National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-20-11

Sorry these are in short format again, I’m not feeling well tonight and it’s the best I can do right now. Anyway, here are the 17 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, December 20, 2011:

  • Fresno CA cop found to have used excessive force in mixed civil jury verdict for fatal shooting of unarmed man [0] http://bit.ly/rwKcGX
  • Des Moines IA fmr cop arrested by feds on excessive force and obstruction charges involving 2088 beating incident [0] bit.ly/sYEtAZ
  • Waite Hill OH cop arrested on unlawful sexual conduct with a minor charge for alleged sex acts with 14yr-old boy [1] bit.ly/ubFNvN
  • Orange Co FL deputy arrested on allegations he molested and groped a disabled woman while on duty [0] bit.ly/vSBnwt
  • Rayville LA cop arrested on felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile charges involving a 15yr-old girl [1] tnsne.ws/u1b08E
  • Illinois settles last claim in trooper’s fatal 126mph crash while emailing for $700k, total settlements near $9mil [0] bit.ly/sSMDAZ
  • Covington LA cop resigns & gets probation in plea deal for using unecessary force by choking a suspect then leaving him in a police cruiser for an excessive amount of time. [1] bit.ly/urC63S
  • Seattle WA cops shown on video mocking jogger who was critically injured after struck by semi truck [3] bit.ly/s0YatO
  • Minneapolis MN police chief gets no confidence from board 3 yrs in row, enforces discipline in only 18 of 142 cases [3] bit.ly/uawxGk
  • Chicago IL torture cop/now convict Jon Burge subject of another lawsuit for torturing confession from innocent man [3] trib.in/svVbbJ
  • Oneonta NY cop fired for lying under oath after costing city $135k in excessive force lawsuit settlement [0] bit.ly/sY2Xr0
  • New York NY cop’s lie on stand & DA withholding knowledge of false report earns man acquital, no charge for cop [3] nyp.st/tEibXt
  • Warren Twp OH cop sentenced to 3yrs on burglary & abduction charges for breaking into woman’s home, restraining her [0] bit.ly/uVpWBl
  • Warren AR cop arrested on abuse of public trust for allegedly seeking and accepting bribes to fix tickets [0] bit.ly/uhiJUr
  • 3 Oklahoma City OK cops accused of lying & obstructing investigations in separate cases, 2 resign [1] bit.ly/sK0e7v
  • Detroit MI cop charged for stealing $14k from funds for families of fallen officers, other accused of check padding [0] bit.ly/tZLH89
  • Memphis TN cop accused of selling painkillers while on duty arrested after trying to purchase mass amount of pot [0] bit.ly/sI32nf

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-19-11

Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, December 19, 2011:

  • North Chicago IL police officer is accused of excessive force in a video that was somehow leaked to the relative of another man who died in custody. The video shows a cop hitting a man in the back of the head than pushing him against a wall in what appears to be a choke hold and the video ends with the detainee appearing to pass out. [3] bit.ly/vTWE2Y
  • Bay County FL sheriff’s sgt suspended while investigated on allegations he sexually battered a female acquaintance [1] bit.ly/tKqdZx
  • Granger Co TN deputy sentenced to 10+yrs for enticing a 16yr-old girl to have sex with him then attempting to lure a 13yr-old girl while he was out on bond for that first case. [0] bit.ly/vyEWoo
  • East Haven CT police department has been found by the US DOJ to have violated the constitution & federal laws with a pattern of discrimination against Latinos involving several cases including the arrest of a pastor for videotaping police harassment and culminated with a mass exodus of Hispanics away from that town. [0] bit.ly/uQflYI
  • Miramar FL cop was found guilty on multiple charges for the illegal search of man’s home using his keys that were confiscated during a traffic stop arrest. [0] bit.ly/uhQCxv
  • Haskell TX cop was sentenced to probation for planting meth in man’s car during a traffic stop. He resigned before his arrest after asked to take a polygraph test. [0] bit.ly/w3EbqJ
  • Orlando FL police & public defender are the subject of a wrongful conviction lawsuit by woman who was the victim of mistaken ID and a shoddy investigation. [2] thesent.nl/vMlyrf
  • Wichita Falls TX cop was arrested on felony DV charges for allegedly assaulting his wife & 2 kids in a dispute over medication. [0] bit.ly/u2kAyX
  • Idaho state trooper was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence assault charge after his wife was injured in an alleged fight [0] bit.ly/rRZd4i
  • The secretive Seattle WA police department hired an outside attorney to investigate leaks about misconduct cases to the press before the US DOJ began their investigation into that department. Apparently they were much more interested in disciplining cops for letting the public know about misconduct than the misconduct itself since that department never uses outside investigators to look into excessive force or other types of misconduct. Oddly, the police and mayor say it was necessary to protect their accountability process, a process condemned as failed by the US DOJ investigation. [4] bit.ly/rYt7Mv
  • Bloomville OH cop was arrested after he was fired on theft in office allegations, 2 other officers resign the same day for unspecified reasons apparently linked to the case. [2] bit.ly/t1epL4
  • Perry Co IL sheriff cited with public indecency after he was allegedly caught in an intimate act with another man in a car parked in a public place. [0] bit.ly/tn0iaC
  • Wagoner OK cop was suspended on allegations he attempted to purchase painkillers without a prescription. There have been no charges in that case yet. [0] bit.ly/tOIq4A
  • Hidalgo Co TX deputy resigns while 1 deputy & 2 sheriff’s sergeants are fired after they failed drug tests. A corrections officer was also fired as well. [0] bit.ly/vKwswV
  • Beaumont TX cop retires after accused of compromising a federal drug investigation. He was not charged in that case. [0] bit.ly/sR2NnW
  • Arroyo Grande CA police sued by female officer alleging sexual harassment and retaliation for reporting it [3] bit.ly/rwpXCM
  • Falmouth MA cop charged w/driving to endanger, failing to stop for police & speeding after a 100mph motorcycle chase through that city. [0] http://bit.ly/ry4Js2
  • Halifax NS police sgt arrested on drunk driving charge after crashing his police cruiser while off duty [0] bit.ly/v6xc9j

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

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] bit.ly/ucx4hH
  • Anne Arundel Co MD pays $200k settlement to deaf burglary victim tackled & arrested for placing note on cop’s chest [3] bit.ly/s8jlWC
  • New London CT police accused of brutality by 6 workers at detox center claiming they beat & peppersprayed patient [3] bit.ly/vVrrLq
  • New York NY police shown on video shoving & hitting journalists, including Democracy Now photographer, w/batons. Sorry I can’t embed this one. [3] bit.ly/uEqs4f
  • New York NY police accused of beating #OWS protesters w/batons during failed takeover attempt on vacant church lot [3] nydn.us/s22Pg5
  • Nassau Co FL investigation by FBI in corruption allegations vs sheriff’s dept expanded to probe brutality cases [3] bit.ly/vVlqYK
  • Stearns Co MN deputy earns over $200k in pay while on leave 2yrs waiting trial for multiple sex w/minor charges [0] on.sctimes.com/tj3ppb
  • Kern Co CA deputy accused of doing between 75-90 w/o lights or siren by witnesses to fatal crash into 2 pedestrians [3] bit.ly/vanPw8
  • Maricopa Co AZ sheriff’s dept ordered to pay $51k to cover media expenses in fight over access to public records [3] bit.ly/u2bwIC
  • Jasper TX police chief accused of groping a woman’s breasts and, in a different incident, making inappropriate comments over police radio [3] bit.ly/v3lOHT
  • Swissvale PA police chief criticized for posting joke denigrating Muslims & Catholics on Facebook [0] bit.ly/ruXXbp
  • 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] bit.ly/twFVyA
  • Orange Co FL deputy arrested on domestic violence charge after visiting home w/CPS and noting injuries to wife [1] bit.ly/tLedoe
  • 2 Bourne MA cops investigated for failing to investigate woman’s claims that cop who crashed into her was drunk [1] bit.ly/tTeoOR
  • Massachusetts state police defy order to release black box data of Lt Gov’s crash in unmarked cruiser [3] bit.ly/u5Yaza
  • Smyth Co VA officials refuse to say why a sheriff’s dept cell was used as business phone for hunting store [3] http://bit.ly/rT1EBU
  • Escambia Co FL deputy charged w/unlawful use of police database to look up criminal records for personal reasons [0] on.pnj.com/tKytPA
  • White Plains NY frail 250lb cop cries after female asst chief bumped a chair into his chair, threatens suit [0] lohud.us/tMjKUH

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] bit.ly/tEnhFP
  • Russellville AR police sued alleging they conspired to arrest an innocent man for murder in an effort to protect the real murderer. [3] bit.ly/rvYU8w
  • 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] bit.ly/t4VDEA
  • 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] bit.ly/un4bho
  • 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] bit.ly/tyy3gr
  • 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] http://bit.ly/vwPpZQ
  • 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] bit.ly/sXZCKk
  • 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] bit.ly/tfjzU0
  • 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] bit.ly/tsmx4T
  • 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] bit.ly/uF5oGg
  • Chapel Hill NC police accused of profiling black student mistaken for murder suspect despite different color car [2] bit.ly/uHElKp
  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) sanctioned by FBI for failing to properly monitor how police use their national database [0] bit.ly/ulLuI3
  • Braidwood IL police replace K9 that cost city $300k in settlements with drug sniffer dog that “doesn’t eat people” [0] bit.ly/tDbRRV
  • Union City GA police allegedly intimidating witnesses & preventing testimony in questionable fatal shooting of teen [5] bit.ly/uVTXx2
  • Massachusetts state trooper arrested after trying to run over cop w/unmarked truck when caught with prostitute [0] cbsloc.al/w3VZNt
  • Marco Island FL cop w/history of complaints get back pay & job in arbitrator ruling after fired for false report [0] newspr.es/uwgqTM
  • Washington DC cop hits bicyclist w/police vehicle while transporting kids on errand, witnesses allege cop speeding [1] bit.ly/sfe5Lm
  • Dallas TX cop subject of DV assault warrant search arrested after turning self in days after disappearing [0] bit.ly/tMHwPV
  • Jefferson City MO cop arrested on drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident charges, no longer employed [2] bit.ly/sd8fWb
  • Midland Park NJ cop arrested on drunk driving charges after crashing while illegally driving ATV on road [0] bit.ly/tL6eDQ
  • Tredyffrin Twp PA police chief suspended 4d for letting 16yr-old son drive cruiser he then crashed, didn’t report it[0] bit.ly/tSSoUk

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] bit.ly/vw7iqT
  • 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] bit.ly/uNj9dX
  • 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] bit.ly/u7uUJa
  • 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] bit.ly/vw2iwH
  • 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] http://t.co/YYR6AM5d
  • 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] bit.ly/vQ1tCR
  • 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] bit.ly/s4SYzK
  • 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] bit.ly/urKWdB
  • 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] bit.ly/uvmiP4
  • 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] bit.ly/s16bQe
  • 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] http://bit.ly/rprSK5
  • New York NY cop was arrested on grand larceny & forgery charges following a massive identity theft bust. [0] on.wsj.com/sbbVoo
  • Eaton Co MI deputy faces embezzlement charges for allegedly keeping money paid by out-of-state motorists that he stopped. [0] bit.ly/s8QKPc
  • 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] bit.ly/v6DLH1
  • Shinnston WV cop was sentenced to a $100 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor for trying to pass a counterfeit $100 bill [0] bit.ly/vFCNo6
  • 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] sunsent.nl/vprxFl
  • Richmond Co GA deputy was arrested on multiple charges after a bar fight followed by a DUI hit & skip. [0] bit.ly/sZimDY
  • Holyoke MA cop suspended 5 days & must repay $2k to dept for losing sniper rifle he left in back of truck [0] bit.ly/vbt5Y5

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] bit.ly/rYreXr
  • 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] bit.ly/tuWqCY
  • 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] bit.ly/vU5cHc
  • Alameda Co CA deputy was arrested after an investigation into allegations that he raped a woman back in September [1] bit.ly/sybJxO
  • 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] bit.ly/vQCOlI
  • 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] cbsloc.al/ttLTXW
  • 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] bit.ly/tVrNvw
  • St. Louis MO deputy takes a plea deal for buying heroin & chauffeuring a drug dealer around town while in uniform [0] bit.ly/u1mN5U
  • 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] bit.ly/v0R9yh
  • Dartmouth MA cop on leave while investigated by state police concerning undisclosed misconduct allegations that were only described as “serious”. [3] bit.ly/tkMGVN
  • Isle of Wight VA sheriff’s captain resigns after pleading guilty to conspiracy charge, gets suspended sentence [0] bit.ly/tztTTb
  • Caddo OK police chief charged w/embezzlement for allegedly trading firearm he took from evidence for 9mm handgun [0] bit.ly/rPKIx7
  • Johnston Co NC deputy fired after arrested for misd larceny when he was caught stealing shoes from a store [0] bit.ly/sGtMzg
  • 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] thesent.nl/rrUJbc
  • West Fargo ND police officer arrested on disorderly conduct charge over an unspecified assault incident [3] bit.ly/vMk30P
  • US ICE agent convicted on federal obstruction & other charges for lying about “informant” to get a consulting gig [0] lat.ms/urfduD
  • Grayson Co TX deputy indicted on theft charges a week after fired for stealing over $20k in property from evidence [0] bit.ly/vqEYyu
  • Seabrook MA police sgt gets probation after convicted for drunk driving & leaving the scene of multi-car accident [0] http://bit.ly/tbg5AQ
  • Kanabec Co MN chief deputy arrested on drunk driving charges after driving his car into a ditch [0] bit.ly/v7LhHd

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] bit.ly/rG21Xr
  • 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] bit.ly/sesv17
  • 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] on.wzzm.com/u6ruDw
  • 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] bit.ly/tubdWE
  • 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] sunsent.nl/uLU1eV
  • Franklin Co VA deputy was charged with sexual battery & indecent exposure for allegedly sexually assaulting a female detainee he was transporting to jail. [0] bit.ly/sJIYfg
  • 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] bit.ly/vVI1jo
  • Cleveland Co OK now-former deputy has been charged with perjury over testimony at the trial of man who was charged with obstruction. [0] bit.ly/uUWEfl
  • 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] b.globe.com/uHuxiq
  • 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] abcn.ws/uJ80yz
  • Charleston Co SC deputy was fired & arrested on official misconduct & grand larceny charges for stealing cash during warrant searches. [0] bit.ly/tIkrMF
  • Geneva AL cop was arrested for felony killing of police dog after his K9 partner died & he buried it to cover it up. [0] bit.ly/rrtvUT
  • 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] http://avlne.ws/rDLOVS
  • Langston OK deputy police chief was arrested on allegations he accepted bribes in return for assigning a man as a reserve officer. [0] bit.ly/t8yxVT
  • Phoenix AZ cop was arrested on felony charges for allegedly assaulting his wife & discharging his firearm during a domestic dispute [0] bit.ly/rpSt91
  • Lancaster KY cop was arrested on DV assault charged on allegations he injured his 16yr-old daughter in an unspecified altercation [1] bit.ly/vmHDCm
  • Norwalk CT police detective on leave after arrested on disorderly conduct charge involving a domestic dispute with his wife [1] bit.ly/rFJwWg
  • Jackson Co GA deputy was fired after arrested for attempting to flee a Madison Co deputy during a traffic stop [0] bit.ly/rXwOt3
  • 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] bit.ly/v5J914
  • 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] on.cpsj.com/sttKCT

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] bit.ly/tBjeSx
  • 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] bsun.md/tEOSzO
  • Chicago IL settled four lawsuits for a total of $3.85 million [0] trib.in/rUUt83 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] http://bit.ly/tO3qsd
  • 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] bit.ly/uv3SSr
  • 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] bit.ly/swql3i
  • Worcester MA police are the subject of a 2-part series detailing the anatomy of a coerced false confession. [0] bit.ly/vv497m
  • 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] bit.ly/rG04TG
  • 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] bit.ly/vM11v1
  • 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] bit.ly/vwFnYS
  • 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] bit.ly/rITPnI
  • 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] bit.ly/uNadLp
  • Mermentau LA police chief was arrested on felony battery & unlawful entry charges involving an incident between her and an unspecified acquaintance. [1] bit.ly/t4Y2NG
  • 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] bit.ly/rClYFS
  • Monett MO cop was suspended while investigated over allegations involving up to $15k in church funds that were reported missing. [1] bit.ly/sp0g5y
  • 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] bit.ly/scf8bO
  • 4 Connecticut state troopers are under investigation on allegations they filed fraudulent applications for disaster relief food stamps. [0] bit.ly/vxUhK8
  • Marion Co WV deputy who resigned for allegedly groping a man after a night out says he was forced out for being gay. [0] bit.ly/rvWPoM
  • 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] bit.ly/u8WW5i
  • 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] bit.ly/v4897C
  • Marana AZ cop faces felony charges after arrested for drunk driving and driving on a suspended license [0] bit.ly/uf2LzA
  • 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] bit.ly/rvYJvC
  • 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] bit.ly/vgQugQ
  • Kanabec Co MN chief deputy arrested on drunk driving charge, no details released about arrest [1] bit.ly/v4xMXF
  • Nevada Hwy Patrol sergeant was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol [1] on.rgj.com/vAKaSr
  • 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] bit.ly/rUwRKd

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] abcn.ws/vGRvz2
  • Minneapolis MN settles suit for $1mil to mom of 2 left badly burned by flash-bang grenade by cops w/wrong warrant [0] bit.ly/uLXur8
  • Bridgeport CT police accused of excessive force in videotaped incident that left woman’s hair on holding area floor [0] cour.at/vXe6rc
  • 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] bit.ly/ugbm9V
  • Pennsylvania state trooper sentenced to probation for texting nude video of self to undercover cop posing as a 13-year-old girl. [0] bit.ly/tyq8Hi
  • Shinnston WV cop arrested on multiple charges for stealing money and drugs from evidence and people’s homes [0] bit.ly/tYxowK
  • Little Rock AR & US Dept of Veteran Affairs police officers convicted of conspiracy to rob armored car employee [0] bit.ly/uTR8fC
  • Camden NJ cop convicted for planting evidence, illegal home searches, theft & perjury, other cop acquitted [0] on.cpsj.com/uKxaKF
  • Somerton AZ cop arrested on theft & fraud charges after investigation when alleged victim filed report [1] bit.ly/s4sF1k
  • San Marcos TX police officer suspended while investigated on road rage allegations involving a former officer [1] bit.ly/tyqUa4
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC cop charged with assaulting drunk driver who rear-ended a family member’s car [0] http://t.co/GVaiLouX
  • Halifax Regional NS cop arrested on assault charges after RCMP respond to unspecified unwanted person call [2] bit.ly/vD0V8n
  • Detroit MI cop faces DUI & drug use charges for on-duty crash that left police cruiser in flames on highway median [0] bit.ly/vSZLJY
  • San Diego CA police sergeant on leave while investigated for allegedly fixing tickets for DA employees [1] bit.ly/t98N6N
  • Milwaukee WI cop arrested on unspecified charges, alleged by sources to involve drunk driving [1] http://bit.ly/t5rzsq

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!

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