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National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-21-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, September 21, 2016:

  • Update: Forrest County, Mississippi: The chief deputy was found guilty of filing false tax returns. He was terminated from the department and is scheduled to be sentenced December 19th. ow.ly/cYlP304q6Ki
  • Update: Sandusky County, Ohio (First reported 08-23-16): A detective who was suspended while under investigation has resigned. ow.ly/j3Ms304q7SV
  • Rio Grande City, Texas: An officer was arrested on drug trafficking charges for tipping-off alleged drug dealers to police activity. He has been fired. ow.ly/uIxF304qtnH
  • Update: Charlotte County, Florida (First reported 07-12-16): A deputy previously suspended for getting in a bar fight has resigned. In an unrelated incident, another deputy was fired for using law enforcement databases and equipment to stalk and harass a woman. ow.ly/XeUI304qFC8
  • Update: Albuquerque, New Mexico (First reported 03-27-14): Two officers are now on trial for the 2014 shooting death of  James Boyd, a homeless man. ow.ly/q6Hj304qOgh
  • Houston, Texas: An officer was arrested for DUI and suspended.  The following month, he was arrested again for threatening his wife, including a threat to initiate a workplace shooting. ow.ly/ywSm304qUTF
  • Fullerton, California: An officer pled guilty to charges for embezzling $24,000 in a car loan scheme. He was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay restitution. ow.ly/8yLd304qW5P
  • San Bernardino County, California: A deputy was arrested for a domestic violence incident. ow.ly/oELP304r0
  • Ocala, Florida: The chief was accused of sexual harassment by three female officers. He was placed on leave during the course of a city council investigation. http://bit.ly/2cFRfbE

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-20-16

Here are the 13 reports of police misconduct tracked for September 20, 2016:

  • Update: Oakland and Livermore, California (First reported 05-13-16): One now-former officer from each department were arrested in connection with the ongoing underage sex and solicitation scandal involving the sex worker with the pseudonym Celeste Guap. ow.ly/qTD7304mKKK
  • Lawrence, Kansas: A now-former officer was charged with battery leg-sweeping and then repeatedly punching a man who was nonviolently uncooperative during an arrest. ow.ly/xMmL304mL8d
  • Prattville, Alabama: An officer resigned after his DUI arrest. ow.ly/jyEZ304mLcB
  • Elko-New Market, Minnesota: An officer was arrested for DUI while off duty. ow.ly/5ZWr304mLKD
  • Honolulu, Hawaii: An officer was indicted on federal wire fraud charges.ow.ly/Daad304mLWd
  • Tustin, California: An officer was denied qualified immunity by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the fatal shooting of Benny Herrera. The court found that the officer “could not have reasonably feared for his life” before he shot Herrera. ow.ly/DX5k304mMyb
  • Gretna, Louisiana: An officer arrested was and fired for kicking a handcuffed suspect. ow.ly/J6Yi304mMOs
  • Connecticut State Police: The CSP is being sued by ACLU of Connecticut after officers inadvertently recorded themselves concocting bogus charges against a protester. ow.ly/vADb304nSe0
  • St. Petersburg, Florida: An officer was arrested for domestic battery against his girlfriend and placed on leave. ow.ly/UdKN304ormq
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An officer was arrested for DUI after rear-ending a squad car when she was off duty. ow.ly/dVsf304orCU
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs (Baltimore, Maryland): An officer was charged with attempted murder and home invasion after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home and shooting her multiple times. She survived and another person who was in the home was able to forcefully disarm the officer.  ow.ly/gGA5304os01
  • New Jersey State Police: A trooper was charged with tampering and falsification. ow.ly/Y9Qi304oGzj
  • Update: Toledo, Ohio (First reported 02-13-15): An officer was sentenced to four years in prison for obstruction and tampering in an alleged murder plot against a witness in a murder case. He was allowed to retire before his trial, where he was acquitted of attempted murder.  ow.ly/nnpb304oGLw

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-19-16

Here are the 17 reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, September 19, 2016:

  • West Palm Beach, Florida: An officer was arrested for DUI in April, but the information was only recently released. ow.ly/oXEn304j24f
  • Update: Topeka, Kansas (First reported 05-10-16): An officer who was arrested for DUI has been approved for diversion and, if completed successfully, his charge will be expunged. An administrative discipline will not be made public. ow.ly/VHgt304j2hr
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A now-former officer was charged for stealing from evidence while on duty. ow.ly/hedn304j2y2
  • Seminole County, Florida: A deputy was charged with stealing oxycodone pills from police safe for personal use. ow.ly/W5Dl304j2Th
  • Alameda County, California: A deputy who is connected to the ongoing Bay Area policing scandal violated a restraining order filed by his wife and has been fired. Criminal charges are pending. ow.ly/PonG304j373
  • Central Oregon Community College: A now-former public safety officer was charged with aggravated murder and kidnapping after a violent crime spree. ow.ly/oTwZ304j3Eg
  • Richland County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested for physically abusing his stepson. ow.ly/nPtX304j3MJ
  • San Antonio, Texas: An officer was arrested for domestic violence after allegedly striking his wife. ow.ly/Seil304j3YO
  • Shreveport, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for failing to report child abuse while working as a school liaison officer. ow.ly/T2uy304j4by
  • Alamo, Tennessee: The assistant chief was arrested for domestic violence. He had been previously terminated from the Crockett County Sheriffs’ Office. ow.ly/8iqo304j4yI
  • Update: Miami Beach, Florida (First reported 07-21-14): An officer was ordered to be reinstated after being fired for being so drunk while in uniform that he was hospitalized. He was working an off-duty detail as security at a bar. ow.ly/gDYZ304j4RS
  • Update: Mount Carmel, Tennessee (First reported 06-01-16): A detective who was fired amid a misconduct investigation was reinstated by the mayor. ow.ly/2Mpb304j5ym
  • San Antonio, Texas: An officer was suspended indefinitely for numerous allegations including raping his ex-girlfriend. ow.ly/tiOp304j6az
  • Update: Baltimore County, Maryland (First reported 05-02-16): A suspended officer had an armed standoff with police for the second time. This standoff ended with his suicide. ow.ly/oYjZ304j6ud
  • Clarkstown, New York: The chief was hit with 22 administrative charges for ethics violations. He claims vindictive persecution. ow.ly/vTfd304j6LO
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma: Two officers are on leave after the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black motorist. Dash and helicopter camera footage has been released. ow.ly/8kbD304mvOF
  • Bledsoe County, Tennessee: A deputy was fired for pawning county-owned firearms. No charges have been filed yet. ow.ly/vW1n304j7dr

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-16-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, September 16, 2016:

  • Galveston, Texas: The City and one of its officers are being sued by a woman who claims the officer broke her leg and then left her helpless and without medical attention. ow.ly/FXSq304h6ur
  • Houston, Texas Metro Transit: Two officers were suspended during an investigation into an alleged inappropriate use of force against a passenger. ow.ly/FJdC304heFi
  • Indio, California: An officer was charged with rape by force, sex penetration by force and oral copulation by force against an 18-year-old woman. ow.ly/LNAt304heQm
  • Update: Brunswick, Maine (First reported 06-28-16): A now-former officer pled guilty to sending an obscene selfie to agents posing as a 14-year-old girl. ow.ly/n2oq304hfOc
  • Maryland State Police: A trooper was arrested after a domestic incident during which he allegedly choked his wife. ow.ly/UthY304hg1a
  • Van Buren County, Michigan: Two officers were arrested in unrelated incidents. One was arrested for OWI. The other was arrested on domestic violence charges. ow.ly/IMAK304hgi9
  • Update: Orleans Parish, Louisiana (First reported 04-18-16): The chief deputy pled guilty to charges involving an off-duty detail scheme.  ow.ly/FpxH304hgzl
  • Manatee County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for prescription pill distribution. He allegedly gave away Klonopin while off duty. He was fired. ow.ly/wSLV304hgHn
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer was indicted on federal civil rights charges for shooting at a car full of teenagers. Previously, the City settled with the victims for $360,000. ow.ly/EmMm304iaBh

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-15-16

Here are the 13 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, September 15, 2016:

  • Los Angeles, California Airports: The assistant chief resigned amid investigations into tax evasion and other misconduct by fellow officers. ow.ly/qtjr304dHIB
  • Update: Waller County, Texas (First reported 07-16-15): The County will pay the bulk of the $1,900,000 wrongful death settlement to the surviving family of Sandra Bland, who died in jail custody. ow.ly/Yr6k304eVfJ
  • Akron, Ohio: An officer was cited for OVI. His BAC was more than three times the legal limit. He is the third officer since July to be charged with drunk driving. ow.ly/FAjy304eWVJ
  • Hazel Park, Michigan: Four officers and the department are being sued by two women who claim they were made to expose their breasts during an early morning traffic stop. They claim one of the officers took cell phone images of the abuse, but the department denies such evidence exists. ow.ly/XZrS304f2tk
  • Jersey City, New Jersey: An officer pled guilty to fraud and conspiracy for taking $230,000 in illegal payments for off-duty work and subsequently not reporting the income. He is scheduled to be sentenced January 10, 2017. ow.ly/1X2R304f8ms
  • Licking County, Ohio: A deputy was charged with unlawful restraint and disorderly conduct in a sexual misconduct case. ow.ly/tKes304f9iN
  • Update: Greene County, Missouri First reported 01-07-16): A deputy was sentenced to seven years in prison and an additional ten years of supervised release for child pornography conviction. ow.ly/TPCu304fa6r
  • Newark, New Jersey: An officer was charged with sexually assaulting a young girl while he was off duty.ow.ly/Lv5r304faBT
  • Tallassee, Alabama: An officer was indicted for assault for an alleged excessive force incident. ow.ly/7VDW304fblg
  • Atlanta, Georgia: An officer was suspended after he allegedly exposed himself to someone and masturbated in a mall restroom. The victim’s mother worked in mall security, and the officer was apprehended in the parking lot. The age of the victim is not mentioned in the report. ow.ly/gpvK304fbEX
  • Update: Joliet, Illinois (First reported 02-23-12): A now-former officer was indicted by a federal grand jury for using excessive force in a 2012 arrest. The officer was fired and charged for the incident in the local jurisdiction. He was acquitted. ow.ly/3Utz304fd3D
  • Brownsville, Tennessee: An officer was arrested on a domestic assault charge after punching his girlfriend in the face. ow.ly/fgiO304fdX2
  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested for assaulting a female J-train conductor while he was off duty. ow.ly/OkSk304feps

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-14-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for September 14, 2016:

  • Wilson County, Tennessee: A deputy was arrested for sex crimes against a 16-year-old. He has been fired. ow.ly/5QFa304cJom
  • Los Angeles, California: Two officers were criminally charged for attempting to cover-up DUI crash and filing a false report. ow.ly/JrNh304cKdu
  • St. Louis, Missouri: A now-former sergeant pled guilty to federal charges for stealing $80,000 from police organization he headed. ow.ly/4bbT304cRkw
  • Penns Grove, New Jersey: An officer was charged with drug distribution. He is the second PG officer charged with drug violations this year. ow.ly/ZR6n304cWe9
  • Hartford, Connecticut: The City will pay $2,900,000 to the estate of a man killed when an officer struck his vehicle while the officer was en route to assist other officers. ow.ly/tyB6304cWsj
  • East Helena, Montana: An officer was charged with assault after punching a man at the scene of a crash while he was off duty.ow.ly/Jixu304cWTI
  • New Castle County, Delaware: An officer was arrested for child pornography. ow.ly/xdu7304drTV
  • Montgomery, Alabama: An officer was arrested for domestic violence and harassment. ow.ly/IHlR304dGzp
  • North Vernon, Indiana: An officer was charged with misconduct for evidence theft and forgery for faking medical records. ow.ly/H9v6304dHdI

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-13-16

Here are the 13 cases of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, September 13, 2016:

  • Assumption Parish, Louisiana: A deputy resigned and turned herself in for charges related to a domestic incident and felony destruction of property. ow.ly/Sbvy3049p3f
  • Kitsap County, Washington: A now-former deputy was charged with perjury after an alleged off-duty hit-and-run. ow.ly/J9pl3049qNZ
  • Stanton County, Kansas: The sheriff was arrested on domestic violence charges. ow.ly/ZY5M3049rwr
  • Southlake, Texas: Two officers were disciplined for tasing a woman during a DUI stop before drawing blood for BAC test. One was demoted, the other was suspended one day. ow.ly/qHT33049s4O
  • Broward County, Florida: A deputy was charged with fraud for several shoplifting incidents at Wal-Mart, including at least once in uniform. ow.ly/YwLo304aOhG
  • Montgomery County, Ohio: A deputy was suspended during an investigation into whether he misused $60,000 in FOP lodge funds. ow.ly/KG4J304aLCv
  • Update: Burlington, Vermont (First reported 07-16-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to charges related to a fatal DUI crash. Her sentence will be determined after hearings slated for November. ow.ly/1Mix304aZDx
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was suspended 20 days for tasing a handcuffed detainee at SXSW. ow.ly/YiQO304b6wL
  • Update: St. Clair County, Missouri (First reported 05-25-16): A now-former deputy was given three years’ probation for his role in a fraudulent scheme to attain West Virginia unemployment benefits for a jail inmate. ow.ly/zZkS304bbno
  • California Highway Patrol: An officer was arrested and charged with child pornography transmission. ow.ly/vRQr304beaZ
  • Update: Bethel, Alaska (First reported 02-23-16): A now-former officer was sentenced to 120 days for beating and injuring an intoxicated man during his arrest. The City previously settled a civil suit with the victim. ow.ly/fBYk304bjxQ
  • Orange County, Texas: A now-former detective pled guilty to laundering money stolen from HUD. The plea deal suggests a sentence of one year and one day in prison.ow.ly/oFzJ304bk6Y
  • Franklin County, New York: A now-former undersheriff pled guilty to ordering deputies to harass county legislators that had been hostile to the sheriff. One legislator was arrested on a bogus DUI charge. ow.ly/zFrJ304bm4G

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-12-16

Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, September 12, 2016:

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: An agent was arrested on charges of bribery and accepting sexual favors from smugglers. ow.ly/xjl83047N9g
  • Update: Farmers Branch, Texas (First reported 03-27-16): An officer was indicted for fatally shooting Jose Cruz and wounding another teen during off-duty incident. ow.ly/3z433047NTJ
  • South Bend, Indiana: A man won criminal case on appeal because video evidence explicitly contradicted officers’ statements about his violent arrest. A civil suit is pending in the case. ow.ly/bMKE3047S5x
  • Update: Deschutes County, Oregon (First reported 02-23-16): A now-former captain was sentenced to five years for stealing $205,000 of cash that was to be used for controlled drug buys. The investigation showed that he stole the money over 63 instances in less than a year. ow.ly/ynxO3047YCo
  • Update: Reynoldsburg, Ohio (First reported 02-19-16): A now-former officer was sentenced to 33 months in prison and fined $40,000 for falsifying warrants and robbing drug dealers under color of law. An undercover officer was implicated in the case but committed suicide after his own arrest. A third officer connected to the case was suspended earlier this year. ow.ly/JuI930482eJ
  • Winterville, North Carolina: An officer was fired and charged with embezzlement. ow.ly/jDRj30484av
  • Update: Lee County, Alabama (First reported 11-20-15): A now-former deputy who had been previously arrested for sexual abuse of a child had additional charges of child pornography added to his case. ow.ly/uNKZ30484Zv
  • Bedford, Virginia: A now-former officer was found guilty of child pornography distribution and sentenced to five years in prison. He resigned during the investigation before his arrest. ow.ly/J3tI3048dNH
  • Williams, Arizona: A man claims an officer used unnecessary force when he was choked unconscious while handcuffed in the station. Video appears to corroborate his story. ow.ly/7e1T3048acT
  • Update: New Hampshire State Police: A now-former trooper who was caught on video with an officer from another jurisdiction beating a motorist after an interstate chase pled guilty to assault. He was sentenced to one year in jail and the sentence was deferred. He is barred from working in law enforcement again. ow.ly/tGfg3048fbd
  • Charlotte County, Florida: A deputy was placed on leave after a bar fight. A criminal investigation is ongoing, although no charges have been filed. ow.ly/A1xD3048gbd
  • Cave Springs, Arkansas: The chief was suspended and placed under criminal investigation for public records tampering. ow.ly/cpEa3048kzq
  • Update: Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana (First reported 06-07-16): The now-former narcotics division leader was given six months’ probation and ordered to pay nearly $16,000 in restitution for stealing federal funds. ow.ly/g1qH3048lJu
  • Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana: A now-former deputy pled guilty to taking federal money under false pretenses in a case related to the former narcotics chief.  Her sentencing is scheduled for December 14. ow.ly/LlvR3048lj7

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-09-16

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, September 9, 2016:

  • Virginia Beach, Virginia: An officer was arrested for embezzlement. He allegedly stole unclaimed property from the evidence room. ow.ly/kt1I3043wAa
  • Amarillo, Texas: An officer was arrested for criminal mischief. He allegedly slashed someone’s tires while off duty. ow.ly/uo5A3043xq0
  • Update: Portville, New York (First reported 09-29-15): The now-former chief pled guilty to two misdemeanors and will return to the force as an officer. He had been accused of selling prescription pills while on duty but, according to the report, was allowed to plea to lesser charges because of problems with the investigation and evidence. ow.ly/3X4u3043Hjv
  • Kenly, North Carolina: An officer was indicted for involuntary manslaughter. He tased man, who later died, after a high-speed chase. ow.ly/q2z63043HPj
  • Update: Warren County, Missouri (First reported 10-28-15): A now-former deputy was sentenced to 60 days in jail and five years’ probation for staging an ambush against himself. He shot up his own patrol car. ow.ly/f3HW3043OPE
  • Avon, Ohio: An officer was arrested for OVI and driving left of the center line. ow.ly/938u3043Q14
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer was charged with aggravated battery and misconduct for beating a man during his arrest. Video evidence contradicts what the officer wrote in his report. ow.ly/CXuS3043Rj3
  • Pasco County, Florida: A school resource officer was fired after his arrest for stalking his ex-girlfriend. ow.ly/vujI3043Uga
  • Bay St. Louis, Mississippi: The chief was relieved of his duties amid an investigation into $300,000 of missing asset forfeiture funds and other alleged misconduct. He was escorted out of the building when he used a firearm to shoot himself in the chest. He died a short time later. The investigation into misconduct in the department is ongoing. ow.ly/Noow3043Voz
  • Riverdale, Georgia: An officer was charged with raping a woman while transporting her to jail. He was fired. ow.ly/95wU3043WkQ
  • Louisville, Kentucky: An officer was arrested for domestic violence against his wife. ow.ly/XeEa3043WNe
  • Update: Wrens, Georgia (First reported 12-18-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to charges related to indecent contact with a child. ow.ly/iErx3043XJR
  • Shelby County, Tennessee: A deputy was arrested for attempting to extort a drug dealer for $15,000. ow.ly/8Dfx3043XZJ
  • Update: Concord, North Carolina (First reported 03-28-16): A now-former officer pled guilty to charges for sexually abusing his adopted daughter. He was sentenced on separate counts to serve between 16 and 119 months in prison. ow.ly/8riB3043YLg
  • Columbus, Mississippi: An officer was indicted for fatally shooting Ricky Ball during a traffic stop in October 2015. ow.ly/gxfV3043ZLV

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-08-16

Here are the 19 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, September 8, 2016:

  • Update: Oak Harbor, Washington (First reported 08-09-16): An officer was federally indicted on child pornography charges for sexting a 13-year-old girl. ow.ly/gX9B30409x5
  • Dallas, Texas: An officer was arrested for domestic violence against his girlfriend at a downtown hotel while he was off duty. ow.ly/3Twg3040afL
  • Update: Seneca, South Carolina (First reported 07-31-15): The officer who fatally shot  Zachary Hammond, an unarmed teen fleeing a drug bust in a car, has been fired. ow.ly/i9183040buK
  • Dallas, Texas: An officer was arrested for trespassing for an incident that happened when he was off duty. He picked up his intoxicated daughter at a party and believed she had been drugged. He went to knock on the door and got no answer and kicked the door down. ow.ly/YtIa3040bSY
  • Framingham State University: An officer was arrested for a lewd act on campus. He allegedly exposed himself to a student. ow.ly/uVlu3040c6x
  • Update: Madison, Alabama (First reported 02-11-15): An officer who was tried multiple times for partially paralyzing an elderly Indian national in a confrontation will be reinstated. ow.ly/BnGT3040cqY
  • Update: Oakland, California (First reported 05-13-16): Four officers were fired and seven were suspended for their roles in the still-growing scandal involving an underage sex worker. ow.ly/foi53041cP3
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut: An officer was arrested for assault and DUI after punching a man he knew in the face and then hitting a fire hydrant with a car. ow.ly/Jnuf3041gzL
  • Update: Washington County, Oregon (First reported 12-15-15): A now-former deputy was sentenced to two years’ probation, serve 80 hours of community service, and pay $12,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to a strangulation assault charge. Upon successful completion of all these conditions, his felony coercion conviction will be dismissed. ow.ly/MmW83041oef
  • Update: Columbus, Mississippi (First reported 07-11-16): An officer who was serving a suspension for a violent personal confrontation that happened on duty was arrested again for domestic violence. ow.ly/7iQb3041oTL
  • Bald Head Island, North Carolina: A public safety officer was arrested for DWI and possessing a concealed weapon while intoxicated. ow.ly/88xu3041pYi
  • Update: Fairview Township, Pennsylvania (First reported 12-21-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to stealing federal funds. He thought he was stealing drug proceeds but was the target of a federal sting. ow.ly/z3Yu3041sfr
  • Update: U.S. Secret Service (First reported 11-11-15): The officer who was fired for sexting someone he believed to be a child while on duty at the White House has been sent to Florida to face child solicitation charges. ow.ly/m8tD3041tfA
  • Update: Adams County, Colorado (First reported 11-30-15): An officer who is currently on trial for assault for kicking a man outside of a bar last year has been fired. ow.ly/qgD03041u9C
  • Update: New Haven, Connecticut (First reported 07-26-16): The embattled chief resigned amid controversy, a recent suspension, and other misconduct allegations. ow.ly/ANdt3041uHc
  • Update: Everett, Massachusetts (First reported 08-17-16): An officer who was charged for strangling and kicking his pregnant wife in the stomach had his charges dropped because she refused to testify against him. ow.ly/kOvk3041vYM
  • Update: Toledo, Ohio (First reported 02-13-15): A now-former officer was acquitted of attempted murder and felony assault. He was convicted of tampering, obstruction of justice, and discharge of a firearm. The case was an alleged revenge murder-for-hire conspiracy. ow.ly/Hm0l3041xOr
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 12-17-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to three years in prison for molesting a child several times over the course of three years, starting when the victim was 10. ow.ly/eJ2G3041B5e

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