National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-14-11

Here are the 21 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, July 14, 2011:

  • Houston TX cop suspended after caught on video, shown above, walking up to cuffed suspect & punching him in the face [0]
  • Washington DC police officer indicted on 9 counts for allegedly using firearm to sexually abuse 3 women [1]
  • Haines City FL cop resigns after arrested for sex w/teen prostitutes as young as 14 in exchange for favors [0]
  • Isle of Wight Co VA deputy sentenced to 4mo jail in plea deal on 6 counts sexual abuse of a minor under 15 [0]
  • Arkansas State police forced to rehire trooper after fired 2x & pleading no contest to negligent homicide [0]
  • Chula Vista CA cop sued by Navy surgeon alleging false arrest & excessive force in front of his family [3]
  • Ashville NC police investigate allegations of excessive force on musician arrested while handing out fliers [2]
  • 2 Altoona PA cops charged w/agg assault, record tampering & other charges for bar fight & cover up attempt [0]
  • Rutland VT cop gets $1,000 fine in plea deal for watching porn that was evidence in child porn case while on duty [1]
  • North Carolina state trooper suspended 4 days after investigation into DUI arrest of woman who tested 0.0 BAC [0]
  • Seattle WA police sgt suspended 10days w/o pay for failing to supervise “I’ll beat the Mexican piss out of you” cop [1]
  • Lancaster NY cop fined $1,000 for beating up a 17yr-old during a New Years Eve house party, resigned after charged [0]
  • Sanford FL cop rehired by arbitration now investigated for breaking into home to arrest man for traffic violation [1]
  • Gatineau QC cop faces 10 internal disciplinary charges related to the shooting death of man outside his mom’s home [0]
  • Spokane WA cop fired for obstructing illegal hunting probe after long string of misconduct including brutality [0]
  • Chicago IL cop investigated for shooting neighbor’s dog to death after it got into fight w/his dogs while off duty [1]
  • Newark NJ cop & a bank loan officer indicted on bank fraud charges involving $1.9mil real estate loan [0]
  • Norfolk VA police sergeant w/fugitive squad arrested on a solicitation charge in Virginia Beach [1]
  • Worcester MA cop sentenced to 1yr prison and 1yr home confinement on conspiracy to distribute marijuana conviction [0]
  • New Mexico state trooper subject of arrest warrant after failing to appear in court on DUI & child abuse charges [0]
  • Martin Co FL deputy arrested on drunk driving charges after crashing truck into barbed wire fence [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-13-11

Here are the 20 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, July 13, 2011:

  • 2 New York NY (Bronx) cops charged w/assault for allegedly beating teen who quipped about cop who stepped in crap [0]
  • San Bernardino Co CA deputy takes plea deal to felony oral copulation w/minor for sex acts w/teen police explorer [0]
  • Bridgeport CT deputy police chief subject of FBI probe into alleged obstruction of murder investigation in 1977 [3]
  • Several Chicago IL police detectives & ex-Cook Co prosecutors subject of fed probe into Burge torture testimonies [0]
  • Miami FL cop who is VP of police union subject of mounting brutality & false arrest complaints after news report [3]
  • St John the Baptist Parish LA deputy arrested on fugitive warrant for indecent behavior & carnal knowledge of minor [0]
  • Adams Co CO deputy charged w/several felonies for allegedly breaking 15yr-old’s jaw while he was strapped to gurney [0]
  • Birmingham AL cop sentenced to 12yrs for fatal 120mph DUI crash that killed minister on way home from church [0]
  • Greenwood IN cop faces discipline for allegedly threatening man w/taser & cuffing him for calling cops on him [0]
  • Paragould AR settles suit for $52k to sex offender alleging he was beaten by cops after judge finds cover-up [3]
  • Cook Co IL deputy w/history arrested after 3yr-old son found wandering streets in underpants while she was drunk [0]
  • Ohio Co KY deputy fired after road crew claims he buried a dog alive after he tried to beat it to death with a garden hoe because it was injured [0]
  • Provo UT cop sentenced to probation in plea to possession charges after caught on camera stealing drugs on calls [0]
  • Zavalla TX police chief suspended while subject of criminal investigation into unspecified allegations [2]
  • East St Louis IL unnamed cop subject of unspecified discipline after caught abusing sick time to work 2nd job [2]
  • Waterloo Regional ON cop suspended after arrested on unspecified criminal harassment & mischief charges [2]
  • Roanoke VA settles suit for $50k to cab driver arrested after woman left purse in his cab & he took it to dispatch [0]
  • Avon Park FL police chief subject of state investigation over alleged retaliatory investigations of city officials [0]
  • Spokane WA forced to gut police accountability program after arbitrator rules in favor of police union [0]
  • Denver CO police monitor report indicates that Denver cops give preferential treatment to fellow cops in DUI cases [3]

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

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

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

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]
  • 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]
  • Adrian Twp MI police chief left dept under allegations of unprofessional conduct, but officials won’t say if he was fired or resigned. [2]
  • 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]
  • Detroit MI cop rescued from burning car by good Samaritan is suspended after testing positive for alcohol & drug use in that crash. [1]
  • 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]

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]
  • Pennsylvania settles suit for $50k to man claiming 2 troopers beat him at barracks after he called 911 for ambulance [3]
  • Jefferson Co AR p/t deputy working for judge sued alleging he beat a shackled juvenile over a comment [3]
  • Maricopa Co AZ settles racial profiling suit for $200k to father & son ziptied for 3hrs during immigration raid [0]

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

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

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

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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Sunland Park NM cop arrested on allegations that he beat, bit, sexually abused & threatened to kill his girlfriend [0]
  • Miami County MO deputy suspended after arrested on aggravated indecent liberties w/a child allegations but he hasn’t been charged yet [1]
  • 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]
  • Denver CO cop fired for using non-standard military tracer ammo that injured bystander in shooting incident [0]
  • 2 Tampa FL cops suspended 1wk & another reprimanded for horseplay leading to gunshot that hit cop w/o injury [0]
  • Mount Vernon NY police hire ex-Sleepy Hollow cop who took deal to resign while facing 2 excessive force lawsuits [0]
  • Fullerton CA cop sentenced to 180days community work release in plea to embezzlement & fraudulent use of dept card [0]
  • 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]
  • New Orleans LA cop suspended w/o pay after arrested on off-duty drunk driving charge [0]

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]
  • Porterville CA sued by family of man fatally shot by cops in his home after stopped on bicycle for code violations [3]
  • Fort Collins CO cop accused of shoving man to ground on video as EMTs work to stabilize his neck after crash [3]
  • Oneonta NY police sued by man claiming cops beat him & denied med care for wanting to complain about traffic stop [3]
  • 2 Dansville NY cops subject of suit alleging excessive force against 4 people, one cop subject of another claim [3]
  • Warren OH police sued claiming cops used excessive force when they arrested man on stand-alone resisting charge [3] (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]
  • Great Falls MT found liable in suit for having undercover cop throw woman out of public meeting & detain her [0]
  • Socorro TX police sued by ex-police lieutenant claiming he was fired in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment [3]
  • Terrell Co GA sheriff accused of harassing venue w/roadblocks outside 3 concerts despite no DUI arrests so far [3]
  • 4th Baltimore MD cop of 17 charged in tow scandal pleads guilty to extortion charges, 2 others may plead soon [0]
  • Lethbridge AB cop demoted after admitting to using police database to spy on ex-girlfriend & her friends [0]
  • 2 Ottawa ON cops didn’t have right to search home just because it was unlocked rules judge dropping drug case [0]
  • Miami Beach FL fires 2 cops after possible alcohol-induced on-duty ATV joyride crash injured 3 people [0]
  • Mankato MN cop sentenced to probation & must pay restitution after pleading guilty in strange hit&run case [1]

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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Memphis TN cop was arrested on aggravated assault charges for allegedly pointing gun at her husband’s face during a domestic dispute [0]
  • Another Memphis TN cop was also arrested on aggravated assault charges for allegedly pulling her gun during an off duty road rage incident [0]
  • 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]
  • Monterey County CA sheriff is sued by an ex-deputy claiming retaliation & obstruction involving that sheriff’s son’s drug arrest [3]
  • Oregon state trooper has harassment charges dismissed in a settlement agreement by paying $11,500 to victim [0]
  • Boynton Beach FL cop arrested by feds on methamphetamine trafficking charges involving “large amount of drugs” [0]
  • 3 San Diego CA sex crimes unit detectives accused of sexual harassment & retaliation against female cops [3]
  • New Orleans LA police cmdr reassigned while investigated over alleged unspecified racially inappropriate orders [2]
  • 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]
  • Philadelphia PA cop pleads guilty to drunk driving charge in a crash that crushed a trooper’s legs between 2 cars [0]
  • South Carolina state trooper gets time served in a guilty plea to a driving while intoxicated charge [0]
  • 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]

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

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