National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-21-11

Here are the 24 reports of police misconduct (sorry, in short format again) tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, March 21, 2011:

  • A Savannah-Chatham GA cop is under investigation after YouTube video (seen above) shows the officer use his baton and pepperspray to subdue a man and woman while responding to a woman on woman fight. [1] http://is.gd/NwghPh
  • DeKalb Co GA police sued by family of man who died after tasered 6x in effort to cuff him for medical treatment [0] http://is.gd/Z5BQ6e
  • New York NY police sued on allegations cops beat couple w/batons, breaking woman’s nose, for recording brutal arrest [5] http://is.gd/myH2jN
  • 2 New York NY cops subject of suit alleging they maced & tasered man for arguing about his traffic ticket [1] http://is.gd/vhlyZs
  • Reading PA cop sued for beating man w/flashlight. Cop, fired for ties to bikers, claims man pulled pliers on him [1] http://is.gd/zYnFsG
  • Center CO cop pleads to misd official misconduct in deal dropping 6 charges including assault & witness intimidation [0] http://is.gd/dZfKTb
  • 2 New York NY cops already facing trial for raping woman in apt multiple times now face 11 more charges in that case [0] http://is.gd/bYjXfs
  • San Diego CA cop charged w/10 felonies on allegations he elicited sex from & sexually battered over 3 women on duty [0] http://is.gd/bB2Nr5
  • Russellville AL sued by several former female jail detainees involving cop under investigation for sexual battery [3] http://is.gd/I6JZfk
  • Arlington TX cop investigated after tasering innocent man he mistook for car theft subject while walking into bar [0] http://is.gd/anCDb3
  • Harvey IL & Dolton IL police sued by cop claiming he was detained & threatened after calling 911 on chief for DUI [5] http://is.gd/9vQz9D
  • Washington DC police IA officer investigated for repeatedly hitting man w/car, responding cops refused to charge him [4] http://is.gd/QlcaQq
  • South Beloit IL cop who was chief on leave for unspecified investigation after suspension for grabbing teen’s throat [3] http://is.gd/h6OD6Q
  • St Louis MO SWAT officer under investigation after admitting to sending people pic of man’s body after shot by cops [0] http://is.gd/1O5eDt
  • Trail Creek IN cop subject of investigation by state police, officials refuse to release details but charges possible [2] http://is.gd/tFm5Ei
  • Glendale CA police officer suspended on sexual solicitation allegations but officials refuse to release any details [1] http://is.gd/46l2oD
  • Winter Haven FL motorcycle cop forced to give up police certification in plea deal for stealing pot during drug bust [0] http://is.gd/LWilxR
  • Woodmere OH police lt fired & 3 officers on leave while investigated on allegations of missing property & OT fraud [1] http://is.gd/IHUDzU
  • Mesquite TX police sgt to plead guilty to fed theft charges for stealing $2k he believed was drug money in FBI sting [0] http://is.gd/Jgbc8R
  • Morton IL police sgt suspended w/o pay after arrested on 2 domestic battery charges over altercation w/woman at bar [0] http://is.gd/tRnrl6
  • Southern Illinois Univ Edwardsville IL cop arrested after accused of breaking window during domestic dispute w/wife [0] http://is.gd/miJvNB
  • Rosebud TX cop fired over 2nd job & may face charges for confronting people about signs calling town a speed trap [2] http://is.gd/8eSauc
  • 5 Corsicana TX cops suspended 2-3wks for giving clerk their accounts so she could take certification tests for them [0] http://is.gd/7yfxcE
  • Seattle WA police sgt & DUI unit cops investigated for using stamp of sgt’s signature to sign reports w/o review [1] http://is.gd/EGRkCN

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 03-19-11 to 03-20-11

Here are the 6 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this slow news weekend of March 19-20, 2011:

  • A Bloomington IL police officer was placed on that state’s list of potential child abusers but was not criminally charged on allegations that he lifted a 7-year-old special needs student by the throat and slammed him against a wall while he was having a seizure and being held down by the school counselor and then asked “who’s next?” He apparently did this without being asked to help after he had responded to a different unrelated call from that school. [0]
  • The Darby PA police chief is under investigation for allegedly injuring a Colwyn PA police officer by slamming his leg in a car door while the two were having a dispute about jurisdiction. [1]
  • An investigative report found that the New York NY police department is currently retaining 300 police officers on city payrolls at a cost of $22,000,000 to taxpayers even though these officer are no longer trusted to enforce the law due to misconduct. In fact, if they see a crime they are required to call 911. [1]
  • An Albany NY police detective, who happens to be the department’s public information officer, has been arrested on a drunk driving charge while behind the wheel of a police department vehicle. [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-18-11

Here are the 25 reports of police misconduct, presented in (mostly) short format, as tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, March 18, 2011:

  • 24 US Border Patrol agents accused in lawsuit of beating & tasering man to death in front of several witnesses, officials say he died from meth use. [3] http://is.gd/JU8li3
  • RCMP corporal in Burnaby BC was docked 1 day of pay for failing to investigate a reported shooting, leaving the wounded couple inside a home to bleed to death for days. [1] http://is.gd/S5SAvy
  • Frisco City AL police chief arrested on rape & ethics charges on allegations he drove a woman who came to the department to report the theft of her computer and forcibly raped her. [0] http://is.gd/AFKgGC
  • 4 Cleveland OH cops charged w/felony assault & obstruction after helicopter camera recorded them beating a suspect [0] http://is.gd/4oYeyF
  • Washington County OR deputy faces excessive force lawsuit alleging he needlessly shot unarmed man who was clad only in his underwear while staying at a friend’s home. [3] http://is.gd/EGIcKW
  • Bellwood IL cop convicted for pepperspraying 16yr-old boy in face 2x on video for swearing during interrogation [0] http://is.gd/OPXBpI
  • Barrie ON cop w/history of misconduct suspended while facing charges for misuse of gun on duty involving 2 women. (it reads like he threatened the women with a gun but officials are unwilling to say that outright). [3] http://is.gd/KqMtHQ
  • Fort Worth TX to offer $400k settlement to man who suffered severe head injury during controversial raid on gay bar [0] http://is.gd/6F53wl
  • Lee County SC sheriff sentenced to 17yrs prison on drug conspiracy & racketeering charges for kickbacks from dealers [0] http://is.gd/NHnNmI
  • Costa Mesa CA cop subject of suit claiming he planted mesa flour on man who was pressured to plead before lab test [4] http://is.gd/uVE6Rd
  • Dallas TX cop on leave while investigated on allegations he was breaking into & burglarizing cars while on duty [0] http://is.gd/xEQB1b
  • New Milford CT police investigate allegations that officers alerted steroids dealer to pending investigations [0] http://is.gd/w1XEeg
  • Greenwood IN police chief fired for mishandling investigation into drunk cop who threatened man who confronted him for leaving a baby in his running police cruiser. [0] http://is.gd/h0JBkD
  • Buena Vista MI police arrest man for barking at police dog as it sat in cruiser, say he interfered w/dog’s duties [0] http://is.gd/IH4FBL
  • 3 Manhattan Beach CA cops fired after collecting $500k in paid leave & 1 demoted for coverup of hit & run DUI crash [0] http://is.gd/2z4fgM
  • Milwaukee WI police dept accused of violating open records law in suit filed by newspaper seeking misconduct records [4] http://is.gd/rjkbwm
  • Warren MI police sgt gets probation in plea deal for neglect of duty after video contradicted drug bust report [0] http://is.gd/77Y4S2
  • Niagra Regional ON police officer arrested on assault & uttering threats charges involving unspecified incident [1] http://is.gd/4y4UVc
  • 3 Seward County NE deputy file suit alleging they were fired for not supporting sheriff’s re-election bid [0] http://is.gd/wuexDK
  • Edmonton AB police officer suspended & charged w/theft & fraud on allegations of timesheet fraud & overtime abuse [0] http://is.gd/nPFkx9
  • Jackson MS police officer charged w/doctor shopping after investigation by DEA & VA involving large amount of drugs [0] http://is.gd/QcI8H2
  • West Pittson PA cop sentenced to 12mo jail for taking $20k in pay to teach DARE classes that he never taught [0] http://is.gd/2Tdmj0
  • Ontario Provincial Police officer arrested on criminal harassment charge after woman complains of unwanted contact [0] http://is.gd/QvrOxI
  • Illinois law making it a felony to record cops challenged by suit claiming it should apply to cops recording people [0] http://is.gd/ZQZKY7
  • 4 Buffalo NY police officers and 2 lieutenants suspended after a surprise inspection by a police commander found that they had left their shifts early [1] http://is.gd/Qr2ZHe

Before I go I just wanted to let everyone know these reports will likely be presented in short format for the foreseeable future. We just received our 3-day eviction notice tonight, but we expected it since the house we’re staying in was just sold so we’ve been packing as much as we can. We’re not sure if we’ll just be packing the 5 of us into a motel room for a while or if we’ll find a place to live, but for now I won’t have much time to devote to the project. Sorry about that.

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-17-11

Here are the 23 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed, in short format again, for this Thursday, March 17, 2011:

  • New Orleans LA police department found to be severely dysfunctional on every level and discovered a pattern of excessive force, false arrests, and failures to properly investigate complaints in DOJ 10-month probe report [0] http://is.gd/qexvak
  • Chicago IL as ex-police cmdr Jon Burge heads to prison for lying about torture another victim is released from prison [0] http://is.gd/Fw5T1y
  • West Haven CT police sued by family of woman shot to death by husband when police ignored her 911 calls for help [3] http://is.gd/PKgup6
  • Corona CA police sued by man claiming cops beat & released dog on him, police sue claiming he broke cop’s hand [4] http://is.gd/vXkO7O
  • RCMP mountie in Burnaby BC fined $1,500 after pleading to charges related to on duty crash that killed two [0] http://is.gd/JPQFqX
  • Chicago IL police sued by family of 16yr-old boy struck by police car last week they claim was speeding recklessly [4] http://is.gd/WpHjSB
  • Barrie ON police under investigation by Durham regional police over allegations cop was sexually assaulted & harassed [1] http://is.gd/iB0vpM
  • Montgomery IL police sued for filing retaliatory charges against woman for filing racial profiling complaint [5] http://is.gd/G4MTUF
  • Pittsburgh PA settles suit for $150k to man claiming cop grabbed him by throat while cuffed & slammed him into truck [0] http://is.gd/3p4FMV
  • Georgetown County SC deputy & wife charged with 4 counts animal cruelty after cops find 3 dead dogs at his home [0] http://is.gd/Nl5lon
  • Salem OR police officer suspended while the subject of an unspecified criminal investigation, no details released [2] http://is.gd/Xcuk0j
  • Lexington KY police sgt faces charges for allegedly ordering cops to give cash found on suspect to his daughter [0] http://is.gd/98purH
  • Clayton Co GA deputy charged w/eavesdropping for recording fellow officer & obstruction in a separate incident [1] http://is.gd/kSDzhO
  • Missouri State Patrol sergeant takes plea deal lowering drunk boating charge to negligent operation, fined $250 [0] http://is.gd/io67Zw
  • Ohio State Patrol captain on leave after arrested on allegations that he assaulted his estranged wife [0] http://is.gd/eouYHJ
  • Hutchins TX police officer arrested on felony assault w/bodily injury charge after unspecified incident at his home [1] http://is.gd/VmtkOW
  • Bridgeton NJ police officer suspended after arrested on stalking & harassment charges, no other details released [1] http://is.gd/MKh7od
  • 2 Youngstown OH police lieutenants suspended 5days w/o pay for violating policies regarding car chase through city [1] http://is.gd/m8zrYZ
  • Elizabeth NJ police officer arrested on multiple charges for allegedly extorting money from undocumented immigrants [0] http://is.gd/xm81gH
  • Milwaukee WI cop charged w/identity theft for using 7yr-old boy’s social sec number to buy high-end items on credit [0] http://is.gd/VjgjW6
  • Mount Vernon NY deputy police chief broke law by ordering database search for private company then investigating self [3] http://is.gd/LOj6UD
  • Brookline NH police sgt accused of using town funds to buy shoes for wife & lying about hiring cop while acting chief [1] http://is.gd/SWVe2T
  • Marietta OH police ordered by arbitrator to rehire cop after fired w/other cops for having sex on duty w/same woman [0] http://is.gd/yEMXS3

That’s it for today, sorry yet again for the short format, and stay safe out there as always!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-16-11

I’m sorry yet again folks but today’s report will be in short format again.

Anyway, here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, March 17, 2011:

  • Prince George’s Co MD loses lawsuit for $11.5mil in jury decision to family of man beaten then fatally shot by cop [0] http://is.gd/noZY1A
  • San Francisco CA police sued by wheelchair-bound man who was shot by officers during videotaped incident [0] http://is.gd/taXpEh
  • Washington DC police injured 86yr-old retired federal employee during wrong door raid in search of drugs, no apology [3] http://is.gd/csjxKG
  • Hartford CT cop arrested on strangulation, unlawful restraint & assault charges involving 17yr-old student at school [0] http://is.gd/MCuxhw
  • St Bernard Parish LA deputy fired & charged w/rape on allegations he took advantage of drunk friend who needed ride [0] http://is.gd/WapN6v
  • Mt Washington KY cop already charged for assaulting wife now indicted for assaulting an officer & steroid trafficking [1] http://is.gd/HRSHO9
  • Richmond City VA sheriff’s Lt. Col. on administrative duty after arrested on assault charge in DV case involving wife [0] http://is.gd/Iv8dHx
  • Houston TX police sustained 0 of 239 brutality complaints reported by non-police officers in 2010 and only 33 of 2,135 in the last 10 years [5] http://is.gd/YmSDwz
  • 2 Newtown CT cops who resigned last month arrested on allegations that they embezzled funds from police union [0] http://is.gd/bZoMrG
  • Montgomery County MD police officer arrested on allegations she helped fiance operate a cocaine trafficking ring [0] http://is.gd/EA6GKN
  • Chatham-Kent ON police officer arrested on unspecified criminal charges, officials refuse to release details [3] http://is.gd/OycwLx
  • Diboll TX police chief sentenced to deferred adjudication probation after pleading guilty to theft by public servant [0] http://is.gd/3GPvtg
  • Waterloo IA police officer gets deferred sentence in plea deal for DUI, remains on-duty w/restricted license [0] http://is.gd/OpXZbX
  • Cameron County TX deputy sentenced to 57mo prison after pleading guilty to smuggling guns to Mexican drug cartel [0] http://is.gd/oxaRg5
  • New York NY police officer arrested on drunk driving charge after allegedly crashing into police car & parked car [2] http://is.gd/WVMIhc
  • Toledo OH police officer relieved of duty after arrested for DUI when found “slumped at the wheel” at intersection [0] http://is.gd/49bEFV
  • Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer arrested on drunk driving charge after colliding with McDonalds drive-thru [0] http://is.gd/QbHN4O

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-15-11

Sorry folks but today’s report is going to be in short format, which is basically just a straight dump from our news feed. I’m not feeling too well tonight and I’m just exhausted from a few long days at work as well. but hopefully I’ll be able to clean the report up sometime tomorrow.

Anyway, here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, March 15, 2011:

  • Ottawa ON cop charged w/sexual assault over video showing him forcibly stripping female detainee in holding cell [0] http://is.gd/peWYyv
  • Pennsylvania State police sued by family of man who died after he caught fire when tasered while doused w/gas [0] http://is.gd/Y3wjTp
  • Seaside CA police officer faces additional charges, 17 in total, after 2nd woman claims he sexually assaulted her [0] http://is.gd/NmiUBn
  • Overland MO settles suit for $1.18mil to family of man killed after cop allegedly shoved him down stairs [0] http://is.gd/PxtgOr
  • Smith Twp PA agrees to undisclosed settlement with man who sued claiming cop attacked him then filed false charges [3] http://is.gd/mp8LCU
  • Chicago IL sued by man claiming police officers punched him while cuffed then abused him & his friend on video [0] http://is.gd/ENFKoh
  • Abbotsford BC police officer charged w/assault after partner reported excessive force incident involving shoplifter [0] http://is.gd/s0nNZq
  • Boston MA loses $200k lawsuit to former prostitute who claimed she was forced to perform sex acts on police officer [0] http://is.gd/pNXXfL
  • Oakland CA settles suit for $412k to 49ers fan who’s arm was broken by cop who tackled him during Raiders game [0] http://is.gd/kdZNEE
  • El Paso TX cop indicted for improper relationship w/15yr-old student while working as school resource officer [0] http://is.gd/fASo4W
  • San Diego CA cop arrested for on duty sexual battery now faces similar allegations by college student & another woman [0] http://is.gd/mvF69u
  • Toronto ON police face 2 more G20 lawsuits alleging false arrest & an illegal search that was caught on video [0] http://is.gd/EH5S2g
  • Romulus MI police dept, police chief’s home & wife’s business raided by state police in overtime funds abuse probe [2] http://is.gd/DPi3sj
  • South Haven MI retired police chief sued by 3 officers claiming they were sexually harassed & discriminated against [3] http://is.gd/PWQcRc
  • Connecticut Valley Hospital police lieutenant fired & faces criminal probe on overtime fraud allegations, made $175k [0] http://is.gd/bEmRS1
  • Marion County OR deputy sentenced to 1week jail & 90days house arrest on DUI assault conviction involving car crash [0] http://is.gd/Be76WV

That’s it for today, my apologies again for not writing up a full report, and stay safe out there as always.

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-14-11

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

  • A Los Angeles CA police officer was convicted for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl he arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and for soliciting sex from a transient he arrested on a battery charge. [0]
  • Two Detroit MI police sergeants are the subject of a lawsuit alleging they halted an investigation into a police detective who eventually murdered his police officer wife. The woman’s family claim that if they would have continued the investigation it may have stopped that from happening. [3]
  • It’s now being released that the now-former Attleboro MA police chief was forced to retire in lieu of being fired late last year on allegations that he leaked information about an excessive force investigation against his police officer son to his son in an effort to help him. His son later lost his job as well. [3]
  • A Costa Mesa CA police officer has pled guilty to unlawful use of tracking device for hiding a GPS tracker in a woman’s car. Oddly, it appears as though details about his sentence are unclear. [3]
  • The police chief of Parowan UT has been charged with two misdemeanors for shooting a dog to death. Officials say he was disciplined but few details are being released about exactly what happened to spur the charges. [3]
  • San Luis Obispo CA is being sued by a developmentally disabled man who claims that an off-duty police officer beat him in front of his parents after following him home in an apparent road rage incident. The suit also claims that the department has refused to release investigative reports and other information to the man and the press. [4]
  • A now-former Emmett ID police officer was sentenced to probation for an felony injury to child charge over an incident where a toddler got a hold of her firearm and shot himself, another child, and a woman. [0]
  • A New York NY police officer has been sentenced to probation for stealing drugs from suspects and giving those drugs to informants to pay them off. [0]
  • An Oklahoma City OK police officer is accused of having someone go to his home and remove evidence then plant exonerating evidence in a molestation case against him. Prosecutors also claim that he was present and threatening his accuser when he made a video recanting his molestation claims. [0]
  • Police chiefs in Iowa are expressing concerns about how laws in that state are inconsistent in ways that allow officers who get in trouble for misconduct to jump around between departments because many agencies won’t release records or just fail to perform background checks at all because it’s not required. [0]
  • And finally, a Hatboro PA police officer of unspecified rank was suspended indefinitely without pay for unspecified reasons. You know, sure, it could be something minor, but when agencies get secretive about disciplining officers it should make you suspicious. [4]

Before I go, I wanted to say sorry about the report being late and for some of the eggregious typos in the news feed yesterday. I had to go into work a lot earlier than usual so I was nodding off while posting reports due to a lack of sleep. Sorry about that.

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 03-12-11 to 03-13-11

Before I start with this weekend’s reports I did want to mention an interview I had with The Sun News for an article that appeared in their paper this Sunday about a number of criminal cases involving law enforcement officers in the Horry County South Carolina area where they are located. I have to say I thought it turned out to be a very good and well-balanced piece and I’m glad I could help with it.

Anyway, here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked by our National Police Misconduct News Feed this weekend, March 12-13, 2011:

  • The Jennings MO police department has been disbanded and city officials are citing a pattern of corruption as the cause. Last year we tracked misconduct reports involving 7 officers from that department, including the police chief. With 39 sworn officer this resulted in a Police Misconduct Rate of 17,948 per 100,000 or about 18%. Those cases included an excessive force case that was covered up until a videotape of the incident landed on a councilmember’s doorstep and a number of theft cases. This doesn’t include a case earlier this year of an officer under investigation for shooting at a fleeing vehicle after a chase was called off when police found out there was an infant inside of it. [0]
  • Huntsville AL has settled a lawsuit for $500,000 to a man who was shot three times by a SWAT team during a wrong-door raid in search of that man’s nephew. Police say they shot him because he was armed and wouldn’t drop his weapon but the homeowner disputed that account. [3]
  • A US Border Patrol agent was arrested in Texas on 2 counts of aggravated assault over allegations that he pulled a gun on a group of pedestrians and ordered them to get on their knees an apologize to him in an apparent road rage incident. [0]
  • A Southgate MI police officer has resigned while under investigation on an unspecified sexual assault allegation. Though officials refuse to even disclose that much at this point. [3]
  • The police chief of Quincy WA has fired a police officer on what he claims were 24 of 27 unspecified allegations of misconduct. However, the officer in question previously filed a lawsuit against the city claiming that he suffered retaliation for reporting various acts of misconduct by supervisors and the police chief including pressure to drop a case involving an officer. [4]
  • The Gwinnett County GA police are being sued by a man claiming he was wrongly arrested during a sex sting simply for trying to use a restroom that was targeted on reports of it being used by men trolling for sex. The man claims he has medical problems, including having lost portions of his bowels, which not only make him have to use the restroom often but also make it impossible for him to have sex anyway. [3]
  • A Yancey County NC deputy has been suspended while under investigation for allegedly pawning a department-owned firearm. [0]
  • And finally, I was undecided about adding this report at first until some more recent details about what happened came out. Apparently a Metro Transit Authority police officer in New York City NY fatally shot a plainclothes Nassua County NY officer several minutes after police fatally shot a masked man armed with several knives. Reports so far say the officer, who lives near the shooting scene, is distraught about what happened and opened fire when he saw the officer walking towards the scene with a rifle at his side shortly after he arrived to investigate what was happening. Certainly a sad mistake, but the accounts are reading as if the officer didn’t announce himself or give the other officer a sufficient chance to disarm before firing. We’ve seen an increase in friendly fire fatalities in our research so far and are left wondering if the focus on officer safety above all else is so intense that it’s now putting other officers at risk along with the general public. [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-11-11

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, March 11, 2011:

  • McKean County PA apparently kept a $30,000 settlement secret since June of last year. The settlement was made to a WWII veteran who was 86-years-old when he was roughly arrested by the McKean County sheriff in an incident that was captured on video and ended up on YouTube. From what I can recall about the case the dispute between the two began over an attempt to pay bail. [4]
  • Philadelphia PA has settled a lawsuit for $285,000 to a psychologist who worked for the corrections department who was looking for the subject of a study he was conducting when a police officer confronted him and beat him after mistakenly thinking he was looking for a prostitute. [3]
  • A Yakima County WA deputy resigned and pled guilty to breaking into home while on duty and assaulting a man and woman who were there then returning later and raping the woman after the man left. [0]
  • A San Diego CA police officer was arrested on sexual battery, false imprisonment, and assault under color of authority charges for allegedly molesting a woman he arrested on a DUI charge after a Mardi Gras celebration. [0]
  • A Laurel MD police officer was convicted on a sexual abuse charge for hiding a spy camera in his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter’s room to record her undressing and for masturbating in her room on camera while holding articles of her clothing. He’s also facing federal child porn charges over that activity as well. [0]
  • The Phoenix AZ police department is being accused of retaliating against an officer who exposed how the department was using flawed kidnapping statistics to pull in a federal grant. [5]
  • Atlanta GA police officers are the subject of a lawsuit alleging that they left a disabled high school student handcuffed to a cabinet during an entire 7-hour school day. [3]
  • The Fayetteville NC police department is facing allegations of racial profiling after a report showed that officers were conducting searches of vehicles during traffic stops three times as often on black drivers than white motorists. [1]
  • Two Los Angeles CA police officers have pled guilty to insurance fraud related charges where one of the officers arranged to have his car torched and the other helped him cover it up so he could file an insurance claim on it. [0]
  • A Bland MO police officer is on leave after he was charged with felony theft along with his wife for alleged bank fraud. [0]
  • A Texas state trooper received a 30-180 day jail sentence in a plea deal for selling steroids to a Kerrville TX police officer. [0]
  • 15 Pennsylvania police officers from 8 different departments were stripped of their police certifications for cheating on a recertification exam. The list includes 4 Darby Borough officers, 3 Upland officers, 2 Brookhaven officers and 1 officer each in Ridley Park, Oxford, Nether Providence, Ridley Township, Trainer, and Upper Darby. [1]
  • A Solon OH police officer is on leave after arrested on a drunk driving charge after crashing into a tree while off duty. [0]
  • And finally, the Lubbock ISD TX police chief has resigned after he was suspended when police officers confronted him and took his badge and gun away when he was allegedly drunk in public while wearing both. [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-10-11

Here are the 23 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, March 10, 2011:

  • A Princeton WV police officer who claimed state police instructors had been excessively rough with him during training, causing him to suffer a blood clot in his brain, has now been arrested by state police who claim that he had attempted to coerce a 17-year-old boy into giving him oral sex in exchange for letting him go after he was arrested. [3]
  • A Yakima WA police officer has resigned after a year-long investigation into allegations that he groped a woman while giving her a ride home after he had arrested her boyfriend on a drunk driving charge. [1]
  • Seattle WA has agreed to pay out $974,000 to a woman who’s house was destroyed by police in a volley of tear gas grenades after she called police to report that she thought her nephew, the subject of a manhunt for killing police officers in a cafe, might be heading to her home. [0]
  • In Seattle WA again, the police department is being sued by lawyers representing a man who was determined to be innocent and released on the same day he was violently detained during a heavily armed raid on his home based on an anonymous tip. The suit isn’t directly about the raid, but the apparent efforts by police to hide information about what happened via their refusal to release requested documents. Even though police insist the man was innocent, they are hiding the information by claiming the case is still the subject of a criminal investigation of some sort. [4]
  • Arlington TX police are investigating how one of their officers decided to arrest and jail a man for 9 days on a warrant for murder even though the man’s name on the warrant had a different last name. The officer insists he called to verify that the man’s license ID number matched the subject of the warrant but, oddly, the man in the warrant had no license because he was an illegal immigrant. They insist the officer did the right thing. [0]
  • The Mount Laurel NJ police department is part of a lawsuit that includes county prosecutors alleging they falsely arrested and prosecuted a man for having locked and unloaded legal firearms in his trunk. The suit also alleges that police illegally searched his car when they found the guns that he had legally obtained. [3]
  • A Mesquite TX police sergeant who is in charge of a narcotics unit was arrested for allegedly stealing $2,000 during an undercover drug bust. [0]
  • The police chief of Cocoa FL has resigned ahead of expected criminal charges related to an altercation he had with his ex-girlfriend in December. [0]
  • A Philadelphia PA police sergeant was fired after charged with theft by deception and perjury on allegations he was taking part in an insurance fraud scheme with his roommate. [0]
  • A Sunset Hills MO police officer was sentenced to 8 years in prison after convicted on a number of charges including involuntary manslaughter over the deaths of four young people in an accident she caused while driving drunk. [0]
  • A Woodland CA police sergeant was arrested on a DUI charge after man who helped him pick up his motorcycle that he dropped in the street called the police and told them he smelled alcohol on his breath. [0]
  • The police chief of East Hampton CT apologized for racially insensitive emails that he forwarded to employees. There’s been no word on whether he’ll face any disciplinary action for it. [1]
  • Yakima WA has settled a sexual discrimination and harassment lawsuit involving the police chief for $160,000 that will be split between the three officers that filed the suit. [0]
  • And finally, a Bryan TX police officer is on leave after being busted on an indecent exposure charge over an incident in a parking lot that police say has now tied him to other indecent exposure incidents… though they haven’t said if it was a birthmark or something else that gave him away. [0]

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

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