National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-12-11

Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked in our national police misconduct news feed for this Tuesday, July 12, 2011:

  • Stamford CT police sued by woman alleging cop punched her in the head then filed false charges against her [2] http://bit.ly/oVC7Fe
  • New York NY police sued by 2 brothers claiming false arrest, suit cites NYPD audio tapes about quotas [3] http://bit.ly/oqy2AB
  • Eglin ND now former police chief & district judge takes plea deal for continual sex abuse of minor dropping 49 other counts [0] http://bit.ly/r1DQtr
  • Quartzsite AZ police chief declares martial law over video showing cops throwing woman out of public meeting [5] http://bit.ly/ngmt2P
  • Portsmouth VA cop pleads guilty to distributing child pornography, was able to retire while investigated [0] http://bit.ly/owI5mU
  • 1 of 2 Portland TN fired for threatening to pistol whip city council over cuts is rehired after threatening suit [0] http://bit.ly/mVRH6U
  • Midland MI cop suspended after charged w/misd larceny on allegations he stold flat screen TV from Rent-A-Center [1] http://bit.ly/n4d39J
  • Clinton NJ cop suspended after charged w/theft, misconduct & forgery for allegedly selling DARE equipment on e-bay [0] http://bit.ly/qMoqVT
  • Thebes IL cop arrested on official misconduct charges after investigation into unspecified allegations [2] http://bit.ly/nnDlcC
  • Barnstable MA cop arrested for DUI & child endangerment, kid he gave ride home said he was drinking when he crashed [0] http://bit.ly/orOi4c
  • Jackson MS police sgt indicted on receiving stolen property charge after stolen computer allegedly traced to him [1] http://bit.ly/q1gwYe

Sorry for another spotty day in the news feed, but now with my business trip over with things should return to normal, whatever that may be. Also, sorry this report is late, didn’t get back in until midnight and promptly passed out at the keyboard again. So remember, any reports you think we may have missed, please let us know about it!

Also, I really hate to ask, but we could really use some donations right about now. If you haven’t donated yet and if you like what we’re doing, please help out!

Thank you, and stay safe out there!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-11-11

Here are the 13 10 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, July 11, 2011:

  • 2 New York NY (Bronx) cops suspended after charged w/assault & official misconduct for allegedly beating informant [1] http://bit.ly/oQf6Wh
  • Kern Co CA deputy investigated for fatally shooting unarmed ex-NFL player in front of teen son in disputed incident [3] http://bit.ly/o7rQR4
  • Bayonne NJ settles suit for $100k to 2 men claiming 4 cops assaulted them & 1 watched but didn’t stop it [3] http://bit.ly/pIIgr7
  • Birchwood WI cop takes plea deal for reduced charges for molesting 50yr-old woman in her home while drunk [0] http://bit.ly/qgSue7
  • North Port FL police face 2 false arrest lawsuits, 1 stemming from illegal search & other for false DUI arrest [3] http://bit.ly/nWDZQc
  • Camden NJ cop investigated for allegedly enforcing non-existent law by ordering businesses to close for curfew [0] http://bit.ly/qoqOR4
  • Newark NJ sued by ex-cop claiming he was fired after he reported that a group of detectives were stealing money [5] http://bit.ly/rsArfl
  • Los Angeles CA cop suspended after turning self in on 9 prescription medication fraud charges [1] http://bit.ly/pRbbsE
  • Statesboro GA police officer resigns during unspecified investigation, officials refuse to comment [3] http://bit.ly/oN2743
  • Savannah-Chatham GA cop suspended after arrest on stalking charges what caught wating for woman outside her work [0] http://bit.ly/npFYtS
  • Ontario Provincial Police officer in Lambton arrested on drunk driving & flight from police charges [1] http://bit.ly/nmWkZD
  • New Mexico state police lieutenant arrested on drunk driving charge while off duty [0] http://bit.ly/piBQcK
  • Baltimore Co MD police lieutenant & wife charged w/trespassing after trying to forcibly take their dog from a shelter w/o paperwork [0] http://bit.ly/pCqV02

Sorry it was a light day today, I’m still suffering from the lack of sleep I had yesterday and I passed out in my hotel room bed twice while trying to look up reports and write today’s report. Fortunately I leave this afternoon and hopefully things will return to normal then.

In the meantime, if you see reports you think we missed over these past couple days, do let us know so we can add them in to the reports. Thanks!

Stay safe out there!

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 07-09-11 to 07-10-11

Due to travel and work over the weekend I wasn’t able to track reports too well. Hopefully I’ll have some time to catch the reports I missed and pull them into Monday’s report.

With that said, here are the 6 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of July 9-10, 2011:

  • 2 Baton Rouge LA cops are shown on video repeatedly slamming a cuffed man on the hood of a cruiser after that man declared he wanted to file report. [3] http://bit.ly/q7QjXF
  • A Manheim PA cop was arrested on corruption of a minor charges on allegations of inappropriate contact with a teen girl over a period of 4 years. [0] http://bit.ly/qygwii
  • Adrian Twp MI police chief left dept under allegations of unprofessional conduct, but officials won’t say if he was fired or resigned. [2] http://bit.ly/qNfCrH
  • 1 of 17 Denver CO cops on a Brady list for dishonesty, criminal records or disciplinary issues. However it appears that this info is not well shared with defendants and their lawyers. [3] http://bit.ly/qamxka
  • Detroit MI cop rescued from burning car by good Samaritan is suspended after testing positive for alcohol & drug use in that crash. [1] http://bit.ly/pTdQpy
  • Marinette WI cop cited for drunk driving after colliding with another motorcyclist while off duty a day after that town’s mayor got a DUI as well. [0] http://bit.ly/nDmaYQ

Again, sorry for the lag on the news feed, I didn’t sleep for about 38 hours yesterday and it was non-stop work from the moment I arrived in LA until I finally made it to the hotel they put me up in Korea town, where I appear to be the token non-Korean today. It doesn’t help that I haven’t had time to eat either. Didn’t wake up till now, hence why I’m finally writing this weekend’s report.

The next few days will be hectic for me, but I’ll try to keep the feed going as best I can.

Stay safe out there.

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-08-11

Here are the 19 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, July 8, 2011:

  • 3 Humphreys Co TN deputies & 2 Waverly TN cops investigated over dashcam video purportedly showing them strip, taser & beat man for 14mins [2] http://bit.ly/qeFRtA
  • Pennsylvania settles suit for $50k to man claiming 2 troopers beat him at barracks after he called 911 for ambulance [3] http://bit.ly/nXuIXL
  • Jefferson Co AR p/t deputy working for judge sued alleging he beat a shackled juvenile over a comment [3] http://bit.ly/oRqX9g
  • Maricopa Co AZ settles racial profiling suit for $200k to father & son ziptied for 3hrs during immigration raid [0] http://bit.ly/pB6Gx5

  • Seattle WA cop charged w/assault for stomping on cuffed man’s head on video after cop’s drunken altercation at bar [0] http://bit.ly/nTrpeE

  • Inkster MI drunk off-duty cop may face suit but no discipline for beating man who followed him to report him for DUI[3] http://bit.ly/rrgSqk
  • Norfolk VA cop gets suspended sentence & community service for killing bicyclist in on-duty crash [0] http://bit.ly/oL9L0S
  • Peel ON Regional police face suit by woman mauled by police dog on nature trail by cops looking for suspects [2] http://bit.ly/qgwk1M
  • 2 West Reading PA police sergeants under investigation that they tasered fellow officers & other people on video for fun [0] http://bit.ly/qQ9ACz
  • Norton KS cop to face trial on 2 counts rape, aggravated rape & aggravated sodomy involving 2 women at his home [0] http://bit.ly/nVn29c
  • Fort Wayne IN cop investigated for entering business w/o warrant & arresting business owner w/o charges [0] bit.ly/p8cKfm
  • 6 Atlanta GA cops fired, 9 disciplined & 1 allowed to retire for roles in Atlanta Eagle gay bar raid & cover up [0] http://bit.ly/o253gS
  • East Haven CT cop on leave while investigated for allegedly waiting outside business & asking all Hispanic workers for immigration papers [0] http://bit.ly/p5Mp3T
  • Muscatine IA cop sentenced to 5yrs on drug & theft charges for cash missing from evidence & drugs found in car [0] http://bit.ly/qzoWK6
  • St Cloud FL cop resigns after arrested on stalking charges for series of texts & calls to estranged wife [0] http://bit.ly/plY24i
  • Raleigh NC cop, ex-union pres, fired after probe into unspecified sexual misconduct involving 2 other now-former cops [1] http://bit.ly/q4fX0y
  • Orleans Parish LA deputy arrested for allegedly smuggling “synthetic pot” & tobacco into jail [0] http://bit.ly/pQxYJu
  • 4 Waterloo ON cops disciplined after admitting to roles in drug scandal that involved drug use at cop parties [0] http://bit.ly/r4XRIx
  • Las Vegas NV police detective arrested on DUI & criminal endangerment charges after high-speed crash in Montana [2] http://bit.ly/r7Ja7e

As I mentioned before, I will be traveling this weekend to a big tech conference in Los Angeles at my employer’s behest so the news feed and daily reports may be delayed a bit but I anticipate the trip shouldn’t cause too many problems as long as I’m still allowed to fly. The trip comes at a sort of bad time because I can’t really afford much of the associated expenses due to the short week since I don’t get paid for holidays. While donations would help and are always appreciated, I’m trying not to ask or press for any since I really hate doing that.

That’s it for today, wish me luck and stay safe out there.

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-07-11

Here are the 20 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, July 7, 2011:

  • Salt Lake City UT cop may face charges after prosecutor says shooting of juvenile car theft suspect not justified [0] http://bit.ly/mYnmds
  • Paterson NJ set to settle suit for $710k to woman claiming a cop ruled unfit for duty sexual assaulted her in cell [0] http://bit.ly/oMkLho
  • Daytona Beach Shores FL loses suit for $200k to strippers & bartenders strip searched by male cops during raid [0] http://bit.ly/qfcNXc
  • Philadelphia PA cop w/history of false arrests & excessive force sued by man claiming she falsely arrested him [3] http://bit.ly/q55BEj
  • Boston MA cop reinstated after fired for infamous ’99 beating now faces firing for excessive force & lying about it [0] http://bo.st/o0GvCg
  • Liberty Co TX sheriff’s Capt sentenced to 1yr after convicted on federal firearms & mail fraud charges [0] http://bit.ly/nj6dK7
  • Tennessee state trooper convicted for official misconduct & delivery of drugs to informant posing as prostitute [0] http://bit.ly/qFJyzd
  • Major Co OK deputy arrested on stalking, computer crimes & child porn charges after protection order violation [0] http://bit.ly/oEJICn
  • Albany OR cop takes reduced charge plea deal during trial for sexually abusing another man at a party [0] bit.ly/pFuXLv
  • Boca Raton FL cop suspended 84hrs for porn on work computer, disciplined earlier for taking pics of his genitals [0] http://bit.ly/nICCIm
  • Mishawaka IN cop suspended on allegations that he had sex while on duty approx 16 times within one month [0] http://bit.ly/nU8ZBh
  • RCMP (Island District MB) cop investigated after leaving 10mo-old police dog in cruiser while boating on day off [0] http://bit.ly/p2MhUr
  • New Haven CT cop sentenced to 2yrs for hit&run motorcycle crash that left 14yr-old girl badly injured [0] http://bit.ly/raNOZA
  • Dallas TX cop arrested on DV & child endangerment charges for allegedly hitting girlfriend while she held baby [0] http://dallasne.ws/nY9R4d
  • NFTA NY police officer arrested on allegations he sent explicit image of self to a minor in attempt to solicit sex [0] http://bit.ly/r5qUbO
  • Brookneal VA police chief sentenced to probation after convicted of grand larceny resulting from undercover sting [0] http://bit.ly/qA9lxH
  • Osawatomie KS police sgt resigns before arrested on theft, evidence tampering & unlawful use of dept credit card [0] http://bit.ly/pRs7jc
  • Findlay OH cop pleads to unauth use of police database & attempted ID fraud by posing as his stepdaughters online [0] http://bit.ly/oF2JLB
  • Oklahoma City OK cop arrested on 3 felony & 10 misd charges for allegedly taking pay for hours not worked [0] http://bit.ly/nD6fRQ
  • Delta CO cop resigns after charged w/leaving the scene of a single car accident & careless driving [0] http://bit.ly/qOXMqa

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-06-11

Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, July 6, 2011:

     
  • Ferndale MI police sued by wife of unarmed man fatally shot by cop on dashcam during a car chase. While the officer was cleared by claiming self defense, the video shows nobody was in the path of the man’s car as he tried to back away from police when shot. The officer was fired, but police say it was for other issues. [3] http://bit.ly/n5d6hQ
     
  • At least 10 Chicago IL cops are the subject of a suit alleging they stood by and watched as at least one officer assaulted a man then falsely arrested him because he complained about their use of force against his neighbors. Portions of the incident were captured on video. [5] http://trib.in/oXvvga
  • Orange Co CA settles suit for $2.1mil to family of mentally ill man who died while he was being restrained by deputies in jail after he was tasered. Apparently he had a psychotic episode while being denied medication. [0] http://bit.ly/ozAhcW
  • Lyon Co NV sheriff’s dept accused of covering up racially-motivated assault on Native American family by a group of neo-nazis that included the son of a retired deputy. They are accused of going so far as to arrest the family and denying them medical care in jail while ignoring Facebook posts by the assailants that brag about the brutal beating. The incident is currently the subject of a federal investigation. [5] http://yhoo.it/oRBNNp
  • 2 New York NY cops were caught on camera filmed shoving, cursing and arguing with each other after one of the officers objected to how the other officer was handling a handcuffed man. However, the video doesn’t catch what the officer did that led to the objection. Apparently the video came from copblock but since nobody notified me about it I had to post the link to where I found it, but the video isn’t shareable. [3] http://bit.ly/qU52QK
  • Clayton Co GA deputy fired for helping school administrators strip search a 12yr-old for drugs in front of other students including one that said he had drugs but then recanted before the search. The boy had no drugs or anything illegal on him. [1] http://bit.ly/qRUxD2
  • Greenville TX police bloodhound dies after left in back of cruiser. The officer who left him there is on paid leave but not as discipline, but to grieve according to police officials. [1] http://cbsloc.al/nIy5wJ
  • Ohio County KY deputy suspended while investigated on allegations that he beat an injured dog to death with a hoe after road workers called police when it was hit by a car. The same workers say they witnessed another dog injured by a car after that incident and took the dog to a vet instead. [0] http://bit.ly/pWFkJo
  • Quartzsite AZ police are shown on video removing a woman from a public meeting while the chief ignores the mayor who is ordering him to stop because the woman had the floor. [3] http://bit.ly/qWsxAn
  • Sunland Park NM cop arrested on allegations that he beat, bit, sexually abused & threatened to kill his girlfriend [0] http://bit.ly/ruIjer
  • Miami County MO deputy suspended after arrested on aggravated indecent liberties w/a child allegations but he hasn’t been charged yet [1] http://bit.ly/mSXqyg
  • Doña Ana Co NM deputies are the subject of a legal claim for detaining a 66yr-old & his 8yr-old grandson at gunpoint on private property because they had bb guns in the car while hunting. [0] http://bit.ly/pcrj3i
  • Denver CO cop fired for using non-standard military tracer ammo that injured bystander in shooting incident [0] http://bit.ly/p42aqK
  • 2 Tampa FL cops suspended 1wk & another reprimanded for horseplay leading to gunshot that hit cop w/o injury [0] http://bit.ly/qPgpQs
  • Mount Vernon NY police hire ex-Sleepy Hollow cop who took deal to resign while facing 2 excessive force lawsuits [0] http://bit.ly/oEPMzP
  • Fullerton CA cop sentenced to 180days community work release in plea to embezzlement & fraudulent use of dept card [0] http://bit.ly/nROEMN
  • New Mexico state trooper arrested by fellow trooper on off-duty aggravated drunk driving & open container charges. Apparently the officer had a small child in the car at the time of the arrest. [0] http://bit.ly/nqLnaZ
  • New Orleans LA cop suspended w/o pay after arrested on off-duty drunk driving charge [0] http://bit.ly/qqYPCB

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-05-11

Here are the 15 14 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, July 5, 2011:

     
  • 3 New Haven CT cops caught on video repeatedly kicking, punching & beating man in street, wasn’t resisting [3] http://bit.ly/nj00Kd
  • Porterville CA sued by family of man fatally shot by cops in his home after stopped on bicycle for code violations [3] http://bit.ly/j2VUYw
  • Fort Collins CO cop accused of shoving man to ground on video as EMTs work to stabilize his neck after crash [3] http://bit.ly/ouVv3v
  • Oneonta NY police sued by man claiming cops beat him & denied med care for wanting to complain about traffic stop [3] http://bit.ly/qANkOK
  • 2 Dansville NY cops subject of suit alleging excessive force against 4 people, one cop subject of another claim [3] http://bit.ly/ohxAY1
  • Warren OH police sued claiming cops used excessive force when they arrested man on stand-alone resisting charge [3] http://bit.ly/nzQqTO (NOTE: A more detailed report from a different source indicates he was allegedly arrested for setting off fireworks after cops gave him a number of warnings and chances to light off his last bunch and get out of the street. He allegedly ignored them and was arrested, but the reports do not indicate at what point he was tasered or why… until there’s more info on this one, I’m removing it from the database.)
  • China Grove TX cop accused of failing to register as sex offender for 1991 indecency w/7yr-old child conviction [2] http://bit.ly/qUmyIl
  • Great Falls MT found liable in suit for having undercover cop throw woman out of public meeting & detain her [0] http://bit.ly/p7ZDfe
  • Socorro TX police sued by ex-police lieutenant claiming he was fired in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment [3] http://bit.ly/jtw2GW
  • Terrell Co GA sheriff accused of harassing venue w/roadblocks outside 3 concerts despite no DUI arrests so far [3] http://bit.ly/pNQu6Q
  • 4th Baltimore MD cop of 17 charged in tow scandal pleads guilty to extortion charges, 2 others may plead soon [0] http://bsun.md/n3f3d2
  • Lethbridge AB cop demoted after admitting to using police database to spy on ex-girlfriend & her friends [0] http://bit.ly/pfI0YB
  • 2 Ottawa ON cops didn’t have right to search home just because it was unlocked rules judge dropping drug case [0] http://bit.ly/qkrLTz
  • Miami Beach FL fires 2 cops after possible alcohol-induced on-duty ATV joyride crash injured 3 people [0] http://bit.ly/q06Qpx
  • Mankato MN cop sentenced to probation & must pay restitution after pleading guilty in strange hit&run case [1] http://bit.ly/ktlAwx

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 07-02-11 to 07-04-11

Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Independence Day weekend of July 2 through July 4, 2011:

  • Los Angeles County CA makes a tentative $500k settlement offer to the family of a teen who was fatally shot by a deputy in an incident where two different videos contradicted his version of events at two different points. [0] http://lat.ms/kX0h1o
  • Moreno Valley CA & Riverside Co CA lose a wrongful arrest and excessive force lawsuit for $325k to a man claiming he was beaten into unconsciousness  during a racial profiling traffic stop [3] http://bit.ly/izM19q
  • 10-12 New York NY cops are accused of excessive force for allegedly beating a man & macing an entire family over what started as a littering citation [3] http://bit.ly/mrfA6m
  • Chattanooga TN Housing Authority settles suit on unspecified terms to a woman claiming a cop slapped her for calling 911 on him when she witnessed a rough encounter between the officer and a teen. [3] http://bit.ly/iBDwlL
  • Parker FL police are being sued by a man claiming a cop who shouldn’t have been hired after he was fired from his previous deputy job for lying to judge had falsely arrested him on three different occasions. [3] http://bit.ly/kKOAna
  • A Miami Beach FL cop is accused of drinking on duty with another cop before he injured three people when he ran into a couple while joyriding on a departmental ATV with a female passenger. Recent reports citing interviews with witnesses indicate he begged people not to report him before he fled the scene without checking on the injured victims. [0] http://bit.ly/mzOsl6
  • Memphis TN cop was arrested on aggravated assault charges for allegedly pointing gun at her husband’s face during a domestic dispute [0] http://bit.ly/jYkGoV
  • Another Memphis TN cop was also arrested on aggravated assault charges for allegedly pulling her gun during an off duty road rage incident [0] http://bit.ly/m8Hqwl
  • Greenwich Twp NJ cop sues that department claiming he was fired for investigating the possible cover up of a Pohatcong cop’s DUI accident [4] http://bit.ly/mIoiXt
  • Monterey County CA sheriff is sued by an ex-deputy claiming retaliation & obstruction involving that sheriff’s son’s drug arrest [3] http://bit.ly/jKQBBW
  • Oregon state trooper has harassment charges dismissed in a settlement agreement by paying $11,500 to victim [0] http://bit.ly/kOD4eb
  • Boynton Beach FL cop arrested by feds on methamphetamine trafficking charges involving “large amount of drugs” [0] http://bit.ly/mDYiAD
  • 3 San Diego CA sex crimes unit detectives accused of sexual harassment & retaliation against female cops [3] http://bit.ly/mBYAte
  • New Orleans LA police cmdr reassigned while investigated over alleged unspecified racially inappropriate orders [2] http://bit.ly/leP7QI
  • Austin TX cop was arrested for boating while intoxicated after his passenger allegedly broke into a home to make a sandwich when the homeowner called police to report it. [0] http://bit.ly/ihTP1I
  • Philadelphia PA cop pleads guilty to drunk driving charge in a crash that crushed a trooper’s legs between 2 cars [0] http://cbsloc.al/mUhhxX
  • South Carolina state trooper gets time served in a guilty plea to a driving while intoxicated charge [0] http://bit.ly/mLKXBH
  • Los Angeles CA police department’s “conditional official reprimand” policy that replaces disciplinary actions with warnings is drawing criticism because officers aren’t being disciplined regularly even after their first free pass warning. [0] http://lat.ms/jbGDqV

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-01-11

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

  • Portsmouth VA is being sued by the family of a man they claim was stumbling drunk and unarmed when he was fatally shot 11x by cop claiming he lunged [3] http://bit.ly/kYBMeE
  • A Salinas CA cop pleads no contest to molesting a 12yr-old girl but only faces probation or a possible 1yr sentence [0] http://bit.ly/kbEx6j
  • Nebraska City NE cop charged w/misdemeanor assault & official oppression for tackling a man who flipped him off at an event he was working a uniformed security detail for. [0] http://bit.ly/iDh8Gf
  • Knoxville TN cop gets probation in plea for attempted sexual exploitation of minors which was a reduced charge for having child porn. He and another officer pled to reduced charges of supplying alcohol to minors that they enticed into stripping for them. [0] http://bit.ly/l5VZyP
  • Lawrence Co KY sued by man accidentally shot by deputy while unarmed & compliant during drug warrant traffic stop [0] http://bit.ly/lrHRxP
  • Henderson KY police sued by man claiming cops entered home w/o warrant & unleashed dog on him in search of a suspect who apparently wasn’t him. [3] http://bit.ly/l7i3sd
  • 2 NC state troopers investigated for allegedly falsely detaining and mistreating a woman on a DUI charge, though she tested at 0.0 BAC. They are then accused of orchestrating a false traffic stop against her husband. [3] http://bit.ly/kODDmK
  • The Opa Locka FL police department is the subject of a state probe after several cops filed a whistleblower suit. Among the allegations being investigated are that officers would offer to release suspects in exchange for sex. [3] http://bit.ly/kGdWSi
  • West Virginia state police sued by woman arrested at home after she returned cash stolen by daughter’s boyfriend [1] http://bit.ly/iiPg6b
  • Cripple Creek CO police have fired a dispatcher who was tasered by a cop who was playing around w/his taser… apparently because he talked to press [5] http://bit.ly/jA7aiq
  • Savannah-Chatham GA cop facing fed charges for selling drugs stolen from dealers is fired… for being in rap video [0] http://bit.ly/j7Lkas
  • Orange Co FL deputy reassigned pending termination after ruled at fault in crash killing 91yr-old on way to church [0] http://bit.ly/k6yDnm
  • Orange Co CA deputy sentenced to 32mo prison for DUI crash injuring 78yr-old, showed up to 1st sentencing drunk [0] http://bit.ly/iyjIhv
  • A Carbondale IL cop was convicted of robbing a bank. He claimed that he was threatened into doing it by a drug dealing neighbor but the jury apparently didn’t buy it. [0] http://bit.ly/jW1zmN
  • Baltimore MD 3rd of 17 cops pleads guilty in extortion towing scheme that may result in more cops charged [0] http://bsun.md/iFa60Q
  • Austin TX cop suspended 10 days after apparent fight in Target parking lot resulting in his arrest, although charges against him were eventually dismissed [3] http://bit.ly/m4ryrc
  • Portland OR cop appears to have violated safeguards when he accidentally shot man w/live rounds from a beanbag shotgun. The procedures to follow when an officer is assigned one of these weapons should have prevented the accident. [0] http://bit.ly/luTpy2
  • South Bend IN settles suit for $12k to man detained while car searched & damaged w/o warrant at traffic stop [3] http://bit.ly/izAxmI
  • 3 Delaware state troopers fined for falsifying overtime records, all were able to retire prior to conviction [0] http://bit.ly/l45hs7

As loyal readers know, weekends tend to be slow news cycles and holiday weekends are especially slow. So this weekend report will be released Monday night and will include Monday’s reports as well. It won’t be much of a holiday for me though as I’ll be managing the feed as always in addition to using the time to try and catch up on some project related tasks I’m very far behind with.

Also, while I hate to do it and I’ve been holding off on asking in the hope something else would happen, it looks like I have to ask for donations to help us get through this next week. If you haven’t donated yet and find our project useful, please consider making a donation through the link at the top of our webpage if you can.

Thanks, and have a safe 4th of July weekend.

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-30-11

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, June 30, 2011:

  • A Detroit MI gang cop is on admin duty while investigated over an excessive force incident that was captured on surveillance video which helped spark a civil rights lawsuit. [3] http://bit.ly/lRPoz8
  • About 20 Dayton OH police officers are the subject of a lawsuit alleging that they responded to a call from an officer who beat, tasered & peppersprayed a mentally challenged teen after mistaking his speech impediment for being disrespectful and chasing him to his mother’s home where he sought help with communicating with the officer. I wanted to wait and see if the police would have a comment on this one in the media but it looks unlikely since the story broke over a day ago. [3] http://bit.ly/m8piCw
  • An Everett WA cop has been fired for policy violations related to the fatal shooting of an unarmed man 2 years ago. The officer was acquitted of murder charges in a strange jury decision last year. [0] http://bit.ly/kolgEE
  • Havertown PA is being sued by a woman claiming a town official conspired with cops to have her falsely arrested & mistreated in custody over a neighborhood dispute they had. [3] http://bit.ly/lf91YH
  • A Harris County TX deputy was convicted of sexual assault on child under 14 but still faces indecency with a child charges involving an underage jail inmate. [0] http://bit.ly/ik3pLx
  • A Miami-Dade FL cop was convicted on several sexual abuse of a child between 12-16 charges that involved his daughter. [0] http://bit.ly/lwZinU
  • Washington DC police sued by ACLU on behalf of photog student detained for taking photos of traffic stop [3] http://bit.ly/jlFdFg
  • St Petersburg FL cop resigns in lieu of firing for stealing from suspects wallets after he was caught doing so by his ride-along trainee [0] http://bit.ly/j9qVoz
  • Dallas TX police officer arrested on misdemeanor interfering w/emergency call & DV-related assault charges [0] http://dallasne.ws/l1nTPU
  • Los Angeles CA cop pleads no contest to workers compensation fraud charge for altering doctor note, gets probation [0] http://lat.ms/mHziFj
  • Michigan State trooper still on job & hasn’t been charged after arrested Jan 1 in DUI crash that injured 2 [3] http://bit.ly/kW1q1E
  • N Muskegon MI cop who also works at Roosevelt Park MI charged w/DUI after running stop & hitting house [0] http://bit.ly/kx7aIS
  • Rogers AR police forced by civil service board to rehire cop fired for sexual harassment of dispatcher [0] http://bit.ly/mCpSKh
  • Cleveland OH police officer charged on allegations he ran an illegal check cashing business & hiding transactions [0] http://bit.ly/kRPLic
  • New Orleans LA cop arrested after flashing badge while trying to pick up undercover cop posing as prostitute [0] http://bit.ly/lFMFOu

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

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