First, sorry this one is late, things are pretty hectic at the moment. Also, some of you may notice that a few reports that were posted after midnight PST are in today’s review. Had a bit of an outage last evening so I had to rush to catch up, but these ones belong in today’s report even though they came in after midnight.
With that said, here are the 20 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, March 29, 2011:
- A US Border Patrol agent is being investigated after fatally shooting a man in the back as he was climbing the border wall. Investigators say there no indication the man assaulted him.  http://is.gd/NpPXpw
- 2 West Point GA cops received a reprimand after dashcam showed them use excessive force on 17yr-old girl who was recording them making an arrest.  http://is.gd/DVoviY
- The now-disbanded Chicago IL police SOS unit is being sued alleging cops ransacked and illegally raided a home & threatened the 13yr-old sitter who was there.  http://is.gd/KXBxsy
- An Aurora CO police officer was arrested on multiple felony charges on allegations he sexually exploited a 15yr-old runaway.  http://is.gd/nIZUoo
- 2 Newark NJ cops are being sued by the ACLU for illegally searching & arresting a 16yr-old honors student for videotaping them on a bus.  http://is.gd/VkOSpu
- 2 St Louis MO cops are under investigation after video contradicted their arrest reports which claimed that a motorist they arrested had tried to run them down with his car.  http://is.gd/GNV3lb
- A Louisville KY lawsuit against a police detective over several alleged false arrests has been joined by 3 more alleged victims, bringing the total up to 9.  http://is.gd/AEhg0o
- A Mansfield LA police sergeant who was fired 2 years ago over his problematic history of misconduct has been rehired by that department’s new chief who says the officer deserves yet another chance.  http://is.gd/s6PiTp
- A Piscataway NJ police officer was fatally wounded after he opened fire at fellow officers with a submachine gun during a standoff sparked when the officer claimed he had hostages.  http://is.gd/razLVH
- A Milwaukee WI police officer had his firing reduced to a 60 day suspension and 2 other officers were rehired after appealing their firing over some serious sexual misconduct allegations.  http://is.gd/p4fHtQ
- A Houston TX cop w/14 career disciplinary actions has been suspended 20 days for failing to investigate the sexual assault of a minor.  http://is.gd/WAWAjn
- South Shore KY police chief arrested on domestic violence charges after children say he threw table at their mom  http://is.gd/l11PwJ
- 2 Waukesha WI police officers resign in lieu of termination for smoking pot and other misconduct allegations  http://is.gd/el69Cg
- 2 Chicago IL police officers subject of suit alleging they ticketed car when it wasn’t even in the city  http://is.gd/IhBbHU
- 2 Kingsport TN cops face termination & 3rd resigns for keeping beer seized from teen party for personal use  http://is.gd/65j6Wn
- Bedford County VA deputy arrested on drunk driving charges after caught driving wrong way on major freeway  http://is.gd/cLhn3y
- Warren OH cop claiming he got death threat over pending excessive force suit is under investigation in unrelated case  http://is.gd/cqNI0U
- Coral Gables FL police officer suspended after arrested on allegations that he assaulted pregnant sister-in-law  http://is.gd/EjHBbG
- Forrest Co MS sheriff settles suit w/ACLU for undisclosed sum & reinstates deputy claiming he was fired for being gay  http://is.gd/P6JTFt
- 2 El Monte CA cops charged w/felony perjury for allegedly lying about carpool, their sex harassment suit due to start  http://is.gd/jtIK1p
Before I go I did want to mention that about a half a dozen people sent me emails about a series of reports out of Houston Texas describing disciplinary problems down there. I can’t really add it as it doesn’t really specifically describe a new incident that we hadn’t tracked and is a continuation of a report that made similar points last week that I mentioned as well. But I did want to explain why I haven’t posted it on the feed.
Also of interest is a report out of Florida describing a rise in police misconduct cases statewide down there. Again, not a specific case for statistical tracking, but useful general info.
That’s it for today, stay safe out there!