & financial exploitation of the elderly or disabled [0]
  • Chicago IL mayor insists cops won’t cuff reporters at NATO summit, won’t say reporters can film cops though [3]
  • New York NY police retaliate against yet another cop for blowing whistle on how the department was fudging crime rate statistics. [5]
  • Jacksonville Beach FL cop investigated after 911 tapes contradict his arrest report involving female journalist [0]

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 03-24-12 to 03-25-12

Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of March 24-25, 2012:

  • 2 Niles MI cops are accused of using excessive force on a man who was distraught when paramedics wouldn’t let him ride with them while they took his mother to the hospital following a seizure. One of the officers allegedly tasered him 3x and then the other officer hit 5x in head with his flashlight because he accidentally hit the officer while falling while incapacitated by the taser. Witnesses backed his story and were outraged by the incident. [3]
  • Ottawa ON entered into a confidential settlement deal for an unspecified sum that is over $100k with a man who was jumped from behind and injured by cops while trying to help his wife up after her chair broke during a neighborhood campfire in his yard. [4]
  • 3 New York NY police detectives involved in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell were forced to resign after the detective who fired the shots that sparked the 50+ shot barrage was forced out as well. [0]
  • Baltimore MD cop suspended while investigated for grabbing a woman’s arm on video in an effort to force her to stop filming him in public [0]
  • Fairfield NJ cop charged w/official misconduct & hindering for protecting Hells Angels members after bar fight [0]
  • Charleston SC cop arrested on domestic violence charges after allegedly assaulting unspecified woman at his home [1]
  • Austin TX cop arrested on assault w/bodily injury & interfering w/emergency call charges in alleged DV incident [0]
  • Conecuh Co AL sheriff allegedly got his friend’s son out of a DUI charge after taking him out of a state trooper’s custody during the arrest then never filing charges against him. [3]
  • San Jose CA police audit reveals lax enforcement of off-duty work assignments led to abuses by cops gaming system [0]
  • Castle Rock WA police cheif fined $250 for appearing in political ad opposing liquor sales privatization [0]
  • New York NY cop arrested on drunk driving charge in unspecified incident, police refuse to release info [3]

While not a story of misconduct per se, it’s merely an informational report about a Portland OR cop who was involved in 2 high profile brutality cases, including the fatal Chasse case that cost that city $1.6mil, who is now running for sheriff of Humphreys County Oregon. [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-23-12

Here are the 17 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, March 23, 2012:

  • Huntington Beach CA sued alleging cops entered home w/o warrant, groped a woman while searching under her skirt, then used excessive force while falsely arresting two people. [3]
  • Henry Co GA deputy sued alleging he leg-swept 11yr-old special needs student then falsely charged her w/cop assault [4]
  • New York NY 1 of 2 police detectives in Sean Bell shooting case fired after internal administrative trial [0]
  • East Alton IL cop pleads to bragging he would make cuffed man piss blood before repeatedly kidney punching him [0]
  • 3 Oklahoma City OK cops investigated for repeatedly tasering 53yr-old then dragging him by feet on video at an airport when he tried to meet Newt Gingrich [0]
  • Henderson NV pays $100k to settle suit w/man tasered 15x when police responded to domestic violence call [0]
  • Albuquerque NM police union criticized for rewarding cops who fatally shoot people with a $500 award [3]
  • Wichita Falls TX cop charged w/3 counts of manslaughter for killing 2 teens & unborn child in cruiser crash [0]
  • RCMP Mountie in BC found guilty of obstruction for covering up his actions in crash that killed motorcyclist [0]
  • Phoenix AZ cop arrested for taking nude pics of woman without her permission as she slept [0]

Thebes IL cop gets probation in plea deal for releasing suspect in exchange for sexual favors [0]

  • Fort Lauderdale FL cop fired for making derogatory tweets about citizens & supervisors while on-duty [0]
  • Lorain OH cop arrested for beating girlfriend in dispute over fast food fined $150 in reduced charge plea deal [0]
  • Campbell Co TN deputies sued alleging cover up for drunk deputy who crashed into couple’s home, injuring woman [4]
  • Richmond VA deputy gets suspended sentence after convicted on felony charge for sex with female inmates [0]
  • Woodville MS police chief ordered to pay $500 on simple assault conviction for smacking probation officer’s butt [0]
  • Pensacola FL cop investigated after causing crash when he ran a red light in police cruiser [1]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-22-12

Here are the 13 reports of police misconduct we were able to track in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, March 22, 2012:

  • 2 Kern Co CA deputies under investigation after alleged excessive force incident caught on helicopter video that left a man with serious leg injuries. [3]
  • 7 Milwaukee WI cops & supervisor on desk duty while investigated for alleged brutality & unecessary cavity searches [0]
  • Edmonton AB cop gets 3mo conditional sentence for assaulting cuffed man before stepping on his head, apparently this was his 2nd conviction on similar charges. [0]
  • West Haven CT police lose $119k jury award in suit by Hispanic family alleging excessive force & rights violations [0]
  • 2 Spokane WA cops face obstruction charges over “extensive cover-up” of mentally disabled man’s beating death by a now-convicted cop, a cop that officers saluted at his sentencing. [5]
  • San Bernardino Co CA deputy charged w/failing to report deputy for sex w/teen explorer [0]
  • Iredell Co NC sheriff & deputy sued by woman claiming deputy sexually harassed her after reporting husband for DV [0]
  • Harvey IL police face class action suit by rape victims over 200 untested rape kits uncovered in raid on police dpt [5]
  • Fredricksburg VA cops arrest man for assaulting an officer for pointing at them, he says just grabbed a smoke [3]
  • Hidalgo Co TX deputy sentenced to 11yrs prison for role in conspiracy to steal 354lbs of pot to sell [0]
  • Waterloo IA cop arrested on misd simple domestic violence charge after alleged altercation w/wife [0]
  • Spanish Fork UT police chief loses certification after caught shoplifting, Provo police refused to arrest him [0]

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

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