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National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-29-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, September 29, 2016:

  • Dorchester County, South Carolina: A deputy was fired after soliciting sex from an undercover officer. ow.ly/oiYm304GsJx
  • Update: Houston, Texas METRO (transit) (First reported 09-16-16): A now-former officer was indicted for assaulting a sleeping man at a commuter station. He resigned during the internal affairs investigation was underway. The second officer who was originally suspended for the incident was not charged and remains with the department. ow.ly/GPUv304GD2l
  • Florida Highway Patrol: A trooper was arrested for allegedly groping a woman during a traffic stop. ow.ly/ykXz304GNWo
  • Franklin County, Pennsylvania: A now-former deputy was charged for his role in a bar fight in April when he was off duty.ow.ly/REE8304GOcT
  • Springfield, Massachusetts: A narcotics detective was suspended 60 days for threatening to assault and frame kids who stole an unmarked police car and some rolled coins with planted drugs. ow.ly/oeY7304GTXC
  • Miami-Dade County, Florida: A now-former officer was convicted of theft and fraud for stealing fuel for personal use. ow.ly/ulqk304HdeV
  • Ashtabula County, Ohio: A deputy was indicted for assaulting two men in custody and falsifying reports related to the incident. He was fired. ow.ly/d3b5304HdHw
  • Oak Grove, Kentucky: An officer was arrested for rape, sodomy, assault, terroristic threatening, and other charges for sex slavery. He and two others allegedly locked several women in a hotel room and forced them to have sex for money.  ow.ly/qGuu304Hs46
  • Greensboro, North Carolina: A now-former officer was stripped of his law enforcement certification after the City Council obtained and released the video of a violent arrest he made. He had resigned before he was terminated so this measure had to be taken so that he would be ineligible to obtain and hold another law enforcement job in the state. ow.ly/imTK304Ht8i

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-28-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, September 28, 2016:

  • Update: Anthony, Texas (First reported 09-06-16): The officer who was arrested for stealing from the American Legion post he led was arrested again for stealing from the police lodge he also led. ow.ly/fAgH304CWNx
  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts: An officer was terminated after a lengthy suspension on several misconduct allegations.ow.ly/oEJd304CXKh
  • Update: Roswell, New Mexico (First reported 05-18-16): An officer who was previously arrested for domestic violence against his wife has been fired.ow.ly/QaQy304CXZA
  • Update: Owasso County, Oklahoma (First reported 11-09-11): A now-former officer who was fired twice for excessive force will go on trial for his second assault November 28. ow.ly/A4XY304CYd7
  • Hood River, Oregon: A deputy was charged with luring a child and other charges related to sexual abuse of a minor.ow.ly/Srkd304CZ4s
  • Cadillac, Michigan: An officer pled guilty to OWI while off duty. ow.ly/gBor304CZZ0
  • Clute, Texas: A now-former officer pled guilty to financial misappropriation. In exchange for the plea, his perjury and tampering charges were dropped. ow.ly/fdlL304D0wL
  • Update: Mercer County, New Jersey (First reported 11-02-15): A now-former officer was given a suspended jail sentence for leaking the mugshot of a then-14-year-old suspect. ow.ly/FN5a304D0QI
  • Update: Adams County, Colorado (First reported 11-30-15): A now-former deputy was acquitted of assault for a May 2015 altercation outside of a bar. ow.ly/HiZN304D1hB

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-27-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, September 27, 2016:

  • Gaffney, South Carolina: An officer resigned after he was accused of using excessive force against a handcuffed detainee. The matter is under investigation. ow.ly/2oED304ALz3
  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested for threatening his girlfriend with a knife and stealing furniture from her home. ow.ly/LrVH304ALMj
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 01-19-16): A now-former officer was given one year of home detention after his plea to assaulting a teen in the hospital. Two other now-former officers received probation for their roles in the incident. ow.ly/YMJ2304AMHA
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 07-07-16): An officer was indicted for second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting Delrawn Small in what has been called a road rage incident off duty. ow.ly/QBiM304AN6j
  • Update: Bristol, Connecticut (First reported 01-20-16): An officer was suspended 30 days for threatening his supervisor. ow.ly/Mmto304ANMd
  • Update: Santa Barbara, California (First reported 07-18-16): A now-former officer was sentenced to four months in jail for workers’ compensation fraud and ordered to pay $115,669 in restitution. ow.ly/N4DE304AO2g
  • Starkville, Mississippi: An officer was suspended for five days and put on administrative probation for one year after a bad arrest of two college football players. ow.ly/lVvb304AOlJ
  • Update: Henrico County, Virginia (First reported 03-02-16): A deputy who was indicted for wounding a man by shooting into a car is scheduled to go on trial in October. ow.ly/C5pD304CA05
  • Temple, Texas: A now-former officer was indicted for making false statements about alerting individuals outside of law enforcement about a pending police investigation. ow.ly/ICBC304CCPd

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-26-16

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, September 26, 2016:

  • Leadwood, Missouri: A now-former officer pled guilty to stealing $40,000 from a woman’s home while  he was off-duty and in plainclothes. ow.ly/z1Th304xWW1
  • Update: Aledo, Illinois (First reported 12-17-14): A now-former officer pled guilty to misdemeanors. He was originally charged with the aggravated sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl while he was on duty.   ow.ly/AcZK304xXtG
  • Savannah-Chatham, Georgia: An officer was fired, and a second officer was suspended, for improperly handling a report of shots fired. ow.ly/4ewn304xXMH
  • Troy, Missouri: An officer is under criminal investigation by the state police for sexual misconduct with a teenager. He resigned. ow.ly/DBaF304y4cs
  • Schenectady, New York: An officer is accused of abusing a woman after her arrest and dunking her head in an unflushed jail toilet. No charges or lawsuit have been filed but the department is investigating the incident. ow.ly/ODnw304y5xm
  • Pasco County, Florida: A deputy resigned after his arrest for DUI. He crashed into a house. ow.ly/tmqw304y71P
  • Lowndes County, Alabama: The chief deputy is facing an assault charge for attacking a 20-year-old while he was on duty in the county courthouse. ow.ly/4b8H304zAlk
  • Joplin, Missouri: A now-former officer pled guilty to civil rights charges for offering to help a DWI suspect with her case in the hopes of befriending the woman and sleeping with her. He resigned his position in January. ow.ly/KgRO304zGhR
  • Update: Covert Township, Michigan (First reported 07-21-16): An officer was bound over for trial for raping the intoxicated girlfriend of a DUI suspect he had put in jail earlier in the evening. His is alleged to have dropped her off at a hotel and returned to have sex with her. The officer claims the sex was consensual, but the woman says she was too drunk to give consent.  ow.ly/PDIB304zHLd
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 05-01-14): An officer was convicted of aggravated assault but acquitted of attempted first-degree murder for a shooting incident in York, Pennsylvania. ow.ly/P11N304zIZ8
  • Elk Grove Village, Illinois: An officer resigned after he was discovered to have written traffic warnings for incidents that never occurred. ow.ly/GQIi304zNoR
  • Tahlequah, Oklahoma: An officer was fired for policy violations, including intimidating his girlfriend’s ex-husband and other aggressive social conduct on and off duty. ow.ly/9HIr304zOna
  • Greenup County, Kentucky: A deputy was suspended after his arrest for DUI. ow.ly/1S4d304zQFj
  • East Grand Rapids, Michigan: An officer pled guilty to DUI and leaving the scene of an accident while off duty. He was fined $750. ow.ly/hJOS304A0KJ
  • Albemarle, Virginia: An officer was granted qualified immunity against two civil charges, but it was denied in two others, in pending excessive force lawsuits. ow.ly/IiW2304Akls

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-23-16

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, September 23, 2016:

  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 02-04-12): The officer who fatally shot Ramarley Graham after chasing him into his apartment will face administrative trial for the incident. ow.ly/zsrq304uOsN
  • Broward County, Florida: A deputy was charged with falsifying off-duty work detail hours. ow.ly/cKo4304uPm6
  • Dallas, Texas: An officer was charged with misdemeanor oppression for slapping a man who called him a racial epithet. ow.ly/A2cE304uPxv
  • Update: Ohio State Highway Patrol (First reported 01-20-16): An officer will stand trial in October for stalking and theft from evidence. ow.ly/jjhU304uYsQ
  • Livingston, California: A now-former officer was sentenced to three months in jail for assaulting a handcuffed detainee. ow.ly/11CI304uYLy
  • Phoenix, Arizona: Three officers resigned and are now under criminal investigation for making a man eat marijuana to avoid going to jail. ow.ly/YmkQ304vrub
  • Miami Beach, Florida: The City settled a lawsuit with a good Samaritan who was beaten by a plainclothes officer for intervening when the officer was attacking someone else for $100,000. ow.ly/6Gbz304vrKH
  • Update: Las Vegas, Nevada (First reported 01-19-16): An officer was acquitted of kidnapping, coercion and domestic battery by strangulation for actions against his ex-girlfriend. ow.ly/gi4c304vGUU
  • Jackson, Georgia: An officer was charged with tampering and making false statements for staging an ambush and claiming she was shot by an assailant. ow.ly/SSvt304vK6b
  • Louisville, Kentucky: An officer was charged with molesting a young girl over the course of several years. ow.ly/ymyL304vHID

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 09-22-16

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, September 22, 2016:

  • Update: Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania (First reported 05-19-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to vehicular homicide for killing a woman during a high-speed chase. http://bit.ly/2db1c3y
  • Richland County, South Carolina: A deputy interfered with her son’s arrest and was charged with hindering. ow.ly/s2y1304suWT
  • Update: West Monroe, Louisiana (First reported 01-20-15): An officer was acquitted of negligent homicide in the death of Raymond Martinez, a homeless man. ow.ly/PSLJ304sPfS
  • Fulton County, New York: A deputy was arrested for grand larceny for stealing firearms and then selling them. ow.ly/lHyS304sTKt
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with putting marijuana in the mail. ow.ly/IbBn304sTSu
  • Cochise County, Arizona: A deputy was found to have violated the civil rights of a man by removing prescriptions from his home without permission. However, the judge ruled the man had not made a compelling case for damages and was awarded only $1. ow.ly/6Xkt304sUjM
  • Pasco County, Florida: A deputy was fired after striking a restrained inmate and charged with battery. ow.ly/mNJ7304sY3Q
  • Trenton, New Jersey: An officer took his own life after being put under investigation for engaging in a sex act with a sex worker. ow.ly/Pdwu304sYqW
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma: An officer was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher. ow.ly/7Vs4304ttno
  • Memphis, Tennessee: Fiver officers were suspended for using excessive force during an arrest and not reporting that force. ow.ly/krkJ304sYZU

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