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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-19-11

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, August 19, 2011:

  • A drunk New York NY police officer was arrested on a sexual assault charge after a witness called 911 while seeing him rape a school teacher at gun point early in the morning. Police arrived in time find him with the victim who was able to tell them what happened. [0]
  • A state investigation into how an East Dublin GA cop fatally shot an unarmed man during investigation into fatally shooting of unarmed man reopened after discovered cop missed gun training [0]
  • Ontario Provincial cops accused of leaving bound rape victim tied up & untreated for 5 hours while they waited for a police photographer [3]
  • Spring Lake NC settles suit for $150k to man claiming continuous harassment by police eventually led to an officer shooting him needlessly. [0]
  • Palmetto FL cop was arrested for Aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon on allegations the pointed an AR-15 and taser at his family and told them he could kill at any time and get away with it. [0]
  • Daytona Beach FL police detective setenced to probation for resisting arrest in dispute when stopped for speeding on her way to where police were arresting her son. [0]
  • Philadelphia PA cop arrested on agg assault, unlawful restraint & other charges in alleged attack on his ex-girlfriend [1]
  • Peel ON police accused of profiling by a 60yr-old black man claiming a cop interrogated him in back of cruiser while she was looking for a 20yr-old suspect. [2]
  • Pennsylvania State trooper sentenced to 2-23mo prison for assaulting Humane Society police officer at pizza shop [0]
  • Fairfax Co VA police accused of harassing biker’s funeral procession & threatening to taser dead man’s brother [1]
  • Gwinnett Co GA cop gets probation in no contest plea deal for tasering a Waffle House employee as a joke [0]
  • Radcliff KY cop among 26 arrested in child predator sting, allegedly solicited sex from cop posing as 14yr-old [0]
  • Marlow OK cop gets suspended sentence in plea to perjury in case where the prosecutor stopped a drug trial & the judge had him charged with lying under oath [0]
  • 2 Glendale CA cops “released” from dept for unspecified misconduct, one subject of false arrest suit by lawyer [2]
  • Kelleys Island OH cop arrested on drunk driving charges after head-on crash into female motorist, tested .208 BAC [0]
  • Indianapolis IN cop gets probation & time served in plea deal for DUI and fraud charges involving prescriptions [0]

Also, before I go I wanted to relay that the NYCLU wants to hear from NYC residents about how they feel about the NYPD. A confidential survey is available at

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-18-11

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

  • Houston TX cop given indefinite suspension (fired) for punching cuffed suspect on video after chase [0]
  • Davidson Co TN sheriff’s dept loses suit for $200k to woman on immigration hold left shackled to bed while giving birth [1]
  • Denver CO police criticized for cuffing 8yr-old autistic kid over outburst then escorting him to hospital where he was forced to wait in ER for 5 days on a mental health hold even though he already was in treatment for autism [3] (note, the 5 days part was edited out of the original report for unspecified reasons).
  • Chicago IL to pay $333k in jury award to family who’s pet lab was shot to death during raid that found nothing because police filed for warrant covering both units of a duplex even though they were only really targeting the unit next door. The teen family member home during the raid asked police to let him put their dog away but the officers wouldn’t let him then shot the dog to death when it came around the corner, wagging it’s tail according to the family. [3]
  • Belmont NC police sued by woman & neighbor alleging cops arrested her for complaining about them speeding out of fear for her 3yr-old child’s safety. [3]
  • Los Angeles Co CA sheriff’s dept subject of DOJ probe into allegations of discrimination against section8 residents [0]
  • Tupelo MS subject of unspecified DOJ investigation into police hiring practices, officials refuse to say why [2]
  • Philadelphia PA cop sentenced to 16yrs for plot to rob dealer & sell heroin, joins 2 others already sentenced, including his wife. [0]
  • Harris Co TX deputy sentenced to 5yrs for accepting bribes from drug dealer in exchange for protection & police information [0]
  • Minneapolis MN police sgt charged w/misconduct on allegations he misused police database to get unspecified private info [1]
  • Brownsville TX cop suspended after indicted for forgery, theft & official repression for stealing 2 cars from public auction [0]
  • Boston MA police sued by ACLU & other groups trying to force them to reveal what their policy is for how they gather surveillance of activists and political groups [4]
  • New Orleans LA cop charged w/216 counts for writing fake seatbelt violation tickets to collect extra pay from fed grant that pays cops to write those kinds of tickets. [0]
  • Kingston NY now-retired detective arrested on multiple charges after audit finds he submitted fake transcripts to get stipend while he was a cop [0]
  • Chemung Co NY deputy was speeding & didn’t maintain lane in crash that killed him & another motorist [0]
  • Portland OR cop on desk duty after arrested on DUI, attempting to elude & reckless endangerment charges [1]
  • Indianapolis IN cop arrested on drunk driving charges after crashing his police cruiser into a parked car while off duty [0]
  • Washington State Supreme Court rules police misconduct investigation records must be made public whether the complaint was sustained or not. This is a major change in a state where police kept misconduct records hidden from the public as a matter of state law and may signal a reversal for Seattle, which is currently subject of a fed investigation, where the police union recently won a case to keep their names off misconduct reports even when they are found guilty of misconduct. [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-17-11

Here are the 27 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, August 17, 2011:

  • At least 8 Chicago IL police officers are under investigation after they allegedly jumped a liquor store owner when they mistook him for a burglar, let them go without charges, then attacked him and his brother on video when his brother told them he was going to file a complaint and that the incident was caught on video. [3]
  • New York NY (Bronx) cop sentenced to probation for beating a pedestrian in the face with a baton after he hit him with his cruiser in an on-duty road rage incident [0]
  • Houston TX cop who is also facing another lawsuit has been suspended 20 days for clubbing an ex-NBA star in the back of the head with a nightstick at a store but, despite suspending him for it, the city still insists he did nothing wrong, since he’s facing a lawsuit. [1]
  • A Fullerton CA police officer who is also involved in the brutal death of Kelly Thomas is now a part of a lawsuit over an earlier incident where he attacked a man videotaping the violent arrest of his friend. [5] Interestingly, the city’s defense is that the officers did tackle, arrest, and aggressively tried to convict him, but claim it was a mistake because they really thought he was someone that they claim jumped on an officer’s back… which appears to be an attempt to get the suit tossed through qualified immunity.
  • Russell Co AL sheriff’s detective pled guilty to assaulting cuffed man in custody. Another deputy is still facing trial [0]
  • US DHS sued by ACLU & others for policy allowing immigration detainees to be shackled 12hrs a day when at court [0]
  • Wheeler WI police chief pleads insanity to 14 felony sex charges for allegedly showing porn to 2 teen boys he arrested for breaking into a church then molesting them. This is a strange one because I can’t recall recorded a report yet in the 2+ years we’ve been operating where an officer pled insanity to any charge. [0]
  • Long Beach CA police youth services detective sentenced to 2yrs for his sexual relationship with a 15yr-old female relative [0]
  • St Ann MO reserve cop fired after admitting to sexually abusing female detainee he was guarding, a grand jury is still determining what charges he’ll face. [0]
  • Worth Co MO sheriff pleads guilty to violating the civil rights of 8 women that he forced to expose themselves under color of law then photographed them.  [0]
  • Glendale AZ cop resigned in Apr over allegations he molested & sent sexual txts to underage girls at a high school he worked at while off duty. County prosecutors are, months later, still trying to figure out if they want to charge him or not. [1]
  • Houston TX cop suspended while investigated for allegedly molesting a cuffed detainee then sending her explicit pics and text messages. [1]
  • Philadelphia PA cop to face charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in his cruiser after offering her a ride at a bus stop. [1]
  • Westville NJ police sued by woman alleging she was ordered to urinate on a holding cell floor in front of others [3]
  • 36 New York NY cops alleged to be subject of internal probes into perjury allegations including false arrests [2]
  • New York NY police detective arrested for allegedly using police equipment to rob cigarette smugglers in fake raid [0]
  • Niagara Regional ON police rebuked by judge staying case in largest Niagara pot bust over alleged police misconduct [2]
  • Bernalillo Co NM deputy arrested on agg assault w/deadly weapon charge in alleged road rage incident outside school [0]
  • Logan Co OH sheriff fires ex-Bellefontaine OH chief he hired after report found he lied during triple-murder case [0]
  • Grant Co IN deputy arrested on 6 counts felony theft after probe into allegations he stole money from a company he co-owned. [0]
  • Sneedville TN police chief sentenced to 4mo after pleading to charges for giving 14yr-old girl pot from evidence, I think there might have been more to it than this though. [0]
  • Albuquerque NM cop arrested on bribery charge for allegedly helping escort beat criminal charge in exchange for sex [0]
  • Port Arthur TX cop resigns while under investigation for theft, allegedly wrote checks on a closed account [0]
  • 2 Cape Brenton NS regional constables charged w/obstruction and breach of public trust in unspecified incident [3]
  • University at Buffalo NY police officer cited for disorderly conduct at concert in unspecified incident [2]
  • Chillicothe IL police chief suspended after arrested on drunk driving charges when stopped over trailer w/o lights [0]
  • US Secret Service agent arrested on drunk driving charge in Iowa ahead of scheduled presidential visit [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-16-11

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

  • Baltimore MD cop sentenced to 17yrs prison on manslaughter and firearm violation charges for shooting an unarmed Iraq war vet to death outside a nightclub while drunk because he pinched a woman’s butt that he was with. [0]
  • Norfolk VA police are being sued by the wife of a police recruit who died after receiving several blows to the head during police self-defense training [0]
  • 2 Ottawa ON cops are under investigation after a woman who called police to help a man she found asleep on the sidewalk accused them of using excessive force on that 50-year-old homeless man when they slammed him face-first onto the pavement without cause, resulting in facial fractures. She also claims the police tried to cover it up. [3]
  • Athena OR cop was sentenced to 115 months, almost 10 years, for child pornography & sexual crimes against a 15yr-old girl [0]
  • Oklahoma State trooper was charged with 2nd degree rape of a woman he pulled over for DUI while on-duty [0]
  • Hartford CT police sued by man shown on video being beaten into unconsciousness by 2 cops in holding cell as 2 supervisors ignored it [0]
  • Topeka KS settles suit for $300k to 2 brothers shot by 4 off-duty cops at their home during an altercation over noise [0]
  • Meriden CT now faces a 3rd lawsuit alleging brutality by the police chief’s son and a subsequent cover-up by the department [3]
  • Spartanburg County SC deputy resigns while under investigation for allegedly punching & choking a cuffed man over an insult [0]
  • Baltimore MD settles suit for $30k to man claiming a cop beat him after he called police to report domestic abuse [3]
  • Kern Co CA reserve deputy arrested on attempted murder & spousal abuse charges involving his 60yr-old wife whom he allegedly strangled into unconsciousness multiple times during a domestic dispute [0]
  • Denver CO settled a suit by the ACLU for $200k and promised reforms involving mass arrests during the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Those police actions are forever seared in our brains thanks to a shirt subsequently sold by the police union to celebrate how they handled the protests. [0]
  • Albuquerque NM cop fired & another suspended for violating policies involving what they were doing at the scene of where a fellow cop was accused of murdering his wife and making it look like suicide [1]
  • Chicago IL cop pleads guilty to felony bribery charge as part of fed probe into a towing extortion scheme, he’s the 6th to plea so far [0]
  • Spencer NC police sued by cop claiming negligence in the hiring of a cop who shot him multiple times w/automatic pellet gun. That cop was hired despite having to resign in lieu of firing from another agency and who only received a reprimand over the incident. However, it does sound like the plaintiff in this case might be exaggerating his injuries just a tiny bit. [0]
  • Chula Vista CA cop gets probation for guilty plea to DUI and “capping” charges when he was stopped after caught cheating at a casino blackjack table [0]

I also wanted to say thank you to the 3,000+ people now following our News Feed on Twitter. Thank you all so very much for your support!

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-15-11

Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, August 15, 2011:

  • Cook Co IL deputy may still be fired after judge’s surprising acquital for videotaped incident where a detainee suffered significant facial injuries when the deputy yanked on his shackle chains sending him face-first to the floor. Even the sheriff expressed surprise at the verdict but says it hasn’t changed his opinion that the deputy should be fired. [0]
  • Covington LA forced by a judge to rehire a cop fired for his role in an excessive force case where he was accused of lying to cover for his fellow officer. The judge’s decision came on a second appeal after a review board upheld the decision to fire him [0]
  • Elk Grove CA police are being sued by a man who was cuffed in the backseat of a cruiser after he was already searched when he was shot in face by a cop armed with a rifle. The police claim they thought he was reaching for a gun. [2]
  • Harrison Co MS deputy who worked as a school resource officer pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of child where he was charged with sexually battering a baby sitter [0]
  • Atlanta GA police training oversights may have resulted in up to 200 cops being uncertified for decades, which would result in thousands of case, some up to 20 years old, being overturned as the result of an unlawful arrest by an uncertified officer. [0]
  • Lumpkin Co GA sheriff & deputy found liable for $58k damages in suit by man arrested after warrantless search [1]
  • Corinth MS cop sentenced to 46mo prison for robbing motorists during fake traffic stops [0]
  • Bainbridge GA cop sentenced to probation in plea deal to violation of oath & obstruction for string of 3 burglaries [0]
  • Oregon State trooper jailed after SWAT standoff triggered when he fired a shot as cops responded to a 911 call by a friend expressing concern about his depression. [0]
  • 3 West Virginia troopers sued by woman claiming they violwrongfully arrested her for flipping them off in court [2]
  • Dallas TX off-duty cop investigated for allegedly hitting security guard in face w/pistol while chasing suspect [3]
  • Prince George’s Co MD cop charged w/felony assault for allegedly pulling gun on other woman in argument over keys [0]
  • Renton WA police demote 2 cops for the first of 9 cartoons that made fun of the department after dropping a highly controversial cyberstalking warrant in an attempt to find the author. They don’t know who made the others yet. [2]
  • Tallahassee FL cop sentenced to 15days jail after convicted on misd battery charge in unspecified case, he was fired a few months ago [1]
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC cop suspended while investigated for domestic violence for the 2nd time in her career [0]
  • Louisville KY cop pleads guilty to bankruptcy fraud charge after altering judge’s order to let him get more credit [0]
  • Blountstown FL cop fired after admitting to being addicted to meth when confronted with allegations of drug use [0]
  • Manchester OH cop investigated after deputies bust underage drinking party at his home, other cops allegedly there [1]

While it doesn’t sound like there was any specific misconduct allegations stemming from today’s high-profile OpBART protest sponsored by Anonymous I did find it interesting that, throughout the coverage, it seemed like BART’s response to the protests, by shutting down stations in attempts to disorganize it, caused riders more disruptions than what the protest itself did. But, at least, that’s what it looked like from the outside looking in. The protests appear to have ended without arrests or injuries, which is good news, so that was nice at least.

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 08-13-11 to 08-14-11

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of August 13-14, 2011:

  • 3 Davie FL cops are the subject of a suit by an 18yr-old honors student, shown above, who was repeatedly punched, kicked, tasered and attacked by a police dog before arrested for resisting arrest with violence, charges which were later tossed because it was ruled that he couldn’t be arrested for resisting an unlawful arrest. [3]
  • Highlands County FL is being sued by an 81yr-old man claiming a deputy used excessive force by throwing him onto his cruiser and fasely arrested him. The ending quote from the sheriff is a gem. [3]
  • The Canadian Border Service apparently strip searched a 66-year-old woman from the US and the RCMP detained her for 12 days after a field drug test yielded a false positive on an oil bottle in her car. The police are also accused of taking their time verifying the results from the unreliable test. [0]
  • Kentucky State trooper who now works for the US DHS is being sued by a man & his son claiming the trooper broke down their door, threatened them at gunpoint, then falsely arrested them because they called 911 after the trooper’s wife hit their car while she was driving under the influence. [5]
  • Orange County FL deputies are accused of raiding & ransacking the wrong home before they raided the right home next door, which resulted in the fatal shooting of the warrant’s subject. [3]
  • Muskogee Co OK deputy arrested on multiple charges for allegedly firing her service weapon during an off-duty domestic argument while drunk. The man she was with was also arrested as well though. [0]
  • Metcalfe Co KY deputy pled guilty to multiple charges for stalking, harassing & assaulting a woman in dispatch center that he used to have a relationship with. [0]
  • Lawrence MA cop is still on paid leave 6 mo after his DV conviction despite the police chief recommending termination. [0]
  • Florida police unions boast about 80% success rate using arbitrators to force law enforcement agencies to rehire of cops fired for misconduct [0]
  • US Border Patrol officer sentenced to 1mo home det & anger mgmnt for threatening to kill BC teen in road rage case [0]
  • San Jose CA police sued by biker club claiming police are profiling them for “driving while biker” [0]
  • Williamston SC police chief resigns over racist jokes & images posted on his Facebook page [0]
  • Indiana State trooper pleads to releasing a female DUI suspect who failed a breathalyzer test and destroying the test results. The investigation also found he downloaded pics from her Facebook page. [0]
  • Louisiana DPS officer suspended 100hrs for pics of him having sex on duty in patrol car found on the cruiser laptop [0]
  • Sandwich MA cop disciplined for hit&run crash now investigated for alleged harassing txt msgs to fellow cop [1]

Also, we have a service provider bill coming due tonight so we could really use a few donations if at all possible. So if you haven’t donated yet, please give it a thought if you support what we do here. Thanks!

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-12-11

Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, August 12, 2011:

  • Pima County AZ sheriff’s dept & members of a regional swat team are being sued by the family of an ex-marine who was shot to death during a questionable raid that turned up nothing. [0]
  • Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission agent was sentenced to 20 years prison for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl who was helping with a sting operation targeting alcohol sales to minors. The sentence is to be served concurrently to a 10yr sentence for soliciting a minor. [0]
  • BART CA police have admitted to blocking cellular phone signals in an attempt to prevent rumored police brutality protests. Police cite public safety concerns as justification for the action which appears to violate constitutional free speech protections and put the public at risk for those who may have needed to call 911 during the outages. [0]
  • Whitman MA police have charged a man with felony wiretapping for recording a cop during a traffic stop over tinted license plates after he went to complain about how he was treated and told police he recorded it. The officer wasn’t investigated. [5]
  • A study claims that Oakland CA cops pulled gun without justification on people who were not posing a threat at at the time in at least 28% of the cases were firearms were pulled. [0]
  • 5 Kansas City KS cops are suing their own dept claiming the chief and other commanders illegally detained them at gunpoint after a sting operation that targeted swat teams suspected of stealing during raids. They were not among the officers who were eventually charged afterward. [0]
  • Brookline NH police are accused of failing to investigate a domestic violence incident involving the police chief’s son [1]
  • Hamlin TX police officer jailed on unspecified charge, rumored to be harassment, after fired for tasering friend on video. [1]
  • Redmond OR police lieutenant pleads guilty to charges for stealing guns & ammo from his department and selling them for personal gain [0]
  • Sonshohocken PA police sgt gets probation in guilty plea to stealing money from parking meter collections [0]
  • Goshen County WY sheriff’s dept says they’ve been receiving complaints by officers from other agencies because their deputies arrested and cited two Aurora CO cops for drunk driving & littering while they were driving a cop car on the way to a police funeral in South Dakota. This is not a case against Goshen County, but I do wish we could find out what agencies the officers who are complaining are from and add those to the database. [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-11-11

Here are the 17 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, August 11, 2011:

  • Fullerton CA police still insist that they will not release a video showing their officers beat and taser Kelly Thomas, who died days later from his injuries, because they don’t want to influence any potential witnesses. However, they have now admitted that they let the officers involved in that incident review that unreleased video as they wrote their reports about the incident. Not only is this against commonly accepted police practices by giving officers a chance to fix their stories to match the video instead of their own perspectives, it also contradicts the stated reason for not releasing the video since the officers involved are also witnesses.  [5]
  • 2 Toronto ON cops were charged with assault after a man suffered facial fractures while in their custody after he was arrested over a dispute he had with a parking cop [1]
  • Palo Alto CA settles suit for $35k to a transient who was tasered after officers tricked into leaving his van that he was legally living in by telling him they were towing it. [0]
  • Hackensack NJ cop charged w/witness tampering & obstruction for his alleged interference into an assault investigation against a fellow officer [0]
  • A Toronto ON judge ruled that the only aggression at a G20 protest was perpetrated by police when he dismissed charges against one of several protesters who were tackled and arrested during that protest [0]
  • Monrovia CA police sued by woman claiming she lost job & was left homeless after a cop tackled & falsely arrested her for asking an officer who pulled her over if they could hurry up because she had to deliver blood that she had in her car as part of her job [3]
  • Philadelphia PA cop is under investigation on allegations that he sexually assaulted a teen girl in his patrol car, while specifics aren’t being released there appears to be DNA evidence involved. [1]
  • Lake Charles LA police officer arrested on child pornography charges after a multi-agency search was conducted at his home [0]
  • Greenwood IN cop accused of cuffing & threatening man while off duty resigns before his disciplinary hearing [0]
  • Cheyenne WY cop found guilty of false imprisonment but cleared of more serious charges involving domestic dispute [0]
  • Marblehead MA cop arrested after allegedly threatening to kill himself, his wife & daughter over pending divorce [0]
  • Dallas TX cop suspended 15days over domestic incident where wife accused him of choking & kicking her then recanted [0]
  • 2 Raleigh NC cops suspended while investigated for their statements to internal affairs about cop’s sex w/prostitute [0]
  • US Treasury police officer at mint charged w/fraud for collecting $173k in disability while making $300k on side job [0]
  • Harahan LA cop sentenced to probation in plea to timesheet fraud to get $20k extra pay from crime victim grant [0]
  • 6 Miami-Dade FL cops & a sgt have been suspended for a month while subject of unspecified probe into on-duty conduct, all of the 6 are in the same unit [3]
  • Finally, 2 Aurora CO cops were charged while driving a patrol car through Wyoming on the way to a fallen officer’s funeral in South Dakota. One was charged with driving under the influence and the other was cited for littering after they were stopped for speeding. [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-10-11

It was a slow reporting day for a Wednesday but here are the 12 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, August 10, 2011:

  • 2 Manitou Springs CO cops sued by man for allegedly breaking his ribs by tasering him in the face & jumping on his chest when he was startled by the officers who followed him home to give him a traffic ticket [3]
  • Springfield MA cop who was one of 4 who were disciplined for their roles in a videotaped beating has filed wiretapping charges against the person who taped it [5]
  • Selma CA cop pleads guilty to possession of child porn charges for over 600 pics & vids, some violent in nature [0]
  • New York NY cop sentenced to 2mo for official misconduct, accused of being look out as partner raped drunk woman [0]
  • Chattanooga TN cop suspended while subject of internal & criminal investigation on allegations he assaulted teen [2]
  • RCMP officer in N Vancouver BC accused of falsely arresting man after recognizing him as man who sued RCMP before [3]
  • Chicago IL more potential police torture victims get help from political figures to file new rounds of appeals [0]
  • Gilbert AZ pays $37k to settle suit to teen falsely accused of theft by cop in alleged school psych experiment [1]
  • Pasco Co FL deputy suspended after arrested for resisting while his friend was arrested for drug paraphernalia [0]
  • RCMP cop in BC given written reprimand for leaving 10mo-old police dog in hot car for 3hrs while boating [0]
  • Hamlin TX cop files grievance after fired for taser misuse, claims friend asked to be tasered [0]
  • 3 Hartford CT cops suspected of double-dipping after audit of private duty assignments show potential abuses [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-09-11

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, August 9, 2011:

  • Spokane WA police official who previously stated that the beating & tasering death of a mentally ill man named Otto Zehm was not a case of excessive force apparently changed his mind and is now willing to testif to policy violations by the officer involved in that incident three years ago. [0]
  • Plano TX settles suit for $245k to the family of man who was fatally shot by an officer claiming it was a misfire caused when he adjusted his gun-mounted light during a drug sting [0]
  • Gretna LA police sued by man alleging cops released K9 that bit off his penis and lied to justify the use of force. The police report claims the dog was released because officers feared the victim was attempting to flee out a back door or window when the victim’s apartment didn’t have any. [3]
  • 3 Providence RI cops sued by man for excessive force after surveillance video apparently contradicted cops claims that he slammed himself into a traffic officer’s car before beating him with flashlights [4]
  • Portland OR transit cops sued for tasering a man who has an IQ of 55 for not leaving bus that a driver let him sit in because it was cold out then mistook his seizure medication for ecstasy when they arrested him. [0]
  • Westport MA settles suit for $50k to man alleging off-duty cop used excessive force during false arrest [0]
  • Laurel MD cop sentenced to 4yrs for secretly videotaping a 15yr-old girl undressing, the sentence is to be served concurrent to his 7 year sentence on federal child porn charges [0]
  • Hawaii Co HI police accused of excessive force by blogger claiming he was tackled & arrested for videotaping cops [1]
  • Houston TX police audit reveals more than 3000 more untested rape kits linger in evidence in addition to 4220 known [0]
  • Shillington PA cop gets 6-23mo in plea deal for stalking & harassing woman, broke into her home & planted GPS device [0]
  • Hileah Gardens FL cop arrested on allegations he was part of gang that robbed trucks of millions in cargo [0]
  • US Border Patrol agent in AZ arrested after caught on surveillance video stealing woman’s purse from car off duty [0]
  • Nicholas Co KY sheriff pleads guilty to theft & abuse of trust for personal use of $43k in forfeiture money [0]
  • Onandaga Co NY deputy pleads guilty to falsifying time record in swipe card forgery scheme, was head of union [0]
  • Fair Oaks TX cop pleads guilty to lying about his citizenship to feds in effort to join the FBI [0]


  • Washington DC police cmdr demoted to captain for handling of police escorts for celebrities that violated policy [0]

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

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