National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-25-11

Here are the 24 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, August 25, 2011:

  • 6 El Monte CA cops are accused of using excessive force in an incident that left the man shown above nearly blind when almost every bone in his face was broken. The claim filed by his lawyer also alleges that police held his 3-year-old nephew at bay with a gun or taser when the child tried to stop it. [3] bit.ly/qXFWHb
  • Tampa FL settled a lawsuit for $35k to the man shown above who suffered severe facial injuries when he was tasered because he couldn’t understand the commands police were giving him. Charges against him were eventually dismissed. [0] bit.ly/p7zpZ2
  • A Canton OH cop who made national news earlier this year for a videotaped traffic stop where he threatened to kill a passenger, then again in another video involving similar threats, is now the subject of a third video showing him making death threats during a questionable traffic stop. Apparently he’s had over a dozen complaints but the police chief insists he didn’t know the guy was a problem until now. [0] bit.ly/opJtWY
  • Austin TX settles a lawsuit for $750k to the family of an 18yr-old who was shot to death after being startled while sleeping in a car by an off-dute cop who was working security. [0] bit.ly/pD5QHJ
  • Ohio County WV now-former deputy was convicted on 2 counts of sexual assault on a 14yr-old girl back in 2003. He later left that agency and began work in a Chicago suburb then as a Washington DC cop when he was arrested. [0] bit.ly/pJD7BS
  • Brown County TX sheriff’s dept, a Texas Ranger & a state trooper are being sued alleging they let a cop continue molesting a teen just so they could catch him in the act in order to get an airtight case against him. [3] bit.ly/ouyvq2
  • Findlay OH police sgt sentenced to 60 days for impersonating his stepdaughters online, transmitting nude pics of them to others, and using police databases to look up info on their friends. [0] http://bit.ly/mYQ8dC
  • The New York NY cop who was recently arrested for raping a schoolteacher at gunpoint may now be a possible suspect in 2 other unsolved sexual assaults. [0] nyp.st/r1KeTh
  • Country Club Hills MO cop was charged w/corruption by a public servant on allegations he coerced a DUI suspect into sex as a way to get out of the charges. [0] bit.ly/ons1YL
  • A Washington DC cop is under investigation on allegations she failed to take action after witnessing a murder committed by a man she was involved with. [0] bit.ly/nG3l8t
  • Broward County FL deputy arrested on possession charges after allegedly caught buying steroids in an IHOP parking lot [0] bit.ly/phtjrr
  • San Mateo Co CA sheriff sued by a mentally disabled man who spent 40 days in jail after he was coerced into making false confession over a phoned-in bomb threat that phone records proved he never made. [3] bit.ly/mOFdrN
  • Columbus NM police chief pleads guilty to corruption, conspiracy & gun smuggling charges in a scandal that also involves that town’s mayor and 13 others [0] bit.ly/qpW56z
  • Carbondale IL cop sentenced to 30yrs prison for robbing a bank using his service weapon along with an accomplice [0] bit.ly/olKSiQ
  • Redmond OR police lieutenant sentenced to 90days & loss of his police certification for selling firearms he stole from his dept [0] bit.ly/q1SCpJ
  • Orland Hills IL sued by ex-cop claiming he was fired in retaliation for reporting an alleged ticket fixing incident to the FBI [3] bit.ly/n85ViT
  • Monroe Co NY deputy arrested on allegations he sexually abused a woman then choked her teenage son in seperate incident. [0] bit.ly/oXAA3E
  • RCMP officer in Enfield NS was arrested after violating probation by allegedly uttering death threats to his wife [0] bit.ly/mSFToN
  • Ocala FL cop fired for pattern of complaints & discipline now including a DV incident that is currently under investigation [0] bit.ly/r9I9oW
  • Dallas TX cop arrested on family violence assault & interfering with an emergency call charges involving a domestic dispute with his wife [0] dallasne.ws/qHFw4Q
  • Baltimore Co MD police sgt who is the head of that police union got a plea deal for an assault charge that returned his police powers and will eventually clear his record of the conviction if he doesn’t violate probation. [0] bsun.md/qBQdl6
  • Monroe LA cop indicted for mail fraud & false statements, he allegedly sold about $193k in stolen goods on eBay that were shoplifted by an accomplice then lied to federal investigators about it. [0] bit.ly/n1IOG5
  • An Anchorage AK cop was sentenced to 3mo prison & $10k fine for fraudulently staying in US using a stolen passport [0] onforb.es/ouiRR6
  • Earlville IL cop resigns after an arrest last year for allegedly selling marijuana on duty & official misconduct, and arrest we certainly didn’t see reported until now. [0] bit.ly/nnnbg7

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-24-11

Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, August 24, 2011:

  • A Woodford County IL deputy and at least 1 of 4 Washburn IL cops have been suspended while under investigation for two alleged excessive force incidents in 1 day including an incident that left one man hospitalized in critical condition. [2] http://on.msnbc.com/preNXL
  • Columbia Heights MN cop is accused of bodyslamming a man into the pavement which left him with a brain injury but the officer claims that he just fell because he was drunk. However, the family claims that tests at the hospital found no traces of alcohol or drugs and the man’s injuries, including facial and neck fractures in addition to lower back injuries, seem too excessive to be attributed to a simple fall. [4] http://bit.ly/p4yen9
  • A Stanislaus County CA deputy is the subject of a suit by a homeless woman claiming excessive force was used and policies ignored when the deputy’s police dog attacked her and left her with serious arm injuries after a chase sparked when police threatened to have her truck, that she lived in, towed. The K9 handler and his partner have apparently been involved in a number of questionable police dog attacks. [3] bit.ly/puHT5C
  • Pittsburgh PA cop was found liable for unjustifiably dragging a man from a car & tasering him. However, the same jury that found him at fault only awarded him $269 to cover his initial medical bill. [0] bit.ly/q9WmrE
  • Cook County IL jury acquitted a woman on wiretapping charges that were filed against her for recording her interview with two internal affairs officers who were trying to deter her from filing a complaint against an officer she accused of groping her while responding to her domestic disturbance call. Oddly, the status of that complaint is sealed so there’s no way to know if the officer was even investigated and it doesn’t sound like the two IA cops were investigated for trying to deter a complainant. [0] http://bit.ly/qIgtLx
  • Baltimore MD settles suit for $30k to a woman who was injured while she was being arrested when she tried to stop her grandson who was yelling at police while they were arresting a suspected drug dealer. [3] http://bit.ly/qAZeCM
  • An investigative AP report reveals info on New York NY police department’s secret spy agency that may be violating civil rights in their anti-terrorism espionage efforts which were apparently assisted by the CIA. [5] nydn.us/qqQsE7
  • Tulsa OK cop was found guilty on 7 perjury & 2 deprivation of rights charges in a police corruption trial but the same jury found a second officer involved in that case not guilty. [0] bit.ly/n1Uj63
  • Philadelphia PA cop pleads guilty to conspiracy & possession of steroids w/intent to distribute as part of a steroid ring which also involves 2 other officers still facing trial. [0] bit.ly/p2jMim
  • Hollister CA police sergeant charged w/felony for allegedly embezzling $102k from the police union he lead until retiring [0] bit.ly/nYamEo
  • Portland OR police capt with a history of disciplinary issues is now under investigation for an alleged off-duty road rage incident in Idaho where he displayed a gun. [1] bit.ly/nVOdU0
  • Rutherford County TN deputy resigned while under investigated for allegedly pointing a gun at a man in a taxi while he was drunk [0] bit.ly/qE1Vao
  • Washington Twp NJ cop was alleged to be behind the wheel of a car in a hit & run accident that left a pedestrian critically injured [2] bit.ly/pMuO7x
  • Delaware River & Bay Authority police officer is accused of impersonating a state trooper & stealing another driver’s ID in an apparent road rage case [0] bit.ly/oeDZtS
  • Henry Co GA cop was among 7 arrested on burglary charges for stealing over $700 worth of items from a home they mistakenly thought was foreclosed [0] bit.ly/qaqqVR
  • Cordova IL cop arrested for intimidation when he supposedly told a businessman that he would make sure his 911 calls were ignored if he didn’t fire two employees he had a problem with. [0] bit.ly/qllM9M
  • Aurora CO cop gets probation in a plea deal over an accident caused while street racing with 2 kids in his car [0] bit.ly/qFZNNA
  • Jacksonville FL cop is suspected of driving drunk after he was involved in an accident on the way home from work in his police cruiser. Troopers say they smelled alcohol on his breath and found beer spilled on the floorboard of his cruiser.  [0] bit.ly/p2cp4h

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-23-11

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

  • San Francisco CA police in the above video are being accused of using excessive force on female protester at end of protest against BART police [3] bit.ly/qvwjN9
  • 2 Seaside Heights NJ cops accused of arresting 2 men on video, above, and beating one of them after shutting off the cell phone videotaping them. Apparently because one of them was videotaping one of the officers. [0] bit.ly/pBGMLt
  • Syracuse NY cop gets unspecified discipline but no charges after caught on video, above, slamming a cuffed man into his cruiser [1] bit.ly/nYQY4U
  • Ottawa ON sued by man alleging cops beat him, stripped him, then tried to crush his testicles against cell bars [3] bit.ly/oQYRD4
  • Burlington ON & Halton ON cops accused of excessive force by judge dismissing case against man who had arm broken [3] bit.ly/p9zAFP
  • Chicago IL cop in SOS scandal sentenced to probation in plea to false report about warrantless raid caught on video [0] trib.in/nn0iMp
  • Corpus Christi TX cop found guilty of indecency with child for groping a 12yr-old girl during an ATV ride [0] bit.ly/nf0wKC
  • Rockaway Beach OR cop who coached softball team arrested for encouraging child sexual abuse & other charges [0] bit.ly/px1aBb
  • Madison NJ cop pleads guilty to child pornography charge for asking what he thought was 13yr-old girl for nude pics [0] bit.ly/ob04r2
  • Los Angeles Co CA sheriff reaches tentative $900k settlement w/family of woman who died after released from jail [0] lat.ms/r5GLpI
  • Craven Co NC deputy sentenced to 60days jail after pleading to charges over fatal on-duty 100mph crash [0] bit.ly/renjWO
  • Regina SK cop charged w/assault on unspecified allegations that he used excessive force on a man in custody [2] bit.ly/nYqZhf
  • New Britain CT police capt faces new allegations of sexual misconduct raised during testimony in suit by other cop [0] cour.at/rm22Cm
  • Colonial Regional Police PA cop charged w/assaulting his estranged wife in custody dispute in front of 9yr-old son [0] bit.ly/qVAMKN
  • Palm Beach Co FL deputy arrested for allegedly smuggling contraband into jail in exchange for stolen debit cards [0] bit.ly/r22ewv
  • Moorehead State Univ KY cop indicted on shoplifting charges along with wife accused of stealing from Walmart [0] bit.ly/p29rfJ
  • Midwest City OK now-retired police major charged for falsely claiming 2.5hrs overtime when GPS showed he was home [0] bit.ly/pKdP3v
  • Redding CA cop suspended after arrested on suspicion of drunk driving while behind wheel of city-owned vehicle [1] bit.ly/qZrO3L
  • Tucson AZ cop arrested on drunk driving, agg assault & other charges after rear ending another car while off duty [0] bit.ly/nn7J6z
  • North Muskegon MI cop who also works for Roosevelt Park MI gets suspended sentence for crashing into home while DUI [0] bit.ly/qGCyyT
  • Pittsburgh PA cop on paid leave after charged w/insurance fraud and related crimes involving off-duty accident [0] http://bit.ly/nXtlDa
  • Gage Co NE deputy arrested on drunk driving allegations after being pulled over for speeding while off duty [0] bit.ly/q8cGsH
  • Turner Co GA sheriff resigns & pleads to violating oath for giving pal’s wife pot from evidence to treat cancer. Honestly, I didn’t want to add this one since my wife’s dad died of cancer and she would tell me how marijuana was the only thing that seemed to help him with the pain. But, it is a plea to a criminal charge so I have to add it like any other criminal case. [0] bit.ly/oDTUhX

Before I go, I had a bit of time to make to variations of bumper stickers based on the “If you see something, film something” poster I designed since a couple people said they were interested in that. I’m not sure if I’m happy with the design yet, but it’s what I was able to do in the time I had. Let me know what you think.
If You See Something, Film Something 2 bumpersticker
If You See Something, Film Something bumpersticker
That’s it for today, stay safe out there!

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-22-11

Here are the 12 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, August 22, 2011:

  • Bay City MI settles suit for $1mil to family of 15yr-old who died after tasered. While police claim he was tasered for taking up a “fighting stance”, witnesses claim he was cuffed when he was tasered. [0] bit.ly/q2tsBp
  • Gretna LA cop who is already the subject of an excessive force case where a police dog bit off a man’s penis is now being sued by a man claiming the officer tasered him and his 7-year-old son during a traffic stop then beat him afterward. [3] bit.ly/mShOEo
  • Washington Park IL cop pleads to rights charge for firing at car, illegally jailing 2 men & unrelated fraud charges [0] bit.ly/ob6rRg
  • Portsmouth VA cop sued by man claiming he was tasered while handcuffed in drug arrest that was later dismissed [3] bit.ly/pFX4Yk
  • Palmetto FL cop arrested for threatening wife & kids w/rifle & taser had history of 14 disciplinary cases in 11yrs [0] bit.ly/n3sWCV
  • Trenton NJ cop arrested on agg assault & other charges for allegedly pointing gun at girlfriend & threatening her [0] bit.ly/od2Abg
  • Cranford NJ cop suspended w/o pay after arrested for alleged on-duty criminal sexual contact & official misconduct [0] bit.ly/ruApXf
  • Harrison Co IN sheriff gets 9mo house arrest in plea deal to groping employees & covering it up w/intimidation [0] bit.ly/orqmh4
  • Philadelphia PA cop w/history of retaliatory false arrests subject of 3rd suit alleging yet another false arrest [0] http://t.co/O1kij5L
  • Draper UT K9 cop arrested on drug paraphernalia charge after allegedly caught on video smoking heroin in patrol car [0] bit.ly/nLjBj8
  • Chicago IL police sgt threatens & takes ID from traffic cop who put boot on car of cop who had 62 unpaid tickets [0] bit.ly/pGsAjA
  • Boone IA cop subject of state criminal investigation into unspecified allegations after resigning last week [2] bit.ly/nTPX4j

Before I go there are two reports I’m trying to figure out.

First, there appears to have been a mass detention incident in the aftermath of the second OpBART protest by groups including Anonymous in San Francisco California over two shooting deaths and Bay Area Rapid Transit’s attempt to quell potential protests by shutting down cellular service. We’ve seen a number of suits arise out of similar police actions during protests where, instead of singling out individual troublemakers, the police just round everyone up in the area including innocent bystanders and reporters…. which appears to have happened here. However, nobody has come out yet and alleged that it was an illegal action which makes me wonder, was it legal? What do you think?

Second, someone sent me an email about this case in Vilas County Wisconsin where an off-duty deputy mistakenly shot his niece was a cougar while she was playing a practical joke on him. These ones are difficult as it’s a call between an honest mistake and culpable negligence. Yes, the niece unintentionally put herself at risk during the prank, but the deputy violated a general gun safety rule by firing at an unconfirmed target. I think this is one to watch to see how the internal investigation turns out, but the niece isn’t pressing charges so I don’t think we’ll see criminal negligence called on it. What do you think?

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 08-20-11 to 08-21-11

Here are the 13 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of August 20-21, 2011:

  • San Juan County NM deputy cost that county $250,000 in a lawsuit settlement to a Native American man that he beat in the face and neck with his department-issued Maglight [0] bit.ly/pjO1jJ
  • Coral Springs FL cop to be fired after convicted of choking a suspect & telling him he’ll see him when he gets out [0] sunsent.nl/mXmsxF
  • Jasper TX cop allegedly responsible for 28% of that department’s use of force incidents was fired over 2 alleged excessive force incidents this month [0] bit.ly/qfHrVe
  • Philadelphia PA police are accused of excessive force by beating a “partially” blind man & tasering a bystander who refused to leave his own porch [3] bit.ly/qVyJuw
  • Seattle WA cop subject of suit alleging he tasered & falsely arrested a man and his brother on unwarranted bank robbery charges in revenge for flirting w/woman he dated [3] bit.ly/ow9O6b
  • Ada Co ID deputy already accused of groping & harassing a woman is now accused of doing the same to a second woman. [0] bit.ly/obdywb
  • Truth or Consequences NM cop hired after fired for false reporting as deputy now facing wrongful arrest lawsuit [3] bit.ly/raDYqV
  • Monroeville OH cop accused for assaulting Huron Co OH deputy at his home, both officers on paid leave [1] bit.ly/pPlKhf
  • Haverhill MA police lt head of IA retires after caught on-duty at home of woman who filed for protection order [0] bit.ly/okaKei
  • Tuscon AZ cop arrested on DUI, agg assault & endangerment charges after car accident that injured 3 people [0] bit.ly/qTxjaM
  • Cumberland Co NJ deputy suspended after leaving assault rifle & ammo in the road after cleaning trunk [0] bit.ly/qEJGRA
  • New Mexico State trooper allegedly caught on surveillance camera having sex on county property while in uniform [0] bit.ly/pONL57
  • Clark Co OH deputy arrested by fellow deputies on abuse of prescription drugs charges on unspecified allegations [1] http://t.co/Tv41U0q

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

Making Posters

So, I got a little tired of doing work all the time, decided to do some photoshopping instead and made a poster riffing off of the DHS “See Something” ad campaign. It also takes a subtle swipe at states that try to outlaw filming police in public. I was going to put some sponsor logos like the poster I based it off of had, but since we’re not really affiliated with anyone it’s blank space for now. The images are screen captures from a few of the videos we’ve tracked.

*Note: I’ve updated it based on some feedback, you can click on the image for the full-size version and the original is still here as well.

*UPDATE: Per a few requests I’ve added the poster to our online storefront. Of course, you don’t have to buy it to use it, just print it out on your own or modify it as needed. Sure, we always need donations, but we only make a small percentage of each sale so it won’t hurt us if you use the poster in other ways… think of it as a public service. So, if you don’t have time to get it printed on your own, go ahead and order a few from our store.

So, what do you think? Like it? Hate It? Let me know below:

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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] http://is.gd/yEKkbj
  • 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] bit.ly/oUbyY7
  • Ontario Provincial cops accused of leaving bound rape victim tied up & untreated for 5 hours while they waited for a police photographer [3] bit.ly/nYl93g
  • Spring Lake NC settles suit for $150k to man claiming continuous harassment by police eventually led to an officer shooting him needlessly. [0] bit.ly/qLsj1c
  • 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] bit.ly/rdkU4V
  • 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] thesent.nl/qtj8s8
  • Philadelphia PA cop arrested on agg assault, unlawful restraint & other charges in alleged attack on his ex-girlfriend [1] bit.ly/rrgO1s
  • 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] bit.ly/pRxyIB
  • Pennsylvania State trooper sentenced to 2-23mo prison for assaulting Humane Society police officer at pizza shop [0] bit.ly/q2soxs
  • Fairfax Co VA police accused of harassing biker’s funeral procession & threatening to taser dead man’s brother [1] http://t.co/oc8lMYW
  • Gwinnett Co GA cop gets probation in no contest plea deal for tasering a Waffle House employee as a joke [0] bit.ly/ovIrw6
  • Radcliff KY cop among 26 arrested in child predator sting, allegedly solicited sex from cop posing as 14yr-old [0] thesent.nl/p7ajeu
  • 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] bit.ly/r7PekT
  • 2 Glendale CA cops “released” from dept for unspecified misconduct, one subject of false arrest suit by lawyer [2] bit.ly/pyblTn
  • Kelleys Island OH cop arrested on drunk driving charges after head-on crash into female motorist, tested .208 BAC [0] bit.ly/raMlaD
  • Indianapolis IN cop gets probation & time served in plea deal for DUI and fraud charges involving prescriptions [0] bit.ly/qNy2l6

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 bit.ly/pjksfR

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] bit.ly/okmhPr
  • Davidson Co TN sheriff’s dept loses suit for $200k to woman on immigration hold left shackled to bed while giving birth [1] bit.ly/ris3Fc
  • 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] bit.ly/mQIPeB (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] trib.in/qchnyU
  • 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] bit.ly/rdPYhn
  • Los Angeles Co CA sheriff’s dept subject of DOJ probe into allegations of discrimination against section8 residents [0] lat.ms/mOuSoe
  • Tupelo MS subject of unspecified DOJ investigation into police hiring practices, officials refuse to say why [2] bit.ly/nEzbtE
  • Philadelphia PA cop sentenced to 16yrs for plot to rob dealer & sell heroin, joins 2 others already sentenced, including his wife. [0] bit.ly/qSJXob
  • Harris Co TX deputy sentenced to 5yrs for accepting bribes from drug dealer in exchange for protection & police information [0] bit.ly/ouK8E4
  • Minneapolis MN police sgt charged w/misconduct on allegations he misused police database to get unspecified private info [1] bit.ly/nxI84t
  • Brownsville TX cop suspended after indicted for forgery, theft & official repression for stealing 2 cars from public auction [0] bit.ly/pkjIYW
  • 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] bit.ly/o1YsI3
  • 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] bit.ly/pMBknq
  • 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] http://t.co/YpMB6q7
  • Chemung Co NY deputy was speeding & didn’t maintain lane in crash that killed him & another motorist [0] bit.ly/pVrS49
  • Portland OR cop on desk duty after arrested on DUI, attempting to elude & reckless endangerment charges [1] bit.ly/pDWyzx
  • Indianapolis IN cop arrested on drunk driving charges after crashing his police cruiser into a parked car while off duty [0] bit.ly/o1d0Qf
  • 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] bit.ly/p7coDD

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] bit.ly/qaSFQ2
  • 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] bit.ly/nEUcgA
  • 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] bit.ly/prh6KF
  • 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] bit.ly/p4QKiZ 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. lat.ms/rkrcCX
  • Russell Co AL sheriff’s detective pled guilty to assaulting cuffed man in custody. Another deputy is still facing trial [0] 1.usa.gov/rsvdJo
  • US DHS sued by ACLU & others for policy allowing immigration detainees to be shackled 12hrs a day when at court [0] bit.ly/oZbdHz
  • 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] bit.ly/rps2aM
  • Long Beach CA police youth services detective sentenced to 2yrs for his sexual relationship with a 15yr-old female relative [0] bit.ly/qZYRed
  • 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] bit.ly/nL5bIh
  • 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] bit.ly/o11txT
  • 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] bit.ly/pUnxvf
  • Houston TX cop suspended while investigated for allegedly molesting a cuffed detainee then sending her explicit pics and text messages. [1] bit.ly/p9igAy
  • 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] bit.ly/r8k0SN
  • Westville NJ police sued by woman alleging she was ordered to urinate on a holding cell floor in front of others [3] bit.ly/pw9dWj
  • 36 New York NY cops alleged to be subject of internal probes into perjury allegations including false arrests [2] bit.ly/oH6y2E
  • New York NY police detective arrested for allegedly using police equipment to rob cigarette smugglers in fake raid [0] nyp.st/q7qYM6
  • Niagara Regional ON police rebuked by judge staying case in largest Niagara pot bust over alleged police misconduct [2] bit.ly/r7G88P
  • Bernalillo Co NM deputy arrested on agg assault w/deadly weapon charge in alleged road rage incident outside school [0] bit.ly/nuK9TH
  • Logan Co OH sheriff fires ex-Bellefontaine OH chief he hired after report found he lied during triple-murder case [0] http://t.co/whIbhcK
  • Grant Co IN deputy arrested on 6 counts felony theft after probe into allegations he stole money from a company he co-owned. [0] bit.ly/ocf8lc
  • 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] bit.ly/oaghfo
  • Albuquerque NM cop arrested on bribery charge for allegedly helping escort beat criminal charge in exchange for sex [0] bit.ly/oXL9E3
  • Port Arthur TX cop resigns while under investigation for theft, allegedly wrote checks on a closed account [0] bit.ly/p5ZncQ
  • 2 Cape Brenton NS regional constables charged w/obstruction and breach of public trust in unspecified incident [3] bit.ly/qucHUm
  • University at Buffalo NY police officer cited for disorderly conduct at concert in unspecified incident [2] bit.ly/p9DBiI
  • Chillicothe IL police chief suspended after arrested on drunk driving charges when stopped over trailer w/o lights [0] bit.ly/owcVqK
  • US Secret Service agent arrested on drunk driving charge in Iowa ahead of scheduled presidential visit [0] bit.ly/oYWlXa

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] bit.ly/rcAoYm
  • 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] bit.ly/qRHiFU
  • 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] bit.ly/qHT3PW
  • Athena OR cop was sentenced to 115 months, almost 10 years, for child pornography & sexual crimes against a 15yr-old girl [0] bit.ly/qWXd94
  • Oklahoma State trooper was charged with 2nd degree rape of a woman he pulled over for DUI while on-duty [0] bit.ly/n5cIH2
  • 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] cour.at/qjzK5r
  • Topeka KS settles suit for $300k to 2 brothers shot by 4 off-duty cops at their home during an altercation over noise [0] bit.ly/pOuiWU
  • Meriden CT now faces a 3rd lawsuit alleging brutality by the police chief’s son and a subsequent cover-up by the department [3] bit.ly/nreURi
  • Spartanburg County SC deputy resigns while under investigation for allegedly punching & choking a cuffed man over an insult [0] bit.ly/r1Jgbz
  • Baltimore MD settles suit for $30k to man claiming a cop beat him after he called police to report domestic abuse [3] bit.ly/o7Y12Q
  • 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] bit.ly/qpdAcg
  • 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] http://bit.ly/mXGZXD
  • 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] bit.ly/qJRAdP
  • 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] trib.in/pNBMPY
  • 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] http://t.co/q5gydBj
  • 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] bit.ly/oQamen

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.

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