National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-05-11

Here are the 27 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, August 5, 2011:

  • 5 New Orleans LA cops found guilty on all 25 counts for fatal Danziger Bridge shootings & cover-up [0] http://ow.ly/1vmLc4
  • Brea CA police sued by family of man suspected of robbery who was unarmed when fatally shot by cop armed with a rifle [2] http://ow.ly/1vmUWg
  • Oakland CA police lose lawsuit for $200k to 2 black men strip searched in public during unwarranted traffic stop [3] http://ow.ly/1vmDhH
  • South Burlington VT cop sued by woman falsely convicted on drug charge & man illegally detained & strip searched [3] http://ow.ly/1vmFvE
  • Boynton Beach FL cop arrested after video shows he lied about arrest & planted gun on suspect, 3rd this week [0] http://ow.ly/1vmELJ
  • Los Angeles CA Airport police officer suspended while investigated for alleged sexual assault of woman while on duty [0] http://ow.ly/1vnvFw
  • Salt Lake Co UT sheriff’s dept sued by ACLU for man detained 39days after court ordered release & ICE hold dropped [3] http://ow.ly/1vnz4j
  • US drug test used by US DEA & law enforcement agencies across US called into question by judges in DC & Colorado [0] http://ow.ly/1vnGx5
  • 4 Washington DC cops accused of ignoring hate crimes by refusing to take report from 5 lesbians assaulted by 2 men [0] http://ow.ly/1vnuXE
  • Centreville IL cop arrested on felony child abuse charges for allegedly injuring 2yr-old boy w/blow to the head [0] http://ow.ly/1vn7t0
  • Edinburg TX cop gets probation for single felony misuse of police database in plea deal dropping pages of charges [0] http://ow.ly/1vnuqp
  • Renton WA cops accused of shopping cyberstalking case to prosecutors to retaliate against cartoonist critical of cops[3] http://ow.ly/1vnOSB
  • Plantation FL cop suspended 2days w/o pay for texting domestic violence victim that her toenail polish turned him on [0] http://ow.ly/1vn0cf
  • Broward Co FL deputy transferred to all-male jail and “counseled” after claims of sexual misconduct at woman’s jail [0] http://ow.ly/1vnBEQ
  • Gary IN cop accused of sex w/suspect assigned to motor pool after prosecutor says he won’t take cases from him [1] http://ow.ly/1vnOv8
  • Belton MO cop shown grabbing teen’s butt on Quik-Trip store surveillance video in legal claim filed against city [3] http://ow.ly/1vnTIn
  • Franklin Co NC sheriff reportedly admits to embezzling over $90k from drug fund & charity for kids, but not charged [0] http://ow.ly/1vnyS7
  • Washington DC cop arrested on felony car theft charges for allegedly failing to return car he rented in 2009 [0] http://ow.ly/1vnxjd
  • Orlando FL cop reprimanded for using unsterilized swab to test man’s mouth for drugs during stop w/o cause or consent[0] http://ow.ly/1vmWBR
  • Brockport NY police lose defamation suit against newspaper in attempt to discover names of anonymous commenters [0] http://ow.ly/1vmVcH
  • Luzerne Co PA deputy charged w/assault, burglary & harassment sfor allegedly attacking her ex-girlfriend’s girlfriend [0] http://ow.ly/1vmPJb
  • 2 New Orleans LA cops, mom & son, plead guilty to multiple charges for attacking a bouncer at bar while off duty [0] http://ow.ly/1vmJzB
  • Coventry RI cop fired by Law Enforcement Bill of Rights Panel 9mo after convicted of masturbating in front of 2 women[0] http://ow.ly/1vmFIY
  • Bluffton SC settles suit for $86k to ex-police lt claiming she was wrongly fired for complaining about misconduct [4] http://ow.ly/1vmJzh
  • El Paso Co CO deputy w/2 reckless driving convictions investigated after causing fatal crash by running red light [0] http://ow.ly/1vmJxX
  • West Virginia state trooper subject of suit by flagger claiming he fell asleep at wheel when he hit her with cruiser [0] http://ow.ly/1vmDDh
  • California Hwy Patrol officer arrested on multiple domestic abuse charges then a week later for violating order [0] http://ow.ly/1vmDp5

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-04-11

Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, August 4, 2011:

  • Attleboro MA police sued by father & daughter alleging brutality, repeated harassment & false arrests [3] http://ow.ly/1vllfM
  • Bethlehem PA cop gets probation in reduced charge plea deal for destroying video evidence in brutality case [0] http://ow.ly/1vkwWe
  • Baltimore MD police notified of ACLU intent to sue for arresting man & deleting videos of arrest from his phone [4] http://ow.ly/1vlgQF
  • Marysville PA cop already serving 10yrs for molesting 12+ girls pleads no contest to repeatedly molesting another [0] http://ow.ly/1vkuCX
  • Grainger Co TN deputy pleads guilty to fed enticement charges for enticing 13 & 16yr-old girls to have sex w/him [0] http://ow.ly/1vlD0t
  • Tucson AZ police lt fired after 9mo investigation into allegations he had sexually explicit chats w/minors online [1] http://ow.ly/1vlllB
  • Baton Rouge LA cop arrested on allegations he broke into home of woman used to date & assaulted her 2x while on duty [0] http://ow.ly/1vlHW5
  • Kalamazoo MI police officer suspended after arrested on suspicion of domestic violence following wife’s 911 call [1] http://ow.ly/1vkv8x
  • Los Angeles Co CA deputy fired after video contradicted his version of why he fired shots at car while off duty [2] http://ow.ly/1vlmJd
  • Laredo TX cop sentenced to 6.5yrs prison for helping drug trafficker protect and move cocaine shipment [0] http://ow.ly/1vlmSJ
  • Pharr TX cop sentenced to 12yrs on federal charges for protecting cocaine & gun shipments for drug cartel [0] http://ow.ly/1vkQdT
  • Bluff City TN police chief suspended while investigated for possible improper handling of confiscated vehicles [0] http://ow.ly/1vl1FY
  • Homer MI police chief & an officer subject of search warrants in criminal probe involving salvage titles [1] http://ow.ly/1vl6j2
  • Union City NJ police chief ($209k/yr) accused of claiming $45k/yr pay for hours not worked as school security detail [3] http://ow.ly/1vl28d
  • Los Angeles CA police dpt sued by 10 officers alleging retaliation for refusal to meet illegal traffic ticket quotas [3] http://ow.ly/1vls7x
  • Rapides Parish LA sheriff accused of nixing dog shooting probe vs pal, whistleblower allegedly fired for animal porn [0] http://ow.ly/1vkYOS
  • Renton WA police convince prosecutor & judge to get cyberstalking warrant to find out who made cartoons mocking cops [3] http://ow.ly/1vkPYm
  • North Corwall PA cop suspended 2days for unspecified police act violation a month after other cop fired for same [3] http://ow.ly/1vlw2X

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-03-11

Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, August 3, 2011:

  • 4 Tampa FL cops sued by deaf man claiming cops repeatedly tasered & beat him after dragging him out of a bar. While they allegedly fractured his orbital bones in the assault they never arrested him, just cited him for disorderly conduct… a charge that was later dismissed. [3] http://ow.ly/1viVjI
  • A number of Longueuil QC cops are being investigated for alleged excessive force against a 57yr-old woman who was thrown to ground at a fireworks show. [0] http://ow.ly/1viQQw
  • Los Angeles Co CA settles suit for $650k to a man claiming police  beat him at a traffic stop and a woman who was punched when she begged the cops to stop [3] http://ow.ly/1vi48S
  • Hackensack NJ police union pres suspended & arrested for allegedly hitting a suspect in the head during questioning [0] http://ow.ly/1viQsa
  • Kingsport TN cop resigned after arrested in connection w/massive child sexual abuse network that created child porn [0] http://ow.ly/1virAn
  • Tucson AZ police lt suspended since June while investigated for chats describing fantasies of molesting young boys [2] http://ow.ly/1vikKc
  • Crisp Co GA deputy arrested for attempted child molestation for arranging meeting w/15yr-old on internet in sting op [0] http://ow.ly/1vijLi
  • Birmingham MI police account of why they shot dog to death contradicted by witnesses saying it wasn’t aggressive [3] http://ow.ly/1vifBV
  • Lawrence MA cop’s home raided by FBI in unspecified investigation possibly part of corruption case against mayor [3] http://ow.ly/1vjs5o
  • Miami Beach FL police IA officer & Tempe AZ cop named in suit alleging Shaquille O’Neal tried to frame biz partner [3] http://ow.ly/1vjhOv
  • Midland MI cop pleads guilty to receiving stolen property for keeping flat screen TV stolen from a Rent A Center [0] http://ow.ly/1viqnB
  • Zionsville IN police chief resigns while investigated for allegedly threatening his officers w/gun & evidence theft [0] http://ow.ly/1vipUX
  • 5 Zionsville IN cops disciplined for failing to report misconduct by police chief who resigned over evidence thefts [0] http://ow.ly/1vjxXa
  • Apple Creek OH police chief resigns after suspended & charged w/theft in office for stealing evidence & selling it [1] http://ow.ly/1vilrh
  • Hesperia CA USD Police chief suspended after officers’ lawyer issues cease & desist alleging retaliation/harassment [1] http://ow.ly/1vipHc
  • Seabrook NH cop accused of going on tirade about how he wouldn’t arrest a cop and threatened the officers who arrested him on drunk driving and hit & run charges. [0] http://ow.ly/1vigOq
  • Freeport MI police chief faces “super drunk” driving charges after stopped w/BAC 2x legal limit [0] http://ow.ly/1vjgUn
  • North Bay ON cop arrested on drunk driving charges after refusing breath test during routine traffic stop [0] http://ow.ly/1viVSP

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-02-11

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, August 2, 2011:

  • Elyria OH settles suit for $50k to man who was punched by a cop while cuffed to hospital bed because of comment [0] http://ow.ly/1vfTor
  • Montgomery Co MD police rebuked by judge over overly aggressive interrogation practices & failure to mirandize [0] http://ow.ly/1vgUpZ
  • Benton Harbor MI police accused of tasering man after he was cuffed after allegedly mistaking him for drug dealer [1] http://ow.ly/1vgUpA
  • RCMP sued by family of man shot to death in bdrm last yr by cops responding to dispute, RCMP refuses to release info [4] http://ow.ly/1vgLxy
  • San Antonio TX police sued by family of man who died in custody, claim police won’t release information [3] http://ow.ly/1vgUmh
  • Fullerton CA police accused of being abusive towards homeless in wake of criticism over homeless man’s beating death [3] http://ow.ly/1vgUiM
  • 2 Boynton Beach FL cops arrested on falsifying report charges for allegedly lying about drug bust at motel [0] http://ow.ly/1vg6G2
  • West Reading PA police sgt who is taser trainer arrested over videos showing him tasering several people for fun [0] http://ow.ly/1vg4rw
  • Winn Parish LA sheriff indicted on federal distribution of methamphetamine charges along with 10 other people [0] http://ow.ly/1vgB4l
  • Hoffman Estates IL cop on leave while subject of unspecified investigation involving work on auto theft task force [3] http://ow.ly/1vg3pS
  • Woburn MA cop arrested on assault & battery charge on allegations he punched woman in face during argument at bar [0] http://ow.ly/1vg39O
  • Oxnard CA cop assigned as school resource officer arrested on domestic violence charge involving unspecified woman [1] http://ow.ly/1vgUv4
  • Roosevelt Co MT sheriff arrested on assault charges for allegedly throwing man through window in off duty bar fight [0] http://ow.ly/1vgm7U
  • US Park Police accused of cracking down on drivers who stop to let pedestrians cross streets in response to accidents[0] http://ow.ly/1vg6Wf
  • Manhattan Beach CA cop sentenced to probation in plea to hit & run accident, was fired after incident [0] http://ow.ly/1vgJgs
  • NM state trooper arrested for resisting, refused to leave hotel while drunk, arrested in June for DUI w/kid in car [0] http://ow.ly/1vgUqC

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-01-11

Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Monday, August 1, 2011:

  • 2 Detroit MI cops subject of suit by ex-Army medic claiming they rammed his car then beat him while he was cuffed. [3] http://ow.ly/1vf3jJ
  • Miami Beach FL settles suit for $75k to gay man claiming cops uttered homophobic slurs as they beat him then arrested him for calling 911 to report seeing the officers kick a man in the head. [0] http://ow.ly/1veMK8
  • Maricopa County AZ is being sued by 4 people arrested at a protest including a protester claiming deputies repeatedly kicked him after he was cuffed, a protester claiming she was denied treatment, and two legal observers claiming they were falsely arrested and detained longer than they should have been. [3] http://ow.ly/1veQga
  • Syracuse NY cop investigated after video apparently shows him ram a handcuffed man’s head into cruiser for “mouthing off” [3] http://ow.ly/1vdTXr
  • Desert Hot Springs CA cop sentenced to $3000 fine & probation on civil rights charge for tasering a cuffed suspect [0] http://ow.ly/1vebdM
  • Corona CA police sued by ex-cop claiming she suffered retaliation for reporting misconduct by a gang unit leader [4] http://ow.ly/1vdBYr
  • Philadelphia PA police accused of covering up cop’s federal firearms crime because of his high-rank relatives [4] http://ow.ly/1ve52i
  • Muhlenberg PA cop suspended after arrested on allegations he put pistol in wife’s mouth & threatened to kill her [0] http://ow.ly/1veX7m
  • Washington DC cop pleads guilty to stealing over $40k from 85yr-old woman she was assigned to help [0] http://ow.ly/1veevS
  • Arizona DPS officer arrested on sexual abuse charge after allegedly groping a woman at a bar [0] http://ow.ly/1veboN
  • New Orleans LA cop suspended after arrested along w/girlfriend on domestic battery charges after altercation [0] http://ow.ly/1vdXmT
  • Prince George’s Co MD off-duty cops working security for party investigated for turning away EMTs after drowning [0] http://ow.ly/1veF6G
  • Boynton Beach FL cop suspended after arrested for suspected drunk driving after crashing car into gate & flipping it [0] http://ow.ly/1veu7v
  • Oak Hill FL disbands police department over issues that included allegations cops planted pot plants on mayor’s land [3] http://ow.ly/1veFXn

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

Police Misconduct NewsFeed Weekend Recap 07-30-11 to 07-31-11

A few things before I start with this weekend’s report.

Today, Radley Balko asked his readers an interesting question as to whether appointing or electing law enforcement leadership had anything to do with police misconduct. It was an interesting question so I decided to run some analysis on our data and see if there were any correlations between misconduct rates and leadership selection types.

The results were sort of interesting.

First, just looking at overall misconduct per capita rates the results appear to indicate that agencies with elected leaders have less misconduct. Our 2009 Annual Report indicated that the national police misconduct rate was a projected 980.64 officers per 100,000. When we segment that into local Police Departments and Sheriff’s Offices we find that Police departments where leaders are appointed had a misconduct rate of 990.09 per 100,000 while Sheriffs offices where leaders are elected had a misconduct rate of 644.14 per 100,000.

Our 2010 data is somewhat similar in the breakdown. While the overall misconduct rate was 977.98 per 100,000, police departments had a misconduct rate of 1082.04 per 100,000 and sheriff’s agencies had a misconduct rate of 706.74 per 100,000.

So, it would seem that elected officials do better than appointed officials. However, when we look at the number of agencies and leaders implicated in misconduct we see something different.

In 2009 our data indicated that 10.8% of police agencies had officers involved in police misconduct while 7.8% of sheriff’s departments had officers implicated in acts of misconduct. But, in 2010 14% of police agencies had officers implicated in misconduct and 18% of sheriff’s departments had officers implicated in misconduct. Additionally, in 2010, 2.5% of police chiefs were implicated in acts of misconduct while 3.5% of sheriffs were implicated in misconduct. So, when we examine the numbers by agency the picture is a bit more muddled.

However, I personally think that, more importantly than how law enforcement leaders are selected, the laws and policies that govern those leaders and the people they lead are at least as equally important, if not more so. After all, even if you have a good leader in place, what good is it if state laws and local union agreements make it impossible for that leader to hold officers accountable for acts of misconduct?

With all that said, here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend of July 30-31, 2011:

  • Fullerton CA police accused of excessive force in arrests of man outside club & another who filmed it [3] youtu.be/PiNOjG-xlPw
  • Port Townsend WA police accused of excessive force on man who didn’t show ID during DUI stop, was a passenger [3] http://ow.ly/1vbBVs
  • US DEA agents accused of throwing innocent veteran to the ground during wrong door raid, DEA denies allegations [3] http://ow.ly/1vceaZ
  • Houston TX police say lights & sirens aren’t required when speeding to calls after speeding cop strikes pedestrian [0] http://ow.ly/1vbFs2
  • Tulsa OK cops in corruption case sued by man freed after 2yrs into life sentence after drug informant admitted lying [0] http://ow.ly/1v9t4G
  • Suffolk Co NY cop arrests news cameraman for obstruction as he films chase scene from public sidewalk a block away [3] http://ow.ly/1va8uo
  • Glassboro NJ cop subject of brutality suit by woman alleging she was arrested for saying she was filing complaint [3] http://ow.ly/1v9Kr4
  • Michigan Supreme Court endangers civil rights act by deciding sheriff not liable for deputy raping a female detainee [0] http://ow.ly/1v9u8o
  • Shreveport LA cop in suit alleging he punched woman is fired for alleged unrelated violations of dept policies [2] http://ow.ly/1v9qfd
  • Dallas TX police officer arrested on domestic violence assault charges in unspecified incident and unlawful restraint after allegedly pushing woman to the ground then cuffing her & threatening her with jail time after arguing with her about an ex-girlfriend. [1] http://ow.ly/1vcdIj
  • Clark Co IN sheriff’s lt col arrested on misd domestic battery charges after wife reported incident to state police [0] http://ow.ly/1vcmIx
  • Albuquerque NM cop arrested on DUI & criminal damage charges after showing up to ex-husband’s home drunk & angry [0] http://ow.ly/1vcGJ0

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-29-11

Here are the 22 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, July 29, 2011:

  • 6 Fullerton CA cops who beat & tasered homeless man to death return to duty as FBI begins investigation [0] http://ow.ly/1v7Z92
  • New York NY cops may face charges after man’s death from pepperspray induced asthma attack ruled a homicide [2] http://ow.ly/1v84Jb
  • Clark Co NV school district police dept subject of FBI investigation into alleged beating of cuffed juvenile [3] http://ow.ly/1v88Uy
  • Las Vegas NV cop ruled to have violated policies when he beat & arrested man for videotaping him, may face discipline[0] http://ow.ly/1v85ar
  • RCMP cops ruled to have violated numerous rights in drug case dismissed against 5 men left out in underwear in snow [3] http://ow.ly/1v7ASY
  • Niagara Regional ON cop loses 90hrs of vacation for using unnecessary force while falsely arresting bicyclist [0] http://ow.ly/1v7VCq
  • Canton OH cop in controversial video threatening CCW holder now investigated for losing temper in another video [0] http://ow.ly/1v7VpN
  • New Orleans LA cop resigns while under investigation for allegedly falsely arresting & planting drugs on parolee [0] http://ow.ly/1v7yhI
  • Sturgis MI cop subject of suit by doctor who lost everything after falsely convicted of trading sex for drugs [3] http://ow.ly/1v7wEZ
  • Atlanta GA police sued over another bar raid where police detained & ID’d patrons not suspected of any crime [3] http://ow.ly/1v7t5m
  • Assumption Parish LA sheriff’s lieutenant sentenced to 5yrs for tampering w/evidence in hundreds of drug cases [0] http://ow.ly/1v7ag8
  • Shelby Co TN sheriff’s detective arrested on sexual battery charge for allegedly coercing woman into exposing self and taking photos of her [0] http://ow.ly/1v79QE
  • Irondequoit NY cop & brother accused of beating man on video in bar as owner claims city is threatening him over it [3] http://ow.ly/1v80gX
  • Orange TX police ordered by arbitrator to rehire police captain fired for questionable shooting death of unarmed man [0] http://ow.ly/1v7YIp
  • Youngstown OH police officer fired for allegedly helping his friend collect drug money [0] http://ow.ly/1v7YsC
  • Elgin IL cop facing suspension for racist joke rats out other cop for racist joke in 90’s, also faces suspension [0] http://ow.ly/1v7UUr
  • Durham Regional ON cop charged w/dangerous driving in on-duty crash that injured motorcyclist [0] http://ow.ly/1v79oc
  • Santa Clara CA cop convicted of passing info to Hells Angels in order to settle debt with member [0] http://ow.ly/1v79ha
  • Cleveland OH cop suspended w/o pay after arrested for unauth use of police database & personal use of police data [0] http://ow.ly/1v6ZLn
  • 12 New York NY cops disciplined w/10 day suspensions in “red light overtime” scam, no charges [0] http://ow.ly/1v6Xcv
  • Panama City Beach FL police sgt suspended 10 days for obstructing DUI arrest of fellow cop who drove him from bar [0] http://ow.ly/1v89e0
  • Hornell NY cop convicted on DUI charge that cost him job, still faces 35 charges for incident after he resigned [0] http://ow.ly/1v6WRk

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-28-11

Here are the 19 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, July 28, 2011:

  • 5 Fullerton CA police officers are being investigated after witnesses accused them using of excessive force in the brutal beating and tasering death of a homeless man which was partially recorded on video. This came out a couple days ago but it took me a while to make sure I didn’t already have this one recorded in our database. [2] http://ow.ly/1v56RP
  • Mt Rainier MD police officer who was voted as cop of the year 2 years in a row and who is now facing a number of charges for the attempted murder of man he allegedly tried to rape is now accused of pistol whipping another man in the back seat of a police cruiser and was accused of a similar sexual assault scheme previously as well. In fact the city also settled two brutality suits against him in recent years as well. [3] http://ow.ly/1v4uOF
  • Des Moines IA cop w/questionable history accused of beating handcuffed groom at his own wedding reception [3] http://ow.ly/1v60wj
  • US DEA investigator sentenced to 25yrs prison for grooming then sexually abusing 3 boys between 12-16 years of age and videotaping the acts in the child porn case against him. [0] http://ow.ly/1v5Pm2
  • La Porte County IN deputy arrested on 8 counts possession of child porn after the sheriff asked for a state investigation into that deputy’s suspicious behavior/ [0] http://ow.ly/1v5tac
  • Beaumont TX ISD cop arrested on sexual assault charge for allegedly coercing a drunk woman into having sex with him under threat of arrest while he was working an off-duty security gig. [0] http://ow.ly/1v5t1p
  • Berkeley MO cop pleads guilty to statutory rape & sodomy of a 15-year-old girl he knew from a church youth group he helped out with. [0] http://ow.ly/1v5sJL
  • Miami-Dade FL cop accused of calling man a “fucking immigrant” before arresting him for driving a stolen car that wasn’t stolen [3] http://ow.ly/1v50gv
  • Calgary AB cop convicted on common assault charge for punching drunk driving suspect who grabbed breathalyzer [0] http://ow.ly/1v5UHK
  • New York NY police detective suspended after punching lieuteant in face during argument over ticket fixing scandal [0] http://ow.ly/1v5FlB
  • Winnfield LA police chief sentenced to 6mo for obstructing federal agents trying to arrest fugitive by inciting a mob against the agents [0] http://ow.ly/1v5W5r
  • Dallas TX police forced by judge to rehire cop fired for history of violence, chief vows to keep him off streets [0] http://ow.ly/1v5tke
  • Cedar Rapids IA cop arrested on burglary charge for allegedly illegally entering a home and taking two dogs [0] http://ow.ly/1v58iJ
  • Denver CO police ordered by judge to stop delaying & release every excessive force complaint record for last 8yrs that were requested by a lawyer. [3] http://ow.ly/1v4MkB
  • College Park GA cop fired after admitting to hanging out & doing drugs with members of biker club [0] http://ow.ly/1v5r5b
  • College Park GA cop arrested for damaging police cruisers by kicking them in angry fit about administration [0] http://ow.ly/1v5r5b
  • Keokuk Co IA sheriff arrested on drunk driving charge during traffic stop, had 2008 boating while drunk conviction [0] http://ow.ly/1v5owt
  • Vineland NJ cop who crashed into car, pole & house while drunk off duty suspended until he gets license back in 7mo [0] http://ow.ly/1v4yXF
  • Seymour IN cop arrested on drunk driving charge after sideswiping parked car while towing a DARE trailer. If anyone has a picture of this crash, I’d like to have it. [0] http://ow.ly/1v5oYu

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-27-11

Here are the 21 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Wednesday, July 27, 2011:

  • New York NY police accused of excessive force & false arrests against Uruguayan soccer fans celebrating match [3] http://ow.ly/1v2cJA
  • St Louis MO police sgt retires instead of facing discipline for telling cop in video beating case not to file report [1] http://ow.ly/1v3R3E
  • Chicago IL settles suit for $6.5mil to families of 8 & 11yr-old kids run over by an unmarked police car [0] http://ow.ly/1v3CGf
  • 10 Bay Area Rapid Transit CA cops subject of suit alleging they beat & falsely arrested man because of ringtone [3] http://ow.ly/1v3CvK
  • Oklahoma State trooper charged w/assault for allegedly kicking a cuffed detainee in the testicles after chase, this after he allegedly looked around and asked other officers if anyone had their cameras on. [0] http://ow.ly/1v3sm3
  • Paterson NJ settles suit for $50k to man claiming cops used excessive force in incident that sparked Muslim rallies [2] http://ow.ly/1v2mBo
  • Wheeler WI police chief arrested on multiple charges for allegedly using position to have sexual contact w/teen boys [0] http://ow.ly/1v2To6
  • Tuscola Co MI deputy arrested on multiple charges after year-long investigation into sexual misconduct w/detainee he was transporting [1] http://ow.ly/1v3rjk
  • Tuscaloosa Co AL deputy charged w/civil rights violations for allegedly using taser to punish 3 jail inmates [0] http://ow.ly/1v2TTl
  • Springfield MA cop fined & gets 3mo suspension after pleading guilty to assaulting 2 superior officers at HQ [0] http://ow.ly/1v3rUi
  • Clark Co NV School Dist police accused of partying w/teens then covering it up after teen’s fatal DUI crash [3] http://ow.ly/1v3BEA
  • Detroit MI cop suspended while investigated for allegedly embezzling money, 2nd so far in 2mo [0] http://ow.ly/1v3s2z
  • Atlanta GA cop accused of not telling dept about being arrested in SC on intent to kill & firearms charges [1] http://ow.ly/1v3rwt
  • Ruidoso NM cop gets suspended sentence & probation for posing as general to get military leave from work [0] http://ow.ly/1v2Tu2
  • Houston TX cop arrested on allegations he accepted a $2,000 bribe to protect vehicle transporting cocaine [0] http://ow.ly/1v2SUs
  • Soccorro TX ISD cop arrested on drunk driving charges, school keeps him on duty because they say there’s no law that forces them to suspend him [0] http://ow.ly/1v3rEz
  • Shallotte NC cop arrested on insurance fraud charges involving false statements about auto accident [0] http://ow.ly/1v2TcH
  • Kingsport TN police officer resigns when arrested on a sealed indictment, no further details released [1] http://ow.ly/1v2zG9
  • Sweetwater County WY sheriff’s dept subject of unspecified state criminal investigation [2] http://ow.ly/1v3M8n
  • Portland OR cop gets community service in plea deal after civil compromise over DA objection in DUI crash case [0] http://ow.ly/1v3Myc
  • London ON cop investigated after news crew apparently films her sleeping in cruiser at scene of house fire [0] http://ow.ly/1v3rLE

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

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-26-11

Here are the 17 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, July 26, 2011:

  • Mt Rainier MD cop indicted on 12 counts for allegedly pistol whipping & shooting man he tried to sexually assault [0] http://wj.la/oHzWBd
  • Pulaski County AR deputy fired after charged w/battery for allegedly beating a detainee after an argument [0] http://ow.ly/1v1Bjv
  • Colorado Springs CO cop now faces 189 counts as alleged number of child sexual assault victims climbs to 22 [0] http://bit.ly/opttzw
  • Plainfield Twp PA settles suit for $92k to woman alleging cop abused position to coerce her into sex as a teen [0] http://bit.ly/rcxUxS
  • Cape Coral FL settles suit for $35k to man claiming cops tasered & maced him during false arrest in front of family [3] http://bit.ly/pC5ihP
  • Atlanta GA settles suit for $200k to 2 men claiming they were strip search on side of road during traffic stop [0] http://bit.ly/ndysvA
  • Collier County FL settles suit for $80k to couple roughly arrested for talking back to deputy during traffic stop [0] http://bit.ly/pyerzr
  • Denver CO police sued by man arrested after police allegedly misrepresented witness statements & exaggerated case [3] http://bit.ly/pjTTqD
  • Memphis TN cop sentenced to 6mo federal prison for accepting $4k in bribes from nightclub owners [0] http://bit.ly/p8OKZO
  • Savannah-Chatham GA cop charged w/concealing evidence of a felony involving fellow cop’s extortion scheme [0] http://bit.ly/pPIANw
  • Otero Co NM undersheriff pays $100 fine in plea deal for seriously injuring 2 women in controversial crash [3] http://ow.ly/1v1xm8
  • Belle Glade FL police sgt gets probation after convicted of lying to grand jury about shooting investigation [0] http://ow.ly/1v1uNN
  • Miami FL cop arrested on battery charges after allegedly choking girlfriend when she tried to break up w/him [0] http://bit.ly/oDckUY
  • Lakeland GA police chief arrested on simple battery & false statement charges involving a birthday party fight [0] http://bit.ly/ofL9BD
  • Miami Beach FL cop who injured 2 in on-duty ATV joyride turns self in on 2 DUI w/serious bodily injury charges [0] http://bit.ly/pdwWWC
  • Los Angeles Co CA deputy charged in alleged 2x limit drunk & drugged driving hit & run accident [0] http://lat.ms/q3vgCM
  • 2 Park County CO deputies charged w/misd child abuse after found passed-out drunk at home w/4 unsupervised kids [0] http://bit.ly/n390MR

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

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