National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-05-12

Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, March 5, 2012:

  • Crestview FL police major faces slew of charges including excessive force, assault, soliciting sex in exchange for favors, racketeering & other charges, though the specifics weren’t released yet. [1]
  • California State trooper arrested after police searching his home for child porn found illegal guns, drugs, ID cards belonging to others and bomb-related materials. [0]
  • New York NY police are being sued by the dad of an unarmed teen who was recently shot to death by a cop in a high profile incident. However, this suit involves allegations of excessive force and questionable raids that heppened to him before that fatal shooting incident. [4]
  • Darby Twp PA cop facing charges for abusing his authority to sexually assault 3 women now faces allegations from a 4th woman. [0]
  • Daytona Beach FL to settle suit for $100k to woman badly bitten by police dog while she was taking a smoke break behind the restaurant she worked at. [0]
  • Houston TX cops are being accused of laughing and joking as they let a  police dog maul a 15-yr-old boy after he surrendered. [3]
  • 4 Pasco WA cops sued alleging they broke paralyzed man’s leg at traffic stop when they dragged him from car on video[3]
  • orleans Parish LA deputy questioned after giving conflicting stories about how she fatally shot estranged husband [0]
  • Virginia Beach VA cop arrested for stabbing 2 firefighters rescuing him from crash then firing gun before leaving [0]
  • Los Angeles Co CA sheriff accused of assigning campaign fundraisers their own personal county vehicles [0]
  • UC Davis CA delays report on infamous pepperspray case after police union threatens court action to keep it secret [5]
  • 2 Upland CA cops subject of suit by gun rights advocate for being cuffed & searched while legally carrying firearm [0]
  • Windham ME police found by state HRC panel to have subjected female officer to sexual harassment & retaliation [0]
  • Anne Arundel Co MD police chief accused of failing to act when informed about county executive’s misconduct [3]
  • Benson NC cop gets probation in reduced charge plea deal for obstruction & larceny, stole money from dept [0]
  • Woonsocket RI cop w/criminal record arrested on driving while intoxicated charge in unspecified incident [3]
  • Mount Pleasant SC police major arrested on DUI charge after flipping his jeep in single vehicle accident [0]
  • Miami-Dade FL cop w/history disciplined after caught on camera moving mattresses strapped to top of police cruiser [0]

Before I go I wanted to thank everyone who donated yesterday to help us cover expenses after my wife got sick, we really truly appreciate the help!

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 03-03-12 to 03-04-12

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of March 3-4, 2012:

  • 5 Springfield MA cops are the subject of a lawsuit alleging that they beat a man for filming a violent arrest then arrested both him & his wife on false charges that were later dismissed by a judge. [5]
  • 4 Manchester NH cops are the subject of a lawsuit alleging that they needlessly beat a man so badly outside a bar while off duty that doctors had to put metal plates in his face to repair the damage. [4]
  • New Mexico state trooper was arrested on extortion, bribery, solicitation & sexual assault charges after allegedly caught using his badge to force prostitutes to have sex with him. [0]
  • Henderson NV cop who recently cost that city $300k for kicking a motorist who was suffering from diabetic shock was also the subject of multiple credible perjury complaints just before that incident but he’s still on duty and won’t be facing criminal charges over any incidents. [4]
  • Dubque Co IA deputy charged with burglary & stalking after threatening his ex-wife’s boyfriend & damaging his boat. [0]
  • Monticello NY police union and Sullivan Co NY DA have joined forces in an effort to kill that city’s new civilian police review board. The DA swears he’ll stop sharing info with the police if the review board is created. [5]
  • Manaplan NJ cop was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to DUI charges over a crash that seriously injured a corrections officer who was on his way to work. [0]
  • Lorain OH cop was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign in an on-duty crash in his patrol car that left another motorist injured. [0]
  • Albuquerque NM cop is under investigation after patrons at a bowling alley called police when they saw his cruiser parked outside and him sitting inside drinking beer with a young child with him. [0]

Before I go I need to ask for some donations I’m afraid. Aside from the usual monthly ISP bill and yearly renewal fees coming due this month, it’s looking more and more like my wife probably has pneumonia so we’re facing trying to find a way to afford getting her into a doctor’s office without insurance. We held out on her getting looked at for a week in hopes she would get better, but she keeps getting worse now, so I have to use anything I had to pay those things off to get her taken care of. As I’ve said before, I hate to do it, but any help anyone can give is greatly appreciated.

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-02-12

Here are the 12 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, March 2, 2012:

  • Lodi CA settles suit for $197k to man badly bitten in the face by police dog after arrested and down on the ground [0]
  • Lake City SC cop arrested on assault & official misconduct charges for allegedly beating a DUI suspect [1]
  • Readstown WI fugitive police chief captured in Nebraska on warrant for sexual assault and other charges out of Wisc [0]
  • 2 Harris Co TX deputies arrested in separate cases, 1 for sexual abuse of a child, the other for record tampering [0]
  • Sparta WI settles suit for $25k to man claiming cops searched his business in retaliation for his criticism of cops [4]
  • South Burlington VT settles suit for $10k to woman stopped & subjected to illegal search by cop w/history of same [0]
  • Chico CA cop faces battery chage after man claims officer punched him at casino while off duty [0]
  • Nolensville TN cop indicted on extortion charges for accepting payments in exchange for not making arrests [0]
  • Brooksville FL cop fired for gross negligence for behavior while under investigation on unspecified allegations [1]
  • Clarendon Hills IL cop sentenced to probation in plea deal for stealing firearms received from gun turn-in program [0]
  • Plantation FL cop sentenced to 3 years in plea deal over his role in a $16mil mortgage fraud scheme [0]
  • Wilder KY police chief arrested on drunk driving charge during traffic stop initiated following citizen complaint [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-01-12

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, March 1, 2012:

  • St Louis MO police sued after 9 witnesses claim cop shot an unarmed man and continued to shoot him to death while he laid on the ground bleeding then planted a gun to cover it up. While some of the witnesses were related to the victim, others weren’t and three other witnesses allegedly contradicted other portions of the officer’s report. [3]
  • Wichita KS cop accused of shooting unarmed 53yr-old grandmother while responding to fight. Initially I thought the claim seemed a bit far-fetched but it appears to be backed by a witness and she wasn’t charged with any crimes. [3]
  • Ripley TN cop indicted on fed civil rights & obstruction charges for allegedly choking person in custody [2]
  • Catoosa Co GA deputy fired for alleged sexual relationship with a juvenile female, officials say he likely won’t be charged [1]
  • Chicago IL cops sued alleging they damaged property & urinated on mail during violent fruitless search of apts [3]
  • San Francisco CA police & federal agencies sued by elderly couple over $200k missing after fruitless raid on home [3]
  • 11 Center TX police officers subject of suit by couple over wrong door raid, failed to follow directions on warrant [3]
  • Pinellas Co FL deputy criticized but not disciplined for posing as utility worker to search homes w/o warrant [1]
  • Nassau Co NY police accused of refusing to take report by man claiming cop neighbor assaulted him without cause [4]
  • 3 Nassau Co NY high-ranking officers indicted on allegations they failed to arrest the son of the largest donor to a police organization even though he was accused of stealing thousands. [0]
  • Kansas City MO cop cited for assault for attacking estranged wife and man who was with her, threatened them w/knife [0]
  • Round Rock TX cop suspended & charged w/criminal mischief after wife filed complaint alleging family violence [0]
  • Toronto ON cop charged w/criminal mischief & indecent act after allegedly caught peeping into apartment window [1]
  • Gauley Bridge WV, population 614, police department has been the subject of a state investigation for a year for issuing over 6,000 traffic citations in 4 years, which is more than any other city or town in the state and accounts for over half that small town’s income. [3]
  • West Palm Beach FL sheriff’s lt arrested for leaking info about probe into deputy to another deputy then trying to cover it up [0]
  • New Orleans LA cop indicted on conspiracy & theft of fed funds charges for alleged homeless program scam [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-29-12

Here are the 20 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, February 29, 2012:

  • Milwaukee WI settles suit for $2mil to man badly beaten by cops at a cop party in a high profile racially-charged case. [0]
  • Baltimore MD settles suit for $70k to 2 men & a 2-year-old child who were injured by 2 cops who beat & maced them while one of them held the 2-year-old child for sitting on a porch of an abandoned home. [0]
  • Houston Co GA deputy sued by a woman claiming he beat her in front of her son after she refused to hand him ID when he refused to say why he pulled her over. [3]
  • Miami Co KS deputy arrested on 2 misdemeanor counts of battery & 2 counts of mistreatment of a prisoner in an unspecified incident(s) [3]
  • Belleville ON cop suspended w/o pay while facing assault charges over an unspecified on-duty incident [2]
  • Fort Worth TX cop sentenced to 20yrs prison after pleading guilty to using his position as a cop to sexually assault 5 women while on duty [0]
  • Northumberland Co VA deputy working as a school resource officer was arrested for an alleged sexual relationship with a 15yr-old student [1]
  • El Centro CA police sgt is the subject of a lawsuit by a woman claiming he falsely arrested her, illegally strip searched and groped her [3]
  • Box Elder UT deputy arrested for performing illegal strip search on 17yr-old he questioned during a traffic stop [1]
  • New York NY police & prosecutor sued by man claiming a 3-year-long failed prosecution effort was based on lies by 3 cops [3]
  • Long Beach CA cop to face trial on 18 felonies for alleged series of assaults on his wife [0]
  • El Paso TX cop suspended after feds & local police execute search warrant on his home in fraud investigation [1]
  • Northwest Regional PA police chief admits cop on video harassing photographer was wrong, says filming cops is legal [1]
  • West Warwick RI cop arrested on disorderly conduct & assault charges over incident with wife & other individual [1]
  • Spokane WA cop fired for misuing police database to look up info on someone & lying to do it [0]
  • Santa Clara CA cop sentenced to 3yrs prison for leaking confidential police info to Hells Angels to pay off debt [0]
  • Honolulu HI cop gets deferred sentence in plea deal for record tampering charges in overtime scam scandal [0]
  • Chicago IL cop charged w/placing a false police call to escape DUI stop, no word on why it took 1yr to charge him [4]
  • San Benito Co CA deputy arrested on suspicion of DUI after allegedly crashing patrol car but dept won’t confirm [2]
  • St Bernard Parish LA deputies caught using pic of reporter’s face for target practice after voter fraud report [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-28-12

Here are the 12 reports of police misconduct we were able to track in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, February 28, 2012:

  • US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is accused of opening fire on an unarmed innocent man without warning in front of a school in an alleged case of mistaken identity but the agent alleges he shot at the man for trying to hit him with his truck, though that story doesn’t quite seem to match up with how the case has been handled so far. [3]
  • San Antonio TX cop is being investigated for allegedly fracturing a rape victim’s eye socket with a punch he then bragged about at the hospital where they took the woman after a dispute with her boyfriend after the alleged sexual assault. [3]
  • Springfield MA cop was found guilty on assault & battery charges for beating a man with his flashlight on video. [0]
  • Springfield MA police were also admonished by a judge for allegedly deleting cell phone video of another alleged excessive force case where that judge has to decide whether or not to dismiss the charges filed against that alleged victim. [4]
  • Austin AR cop has been charged with sexual assault involving an alleged incident with a handcuffed female detainee, He resigned after the allegations came out. [0]
  • West Chicago IL cop sued for shooting at a car full of unarmed teens in an alleged road rage incident, injuring one of them. [4]
  • Harrisburg PA settle suit for a little over $2,000 to a woman claiming she was fasely arrested after a domestic dispute while she was pregnant. She says she was forced to settle because she could no longer afford to pay her lawyer to keep the lawsuit going and likely won’t see any of that money after paying her current lawyer’s fees. [3]
  • Louisville KY cop was arrested on multiple charges for allegedly threatening his girlfriend with a gun then beating her as he forced her to drive somewhere the next day. She was eventually able to escape and report her allegations to the police. [0]
  • Seattle WA police recently lost a court ruling that overturns a ruling by an arbitrator who decided the city can’t release the names of disciplined cops. [0]
  • Louisa VA cop was arrested on a felony misrepresentation charge on allegations he embezzled thousands of dollars, though the report doesn’t specify where he stole them from. [1]
  • Mansfield LA police recently hired a cop who resigned from the Shreveport PD after being arrested on a solicitation charge. Police officials are refusing to explain their reasoning for that decision and the status of the criminal charges against him is oddly unknown at this time. [1]
  • New York NY cop was charged with drunk driving for crashing his police cruiser while on duty after attending a fund raiser for a fallen cop [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-27-12

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, February 27, 2012:

  • Providence RI cop ordered by jury to pay $17k civil judgment to gas station clerk he assaulted while on duty [0]
  • Denver CO sheriff’s dept sued by captain claiming dept ignored her claims that 2 deputies raped her [3]
  • Pemberton NJ cop charged w/agg sexual assault and child endangerment for allegedly sexually assaulting a child [1]
  • New York NY cop arrested on allegations he groped then assaulted his girlfriend’s cousin while off duty [0]
  • Valley City ND cop suspended while investigated on unspecified allegations of excessive force at security job [3]
  • Washington DC police sued by woman claiming cops fired 12 shots to kill dog they let her secure in room during raid [3]
  • Orlando FL police sued by Occupy protester claiming arrest for chalk writing on sidewalk was free speech violation [3]
  • 3 New York NY cops plead guilty to scheme using their position as cops to run guns across state lines [0]
  • Port Allen LA cop resigns before he could be fired over several unethical conduct allegations [1]
  • Atlanta GA settles suit for $140k to restaurant cop raided w/o warrant on suspicion they served drinks after hours [0]
  • Tucumcari NM cop arrested on breaking & entering and criminal damage charges, allegedly broke into lover’s home [0]
  • Fresno CA cop suspended while subject of unspecified criminal investigation after her home was firebombed [2]
  • Trumann AR police chief resigns after internal investigation alleges he stole between 500-600 pills from evidence [0]
  • Spokane WA backs out of agreement to re-hire cop fired for DUI hit&run crash after public outcry about the deal [0]
  • Charleston SC cop suspended after allegedly threatening cop who arrested him on DUI charge [0]
  • Emery Co UT deputy pleads guilty to 7 felony & 1 misd charges for stealing drugs from evidence before he resigned [0]

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 02-25-12 to 02-26-12

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of February 25-26, 2012:

  • Chicago IL police are being sued on allegations that an unspecified number of officers spent several minutes trying to concoct a story to cover up how they sneaked onto an innocent man’s property then shot him in the stomach instead of calling an ambulance to help the man they shot. [5]
  • San Diego Co CA sheriff’s sgt & 3 deputies are accused of racial profiling, illegal search & other civil rights violations by a retired cop who was detained and threatened. [3]
  • Sarasota FL police are being investigated by the ACLU over the videotaped arrest of a disabled veteran at an occupy event for chalk writing at a park [3]
  • Hillsborough Co FL deputy resigns on allegations he paid for sex with a teen girl he started a relationship with when she was 13, prosecutors refuse to press charges as the girl, now working as a porn actress, refused to cooperate. [0]
  • New Mexico state trooper jumps woman’s fence & fatally shoots her dog while responding to her call about a scam after she requested that police notify her before they came so she could secure her dog. [0]
  • Pembroke Pines FL cop accused of needlessly shooting small dog 3x near 13yr-old boy, claims it was biting his shoe, the family disputes the claim but, even if true, a small dog biting your shoe hardly seems justification for use of deadly force. [0]
  • Ouachita Parish LA sheriff & sheriff’s major arrested on computer fraud & ID theft charges after FBI agents served a search warrant at the sheriff’s department a few months ago. [0]
  • Winn Parish LA sheriff was convicted on conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute charges. [0]
  • Montgomery TX cop was fired for failing to give the former mayor a citation for driving while intoxicated, then letting him drive home [0]
  • Floyd Co GA cop arrested on drunk driving charge after backing into vehicle while leaving parking spot [0]

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

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]
  • Hamilton ON cop with history of excessive force cases is being investigated for fatally shooting a man who was driving a van. [0]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Noth Chicago IL cop suspended for unspecified period of time as discipline for hitting a man in custody on video [2]
  • Powder Springs GA cop gets reprimand for tasering man pulled over for a malfuncitoning license light on video [0]
  • RCMP officer faces assault w/bodily harm charges after accused of excessive force on a detainee in April 2011 [2]
  • RCMP officer convicted of assaulting & forcibly confining a teen while investigating a noise complaint [0]
  • Harris Co TX deputy was fired and indicted on improper sexual activity with a person in custody charge [0]
  • New York NY cop investigated for alleged sexual assault while he & 3 others were allegedly drinking on duty [1]
  • Clive IA police lieutenant charged w/assault with intent to commit sexual abuse after investigation into complaint [1]
  • New Hanover Co NC deputy charged with 15 felony counts of allegedly sexually assaulting & abusing his 2 children [0] (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]
  • New York NY cop sued for detaining woman & having her drugged, straightjacketed & hospitalized for being tipsy [3]
  • Waterloo ON police detain man in cuffs at school & strip search him after daughter draws pic of him holding toy gun [0]
  • Worcester MA police sued by man alleging he was held 73 days on false charges contradicted by video [3]
  • 4 Patton Village TX cops indicted along w/3 cops from other agencies & other officials on corruption charges [0]
  • East St Louis IL police officer faces theft charges after caught stealing Rolex in federal sting operation [0]
  • Lawrence KY cop fired and another still suspended for allegedly fixing tickets in exchange for sports tickets [0]
  • 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]
  • 2 Bunnell FL cops, husband & wife, get probation in plea deals for theft and drug possession charges [0]
  • Somerset Borough PA cop arrested for allegedly taking bribe in exchange for not filing charges against suspect [0]
  • Pinal Co AZ sheriff’s dept under federal investigation for alleged illegal political activity by employees [0]
  • Alice TX cop & clerk on leave while investigated for treating traffic citation in an unspecified “irregular manner” [2]
  • New York NY cop faces disciplinary action after photgraphed sleeping on train while armed and in uniform [0]

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]
  • Toronto ON police officer charged w/murder over fatal shooting incident during raid 2 years ago [0]
  • Lincoln AR cop investigated by special prosecutor for shooting teen he claims had a knife that cops couldn’t find [0]
  • Joliet IL cop fired after investigators review video of him beating woman while responding to domestic dispute [0]
  • Oakland CA pays $43k to settle suit to man claiming cops beat him w/batons & maced him on false resisting charge [0]
  • RCMP officer convicted of assault & forcible confinement on a teen while he was investigating a noise complaint [0]
  • RCMP officer faces assault w/bodily harm charges after accused of excessive force on a detainee in April 2011 [2]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Massachusetts state trooper arrested on domestic assault & battery charges by fellow troopers after wife calls 911 [0]
  • South Salt Lake UT cop investigated for allegedly filing false stolen car reports for questionable car salesman [1]
  • Orangeburg SC police capt charged w/grand larceny for allegedly stealing 8 firearms from police armory [0]
  • Bremerton WA now-retired cop sentenced to 2yrs in prison for illegal gun sales & false tax returns [0]

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

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