National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 12-17-11 to 12-18-11

Sorry this report is in short format, my keyboard is a bit messed up tonight so it’s difficult to type. Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of December 17-18, 2011:

  • Maricopa Co AZ investigates alleged use of excessive force that left detainee brain dead after “scuffle” at jail [3]
  • Anne Arundel Co MD pays $200k settlement to deaf burglary victim tackled & arrested for placing note on cop’s chest [3]
  • New London CT police accused of brutality by 6 workers at detox center claiming they beat & peppersprayed patient [3]
  • New York NY police shown on video shoving & hitting journalists, including Democracy Now photographer, w/batons. Sorry I can’t embed this one. [3]
  • New York NY police accused of beating #OWS protesters w/batons during failed takeover attempt on vacant church lot [3]
  • Nassau Co FL investigation by FBI in corruption allegations vs sheriff’s dept expanded to probe brutality cases [3]
  • Stearns Co MN deputy earns over $200k in pay while on leave 2yrs waiting trial for multiple sex w/minor charges [0]
  • Kern Co CA deputy accused of doing between 75-90 w/o lights or siren by witnesses to fatal crash into 2 pedestrians [3]
  • Maricopa Co AZ sheriff’s dept ordered to pay $51k to cover media expenses in fight over access to public records [3]
  • Jasper TX police chief accused of groping a woman’s breasts and, in a different incident, making inappropriate comments over police radio [3]
  • Swissvale PA police chief criticized for posting joke denigrating Muslims & Catholics on Facebook [0]
  • Livonia MI settles suit for breath testing 13yo kids on field trip because the principal saw an empty liquor bottle near where they stood, but they tested clean. Police promise they will seek parental OK for breathalyzing minors in the future. [1]
  • Orange Co FL deputy arrested on domestic violence charge after visiting home w/CPS and noting injuries to wife [1]
  • 2 Bourne MA cops investigated for failing to investigate woman’s claims that cop who crashed into her was drunk [1]
  • Massachusetts state police defy order to release black box data of Lt Gov’s crash in unmarked cruiser [3]
  • Smyth Co VA officials refuse to say why a sheriff’s dept cell was used as business phone for hunting store [3]
  • Escambia Co FL deputy charged w/unlawful use of police database to look up criminal records for personal reasons [0]
  • White Plains NY frail 250lb cop cries after female asst chief bumped a chair into his chair, threatens suit [0]

Finally, while it doesn’t count for our database since this is associated with a report we already tracked some time ago, a video associated with a report about Seattle WA cops slamming a motorist against a cruiser hood and taunting him, including threats to skullfuck him during a traffic stop the police then lied about was finally released by that man’s lawyer who says people need to see examples of why the DOJ found the Seattle PD demonstrated a pattern of excessive force and escalating minor incidents into use of force situations now that the city is denying those findings. The video, courtesy of KOMO 4 News, is below.

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-16-11

Here are the 21 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, December 16, 2011:

  • Seattle WA police face 43 active misconduct-related lawsuits that could cost taxpayers millions of dollars, this revelation comes as city officials and the police union are trying to deny allegations made in a DOJ report alleging the Seattle Police have a pattern of using excessive force and fail to hold officers accountable for misconduct. [3]
  • Russellville AR police sued alleging they conspired to arrest an innocent man for murder in an effort to protect the real murderer. [3]
  • Warsaw IN cop who resigned over an alleged relationship with a 16yr-old girl has been arrested for allegedly molesting a girl under 14 back in 2010. [0]
  • North Topsail Beach NC cop was fired after caught peeping into a teen girl’s bedroom. The uniformed officer claimed he was looking for a suspect when her dad caught him in the act. [0]
  • Madison NJ cop was sentenced to 6 years in prison for soliciting nude pics from an undercover cop posing as a 13-year-old girl on the internet. [0]
  • Elko Co NV deputy on desk duty for allegedly stalking & harassing a man by making unsubstantiated allegations against him in public and even conducting an illegal warrantless search on his business in a failed effort to find drugs. [1]
  • Contra Costa Co CA deputy was indicted on extortion & conspiracy charges for his role in a DUI extortion scandal. He the 4th cop indicted so far [0]
  • Los Angeles Co CA sheriff’s dept is being sued by a man who was exonerated after 20 years in prison after a wrongful conviction in a drive by shooting case. He alleges the officers involved were members of a racist gang of deputies who pressured witnesses and perjured themselves to gain the conviction. [3]
  • An unspecified number of Houston TX cops, only described as “several” were reprimanded for using black tape to hide their badge numbers during a recent #Occupy protest [1]
  • Lynn MA police sued by 57yr-old grandma who was arrested & taken to court in shackles thanks to a shoddy investigation that resulted in a warrant for her arrest. [1]
  • Chapel Hill NC police accused of profiling black student mistaken for murder suspect despite different color car [2]
  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) sanctioned by FBI for failing to properly monitor how police use their national database [0]
  • Braidwood IL police replace K9 that cost city $300k in settlements with drug sniffer dog that “doesn’t eat people” [0]
  • Union City GA police allegedly intimidating witnesses & preventing testimony in questionable fatal shooting of teen [5]
  • Massachusetts state trooper arrested after trying to run over cop w/unmarked truck when caught with prostitute [0]
  • Marco Island FL cop w/history of complaints get back pay & job in arbitrator ruling after fired for false report [0]
  • Washington DC cop hits bicyclist w/police vehicle while transporting kids on errand, witnesses allege cop speeding [1]
  • Dallas TX cop subject of DV assault warrant search arrested after turning self in days after disappearing [0]
  • Jefferson City MO cop arrested on drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident charges, no longer employed [2]
  • Midland Park NJ cop arrested on drunk driving charges after crashing while illegally driving ATV on road [0]
  • Tredyffrin Twp PA police chief suspended 4d for letting 16yr-old son drive cruiser he then crashed, didn’t report it[0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-15-11

Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, December 15, 2011:

  • Gladstone OR transgendered police sergeant who was charged with murder in the death of his/her estranged spouse allegedly offered $2,000 for a hit on her. [0]
  • Seattle WA police have been found to have a pattern of routine & widespread use of excessive force in what is said to be a scathing US DOJ report following their pattern & practice investigation into that department. What will be interesting to see here is whether the feds will be able to enact any changes in a city where the police union is so powerful that it has blocked every effort by that city to enact any meaningful changes to date. [0]
  • Maricopa Co AZ sheriff’s department was also found to have problems after a lengthy DOJ pattern and practice investigation in another highly critical report citing a pattern of discrimination against Hispanics and a systematic disregard for constitutional rights. [0]
  • Texas state DPS trooper was indicted for felony continuous sexual abuse of a child, evidence tampering, and indecent conduct with a child charges involving a 14-year-old relative. [0]
  • Michigan state trooper has been sentenced to 6 months in jail after offering no defense in court for fatally hitting 2 teens with his car while they were pushing a disabled moped on the side of the road. [0]
  • Dallas TX cop who shoved an Occupy protester off a planter which lead to an altercation and that protester’s questionable arrest has been suspended for 1 day w/o pay over the incident. [0]
  • Gulfport MS cop fatally shot a chained dog while serving a search warrant, this is the 2nd shooting of a chained dog this year by officers in that department. [0]
  • Houston TX cop is the subject of a review after mistakenly shooting a Harris Co deputy in the leg when he mistook the officer for a suspect during a flawed drug sting. [1]
  • Sandusky OH cop with a history of misconduct won an arbitrator ruling that will let him get his job back after he was fired for lying during an investigation. [0]
  • Pawtucket RI cop won a “Law Enforcement Bill of Rights” commission hearing that will get him his job back even after he was convicted of indecent exposure. [0]
  • Douglas GA police launch a new probe into an incident where officers held a noose up to the face of a black officer in an incident that got one officer fired, only to be rehired later after an appeal. [0]
  • New York NY cop was arrested on grand larceny & forgery charges following a massive identity theft bust. [0]
  • Eaton Co MI deputy faces embezzlement charges for allegedly keeping money paid by out-of-state motorists that he stopped. [0]
  • Harris Co TX all constable offices are now under investigation by the county DA after the FBI siezes files in an investigation into the precinct 1 constable’s office [1]
  • Shinnston WV cop was sentenced to a $100 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor for trying to pass a counterfeit $100 bill [0]
  • Delray Beach FL cop wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and late for work while doing 70 in a 45mph zone when he wrapped his cruiser around a tree and died. [0]
  • Richmond Co GA deputy was arrested on multiple charges after a bar fight followed by a DUI hit & skip. [0]
  • Holyoke MA cop suspended 5 days & must repay $2k to dept for losing sniper rifle he left in back of truck [0]

Folks, I hate to ask but we could really use a few donations right now to help with our internet bill. I know it’s a bad time of year to ask, but any little bit adds up. Thank you all for all the support this year, it’s been an exceptionally rough one for us.

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-14-11

Here are the 19 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, December 14, 2011:

  • Las Vegas NV cops who fatally shot a veteran after boxing his car in are under investigation, one of those officers apparently has a history of disciplinary issues. [1]
  • Morrow Co OR deputy sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering a pregnant bartender who’s body was found at a farm owned by his family. [0]
  • Seattle WA police are investigating allegation that a cop repeatedly punched a minister in the face while arresting him at the recent #OccupySeattle port protest. There have been a lot more allegations stemming from the violence that occured during that protest, including accusations that a flare was thrown at the police line by an undercover officer who infiltrated the protest but that claim is more difficult to substantiate. [3]
  • Alameda Co CA deputy was arrested after an investigation into allegations that he raped a woman back in September [1]
  • Los Angeles CA USD school police officer was sentenced to 2yrs for faking his own shooting in an incident that snarled traffic during a 10 hour manhunt… He’ll likely only serve nine months of that sentence. [0]
  • Dallas TX cop subject of warrant on domestic violence charges, police conducted a raid on his apartment looking for him but he wasn’t there. [0]
  • 2 Talbot Co GA deputies plead guilty to extortion in a scheme to split cash & drugs confiscated from traffic stops based on tipoffs from an informant they shared the loot with. [0]
  • St. Louis MO deputy takes a plea deal for buying heroin & chauffeuring a drug dealer around town while in uniform [0]
  • Houston TX police accused of over-charging Occupy protesters with felonies in an effort to intimidate them following an incident where protesters linked themselves together with PVC pipe that resuted in police and firefighters covering them with a tent while they removed the PVC. [0]
  • Dartmouth MA cop on leave while investigated by state police concerning undisclosed misconduct allegations that were only described as “serious”. [3]
  • Isle of Wight VA sheriff’s captain resigns after pleading guilty to conspiracy charge, gets suspended sentence [0]
  • Caddo OK police chief charged w/embezzlement for allegedly trading firearm he took from evidence for 9mm handgun [0]
  • Johnston Co NC deputy fired after arrested for misd larceny when he was caught stealing shoes from a store [0]
  • Broward Co FL deputy was convicted of grand theft & insurance fraud in a strange scheme to recoup the cost of Def Leppard tickets he couldn’t used due to a lack of a babysitter. [0]
  • West Fargo ND police officer arrested on disorderly conduct charge over an unspecified assault incident [3]
  • US ICE agent convicted on federal obstruction & other charges for lying about “informant” to get a consulting gig [0]
  • Grayson Co TX deputy indicted on theft charges a week after fired for stealing over $20k in property from evidence [0]
  • Seabrook MA police sgt gets probation after convicted for drunk driving & leaving the scene of multi-car accident [0]
  • Kanabec Co MN chief deputy arrested on drunk driving charges after driving his car into a ditch [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-13-11

Here are the 20 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, December 13, 2011:

  • North Chicago IL police are being sued by the family of a man who died a week after police allegedly beat & tasered him beyond recognition. The family’s lawyer also claims that the man’s mother has been receiving death threats over the case, which the city claims to be investigating. [3]
  • Oakland CA cop who shot a person with a beanbag round while he was doing nothing more than videotaping police at #OccupyOakland has been reassigned along with that officer’s supervisor while both are under investigation over that incident. [3]
  • Ottawa Co MI settled a lawsuit for a confidential sum to a college student accidentally shot in the chest during a drug raid on his dorm room targetting his roommate. [3]
  • Las Vegas NV cop who beat & arrested a man for videotaping cops from his own yard has been fired after a 9-month long investigation into that incident. [0]
  • Hollywood FL police are being sued by 2 retired Montreal QC cops alleging officers used excessive force on them then falsely arrested them in what they claim was a case of discrimination against French Canadians. [3]
  • Franklin Co VA deputy was charged with sexual battery & indecent exposure for allegedly sexually assaulting a female detainee he was transporting to jail. [0]
  • Memphis TN cop was arrested on aggravated statutory rape charges involving a 14yr-old girl he allegedly sent nude pics to and had sex with. [0]
  • Cleveland Co OK now-former deputy has been charged with perjury over testimony at the trial of man who was charged with obstruction. [0]
  • Revere MA cop who was caught accepting a bribe has been sentenced to 4 months prison for lying to feds during police corruption investigation. [0]
  • New York NY police accused of continuing to block journalists from covering protest-related police activity despite promises that the mayor and chief notified officers they faced disciplinary action for doing so. [5]
  • Charleston Co SC deputy was fired & arrested on official misconduct & grand larceny charges for stealing cash during warrant searches. [0]
  • Geneva AL cop was arrested for felony killing of police dog after his K9 partner died & he buried it to cover it up. [0]
  • Henderson Co NC documents show a $5,000 deductible was paid for an alleged secretive sex harassment settlement involving the sheriff who has refused to admit that the claim or settlement happened. [3]
  • Langston OK deputy police chief was arrested on allegations he accepted bribes in return for assigning a man as a reserve officer. [0]
  • Phoenix AZ cop was arrested on felony charges for allegedly assaulting his wife & discharging his firearm during a domestic dispute [0]
  • Lancaster KY cop was arrested on DV assault charged on allegations he injured his 16yr-old daughter in an unspecified altercation [1]
  • Norwalk CT police detective on leave after arrested on disorderly conduct charge involving a domestic dispute with his wife [1]
  • Jackson Co GA deputy was fired after arrested for attempting to flee a Madison Co deputy during a traffic stop [0]
  • Mishawaka IN cop makes deal w/city, agrees to resign in exchange for the city dropping actions involving on-duty sex allegations against the officer. [1]
  • Manalapan NJ cop will be fined and forced to resign in a plea deal he accepted for driving while intoxicated and assault by auto charges. [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed 3-Day Recap 12-10-11 to 12-12-11

Here are the combined 26 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend, December 10-11, and today, Monday, December 12, 2011:

  • Alice TX cop was arrested following a standoff with a SWAT unit after he fatally shot his wife in the head then kidnapped their 8yr-old son. [0]
  • Baltimore MD settles suit for $375k to then family of a man who fatally shot in the back while he was running away from a cop who, a witness claims, had already patted him down and knew he was unarmed. [0]
  • Chicago IL settled four lawsuits for a total of $3.85 million [0] including:
    – 2 fatal denial of medical care in custody lawsuits for $1mil and $2mil
    – 1 false arrest lawsuit for $560k
    – 1 excessive force lawsuit involving two victims for $290k
  • Allentown PA police are being sued by the mom of a 14yr-old girl allegedly tasered in the crotch by a cop while she had her hands up in surrender after grabbed from behind and thrown against a car by a cop on video, but the police claim she was fighting the cop when tasered… the video has been sealed as evidence though. [2]
  • Lauderhill FL cop is accused of being a predator with a badge by 5 women and 2 underage girls all alleging various degrees of sexual misconduct by the officer who has never been disciplined despite his history of similar complaints. [3]
  • Fort Worth TX cop is being investigated after a video on YouTube appears to show him hit an Occupy protester in face with a flagpole and arrested him for assaulting an officer after the protester’s flag allegedly brushed his face. [0]
  • Worcester MA police are the subject of a 2-part series detailing the anatomy of a coerced false confession. [0]
  • Houston TX vice cops are accused of falsely arresting an activist on video for asking a cop for his name during a strip club raid. [3]
  • Colorado State Patrol is being sued by a family alleging that troopers covered for a sheriff who left them injured in a car crash. [3]
  • Sedgwick County CO sheriff is the subject of a recall effort claiming he has encouraged bullying by his officers after a deputy allegedly beat a 63yr-old man during a traffic stop [0]
  • Canton OH cop was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence for allegedly beating, throwing & kicking his girlfriend several times during a domestic dispute several months ago. [1]
  • Little Rock AR cop was arrested on aggravated assault on a family member for allegedly punching his wife in the face in front of their kids in an argument over a hunting trip. [0]
  • Mermentau LA police chief was arrested on felony battery & unlawful entry charges involving an incident between her and an unspecified acquaintance. [1]
  • Kings County CA deputy resigned after he was arrested on embezzlement, fraud, theft & evidence planting charges in a sting operation set up after the department recieved allegations of criminal activity. [1]
  • Monett MO cop was suspended while investigated over allegations involving up to $15k in church funds that were reported missing. [1]
  • Tuscola Co MI deputy has been sentenced to 6mo jail for bribery and allowing a prisoner to escape. He apparently demanded sex from a female detainee in exchange for allowing her to escape. [0]
  • 4 Connecticut state troopers are under investigation on allegations they filed fraudulent applications for disaster relief food stamps. [0]
  • Marion Co WV deputy who resigned for allegedly groping a man after a night out says he was forced out for being gay. [0]
  • Texas state liquor control board was sued by a female agent alleging sexual harassment over a series of incidents that ultimately resulted in 4 officers being fired and 2 others disciplined. [2]
  • RCMP staff sgt faces 10 days w/o pay after admitting to having sex while on duty in a police car with his subordinate officer. [0]
  • Marana AZ cop faces felony charges after arrested for drunk driving and driving on a suspended license [0]
  • Gwinnett Co GA deputy resigns after arrested for driving under the influence of prescription medication in a 3-car crash in a departmental vehicle [0]
  • New Orleans LA cop was arrested on DUI hit&run charges after crashing into parked cars at 3 different locations and continuing to drive away after each crash. [0]
  • Kanabec Co MN chief deputy arrested on drunk driving charge, no details released about arrest [1]
  • Nevada Hwy Patrol sergeant was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol [1]
  • And finally, a Joplin MO cop who received a pretty impressive prize package and home fix-up from the Weather Channel to honor his actions during a tornado has resigned in the midst of an investigation into allegations he took alcohol from a store after that tornado. [2]

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

Down this weekend

Sorry folks, no recap for this weekend. Between being at work for 20 hours this weekend and a raging toothache I was only able to track three reports so I figured I’ll add those to Monday’s count for a three-day recap tomorrow night.

Sorry for the delay on the review.

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-09-11

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, December 9, 2010:

  • New Orleans LA cop convicted of obstruction & perjury for lying about Katrina shooting incident, other cop acquitted[0]
  • Minneapolis MN settles suit for $1mil to mom of 2 left badly burned by flash-bang grenade by cops w/wrong warrant [0]
  • Bridgeport CT police accused of excessive force in videotaped incident that left woman’s hair on holding area floor [0]
  • Owyhee Co ID complaints against sheriff prompts insurance company to drop coverage, the Attorney General is investigating incidents, including the latest in which a woman claims deputies used excessive force on her then the sheriff tried to pressure her into framing another deputy. [3]
  • Pennsylvania state trooper sentenced to probation for texting nude video of self to undercover cop posing as a 13-year-old girl. [0]
  • Shinnston WV cop arrested on multiple charges for stealing money and drugs from evidence and people’s homes [0]
  • Little Rock AR & US Dept of Veteran Affairs police officers convicted of conspiracy to rob armored car employee [0]
  • Camden NJ cop convicted for planting evidence, illegal home searches, theft & perjury, other cop acquitted [0]
  • Somerton AZ cop arrested on theft & fraud charges after investigation when alleged victim filed report [1]
  • San Marcos TX police officer suspended while investigated on road rage allegations involving a former officer [1]
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC cop charged with assaulting drunk driver who rear-ended a family member’s car [0]
  • Halifax Regional NS cop arrested on assault charges after RCMP respond to unspecified unwanted person call [2]
  • Detroit MI cop faces DUI & drug use charges for on-duty crash that left police cruiser in flames on highway median [0]
  • San Diego CA police sergeant on leave while investigated for allegedly fixing tickets for DA employees [1]
  • Milwaukee WI cop arrested on unspecified charges, alleged by sources to involve drunk driving [1]

Before I go, I wanted to apologize for the news feed updates being sporadic lately, work has been running me ragged with urgent projects that have demanded a lion’s share of my time day and night. I’m hoping things calm down a bit soon but next week may be just as bad. As always, I appreciate emails letting me know about reports you find in the news, that helps tremendously in times like this.

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-08-11

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, December 8, 2011:

  • Aurora CO settles suit for $215k to man left partially paralyzed in officer-involved shooting that violated policy [0]
  • Lake Co CA deputy pleads guilty to felony unlawful intercourse w/child under 16, faced 18 counts involving 2 girls [1]
  • Chicago IL cop ordered to pay $3,000 in jury award to man he shot at after date w/cop’s ex-girlfriend [0]
  • Baton Rouge LA cop suspended 15days w/o pay for grabbing female motorcycle accident victim by the hair on video [0]
  • Benton Harbor MI cop charged w/criminal sexual conduct & delivery of marijuana on allegations he raped a woman under threat of arrest on drug charges. [0]
  • Hamilton OH cop resigns after arrested on public indecency & voyeurism charges, at least one witness claims the officer walked through a hotel parking lot half-naked before defecated in the lot, though this doesn’t explain where the voyeurism charges come from. [0]
  • Topeka KS cop suspended after arrested on domestic battery, reckless bodily harm & property damage charges [1]
  • El Cajon CA cop under investigation after a police volunteer alleged that he was sexually assaulted by the officer. However it should be noted that the DA declined to move forward with any charges due to a lack of evidence. [1]
  • Denville NJ cop pleads guilty to official misconduct for stealing drugs from dept evidence room, to get 3yrs prison [0]
  • Milwaukee WI cop charged with endangering safety by use of dangerous weapon after his gun discharged inside mall [0]
  • Will Co IL deputy arrested on misd battery charge for allegedly shoving cop called to escort him out of bar [0]
  • Rutherford Co TN deputy demoted over incident w/ex where Murfreesboro cop extended courtesy by not arresting the officer for being drunk and disorderly. [0]
  • Miami-Dade FL investigate cop found passed-out drunk in his patrol car, wasn’t detained or booked into jail [0]
  • New York NY cop suspended after arrested on DUI charge, stopped by good Samaritan while going wrong way on freeway [0]
  • Portales NM police captain arrested on record tampering charge for shredding traffic tickets [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-07-11

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, December 7, 2011:

  • 2 RCMP officers in Manitoba have been sentenced for assaulting a 19-year-old. The first received a 4-month jail sentence and the other got a 4 month conditional sentence. [2]
  • Kansas City MO cop is the subject of an excessive force suit over a videotaped traffic stop take down, it’s this officer’s 3rd brutality suit in 14 months, one of which has already been settled. [1]
  • Seattle WA police department human resources mistake has allowed a cop who was found to have used excessive force when he punched an elderly handcuffed jaywalker in the face to avoid any disciplinary action because the mistake violated the police union-mandated 180-day rule which nullifies any disciplinary action that the city attempts to impose on an officer after a 180 day deadline passes from the time an investigation is started…. I’m speechless about Seattle at this point. [0]
  • Cottonwood UT cop is the subject of a lawsuit alleging he forcibly raped a woman after he drover her to a motel following a domestic dispute call. The suit also alleges the officer gave her an STD. [3]
  • Los Angeles CA police face more claims of excessive force during the #OccupyLA raid which was touted as “LAPD’s finest moment”, this time coming from a writer from the “Family Guy” animated show who describes everything in pretty convincing detail. [3]
  • Jacksonville FL cops are accussed of detaining a college student at gunpoint for 45 minutes without ever telling him why he was being treated like a criminal. He only found out that he was mistaken for a robbery suspect when he asked campus police about the incident after he was released without charge. [0]
  • Mosby KS police chief was arrested on aggravated assault charge invovling unspecified allegations. [2]
  • Jacksonville FL police resource officer was pulled from school duty while he’s being investigated for failing to report a threat a student received via text message 2 weeks before he was shot. [0]
  • Denver CO police apologize over text messages refering to #OccupyDenver protesters as “turds”, among other things. [0]
  • Altamonte Springs FL cop demoted & suspended for 36 hours for interfering with a battery investigation against a friend. [0]
  • Terrebonne Parish LA sheriff’s sergeant was arrested on domestic battery charge for allegedly punching his wife in the leg in front of their 4-year-old daughter. [0]
  • Philadelphia PA cop gets 1-2yrs prison after pleading guilty to aggravated vehicular assault while intoxicated in an accident that injured 2 troopers & a tow driver. [0]
  • Milwaukee WI police detective arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after an accident on a freeway [1]
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC police officer arrested on drunk driving charge while off duty [0]
  • 2 Baltimore MD female cops in the mounted patrol unit have been suspended while investigated on unspecified allegations of public sex that were reported by another officer. [1]

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

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