National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-12-11

Here are the 23 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, May 13, 2011:

  • San Francisco CA undercover police officers are accused of excessive force & lying on reports in the latest in a long series of surveillance video released by the public defenders office. [3] http://bit.ly/iCBD8E
  • Seattle WA police gang detective who made national news when he threatened to “beat the Mexican piss” out of an innocent man before stomping on him in a videotaped incident has been suspended 30 days. In response, the victim’s lawyer announced that a tort claim was filed against the city over the incident and a lawsuit will follow if the city doesn’t respond to it by Monday. Meanwhile, no word on any disciplinary action against him on allegations he choked a cuffed man in the back of a cruiser or about a fellow officer who was shown on that video stomping on the man’s leg. [0] http://bit.ly/m4dFD4
  • San Bernardino County CA deputies account of a taser-related death during a traffic stop is allegedly being contradicted by witnesses according to the man’s father, who happens to be a long-time volunteer officer with the sheriff’s department. [3] http://lat.ms/ksC5O5
  • A Harrodsburg KY police officer who ran that department’s DARE program was indicted on 148 counts of sexual abuse involving kids under age of 16 and 18. [0] http://bit.ly/jeoXpY
  • The King County WA sheriff’s department is being sued by a former deputy who claims that he suffered retaliation after he testified against a deputy who was accused of punching an innocent man in the face for talking back when he was falsely accused of a crime by a former girlfriend. The prosecutor failed to win a conviction in that case. [5] http://bit.ly/kWVFYU
  • Radcliff KY cop arrested for computer solicitation of a minor involving undercover cop posing as 14yr-old [0] http://bit.ly/mgf9Th
  • Stamford CT police dog attacks female jogger running past cop’s home, hospitalized w/30 stitches in leg [0] http://bit.ly/l4u9zq
  • Henrico VA police officer’s home raided by state police on sealed warrant involving computer and camera equipment [2] http://bit.ly/iwMVvG
  • Whitley Co KY sheriff pleads guilty to federal extortion, drug distribution & money laundering charges [0] http://bit.ly/mLTiKu
  • Georgia State University GA cop charged w/theft for stealing tools from mechanics at off-duty security job [0] http://bit.ly/j0OHva
  • Lincoln NE cop who resigned during unspecified investigation is arrested on felony theft by deception charges [2] http://bit.ly/kR9LwF
  • Camden NJ cop sentenced to probation & fired for staging a shooting in an effort to qualify for early retirement [0] http://bit.ly/kIuMvS
  • Shawnee Co KS sheriff’s lt fined for disobeying an officer during argument at accident scene while off-duty [0] http://bit.ly/lwAicF
  • Bridgeport CT police spokesman suspended for email suggesting use of generic cartoon mug shots w/Hispanic names [0] http://bit.ly/iV4LbI
  • Nebraska State trooper resigns while on admin leave for unspecified reasons, 2 criminal cases dismissed as result [3] http://bit.ly/m98Khj
  • Pocahontas AR police chief suspended while subject of unspecified FBI & state police investigation [2] http://bit.ly/j5kvUl
  • Bancroft MI police chief under investigation on allegations that he supplied false information on grant application [0] http://bit.ly/kOKaS6
  • Roseville CA settles suit for $490k to 3 cops claiming police discriminated against cops they believed were gay [0] http://bit.ly/l5d1HO
  • Cottonwood Heights UT cop gets 80hr community service & must repay $900 in plea deal for misuse of public funds [0] http://bit.ly/iSqhuE
  • 2 Antioch CA cops already charged w/selling drugs stolen from evidence now accuse each other of running a brothel [0] http://bit.ly/k8CqaI
  • Oxford MI police officer resigns in lieu of firing after investigated for shooting police dispatcher with a taser [0] http://bit.ly/mC2ZoI
  • Aurora CO cop charged w/reckless endangerment & child abuse after crashing while drag racing w/2 kids in his car [0] http://bit.ly/kW186Y
  • And finally, a Detroit MI police officer has been suspended after fellow officers allegedly caught him having sex in a police cruiser with a transvestite prostitute while he was on duty. [0] http://bit.ly/it1a9K

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-11-11

Here are the 24 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, May 11, 2011:

  • 2 Lanett AL cops sued on allegations they beat & arrested man a day after he turned self in on outstanding warrant [0] http://bit.ly/kJ0OzL
  • New Orleans LA cop pleads guilty to 7counts of forcible rape for sexually assaulting girlfriend’s 13yr-old daughter [0] http://bit.ly/igDRCr
  • San Jose CA settles suit for $90k to Vietnamese college student repeatedly beaten w/baton & tasered on video [0] http://bit.ly/igIVzK
  • Orlando FL police arrest man videotaping arrest claiming he assaulted cop, police then lose his camera & footage [4] http://bit.ly/lTxVHF
  • San Diego CA police officer arrested on several charges for allegedly sexually assaulting prostitute while on duty, this comes a day after the chief apologized for a spike in misconduct cases. [1] http://bit.ly/lGVyyl
  • Tyrone GA cop sentenced to 140yrs on 38 counts including making child pornography, child exploitation & molestation [0] http://bit.ly/mNpd2u
  • 2 Chicago IL cops charged w/sexual assault & official misconduct involving drunk woman they gave a ride home to [2] http://bit.ly/jvBvgr
  • Colorado Springs CO cop who works w/kids as SRO & coach arrested on possession of child pornography charge [0] http://bit.ly/jKtjoO
  • Erie CO police officer accused of needlessly shooting family’s dog to death while responding to call next door [3] http://bit.ly/ka1rZX
  • Milwaukee WI police shoot man’s dog to death as it ran away when he let cops into his yard to help w/investigation [3] http://bit.ly/jDMopH
  • Philadelphia PA police officer sentenced to 13yrs for role in scheme to rob dealers & sell heroin, 2nd sentenced [0] http://bit.ly/jst4U1
  • Duluth MN cop found guilty of taking $107k from his elderly mom’s account before retiring from financial crimes unit [0] http://bit.ly/kjn2VJ
  • Miami-Dade FL police officer arrested on drug trafficking charges after long-term internal affairs investigation [0] http://cbsloc.al/kflBxv
  • San Francisco CA cops accused of illegal search & theft in latest video released by public defender’s office [3] http://bit.ly/msf6Yw
  • New York State trooper sentenced to $100 fine in plea to possession of steroids bought from man under surveillance [0] http://bit.ly/ln4H83
  • Dexter ME police chief serves 5-day suspension for failing to follow policy in domestic assault case involving cop [0] http://bit.ly/jatQzQ
  • St Louis Co MO cop removed from school resource officer duty after gun discharged while he cleaned it at school [0] http://bit.ly/iHt3iZ
  • RCMP mountie based in Yellowknife NWT sentenced to 6mo jail after pleading to stealing $2,000 from evidence locker [0] http://yhoo.it/kFzTbP
  • 2 North Carolina state troopers fired for running business while on-duty, would intimidate auditors when questioned [0] http://bit.ly/legwOv
  • 3 Alabama State troopers resign after investigation into alleged misuse of dept fuel cards, may face charges [0] http://bit.ly/lSkYHG
  • California Hwy Patrol officer arrested on burglary charge for allegedly stealing electronics (apparently an X-Box) from a Target store. [0] http://cbsloc.al/lImozi
  • Rio Arriba Co NM deputy suspended for repeated drunken fights at casino, was fired from previous job w/state police [0] http://bit.ly/lwgfbW
  • Radcliff KY police officer arrested on unspecified warrant out of Florida, electronic crimes division involved [2] http://bit.ly/jMmSUm
  • Dallas TX police cite new policy for keeping unclaimed $2,000 turned in by teen who found it in parking lot [0] http://bit.ly/lJwAoj

To end on a positive note, Ferreview Missouri’s sole full-time police officer saved two lives in one week. First he saved a 1-year-old girl from choking outside of the village hall then he saved a woman from choking at a restaurant while off duty as well.

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-10-11

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

  • Dillon CO police officer charged w/assault & official oppression for allegedly hitting cuffed 16yr-old in head [0] http://bit.ly/k9myhb
  • 5 Norwalk OH cops subject of brutality suit alleging cop choked woman, dragged her by cuffs while others watched [3] http://bit.ly/lCkCwG
  • Tallahassee FL to settle suit for $300k to family of man shot to death in truck by cop during drug warrant arrest [0] http://bit.ly/luL1xe
  • Manville NJ & Somerset Co NJ sued by man hit by cop car & dragged 10 feet during arrest for illegally recording movie [3] http://bit.ly/jbc7dI
  • Gary IN cop rehired & promoted after fired for threatening teen w/gun faces discipline for false report & brutality [0] http://bit.ly/iod0k9
  • St Paul MN settles suit for $43,500 to family of teen bitten in uprovoked attack by police dog while walking home [0] http://bit.ly/mjGPVr
  • Massilon OH settles suit for unspecified sum to woman harassed by cop sending nude texts to her after DUI arrest [1] http://bit.ly/lOX3Jc
  • Washington DC cop arrested on allegations he held a gun to a woman’s head during an argument, he apparently faced charges for gun threats before [0] http://bit.ly/ievoe0
  • 2 Pittsburgh PA cops subject of suit alleging they engineered series of false arrests to harass woman for complaint [5] http://bit.ly/j7HDYZ
  • Elgin IL police officer charged w/official misconduct & obstruction for allegedly planting evidence to boost career [0] http://bit.ly/lk174U
  • Cottonport LA cop arrested on evidence tampering, obstruction & malfeasance charges involving on-duty actions [1] http://bit.ly/lwWL5L
  • Cobb County GA police lieutenant arrested on allegations he used fraudulent prescriptions to obtain narcotics [0] http://bit.ly/mfS7ZY
  • Tinley Park IL police officer charged w/felony hit and run while also cited for drunken driving & open container [0] http://cbsloc.al/lV9Adc

Folks, I’ll be honest here, living in a hotel room with our three children has made working on this project exceptionally difficult. I’m doing my best though, and will keep on trying to capture as many reports as I can. We don’t have an exit plan though, because we’re living paycheck to paycheck, so I can’t really say when we’ll be able to find stable housing again. But we’re trying and, until we do get out of this mess, I really need everyone to send in links to the reports you think we’ve missed. Donations are, of course, always deeply appreciated as well.

Thank you, and stay safe out there!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-09-11

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, May 9, 2011:

  • The King County WA deputy who left an innocent man in a vegetative state after throwing him into a wall in a high profile incident that was caught on video apparently had a long history of questionable use of force incidents and has continued to rack up excessive force complaints including tackling a jaywalker who took pictures of him. [3] http://bit.ly/mfVJyO
  • A Columbia County OR deputy was charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse that allegedly occurred while he was a school resource officer. [0] http://bit.ly/jzthXB
  • A Wahpeton ND cop is under investigation after a YouTube video showed him arresting a  17yr-old for asking him about alleged illegal searches. [3] http://bit.ly/jf9rlE
  • A Chesapeake VA cop sentenced to probation for soliciting sex from investigator he believed was a 16yr-old girl including sending nude text messages of himself. [0] http://bit.ly/j5kICi
  • Philadelphia PA police officer sentenced to 42mo prison for role in scheme to rob drug dealer for heroin in a sting operation. [0] http://bit.ly/jHnvSV
  • Portsmouth VA police officer indicted on embezzlement charge after unspecified state police investigation [1] http://bit.ly/lUCQBX
  • A Maricopa County AZ deputy who starred in a TLC police “reality” show was arrested on domestic violence allegations involving her husband. [0] http://bit.ly/mQqXye
  • Dallas TX police officer arrested on a DV-related felony assault charge for allegedly choking an unidentified woman during an argument [0] http://bit.ly/jH579Q
  • A Hamilton ON cop faces disciplinary charges for allegedly refusing to investigate a racially motivated road rage case [2] http://bit.ly/keu8XS
  • Ball LA police chief, a police officer & 2 police employees have been sentenced to probation for their roles in a FEMA Hurricane fraud scheme. [0] http://bit.ly/lT8IAp
  • Granby CT police captain already facing child porn charges now charged w/possession of marijuana after home search [0] http://bit.ly/jHO50B
  • Ulster Co NY deputy charged w/official misconduct & drug possession for alleged illegal purchase of oxycodone [0] http://bit.ly/k57AVU
  • A Providence RI cop is facing disciplinary action after caught by news crews working out at a private gym while on duty instead of using an expensive taxpayer-funded police gym. [0] http://bit.ly/lCXKrb
  • San Diego CA police officer arrested on drunk driving charge after rear-ending BMW while off-duty. The chief is slated to talk to the media about what appears to be a rash of officers facing criminal charges this year. [0] http://bit.ly/iDfxFJ
  • And finally, Buncombe County NC deputies jailed a Latino man for 4 days on $300k bond after mistaking 91lbs of tortilla dough for cocaine. [0] http://bit.ly/kQNTjY

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 05-07-11 to 05-08-11

Here are the 12 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend, May 7-8, 2011:

  • Lakewood WA police review incident where police dog attacked innocent man in park, leaving him hospitalized [1] http://bit.ly/jAnHKI
  • Springboro OH police dog that bit 13 in 3.5yrs subject of suit by 2 of those people alleging rights violations [3] http://bit.ly/mlL6wz
  • Winter Park FL cop allowed to retire w/benefits after investigation rules tasering college kid was excessive force [0] http://bit.ly/kUMIRs
  • Mansfield OH police officer fired & other on unpaid leave for alleged unspecified mistreatment of person in custody [1] http://bit.ly/jaR7o9
  • DeSoto Co FL deputy arrested for hitting wife, almost running over responding cops & hit & run crash while fleeing [0] http://bit.ly/lzewbd
  • Tulare CA police sued by ex-prison guard claiming he was falsely arrested on terrorism charges based on hoax call [0] http://bit.ly/iGzvA3
  • 2 RCMP officers charged w/perjury for their testimony at inquiry over Polish immigrant’s taser death at airport [0] http://is.gd/kpdH9f
  • New Jersey state police accused of covering for cop who gave fake undercover ID when he injured motorist in crash [4] http://bit.ly/kiBm4z
  • Los Angeles County CA deputy arrested on allegations he had sex w/16yr-old female relative [0] http://bit.ly/jV9Z9f
  • Washington Co AR settles sex harassment suit for $395k to 2 employees claiming male deputies watched strip searches [0] http://bit.ly/lRnaHj
  • Parker Co TX deputy arrested on felony theft charges for allegedly stealing $20k from memorial fund for cop’s widow [0] http://bit.ly/kF52BI

Before I go, in what I hope to make a regular segment, here’s a positive story to end the week:
A Longview TX police officer rescued a kitten trapped in storm drain, then offered to give it a home if nobody was able to take it in.

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-06-11

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct that were tracked for part of this Friday, May 6, 2011:

  • Isle of Wight Co VA sheriff subject of sealed indictment, possibly involving felon he hired as sworn officer [1] http://bit.ly/kPsvk4
  • Bryan TX cop under investigation after firing several shots in foot chase, critically injuring suspect & bystander [1] http://bit.ly/jAGnxF
  • 2 Redwood City CA cops subject of suit alleging they tasered teen w/o cause & joked about it, then refused to ID [3] http://bit.ly/jJS2Ji
  • Valdosta GA police officer arrested on aggravated child molestation charge on allegations spanning several years [0] http://bit.ly/kSbL5G
  • San Bernardino Co CA deputy in charge of explorers program arrested on allegations he had sex w/underage explorer [0] http://bit.ly/kxHGuR
  • US Border Patrol agent arrested for kidnapping & sexual battery, allegedly molested immigrant after interrogation [0] http://bit.ly/majm6Q
  • New York NY (Brooklyn) deputy police chief docked 30 days pay for role in steroid scandal involving 24 officers [0] http://nyp.st/m5WfaO
  • Denver CO sheriff’s capt suspended 70days for lying about failure to supervise staff, monitor recommended demotion [0] http://bit.ly/j3eLEQ
  • Brick NJ police officer arrested on allegations that he stole money from police union before resigning from dept [0] http://bit.ly/ivdDUy
  • 3 Delaware State troopers under investigation on allegations of overtime fraud involving psych patient transports [1] http://bit.ly/kMnaV1
  • Pickens SC police chief suspended 15 days w/o pay over alleged racial & derogatory remarks, chief apologizes [0] http://bit.ly/kfN8KK
  • Montreal QC cop & a Sûreté du Québec police officer suspended as part of unspecified corruption investigation [2] http://bit.ly/lCEVoc
  • North Carolina state trooper and a lieutenant fired after investigation into unspecified misconduct [3] http://bit.ly/m5oY5i
  • Canton MO police chief indicted for making false statement on form to illegally buy firearm for another person [0] http://bit.ly/mkieM3
  • Bandara Co TX sheriff forced to resign & must pay $2,500 in plea for abuse of auth for using county boat for fun [0] http://bit.ly/kgZoY7
  • New Orleans LA cop who was key witness in Glover trial arrested on DUI & fleeing the scene of an accident charges [0] http://bit.ly/jCSASS

Unfortunately I had to stop updating the news feed early today. When I returned home from work I found out that they are picking up the pod with all of our belongings and taking it to storage early, so we had to pick up the pace for packing. Again, the news feed probably won’t be updating again until Sunday at the earliest, I hope to post up the reports I know I missed, including the qualifying reports sent in by readers, at that time.

Until then, stay safe out there.

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-05-11

Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, May 5, 2011:

  • Basalt CO cop resigns after investigation into excessive force claim reported by deputy who witnessed it [0] http://bit.ly/jUok6t
  • Orlando FL police sued by 85yr-old man who’s neck was broken when cop slammed him to the ground [3] http://bit.ly/lZot1M
  • 2 Cape Coral FL cops accused of excessive force, allegedly threw man out of car at traffic stop, never charged him [3] http://bit.ly/mRaugt
  • Boynton Beach FL cop fired & rehired for tasing cuffed man is arrested for tasering fellow cop to get back at her [0] http://bit.ly/j2ROWd
  • Denver CO cop facing firing for excessive force & lying gets deal for 40 day suspension w/o pay instead [2] http://bit.ly/ipeUaZ
  • Tucson AZ police shown shoving news photographer out of meeting where extensive police presence was questioned [3] http://bit.ly/j8f2Bw
  • Indian River Co FL deputy fired & arrested on battery charges for groping female inmate at jail [0] http://bit.ly/lrWe3f
  • Cincinnati OH cop sentenced to 7mo for using police database to look up info on woman, then pulled her over 12x [0] http://bit.ly/kDcJwN
  • Albuquerque NM cop disciplined w/desk duty for listing job on Facebook as “Human Waste Disposal” after shooting [0] http://bit.ly/iPvvkL
  • Peoria IL cop subject of no stalking order on allegations including that he taped female officers using restroom [3] http://bit.ly/l9dWpa
  • Onondaga County NY sheriff’s dept settles suit for $30k to jail deputy claiming supervisor sexually harassed her [0] http://bit.ly/kswCBq
  • Chesapeake VA cop gets suspended sentence, must register as sex offender for texting nude pics of self to teens [0] http://bit.ly/kua2TR
  • Wilmette IL cop charged w/theft & official misconduct for scamming man out of bond money he didn’t have to pay [0] http://cbsloc.al/lY2PWj
  • Hollister CA police sgt investigated for allegedly embezzling thousands as head of police union until he retired [0] http://bit.ly/mlLB9i
  • Gulfport MS cop arrested on felony child abuse charge over allegations involving girlfriend’s 2yr-old child [1] http://bit.ly/l4VXSQ
  • 2 Hanging Rock OH cops indicted on allegations they demanded & pocketed cash from motorists caught in speed trap [0] http://bit.ly/lxvTSW
  • Windermere FL police dept down to 10 of 24 officers, background checks ordered due to scandal show past problems & extensive criminal histories for some [0] http://bit.ly/iYBeLZ
  • Fife WA police detective investigated for allegedly crashing patrol car while drunk then leaving scene, not tested [1] http://bit.ly/jO1aoE

And finally, to help you feel a bit better after all the misconduct… 4 of the 5 police officers in Cactus Texas have resigned leaving the town scrambling to find replacements. The officers didn’t resign due to misconduct on their part, they resigned because they refused demands by the city manager to arrest people who spoke out against him during a public meeting. The link is to a short article, but it’s well worth the read.

Before I go I want to mention that the news feed will not be updating this Saturday. We have to move out of our home by midnight Saturday so I’ll be pretty busy.  Oh, and sorry tonight’s report is in short format, I’ve been busy packing in between report searches in the short time I have each evening between returning from work and passing out. ; )

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-04-11

Before I start, a reader requested that I tell our Seattle visitors that the ACLU is asking people who have experienced misconduct at the hands of Seattle Washington police officers to call the DOJ and tell them their story while the DOJ is in town performing a pattern or practice investigation for excessive force and racial profiling.

With that said, here are the 20 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, May 4, 2011:

  • Lebanon TN police are being sued by the family of a man who was fatally shot by a police officer when he mistakenly thought he fired at them when his partner’s gun discharged when he tripped & fell instead. [0] http://bit.ly/kBYo76
  • A Humboldt TN police officer has been sentenced to 2 years in prison after convicted of reckless homicide for fatally shooting a man in the back  during a chase.[0] http://bit.ly/l3S45c
  • Lindenwold NJ police are being sued by a man who suffered a stroke when he claims he was assaulted by a police officer and that officer’s K9 partner. Several witnesses back his allegations that he was attacked when he question the officer about why he had detained his wife. [3] http://bit.ly/koT6nn
  • Phoenix AZ cop under investigation after video surfaces of him shoving woman to ground while responding to call [0] http://bit.ly/lrDBKj
  • Yonkers NY cop sentenced to 8 weekends in jail for assaulting 2 people then falsely arresting one to cover for it [0] http://bit.ly/mRRNin
  • Los Angeles Co CA sheriff’s dept accused of encouraging violent behavior in suit by 2 deputies assaulted at party [0] http://lat.ms/igctOj
  • 2 Prince Albert SK cops suspended & charged w/assault over two seperate alleged excessive force incidents [1] http://bit.ly/kqUQwF
  • Sioux Falls SD police sued by man claiming a flash-bang grenade thrown during SWAT/ICE raid tore a 3 inch hole in his foot, wasn’t arrested [0] http://bit.ly/jjGraT
  • York Regional ON police officer faces sexual assault charges involving woman in police cruiser after arrest [0] http://bit.ly/kSclkv
  • Nassau Co NY cop suspended after caught on video pulling gun at bar & pointing it at employee while drunk [0] http://bit.ly/lvmfzm
  • Panama City FL police officer resigns after cited for battery, allegedly slapped man at bar then kicked him in head [0] http://bit.ly/kNhsq6
  • Galva IL police officer fired after charged w/5 misdemeanors & 3 felonies in alleged domestic violence incident [0] http://bit.ly/jQ3WkY
  • Norfolk VA police officer convicted of misd reckless driving for fatally hitting bicyclist w/patrol car [0] http://bit.ly/mdY7IV
  • Dallas TX police officer sentenced to probation after convicted for masterminding robbery of store he worked at [0] http://bit.ly/jmuOCx
  • Houston TX cop arrested on theft charges for allegedly using his status as a cop to steal money from someone [1] http://bit.ly/ifGEzy
  • Fife WA police lt suspended 3days w/o pay for failing to start investigation into sexual harassment complaints [0] http://bit.ly/j1KMbU
  • San Ramon CA cop arrested on several charges including grand theft in widening CA Narc team (CNET) scandal [0] http://bit.ly/itG2b9
  • Davenport IA police sgt investigated after stand-off sparked by suicidal behavior after demotion for unknown reason [1] http://bit.ly/kkP8mJ
  • Black Mountain NC cop fired after arrested for leading police on chase in attempt to elude after hit & run crash [0] http://bit.ly/l6nztg
  • Raleigh NC police officer charged w/DUI after stopped for speeding with a BAC 2x limit [0] http://bit.ly/mHEScB

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-03-11

Picture from where I do most of the tracking for reports, on a packed bus.

While I could have sworn there were more reports than this today, here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, May 3, 2011:

  • Denver CO police say they’ve reopened an investigation into an excessive force case after the city settled a lawsuit over the incident involving three officers for $795,000. [1] http://bit.ly/kyOBs6
  • Oakland CA settled two lawsuits, the first for $550,000 to a 15-year-old who was shot in the back while being chased by officers and the second for $350,000 for an alleged unlawful raid on a home where marijuana was allegedly being grown. [0] http://bit.ly/lQasM9
  • A San Diego CA police officer is under investigation after cellphone video came out showing him repeatedly punch a man who was being restrained by two other cops. [1] http://bit.ly/l5yA0P
  • 2 Hattiesburg MS police officers are under investigation, one over an alleged excessive force incident that was caught on video and the other on allegations that he fired a gun in the air to break up a dispute during a party at his home. [1] http://bit.ly/mGFKPP
  • A Long Beach CA detective in the youth services section has bee charged with lewd acts and for having sex with a 15-year-old family member. [0] http://bit.ly/k6UPpG
  • A Cashion OK reserve police officer was arrested on a charge of lewd or indecent acts with a child under 16. Apparently reserve officers are certified and have the same authority as a regular officer. [0] http://bit.ly/jPzCJJ
  • An Ada County ID sheriff’s sergeant resigned over sexual misconduct allegations but won’t face charges over those allegations. Meanwhile the alleged victim has filed a lawsuit over the incident. [0] http://bit.ly/l51LDe
  • A Houston TX police officer has been sentenced to 6 years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting a prostitute twice. He may still face charges involving a second prostitute and for allegedly attempting to do the same to an undercover officer posing as a prostitute as well. [0] http://bit.ly/jD3OV4
  • A Cleveland OH police officer was suspended without pay after arrested on a menacing by stalking charge apparently involving an ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend. [0] http://bit.ly/imcqeI
  • A Dallas TX police officer was found guilty of masterminding an armed robbery of a Sam’s Club where he worked as a security guard while off duty. [0] http://bit.ly/mt9kUg
  • A New Orleans LA police lieutenant was fired for his role in the Henry Glover case where he allegedla, claims retaliation for cooperating w/federal investigation [3] http://bit.ly/lmsPwK
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC cop sentenced to 30days for contempt after dashcam contradicted testimony in DUI case [0] http://bit.ly/kmKfSF
  • Tinley Park IL cop suspended after allegedly leaving scene of crash w/injuries after rear-ending vehicle off-duty [0]http://bit.ly/jNI9pF
  • Houston TX police refuse to pay vet bill for pet lab shot in face inside fenced-in lawn by cop looking for burglar [0] http://bit.ly/mEZkZp
  • Pine Lawn MO undercover cop arrested, but not charged, for driving a police car while under the influence [0] http://bit.ly/j419TK

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-02-11

Here are the 19 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, May 2, 2011:

  • Stanislaus Co CA detective charged w/murder for shooting woman during dispute, also faces other unrelated charges [0] http://bit.ly/jYpJhZ
  • San Diego CA 74yr-old homeless activist awarded $3,925 by jury that found cop used unreasonable force during arrest [3] http://bit.ly/mD0tFZ
  • 2 New York NY (Bronx) cops convicted on official misconduct charges for pistol whipping & beating man over dispute [0] http://nydn.us/iZAZMs
  • San Bernardino CA police accused of using excessive force on mentally handicapped man in YouTube video [3] http://bit.ly/mAgZWc
  • Kansas City KS cop indicted on 3 felonies including 1st degree assault for shooting bouncer while drunk at bar [0] http://bit.ly/kNrwPl
  • 2 Baltimore MD police officers found guilty of misconduct for interrogating teens in van then leaving them stranded [3] http://bit.ly/mp51UD
  • US Border Patrol officer pleads guilty to sexual assaulting a young girl repeatedly for several years [0] http://bit.ly/lNLmiO
  • St Tammany Parish LA deputy sentenced to 10yrs after found guilty of incest involving unspecified female relative [0] http://bit.ly/iKm6Iu
  • Macomb IL police accused of indiscriminately pepperspraying students watching block party melee from their porches [3] http://bit.ly/kGvJlx
  • Inkster MI cop sentenced to 90days for willful neglect of duty for lying during drug trial, 2nd cop sentenced [0] http://bit.ly/kWQSuv
  • Middlesex County MA deputy arrested on cocaine trafficking charges after undercover sting operation based on tip [0] http://bit.ly/mpdxzl
  • Marion County IN deputy charged w/3 counts theft on allegations of ghost employment & theft of donated equipment [0] http://bit.ly/mcjVgZ
  • New Orleans LA several police officers accused of possible payroll fraud & double dipping by official report [1] http://bit.ly/jNybkK
  • New Orleans LA police cmdr accused of downgrading crimes for stats & a conflict of interests in traffic cam company [0] http://bit.ly/isAZwL
  • Bremerton WA police narcotics officer indicted on federal charges for illegaly selling firearms before he retired [0] http://bit.ly/mss9XU
  • Franklin Co VA sheriff sued by 2 deputies claiming they were fired for reports that led to sheriff’s indictment [3] http://bit.ly/mAh2v2
  • New York NY (Bronx) police officer sues dept claiming she was fired for failing to meet illegal quotas [3] http://nydn.us/lmdEr2
  • New York NY police detective arrested on DUI charge after found passed out in running car parked in middle of road [0] http://nyp.st/jw2TL1
  • Philadelphia PA police officer arrested on drunk driving charges after minor off-duty accident [0] http://bit.ly/lDVwmA

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

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