National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-12-14 to 04-14-14

Here are the 13 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, April 12, to Monday, April 14, 2014:

  • Chester, West Virginia: A police officer was indicted on one count of displaying obscene matter to a minor, a felony. He allegedly took a nude picture of himself and sent it to a 16-year-old girl. Her mother filed the original complaint. ow.ly/vLWWQ
  • Los Angeles County, California: The sheriffs’ department opened fired and killed a man after they mistook him for a suspect in a stabbing incident. He was actually a victim of the suspect. ow.ly/vLVwg
  • Adams County, Colorado: A deputy was arrested on child sex assault allegations. ow.ly/vLV0u
  • Update: Brusly, Louisiana (First reported 02-07-14): The police chief has been indicted with one count of malfeasance in office and one count of theft over $500. Both are felonies. ow.ly/vLT1C
  • Annapolis, Maryland: A police officer has been suspended after he was charged with second-degree assault in an alleged domestic dispute. ow.ly/vLCY8
  • Sandusky, Ohio: A state trooper has been indicted on a charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. The officer has denied the allegations. ow.ly/vLxgG
  • Update: Los Angeles, California (First reported 02-19-14): A police officer convicted of perjury and conspiracy after lying about the details of an arrest in court was sentenced to community labor and three years’ formal probation. ow.ly/vLvCg
  • Lake County, Oregon: A sheriff’s deputy has turned himself in following an investigation that he had a sexual relationship with a missing teenage girl. He resigned following the revelation of the investigation. ow.ly/vLwml
  • Update: Newport News, Virginia (First reported 04-10-14): A police officer already charged in a domestic violence case was arrested again. He was charged with violating a protective order. ow.ly/vGsK7
  • Whitehouse, Texas: A woman claims she was unfairly arrested for failing to stop for a police officer. She says the cop was acting suspicious and she felt threatened, so she walked away from him. He then tackled and arrested her for walking on the wrong side of the road. http://ow.ly/vMwHE
  • North Charleston, South Carolina: The family of a teenager who was shot by police has filed an excessive force lawsuit. The suit says the officer shot the boy in the back while he was running away, and then, after running up to him laying on the ground, fired another seven shots while “quite literally hovering over him.” http://ow.ly/vMzKc
  • Denton County, Texas: A sheriff’s deputy has been charged with official oppression and theft after being accused of stealing $1,700 in cash from two men while in uniform. http://ow.ly/vMFCy
  • Mobile, Alabama: A police officer is being punished after a shooting incident left one dog dead and another wounded in their owner’s fenced backyard. http://ow.ly/vMGBI

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-11-14

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, April 11, 2014:

  • Knox County, Tennessee: A lieutenant has been charged in connection to a rape investigation conducted by The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. A grand jury indicted the officer on a set of criminal counts, including rape of a child, statutory rape by an authority figure, and incest. ow.ly/vHte0
  • Update: Plainfield, New Jersey (First reported 02-02-12): An officer threatened a woman with a five-year prison term unless she took off some of her clothes. The officer, still in his police uniform, masturbated as she did so. She was secretly videoing him during the incident; a jury convicted him of second-degree official misconduct and fourth-degree criminal sexual assault. He was sentenced to six years in prison. ow.ly/vHr34
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts: One police officer has been demoted and another fired in the wake of two off-duty motor vehicle accidents. The first agreed to a demotion in rank and an undisclosed suspension. The other officer was fired for not cooperating with an internal investigation of the accidents. ow.ly/vHnM8
  • Buckner, Missouri: The police chief is suspected of assaulting his 17-year-old son. The sheriff’s office said he was charged with one count of domestic violence assault. ow.ly/vGMRj
  • Country Club Hills, Illinois: The city will pay $700,000 to settle a federal lawsuit claiming a police officer wrongfully shot a teenager who then spent 14 months in jail before he was found not guilty of attempted murder. ow.ly/vGK8a
  • Redondo Beach, California: A woman has filed suit, alleging police violated her civil rights to free speech, to freedom of association, unreasonable search and seizure, the constitutional right to petition the government for regressive grievances, and the right to freedom of commerce in the purchase and possession of a legal substance for medical needs. ow.ly/vGIot
  • St. John’s County, Florida: Police who unlawfully recorded conversations between an attorney and her client were properly denied immunity, the 11th Circuit ruled. ow.ly/vGFwf
  • Seabrook, New Hampshire: One of three police officers investigated after a YouTube video showed alleged brutality against a teenager at the police station could face a maximum of two to five years in state prison. ow.ly/vGwVA
  • Plum Borough, Pennsylvania: A fired police officer was arrested on a charge of unlawful use of a computer. He is accused of accessing files while on duty. ow.ly/vF2XN

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-10-14

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, April 10, 2014:

  • Update: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (First reported 10-07-13):  A police officer accused of using excessive force on a man in handcuffs has been found guilty of misconduct in office. He could face three years in prison on the misconduct charge. ow.ly/vF2ET
  • Goldsboro, North Carolina: An 18-year police veteran has been charged with 12 felony sex offenses and subsequently fired from the police department. These charges include five counts of statutory rape/sex offense of a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old; four counts of indecent liberties with a child; and three counts of sex offense in a parental role. ow.ly/vERWc
  • Carteret Co, North Carolina: A deputy has resigned after crashing his vehicle and being charged with DWI. ow.ly/vEP5e
  • Update: Markham, Illinois (Previously reported 11-06-13): A now-former Deputy Police Chief was sentenced to five years in prison for lying to FBI agents who were investigating an allegation that the officer sexually abused a woman in his police station office. ow.ly/vEJCj
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: The U.S. Justice Department charged that an investigation of the Albuquerque police force found that the department “engages in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force, including deadly force.” ow.ly/vEJ6w
  • Stamford, Connecticut: The city of has agreed to pay $230,000 to settle a lawsuit by a woman who accused a city police officer of punching her, attorneys for the woman and city said. ow.ly/vEp0f
  • Miami-Dade, Florida: A police officer was arrested on drunken driving charges after he caused a crash that injured two children, according to an arrest report. ow.ly/vEo0C
  • Newport News, Virginia: A police officer facing felony charges after police say he threatened to burn down his home has been arrested again for violating a protective order. ow.ly/vE5Fu
  • Mountlake Terrace, Washington: A commander who oversees the patrol division of the is now on administrative leave, after being arrested and charged with driving under the influence. ow.ly/vCZhS
  • Murfreesboro, Tennessee: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a police officer and charged him with official misconduct and misuse of official information. ow.ly/vCSJp

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-08-14 to 04-09-14

Here are the 25 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, April 8 to Wednesday, April 9, 2014:

  • Update: Springfield, Illinois (First reported 04-03-13): A 9-months pregnant woman who was tased in a parking lot has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and two officers who arrested her. ow.ly/vzTpe
  • New York, New York: A man thought he was helping cops catch a hit-and-run driver, but his courtesy got him punched and jailed on a DWI charge. He has filed a federal lawsuit accusing cops of false arrest and is seeking to recoup unspecified damages. ow.ly/vzSZZ
  • New York, New York: A young law student was arrested on completely bogus charges when he called out two officers who parked their cruiser in a bus stop so they could grab lunch from a food truck, he claims in a lawsuit. ow.ly/vzSnO
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: One officer has been fired and another suspended for their handling of a domestic abuse call. Police said the officers did not check a child for injuries, did not write a report, and did not talk to the 9-year-old boy away from adults. Six months after the call, the boy’s mother allegedly killed him. ow.ly/vzDNs
  • Update: Augusta, Kansas (First reported 07-15-13): A now-former police officer has been sentenced in connection to a child sex crime. He was arrested on two counts of Aggravated Indecent Liberties with a Child. He was given 59 days of house arrest and 60 days of probation. He must also register as a sex offender. ow.ly/vzBSJ
  • Bull Shoals, Arkansas: The chief of the police department is facing charges tied to his use of excessive force in an arrest he made. ow.ly/vzCTr
  • Update: Culpeper, Virginia (First reported 05-03-13): The town’s insurance carrier will pay $300,000 to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit involving a woman fatally shot by a now-former police officer. The officer is serving a three-year sentence for manslaughter in her death. ow.ly/vzyt6
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: In a fruitless search of a home for an alligator and wolves, police shot to death two Tibetan mastiffs, the most valuable dog in the world, which recently set a record of more than $1 million for a single puppy, the dogs’ owner claims in court. ow.ly/vzh6G
  • El Paso, Texas: A family plans to file charges after an officer shot their three-legged pit bull with their 11-year-old daughter nearby when responding to their home. ow.ly/vzbwD
  • Update: North Brunswick, New Jersey (First reported 02-04-14): A state police officer who was caught stealing $267 in gun supplies and other merchandise by store surveillance video was allowed to enter a special pre-trial intervention program known as Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition to avoid prosecution. ow.ly/vyYSp
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania: A woman claims in a lawsuit that a city police officer pepper-sprayer her for no reason. She also said officers with the department’s internal affairs division apologized to her and told her she was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” and that the officer who sprayed her was “pumped up from an earlier incident.” A police spokesman said the department doesn’t comment on litigation. ow.ly/vyJYn
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa: A lawsuit against two officers claims a woman’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated during her arrest. ow.ly/vyIuP
  • Yonkers, New York: A civil suit says a police officer had charges dropped, sprung a suspect from jail and gave her PCP that had been seized by the department, apparently for her recreational use, in exchange for sex. ow.ly/vyGHk
  • Update: Becker County, Minnesota (First reported 01-22-14): The now-former sheriff pled not guilty to charges including felony counts of theft by swindle and presenting false claim, along with a gross misdemeanor count of misconduct by a public officer. ow.ly/vBNep
  • Huntsville, Alabama: A woman is suing the city, the police chief, and five police officers in the death of her 17-year-old son. ow.ly/vBJc8
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A man says police used excessive force, racially profiled him, and retaliated against him when he questioned why they stopped him as he parked his car outside his home. ow.ly/vBDwW
  • Selma, Alabama: A former police officer serve 15 months in jail, followed by 5 years of probation, after pleading guilty to first-degree sexual abuse. ow.ly/vBtaB
  • West Baton Rouge, Louisiana: A sheriff’s major who once led the agency’s narcotics division has been arrested on drug charges, including possession of crack cocaine and several painkillers. http://ow.ly/vBPrI
  • Chicago, Illinois: Three people who claim police strip-searched them in public and falsely accused them of carrying heroin during a traffic stop are suing the city, calling the officers’ actions “exceeding all bounds of human decency.” http://ow.ly/vBRre
  • Orange, California: A resident has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against his police department for officers allegedly using excessive force. He says he was attempting to park his car in his garage when police approached and demanded to see ID. While he was in the process of complying, one of the cops shot him “multiple times,” the lawsuit states. http://ow.ly/vC3nO
  • Greenfield, Indiana: A police officer is facing felony charges for allegedly bribing police to perform a traffic stop on his ex-wife. http://ow.ly/vC6S1
  • Update: Ludlow, Massachusetts (Previously reported 03-12-14): A high-ranking police officer suspended after he was charged with stealing drugs from the department’s evidence locker pled not guilty. http://ow.ly/vC4BF
  • Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana: Three deputies with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office and a New Roads police officer have been suspended without pay following an investigation into special treatment the officer received in an off-duty crash while suspected of driving while intoxicated. http://ow.ly/vC5ar
  • Clark County, Nevada: A man has been released after being arrested during an ongoing dispute over grazing rights between the Bureau of Land Management and a family in southern Nevada, and the family is calling for action. The Ranchers say their free speech rights have been violated, while authorities say it was a valid arrest. http://ow.ly/vC5MS
  • Tulare, California: A police chief could face criminal charges after getting arrested for domestic violence. http://ow.ly/vC66l

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-05-14 to 04-07-14

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, April 5 to Monday, April 7, 2014:

  • Buffalo, West Virginia: A lawsuit says that an officer had an affair with another man’s wife while on duty as a police officer. ow.ly/vx6HA
  • St. Louis, Missouri: A detective has been disciplined for running improper criminal background checks on about 200 people. ow.ly/vx4rL
  • Chicago, Illinois: A lawsuit says that police conspired to cover up evidence that Mayor Richard Daley’s nephew killed a man with a single “brutal” punch. ow.ly/vx3Tu
  • Houston, Texas: A sergeant was fired and seven others punished after an internal investigation of the homicide division determined nearly two dozen murder cases were ignored or investigative work was shoddy, the Chief said. “There were certainly some mistakes of the heart and mistakes of the mind,” said the Chief of the seven, “But as it pertains to [the sergeant], it is evident from the IAD investigation that he was lazy, he was a liar, he was not forthright with his supervisors, and he misled his other coworkers.” ow.ly/vx1Fl
  • Concord, California: A police officer has resigned from his job as he faces charges of burglary and elder abuse for taking prescription drugs from residents at a seniors complex, prosecutors said. ow.ly/vrHPa
  • Darlington County, South Carolina: A deputy has resigned after the sheriff says he failed to take critical steps that would have sent a murder suspect to trial. He resigned “for failing to follow procedure and, subsequently, attempting to cover up that fact,” said the sheriff. ow.ly/vwyCH
  • Tremonton, Utah: A police officer has been charged with 15 offenses in the collection of thousands of photos of a teenage girl in various stages of undress. ow.ly/vwvqi
  • Long Beach, California: A police officer has been arrested on three counts of sexual battery of a juvenile; he is accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl. ow.ly/vwnyf
  • Edgewood, Indiana: An off-duty police officer was arrested after a car crash. He rear-ended a vehicle, injuring a 9-month pregnant woman and killing her husband. Police say he was possibly under the influence of prescription medication at the time of the accident. ow.ly/vw5YR
  • Update: West Sacramento, California (Previously reported 02-28-14): A now-former police officer was sentenced to 205 years behind bars on 18 counts of kidnapping and sexually assaulting women while patrolling. “These were reprehensible crimes,” the Mayor said after the sentencing. “He violated the sacred oath he took and the trust of the city he served. It is an appropriate sentence for the crimes he committed.” ow.ly/vvTrw

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-04-14

Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, April 4, 2013:

  • Snohomish County, Washington: A now-former sheriff’s sergeant was charged with felony promoting prostitution and official misconduct for allegedly tipping off bikini baristas in exchange for sexual favors. He reportedly warned baristas when their businesses were targeted by undercover officers. ow.ly/vrF1y
  • Los Angeles, California: A lawsuit says the police department attempted to bury a case of sexual assault involving two of its officers, even telling the victim not to seek legal counsel after she came forward. ow.ly/vrvOQ
  • Fond du Lac, Wisconsin: A police officer has been suspended for 20 days. She has had 3 high-speed crashes in one year while on-duty. The police chief said that “further violations of city policies…will not be tolerated.” ow.ly/vrnTB
  • Las Vegas, Nevada: A police officer accused of attempting to gain sexual favors from women he cited for traffic violations pled guilty to five gross misdemeanors. ow.ly/vrkcW
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A police officer was charged with assault and making terroristic threats. He backed his car into a man, and the man pounded on the trunk of the officer’s car to alert him. The officer then got out of his car, pulled up his shirt to display a handgun, and rushed at the man yelling racial epithets and threatening to kill him. He has been suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss.
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma: A police officer is charged with five felony counts, including two counts for receiving bribes. He was charged with taking bribes from an individual who was a part of a “sting” operation. He is also is charged with two counts of violating the Computer Crimes Act and one count of Attempted Intent to Deliver an Illegal Narcotic. ow.ly/vqZ1l
  • Bluffton, Georgia: The police department says they have suspended two officers without pay after they were involved in a bar fight. One was in possession of a firearm at the time. ow.ly/vqMgA

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-03-14

Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, April 3, 2014:

  • Hendry County, Florida: A deputy has been arrested on charges of felony battery on his girlfriend. The sheriff’s office reports he was arrested on the highway after a call was received regarding a woman allegedly having been beaten. http://ow.ly/voWkb
  • Update: Taylor County, Kentucky (First reported 10-04-13): A former deputy sheriff pled guilty to charges of distributing anabolic steroids, a Schedule III controlled substance. http://ow.ly/voVSQ
  • Belen, New Mexico: A now-former police detective has pleaded guilty to using excessive force while arresting a man. Prosecutors say he entered his plea in federal court to violating an arrestee’s civil rights. http://ow.ly/voRsY
  • Update: Prince George’s County, Maryland (Previously reported 11-14-12): A now-former officer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to sell untaxed cigarettes and cocaine. He pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking, extortion and firearm offenses. He admitted protecting the sale and transport of multiple shipments of contraband cigarettes. ow.ly/vobz8Frederick, Maryland: A police officer pled guilty to a second-degree assault charge. He was placed on administrative duties after he was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend while they were vacationing. http://ow.ly/vopnP
  • Update: Cleveland, Ohio (Previously reported 08-23-12): A jury found a veteran police officer guilty of raping and kidnapping a woman. He face multiple charges of rape, kidnapping and gross sexual imposition involving two separate women. http://ow.ly/vohRs
  • Park Forest, Illinois: An officer was charged in the police killing of a 95-year-old World War II veteran who was fatally shot with beanbag rounds in his apartment at a senior facility. A Cook County State’s Attorney said the patrolman was charged with one count of reckless conduct, a Class 4 felony. http://ow.ly/voPR4
  • Update: Cincinnati, Ohio (First reported 01-30-14): Police have concluded an internal investigation of allegations by a woman who said she was raped. The woman filed a federal lawsuit against a police officer, alleging that she arrested her instead of helping her. http://ow.ly/vokRl
  • Frederick, Maryland: A police officer pled guilty to a second-degree assault charge. ow.ly/vopnP

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-02-14

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, April 2, 2014:

  • Galveston, Texas: Twelve people say they were brutally beaten when more than 30 police officers burst into a wedding party at an outdoor bar. Police say the accusations are exaggerated and any force used was justified. http://ow.ly/vlC3x
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A now-former police officer withdrew his guilty plea to charges relating to drugs, assault, and promoting prostitution. ow.ly/vlB8E
  • Bennington, Vermont: A man who police arrested after a car and foot chase is suing the town, police department, and an officer for at least $500,000 over an incident in which he was allegedly hit in the face with an object and denied medical attention while he bled profusely. http://ow.ly/vlOlz
  • Baltimore, Maryland: A police officer pled guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a minor. A state’s attorney said the officer sexually abused a child after knowing her and her family for years. ow.ly/vlrxL
  • Dallas, Texas: A police officer was fired and arrested on a charge of sexual assault. He was accused of raping a woman without her “consent or awareness.” ow.ly/vlk4C
  • New York, New York: A woman spent seven years in prison on an attempted murder conviction before it was dismissed. She said never laid eyes on the man she was accused of setting up to be attacked with gunshots to his chest and stomach. Her attorneys are filing a notice of claim charging false arrest, wrongful conviction, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and other civil charges. ow.ly/vl9ib
  • Charles County, Maryland: A sheriff has denied allegations of excessive force during a traffic stop. The victim says he plans to file suit. http://ow.ly/vlHVC
  • Opelika, Alabama: A police officer shot an Air Force Airman in the stomach after the Airman and a tractor trailer had pulled over to the side of an interstate following a seemingly routine, minor traffic accident. The Airman was told he would likely have to wear a colonoscopy pack his entire life. His father says this is a case of excessive force. OPD, which has yet to file charges against the Airman, has suspended the police officer with pay as the state investigation continues. http://ow.ly/vlMjS
  • South Bend, Indiana: Local pastors and activists gathered to call for the firing of a police officer accused of excessive force. A man was seriously injured and hospitalized after being arrested. The man has yet to be formally charged by the county prosecutor’s office and his family complained about the force used. http://ow.ly/vlNrG

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-01-14

Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, April 1, 2014:

  • Dallas, Texas: The police department reopened a criminal and internal investigation into a police officer’s shooting of an unarmed man. ow.ly/vjjOl
  • Harford County, Maryland: A sheriff’s deputy pled guilty to reckless endangerment stemming from an incident when he discharged his weapon after a confrontation with a driver. ow.ly/vjeNP
  • Cascade County, Montana: A sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence. He was off-duty when he was arrested. ow.ly/vj5oj
  • Warwick, Rhode Island: A rookie police officer and two other officers were suspended. Details about the rookie drinking and texting before he was involved in an off-duty head on collision were omitted from the initial police report. ow.ly/viXM4
  • Edison, New Jersey: Three police officers, including one who is already facing charges, have been charged with planning to retaliate against a North Brunswick police officer who arrested another man for drunken driving. ow.ly/viTCk
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A white police officer should be fired for arresting a black teacher after a community meeting that addressed police relations with Pittsburgh’s black community, a board that investigates citizen complaints of police misconduct has concluded. ow.ly/viPJD
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 01-23-13): The city has agreed to pay $100,000 to a man whose beating by police officers was capture on surveillance video. Police were called by a security guard to say he found the man sleeping on a couch in a synagogue. The charges were later dropped after the synagogue confirmed he had permission to sleep there. ow.ly/viyPb
  • Scottsdale, Arizona: A 72-year-old man’s son says in court that an officer killed his father as he backed his truck into his own driveway. The claim says the officer needlessly fired 11 shots at the man. ow.ly/viuMX
  • Norwich, Connecticut: The family of a man killed by police has sued the city and police department, saying the shooting was wrong. The suit says the man was not holding a weapon when police began shooting, firing 41 shots, 6 of which hit him. ow.ly/vian4
  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana: A sheriff’s deputy has been suspended without pay after being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in a marked Sheriff’s Office car. ow.ly/vhYOI
  • Spokane, Washington: A police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/vgp4R

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-29-14 to 03-31-14

Here are the 22 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, March 29 to Monday, March 31, 2014:

  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 11-02-12): A police detective pled guilty to perjury in an affidavit and misconduct in office for obstructing and hindering an investigation. ow.ly/vevPs
  • Mansfield, Louisiana: A man twice-arrested for a homicide has filed suit in federal court, claiming the arresting officer fabricated evidence and lied during court proceeding. The first time the man was arrested a jury declined to indict the man, and the second time the charges were dropped. http://ow.ly/vfeYD
  • Update: Newton County, Georgia (Previously reported 12-11-13): A now-former sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. ow.ly/vekOa
  • Bayonne, New Jersey: The wife and daughter of a slain man, who was shot by police when a routine welfare check went awry, have filed a lawsuit against the department, claiming wrongful death and excessive force among other claims. ow.ly/vetM1
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A now-former officer got three months’ house arrest and six years’ probation. He accepted $5,000 and skipped court so a man he arrested on gun charges could skate free. ow.ly/vehZ6
  • Hidalgo County, Texas: Four people claim members of the Panama Unit illegally raided their home. They claim they were illegally detained as the armed men searched their home looking for money and contraband. ow.ly/vero5
  • Update: New Hanover, North Carolina (First reported 11-04-13): A now-former sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to 12 months of probation, two days of community service, and stripped of his law enforcement credentials after using a stun gun on a utility worker. ow.ly/veeus
  • Evanston, Illinois: A man has filed a federal court suit claiming a police officer used excessive force when the officer repeatedly hit him in the head with the officer’s gun. ow.ly/ve6Jg
  • Dallas, Texas: The city gave $1.1 million to a man for his claims that he was beaten and falsely arrested by police, and then spent 15 months in jail as a result. Dashcam video exonerated the man and showed an officer lied about the incident. That officer resigned. The police chief said that since this incident happened he has enacted stricter policies on investigations like this one. ow.ly/vdZvK
  • Ramsey County, Minnesota: A sheriff’s deputy who allegedly ran a car containing three children off the road has been charged with driving while intoxicated. ow.ly/vdPzc
  • Flint, Michigan: A man has filed a lawsuit on claims he had to spend Christmas in jail when he was stopped by police while legally openly carrying his pistol. Police argue the man’s gun was concealed when he was stopped and the officer was within his rights to detain the man. bit.ly/1feDZpR
  • St. Cloud, Florida: A police officer was arrested and charged with domestic violence. The officer was placed on administrative leave pending a criminal and internal investigation. bit.ly/1i7Wr1X
  • Update; Eunice, Iowa (First reported 02-12-14): Three police officer face a lawsuit in federal court based on a video that appears to show use of excessive force on a man. http://ow.ly/vezzf
  • Franklin County, Ohio: A sheriff’s deputy faces two counts of child pornography after authorities discovered the material on his home computer. ow.ly/vexSp
  • Portland, Oregon: A former U.S. Air Force Sergeant, who is now disabled, is suing the federal government and four federal officers for allegedly tasing him several times and striking him in the head and back as he tried to go through security at a downtown office for an appointment. http://ow.ly/veAVM
  • Tucson, Arizona: A University of Arizona student caught footage of a police officer knocking down a woman who appears to be walking by. A police spokesman said the department is aware of the video and it is being reviewed by internal affairs. http://ow.ly/veC8h
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: A man said that he almost died after a car accident because police failed to get him medical treatment in a timely matter. When he finally did get to a doctor, they realized he had a serious head injury and needed emergency surgery to stop bleeding on his brain. http://ow.ly/veDOg
  • Hamden, New Hampshire: A police officer was given a 30-day unpaid suspension along with a verbal reprimand by the police commission after he was found guilty of two charges in an ethics and integrity case. He allegedly accessed a police system to help a female acquaintance. http://ow.ly/veKSb
  • Update: New Orleans, Louisiana (Previously reported 10-10-13): A now-former homicide detective agreed to spend three years behind bars after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting three young girls. http://ow.ly/vePOC
  • Hall County, Georgia: A now-former deputy has been charged with stealing county property and violating his oath as an officer. The item he stole was valued at less than $1,500. http://ow.ly/veQcg
  • Update: Monterey, Tennessee (First reported 07-11-13): A now-former police chief will serve no prison time after entering a best interest guilty plea on charges of misconduct involving a surplus bulldozer. http://ow.ly/veRbE
  • New York, New York: An aspiring rapper brought a federal lawsuit against two police officers. He alleges that the officer barged into his apartment without a warrant to question another man, and then handcuffed him and ordered him to perform some “spits and bars” for his release. ow.ly/vf5QZ