National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-24-12

Here are the 25 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, February 24,2012:

  • Hamilton MA police sgt critically injured a Beverly MA cop when he shot him several times then he fatally shot self as police closed in on him. [0] wapo.st/xdENj0
  • Hamilton ON cop with history of excessive force cases is being investigated for fatally shooting a man who was driving a van. [0] bit.ly/zK1ycy
  • Oakland CA pays $43k to settle a lawsuit by a man claiming cops beat him w/batons & maced him on a false stand-alone resisting charge [0] bit.ly/zivXmH
  • Aransas Pass TX police are being sued by the family of a man still in a coma after cops allegedly beat him. The police say he fell when they stopped him for riding a bicycle while intoxicated. [3] bit.ly/xP94Ly
  • Noth Chicago IL cop suspended for unspecified period of time as discipline for hitting a man in custody on video [2] trib.in/zhJEZU
  • Powder Springs GA cop gets reprimand for tasering man pulled over for a malfuncitoning license light on video [0] bit.ly/xdiBfO
  • RCMP officer faces assault w/bodily harm charges after accused of excessive force on a detainee in April 2011 [2] bit.ly/zqvx4b
  • RCMP officer convicted of assaulting & forcibly confining a teen while investigating a noise complaint [0] bit.ly/xRviwO
  • Harris Co TX deputy was fired and indicted on improper sexual activity with a person in custody charge [0] bit.ly/xAjOpu
  • New York NY cop investigated for alleged sexual assault while he & 3 others were allegedly drinking on duty [1] nyti.ms/zzJRsD
  • Clive IA police lieutenant charged w/assault with intent to commit sexual abuse after investigation into complaint [1] bit.ly/wNKF46
  • New Hanover Co NC deputy charged with 15 felony counts of allegedly sexually assaulting & abusing his 2 children [0] bit.ly/zoSZOO (Report removed after updated information revealed he wasn’t an officer at the time of the alleged incidents. We restrict tracking to incidents that occur when an officer is currently employed as a certified or sworn officer.)
  • Marion Co IN deputy fired after child protection services finds his children living in filth when 1 found wandering [0] bit.ly/zFFVVm
  • New York NY cop sued for detaining woman & having her drugged, straightjacketed & hospitalized for being tipsy [3] bit.ly/z82d2M
  • Waterloo ON police detain man in cuffs at school & strip search him after daughter draws pic of him holding toy gun [0] bit.ly/yqOZCn
  • Worcester MA police sued by man alleging he was held 73 days on false charges contradicted by video [3] bit.ly/vZ8pif
  • 4 Patton Village TX cops indicted along w/3 cops from other agencies & other officials on corruption charges [0] bit.ly/A3vdiM
  • East St Louis IL police officer faces theft charges after caught stealing Rolex in federal sting operation [0] bit.ly/z0ygHJ
  • Lawrence KY cop fired and another still suspended for allegedly fixing tickets in exchange for sports tickets [0] bit.ly/AkJvEW
  • 104 Minnesota police officers in 18 agencies under investigation as ex-cop sues them for accessing her driver info just to look at her picture. [0] bit.ly/wSuOoN
  • 2 Bunnell FL cops, husband & wife, get probation in plea deals for theft and drug possession charges [0] bit.ly/xo8yYg
  • Somerset Borough PA cop arrested for allegedly taking bribe in exchange for not filing charges against suspect [0] http://bit.ly/A2RoqF
  • Pinal Co AZ sheriff’s dept under federal investigation for alleged illegal political activity by employees [0] bit.ly/zHQ2iH
  • Alice TX cop & clerk on leave while investigated for treating traffic citation in an unspecified “irregular manner” [2] bit.ly/x3wbDn
  • New York NY cop faces disciplinary action after photgraphed sleeping on train while armed and in uniform [0] nydn.us/yiCob4

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-23-12

Here are the 13 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, February 23, 2012:

  • Philadelphia PA cop convicted of 1st degree murder for shooting neighbor to death, manditory life sentence [0] bit.ly/zmBKVo
  • Toronto ON police officer charged w/murder over fatal shooting incident during raid 2 years ago [0] bit.ly/wm3AV3
  • Lincoln AR cop investigated by special prosecutor for shooting teen he claims had a knife that cops couldn’t find [0] bit.ly/AiO5BA
  • Joliet IL cop fired after investigators review video of him beating woman while responding to domestic dispute [0] bit.ly/yklY4V
  • Oakland CA pays $43k to settle suit to man claiming cops beat him w/batons & maced him on false resisting charge [0] bit.ly/zivXmH
  • RCMP officer convicted of assault & forcible confinement on a teen while he was investigating a noise complaint [0] bit.ly/xRviwO
  • RCMP officer faces assault w/bodily harm charges after accused of excessive force on a detainee in April 2011 [2] http://bit.ly/zqvx4b
  • New York NY cop sued for detaining woman & having her drugged, straightjacketed & forcibly hospitalized simply for being tipsy even though she wasn’t causing a disturbance. [3] bit.ly/z82d2M
  • New York NY police sued by cop claiming quota system so stressful that cops are turning on each other and that he suffered retaliation for speaking out against it. [4] nyp.st/zbbd9r
  • Massachusetts state trooper arrested on domestic assault & battery charges by fellow troopers after wife calls 911 [0] bo.st/xd1Clr
  • South Salt Lake UT cop investigated for allegedly filing false stolen car reports for questionable car salesman [1] bit.ly/yIth0G
  • Orangeburg SC police capt charged w/grand larceny for allegedly stealing 8 firearms from police armory [0] bit.ly/xpILZu
  • Bremerton WA now-retired cop sentenced to 2yrs in prison for illegal gun sales & false tax returns [0] bit.ly/zrJJsZ

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-22-12

Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, February 22, 2012:

  • UC Davis CA sued by students & alumni alleging civil rights violations involving an infamous videotaped pepperspray incident. [0] http://lat.ms/zcYt58
  • Santa Clara NM cop arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual penetration of a 13yr-old boy and related charges [0] bit.ly/w9Gdse
  • 2 Wrightsville Beach NC cops demoted & 1 fired for “performance issues” but alleged victims claim brutality & abuse [3] bit.ly/zv2Pca
  • Eagle Co CO jury rules man had right to resist deputies deploying electrified shield & tasers over what he claimed was just jail cell singing [0] bit.ly/wEAhnz
  • 3 Forest Grove OR cops sued alleging they illegally stopped and searched 2 women based on crime that didn’t happen [3] bit.ly/xEIksK
  • Rutland VT police to pay $30k to man in racial discrimination case over detainment & fruitless strip search [0] bit.ly/yRxlj4
  • Jackson Co MI settles suit for $40k to college student detained on mental hold for anger over racial harassment [3] bit.ly/ync92w
  • 3 Bucks Co PA deputies fired for failing to report 4th deputy under investigation for assaulting cuffed suspect [0] bit.ly/yrFQXG
  • Spokane WA cop is going to win a settlement of almost $300,000 in back pay and will be rehired after he was fired for a hit and run accident while he was intoxicated, all because he argued that the crash was due to his medical disability… alcoholism. This settlement comes merely a month after the mayor promised to restore the city’s faith in their police department again after a number of high-profile misconduct cases. [0] bit.ly/wh0XkK
  • Escambia Co FL deputy fired after arrested on assaulting an officer & other charges when he refused to leave bar [0] bit.ly/wvsWz1
  • New Orleans LA cop arrested for violating state law by having a gun while drunk in bar after involved in bar fight [1] bit.ly/wNk4Hk
  • Pinckneyville IL cop suspended while investigated on allegations he tried to cover up mayor’s son’s DUI accident [0] bit.ly/wsgf6K
  • Volusia Co FL sheriff’s lieutenant demoted for having coworkers help him cheat on college coursework [0] thesent.nl/wUYlan
  • Deer Park TX cop suspended after charged w/misd theft for stealing drinks & lunches from fellow cops in dept fridge [0] bit.ly/ywav1Z

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-21-12

My apologies for the slow news feed today, a busy day at work combined with me not feeling well again made it difficult to track reports. Hopefully we’ll catch up with any we missed tomorrow.

With that said, here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, February 21, 2012:

  • New York NY jury awards ex-playmate $1.2mil after cops injured her in arrest based on crazy cabby’s false claims [3] nyp.st/AyMG75
  • New York NY police sued by pregnant woman claiming cops illegally strip searched her & falsely arrested her [3] bit.ly/xzgelm
  • New London CT cop resigns while under investigation by state police on allegations he planted drugs on suspect [1] bit.ly/yVxIUc
  • Lake Co MT sheriff & 3 deputies subject of suit by fellow officers alleging civil rights abuses & corruption [3] bit.ly/AoVvlg
  • Geneva AL police officer charged w/felony perjury involving alleged false testimony about death of police dog [0] bit.ly/wr52Rp
  • 3 Jackson MS cops arrested on allegations they accepted bribes to protect drug transactions in sting operation [0] bit.ly/zPF1OJ
  • Greenwich CT cop arrested on stalking & harassment charges involving woman he used to date [1] bit.ly/yMqr3q
  • South Tucson AZ cop cited on drunk driving charge after hitting parked car while on duty [0] bit.ly/zIKBL9
  • Shelby Co TN deputy in homeland security unit arrested on drunk driving charge in County vehicle while off duty [0] http://bit.ly/yGFkQG
  • New York NY police sgt suspended after arrested on drunk driving charges when he crashed into a parked car [0] nydn.us/AxhOzW
  • Madison AL police officer charged with drunk driving after single car accident while off duty [0] bit.ly/AoVUTX

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-20-12

A couple things before I start today…

First, I just found out that the person who inspired me to create this site has retired his amazing Simple Justice blog. I know it will be sorely missed not just by me, but by many many people out there. Yet I’m sure that he’ll keep doing great things out there even if he’s not sharing it with us anymore. Please wish him luck for me.

Next, I’m sure there aren’t too many people who read this site who aren’t aware of long-time photography rights journalist Carlos Miller of Photography is not a Crime fame. But in case you’re not I wanted to mention that he is trying to raise funds for his upcoming legal battle against the Miami-Dade Florida police department from when he was arrested for videotaping police. You can either give him a straight donation or buy some great lens cloths and give to the cause at the same time.

With that said, here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, February 20, 2012:

  • 6 St Martinville LA cops investigated for allegedly picking teen up by hair & beating him for dancing in public [3] bit.ly/wt42XV
  • Orlando FL police use of K9 that left man’s leg deformed ruled gratuitous & sadistic by 11th Circuit Court [3] sunsent.nl/waITA0
  • 2 Tacoma WA cops sued alleging excessive force when they broke man’s arm & shoulder as they dragged him out of car [3] bit.ly/y9Nj18
  • Bono AR cop suspended while investigated on allegations that he sexually assaulted man at his home [0] bit.ly/wYJEhH
  • Poughkeepsie NY news study of 19 area police dept finds blacks tasered disproportionately more often than whites [0] pojonews.co/zaBS3L
  • Poughkeepsie NY news study of 19 area police dept finds officers deviate from taser guidelines in 1/5 of cases [0] pojonews.co/whyJfE
  • Minocqua WI cop suspended after arrest on multiple charges involving dangerous weapon in domestic incident [1] bit.ly/wd38Az
  • Sanoma Co CA prosecutors ask judge to issue court order removing Santa Rosa CA police brutality video from internet [5] bit.ly/ynMuZ0
  • Trumann AR police chief on paid leave while investigated over unspecified misconduct allegations [1] bit.ly/w6VCNl
  • Peel ON cop charged w/theft and breach of trust following internal investigation involving lost & found property [1] bit.ly/xtOdJS
  • Orleans Parish LA deputy charged w/obstruction & harboring a fugitive, allegedly hid female suspect from deputies [0] bit.ly/xe46zF
  • West New York NJ cop suspended 30 days for unauthorized use of police database to look up person’s info [0] bit.ly/xAJZrh
  • Windham ME police dept subject of sexual harassment & retaliation complaint filed with Maine HRC by ex-cop [3] http://bit.ly/xCa8C9
  • Halifax NS cop arrested on drunk driving charge after police received tip about impaired driver [0] bit.ly/zk8uo3

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 02-18-12 to 02-19-12

Here are the 17 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of February 18-19, 2012:

  • Tennessee prosecutors have dismissed 95 cases involving a trooper who is being sued and was fired for letting a man he chased burn to death in a car crash. [0] tnne.ws/yxUNfs
  • Trenton NJ settled an excessive force lawsuit for $350k to a man who suffered permanent brain damage when a cop hit him in head with his flashlight while responding to a domestic disturbance call. [0] bit.ly/zytgMx
  • Wilcox Co GA sheriff was indicted on 14 counts for taking part in an assault on 2 inmates along with his son, a jailer & another inmate. [3] bit.ly/yXEpSA
  • Desert Hot Springs CA cop was convicted on excessive force civil rights charges for unecessarily pepperspraying one detainee and then tasering another cuffed detainee in separate incidents. [0] lat.ms/zphWKE
  • San Diego CA police are being sued by the victim of a cop recently convicted on sexual battery charges. She claims the department encouraged his actions by protecting him from previous allegations. [3] bit.ly/zkALAr
  • Sidney OH cop was rehired on a union appeal after he was fired for sending a text message threatening to kill a county sheriff. [0] bit.ly/Ai89BV
  • Maricopa Co AZ deputy investigated for unspecified conduct that dismissed 2 cases, details about what he did that caused prosecutors to drop these cases are being kept a secret thanks to a new state law that keeps details about police misconduct a secret until the officers involved have exhausted each and every appeal process, which can take years and can often result in cover ups by departments not eager to let the public know about misdeeds. [4] bit.ly/xG9k2X
  • Spartanburg Co SC deputy accidentally shoots a fellow deputy’s wife while teaching a concealed weapons permit class. He apparently didn’t check to see if a round was chambered when he was showing one attendee how to handle her firearm. [0] bit.ly/yJZRKT
  • Pittsburgh PA police allegedly found crack cocaine & marijuana in a car belonging to a cop recently arrested for trying to sexually assault women under color of law. [0] bit.ly/wufL2p
  • Honolulu HI police sgt was arrested on drunk driving & negligent injury charges after hitting a pedestrian with his cruiser, though police refused to say if he was on duty at the time. [1] bit.ly/wOolue
  • Waterloo ON regional police have settled a lawsuit for $5k to a lawyer claiming he was illegally detained & searched by police. [0] bit.ly/yBirTl
  • 2 Lawrence KS cops have been suspended while investigated for allegedly fixing traffic tickets in exchange for college sports tickets [0] bit.ly/zlluV0
  • Pinal Co AZ sheriff was forced to admit he was gay and resign from his role in a presidential campaign by allegations that he threatened his ex-boyfriend with deportation if he revealed their relationship. [4] bit.ly/zBHo7D
  • Brooks Co TX sheriff under investigation after audit identifies questionable spending of forfeiture funds [1] http://bit.ly/zGnyun
  • Platteville CO police sgt under investigation on timesheet fraud allegations, chief recently pled guilty to theft [1] on9news.tv/yWyG9U
  • Los Angeles Co CA sheriff admits to breaking state campaign law w/uniformed ad, no plans to discipline self [0] bit.ly/w78Vmi
  • DeKalb Co GA cop arrested on drunk driving charge by trooper who spotted him weaving after leaving bar [0] bit.ly/xtcfBI

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-17-12

Here are the 22 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, February 17, 2012:

  • Wichita KS police are being urged by residents to change their policy allowing cops to speed without lights or sirens after a 12-year-old girl was fatally struck by a cop en route to a call. [0] ow.ly/1Gxrrb
  • Florida state patrol’s decision to exonerate a trooper who tasered a cuffed woman in the back as she tried to run awa is being questioned by several law enforcement experts. That woman is now in a permanently vegetative state due to brain trauma caused by the tasering. [3] is.gd/hhoTzn
  • Hall Co GA deputy arrested on rape, assault, child cruelty and other charges involving unspecified allegations [2] ow.ly/1GxcsK
  • Los Angeles Co CA deputy involved in cocaine smuggling scandal arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a child [1] ow.ly/1GwRP4
  • Ottawa Co OH deputy suspended while under investigation on sexual assault allegations [0] ow.ly/1GwWae
  • Hamilton OH cop caught pantless peeping in hotel windows & pooping in parking lot gets probation in plea deal [0] ow.ly/1GwSqU
  • Wayne State Univ MI cop found guilty of criminal sexual conduct for coercing sex from woman during traffic stop [0] ow.ly/1Gx5B9
  • Hingham MA rehires police lieutenant has been rehired after he was fired in 2009 for what he claimed was just “horseplay” when he smacked a city worker’s testicles so hard that he buckled over. [0] http://bit.ly/ztJxMY
  • Orange Co FL sheriff questioned for hiring trooper w/history now facing 2 lawsuits for brutality and false arrest [3] is.gd/MstOk4
  • Miramar FL cop gets special treatment from judge, no record for falsifying records to cover up warrantless search [0] thesent.nl/wqKlQf
  • Covington TX citizens say they live in fear of the police as Texas rangers begin investigation into this 4-officer department and its police chief [5] ow.ly/1GxseD
  • Eaton Co MI deputy sentenced to 15 days jail for embezzling cash payments for citations by out of state motorists [0] bit.ly/Ai4iix
  • Pleasant Hill IA police chief under investigation on several allegations including harassment & spying on councilmembers [0] ow.ly/1GxzYz
  • Lacey WA cop charged with false swearing for allegedly lying about pretext for traffic stop on warrant application [0] ow.ly/1Gx63u
  • Fort Worth TX undercover cop may have botched drug bust against TCU students by targeting wrong person [0] ow.ly/1Gxtrn
  • San Francisco CA cop charged w/felony assault & misd battery for injuring woman he dated a nightclub party [0] ow.ly/1Gx6u7
  • 2 Vineland NJ cops arrested on theft charges for allegedly mishandling funds for police union they ran [0] ow.ly/1GxbIJ
  • Oklahoma City OK police sgt arrested on obstruction allegations she tipped of the subject of a drug search warrant [0] ow.ly/1Gxbe0
  • Fond Du Lac WI cop arrested on DUI hit & run charges after witness reported him hitting a parked car off duty [0] ow.ly/1Gxc0o
  • Espanola NM cops under investigation for letting cop found passed out drunk in running truck to go home w/o charge [0] ow.ly/1GxrkX
  • Ohio state trooper arrested on drunk driving charges with a .16BAC after she was stopped for doing 102MPH [0] ow.ly/1GwWnd
  • Union City CA cop who heads police union arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence during cellphone stop [0] ow.ly/1Gxb70

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-16-12

Here are the 21 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, February 16, 2012:

  • Scottsdale AZ cop investigated for 6th fatal shooting where he killed an unarmed man while he held his young grandson. [0] http://bit.ly/xV1XEi
  • St Paul MN settles suit for $90k to robbery victim tackled & beaten by cops on video mistaking him for robber [0] bit.ly/xH9d4N
  • Barren Co KY sheriff, 3 deputies and 1 drug task force officer indicted on several charges for beating a cuffed man in custody after a chase. [3] bit.ly/z8DZEi
  • Raleigh NC cop arrested on promoting and participating in the prostitution of a minor charges involving 17yr-old girl [0] bit.ly/wOITuC
  • Pittsburgh PA cop arrested on multiple charges for coercing sex from women under color of law [0] cbsloc.al/wUFw3L
  • Miami-Dade FL cop sentenced to 8yrs prison in plea deal for using badge to help cousin rob $130k from gambler [0] cbsloc.al/ylXUNz
  • Marlboro MA cop gets deal from chief after confessing to stealing over $8000 from evidence, retires w/o charges [1] bit.ly/AgPSRi
  • Portales NM police capt pleads no contest on felony tampering w/public records charges for shredding tickets [0] bit.ly/xLEM8U
  • Arkansas Supreme Court rules against Little Rock AR police finding use of force reports not exempt from disclosure [0] oshko.sh/xWEixX
  • Westchester CT cop takes plea deal for accepting bribes to help drug dealer move drug money through airport [0] lohud.us/wT7Xna
  • US Immigrations & Customs Enforcement officer allegedly shoots 2 fellow agents in CA federal building, killing 1 [0] bit.ly/xqEd5t
  • Alabama state trooper arrested on felony theft & ethics charges for using position to steal gasoline [0] bit.ly/x5KF8m
  • Memphis TN police lieutenant sentenced to 4yrs after pleading guilty to bribery charges [0] bit.ly/yFR5ZU
  • Athens-Clarke GA cop charged w/facilitating a bribe by arranging for DUI suspect to pay other cop to fix ticket [0] bit.ly/AwFJWO
  • Tutwiler MS police chief & 2 officers fired for videos showing them pranking and boxing mentally disabled teen [0] bo.st/ylrqNA
  • Morgan Co AL deputy arrested on domestic violence & strangulation charge in addition to 2 DV warrants [0] bit.ly/A1qGo7
  • Springfield MI cop resigns on allegations of DUI hit & run while off duty last month, still not charged [1] bit.ly/zCRBdj
  • Cincinnati OH DARE officer indicted on felony records tampering & forgery charges for fudging time sheets [0] cin.ci/xn7YgQ
  • Helena-West Helena AR cop pleads guilty to money laundering & extortion charges, 3rd cop to plead in sting op [0] bit.ly/AxetRi
  • Scotts Bluff Co NE deputy fined after found guilty of disturbing peace by yelling profanities inside a jr high school [0] bit.ly/zC3bB9
  • New Orleans LA police chief is starting a scarlet letter program where officers will be putting large orange warning stickers on homes that were the subject of anonymous and unconfirmed reports for possible drug activity, regardless of whether any actual evidence of drug use of sales were investigated or confirmed. [0] bit.ly/xCLaMN

Again, sorry for being late with the daily recap and there would have been more reports my hard drive died while I had several tabs full of reports ready to enter. I’m using a loaner right now but I only have that for a week, hopefully I can fix the old one before then.

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-15-12

Here are the 22 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, February 15, 2012:

  • White Plains NY police sued by family of 68-year-old man who was shot to death by cops who allegedly harassed him and used a racial slur in attempt to force him to open his door while they were responding to a false alarm that the alarm company retracted. [2] bit.ly/y6Xhcy
  • Houston TX cop was suspended 30 days and is the subject of a lawsuit for fatally shooting a bar patron who was trying to protect a woman being harassed while he was drunk and off duty. [3] bit.ly/xyLPff
  • Milford CT settles a lawsuit for $2.5mil to the family of 1 of 2 teens who were killed in a crash with a cop doing over 90MPH while allegedly drag racing with a fellow cop. [0] bit.ly/wzmzoB
  • Bluefield WV police are being sued by the mom of a man who died after jailed for public intoxication after found unconscious in his car. was suffering from medical condition [3] bit.ly/weUdSR
  • Wells Twp OH cop sued claiming he peppersprayed then cuffed a man face down in the middle of a road where he was run over and the officer was hit by a car, leaving the man permanently disabled with brain damage. The incident apparently began when the officer approach the man and his boyfriend and demanded ID and escalated when they refused to give it. [3] http://bit.ly/wHc4Wl
  • Chicago IL cop subject of suit alleging he beat & arrested a black man for filming police officers just minutes after he let a white guy go with a warning for doing the exact same thing. [3] trib.in/xLevdg
  • 2 Lake Placid NY cops are the subject of a lawsuit for allegedly beating and detaining a woman for objecting to a search but then releasing her without any charges. [1] bit.ly/yT5Zow
  • Toronto ON cop was sentenced to 30 days in jail for punching a motorist and painfully squeezing his testicles during a traffic stop. As part of the sentence on a sexual assault charge he must also register as a sex offender. [0] bit.ly/xd8pND
  • 2 Austin TX cops fired & 2 suspended over incident where one of the officers slapped a woman in the face while she was strapped into a gurney. The other officers got in trouble for lying about it or not handling it properly. [0] bit.ly/zA3a2l
  • Crosby Co TX sheriff has been indicted on official oppression and assault of a public servant charges in an unspecified incident involving a Lorenze TX police officer [1] bit.ly/wVbKSJ
  • 3 Macon Ga cops have been fired in two different cases. One was fired after arrested on sexual assault charges involving sex with a detainee in exchange for letting her go for shoplifting, another was fired for failing to report that incident. And another was fired after being charged with theft for taking a TV mistakenly delivered to his home. [0] bit.ly/zHDhZf
  • New York NY police are facing at least 6 new lawsuits over bad drug raids that occurred even after the department allegedly implemented promised reforms after a high-publicity bad raid in 2003. [4] bit.ly/wjfbO7
  • Los Angeles Co CA sheriff’s dept is being sued by a sergeant claiming a fellow sergeant who belonged to a gang of deputies called the Vikings was only given 15 days leave for repeated death threats that including pointing a gun at him and mouthing that he was going to kill him. Apparently one of the commanding officers on the disciplinary panel also belonged to the same gang. [3] lat.ms/xtF5nU
  • Las Vegas NV cop who is already facing charges for sexual misconduct for forcing 2 women to expose themselves is now accused of sexual misconduct by 2 more women, but the department insists these allegations aren’t criminal in nature, just policy violations. [2] cbsloc.al/xCxEot
  • 2 Seattle WA cops received a minor reprimand for showing dashcam video of a traffic stop to the motorist’s boss in an effort to get him fired. [2] bit.ly/ztNtIt
  • Totonto ON police sued by a lawyer claiming he was arbitrarily arrested by cop who didn’t have a name tag and gave a fake name during G20 protests [2] bit.ly/y18FZ8
  • Fort Dodge IA police lieutenant arrested on felony burglary charge for assaulting a man in his own apartment with the officer’s girlfriend. [1] bit.ly/xzHleb
  • Windwmere FL cop with a history of drug arrests was fired on allegations of time card fraud. [0] thesent.nl/AiLseP
  • Buchtel OH police chief arrested after attempting to buy prescription medication from an undercover officer in a sting operation. [0] bit.ly/wI8Io5
  • San Antonio TX police sgt in coverup for suspected DUI after found pantless near crashed city-owned truck retires [0] bit.ly/yQGCOy
  • Erie Co NY deputy gets fine & ordered to apologize in plea deal for crashing into house while drunk [0] bit.ly/AvWcKm
  • Morrow GA police chief gets probation in plea to DUI after found asleep at wheel in intersection by own officers [0] bit.ly/wIFKxi

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-14-12

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, February
15, 2012:

  • Orange Co CA deputy is investigated after fatally shooting an unarmed veteran as he climed into his SUV where his 2 young daughters were sitting in the back seat. Police say he was acting eratically and had driven through a fence at a school where he would always visit however the narrative provided by the union and department has varied widely since first released. [1] lat.ms/wxz8hl
  • Louden Co VA deputy sued for allegedly leaving a man with brain damage after he hit him with a running sucker punch in the back of the head in an incident caught on dashcam. [0] ow.ly/1GhThe
  • Seattle WA cop known for being caught on camera threatening to “beat the Mexican shit” out of an innocent man is being sued by a man claiming the officer choked him while he was cuffed in the back seat of a cruiser after he was falsely arrested. [3] bit.ly/z9Qkxy
  • Seattle WA police officer received a reprimand for ordering officers not to detain a known felon who was accused of threatening a sick woman he lived with and waving a gun in her face. The action resulted in the woman, undergoing chemotherapy, having to live on the streets for days in fear for her life. [3] http://bit.ly/zuOyMx
  • Virginia State trooper arrested on aggravated sexual battery, indecent liberties with a child and distributing porn to a minor charges for alleged actions about 10 years ago. While the alleged incidents happened before he became a trooper, it does bring up questions of the agency’s screening process. [0] bit.ly/xpgRXn
  • Oakland CA a federal judge who has been monitoring the Oakland police for compliance with court ordered reforms is considering a new way to hold officers who have been using arbitration to avoid discipline accountable for misconduct by holding them in contempt for not complying with those court ordered reforms. Such a measure would be a first in the nation and an interesting approach to deal with the problem of arbitration destroying accountability efforts in departments all over the US. [0] bit.ly/wAXg8o
  • US Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency has settled suit for $350k to 11 men claiming a large-scale raid on a Latino neighborhood violated civil rights. [0] wapo.st/yi9FKJ
  • New York NY police quietly revised their internal policies to allow cops to use deadly force more often and give them more legal protections for when they do. This came in the wake of the highly questionable fatal shooting of an unarmed teen but was actually in response to an incident where innocent bystanders were injured when cops fired into a crowd. [3] bit.ly/xXm7oy
  • Denver CO civil service commission is forcing police to rehire yet another cop who was fired for dishonesty, this would be the 6th officer the department was forced to rehire this year and the 4th of which who was fired for lying. [0] bit.ly/yiOpYZ
  • Philadelphia PA is being sued by a gun rights activist claiming police arrested him in retaliation for posting a video of cop swearing at him. [3] bit.ly/zCKOHv
  • Indianapolis IN cop was taken into custody after a 4 hour standoff over an alleged domestic incident, no charges have been filed as of yet. [2] ow.ly/1GhUa1
  • Dallas Co TX deputy was indicted for tampering with traffic tickets he wrote in order to fraudulently claim overtime. [0] ow.ly/1GhSBh
  • San Diego CA cop resigns while under investigation on allegations that he filed a false insurance claim [1] bit.ly/AgpJDq
  • Baton Rouge LA cop suspended 30 days for a hit and run cruiser accident days before he was arrested for illegally passing a school bus, causing damage to his truck and the bus. Interestingly, he wasn’t disciplined for the passing incident and wasn’t charged for the hit and run. [0] bit.ly/xvion0
  • Grosse Pointe Park MI cop sentenced to probation and fines after pleading to DUI charge after off duty DUI hit&run [0] bit.ly/yhCxG7
  • Fremont CA cop arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after stopped for speeding by trooper, this is the 2nd cop from that department arrested on DUI charges this week [0] bit.ly/xluZsV

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

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