National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-01-11

Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, August 1, 2011:

  • 2 Detroit MI cops subject of suit by ex-Army medic claiming they rammed his car then beat him while he was cuffed. [3] http://ow.ly/1vf3jJ
  • Miami Beach FL settles suit for $75k to gay man claiming cops uttered homophobic slurs as they beat him then arrested him for calling 911 to report seeing the officers kick a man in the head. [0] http://ow.ly/1veMK8
  • Maricopa County AZ is being sued by 4 people arrested at a protest including a protester claiming deputies repeatedly kicked him after he was cuffed, a protester claiming she was denied treatment, and two legal observers claiming they were falsely arrested and detained longer than they should have been. [3] http://ow.ly/1veQga
  • Syracuse NY cop investigated after video apparently shows him ram a handcuffed man’s head into cruiser for “mouthing off” [3] http://ow.ly/1vdTXr
  • Desert Hot Springs CA cop sentenced to $3000 fine & probation on civil rights charge for tasering a cuffed suspect [0] http://ow.ly/1vebdM
  • Corona CA police sued by ex-cop claiming she suffered retaliation for reporting misconduct by a gang unit leader [4] http://ow.ly/1vdBYr
  • Philadelphia PA police accused of covering up cop’s federal firearms crime because of his high-rank relatives [4] http://ow.ly/1ve52i
  • Muhlenberg PA cop suspended after arrested on allegations he put pistol in wife’s mouth & threatened to kill her [0] http://ow.ly/1veX7m
  • Washington DC cop pleads guilty to stealing over $40k from 85yr-old woman she was assigned to help [0] http://ow.ly/1veevS
  • Arizona DPS officer arrested on sexual abuse charge after allegedly groping a woman at a bar [0] http://ow.ly/1veboN
  • New Orleans LA cop suspended after arrested along w/girlfriend on domestic battery charges after altercation [0] http://ow.ly/1vdXmT
  • Prince George’s Co MD off-duty cops working security for party investigated for turning away EMTs after drowning [0] http://ow.ly/1veF6G
  • Boynton Beach FL cop suspended after arrested for suspected drunk driving after crashing car into gate & flipping it [0] http://ow.ly/1veu7v
  • Oak Hill FL disbands police department over issues that included allegations cops planted pot plants on mayor’s land [3] http://ow.ly/1veFXn

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 07-30-11 to 07-31-11

A few things before I start with this weekend’s report.

Today, Radley Balko asked his readers an interesting question as to whether appointing or electing law enforcement leadership had anything to do with police misconduct. It was an interesting question so I decided to run some analysis on our data and see if there were any correlations between misconduct rates and leadership selection types.

The results were sort of interesting.

First, just looking at overall misconduct per capita rates the results appear to indicate that agencies with elected leaders have less misconduct. Our 2009 Annual Report indicated that the national police misconduct rate was a projected 980.64 officers per 100,000. When we segment that into local Police Departments and Sheriff’s Offices we find that Police departments where leaders are appointed had a misconduct rate of 990.09 per 100,000 while Sheriffs offices where leaders are elected had a misconduct rate of 644.14 per 100,000.

Our 2010 data is somewhat similar in the breakdown. While the overall misconduct rate was 977.98 per 100,000, police departments had a misconduct rate of 1082.04 per 100,000 and sheriff’s agencies had a misconduct rate of 706.74 per 100,000.

So, it would seem that elected officials do better than appointed officials. However, when we look at the number of agencies and leaders implicated in misconduct we see something different.

In 2009 our data indicated that 10.8% of police agencies had officers involved in police misconduct while 7.8% of sheriff’s departments had officers implicated in acts of misconduct. But, in 2010 14% of police agencies had officers implicated in misconduct and 18% of sheriff’s departments had officers implicated in misconduct. Additionally, in 2010, 2.5% of police chiefs were implicated in acts of misconduct while 3.5% of sheriffs were implicated in misconduct. So, when we examine the numbers by agency the picture is a bit more muddled.

However, I personally think that, more importantly than how law enforcement leaders are selected, the laws and policies that govern those leaders and the people they lead are at least as equally important, if not more so. After all, even if you have a good leader in place, what good is it if state laws and local union agreements make it impossible for that leader to hold officers accountable for acts of misconduct?

With all that said, here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of July 30-31, 2011:

  • Fullerton CA police accused of excessive force in arrests of man outside club & another who filmed it [3] youtu.be/PiNOjG-xlPw
  • Port Townsend WA police accused of excessive force on man who didn’t show ID during DUI stop, was a passenger [3] http://ow.ly/1vbBVs
  • US DEA agents accused of throwing innocent veteran to the ground during wrong door raid, DEA denies allegations [3] http://ow.ly/1vceaZ
  • Houston TX police say lights & sirens aren’t required when speeding to calls after speeding cop strikes pedestrian [0] http://ow.ly/1vbFs2
  • Tulsa OK cops in corruption case sued by man freed after 2yrs into life sentence after drug informant admitted lying [0] http://ow.ly/1v9t4G
  • Suffolk Co NY cop arrests news cameraman for obstruction as he films chase scene from public sidewalk a block away [3] http://ow.ly/1va8uo
  • Glassboro NJ cop subject of brutality suit by woman alleging she was arrested for saying she was filing complaint [3] http://ow.ly/1v9Kr4
  • Michigan Supreme Court endangers civil rights act by deciding sheriff not liable for deputy raping a female detainee [0] http://ow.ly/1v9u8o
  • Shreveport LA cop in suit alleging he punched woman is fired for alleged unrelated violations of dept policies [2] http://ow.ly/1v9qfd
  • Dallas TX police officer arrested on domestic violence assault charges in unspecified incident and unlawful restraint after allegedly pushing woman to the ground then cuffing her & threatening her with jail time after arguing with her about an ex-girlfriend. [1] http://ow.ly/1vcdIj
  • Clark Co IN sheriff’s lt col arrested on misd domestic battery charges after wife reported incident to state police [0] http://ow.ly/1vcmIx
  • Albuquerque NM cop arrested on DUI & criminal damage charges after showing up to ex-husband’s home drunk & angry [0] http://ow.ly/1vcGJ0

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-29-11

Here are the 22 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, July 29, 2011:

  • 6 Fullerton CA cops who beat & tasered homeless man to death return to duty as FBI begins investigation [0] http://ow.ly/1v7Z92
  • New York NY cops may face charges after man’s death from pepperspray induced asthma attack ruled a homicide [2] http://ow.ly/1v84Jb
  • Clark Co NV school district police dept subject of FBI investigation into alleged beating of cuffed juvenile [3] http://ow.ly/1v88Uy
  • Las Vegas NV cop ruled to have violated policies when he beat & arrested man for videotaping him, may face discipline[0] http://ow.ly/1v85ar
  • RCMP cops ruled to have violated numerous rights in drug case dismissed against 5 men left out in underwear in snow [3] http://ow.ly/1v7ASY
  • Niagara Regional ON cop loses 90hrs of vacation for using unnecessary force while falsely arresting bicyclist [0] http://ow.ly/1v7VCq
  • Canton OH cop in controversial video threatening CCW holder now investigated for losing temper in another video [0] http://ow.ly/1v7VpN
  • New Orleans LA cop resigns while under investigation for allegedly falsely arresting & planting drugs on parolee [0] http://ow.ly/1v7yhI
  • Sturgis MI cop subject of suit by doctor who lost everything after falsely convicted of trading sex for drugs [3] http://ow.ly/1v7wEZ
  • Atlanta GA police sued over another bar raid where police detained & ID’d patrons not suspected of any crime [3] http://ow.ly/1v7t5m
  • Assumption Parish LA sheriff’s lieutenant sentenced to 5yrs for tampering w/evidence in hundreds of drug cases [0] http://ow.ly/1v7ag8
  • Shelby Co TN sheriff’s detective arrested on sexual battery charge for allegedly coercing woman into exposing self and taking photos of her [0] http://ow.ly/1v79QE
  • Irondequoit NY cop & brother accused of beating man on video in bar as owner claims city is threatening him over it [3] http://ow.ly/1v80gX
  • Orange TX police ordered by arbitrator to rehire police captain fired for questionable shooting death of unarmed man [0] http://ow.ly/1v7YIp
  • Youngstown OH police officer fired for allegedly helping his friend collect drug money [0] http://ow.ly/1v7YsC
  • Elgin IL cop facing suspension for racist joke rats out other cop for racist joke in 90′s, also faces suspension [0] http://ow.ly/1v7UUr
  • Durham Regional ON cop charged w/dangerous driving in on-duty crash that injured motorcyclist [0] http://ow.ly/1v79oc
  • Santa Clara CA cop convicted of passing info to Hells Angels in order to settle debt with member [0] http://ow.ly/1v79ha
  • Cleveland OH cop suspended w/o pay after arrested for unauth use of police database & personal use of police data [0] http://ow.ly/1v6ZLn
  • 12 New York NY cops disciplined w/10 day suspensions in “red light overtime” scam, no charges [0] http://ow.ly/1v6Xcv
  • Panama City Beach FL police sgt suspended 10 days for obstructing DUI arrest of fellow cop who drove him from bar [0] http://ow.ly/1v89e0
  • Hornell NY cop convicted on DUI charge that cost him job, still faces 35 charges for incident after he resigned [0] http://ow.ly/1v6WRk

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-28-11

Here are the 19 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, July 28, 2011:

  • 5 Fullerton CA police officers are being investigated after witnesses accused them using of excessive force in the brutal beating and tasering death of a homeless man which was partially recorded on video. This came out a couple days ago but it took me a while to make sure I didn’t already have this one recorded in our database. [2] http://ow.ly/1v56RP
  • Mt Rainier MD police officer who was voted as cop of the year 2 years in a row and who is now facing a number of charges for the attempted murder of man he allegedly tried to rape is now accused of pistol whipping another man in the back seat of a police cruiser and was accused of a similar sexual assault scheme previously as well. In fact the city also settled two brutality suits against him in recent years as well. [3] http://ow.ly/1v4uOF
  • Des Moines IA cop w/questionable history accused of beating handcuffed groom at his own wedding reception [3] http://ow.ly/1v60wj
  • US DEA investigator sentenced to 25yrs prison for grooming then sexually abusing 3 boys between 12-16 years of age and videotaping the acts in the child porn case against him. [0] http://ow.ly/1v5Pm2
  • La Porte County IN deputy arrested on 8 counts possession of child porn after the sheriff asked for a state investigation into that deputy’s suspicious behavior/ [0] http://ow.ly/1v5tac
  • Beaumont TX ISD cop arrested on sexual assault charge for allegedly coercing a drunk woman into having sex with him under threat of arrest while he was working an off-duty security gig. [0] http://ow.ly/1v5t1p
  • Berkeley MO cop pleads guilty to statutory rape & sodomy of a 15-year-old girl he knew from a church youth group he helped out with. [0] http://ow.ly/1v5sJL
  • Miami-Dade FL cop accused of calling man a “fucking immigrant” before arresting him for driving a stolen car that wasn’t stolen [3] http://ow.ly/1v50gv
  • Calgary AB cop convicted on common assault charge for punching drunk driving suspect who grabbed breathalyzer [0] http://ow.ly/1v5UHK
  • New York NY police detective suspended after punching lieuteant in face during argument over ticket fixing scandal [0] http://ow.ly/1v5FlB
  • Winnfield LA police chief sentenced to 6mo for obstructing federal agents trying to arrest fugitive by inciting a mob against the agents [0] http://ow.ly/1v5W5r
  • Dallas TX police forced by judge to rehire cop fired for history of violence, chief vows to keep him off streets [0] http://ow.ly/1v5tke
  • Cedar Rapids IA cop arrested on burglary charge for allegedly illegally entering a home and taking two dogs [0] http://ow.ly/1v58iJ
  • Denver CO police ordered by judge to stop delaying & release every excessive force complaint record for last 8yrs that were requested by a lawyer. [3] http://ow.ly/1v4MkB
  • College Park GA cop fired after admitting to hanging out & doing drugs with members of biker club [0] http://ow.ly/1v5r5b
  • College Park GA cop arrested for damaging police cruisers by kicking them in angry fit about administration [0] http://ow.ly/1v5r5b
  • Keokuk Co IA sheriff arrested on drunk driving charge during traffic stop, had 2008 boating while drunk conviction [0] http://ow.ly/1v5owt
  • Vineland NJ cop who crashed into car, pole & house while drunk off duty suspended until he gets license back in 7mo [0] http://ow.ly/1v4yXF
  • Seymour IN cop arrested on drunk driving charge after sideswiping parked car while towing a DARE trailer. If anyone has a picture of this crash, I’d like to have it. [0] http://ow.ly/1v5oYu

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-27-11

Here are the 21 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, July 27, 2011:

  • New York NY police accused of excessive force & false arrests against Uruguayan soccer fans celebrating match [3] http://ow.ly/1v2cJA
  • St Louis MO police sgt retires instead of facing discipline for telling cop in video beating case not to file report [1] http://ow.ly/1v3R3E
  • Chicago IL settles suit for $6.5mil to families of 8 & 11yr-old kids run over by an unmarked police car [0] http://ow.ly/1v3CGf
  • 10 Bay Area Rapid Transit CA cops subject of suit alleging they beat & falsely arrested man because of ringtone [3] http://ow.ly/1v3CvK
  • Oklahoma State trooper charged w/assault for allegedly kicking a cuffed detainee in the testicles after chase, this after he allegedly looked around and asked other officers if anyone had their cameras on. [0] http://ow.ly/1v3sm3
  • Paterson NJ settles suit for $50k to man claiming cops used excessive force in incident that sparked Muslim rallies [2] http://ow.ly/1v2mBo
  • Wheeler WI police chief arrested on multiple charges for allegedly using position to have sexual contact w/teen boys [0] http://ow.ly/1v2To6
  • Tuscola Co MI deputy arrested on multiple charges after year-long investigation into sexual misconduct w/detainee he was transporting [1] http://ow.ly/1v3rjk
  • Tuscaloosa Co AL deputy charged w/civil rights violations for allegedly using taser to punish 3 jail inmates [0] http://ow.ly/1v2TTl
  • Springfield MA cop fined & gets 3mo suspension after pleading guilty to assaulting 2 superior officers at HQ [0] http://ow.ly/1v3rUi
  • Clark Co NV School Dist police accused of partying w/teens then covering it up after teen’s fatal DUI crash [3] http://ow.ly/1v3BEA
  • Detroit MI cop suspended while investigated for allegedly embezzling money, 2nd so far in 2mo [0] http://ow.ly/1v3s2z
  • Atlanta GA cop accused of not telling dept about being arrested in SC on intent to kill & firearms charges [1] http://ow.ly/1v3rwt
  • Ruidoso NM cop gets suspended sentence & probation for posing as general to get military leave from work [0] http://ow.ly/1v2Tu2
  • Houston TX cop arrested on allegations he accepted a $2,000 bribe to protect vehicle transporting cocaine [0] http://ow.ly/1v2SUs
  • Soccorro TX ISD cop arrested on drunk driving charges, school keeps him on duty because they say there’s no law that forces them to suspend him [0] http://ow.ly/1v3rEz
  • Shallotte NC cop arrested on insurance fraud charges involving false statements about auto accident [0] http://ow.ly/1v2TcH
  • Kingsport TN police officer resigns when arrested on a sealed indictment, no further details released [1] http://ow.ly/1v2zG9
  • Sweetwater County WY sheriff’s dept subject of unspecified state criminal investigation [2] http://ow.ly/1v3M8n
  • Portland OR cop gets community service in plea deal after civil compromise over DA objection in DUI crash case [0] http://ow.ly/1v3Myc
  • London ON cop investigated after news crew apparently films her sleeping in cruiser at scene of house fire [0] http://ow.ly/1v3rLE

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-26-11

Here are the 17 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, July 26, 2011:

  • Mt Rainier MD cop indicted on 12 counts for allegedly pistol whipping & shooting man he tried to sexually assault [0] http://wj.la/oHzWBd
  • Pulaski County AR deputy fired after charged w/battery for allegedly beating a detainee after an argument [0] http://ow.ly/1v1Bjv
  • Colorado Springs CO cop now faces 189 counts as alleged number of child sexual assault victims climbs to 22 [0] http://bit.ly/opttzw
  • Plainfield Twp PA settles suit for $92k to woman alleging cop abused position to coerce her into sex as a teen [0] http://bit.ly/rcxUxS
  • Cape Coral FL settles suit for $35k to man claiming cops tasered & maced him during false arrest in front of family [3] http://bit.ly/pC5ihP
  • Atlanta GA settles suit for $200k to 2 men claiming they were strip search on side of road during traffic stop [0] http://bit.ly/ndysvA
  • Collier County FL settles suit for $80k to couple roughly arrested for talking back to deputy during traffic stop [0] http://bit.ly/pyerzr
  • Denver CO police sued by man arrested after police allegedly misrepresented witness statements & exaggerated case [3] http://bit.ly/pjTTqD
  • Memphis TN cop sentenced to 6mo federal prison for accepting $4k in bribes from nightclub owners [0] http://bit.ly/p8OKZO
  • Savannah-Chatham GA cop charged w/concealing evidence of a felony involving fellow cop’s extortion scheme [0] http://bit.ly/pPIANw
  • Otero Co NM undersheriff pays $100 fine in plea deal for seriously injuring 2 women in controversial crash [3] http://ow.ly/1v1xm8
  • Belle Glade FL police sgt gets probation after convicted of lying to grand jury about shooting investigation [0] http://ow.ly/1v1uNN
  • Miami FL cop arrested on battery charges after allegedly choking girlfriend when she tried to break up w/him [0] http://bit.ly/oDckUY
  • Lakeland GA police chief arrested on simple battery & false statement charges involving a birthday party fight [0] http://bit.ly/ofL9BD
  • Miami Beach FL cop who injured 2 in on-duty ATV joyride turns self in on 2 DUI w/serious bodily injury charges [0] http://bit.ly/pdwWWC
  • Los Angeles Co CA deputy charged in alleged 2x limit drunk & drugged driving hit & run accident [0] http://lat.ms/q3vgCM
  • 2 Park County CO deputies charged w/misd child abuse after found passed-out drunk at home w/4 unsupervised kids [0] http://bit.ly/n390MR

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-25-11

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, July 25, 2011:

  • Monterey Co CA SWAT team is subject of a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was unarmed when the heavily armored team launched a flash-bang grenade into his home then watched as it burned. The man perished in the fire but wasn’t even the target of the raid. [0] http://bit.ly/n4zLtG
  • 2 Miami Beach FL cops accused of assaulting a gay man while shouting homophobic slurs then falsely arresting a man who witnessed the incident back in 2009 were finally fired over the incident. [0] http://bit.ly/qEw5kN
  • Cleveland OH police officer is the subject of a lawsuit alleging he used excessive force when he mistook a teen with downs syndrome for a suspect and threw him against a car then allegedly told his parents he’s lucky he didn’t just shoot him. [3] http://bit.ly/qvcldN
  • Toronto ON cop charged w/assault causing bodily harm for allegedly attacking detainee during processing at station [1] http://bit.ly/nXgQfl
  • Harris County TX deputy is being investigated after he was accused of needlessly shooting a neighborhood dog while riding his bike off duty then pulling a gun on a man who tried to stop him [1] http://bit.ly/nX30Z9
  • Dallas TX police are being sued by a stroke victim who was sober when police asked her to step out of her home then arrested her for public intoxication while refusing to listen when she explained she slurred her words because of the stroke. [3] http://bit.ly/nNE1TI
  • Portland ME police are being accused of lying in a report used to justifying how they shot a motorist when he refused to stop by his defense attorney who took the unusual step of creating a web page to show the public the dashcam video he says proves they lied and that the shooting wasn’t justified. [2] http://bit.ly/riHxst
  • Bogalusa LA cop arrested on armed robbery & dangerous use of weapon charges after police responded to a call alleging the off duty officer was firing shots in the neighborhood. [0] http://bit.ly/qYRIOa
  • 3 Columbia SC cops caught lying on reports in a videotaped false arrest case were never investigated by city or state despite assurances by officials that investigations were underway. Which was the reason they cited for not releasing any information about the case. [5] http://bit.ly/otNXfe
  • Newburyport MA police officer resigns before indicted on perjury charges in unspecified case [2] http://bit.ly/nxzOpg
  • Washington DC cop sentenced to 7mo for using her police equipment to assist with what she believed was a burglary but was actually a sting operation. [0] http://bit.ly/pYYVT6
  • Milwaukee WI cop faces firing after he was charged with identity theft for allegedly using a 7yr-old Racine kid’s social security info to get credit to buy a high-end Mercedes [1] http://bit.ly/pNEXoQ
  • Milwaukee WI cop faces 60day suspension after arrested but never charged in 2010 DV incident with wife [2] http://bit.ly/oEjPnM
  • Monroe LA cop under investigation after arrested along w/wife on domestic abuse battery charges [0] http://bit.ly/oqCm5U
  • Hamilton ON police officer faces drunk driving charges after off-duty traffic stop [0] http://bit.ly/qKQ4A6
  • Omaha NE police officer arrested on drunk driving charges while off duty in Iowa with a BAC of .207 [0] http://bit.ly/nWcyHl

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Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 07-23-11 to 07-24-11

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of July 23-24, 2011:

  • Washington Twp PA police officer was arrested on homicide, conspiracy and possession of stolen goods charges after his father was arrested on homicide charges involving the stabbing death of a 92-year-old woman who lived next door to both of them. [0] http://bit.ly/oGarR7
  • Lee’s Summit MO settles a lawsuit for $15,500,000 to a man who was falsely convicted of child molestation by a cop who conspired with his ex-wife to convict him. [0] http://bit.ly/r2JTYu
  • Detroit MI city council approved $71k in multiple settlements to 5 men allegedly groped during illegal searches by “booty cops”. The council dragged it’s feet for months until a judge threatened to haul them into his court 60 miles away to explain what was taking so long to approve these settlements, some of which were recorded in our database last year. [0] http://bit.ly/oFoM0E
  • 2 Anderson County TN deputies accused of using excessive force on a repo man after a resident reported a suspected car prowler. [0] http://bit.ly/o2MNDi
  • San Francisco CA cops accused of excessive force & false arrest by man who was just found not guilty on several charges stemming from him telling an officer “fuck you” [3] http://cbsloc.al/nd7XAC
  • 13 East Baton Rouge Parish LA deputies demoted for pocketing expense money meant for cops helping w/extraditions [0] http://bit.ly/qZeNEx
  • Eden NC police detective resigns after his affair with an informant was discovered which potentially compromised several cases [0] http://bit.ly/oakOge
  • Nantucket MA police sgt charged w/drunk driving & may face weapons charge after he was accused of pulling two women over without cause while off duty. [0] http://bit.ly/oFLSGq
  • Reno NV police sergeant will supposedly be the first to face a new set of stricter discipline policies for off-duty crimes after his 2x limit DUI motorcycle crash [0] http://bit.ly/nCXMJj
  • Panama City Beach FL police officer on paid leave after arrested on off-duty drunk driving charges [0] http://bit.ly/nSatUw

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-22-11

Here are the 17 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, July 22, 2011:

  • San Francisco CA cop who cost city over $400k in multiple brutality claims is fired 4yrs after put on desk duty [1] http://bit.ly/oad5ji
  • US Marshals settle suit for $3.4mil to mom of 2yr-old boy left brain damaged in shootout between cops & his dad [0] http://bit.ly/pD1N4l
  • Port St Lucie FL cop arrested on rape & “object sexual penetration” charges over alleged 2005 incident in Virginia [2] http://bit.ly/qNE1EJ
  • San Diego CA settles suit for $500k to father of child shot by off-duty cop during mom’s road rage incident [0] http://bit.ly/oCWJUu
  • Gretna FL cop sentenced to 9yrs prison after convicted on sexual battery by a law-enforcement officer charge [0] http://bit.ly/oRtvni
  • Spartanburg Co SC deputy suspended while investigated on allegations of assault & battery on a suspect in custody [1] http://bit.ly/qTJAOz
  • Tampa FL police accused of falsely arresting Navy vet for recording them on cell phone & taking phone [0] http://bit.ly/nkYNlc
  • Norfolk VA cop sentenced to community service for fatally striking bicyclist while speeding w/o lights on duty [0] http://bit.ly/qoVIBZ
  • El Paso TX cop indicted over 2010 off-duty shooting of unarmed motorist after auto accident [0] http://bit.ly/ppLE0O
  • 10 of 14 Quartzsite AZ cops suspended for filing abuse of power complaint against chief who declared martial law and ousted mayor over police misconduct video [5] http://bit.ly/pwGS0f
  • Salem OR cop gets probation in plea to exchanging inappropriate texts and calls with an underage girl [0] http://bit.ly/pWrXto
  • McKeesport PA cop sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to stealing woman’s key from under her door mat & breaking into her home [0] http://bit.ly/pRpEbm
  • Los Angeles Co CA deputy sentenced to 13yrs for breaking into girlfriend’s apt, assaulting & holding her at gunpoint[0] http://bit.ly/na0yMD
  • Johnson City TN police officer found guilty of domestic assault involving his now-former wife [0] http://bit.ly/pZGXDZ
  • DeKalb Co GA cop pleads guilty to helping others possess & hide a stolen car then lying to federal agents [0] http://bit.ly/pm1xEt
  • Manistee MI cop resigns while subject of unspecified investigation into possible property crime [2] http://bit.ly/nge0XZ
  • Turner Co GA sheriff under investigation for transferring large amount of pot from evidence to friend w/cancer [0] http://bit.ly/ol2cT2

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-21-11

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

  • Philadelphia PA police are being sued by a man claiming cops used excessive force when they left son in coma after beating and tasering him in an incident that witnesses indicated didn’t seem necessary [3] http://bit.ly/ne9uNd
  • 2 Tulsa OK cops indicted for allegedly using excessive force on one man & pepperspraying genitals of another while serving a search warrant [1] http://bit.ly/n3Mlvq
  • Oakland CA police are being sued by the family of a barber who was unarmed when fatally shot by cops responding to a dispute call [0] http://bit.ly/pH3xOr
  • At least one Edmonton AB cop is under investigation for “grave assault” after a judge found it suspicious that cops didn’t recall if a man they left with severe facial injuries was bleeding despite blood being everywhere and saturating his shirt. [4] http://bit.ly/pQ0L1a
  • Santa Rosa Co FL deputy sentenced to 2-life terms for sexually abusing 2 girls, he’s already serving time in another case [0] http://bit.ly/mXv2UL
  • Mount Vernon NY settles suit for $90k to innocent man who suffered a 3 minute-long attack when police released a police dog [0] http://bit.ly/oGzslO
  • Elmhurst IL gives secret settlement deal for $25k to woman who was injured in unspecified incident w/cop at station [4] http://bit.ly/raufe1
  • New Orleans LA deputy superintendent retires a day before internal hearing for neglect of duty involving the Glover shooting and cover-up case. [0] http://bit.ly/qVy06U
  • Canton OH cop caught on video threatening to kill & falsely arrest a man after that man repeatedly tried to inform the cop that he legally had a CCW license and gun on him during a traffic stop. [3] http://bit.ly/nwwQWK
  • Granby CT police capt pleads to fed child porn charges for trading thousands of pics & videos of boys as young as 8yrs-old, some of which described as disturbingly sadistic [0] http://cour.at/qUzUCL
  • The first of up to 400 New York NY cops admitted to fixing tickets and was suspended for 5 days. By admitting to it he avoids charges but the union has hired high powered movie star lawyers (literally a movie star lawyer) in fears it may signal a RICO probe. [0] http://bit.ly/oec6Th
  • San Rafael CA police sued by family alleging they were wrongly arrested & abused on false road rage allegations [3] http://bit.ly/oS0D8X
  • DeWitt Co TX chief deputy suspended 2wks w/o pay for his role in the false arrest of a man on drug charges. [0] http://bit.ly/pPadvi
  • Denver CO cop charged w/assault on allegations he & his pal punched 2 men at golf club in dispute over game on tv [0] http://bit.ly/pPFBU1
  • Bridgeton MO cop sentenced to 2yrs in plea to obstruction & bribery for accepting cash to launder money and protect a drug trafficker [0] http://bit.ly/qjyY6A
  • Jackson Co MO deputy charged w/theft & forgery for writing false citations to fake overtime while sitting at home [0] http://bit.ly/pAaXOI
  • Lexington KY cop takes plea deal to get probation for his role in a $2mil federal mortgage fraud case [0] http://bit.ly/pfTjaC
  • Sumner Co TN deputy charged w/improper euthanasia after caught injecting dogs in the heart against proper procedure while working in animal control [0] http://bit.ly/pI995c
  • Johnson Co NE now-former sheriff sentenced to probation in plea to DV charge, 2nd alcohol-related conviction [0] http://bit.ly/nxJv1D
  • Appleton WI police apologize for shutting down a 9 and 10yr-old’s lemonade stand, say it won’t happen again [0] http://bit.ly/pNHjKc
  • 4 Richland MS cops suspended over video that allegedly shows them drunk in public & shows one urinating in public [0] http://bit.ly/pAvS0h

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

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