National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-28-11

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked in out National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, October 28, 2011:

  • 16 New York NY cops were arraigned on varied charges as part of a corruption probe that began with ticket fixing allegations that allegedly involved over 500 officers in that department. One of the officers was also indicted on drug charges, another for leaking details of the investigation to the police union, and four others for covering up an assault case against a fellow cop. [0] bit.ly/vSIqjj Meanwhile, 2 Tuckahoe NY cops won’t be facing charges for helping a NYPD cop avoid DUI charges in an incident that was uncovered as part of that ticket fixing probe. Prosecutors there say they couldn’t build a case because the officers invoked their right to remain silent and, while they say the officers may still face internal discipline, their lawyers say that’s not going to happen either. http://is.gd/tdFtLG
  • During the arraignments, several New York NY cops jeered prosecutors and cheered for the indicted officers, all insisting that fixing tickets is a privilege of being an officer. One assumes that they were also cheering for the officers indicted on drug charges, obstructing the investigation, and the four indicted for covering up an assault case for another cop as well. Odd how few people seem disturbed when cops support suspected criminals and boo those trying to bring them to justice. [4] bit.ly/tkb7mh
  • Buena Park CA settles an excessive force lawsuit for a confidential sum to a man claiming cops beat & bludgeoned him for giving a cop a “man hug” to show there were no hard feelings when he was kicked out of a theme park when the woman he was with held his place in line while he used the restroom during an 1.5 hour wait for a ride. [3] bit.ly/uYCICm
  • Tallahassee FL police sued by a tech worker claiming he was falsely arrest based on an intentionally misleading warrant once police found a decades old check made out to him at the scene of a church robbery. The check was an already endorced and paid check from the 80’s from when the man did some work at the church. The arrest affects his ability to work in the tech field where they do check for arrests in background checks and because the [3] bit.ly/tYs4Xh
  • Annapolis MD settled an excessive force lawsuit for $6,500 to a man claiming police dragged him from his car during a questionable search for drugs that only turned up open container violations. [0] bit.ly/uwEBan
  • Omaha NE police sergeant was convicted on a terrorist threat charge in a split jury decision that exonerated him on gun charge, both involving a road rage incident. [0] bit.ly/uOoAh3
  • 5 Knox County TN deputies were demoted to corrections officers for turning off their dashcam audio when they they decided to inflict an unspecified “punishment” on a teen for speeding. [1] bit.ly/u4SmGG
  • Daviess County IN deputy was indicted on bribery and other charges on allegations he helped a woman avoid drug charges in exchange for sex. [0] http://trib.in/s8qtGj
  • East Washington PA police chief was arrested by FBI agents on unspecified charges rumored to involve political corruption [2] bit.ly/v7T7p0
  • Mustang OK cop charged with domestic abuse for allegedly beating his 12-yr-old stepdaughter with a paddle so badly that it left imprints of the paddle’s engraved name on her back. [0] bit.ly/sFKwnI
  • Dallas TX police officer was arrested on a misdemeanor family violence assault charge, though we can’t determine more yet because the only site listing it was a subscription site. [1] dallasne.ws/u5AYUh
  • Philadelphia PA cop suspended w/intent to fire after he was arrested along with his girlfriend for an alleged altercation with 2 women [0] bit.ly/vY0R9m
  • Miami FL cop arrested at gunpoint on reckless driving charge after he was chased by a state trooper for doing 120 on the way to his 2nd job [0] sunsent.nl/rWwmTu
  • Portsmouth VA cop arrested on drunk driving charges after a minor off-duty fender bender [0] bit.ly/sNTexu
  • Sugar Land TX police capt arrested on drunk driving charges after trying to drive through an accident scene [0] bit.ly/v1Zgry

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-27-11

Here are the 19 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, October 27, 2011:

  • Murfreesboro TN cop was fired but not charged for “inappropriately shooting a suspect” then lying about how it happened. The officer claims he shot the man during a struggle in self defense but evidence and witnesses claim he shot the man from at least 100 feet away and in the back as he ran. [1] bit.ly/sM0bN4
  • Coral Springs FL cop was charged with vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter over a crash that killed a young mother 3 months ago [0] bit.ly/rV1GdU
  • 10 Windsor ON cops are the subject of a lawsuit alleging one cop beat a doctor on video then the other officers conspired to cover it up. [3] bit.ly/usYMyr
  • 2 Alameda Co CA sheriff’s detectives are accused of beating a businessman who demanded ID when they came and escorted one of his workers at the theater he owned. The detectives were there to interview the man who was the victim of a robbery but the owner says they refused to show ID and when he took pictures of them and their car they attacked and arrested him. The detectives say he obstructed them and that they showed ID. [2] bit.ly/v1HTdd
  • New York NY police are being sued by a woman claiming she was detained for 5 days and mistreated in custody by cops after she was shot and went to the hospital. She alleges that they were trying to force her into changing her story to say her friend shot her when he didn’t. [4] nydn.us/ttc048
  • Indiana State trooper was charged with felony sexual battery, official misconduct, and other charges after he was accused of groping a woman during a traffic stop. [0] bit.ly/uc0Znt
  • Montgomery WV problematic cop is being sued by a woman claiming he forced her to expose & shake her breasts during a traffic stop search. He’s also facing charges from his time as an officer elesewhere. [3] bit.ly/v0JTTO
  • McFarland CA mayor claims problematic cops deserve 2nd chances in an interview about 4 cops hired despite their bad records, including one who has had more than a couple second chances already. [3] bit.ly/tTszgK
  • Los Angeles Co CA sheriff’s dpt sued by ACLU alleging illegal harassment of people for taking photographs in public [3] lat.ms/tW7ryG
  • San Juan Co UT now-former sheriff was charged with misuse of public funds after investigation by sheriff who replaced him [1] bit.ly/tFxVQH
  • Ontario Provincial Police sgt investigated for allegedly tasering fellow cop & threatening others during dispute [1] bit.ly/tiE7gh
  • Tennessee Hwy Patrol trooper fired for preferential treatment of deputy he didn’t test or arrest for suspected DUI [0] bit.ly/u93cLi
  • League City TX police chief and a captain may face charges over allegations of illegal traffic ticket quotas [3] bit.ly/vi5Sbt
  • El Paso TX cop placed on admin leave after audit of overtime related to federal gang enforcement grants [1] bit.ly/vItEEJ
  • Denville NJ cop arrested on multiple charges for allegedly stealing narcotics from dept evidence room [0] dailyre.co/vfg0XQ
  • Memphis TN cop among 25 people indicted on federal meth and marijuana trafficking charges after 2yr probe [0] bit.ly/rCoWmY
  • RCMP staff sgt in Ottawa ON docked 10 days pay for viewing porn & performing web cam strip tease at headquarters [0] bit.ly/rE6QKp
  • Houton TX cop sentenced to probation & $500 fine for DUI crash into school bus, 7 cops disciplined for cover up [0] bit.ly/t5U4s4
  • Seattle WA police detective cited for DUI & released after rear ending car w/unmarked cruiser, unknown if on duty [2] http://bit.ly/sKmUEk

Two things before calling it a night.

First, from New York NY, a series of videos, below, from an Occupy Wall Street protest march in support of #OccupyOakland solidarity  allegedly show incidents of excessive force and police getting more aggressive with protesters. I can’t officially add it to the database yet as I haven’t had time to fully analyze what’s going on, which is difficult in protest situations especially when it’s not a full video but snippets of incidents. But I wanted to put it up to see what you think in the meantime. [3] bit.ly/vSWI6B

Next, again out of New York City, some info has been leaked out about pending charges against at least 16 NYPD officers in the previously reported ticket fixing scandal. This update isn’t in the feed yet because I want to wait for the official lists of charges and number of people charged before recording this one.We’re aware of the recent update on the NYPD ticket fixing scandal, waiting for the official count of cops charged bit.ly/vlLNIN

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-26-11

Here are the 12 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, October 26, 2011:

  • Baltimore MD settled a lawsuit for $45k to a man who suffered broken arm when arrested by 2 cops on charges that were eventually dropped. It’s sad when excessive force is such a common problem in a city that newspapers bury these reports as a small blurb within an article about something else like it’s an everyday thing. [0] bit.ly/uKaqLg
  • Orlando FL settles suit for $24k to a man who was tasered twice & peppersprayed several minutes after he turned around and grabbed a cop who shoved him from behind then apologized because he didn’t realize it was a cop. [0] thesent.nl/sHQtXW
  • Antioch CA settled a class action suit for $360k to low-income African American renters who targeted for more aggressive enforcement activities by police, allegedly just because they were poor and black. [0] bit.ly/rwtA85
  • Yuma AZ cop was indicted on bribery & obstruction charges for allegedly extorting sex from a woman in exchange for police assistance when she required help from the police. [1] bit.ly/rpfgST
  • Honolulu HI cop who is accused of raping a mentally disabled shoplifting suspect was suspended w/o pay but hasn’t been charged despite word leaking out that he told his fellow cops he had sex with the woman and that he failed a polygraph test about the alleged incident. He allegedly insists the sex was consensual. [4] bit.ly/to2XVo
  • St John the Baptist Parish LA school cop has been indefinitely suspended w/o pay after he was accused of inappropriately touching a female student. [0] http://bit.ly/uc9kJL
  • Cheyenne WY cop sentenced to 4mo in jail on a misdemeanor false imprisonment involving a domestic dispute with his wife. He was acquitted on the other felony charges he faced. [0] bit.ly/v4YZim
  • Winsboro LA cop was fired after arrested on a domestic violence battery warrant while he was on duty. His girlfriend was apparently hospitalized after the alleged incident. [0] bit.ly/sTORfq
  • Milwaukee WI cops face minimal punishment for drunk driving even when taxi drivers usually lose their licenses for the same crimes as detailed in part 2 of a local paper’s onging series about police misconduct, transparency and accountability in that city. [2] bit.ly/v8Ue9a
  • Baltimore MD settled suit for $290k to an ex-police chopper pilot claiming he was retaliated against and forced out for reporting departmental waste and safety issues. [0] bit.ly/uKaqLg
  • Indianapolis IN police are being accused of giving a police lieutenant special treatment when he was found drunk in his truck while armed in the parking lot of an apartment complex that he didn’t live at. Residents who called police about the people parked in a truck who didn’t belong there complain that he wasn’t detained when anyone else clearly would have been arrested. [3] bit.ly/uRv69f
  • Jefferson City MO cop is on paid leave after arrested for drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident. [2] bit.ly/uNnn47

Before I go, a quick reminder about some of the guidelines about what reports qualify for our news feed and police misconduct database:

  1. We only track reports about misconduct committed by people who are employed as a certified or sworn officer at the time of the alleged incident. This means we don’t track misconduct committed by people who are no longer officers when they do something bad and we don’t track cases involving non-sworn employees like clerks, parking enforcement, or corrections officers.
  2. We have guidelines set to limit updates on reports to only include status changes that are significant to a case that has already been tracked. So, while we would report that a cop who we tracked as being charged with a crime was convicted or sentenced for it, we won’t track that the officer’s trial started or specific items of testimony about the case were published unless that testimony revealed other allegations not already tracked.

For a more detailed discussion about our reporting and tracking methodology, please refer to this page on our site.

Thanks, and stay safe out there!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-25-11

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

  • Oakland CA police and police from surrounding agencies are being accused of using excessive tactics and force against #OccupyOakland protesters in a series of teargas volleys and raids on encampments that continued late into the night. One video, shown at top above, shows protesters carrying off an injured man they claim is a veteran who was hit in the head with a less-than-leathal projectile. Meanwhile, in the video below that, a protester testifies how they came under fire while trying to tend to an injured person who wasn’t moving after a volley of teargas and other ordinance. Next, a (updated) video, shows the incident involving the injured person, (now being reported as the veteran who was critically injured), that he’s talking about, you can clearly see the projectile lobbed from police lines before it explodes amid the crowd trying to assist that person. The last image shows a man claiming that he was hit in the head with a rubber bullet, keep in mind that aiming for the head with any type of less-than-leathal ordinance is generally against policy for most agencies. [3] bit.ly/rsKIkE
  • North Brookfield MA cop was arrested on multiple charges over allegations that he raped a 15yr-old family friend and sent her obscene pics of himself in text messages. [0] http://bit.ly/vAFPUU
  • Peel Regional ON police officer has been charged with sexual assault  after investigation into complaint about an on-duty incident that was filed in July [1] bit.ly/v8Il8U
  • Murray Co OK deputy with history of violent behavior has been fired after an investigation into new complaints. [1] bit.ly/rPmRdF
  • 5 current New York NY cops and 3 ex-cops arrested in sting on allegations the belonged to gun smuggling ring [1] nyp.st/s3jPlM
  • San Jose CA police accused of refusing to repair home after damaging it w/tear gas grenades in warrantless raid [4] cbsloc.al/szHhmj
  • 6 Miami-Dade FL cops accused of going too far by ransacking woman’s home in heavily armed raid over unverified tip [1] bit.ly/rA28hR
  • Los Angeles CA police sgt arrested for burglary, crashed car after woman maced him when she found him in her home [0] bit.ly/scWRXm
  • San Ramon CA cop to plead guilty to stealing cash from gangs & sold drugs, agrees to testify against former boss [0] bit.ly/s6g07p
  • Tampa FL police sued by lawyer claiming he was falsely arrested & injured for offering legal services to 2 women who were being detained at a restaurant [2] bit.ly/vfUVVJ
  • Franklin Co NC sheriff indicted on embezzlement charges involving over $200k in funds meant for drug enforcement [0] bit.ly/v0NXNS
  • Ocala FL cop arrested at work by the FBI on federal fraud and identity theft related charges [1] bit.ly/uYWMRX
  • Maui HI cop resigns as part of plea deal that will clear drug charges from his record after 5 years of probation [0] bit.ly/rrcm4i
  • Yakima WA cop sentenced to 30days home detention in plea deal reducing DUI charge to negligent driving [0] bit.ly/tWq3Kh
  • El Paso TX police detective arrested by military police for DUI while armed inside Fort Bliss military base [0] bit.ly/vKh16y
  • Houston TX police dept’s mobile blood alcohol testing vans no longer trusted by Harris County prosecutors [3] bit.ly/vCPwGQ

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-24-11

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, October 24, 2011:

  • Elgin ND now-former police chief who is also a former judge has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for molesting a girl from the age of 12 to age 17. [0] bit.ly/rNMvXw
  • South Bend IN cop was charged with official misconduct & battery on allegations he sexually assaulted 2 women while on duty. [1] bit.ly/ricOue
  • Lansing KS DARE cop who was also the 2008 cop of the year for that department has pled no contest to child enticement charges after he was caught in an undercover sting operation. [0] bit.ly/w3pdmI
  • Orange County FL sheriff’s department is being sued by barber shop owners claiming deputies conducted warrantless raids on black-owned shops under the guise of “license inspections” [3] bit.ly/vQkQWS
  • Pittsburgh PA settles false arrest lawsuit for $60k to 2 college students who say they weren’t even part of the G20 protests when they were thrown to ground & arrested by police while trying to get back to their dorm. [0] bit.ly/uLBXH3
  • 2 Baltimore MD cops plead guilty to extortion charges in that city’s towing scandal, bringing the total to 9 officers who have pled guilty so far. [0] bit.ly/vkH8IJ
  • New York NY police are being sued by a couple claiming a cop smacked their Pomeranian mix dog out of their 20′ high window during a raid on their apartment in search of a relative. While police admit that is what happened and that the dog didn’t pose a real threat by itself, they say the officer needed to take control of the situation by shutting the yapping dog up somehow, but didn’t intend for the dog to go flying out the window by smacking it. The couple also claims some items were stolen during the raid but police deny that claim. [3] nydn.us/v6sZtZ
  • Hudson County NJ deputy was charged with obstruction for trying to stop two officers from arresting two of her friends after a bar brawl. [0] bit.ly/un0Cbp
  • Alpharetta GA police are accused of refusing to file a report claiming that a councilwoman’s husband, who also chairs a police charity organization, assaulted a 4yr-old girl in the park. [0] bit.ly/txzpxN
  • Baltimore MD police detective was charged with felony & misdemeanor counts of presenting false insurance disability claims [1] bit.ly/uR4KmX
  • New York state police investigation finds that a trooper was speeding when he ran red light without using his emergency lights or siren in a crash with a taxi that left 2 injured. [1] bit.ly/smLnPQ
  • Warsaw NC cop was fired after his supervisor smelled alcohol on his breath while he was on-duty, even though the officer tested under the legal limit. [0] bit.ly/vaKVlQ
  • Fairfax Co VA police officer was charged with driving while intoxicated after crashing into a utility pole while off duty [0] wapo.st/rYUTWL
  • Braintree MA cop charged with illegal possession of an assault weapon that was found during an investigation into a domestic dispute [0] bit.ly/smLnPQ
  • Neptune Beach FL cop who helped that city develop anti-gambling regulations was arrested for his alleged role in a gambling ring. [0] http://bit.ly/v63ryM

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 10-22-11 to 10-23-11

Here are the 27 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of October 22-23, 2011:

  • Downey CA police have apparently shot an unarmed man to death after mistaking him for robbery suspect. Police claim they shot him while chasing him when he turned around in a “menacing manner”. However, family claim he was with his wife at a gas station and crossed the street to get cigarettes. [3] http://is.gd/3IuG3a
  • Sioux City IA officer, alleged to be a narcotics detective, is shown on a YouTube video (above) repeatedly punching & choking a woman during an arrest on unknown charges. A commenter claiming to know about the case says it’s from an incident in August that resulted in a lawsuit. [3] http://t.co/3Dh8qThO
  • Santa Barbara CA cop accused of excessive force by witnesses who say the officer repeatedly punched and tasered a compliant suspect in a parking lot during a traffic stop as the man begged bystanders for help. [4] bit.ly/pUPLLf
  • 3 Aurora CO cops are the subject of a lawsuit claiming they used excessive force and broke his wrist while he was unconscious on his bed following a siezure after his family called for medical assistance. The then allegedly dragged him out in front of his family into the cold while he was only wearing underwear. [3] bit.ly/nJT5Zg
  • Mountain View CO cop is accused of roughing up a motorist after the officer crashed into his car with his cruiser. The same officer is apparently the subject of another excessive force case as well. [3] bit.ly/qLlxxZ
  • Walsenburg CO cops are being sued by man claiming cops taunted him after tasering him twice while he was face-down and already cuffed. [3] bit.ly/qVoYri
  • Orlando FL cop sued by a man alleging the officer punched, maced, tasered & arrested him for asking a security guard why girlfriend was being detained at a theme park they were visiting. She apparently touched a “cast member”. [3] thesent.nl/nTNoBM
  • San Jose CA is settling a lawsuit for $100k to a man who was struck in face after cuffed and a woman he was with who was falsely arrested as a passenger during a DUI stop. [0] bit.ly/opO64e
  • Roosevelt UT police are accused of using excessive force when they peppersprayed fans who were doing a traditional dance after a high school football game. The spray also hit other fans, players, adults, and even a 4-year-old child. [0] bit.ly/qmsUJr
  • Columbia MO cop fired last mo in excessive force case now implicated in 2 more misconduct investigations including another excessive force case. [0] bit.ly/qzlKkV
  • Vermont State police agree to change policies in settlement for unspecified sum for tasering mentally disabled man [0] bfpne.ws/mZa3N0
  • Nashville TN police & US ICE agents sued by ACLU over alleged warrantless raid on an entire apartment complex. [3] bit.ly/r3pbUH
  • Columbus OH cop under investigation after anti-abortion protesters claim he assaulted other cop called to help them [0] http://bit.ly/ns2CkP
  • Milwaukee WI newspaper spent over $7,500 to examines records of 93 cops disciplined for criminal acts since 1979, finds lax discipline [3] bit.ly/pJr78y
  • Toronto ON cop charged with perjury for allegedly covering up his brother’s role in the execution-style murder of a millionaire [0] bit.ly/r10Q2l
  • US FBI are being accused by the ACLU of creating assessment maps targeting communities for investigation via large-scale racial profiling [3] bit.ly/o2WvSh
  • Torrance CA settles suit for $120k to man involved in altercation with police sergeant in a police station lobby when he went there to ask police for more traffic enforcement in his neighborhood after his child was hit by a car. [0] bit.ly/nnxaIh
  • Los Angeles Co CA sheriff accused of training his deputies to illegally search people who are caught photographing things officers deem aren’t art while in public. [3] bit.ly/ps2jtk
  • Lewiston ME police were reprimanded by a judge for sloppy evidence handling & losing evidence that resulted in charges being dropped against a robbery suspect. [1] bit.ly/o5veTI
  • Nelson Co VA deputy fired after arrested on abduction, discharge of firearm, assault & other charges in a DV case [0] bit.ly/qW4Xs0
  • McDowell Co WV deputy arrested for domestic assault, harassment, possession, & brandishing gun outside 911 center [0] bit.ly/oDH9eg
  • Cherokee Co SC deputy fired after arrested on criminal domestic violence charge involving incident with his wife [0] bit.ly/oGtlEZ
  • St Petersburg FL police detective pleads guilty to wire fraud for extorting money from informant to help w/charges [0] bit.ly/o6KKwW
  • Douglas Co SD deputy indicted on theft by deception charges in Minnesota involving insurance application fraud [0] bit.ly/orpHIq
  • Denver CO judge threatens to send US Marshals to get disciplinary records as police defy order to release them, they finally released the records later in the day but the lawyers who requested them are bound by a confidentiality agreement to keep them a secret except for how they are used as evidence in their police brutality lawsuit. [5] bit.ly/nwYniv
  • Oxford Twp NJ cop w/history of misconduct gets probation & will never be cop again in plea deal involving two cases [0] bit.ly/qYq7R7
  • Eugene OR cop pleads no contest to .15BAC DUI charge but dept & prosecutor refuse to release arrest report to paper [4] stjr.nl/qVmZKG

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-21-11

Here are the 18 reports and one updated report tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, October 21, 2011:

  • Chicago IL cop under investigation over 3 shooting incidents, 2 of which were fatal, after a video apparently showed that he fatally shot an unarmed person who was laying face-down on the ground. [0] http://trib.in/rnfzip
  • In an update to a previous report, Escondido CA revealed it settled a lawsuit for $7.25mil over psychologically abusive interrogations of murdered child’s brother and false arrests. (update) bit.ly/oCC3FR
  • Washington DC cop was sentenced to 15yrs for acting as lookout during a botched armed robbery attempt on a drug dealer that left one person dead [0] wapo.st/qE0r0X
  • 3 Union City NJ cops were arrested on agg assault & weapons charges after allegedly threatening a man with a gun and dragging a woman out of his car while off-duty [1] bit.ly/mQZGz0
  • New York NY undercover cop sparked a confrontation at protest against the NYPD stop-and-frisk policies when he tried to arrest a photojournalist that he shoved without cause [4] bit.ly/r5PX9Y
  • Beaufort Co SC deputy arrested on allegations he was sending inappropriate text messages to a 15yr-old girl [0] bit.ly/p8huUm
  • Columbia SC cop arrested on allegations he had sex with a 17yr-old prostitute while in uniform then left in his police cruiser afterward [0] bit.ly/nltk68
  • Forsest City IA cop charged w/arson & burglary after admitting to setting fire to a police station & stealing a rifle [0] bit.ly/o6yWhn
  • Tempe AZ cop sentenced to probation for stealing items from evidence including gift cards and a refrigerator [0] bit.ly/oxZwJW
  • Barre MA cop convicted on 5 of 7 counts of perjury involving his testimony at the trial of his girlfriend [0] bit.ly/qfOh8r
  • Philadelphia PA cop convicted on misd theft charge for stealing $825 from an open safe while responding to call at a bar [0] bit.ly/pCFA6g
  • Elkins WV cop revokes police cert in plea deal for harassment, dropping felony & misd kidnapping & DV charges [0] bit.ly/noIjCB
  • Yuma AZ cop fired and may face charges for abuse of authority involving unspecified on-duty sexual activity [1] bit.ly/ppzyWo
  • Fife WA police lieutenant was suspended while investigated for unspecified misconduct, possibly sexual harassment [2] bit.ly/qwsH6C
  • Cape Breton NS cop charged w/assault & unlawful confinement involving multiple unspecifed incidents [3] bit.ly/q4brKM
  • Mint Hill SC cop fired for lying when he claimed he retreived equip from ex-cop he supervised who now faces charges [0] bit.ly/n1DyNA
  • 2 Miami-Dade FL cops, a detective & major, face suspensions & demotions over unspecified misconduct allegations [2] cbsloc.al/nhYjyt
  • Bristol CT police lieutenant charged w/disorderly conduct after investigation into unspecified domestic incident [1] bit.ly/nk8vCM
  • Florida Highway Patrol officer fired after arrested on drunk driving charge after alleged hit & skip crash w/tree [0] bit.ly/owtND0

Before I go, I wanted to see what our readers thought about this report and it’s associated video out of New York city…

A word of caution, it is graphic…

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-20-11

Before I start with today’s report, I just wanted to thank the people at Occupy Denver for the above shout-out to www.InjusticeEverywhere.com. Thank you very much, I appreciate the support!!

Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, October 20, 2011:

  • The federal investigation into Los Angeles County CA jail brutality claims has been expanded to include an allegation that deputies beat and peppersprayed a visitor after handcuffing and detaining him for bringing a cellphone into the jail, and act that may have violated policy, but wasn’t an arrestable offense. [0] lat.ms/plxOuw
  • Los Angeles County CA deputy turned himself in on the urging of the special victims unit for 3 felony charges on allegations he molested a 15yr-old girl he met while on duty. [0] bit.ly/qTnbsd
  • Riviera Beach FL cop was charged with assault for allegedly pushing a 12yr-old boy and threatening to taser him at camp [0] sunsent.nl/qZeN7n
  • Irvington NJ cop arrested on allegations he helped two women assault and rob a 17yr-old girl at gunpoint then drove them both away afterward. [0] bit.ly/nUDmZP
  • Washington DC police sgt was sentenced to 4ys for grabbing a female friend by throat & threatening her by pointing a gun to her head. [0] wj.la/ooPFvK
  • 2 Gilbert WV cops are the subject of a suit alleging they falsely arrested a motorist for refusing to sign a traffic ticket, which isn’t an arrestable offense. [3] bit.ly/q4tva2
  • Bethlehem PA settles suit for $63k to a man who spent 7mos in jail before found not guilty of a firearms charge over a gun that didn’t belong to him. [0] bit.ly/pTvyCg
  • Frazer PA police sued by ACLU alleging false arrest of 9 legal resident Mexican workers. They were allegedly arrested merely because police received a report that a group of unidentified Mexicans were passing counterfeit bills in a neighboring county. [0] bit.ly/pHlmCl
  • Albermarle County VA settles suit for undisclosed sum to a man who was in a wheelchair when he was struck by a police cruiser [3] bit.ly/rfe7NT
  • Muskogee OK cop arrested on allegations that he made violent threats against a fellow officer after that officer questioned his duties. [0] bit.ly/pRY4yg
  • Hidalgo Co TX deputy convicted on conspiracy charge for a plot to steal 354lbs of marijuana along with another officer [0] bit.ly/puGiSG
  • Woodville MS police chief on unpaid leave while investigated over unspecified complaint by visiting court worker [2] http://bit.ly/mTuC18
  • Detroit MI cop was charged with multiple felonies on allegations he falsified paperwork in order to get paid for work he didn’t do [0] bit.ly/pLGXMZ
  • Minnesota State trooper arrested on drunk driving charges after an alleged off-duty hit & run property damage crash [0] bit.ly/oXtZRc

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-19-11

Here are the 25 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, October 19, 2011:

  • An East St Louis IL police captain and sergeant are being investigated after a video, above, posted on YouTube showed them stand by & watch while an unidentified man beat and peppersprayed a handcuffed man while he was laying in the street. [1] bit.ly/nT98Zx
  • East Grand Rapids MI police are being sued by the family of a man who died after tasered 19 times while he was suffering from a psychotic episode [0] bit.ly/qco2Oo
  • Green Bay WI settles suit for $50k to a bystander who was accidentally shot by cops who fatally shot suspect. [0] bit.ly/oA1w1T
  • Tacoma WA cop sentenced to 14yrs and 5mo in prison after he was convicted for molesting a young female relative [0] bit.ly/reJfNa
  • Bedford Co VA deputy working as a high school resource officer was arrested on 12 counts of indecent liberties with a juvenile [0] bit.ly/oJK5DN
  • 4 Atlanta GA cops investigated after woman spends 53 days in jail after arrested in case of mistaken identity [1] bit.ly/oMlw1S
  • Warren MI settles suit for $2.8 million to a man who spent 12yrs in prison after wrongfully convicted of rape based on questionable “bite mark expert” testimony and a questionable police investigation. [0] bit.ly/nD04Hn
  • St George UT cop loses suit for $5k for violating man’s rights by arresting him for trying to get lost phone back [0] bit.ly/puAM1f
  • Douglas Co GA sheriff’s dept sued by 4 of 60 teens who were held in prisoner bus for hours to be interrogated in murder case [0] http://bit.ly/rf6QdY
  • New York NY officials ask for fed probe into controversial police stop & frisk policies after an officer was arrested for an alleged racially-motivated false arrest during a stop & frisk. The mayor dismissed such incidents as “minor complaints”. [3] bit.ly/qPqFUe
  • Chambers Co TX sheriff disciplined 2 deputies saying they mishandled an investigation into a sheriff’s sergeant accused of sexually assaulting a young child. This came after he was accused of ignoring the allegations that lingered for a year and a half until Texas Rangers stepped in and investigated the case. [4] bit.ly/nkJ5Xh
  • Roswell GA cop is accused of detaining a man for 15 minutes to write him a ticket when he was stopped for speeding while rushing his ill wife, suffering from deadly blod clots, to the emergency room. When the man told the officer the cop demanded proof that the woman was sick. [3] bit.ly/pL0QLY
  • North Braddock PA settles suit for $25k to woman after cop fatally shot her dog as she tried to catch it after telling him it was her’s when it got loose. [0] bit.ly/nRCR4G
  • Talbotton GA ex-police chief charged w/false statements for allegedly lying to feds during corruption probe [0] bit.ly/pCaJKp
  • Vancouver BC police accused by research study of a pattern of forcing prostitutes to provide sexual favors to avoid arrests [3] bit.ly/n6ITYD
  • Mangum OK police chief arrested for assault & battery after allegedly attacking a rodeo organizer and his wife while drunk because his stepdaughter didn’t win the rodeo princess title. [0] bit.ly/oz3fdK
  • Webb Co TX deputy resigns after he and his son are arrested for possession of heroin [0] bit.ly/oGRFvh
  • Calcasieu Parish LA deputy sentenced to 5yrs & $30k restitution for malfeasance, drug pos & theft from evidence [0] bit.ly/nEExea
  • Pekin IL police sgt gets probation after pleading to solicitation charge, retired after investigation started [0] bit.ly/qLgcHl
  • New York NY cop pleads guilty to attempted burglary & conspiracy for attempting to steal $900k in drug money he believed was hidden in an apartment [0] bit.ly/pOf9Nq
  • Aliquippa PA cop sentenced to probation for stealing shotgun he confiscated from man during drug arrest [0] bit.ly/r3Go9Q
  • US ICE officer arrested for role in pot smuggling scheme, fled police while tossing pot out of unmarked ICE truck [0] bit.ly/pqfGoC
  • Houston TX cop charged w/drunk driving & unlawful carry after rollover crash when he ran red light [0] bit.ly/owdQcl
  • Langston OK police chief & asst police chief suspended while investigated over various issues including his refusal to sign an agreement to gain access to the state police database. [0] bit.ly/qMjIZb

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-18-11

Here are the 20 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, October 18, 2011:

  • Oakland CA settles a wrongful death excessive force lawsuit for $1.7 million to the family of a man who died after beaten by 5 officers in 2000. The suite wasn’t filed until 2009 when the investigative reports concerning the case were leaked to the press. [3] bit.ly/pSoPOT
  • Hanford CA settles suit for a confidential amount to a man claiming 3 cops used excessive force when they peppersprayed & beat him while 2 other officers watched. [3] bit.ly/ptkdzg
  • Denver CO settles an excessive force suit for $38,500 while also settling two other police lawsuits including $38k to 2 pedestrians hit by a police cruiser & $6k for a car accident caused by a police  cruiser. [0] bit.ly/oqZ5Dq
  • An anonymous New York NY police source has leaked allegations that the police deputy inspector who peppersprayed two groups of people on video during OccupyWallStreet protests was found to have violated departmental policy and was disciplined with the loss of 10 vacation days. [1] wapo.st/q7inGs
  • A report by the NYCLU claims Syracuse, Albany, Glens Falls, Greece, Guilderland, Nassau Co, Rochester and Saratoga Springs NY police misuse and overuse tasers [0] bit.ly/o1SIAo
  • Parkersburg WV cop was suspended pending an investigation into an alleged unspecified altercation with detainee at jail [2] bit.ly/oE1zwM
  • Pittsburgh PA settles suit for $6k to man convicted for bank robbery claiming cops used excessive force when they arrested him after a chase. [0] bit.ly/pZpjzS
  • Denver CO police are accused of harassing legal observers and making other questionable arrests at Occupy Denver protests. [3] bit.ly/o7BZba
  • Chicago IL police sued by gang member driven to rival gang territory by 2 cops who let gang threaten him on video [0] http://bit.ly/quydlc
  • Readstown WI cop suspended after month-long investigation by sheriff into unspecified misconduct in office allegations. [3] bit.ly/rv4PnJ
  • Perry UT cop charged w/bribery for attempting to pay off trooper to fix ticket for ex-Ogden UT cop pal also charged [0] bit.ly/qtLdtt
  • US Border Patrol agent charged w/intox assault may face manslaughter charge in now-fatal 3-car DUI crash [0] bit.ly/oPDB66
  • Murfreesboro TN police detective arrested on his 2nd DV charge in 3yrs after allegedly hitting ex-wife in the face [0] bit.ly/q4LItx
  • Bonneville Co ID deputy arrested on allegations he used county credit card to buy gas for personal car [0] bit.ly/mPoEme
  • Orange Co CA deputy w/previous DUI conviction charged w/DUI after stopped for driving on wrong side of road [0] lat.ms/pTSUDz
  • San Bernardino CA school district cop discharges firearm while cleaning it inside district police department bldg [0] bit.ly/oYhRim
  • DeKalb Co GA cop sentenced to 1yr for lying to feds and using his position to help others hide a stolen vehicle [0] bit.ly/oenJ8S
  • Yellowstone Co MT sheriff’s sergeant placed on leave while investigated on allegations of sexual harassment [1] bit.ly/qdrMZZ
  • Chicago IL cop investigated after detained by US Coast Guard for allegedly firing guns on boat while drinking, while he won’t be charged, he is now under investigation over the incident. [1] trib.in/rdQ018
  • Ontario Provincial police officer arrested on theft charge after allegedly caught shoplifting by store security [0] bit.ly/p5eSMl

Also worthy of note, a Wisconsin state appeals court has ruled that Forest County WI can’t be held liable for hiring a cop who had psychiatric problems who killed 6 people in a shooting rampage. bit.ly/nDaXct

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

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