National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-14-11

Here are the 19 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, December 14, 2011:

  • Las Vegas NV cops who fatally shot a veteran after boxing his car in are under investigation, one of those officers apparently has a history of disciplinary issues. [1] bit.ly/rYreXr
  • Morrow Co OR deputy sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering a pregnant bartender who’s body was found at a farm owned by his family. [0] bit.ly/tuWqCY
  • Seattle WA police are investigating allegation that a cop repeatedly punched a minister in the face while arresting him at the recent #OccupySeattle port protest. There have been a lot more allegations stemming from the violence that occured during that protest, including accusations that a flare was thrown at the police line by an undercover officer who infiltrated the protest but that claim is more difficult to substantiate. [3] bit.ly/vU5cHc
  • Alameda Co CA deputy was arrested after an investigation into allegations that he raped a woman back in September [1] bit.ly/sybJxO
  • Los Angeles CA USD school police officer was sentenced to 2yrs for faking his own shooting in an incident that snarled traffic during a 10 hour manhunt… He’ll likely only serve nine months of that sentence. [0] bit.ly/vQCOlI
  • Dallas TX cop subject of warrant on domestic violence charges, police conducted a raid on his apartment looking for him but he wasn’t there. [0] cbsloc.al/ttLTXW
  • 2 Talbot Co GA deputies plead guilty to extortion in a scheme to split cash & drugs confiscated from traffic stops based on tipoffs from an informant they shared the loot with. [0] bit.ly/tVrNvw
  • St. Louis MO deputy takes a plea deal for buying heroin & chauffeuring a drug dealer around town while in uniform [0] bit.ly/u1mN5U
  • Houston TX police accused of over-charging Occupy protesters with felonies in an effort to intimidate them following an incident where protesters linked themselves together with PVC pipe that resuted in police and firefighters covering them with a tent while they removed the PVC. [0] bit.ly/v0R9yh
  • Dartmouth MA cop on leave while investigated by state police concerning undisclosed misconduct allegations that were only described as “serious”. [3] bit.ly/tkMGVN
  • Isle of Wight VA sheriff’s captain resigns after pleading guilty to conspiracy charge, gets suspended sentence [0] bit.ly/tztTTb
  • Caddo OK police chief charged w/embezzlement for allegedly trading firearm he took from evidence for 9mm handgun [0] bit.ly/rPKIx7
  • Johnston Co NC deputy fired after arrested for misd larceny when he was caught stealing shoes from a store [0] bit.ly/sGtMzg
  • Broward Co FL deputy was convicted of grand theft & insurance fraud in a strange scheme to recoup the cost of Def Leppard tickets he couldn’t used due to a lack of a babysitter. [0] thesent.nl/rrUJbc
  • West Fargo ND police officer arrested on disorderly conduct charge over an unspecified assault incident [3] bit.ly/vMk30P
  • US ICE agent convicted on federal obstruction & other charges for lying about “informant” to get a consulting gig [0] lat.ms/urfduD
  • Grayson Co TX deputy indicted on theft charges a week after fired for stealing over $20k in property from evidence [0] bit.ly/vqEYyu
  • Seabrook MA police sgt gets probation after convicted for drunk driving & leaving the scene of multi-car accident [0] http://bit.ly/tbg5AQ
  • Kanabec Co MN chief deputy arrested on drunk driving charges after driving his car into a ditch [0] bit.ly/v7LhHd

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-13-11

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

  • North Chicago IL police are being sued by the family of a man who died a week after police allegedly beat & tasered him beyond recognition. The family’s lawyer also claims that the man’s mother has been receiving death threats over the case, which the city claims to be investigating. [3] bit.ly/rG21Xr
  • Oakland CA cop who shot a person with a beanbag round while he was doing nothing more than videotaping police at #OccupyOakland has been reassigned along with that officer’s supervisor while both are under investigation over that incident. [3] bit.ly/sesv17
  • Ottawa Co MI settled a lawsuit for a confidential sum to a college student accidentally shot in the chest during a drug raid on his dorm room targetting his roommate. [3] on.wzzm.com/u6ruDw
  • Las Vegas NV cop who beat & arrested a man for videotaping cops from his own yard has been fired after a 9-month long investigation into that incident. [0] bit.ly/tubdWE
  • Hollywood FL police are being sued by 2 retired Montreal QC cops alleging officers used excessive force on them then falsely arrested them in what they claim was a case of discrimination against French Canadians. [3] sunsent.nl/uLU1eV
  • Franklin Co VA deputy was charged with sexual battery & indecent exposure for allegedly sexually assaulting a female detainee he was transporting to jail. [0] bit.ly/sJIYfg
  • Memphis TN cop was arrested on aggravated statutory rape charges involving a 14yr-old girl he allegedly sent nude pics to and had sex with. [0] bit.ly/vVI1jo
  • Cleveland Co OK now-former deputy has been charged with perjury over testimony at the trial of man who was charged with obstruction. [0] bit.ly/uUWEfl
  • Revere MA cop who was caught accepting a bribe has been sentenced to 4 months prison for lying to feds during police corruption investigation. [0] b.globe.com/uHuxiq
  • New York NY police accused of continuing to block journalists from covering protest-related police activity despite promises that the mayor and chief notified officers they faced disciplinary action for doing so. [5] abcn.ws/uJ80yz
  • Charleston Co SC deputy was fired & arrested on official misconduct & grand larceny charges for stealing cash during warrant searches. [0] bit.ly/tIkrMF
  • Geneva AL cop was arrested for felony killing of police dog after his K9 partner died & he buried it to cover it up. [0] bit.ly/rrtvUT
  • Henderson Co NC documents show a $5,000 deductible was paid for an alleged secretive sex harassment settlement involving the sheriff who has refused to admit that the claim or settlement happened. [3] http://avlne.ws/rDLOVS
  • Langston OK deputy police chief was arrested on allegations he accepted bribes in return for assigning a man as a reserve officer. [0] bit.ly/t8yxVT
  • Phoenix AZ cop was arrested on felony charges for allegedly assaulting his wife & discharging his firearm during a domestic dispute [0] bit.ly/rpSt91
  • Lancaster KY cop was arrested on DV assault charged on allegations he injured his 16yr-old daughter in an unspecified altercation [1] bit.ly/vmHDCm
  • Norwalk CT police detective on leave after arrested on disorderly conduct charge involving a domestic dispute with his wife [1] bit.ly/rFJwWg
  • Jackson Co GA deputy was fired after arrested for attempting to flee a Madison Co deputy during a traffic stop [0] bit.ly/rXwOt3
  • Mishawaka IN cop makes deal w/city, agrees to resign in exchange for the city dropping actions involving on-duty sex allegations against the officer. [1] bit.ly/v5J914
  • Manalapan NJ cop will be fined and forced to resign in a plea deal he accepted for driving while intoxicated and assault by auto charges. [0] on.cpsj.com/sttKCT

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed 3-Day Recap 12-10-11 to 12-12-11

Here are the combined 26 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend, December 10-11, and today, Monday, December 12, 2011:

  • Alice TX cop was arrested following a standoff with a SWAT unit after he fatally shot his wife in the head then kidnapped their 8yr-old son. [0] bit.ly/tBjeSx
  • Baltimore MD settles suit for $375k to then family of a man who fatally shot in the back while he was running away from a cop who, a witness claims, had already patted him down and knew he was unarmed. [0] bsun.md/tEOSzO
  • Chicago IL settled four lawsuits for a total of $3.85 million [0] trib.in/rUUt83 including:
    – 2 fatal denial of medical care in custody lawsuits for $1mil and $2mil
    – 1 false arrest lawsuit for $560k
    – 1 excessive force lawsuit involving two victims for $290k
  • Allentown PA police are being sued by the mom of a 14yr-old girl allegedly tasered in the crotch by a cop while she had her hands up in surrender after grabbed from behind and thrown against a car by a cop on video, but the police claim she was fighting the cop when tasered… the video has been sealed as evidence though. [2] http://bit.ly/tO3qsd
  • Lauderhill FL cop is accused of being a predator with a badge by 5 women and 2 underage girls all alleging various degrees of sexual misconduct by the officer who has never been disciplined despite his history of similar complaints. [3] bit.ly/uv3SSr
  • Fort Worth TX cop is being investigated after a video on YouTube appears to show him hit an Occupy protester in face with a flagpole and arrested him for assaulting an officer after the protester’s flag allegedly brushed his face. [0] bit.ly/swql3i
  • Worcester MA police are the subject of a 2-part series detailing the anatomy of a coerced false confession. [0] bit.ly/vv497m
  • Houston TX vice cops are accused of falsely arresting an activist on video for asking a cop for his name during a strip club raid. [3] bit.ly/rG04TG
  • Colorado State Patrol is being sued by a family alleging that troopers covered for a sheriff who left them injured in a car crash. [3] bit.ly/vM11v1
  • Sedgwick County CO sheriff is the subject of a recall effort claiming he has encouraged bullying by his officers after a deputy allegedly beat a 63yr-old man during a traffic stop [0] bit.ly/vwFnYS
  • Canton OH cop was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence for allegedly beating, throwing & kicking his girlfriend several times during a domestic dispute several months ago. [1] bit.ly/rITPnI
  • Little Rock AR cop was arrested on aggravated assault on a family member for allegedly punching his wife in the face in front of their kids in an argument over a hunting trip. [0] bit.ly/uNadLp
  • Mermentau LA police chief was arrested on felony battery & unlawful entry charges involving an incident between her and an unspecified acquaintance. [1] bit.ly/t4Y2NG
  • Kings County CA deputy resigned after he was arrested on embezzlement, fraud, theft & evidence planting charges in a sting operation set up after the department recieved allegations of criminal activity. [1] bit.ly/rClYFS
  • Monett MO cop was suspended while investigated over allegations involving up to $15k in church funds that were reported missing. [1] bit.ly/sp0g5y
  • Tuscola Co MI deputy has been sentenced to 6mo jail for bribery and allowing a prisoner to escape. He apparently demanded sex from a female detainee in exchange for allowing her to escape. [0] bit.ly/scf8bO
  • 4 Connecticut state troopers are under investigation on allegations they filed fraudulent applications for disaster relief food stamps. [0] bit.ly/vxUhK8
  • Marion Co WV deputy who resigned for allegedly groping a man after a night out says he was forced out for being gay. [0] bit.ly/rvWPoM
  • Texas state liquor control board was sued by a female agent alleging sexual harassment over a series of incidents that ultimately resulted in 4 officers being fired and 2 others disciplined. [2] bit.ly/u8WW5i
  • RCMP staff sgt faces 10 days w/o pay after admitting to having sex while on duty in a police car with his subordinate officer. [0] bit.ly/v4897C
  • Marana AZ cop faces felony charges after arrested for drunk driving and driving on a suspended license [0] bit.ly/uf2LzA
  • Gwinnett Co GA deputy resigns after arrested for driving under the influence of prescription medication in a 3-car crash in a departmental vehicle [0] bit.ly/rvYJvC
  • New Orleans LA cop was arrested on DUI hit&run charges after crashing into parked cars at 3 different locations and continuing to drive away after each crash. [0] bit.ly/vgQugQ
  • Kanabec Co MN chief deputy arrested on drunk driving charge, no details released about arrest [1] bit.ly/v4xMXF
  • Nevada Hwy Patrol sergeant was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol [1] on.rgj.com/vAKaSr
  • And finally, a Joplin MO cop who received a pretty impressive prize package and home fix-up from the Weather Channel to honor his actions during a tornado has resigned in the midst of an investigation into allegations he took alcohol from a store after that tornado. [2] bit.ly/rUwRKd

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

Down this weekend

Sorry folks, no recap for this weekend. Between being at work for 20 hours this weekend and a raging toothache I was only able to track three reports so I figured I’ll add those to Monday’s count for a three-day recap tomorrow night.

Sorry for the delay on the review.

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-09-11

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, December 9, 2010:

  • New Orleans LA cop convicted of obstruction & perjury for lying about Katrina shooting incident, other cop acquitted[0] abcn.ws/vGRvz2
  • Minneapolis MN settles suit for $1mil to mom of 2 left badly burned by flash-bang grenade by cops w/wrong warrant [0] bit.ly/uLXur8
  • Bridgeport CT police accused of excessive force in videotaped incident that left woman’s hair on holding area floor [0] cour.at/vXe6rc
  • Owyhee Co ID complaints against sheriff prompts insurance company to drop coverage, the Attorney General is investigating incidents, including the latest in which a woman claims deputies used excessive force on her then the sheriff tried to pressure her into framing another deputy. [3] bit.ly/ugbm9V
  • Pennsylvania state trooper sentenced to probation for texting nude video of self to undercover cop posing as a 13-year-old girl. [0] bit.ly/tyq8Hi
  • Shinnston WV cop arrested on multiple charges for stealing money and drugs from evidence and people’s homes [0] bit.ly/tYxowK
  • Little Rock AR & US Dept of Veteran Affairs police officers convicted of conspiracy to rob armored car employee [0] bit.ly/uTR8fC
  • Camden NJ cop convicted for planting evidence, illegal home searches, theft & perjury, other cop acquitted [0] on.cpsj.com/uKxaKF
  • Somerton AZ cop arrested on theft & fraud charges after investigation when alleged victim filed report [1] bit.ly/s4sF1k
  • San Marcos TX police officer suspended while investigated on road rage allegations involving a former officer [1] bit.ly/tyqUa4
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC cop charged with assaulting drunk driver who rear-ended a family member’s car [0] http://t.co/GVaiLouX
  • Halifax Regional NS cop arrested on assault charges after RCMP respond to unspecified unwanted person call [2] bit.ly/vD0V8n
  • Detroit MI cop faces DUI & drug use charges for on-duty crash that left police cruiser in flames on highway median [0] bit.ly/vSZLJY
  • San Diego CA police sergeant on leave while investigated for allegedly fixing tickets for DA employees [1] bit.ly/t98N6N
  • Milwaukee WI cop arrested on unspecified charges, alleged by sources to involve drunk driving [1] http://bit.ly/t5rzsq

Before I go, I wanted to apologize for the news feed updates being sporadic lately, work has been running me ragged with urgent projects that have demanded a lion’s share of my time day and night. I’m hoping things calm down a bit soon but next week may be just as bad. As always, I appreciate emails letting me know about reports you find in the news, that helps tremendously in times like this.

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-08-11

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, December 8, 2011:

  • Aurora CO settles suit for $215k to man left partially paralyzed in officer-involved shooting that violated policy [0] bit.ly/tgsLex
  • Lake Co CA deputy pleads guilty to felony unlawful intercourse w/child under 16, faced 18 counts involving 2 girls [1] bit.ly/tIsY1V
  • Chicago IL cop ordered to pay $3,000 in jury award to man he shot at after date w/cop’s ex-girlfriend [0] bit.ly/uhyDrF
  • Baton Rouge LA cop suspended 15days w/o pay for grabbing female motorcycle accident victim by the hair on video [0] bit.ly/tkIH9K
  • Benton Harbor MI cop charged w/criminal sexual conduct & delivery of marijuana on allegations he raped a woman under threat of arrest on drug charges. [0] bit.ly/uV7RgP
  • Hamilton OH cop resigns after arrested on public indecency & voyeurism charges, at least one witness claims the officer walked through a hotel parking lot half-naked before defecated in the lot, though this doesn’t explain where the voyeurism charges come from. [0] bit.ly/sMoyMy
  • Topeka KS cop suspended after arrested on domestic battery, reckless bodily harm & property damage charges [1] bit.ly/rG7GLk
  • El Cajon CA cop under investigation after a police volunteer alleged that he was sexually assaulted by the officer. However it should be noted that the DA declined to move forward with any charges due to a lack of evidence. [1] bit.ly/rOiIqQ
  • Denville NJ cop pleads guilty to official misconduct for stealing drugs from dept evidence room, to get 3yrs prison [0] http://bit.ly/rGfkAL
  • Milwaukee WI cop charged with endangering safety by use of dangerous weapon after his gun discharged inside mall [0] bit.ly/uZq1Xu
  • Will Co IL deputy arrested on misd battery charge for allegedly shoving cop called to escort him out of bar [0] bit.ly/sc0JXA
  • Rutherford Co TN deputy demoted over incident w/ex where Murfreesboro cop extended courtesy by not arresting the officer for being drunk and disorderly. [0] on.dnj.com/ubrNj4
  • Miami-Dade FL investigate cop found passed-out drunk in his patrol car, wasn’t detained or booked into jail [0] bit.ly/tBmE13
  • New York NY cop suspended after arrested on DUI charge, stopped by good Samaritan while going wrong way on freeway [0] cbsloc.al/rsu62X
  • Portales NM police captain arrested on record tampering charge for shredding traffic tickets [0] bit.ly/vMtxrN

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-07-11

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, December 7, 2011:

  • 2 RCMP officers in Manitoba have been sentenced for assaulting a 19-year-old. The first received a 4-month jail sentence and the other got a 4 month conditional sentence. [2] bit.ly/rFsgY9
  • Kansas City MO cop is the subject of an excessive force suit over a videotaped traffic stop take down, it’s this officer’s 3rd brutality suit in 14 months, one of which has already been settled. [1] bit.ly/sCiItO
  • Seattle WA police department human resources mistake has allowed a cop who was found to have used excessive force when he punched an elderly handcuffed jaywalker in the face to avoid any disciplinary action because the mistake violated the police union-mandated 180-day rule which nullifies any disciplinary action that the city attempts to impose on an officer after a 180 day deadline passes from the time an investigation is started…. I’m speechless about Seattle at this point. [0] bit.ly/v3JZPj
  • Cottonwood UT cop is the subject of a lawsuit alleging he forcibly raped a woman after he drover her to a motel following a domestic dispute call. The suit also alleges the officer gave her an STD. [3] bit.ly/tf2j8Q
  • Los Angeles CA police face more claims of excessive force during the #OccupyLA raid which was touted as “LAPD’s finest moment”, this time coming from a writer from the “Family Guy” animated show who describes everything in pretty convincing detail. [3] bit.ly/rBSwZ5
  • Jacksonville FL cops are accussed of detaining a college student at gunpoint for 45 minutes without ever telling him why he was being treated like a criminal. He only found out that he was mistaken for a robbery suspect when he asked campus police about the incident after he was released without charge. [0] fcnews.tv/rNwqsI
  • Mosby KS police chief was arrested on aggravated assault charge invovling unspecified allegations. [2] http://bit.ly/sXfwj1
  • Jacksonville FL police resource officer was pulled from school duty while he’s being investigated for failing to report a threat a student received via text message 2 weeks before he was shot. [0] bit.ly/tDzh69
  • Denver CO police apologize over text messages refering to #OccupyDenver protesters as “turds”, among other things. [0] bit.ly/sAle92
  • Altamonte Springs FL cop demoted & suspended for 36 hours for interfering with a battery investigation against a friend. [0] bit.ly/rtYGq2
  • Terrebonne Parish LA sheriff’s sergeant was arrested on domestic battery charge for allegedly punching his wife in the leg in front of their 4-year-old daughter. [0] bit.ly/v3Wi6D
  • Philadelphia PA cop gets 1-2yrs prison after pleading guilty to aggravated vehicular assault while intoxicated in an accident that injured 2 troopers & a tow driver. [0] bit.ly/rMvZET
  • Milwaukee WI police detective arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after an accident on a freeway [1] bit.ly/tA4WGb
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC police officer arrested on drunk driving charge while off duty [0] bit.ly/sxlexK
  • 2 Baltimore MD female cops in the mounted patrol unit have been suspended while investigated on unspecified allegations of public sex that were reported by another officer. [1] cbsloc.al/rW77E5

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-06-11

Here are the 28 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, December 6, 2011:

  • 6 North Chicago IL cops suspended during probe, accused of pattern of abuse by family of man who died after allegedly beaten and tasered. [3] bit.ly/sAoRY0
  • Santa Ana CA settles suit for $2.45mil to family of woman fatally shot by cop during chase while her baby was in the back seat. [0] bit.ly/s5anod
  • Santa Ana CA settles suit for $100k to suspect run over by police cruiser driven by same cop in other settlement. [0] bit.ly/sn0hyx
  • Frisco CO cop suspended while investigated after summons for misd assault over alleged excessive force incident [0] bit.ly/trNi2j
  • Robbins NC cop arrested on rape, sexual battery, crimes against nature, obstruction, identity theft and other charges that spanned his work at two different agencies, Robbins NC and Carthage NC. [1] bit.ly/uJd9Ds
  • Norwich CT cop arrested on allegations he sexually assaulted a minor. He resigned while he was under investigation. [1] bit.ly/sx13jP
  • Worth Co MO sheriff sentenced to 18mo fed prison for violating the rights of 8 women he photographed after coercing them into exposing selves under color of law. [0] bit.ly/t31i7A
  • Boulder Co CO deputy charged w/sexual exploitation of minors and child luring over alleged internet chats he had with underage girls on his cruiser laptop. [0] bit.ly/twHhPC
  • New York NY & Nassau Co NY sued by woman falsely arrested in a scheme to stop her from moving forward with a criminal case against a police informant who raped her. Allegedly she wasn’t the first victim of that tactic. [0] bit.ly/sxt5Fk
  • McKees Rocks PA & Stowe PA settle suit for $5k to man alleging cops used excessive force after a chase for speeding. [0] bit.ly/rHKxTb
  • Tulsa OK cop sentenced to 10yrs for theft during drug sting & conspiracy to sell methamphetamine [0] bit.ly/sDXkA3
  • 2 Tulsa OK cops sentenced, 1 for 42mo for civil rights violations & perjury, other gets 4mo for stealing drug money [0] bit.ly/vq9Y6u
  • US ATF agent sentenced to 21mo prison in plea deal involving Tulsa OK police corruption scandal [0] bit.ly/tKsMWZ
  • Pamlico Co NC deputy sentenced to 27mo for illegal home searches & illegal search of motorist who was undercover cop[0] bit.ly/tXT2aR
  • Hollywood FL cop who was caught on dashcam saying he was going to “Walt Disney the truth” in an effort to cover for a cop in a DUI crash has been convicted of falsifying records in that case. [0] bit.ly/w4S7cq
  • Goodyear AZ police sgt suspended 8hrs for interfering w/probe into cop’s fatal hit&run, other still faces discipline[0] bit.ly/ugDKlV
  • Denver CO settles racial profiling suit for $30k involving a man who was arrested after presenting a valid ID to cops who insisted it was fake anyway. [0] bit.ly/tNnEcW
  • Henderson Co NC sheriff says he’s been hearing voices, suffering from manic depression and is seeking treatment while he’s being questioned about rumors of sexual harassment lawsuit settlements. [1] http://avlne.ws/vBwAi2
  • RCMP officer Red Deer AB charged with obstruction over his testimony during a $600k excessive force civil trial against him [0] bit.ly/vBLnti
  • Virginia Beach VA cop arrested on 2 counts petit larceny for alleged theft of property at police precinct [1] bit.ly/spQThl
  • New Mexico state police officer charged w/battery, assault, trespass & unlawful use of phone in domestic incident [0] bit.ly/uviZcb
  • Platteville CO police chief pleads guilty to embezzlement for using city gas card to get gas for personal vehicles [0] bit.ly/u0f4hD
  • Sevier Co TN deputy suspended 18hrs, must pay to replace monitor hit by accidental discharge of his .40cal in store [0] bit.ly/t3XVOq
  • Indianapolis IN cop arrested on official misconduct & patronizing charges for on-duty sex with prostitute at club [0] bit.ly/rX3V54
  • Dalhart TX cop to face charges after investigation into allegations he stole over $500 from crimestoppers fund [0] bit.ly/uSb5ZC
  • Ogden UT police chief ruled to have violated Hatch Act, feds say city risks fed funding if they don’t fire him [0] bit.ly/tEdq0l
  • Shreveport LA police officer on paid leave while subject of investigation into unspecified misconduct [3] bit.ly/tGrebd
  • And finally… A Beaverton OR police lieutenant is on leave after arrested on a shoplifting charge involving a $7.99 bottle of lube. [0] bit.ly/sJxQsd

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-05-11

Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, December 5, 2011:

  • 3 San Diego County CA deputies are the subject of a lawsuit by by a 77-year-old juror who was tackled & arrested for shouting when a man took his stuff as he was being searched at a courthouse checkpoint. [3] bit.ly/uYpDrS
  • Richmond VA deputy was suspended and arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly beating an inmate at a jail after they got into a verbal dispute. [0] bit.ly/rZoOgZ
  • Virginia Beach VA police officer was arrested on aggravated sexual battery of a child charges for sexually assaulting a minor over a period of 3 years. [1] bit.ly/vaaxrO
  • Baltimore Co MD deputy investigated after accidentally shooting a Baltimore MD cop in the arm during a drug raid [0] bsun.md/uAcBjx
  • Kinston NC cop under investigation after shooting his 18yr-old daughter in the leg at home after mistaking her for an intruder. [0] bit.ly/u2i1If
  • Yazoo Co MS deputy arrested for allegedly brutally beating his estranged wife & her brother in a dispute over who was going to take their pet dog. [0] bit.ly/t5u0mS
  • Winston-Salem NC cop was arrested on assault & false imrpisonment charges in an apparent domestic incident with a woman he lives with [0] bit.ly/uuir7l
  • Several New York NY cops allegedly posted racist and offensive messages about the West Indian Day parade on a Facebook group. [1] nyti.ms/s6HGMy
  • New York NY police lieutenant is the subject of a sexual harassment and retaliation complaint by 2 female cops who claim the department did nothing to stop it. [4] cbsloc.al/tRpqXi
  • Grayson Co TX deputy was fired and may face charges as he’s being investigated on allegations that he stole firearms from evidence. [0] http://bit.ly/uz9VpT
  • Bakersfield CA cop arrested on multiple drug charges including possession & transport of controlled substances. [1] bit.ly/rvb91m
  • Orleans County NY deputy was suspended and arrested on multiple charges alleging that he smuggled drugs into jail. [0] bit.ly/scyf3s
  • Pasco County FL deputy resigns after arrested for telling a detainee that his jail cell was bugged. [0] bit.ly/uJQsCI
  • Thomasville NC police officer is on admin leave after arrested on drunk driving charges [1] bit.ly/swg7lF

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 12-03-11 to 12-04-11

Before I start I need to mention that the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Ledger, and the NYT Regional Media Group have collaborated on an excellent 9-part series called “Unfit for Duty” that studies the flaws in Florida state’s police disciplinary system. While it may not seem like it applies to you if you’re outside of that state, the problems this investigative report uncovers are not unique to Florida, in fact we’ve seen the same problems in a number of states. I strongly encourage everyone to read the series, already in it’s second day with reports about an officer with a history of 40 misconduct investigations who was fired and rehired 5 times. A study on how the disciplinary system has so many points of potential failure that rogue officers can often stay on the job despite criminal behavior or jump from agency to agency to avoid accountability. The series even includes a searchable database of officers in Florida state including state disciplinary reports. It’s a powerful set of case studies that should strongly encourage reforms… not just in Florida, but in other states with similar systems as well. I really cannot recommend this incredible work of investigative journalism enough. (and no, we’re not mentioned in it)

Here are the 19 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of December 3-4, 2011:

  • Jefferson Co TX deputy was arrested for aggravated sexual assault of his teen step-daughter. He already resigned while he was under investigation. [0] bit.ly/vi0vaD
  • Portland OR police are accused of using excessive force during their latest raid on #OccupyPortland, while there were alot of reports of officers using batons, I’ve only seen one piece of photographic evidence that might back that up, being this image of a teen claiming he was hit in the face. [3] bit.ly/rUgo3y
  • US Bureau of Land Management ranger is accused of excessive force by tasering a transgender woman twice on video, including once in the crotch while she was down, While I’ve actually seen parts of this video, the site linked here seems to have had some technical difficulties embedding the video. [1] bit.ly/vX2YPo
  • Palm Beach FL State Atty is being accused of dropping a criminal case against two officers who were videotaped beating and kicking a suspect, allegedly in an attempt to get the coveted endorsement of the police union for the upcoming election. [5] bit.ly/w3kOk9
  • Baldwin Co AL entered into a secretive settlement deal with a teen who alleged he was raped in jail by a career criminal while being held on a shoplifting charge. The teen says this happened after he alerted deputies to threats he received and that detectives discouraged him from trying to file a criminal complaint over the rape. The rapist wasn’t charged. [3] bit.ly/ujHTzZ
  • Maricopa County AZ sheriff’s dept is being accused of botching over 400 sexual crimes cases, at least 32 of which involved kids. [3] bit.ly/uE9caK
  • Milwaukee WI police are alleged to have worst record of racial disparity in traffic stops & searches than other agencies of similar size, at least according to an investigative report from the Journal Sentinal there. [1] bit.ly/ttYC8t
  • Cuyahoga Co OH deputy was convicted of menacing for following teens around a park. He’s still facing trial for masturbating in that same park. [0] bit.ly/vJmaKv
  • Memphis TN cop arrests 12yr-old on trespassing charge for not wearing a helmet at a skatepark, this despite there being no law requiring he use of a helmet while skating. [3] bit.ly/rZRlrk
  • Pinellas Co FL deputies accused of performing unconstitutional surveillance on a gardening supply shop & then issuing false statements on warrant applications to justify drug raids [3] bit.ly/uvV5Hq
  • Salisbury MA police chief who is already facing theft charges may face some more serious charges possibly involving the allegations that he traded sex for drugs, which is what got him fired. [1] bit.ly/rCSInm
  • US Border Patrol agent has been sentenced to 6 months in a halfway house for harboring a fugitive illegal immigrant drug dealer who happened to be his dad. [0] bit.ly/tyvejj
  • Fort Lauderdale FL cop was arrested on drug delivery & possession charges after he was allegedly caught making a drug deal while on duty and in uniform [0] bit.ly/suG2sx
  • Nashville TN police allegedly grabbed journalist from behind as he was recording #OccupyNashville protesters detained him for 30 minutes without charge. [3] tnne.ws/ueAgGs
  • San Juan TX cop was suspended w/o pay after arrested on suspicion of domestic violence involving his girlfriend. [0] http://bit.ly/uIajqL
  • Texas City TX cop fired after arrested on trespassing & assault charges, allegedly attacked female cop at her home in what appears to be a domestic incident. [0] bit.ly/vSDeej
  • Greenwood IN police officer was suspended after arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. [0] bit.ly/s0MArG
  • Portales NM deputy police chief was suspended while subject of unspecified criminal investigation involving traffic citations. [2] bit.ly/w1UflO
  • In one of the strangest reports this year, a Newark NJ police officer was arrested on allegations that he pulled over a man on suspicion of drunk driving while off duty but in uniform. He let that man go, ordering him to walk home then come back the next day to get his truck… then the officer stole the truck and used it to ram his estranged wife’s car, hoping to pass the blame off on the man he pulled over… but his plan fell apart as officers investigated what happened. [0] bit.ly/uVVsrx

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

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