National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-27-11

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, April 27, 2011:

  • A Houston TX police officer is the subject of a lawsuit filed by a man who was unarmed when the officer shot him in the neck during a traffic stop for failure to signal a turn. The officer claimed he was afraid for his life when the man reached in his pocket during the stop. [3]
  • The same Houston TX police officer is the subject of a second lawsuit filed by a professional athlete who claims the officer needlessly hit him in the head with a baton while he was shopping for shoes with his son. [3]
  • Hartford CT police are being sued by a man who spent 20 years in prison after he was wrongfully convicted of murdering a teen. The suit alleges that the wrongful conviction came about because police ignored evidence that contradicted their case against him. [3]
  • The Monroe County NY sheriff’s department is being sued by a man who spent 18 years in prison on a wrongful murder conviction who also alleges that detectives ignored evidence that would have exonerated him. [3]
  • The Sacramento County CA sheriff’s department was ruled liable for $170,000 in damages in a lawsuit filed by a janitor who was mauled by a police dog when he was cleaning in a building the police were using for training exercises. [0]
  • A Broward County FL judge purportedly told deputies that they would have to shoot her before they would make her sit on the ground when they raided her sister’s home and held her relatives at gunpoint in a wrong address response to a burglary call. Apparently deputies believed they were burglars until a high ranking officer arrived and recognized the judge.  [2]
  • An Osage Beach MO police officer is the subject of a lawsuit alleging he performed a needless leg sweep on man who was detained but never arrested or charged with any crime. [3]
  • An Atlanta GA police officer is accused of failing to identifying himself and using excessive force in an incident caught on video at an IHOP where he punched a woman after he ordered four women to leave while out of uniform. [3]
  • A Ft Lauderdale FL police report was apparently contradicted by the videotaped arrest of a female activist who was arrested during a congressman’s town hall meeting. While the officer claimed he arrested her for refusing to leave the video seems to show that she agreed to leave and was compliant but was arrested after demanding the officer take his hands off of her. [3]
  • 3 Philadelphia PA police officers have been indicted on federal charges over their alleged participation in an steroid distribution ring where the highest ranked officer is also accused of being the ringleader. [0]
  • 2 Maricopa Co AZ chief deputies have retired just days before they were to be officially fired after an investigation into several different allegations, the results of which have not yet been released. [3]
  • The police chief of Wayne OK has been indicted on 12 felony charges including false accounting and embezzlement involving funds intended for victims of child abuse. [0]
  • A Los Angeles County CA sheriff’s captain has been relieved of duty along with one of her relatives who also works for the department. Officials are refusing to discuss what kind of allegations are involved in this case. [3]
  • The police chief of Poteet TX has admitted to texting photos of topless women to a female officer but insists that it was done inadvertently due to a typo. [0]
  • And finally, a Hernando County FL deputy is under investigation for an alleged drunk driving incident where two women followed him in their car while on the phone with 911. Apparently the officer thought the women were following him because they liked him so he ended up flirting with the women who called the cops on him. [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-26-11

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, April 26, 2011:

  • The Williamson Co TX police department is the subject of two separate excessive force lawsuits. One of which claims that an officer broke a woman’s hip when he threw her into a bench at the station then was caught on audio bragging about other incidents and talking about how to edit the surveillance video to hide it. The other claims that officer’s broke a man’s collarbone when they tackled him off of his motorcycle and pistol whipped him. Officers then allegedly told him they were going to make sure he never worked as a paramedic, which he was studying for, while taunting him in front of hospital staff. [5]
  • Goodyear AZ is facing two lawsuits over a single incident where officers are accused of flubbing an investigation where a fellow officer was accused of fatally hitting a teen with his cruiser. The suits come after two of the key officers were promoted, one of which was filed by the family and another filed by a victim’s advocate who claims she was retaliated against for bringing the flawed investigation to light. [4]
  • A Fresno County CA deputy was ruled to be half liable for a fatal shooting incident where the victim was also assigned 50% of the blame. The man’s widow was awarded $500,000 in that lawsuit as a result. [0]
  • A Chicago IL police officer who was the purported ringleader of the corrupt SOS unit accepted a plea deal dropping a number of charges in exchange for guilty pleas to tax evasion and for a plot to kill a fellow officer for cooperating in the case against them. [0]
  • An Alameda County CA deputy is the subject of a lawsuit filed by a public defender claiming the deputy pulled him over without cause, saying he thought he heard a loud voice from his car, then handcuffed him when the attorney tried to record what was happening. [4]
  • Seattle WA police received a stinging rebuke by a judge who dismissed a case against a man accused of assaulting a gang cop he claims choked him while he was cuffed instead. The judge told the police that this was the poorest investigated case she’d seen in 22 years on the bench and criticized officers over missing segments of dashcam video where it appeared officers intentionally turned off their cameras then turned them back on later. The officer who claimed he was assaulted who was accused of choking that man was the same officer in a high-profile video showing him stomp on a man’s head after telling him he was going to “beat the Mexican piss” out of him. [5]
  • A San Juan County NM deputy was fired after a lawsuit was filed over a videotaped incident where he was shown beating a man in the head with his flashlight. [0]
  • Harlingen TX police are being sued by two men who both claim that the police department jail conditions are so deplorable that both had to be hospitalized while they were detained for unpaid traffic tickets. One claims he was only allowed to shower once every three days and he became violently ill when he ate a rotten sandwich. The other claims that police ignored his need for a reduced salt diet and denied him access to his high blood pressure medication which caused him to be ill. [3]
  • Maricopa County AZ deputies were ruled to have violated the civil rights of two men they detained and transported to the cite of an immigration raid for no other reason than that they both worked at the workplace being raided. Both were later released after being found to be in the country legally. [4]
  • A Houston TX ISD police officer has been charged with 2 felony counts of sexual assault on a child involving a 15-year-old female student at the school he worked at. [0]
  • A second Richmond CA cop accused of hiring teen explorers and arming them with firearms forbidden to the general public for security gigs has resigned. It should be noted, however, that both officers involved in the scandal filed a lawsuit against the department prior to the allegations claiming racial discrimination and harassment. [0]
  • Chicago IL has settled a 1st Amendment lawsuit filed by the ACLU for $12,500 for spying on a Quaker-based activist group. The group received $5,000 of the settlement and the ACLU received the rest. [0]
  • A Prince Georges County MD deputy was fined $35,000 and received probation in a plea deal reducing assault and sexual misconduct charges to a single disorderly conduct charge over an incident where he assaulted a man and a woman at a bar which left the woman with significant injuries. [0]
  • A Conyers GA police officer received a fine and probation after taking a plea deal to a window tint & reckless operation charge after he was originally charged with drunk driving. [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-25-11

First of all, apologies for the outage Monday morning, fortunately it wasn’t directed at our site specifically but more of a general outage issue on the hosting service side. Everything has been resolved so I don’t expect any lingering issues. Unfortunately, I spent most of the time I would have spent searching for reports trying to deal with the outage so there weren’t many reports tracked today.

With that said, here are the 11 reports of police misconduct I was able to track in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, April 26, 2011:

  • A Philadelphia PA police officer is under investigation after shooting a man in the chest during an alleged dispute over a parking space while off duty. While the officer claims the man he shot pointed a gun at him neighbors and the man’s girlfriend dispute that account claiming instead that the officer chased the man inside his own home and shot him in the chest before fleeing to his relative’s home next door. Doctors say the man’s chances of survival are slim. [3]
  • Indianapolis IN police officers are accused of using excessive force in a cellphone video apparently showing the officers dragging an unconscious handcuffed man and dropping him on his face a number of times when they responded to a medical call about the 19-year-old who was passed out in an apartment building. Witnesses say the officers picked the boy up by his throat when they cuffed his unresponsive body. The video can be seen here. [4]
  • A New York NY police officer has pled guilty to using badge and supplying police equipment in order to help a gang pull off over 100 robberies of about 250 kilos of cocaine and $1,000,000 in cash. [0]
  • A Richmond VA deputy has been arrested on an indecent liberties charge after he allegedly threatened to rape two 14-year-old girls. [0]
  • Middletown PA settles suit for $100k to woman claiming drug cops rifled through photographs of her in the nude and even displayed them to others through a window in her home while they were raiding her home in a drug investigation against her husband who later admitted the drugs belonged to him, not her. [3]
  • A Cleveland OH police officer is expected to turn himself in after a warrant was issued for for his arrest on allegations that he misused police databases. [1]
  • A Chattanooga TN police officer is under investigation on allegations he showed up for training class while drunk. This wasn’t the officer’s first problem with alcohol though. [0]
  • Another Chattanooga TN police officer was arrested over an alleged domestic incident where she allegedly attacked her boyfriend, also a cop, then vandalized his apartment before stealing his phone and some cash when she found out he was cheating on her. [0]
  • And finally, in a follow up to a story last week, a Houston TX police sergeant has been charged with drunken driving after crashing into school bus on his way into work while in uniform. Blood tests at the hospital showed he had a BAC of .20 at the time. Witnesses alleged at the time of the accident that there appeared to be an effort to cover up the case when they claimed officers threatened them and tried to hide open containers found in the officer’s vehicle. [0]

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 04-23-11 to 04-24-11

Here are the 17 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend, April 23-24, 2011:

     
  • In Las Vegas NV there’s been an update to a report we covered last month where a police officer is now suspended while under investigation for beating and arresting a man for videotaping police from his own yard. The video of the incident, shown above, was briefly released on the Las Vegas Review-Journal news site but then mysteriously retracted. However, the person who shot the video has posted it on YouTube himself and asked that we post that version, which we have.
  • A Houston TX police officer is the subject of a lawsuit after an autopsy that was kept secret for over a year showed he fatally shot an unarmed man 4 times in the back. [4]
  • San Jose CA is being sued by a man claiming police officers broke his eye socket when they beat him three times, at least one of those times while he was already handcuffed. His sister was also arrested for complaining that he wasn’t resisting while being beaten. [4]
  • Again in San Jose CA, police are the subject of another lawsuit alleging they threw a baton at a fleeing man then ran him over when he fell. sued by man claiming cops threw baton at him then ran him over. The suit also alleges that officers then jumped on the man even after he was hit by the police cruiser, all over an alleged bar fight. [3]
  • A Honolulu HI police officer is accused of stopping a motorist without cause while that officer was off-duty then beating that man before charging him with assaulting an officer. Apparently there’s some history between the two and the alleged victim claims the officer has been out to get him. [3]
  • Denver CO is preparing to settle a lawsuit for $50,000 to a man claiming two officers illegally entered his home then used excessive force before falsely arresting him when he refused to let them enter his home without a warrant. Officers apparently wrongly told him they could enter without a warrant because a woman claimed to be his ex-girlfriend and wanted her things. [3]
  • A San Diego CA police officer may face felony assault charges for allegedly beating a teenager he caught smoking pot in a car parked on the street in front of his home while he was off-duty. [0]
  • Oak Creek CO settled a lawsuit for $25,000 to that town’s ex-mayor who claims a police officer illegally entered her home and tased her over an alleged traffic violation. [3]
  • An Alma GA police officer has been fired after being arrested on sexual assault of a person in custody charges. The officer admitted it but claims it was consentual. [0]
  • New Britain CT police are being sued by a female officer alleging she was subjected to sexual harassment by the captain of the internal affairs division and then suffered retaliation for refusing his advances. [3]
  • Chattanooga TN is being sued by a man claiming he was falsely arrested for honking his horn at a police officer who refused to go when she was ahead of him at a green light. [3]
  • The police chief of Yukon OK has apparently resigned with an end-date in 13 months but will remain on paid leave until then. The chief was already on paid leave when he announced his decision but there’s been no word on why he was suspended. [3]
  • A Cherokee County NC chief deputy has been fired and 2 deputies suspended while the sheriff’s office is the subject of an unspecified state investigation. There’s been no word on whether the two events are related or what either might involve. [3]
  • A Los Angeles CA police officer has been arrested on a drunk driving charge after being stopped near LAX for driving his motorcycle the wrong way through a tunnel. [0]

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-22-11

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, April 22, 2011:

  • A Providence RI police detective was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon over a videotaped excessive force incident that caught him kicking and beating a restrained man with a flashlight, as seen in the video above, which resulted in the man suffering a concussion and requiring 8 staples on his head. [0] http://bit.ly/fPKEfa
  • A Seattle WA police officer is the subject of a lawsuit that has been allowed to move forward to a jury trial. The suit alleges the officer used excessive force on a complaint man by slamming his head into the hood of his police cruiser for being too slow when the officer demanded to see his hands while they were on the hood of the cruiser, as seen in the dashcam video above.[3] http://bit.ly/eJzXTd
  • An Oklahoma City OK police officer who was arrested last week on kidnapping allegations has now been charged with 35 felonies and 2 misdemeanors on sexual abuse of a child allegations. [0] http://bit.ly/gfAUBv
  • The Youngstown OH police department is being forced by an arbitrator to rehire a police officer they fired on allegations that he failed to act while a fellow officer dragged a paralyzed man from a car and allegedly hit him. That officer is also appealing being fired as well. [0] http://bit.ly/dOVmfW
  • A Windemere FL police officer was arrested on allegations he forged a motorist’s name on a ticket as part of an organized scheme to defraud. [0] http://bit.ly/h16crU
  • Two Dallas TX police officers have been fired. The first was fired when tested positive for marijuana use after a suspected DUI crash while the other officer was fired for allegedly showing up for work while intoxicated, apparently it wasn’t the first time either. [0] http://bit.ly/huLtfH
  • An Anchorage AK police officer has been arrested on allegations that he’s actually an illegal immigrant from Mexico who used a stolen ID to become a police officer back in 2005. [0] http://bit.ly/dFgbxz
  • A Waterloo Regional ON police officer has been charged with voyeurism and breach of trust involving an alleged incident where he recorded an unspecified adult victim. [1] http://bit.ly/ff0bmn
  • A Gainesville FL police sergeant was apparently allowed to work while armed for weeks despite a sexual violence injunction against him which forbid him from possessing a firearm. [0] http://bit.ly/fsDB5f
  • An Irondequoit NY cop who happens to be the son of a now-former Greece police chief who is in prison has also been sentenced to 1-4yrs prison for computer trespass. [0] http://bit.ly/h21IjP
  • In Chicago IL, up to 1,000 police officers could face disciplinary action after an investigation into allegedly improper access to arrest records involving officers who are facing sexual assault charges. [0] http://bit.ly/eSedB2
  • A Leetsdale PA police officer was arrested on obstruction charges on allegations that he lied to police in order to cover for a DUI accident a friend was involved in. [0] http://bit.ly/eIBXwI
  • Washington DC police are investigating an alleged improper use of police resources after actor Charlie Sheen’s promotor paid for a high-speed police motorcade to take him to one of his stage shows when such escorts are reserved for heads of state. [0] http://wapo.st/hJ65w7
  • The police chief of Burden KS has resigned as part of a diversionary sentence agreement over a misdemeanor domestic battery charge against him. [0] http://bit.ly/he0uP3
  • A Mesa AZ police officer is on leave after being charged with residential mortgage fraud along with his wife. [0] http://bit.ly/dYHKAg
  • And finally, Memphis TN police mistakenly arrested a fellow officer on burglary charges after lifting his fingerprints at a burglary scene… that he had investigated earlier. [0] http://bit.ly/hIYlaQ

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-21-11

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked by our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, April 21, 2011:

  • Winnfield LA police chief convicted on obstruction charge for interfering w/arrest of woman by federal agents [0] http://bit.ly/huby1D
  • Tallassee AL asst police chief arrested on 40 felony counts for misuse of police data & ethics violations [1] http://bit.ly/eB5OOn
  • Euclid OH police officer fatally shoots self before questioned about failure to cooperate w/missing evidence probe [0] http://bit.ly/ibY2uF
  • Temple GA cop arrested for sexual battery & child cruelty after allegedly sexually battering woman in front of child [0] http://bit.ly/gwiS9R
  • Alexandria VA police officer arrested on fraud charges over allegations he sold salvaged vehicle to unwitting buyer [0] http://bit.ly/g7InsL
  • Macomb County MI sheriff’s sgt charged w/improper use of state police database after unspecified investigation [1] http://bit.ly/gkcFID
  • 2 Birmingham AL cops subject of suit by man shown on video being kicked & beaten while trying to comply w/commands [3] http://bit.ly/fI7C3B
  • 2 Huntington Beach CA cops sued by man who called cops about stray dogs & was choked out by responding officers [3] http://bit.ly/eQnfCb
  • Lynchburg VA settles suit for $250k to family of man who died while lawfully resisting arrest during home search [0] http://bit.ly/i2WXNm
  • Smithfield NC police patrol cmdr found guilty of passing stopped school bus & suspended 5 days w/o pay [0] http://bit.ly/ej7xjg
  • Chicago IL police officer convicted of attempting to bilk 90yr-old of his $500k home & $400k in investments [0] http://bit.ly/dTs3fU
  • San Diego CA cop on desk duty while under investigation on unspecified allegations of criminal misconduct [2] http://bit.ly/hb8ZvZ
  • Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police found to have misused $5mil in federal anti-terrorism grant funds [0] http://bit.ly/efJiRf
  • 3 Glendale CA cops no longer work for dept after probe into joyride to Vegas, dept won’t say if fired or quit [1] http://tinyurl.com/3w4bvk5
  • Sullivan City TX police chief sentenced to 10yrs after pleading to helping traffickers move 2 tons of pot thru town [0] http://bit.ly/i1yhso

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-20-11

Here are the 17 report of police misconduct tracked by our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, April 20, 2011:

  • 6 Bridgeton MO cops subject of suit & a possible FBI probe over allegations that one of them needlessly beat & tasered a man in holding area in an incident caught on video which appears to contradict the police reports. The others appear to be accused of either covering up the incident and/or failing to assist the victim. [3] http://ow.ly/1sBNT5
  • A Pleasantville NY cop is being sued by the family of a Pace college football player who was shot to death by the officer as he was driving away as allegedly directed to do by another officer. The suit comes just one week after the officer was awarded as police officer of the year by his police union over the incident. [0] http://ow.ly/1sB7xT
  • A US DOD police officer pleads guilty to crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct & child enticement. [0] http://ow.ly/1sBQm0
  • A Broward County FL deputy was charged w/vehicular homicide over high-speed on duty crash that killed a 14yr-old girl [0] http://ow.ly/1sBI0L
  • An Ontario Provincial swat team raided a wrong apartment, dragged an innocent man from his bed while naked and at gunpoint, then declared the mission a success after realizing they had the wrong door and arrested a man in an apartment on the floor below for possession of an illegal weapon and marijuana. [3] http://ow.ly/1sBIEl
  • A Philadelphia PA cop was arrested along w/several others over an alleged insurance fraud scheme that allegedly netted the accused parties  millions. [0] http://ow.ly/1sBQ5S
  • A 3rd of 4 Chicago IL cops who were part of the now-disbanded SOS unit pled guilty to a civil rights charge for a false arrest in 2004. [0] http://ow.ly/1sBmkp
  • Santa Clara CA & Campbell CA sued by 54yr-old woman claiming cops falsely arrested her & searched home w/o warrant or permission while the cops claimed they were looking for the woman’s daughter who didn’t live there. [3] http://ow.ly/1sBM1t
  • Orange County FL deputy arrested for battery, robbery w/a firearm & aggravated assault w/a firearm for allegedly entering a man’s home with another person then stealing his gun and then allegedly threatening him with his own gun. The second suspect in this case is still at large. [0] http://ow.ly/1sBIXI
  • A Memphis TN cop is accused of overreacting in a video showing him dragging female motorist from moving car which then continued moving as the officer carried the woman away by her pants. A bystander was eventually able to stop the vehicle and witnesses apparently contradicted the officer’s version of events. [2] http://ow.ly/1sBIpP
  • Rio Grande TX police chief & city manager suspended after sued by female employee for sexual harassment & retaliation [3] http://ow.ly/1sBMdb
  • A Los Angeles County CA deputy won a $900k settlement on allegations that his supervisor sexually harassed him then threatened him to keep him from reporting it. [0] http://ow.ly/1sBIbh
  • Harvard Univ MA police are being sued by an officer claiming racial discrimination & racial bias among superior officers. [0] http://ow.ly/1sBK9W
  • 2 Indiana State cops resigned on allegations of sleeping on job & rummaging through belongings at the governor’s residence, the other officer apparently was his supervisor. [0] http://ow.ly/1sB8JZ
  • Richmond CA cop resigns while investigated for hiring teen explorers for his unauth private security company [0] http://ow.ly/1sB7q4
  • Albuquerque NM police sgt investigated for allowing wife to pick up Bernalillo cop instead of booking him for DUI [0] http://ow.ly/1sBRti
  • Merced County CA deputy arrested on drunk driving charges after allegedly hitting own cruiser w/SUV while off duty [0] http://ow.ly/1sBOhb

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-19-11

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

  • Lee County AL deputy accused of shooting family’s dog after told it doesn’t bite then wouldn’t let them help it [3] http://ow.ly/1sANNC
  • 2nd of 4 Chicago IL cops w/disbanded SOS unit pleads guilty to civil rights & tax charges for robbing people of $40k [0] http://ow.ly/1sABvI
  • Niles MI cop pleads guilty to criminal sexual miscodnuct for molesting 19yr-old male detainee at police dept [0] http://ow.ly/1sAcj3
  • Methuen MA settles suit for $120k to cop claiming retaliation for cooperating w/fed probe of mayor & police capt [3] http://ow.ly/1sAMUM
  • 2 Washington County KY deputies plead guilty to federal possession of marijuana with intent to distribute charges [0] http://ow.ly/1sANYf
  • Wilson County TN deputy arrested for obstruction on allegations he sold info about fed probe to drug dealers [0] http://ow.ly/1sAH1m
  • Portland OR sued by woman who wasn’t allowed to cover up when arrested w/o pants by cop convicted of sex misconduct [3] http://ow.ly/1sAHb5
  • Hawaii DPS Sheriff’s deputy arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse over allegations he choked his wife [0] http://ow.ly/1sANqq
  • Americus GA police officer resigns before turning himself in on DV and cruelty to children charges [0] http://ow.ly/1sABIL
  • South Burlington VT cop suspended indefinitely w/pay after found liable for $100k in damages over raid on clergyman [3] http://ow.ly/1sAA1C
  • RCMP organized crime unit officer in BC arrested on allegations he stole $400 from a casino [0] http://ow.ly/1sAzeP
  • Rosebud TX cop who confronted residents about speed trap warning signs is fired for working outside city limits [1] http://ow.ly/1sAbuY
  • Conyers GA cop resigns after suspended 5 days for trying to show nude cellphone pics of woman to teen explorer [0] http://ow.ly/1sAJJN
  • Park County CO sheriff’s sgt demoted for allowing minor to consume alcohol at a party he hosted [0] http://ow.ly/1sAzDu
  • DeSoto County MS deputy resigns after arrested on drunk driving charges for refusing DUI test during traffic stop [0] http://ow.ly/1sAAZZ
  • Atlanta GA cop to face disciplinary action after caught by reporter parked in handicap spot while buying milkshake [0] http://ow.ly/1sAJtG

Remember folks, I really need everyone’s help tracking reports this week. I really appreciate every one everyone sends even if they don’t make it on the feed because they were already tracked or didn’t qualify. Thank you!

…and stay safe out there!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-18-11

Sorry this one is late folks, as I mentioned yesterday I’ll be pressed for time this week and possibly for a while after that. During this time I’ll really need as many people as possible to send me the reports of police misconduct they see which they think I might have missed. Thanks for the help!

On that note, here are the 9 reports of police misconduct I was able to track for this Monday, April 18, 2011:

  • 2 Nassau County NY cops subject of lawsuit alleging they used excessive force on a 90yr-old man in nursing home during a medical assistance call. [3] http://ow.ly/1szAPr
  • A Paw Paw MI police officer was sentenced to probation in a plea deal for steroid possession. He was fired while he was under investigation for it. [0] http://ow.ly/1szvdd
  • An Atlanta GA police officer was exonerated by internal affairs while the review board found that he falsely arrested a man who startled him in a stairwell. [4] http://ow.ly/1sztBM
  • A New Haven CT police officer pled no contest to assault & evading charges for breaking a 14-year-old girl’s legs in a hit & run accident. [0] http://ow.ly/1szlOR
  • A San Antonio Park TX police officer was arrested on drunk driving charge after stopped for allegedly running a stop sign. [0] http://ow.ly/1sziWA
  • A Halifax NS police officer was charged with breach of trust, threats & witness intimidation involving a drunk driving case. [1] http://ow.ly/1sziv3
  • At least three Camden NJ police officers are accused of overreacting when they fired 33 rounds at an 8-month-old bull terrier that got off it’s leash, damaging cars and homes in the process. [3] http://ow.ly/1szhln
  • A Chicago IL police officer who was part of the infamous disbanded SOS unit pled guilty to a misdemeanor civil rights violation charge involving his false testimony in a drug case. [0] http://ow.ly/1szhcK
  • A Seattle WA police sergeant was arrested on his second DUI charge in the last 6 years. He was also recently acquitted in a DV case where he was accused of cutting his wife. [0] http://ow.ly/1szgU4

And finally, I’m on the fence about this one but take a look and chime in… A Memphis TN police officer was caught on video pulling a female motorist from a moving car then carrying her away before slamming her to the ground to arrest her after she allegedly hit him with her car. That car can be seen in the background continuing to move after she was removed, but a bystander was able to eventually stop it. Was it excessive? Was the officer wrong to pull a driver from a car in gear with disregard for the possible safety issues for others? Or was she more of a danger to others since she allegedly hit him with her car? Let me know.

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 04-16-11 to 04-17-11

Seems like it was a slow weekend for the National Police Misconduct News Feed with only 7 reports tracked for this April 16-17, 2011:

  • In an update to a story we first tracked on the 12th, information apparently leaked to the press indicate that the ticket fixing scandal in New York NY may include up to 400 police officers and that 40 additional officers are the subject of a grand jury investigation into bribery allegations as well. For those who are curious, 440 officers would be about 1.25% of the over 35,000 sworn law enforcement officers employed by the NYPD. [3] http://ow.ly/1sytTl
  • Latimore Twp PA police are being sued by a family claiming that police illegally raided their home without a warrant based on a phone call alleging marijuana and guns were in their home and, in the process, that police used excessive force when they broke a man’s neck during the raid. [3] http://ow.ly/1sxvJr
  • Two San Carlos CA police officers are the subject of a settled lawsuit for $150,000 to a man who was falsely arrested when the officers illegally broke into his home over a minor suspected DUI accident. [0] http://ow.ly/1sxvVi
  • A Eureka CA police officer has resigned after being arrested for theft and drug possession. Moreover, the officer was already the subject of a warrant for his arrest in a domestic violence case when he was hired five months ago. [0] http://ow.ly/1sxwAW
  • A Houston TX police officer was arrested on drunk driving charges stemming from an off-duty traffic stop. [0] http://ow.ly/1syD46
  • A Greenwood SC police officer was placed on leave after being arrested on drunk driving charges stemming from a traffic stop. [0] http://ow.ly/1sxU3k
  • A Bernalillo NM police detective was arrested on drunk driving charges after refusing to take an alcohol test when stopped at a DUI checkpoint. [0] http://ow.ly/1sxTPB

Before I go, I did want to put out a call for help to all you readers out there. Please send me the reports you think we miss during the week, especially this week coming up. I’m going to be exceptionally pressed for time as we prep to move out by midnight Saturday. So please, send us those reports whether by email, twitter comments, comments here, or by using our contact page on the site. I really need your help here!

Thanks, and stay safe out there!

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