National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-13-11

Here are the 19 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, June 13, 2011:

  • Midland MI cop sentenced to 6-20yrs in no contest plea to charges for sexual assault of disabled crime victim [0] http://bit.ly/mjEKQU
  • Denver CO settles suit for $45k to firefighter choked by cop outside pizza shop for saying “way to protect & serve” [0] http://bit.ly/kYvPrk
  • Denver CO settles suit for $35k to man attacked by 2 cops on video while walking dogs for taking pic of traffic stop[0] http://bit.ly/kYvPrk
  • Barrow Co GA sheriff & Statham GA police subject of NAACP request for US DOJ pattern & practice brutality probe [0] http://bit.ly/jjkJk5
  • Worth Co MO sheriff charged w/violating the rights of 8 women by coercing them to expose selves & illegal searches [0] http://bit.ly/lR7hdx
  • Sanford FL cop suspended while investigation re-opened into incident on video when he threatened people in car w/gun [3] thesent.nl/kq4ENh
  • Oakland CA faces class action suit alleging mass arrest of 150 in police brutality protest last yr violated rights [0] http://bit.ly/izo2bn
  • 10 Utah police officers from various agencies have certifications taken or suspended for various acts of misconduct [0] http://bit.ly/imn7lE (Note: with these kinds of articles I have to sift through each individual case and only add the cases that we didn’t already track. 2 of the 10 I’ve looked at so far were already in our database as criminal charges.)
  • Maricopa CA police accused of retaliating against man who threatened suit over questionable impound practices [4] http://bit.ly/mR1MCl
  • Montgomery Co MD cop sentenced to 5mo home detention for using police database to help drug dealing fiance [0] http://bit.ly/j9l4g4
  • Cody WY refuses to say why police officer was fired & plans to keep council hearing secret, possibly violating law [4] http://bit.ly/lOSL7s
  • Rockaway Beach OR cop suspended while under investigation for unspecified allegations as high school softball coach [3] http://bit.ly/lToY4I
  • Boulder Co CO deputy subject of suit by bicyclist hit by cruiser that pulled out in front of her, deputy was cited [0] http://bit.ly/mBxMpr
  • Iowa LA police officer arrested on DUI charge after single vehicle accident in police dept take-home vehicle [0] http://bit.ly/iWGRaJ
  • Shawnee OK cop gets deferred sentence & fine for off-duty DUI charge that also cost him his job [0] http://bit.ly/jjrFFZ
  • Solon OH cop sentenced to 3days jail after pleading guilty to DUI from when he crashed into tree w/.238 BAC [0] http://bit.ly/iXHbOt
  • Honolulu HI cop sentenced to 30days for hitting 63yr-old pedestrian while driving under the influence [0] http://bit.ly/jn5QSq
  • Amherst Co VA deputy sentenced to probation after convicted of attempting to illegally obtain prescription drugs [0] http://bit.ly/m4bn1y
  • Sandusky OH cop faces discipline after cruiser crashed when he failed to shift to park before exiting to chase kids [0] http://bit.ly/jrzfH0

That’s it for today, a big thank you to those of you who have donated so far, and stay safe out there!

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 06-10-11 to 06-11-11

Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend, June 10-11, 2011:

  • An Orlando FL police officer is accused by several witnesses of shooting a man in the back as he fled from a drug sting and it appears as though he may have been unarmed as well. [3] http://bit.ly/kdzeWj
  • An Elyria OH police officer has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he was suspended for 5 days for punching a DUI suspect who was handcuffed to a hospital bed. [0] http://bit.ly/irVLm5
  • An Elmore OH police officer took advantage of a plea deal involving charges for sexting and exchanging nude pics with a 14yr-old girl. No word on what sentence he’ll receive yet. Apparently the girl’s father gave him a second chance by telling him not to do it anymore but the officer kept having chat sessions with her anyway. [1] http://bit.ly/mT6nJx
  • A Gaffney SC cop resigned after charged with a felony DUI for hitting a utility pole while off duty which resulted in an 18yr-old being injured. [0] http://bit.ly/k0gRcw
  • A Norfolk VA police officer was arrested on 11 charges including sales of steroids or stimulants and distribution of marijuana [0] http://bit.ly/jmdtTp
  • An Elwood KS police officer was fired while he’s the subject of an unspecified criminal investigation by state bureau of investigation [2] http://bit.ly/kucyw7
  • A Smith County TX deputy was suspended after arrested for drunk driving when he was found passed out in an SUV at an intersection [0] http://bit.ly/m7VoNJ
  • And finally, the Bandara TX police department is being accused of corruption involving documented problems with evidence handling by a cop who is suing for discrimination after he was disciplined for leaving evidence in his police car. [0] http://bit.ly/jvIl5s

Last week was very difficult and things didn’t get much better over the weekend. We could really use some donations to help out right about now even though I really hate to ask. Let’s just hope this week is better.

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-10-11

Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, June 10, 2011:

  • 4 Montreal QC cops investigated for shooting incident that left bystander & man cutting garbage bags w/knife dead [3] http://bit.ly/mK08sB
  • New Westminster BC cop gets conditional discharge after 1yr probation for assaulting newspaper carrier while drunk [0] http://bit.ly/mzctda
  • 3 Dallas TX cops fired, 1 for using inappropriate force on handcuffed detainee & 2 for drunk driving charges [0] http://bit.ly/lBnTkS
  • Harrington DE cop sentenced to 90days jail in plea deal for 3 counts possession of child porn & official misconduct [0] http://bit.ly/m6wWI9
  • Windsor ON sued by son of woman killed in crash w/cop doing 120km/h to block road for ambulance carrying sick cop [0] http://bit.ly/mT8vLA
  • Toronto ON cop charged for allegedly hitting man & breaking his arm w/shield & baton for taking pics of cops at G20 [0] http://bit.ly/kPmiXI
  • 4 Put-in-Bay OH cops sued by businessman claiming they beat & arrested him at home over an alleged noise complaint [3] http://bit.ly/ju6YnN
  • Tulsa OK cop convicted on 5 corruption charges including conspiracy to steal drugs & cash, 2 others acquitted [0] http://bit.ly/jjbUCb
  • Big Lake MN settles suit for $230k to 2 cops claiming they were demoted for cooperating w/investigation into chief [0] http://bit.ly/inBXJS
  • Seattle WA lost a lawsuit resulting in a $1 jury award to a man injured when tackled for jumping out of a cruiser’s way while detained but the suit may still cost the city thousands in legal fees [2] http://bit.ly/m7Q6CP
    • Roanoke VA settles suit for undisclosed sum in secret meeting to taxi driver arrested on false obstruction charges [3] http://bit.ly/jG2m4y
      • 2 Houston TX cops disciplined for posing for pic w/bodyguards in front of pool of blood left by man they assaulted [0] exm.nr/lat5Ti
      • Woodridge IL cop subject of search after disappearing when charged w/stealing $30k from fallen officer fundraisers [0] http://bit.ly/ktX4wx
      • Akron OH cop faces felony theft charges on allegations he stole money from police explorers program for teens [0] http://bit.ly/mjaq2V
      • 3rd Memphis TN cop pleads guilty to conspiracy & bribery charges, accepted cash to warn bar about investigations [0] http://bit.ly/l6gy1m
      • Duluth MN cop suspended 30days for lying on reports indicating he tested suspected drugs when he didn’t [0] http://bit.ly/lJ2mXq
      • Colorado Springs CO cop suspended after arrested for attempting to influence a public servant on allegations that she filed a false domestic violence report. [2] http://bit.ly/mNUBYB
      • Jennings MO police lt faces theft charges for stealing over $500 in federal grant money. That police department was disbanded in March due to several misconduct allegations against different officers. [0] http://bit.ly/iLK4AF

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

      National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-09-11

      Here are the 20 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, June 9, 2011:

      • Baltimore MD cop convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a veteran 12x outside of a bar while drunk because he grabbed the butt of a woman he was there with. [0] http://bsun.md/kastDL
      • San Diego CA cop already charged for sexually assaulting 5 women will now face charges involving another 2 women he allegedly sexually assaulted, all while on duty. [0] http://bit.ly/ls1k9h
      • Wyandotte County KS & Kansas City KS police are being sued by a former police lieutenant claiming he suffered retaliation, harassment and defamation by his fellow officers after he refused to cover up a road rage beating incident by DEA agents that left a man severely injured. [5] http://bit.ly/kz88sE
      • An investigation found that an off-duty Annapolis MD cop was drunk and speeding before he crashed into another vehicle, killing one person last year… but he still hasn’t been charged over the incident. [1] http://bit.ly/kQ9PvT
      • A Clinton TN police officer was arrested on an aggravated statutory rape charge involving a 17yr-old girl. He resigned last month over the allegations. [0] http://bit.ly/lzJzmW
      • A Lakeland FL police internal affairs sergeant has been suspended for 1 month w/o pay for interfering with an investigation into his friend, a fellow officer who was eventually convicted for stalking his ex-wife. [0] http://bit.ly/mLBRto
      • The Niagara Frontier Transportion Authority officer in NY who is seen in the above video has been suspended for 2 days for cursing at & threatening the man who was taking that video of him last year. [0] http://bit.ly/kVLV1m
      • Toronto ON investigation recommends docking 8hr pay from cop who bullied a reporter at another cop’s trial, but the department doesn’t have to follow that recommendation. [2] http://bit.ly/mK16nm
      • Brooksville FL cop charged w/battery after fired for grabbing inmate by neck in attempt to forcibly kiss her [0] http://bit.ly/lWpukj
      • Mentor OH police sued by man who missed son’s funeral while jailed & extradited to CA for an alleged parole violation… when he wasn’t even on parole. [3] http://bit.ly/k4lPx3
      • Escambia Co FL deputy & his wife arrested on allegations they stole $8k in tools & equipment from elderly couple [0] http://bit.ly/iV2J43
      • Shreveport LA cop resigns after arrested on insurance fraud charges, allegedly torched car & reported it stolen [0] http://bit.ly/mUyzt4
      • Vancouver WA police forced by review board to rehire cop fired for lying about affair fellow cop had w/informant [0] http://bit.ly/lopktL
      • Pulaski Co IL deputy arrested on 20 counts of obstruction, official misconduct & supplying guns to a felon, that felon being her husband. [0] http://bit.ly/iiAUJa
      • Fort Collins CO cop charged w/careless driving after hitting bicyclist with patrol car while responding to call [0] http://bit.ly/kNLE13
      • Tulare CA cop sentenced to 8 days jail after pleading no contest to 3x BAC DUI, crashed patrol car into fence [0] http://bit.ly/jGGT5x
      • St Louis County MO police officer resigns after arrested on drunk driving & unlawful use of weapon charges [0] http://bit.ly/mt78AX
      • 2 Las Vegas NV cops suspended 1wk w/o pay for on-duty joy ride in cruiser after stopped for speeding in AZ [0] http://bit.ly/jGegs9
      • 2 Floyd County GA deputies have resigned & 2 others suspended for 3 days in a strange plot where they went to a party where they got an inmate’s girlfriend, who was on probation, drunk then took embarrassing photos of her in order to humiliate that inmate by showing them to him. The nature of those photos hasn’t been released. [0] http://bit.ly/jZ4TTg
      • Hamilton ON cop already in trouble for allegedly stealing patio stones is now facing charges for allegedly having sex in public [0] http://bit.ly/lMg5UK

      I want to apologize for the sporadic news feed and short form news recaps this week. I’m not going to get into details, but between becoming victims of identity theft through a rental house application scam and an emergency doctor visit it’s been a rough week.

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

      National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-08-11

      Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, June 8, 2011:

      • US Dept of Education SWAT team conducts wrong door raid on man’s home in search of student loan debtor [4] http://bit.ly/mUhj3X (This report was contested by two people and due to the original report being retracted and altered by the original reporting agency we’ve removed this one.)
      • Los Angeles CA police sued by couple claiming excessive force, beat people w/batons on video at kid’s b-day party [3] http://bit.ly/lZ7h5S
      • Parkersburg WV settles suit for $2,500 to man claiming cops shot his dog w/o provocation & taunted him about it [0] http://bit.ly/iWZ2my
      • Portland OR police subject of pattern & practice civil rights investigation by US DOJ over shooting incidents [0] http://bit.ly/jJdglR
      • Illinois State police accused of racial bias in use of traffic stop consent searches in ACLU complaint to US DOJ [0] http://trib.in/lz8d43
      • New Castle PA cop subject of internal & criminal investigation after K9 partner died when left in hot patrol car [0] http://bit.ly/lXe0O2
      • Upshur Co TX sheriff & commissioner charged w/accepting gifts via free legal help for official repression charges [0] http://bit.ly/kKDV6e
      • Indiana State excise police officer sentenced to 2yrs for stealing guns & money evidence room in staged break-in [0] http://bit.ly/mOkFk5
      • 1 of 17 Baltimore MD cops implicated in towing kickback extortion scheme pleads guilty to federal charges [0] http://bsun.md/m1jCvJ
      • 2 Ft Worth TX cops indicted for falsifying traffc tickets to get OT not worked, 3 so far, possible 6 more involved [0] http://bit.ly/lN3lxB
      • St Petersburg FL homicide detective arrested for allegedly extorting money & goods from recently arrested felon [0] http://bit.ly/kiRO0Q
      • New Orleans LA cop arrested for violating restraint order filed after he discharged weapon near ex & her boyfriend [0] http://bit.ly/jOpoDE
      • Milton FL cop arrested for false report & hit & run after dashcam caught him lying about hitting mailbox w/cruiser [0] http://bit.ly/m1teDk
      • Alaska State trooper charged w/drunk driving with BAC 5x legal limit hours after crashing state-owned SUV & fleeing [0] http://bit.ly/iHDYZz
      • Pine Lawn MO undercover cop arrested on DUI & careless driving charges while behind wheel of police decoy vehicle [0] http://bit.ly/lIJjbe
      • Indianapolis IN police sued by state trooper claiming he was falsely detained after verbal altercation w/cop at HQ [0] http://bit.ly/kkD0HW
      • Lincoln Co NC sheriff’s sgt suspended 3 days over altercation with female motorist while off-duty [0] http://bit.ly/jepyOd
      • Boulder County CO settles 1st Amendment suit for $20k to man jailed for swearing at deputy during traffic stop [0] http://bit.ly/l2eyHZ

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

      National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-07-11

      Here are the 19 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, June 7, 2011:

      • Washington DC Metro cops investigated after video shows at least 2 cops repeatedly punching man on ground [0] http://bit.ly/mxDKFf
      • Albuquerque NM police ordered to pay $400k to family of man shot to death while on ground after already shot [0] http://bit.ly/j0eIUt
      • Seattle WA police sued by family of man left severely brain damaged after tasered, beaten & restrained w/spit hood [3] http://bit.ly/lVpiOz
      • Oakland CA settles suit for $175k to cameraman who was attacked by several cops who broke his camera [0] http://bit.ly/jkbhBY
      • Snohomish Co WA deputy on leave while investigated for allegedly injuring wife while trying to force her to have sex[1] http://bit.ly/ld2M4A
      • New York NY cop sentenced to 20yrs prison for sting of violent robberies that netted over $4mil & 1,650lbs cocaine [0] http://nyp.st/kJpUjs
      • Kansas City MO police sergeant subject of criminal investigation for alleged role in robbery/theft while in uniform [2] http://bit.ly/mDadB5
      • Columbus MS cop suspended 30 days w/o pay for crash that violated policy & sent 3 elderly women to hospital [0] http://bit.ly/mFCym2
      • Maricopa Co AZ to settle suit for $650k to family of man killed by car chased by deputy in violation of policy [0] http://bit.ly/kep0jc
      • South Bend IN cop already in prison for selling drugs stolen from suspects gets 7yr sentence for gas station robbery[0] http://bit.ly/iEuLQE
      • Covington LA cop indicted for allegedly attacking drug store owner over reserved spot at drug store for parade [1] http://bit.ly/kPjP3B
      • El Paso TX cop gets deferred adjudication after pleading guilty to groping 15yr-old stundet’s breasts & harassing her [0] http://bit.ly/jkbbVY
      • Hatboro PA cop resigns after suspended w/o pay during an ongoing but unspecified criminal investigation [2] http://bit.ly/lBKjxO
      • Boston MA cop sentenced to 15mo fed prison for faking injury to get disability pay, owes city over $167,000 [0] http://bit.ly/jI8nGw
      • Ackerman MS police officer arrested on distribution of controlled substance charges for hydrocodone & alprazolam [0] http://bit.ly/mhE618
      • Richmond City VA deputy fired after arrested for conspiring to distribute controlled substances in the city jail [0] http://bit.ly/mlW4zz
      • San Diego Co CA deputy cited and released on drunk driving charges after stopped for making a wrong way turn [0] http://bit.ly/jDFmxA
      • Hernando County FL deputy with 3 career suspensions is suspended w/o pay after issued summons on DUI charge [0] http://bit.ly/lbYIT6
      • Jacksonville TX cop reprimanded for telling driver in crash “I know how you drive” instead of talking to witnesses [0] http://bit.ly/knJAPW

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

      National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-06-11

      After a good start with about five questions asked yesterday and one today, I had to shut down our Ask A Cop program due to some technical difficulties. So that feature is disabled until I have time to figure out what the problem is. Thank you for your patience.

      Here are the 13 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, June 6, 2011:

      • Denver CO has settled an excessive force suit for $117k to a man who alleged that police caused him to suffer head  injuries and a collapsed lung after they beat him with either flashlights or a club. [0] http://bit.ly/lXwZan
      • Ottawa ON police are being sued by a man shot while unarmed & laying down during drug raid by a cop trying to shoot his dog [3] http://bit.ly/iJmVhQ
      • 3 Toronto ON cops are being accused of punching a college student because he turned his back on an officer who followed him to a mall to give him a citation after the police had already stopped him and gave him a warning instead. The student was given a number of citations but never arrested or charged with any crimes. [3] http://bit.ly/mHC22n
      • Onslow Co NC deputy sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to indecent liberties w/minor charges. [0] http://bit.ly/jSnFTZ
      • New York NY jurors are now saying that they are certain that the two police officers they acquitted on rape charges were guilty of rape, but that they couldn’t hand down a guilty verdict due to the judge’s orders and the lack of DNA evidence. It’s being predicted that the judge will hand down a heavy sentence for the official misconduct charges that they were convicted of due to their comments to the press vilifying the woman they were charged with raping. [0] http://bit.ly/jRrng7
      • Homewood IL police arrested a man on a felony wiretap charge for recording his traffic stop with his cell phone. While not technically misconduct because it’s legal for police to do that in Illinois, it’s another noteworthy event in the battle to preserve the public’s ability to police the police. [0] http://bit.ly/kHZCOD
      • Fair Oaks Ranch TX cop charged with lying about his citizenship status in an effort to join an FBI counter terrorism team [0] http://bit.ly/mTOsur
      • A Rialto CA drug task force cop and a lawyer have both been indicted on federal bribery charges for conspiring to dismiss a criminal case [0] http://lat.ms/mgqnWe
      • 3 Loudon Co TN deputies subject of false arrest suit alleging they mistook a man’s cerebral palsy for intoxication then continued to press charges after he tested clean. [3] http://bit.ly/kFQi2p
      • New York NY police commander subject of EEO claim filed by a sergeant alleging male-on-male sexual harassment [2] http://nydn.us/mfG6Zp
      • A Parker CO cop was fired for mishandling a DUI case against an Aurora CO cop who was rehired after the case against him was dismissed [1] http://bit.ly/kvEA1j
      • A Mesa AZ police sgt who is also the head of the union, is under investigation after being detained, but not charged, for disorderly conduct involving alcohol. [2] http://bit.ly/ktr4JA
      • A Macon GA police officer is on leave pending termination after arrested on DUI charges when stopped for speeding. [0] http://bit.ly/kGFvKN

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

      Police Misconduct NewsFeed (Live) Weekend Recap 06-04-11 to 06-05-11

      I’m trying something new this weekend. Usually there are so few reports over the weekend, not because misconduct doesn’t happen over the weekend, but because news agencies have reduced staffs over weekends. So usually I combine all the reports from Saturday and Sunday into one “Weekend Report” instead of doing daily reports like I do for the weekdays.

      This weekend I’m going to do a real-time recap where I’ll just throw the reports up as I find them. We’ll see if it works…

      Also new this weekend is our “Ask A Cop” feature. It’s your chance to ask a real law enforcement officer questions about police accountability, transparency, internal investigation procedures, policies, and general questions regarding police misconduct. I really want to thank Chris for volunteering his time to do this and I hope that our readers will take advantage of this opportunity to ask some honest questions. Click the “Ask A Cop” widget to the right or select “Ask A Cop” from the “Contact Us” drop down on the top menu to read more about it.

      Anyway, here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed so far for this weekend of June 4 – June 5, 2011:

      • A New York NY police officer in the Bronx who got out of his cruiser and broke the bones in a man’s face with his baton after nearly hitting that pedestrian with his cruiser has been fired and sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to charges related to that incident. The officer and his partner drove away after the beating w/o arresting the man and, when dispatchers called him about an injured man there he replied “That must be my bag of shit.” [0] http://nydn.us/k7r8xq
      • The police chief of Cleveland OH is accused of overlooking conflicting statements from officers in brutality investigations by a local paper that reviewed 37 excessive force investigations that cleared officers, even when video contradicted an officer’s report. [3] http://bit.ly/mxb6eo
      • The sheriff of Franklin County VA is being accused of ordering a dispatcher not to issue an APB or mention a call from a deputy’s family alerting the sheriff to his threats to kill his wife before he went out and made good on those threats and then got into a shootout with state troopers afterward. [3] http://bit.ly/iOtndg
      • The Upshur County TX sheriff’s dept is being sued by a former jailer claiming that his home was illegally searched by sheriff’s employees after he and his wife filed a complaint about two employees sexual misconduct towards his wife. [3] http://bit.ly/mqbpj8
      • An Orleans County NY deputy arrested on 26 counts on allegations that he violated a protection order when he went to his estranged wife’s home and threatened her with a gun. She happens to be a district attorney apparently. [0] http://bit.ly/lCQd0c
      • A Henrico County VA police officer was arrested on domestic assault charges after an unspecified incident involving his girlfriend. [1] http://bit.ly/kYeqPN
      • A Halifax NS Regional police officer was sentenced to probation for stealing tools & supplies from a building supplies store while he was in uniform on at least two occasions… he’s now employed as a carpenter. [0] http://bit.ly/iZDtpR
      • A Wakeman OH cop was fined $750 & must complete treatment program after pleading no contest to drunk driving charge. His license was also suspended but no word on whether that will affect his employment as a cop. [0] http://bit.ly/kRzs5T

      While not yet in the feed, I did run across this report from a weekly in Louisiana claiming that records they requested from the New Orleans Police show 39 officers were disciplined in the month of March 2011. While I’m really glad they did that and I definitely wish we could get information like that from all agencies, the problem is that these kinds of retroactive reports force me to do a lot of work by having to go back through our databases and try to match up the reports we tracked with the reports they uncovered through an FOIA to see which ones, at least the ones matching criteria, might be additional to what we tracked and which ones are duplicates… so it will be a while until I can post it with a count of how many additional cases it adds to the total for that dept this year.

      Well, that it so far, stay safe this weekend!

      National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-03-11

      Here are the 20 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, June 3, 2011:

      • A Washington DC narcotics officer has been charged with murder after the bodies of a woman and her 1-year-old daughter, a daughter that he allegedly fathered, were found in some woods after they were missing since Monday. They were due to appear for a paternity hearing for child support. [0] http://bit.ly/lwtKW1
      • A Gaston IN reserve police officer was arrested on a murder charge for allegedly shooting his wife to death. Reserve officers in Indiana have full police authority, thus qualifying for our database. [0] http://bit.ly/kCeGAk
      • Allentown PA settles suit for $600k to the family of a 4yr-old boy who was fatally struck by a police cruiser after two cruisers crashed while responding to a call when one of the cruisers ran a light. [0] http://bit.ly/mh7btx
      • A Georgetown TX cop under investigation for allegedly kicking a prone man in the face at a Christmas party has resigned after the city settled a lawsuit filed by that man for an unspecified amount. [3] http://bit.ly/iWfLTa
      • 3 Hornbeck LA cops were on the losing side of a lawsuit and subsequent appeal awarding $25,000 to a 67yr-old man thrown down face first and injured during a minor violation traffic stop, allegedly because the officer took affront to him turning his back to him. [0] http://bit.ly/lIGc33
      • 2 Pima County AZ deputies are charged w/theft of drugs & money during traffic stops where they targeted suspected drug traffickers and for conspiring to sell the drugs they stole. [0] http://bit.ly/mrT42T
      • Miami Beach FL cops are now being accused of recklessly shooting at a moving car despite a crowd that was ing the line of fire. The allegations come from one of 4 bystanders who was shot during that incident where police were also accused of forcefully confiscating cell phones from people who took videos of the incident. [5] http://bit.ly/lcSB7a
      • Pembroke Pines FL cops are being accused of detaining a 12yr-old & a 17yr-old girl at gunpoint inside their own home while they were responding to a burglary call and continuing to hold them at gunpoint despite seeing they weren’t armed and being told they lived there. [1] http://bit.ly/mNuC09
      • A Nassau Co NY police officer was arrested for pointing his firearm at a bartender back in April while he was off-duty in an incident caught on video. [0] http://nyp.st/mxc8sT
      • A Lacey NJ cop is under investigation after accidentally firing a weapon in a squad room, injuring one other officer. [0] http://bit.ly/m1eAbV
      • A New York NY (Brooklyn) cop was arrested for sending explicit text messages to a 15yr-old girl in that department’s police explorers program. [0] http://nydn.us/iojCvP
      • Ontario Provincial police officer charged w/criminal harassment after investigation into unwanted contacts complaint filed by woman. [1] http://bit.ly/lbOXqE
      • 2 Fort Wayne IN cops with some pretty extensive histories of reprimands and suspensions have resigned while they were under investigation for separate improper conduct allegations. [1] http://bit.ly/lpXoDZ
      • A Spartanburg County SC deputy fired after charged w/criminal domestic violence for allegedly threatening to harm wife [0] http://bit.ly/ksxktz
      • A Norfolk VA police captain charged w/domestic assault based on unspecified complaint by his wife [1] http://bit.ly/m6qTf2
      • The Aurora CO civil service commission forced that city to rehire a cop fired after he was arrested on DUI charges 2x in 9mo, though he beat the second charge due to the arresting officer being discredited and subsequently fired. [0] http://bit.ly/mhdDUP
      • A Chula Vista CA cop was arrested on a misdemeanor charge for cheating at casino by capping bets on roulette [0] http://bit.ly/jsZAmC
      • An Oklahoma City OK cop indicted for violating state’s anti-gambling law for online horse race bets [0] http://bit.ly/j1MbOP
      • A Eunice LA cop resigned after arrested on felony drug charge for possession of pain medication & “illegal potpourri” [0] http://bit.ly/kfELs3
      • And finally, the Wisconsin legislature passed a budget bill that contains provisions that will force taxpayers to continue paying officers after they are fired while they wait out their appeal options… with no provision for those officers to pay back the money if they lose their appeals. [0] http://bit.ly/l0Vy2K

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

      National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 06-02-11

      Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, June 2, 2011:

      • One New Orleans LA police officer has resigned and another is on leave while under investigation on allegations that they planted durgs on a man they picked up and questioned in their cruiser. The allegations came to light after a defense attorney looked into claims by the victim that one officer wasn’t even there when he was picked up, contrary to the police report. Instead, the officer was at the dentist at the time of the arrest. [0] http://bit.ly/jbJi9H
      • More allegations are mounting against Miami Beach FL police now that a couple has come forward and accused them of demanding they stop videotaping a controversial shooting incident and detained them at gunpoint. The man hid the SIM card from his phone in his mouth when he was detained and interrogated at a command post, which is why he was able to show the video to reporters while others have claimed that police destroyed their cameras… including one man who claimed police tackled him to get his before crushing it, as we tracked previously. [5] http://bit.ly/meSv3K
      • An RCMP officer in North Vancouver BC is charged with assault after an investigation into an excessive force complaint by woman he detained. No details were released. [1] http://bit.ly/kURpxi
      • Irvine CA is being sued by 2 women claiming cops detained and interrogated them without charging them and, in the process, forced one of them to urinate herself by refusing to let her use a restroom and allowing the other to urinate in front of them while they shined a flashlight on her genitals. [3] http://bit.ly/lSZEFG
      • The Maricopa County AZ sheriff’s dept reached a settlement agreement with the US DOJ by handing over records and granting access to personnel as requested by the DOJ as part of their civil rights probe into that department. [3] http://bit.ly/jmOqcE
      • An Albuquerque NM cop is being investigated for allegedly erasing video from TV reporter’s camera while arresting her for trespassing in a nightclub parking lot where she was trying to do a report about allegations of drug dealing at a rave. [0] http://bit.ly/jqXVhz
      • Charleston County SC deputy fatally shot a family’s dog after they called about a neighbor’s dog that strayed into their yard. The deputy claims the dog was charging him when he fired the shot but the family and an autopsy by a veterinarian contradicts his report. [1] http://bit.ly/jsoCAO
      • Miami FL police officer charged w/possession w/intent to distribute by the FBI after he was caught w/bags of cocaine & pot that were confiscated from a dealer. Another officer is under investigation in that case as well. [0] http://bit.ly/jkMlEr
      • A Nash County NC deputy was fired after charged w/possession of cocaine after a multi-agency investigation. [0] http://bit.ly/kbDfUL
      • The former Martins Ferry OH police chief who is in prison for breaking into an actress’ nanny’s home is now facing theft charges on allegations he stole firearms from his department while he was chief. [0] http://bit.ly/kv9SRk
      • A San Diego CA cop is under investigated on allegations he sent explicit pics of a detained woman that he found on her phone to his phone. [2] http://bit.ly/jheUCX
      • A Philadelphia PA cop was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend then assaulting his estranged wife 4 days later [0] http://bit.ly/j40s8b
      • New York NY police detective indicted for his alleged role in running an illegal gambling operation following an FBI investigation [0] http://nyp.st/mMmGNU
      • The Laurens County SC sheriff is facing a lawsuit accusing him of forcing a female employee to quit after she refused to abort their child from their affair. [4] http://bit.ly/mqkJky
      • Kern Co CA deputy arrested on embezzlement charges for allegedly falsifying time sheets for $3,300 worth of hrs [0] http://bit.ly/jHg15p
      • A Whispering Pines NC cop was sentenced to probation for lying about his drug history in order to become a police officer. [0] http://bit.ly/lLsqFL

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

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