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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-12-15

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, August 12, 2015:

  • Update: Arlington, Texas (First reported 08-10-15): The officer who fatally shot unarmed student Christian Taylor has been fired. ow.ly/QO7FH
  • Denver, Colorado: An officer was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/QOkVf
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania: A man files suit alleging he was assaulted by police for recording them. ow.ly/QOvS2
  • Talladega, Alabama: An officer and K9 unit have been suspended while they are under prosecutorial investigation for improper and excessive dog bites. ow.ly/QOIuY
  • North Randall, Ohio: A now-former officer was arrested for making straw gun purchases for felons while employed by the department. ow.ly/QOJlp
  • Albany County, New York: A sergeant resigned after sending sexually explicit texts to a teenage girl. ow.ly/QOJUV
  • Update: Spearsville, Louisiana (First reported 09-11-13): The former chief was convicted of child rape and was sentenced to life imprisonment. According to the report, he had been committing these crimes over a period of 40 years. ow.ly/QOL4L
  • Update: Hackensack, New Jersey (First reported 04-29-10): The now-former chief won his appeal of his fraud and misconduct convictions stemming from a 2008 DUI cover-up. Several officers were disciplined or prosecuted for their roles in the incident. ow.ly/QOMOy
  • Dallas, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI in the town of Wylie. ow.ly/QONMn

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-08-15 to 08-10-15

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, August 8 through Monday, August 10, 2015:

  • Dorchester County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested for DUI after being found in a ditch near a wrecked vehicle. ow.ly/QGn6D
  • Update: King City, California: The now-former chief pled no contest to embezzlement and obstruction charges after his first trial ended with a hung jury. ow.ly/QGnn8
  • Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana: A now-former deputy was sentenced to 18 months in prison for letting an inmate out of custody to buy drugs. The inmate did not return but was subsequently captured. ow.ly/QGxvD
  • Update: Athens-Clarke, Georgia: The department released the footage of a now-former officer assaulting a University of Georgia student during an arrest. ow.ly/QHmvW
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An officer was shown on camera running motorcyclist and a passenger off the road. ow.ly/QIsgS
  • Minatare, Nebraska: The now-former chief was fined $2,000 and lost his law enforcement certification for submitting falsified training documents. ow.ly/QIxDH
  • Harris County, Texas: Deputies strip-searched a woman during a traffic stop because they were looking for marijuana. She will file a complaint. ow.ly/QJ27l
  • Baltimore, Maryland: A judge dismissed civil suit against four officers who fatally shot fellow officer William Torbit, who fatally shot an armed person during a disturbance while he was in plainclothes. ow.ly/QIExH
  • Update: Christiansburg, Virginia: An officer pled no contest to seven of twelve embezzlement charges. In exchange for the plea, the other five charges were dropped. He will be sentenced in roughly 90 days. ow.ly/QIJAC
  • Dupont, Pennsylvania: The police chief was ordered to surrender his firearms because a woman filed a protective order against him. ow.ly/QILvU

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-07-15

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, August 7, 2015:

  • Pasco County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for soliciting sex from a minor in Broward County. ow.ly/QApB7
  • Bibb County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested for kicking a handcuffed suspect. ow.ly/QAqas
  • Bexar County, Texas: Two deputies were arrested separately as a result of an undercover drug smuggling investigation at the jail. ow.ly/QArnn
  • Eugene, Oregon: An officer was charged with assault and misconduct for actions during a 2014 arrest that left a suspect with facial wounds. ow.ly/QCrnl
  • Update: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A now-former officer was sentenced to three years in prison for robbing drug dealers. He testified against six fellow officers who he claimed were his co-conspirators. They were acquitted and five of the six have been or will be reinstated. ow.ly/QCxeg
  • San Bernadino County, California: A deputy was accused of having sex with a jail inmate. ow.ly/QDjX0
  • Jackson County, North Carolina: A deputy pled guilty to obstruction of justice in a case involving statutory rape and underage drinking. ow.ly/QDkOt
  • Update: Miami-Dade County, Florida: An officer pled guilty for his role in a fraudulent credit building scheme. ow.ly/QDly6

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-05-15

Here are the eleven reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, August 5, 2015:

  • Edgewater, Florida: An officer was charged with DUI after almost colliding with an unmarked police car. His BAC was .17, more than twice the legal limit.ow.ly/Qw9za
  • Update: Marion County, Florida (First reported 08-15-14): Five deputies accused in an excessive force case are no longer with the department. Four resigned, one was subsequently fired. A federal investigation is ongoing. ow.ly/QwaUf
  • St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was indicted for theft, perjury, and malfeasance for, among other things, taking $10,000 from contractor and being paid for work he did not perform. ow.ly/QwbSQ
  • Update: Akron, Ohio: An officer who failed to report violent stalking of a woman by a fellow officer is facing disciplinary action. ow.ly/QwOrV
  • Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation: An officer was arrested for threatening a neighbor with a gun while he was intoxicated. ow.ly/QweXC
  • Update: San Francisco County, California (First reported 12-22-14): A deputy was convicted of beating a man in a hospital and trying to cover it up with a false report. ow.ly/QwoWG
  • Update: Sarasota, Florida (First reported 07-28-15): The officer who was caught on tape throwing peanuts at a homeless man has resigned. ow.ly/QwsLI
  • Kern County, California: A deputy was charged with a misdemeanor for his role in a collision that killed a 72-year-old woman. The woman’s family has complained the prosecutor is showing favor to the department by only bringing a misdemeanor charge. The case closely resembles another collision involving the same department. Last year, a different deputy pled no contest to misdemeanor charges after killing two people in a collision. That deputy is still employed by the department.  ow.ly/Qwu1O
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico: The police chief resigned amid allegations of corruption, cronyism, and several misconduct prosecutions against his officers. ow.ly/QwwoM
  • Update: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina: The dashcam footage of the fatal shooting of Jonathan Ferrell was released. The manslaughter trial of the officer who shot him continues. ow.ly/QxDv4
  • Michigan City, Indiana: An officer was charged with misconduct and illegal possession of prescription drugs. ow.ly/QwAjZ

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-04-15

Here are the eleven reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, August 4, 2015:

  • Madison County, Alabama: A now-former deputy faces civil rights charges. Among other allegations, he pointed an empty gun at a man’s head and pulled the trigger. ow.ly/Qt4jZ
  • Dallas, Texas: An officer was arrested for animal cruelty. ow.ly/Qtc0W
  • Illinois State Police: A trooper was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for a late-night off-duty incident at a diner. ow.ly/QtlmK
  • Lexington County, South Carolina: A deputy was charged with domestic violence for an altercation with his wife in a parking lot. ow.ly/QtAfV
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: The City is being sued by a man whose traffic stop ended with him being shot in the head. ow.ly/QtlT1
  • Kenton County, Kentucky: A deputy is being sued by the ACLU for using handcuffs to restrain two young children with disabilities. ow.ly/QtpSy
  • Mississippi State Police: A now-former trooper was indicted for manslaughter for causing the death of an 81-year-old woman in a collision with his patrol vehicle.  ow.ly/QttDV
  • Tennessee Highway Patrol: A trooper was charged with buying hydrocodone on duty, which added a gun charge to the felony. ow.ly/QtuEE
  • Update: Ramsey County, Minnesota (First reported 03-31-14) A deputy convicted of DUI for running a driver off the road in 2014 was arrested again for DUI after rear-ending another vehicle. His BAC was more than twice the legal limit. ow.ly/Qtvzk
  • Update: Las Vegas, Nevada (First reported 01-30-15) A detective was sentenced to three years’ probation for an attack on a sex worker. If he completes probation, the charge will be reduced to misdemeanor battery.  http://ow.ly/QtEnz
  • Update: Worcester, Massachusetts (First reported 04-17-15): The City settled with a black man who was allegedly beaten by an officer in his jail cell for $225,000. The incident was caught on video, though the footage has not yet been released to the public. Criminal charges against the officer are pending.  http://ow.ly/QtZzZ

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-01-15 to 08-03-15

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, August 1 through Monday, August 3, 2015:

  • Lowell, Arkansas: A now-former officer faces DWI charges for crashing a police cruiser in June. ow.ly/QpVXH
  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested on harassment and assault charges. ow.ly/QpW7z
  • Update: Mt. Pleasant, New York (First reported 01-24-14): The now-former chief pled guilty to child pornography charges. He will be sentenced in November. ow.ly/QpZaH
  • Update: Whitehouse, Texas (First reported 05-21-15): The police chief resigned one week after his assault charge for unwanted sexual advances was dropped. ow.ly/Qq0mz
  • Laurel City, Maryland: The City is being sued in federal court by a D.C. man who alleges he was illegally stripsearched during a traffic stop. ow.ly/Qq2a1
  • Update: North Chicago, Illinois (First reported 11-01-12): The now-former chief stands charged with misconduct. The prosecutor is looking to re-indict on theft charges that were dismissed. The now-former chief is alleged to have stolen $140,000 in asset forfeiture funds from the government. ow.ly/Qq5cP
  • Update: Rosepine, Louisiana (First reported 08-08-14): The chief resigned as part of a plea deal for charges relating to the stalking of his ex-wife. ow.ly/QqeOq
  • Update: Mission, Texas (First reported 07-21-15): The officer who was arrested on cocaine distribution charges has been fired. ow.ly/Qqftl
  • Valley Brook, Oklahoma: An officer was arrested for multiple sex crimes and burglary charges. ow.ly/Qqgl0

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-31-15

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, July 31, 2015:

  • Broward County, Florida: Four deputies have been placed on leave during an investigation into excessive force allegations. ow.ly/Qkims
  • Update: University of Cincinnati: Two officers who supported fellow officer Ray Tensing’s initial and inaccurate account of Sam DuBose’s death were placed on leave by the department. The Hamilton County prosecutor ruled out their prosecution, however, as they have been forthright and cooperative with the investigation and grand jury proceeding regarding DuBose’s death. ow.ly/QksYO
  • Marion County, Indiana: A deputy was arrested for illegal confinement. He allegedly held a woman in a home against her will. ow.ly/QkrHC
  • New York, New York: Several officers were shown on video forcibly removing a man from a car and punching him during an arrest for an illegal u-turn. ow.ly/QkvnP
  • New Jersey State Police: A trooper is under investigation for shooting at teens who mistakenly knocked on his door at 2 A.M.  ow.ly/Qkw1n
  • Seneca, South Carolina: An officer was placed on leave during an investigation for fatally shooting 19-year-old man in a car. The teen was shot, allegedly in his back according to the family lawyer, after he and his passenger were caught purchasing marijuana. ow.ly/Qkxyp
  • West Terre Haute, Indiana: An officer is under investigation for domestic battery. ow.ly/QkE8L
  • Update: Hodgenville, Kentucky (First reported 07-01-14): The police chief was found not guilty of official misconduct. ow.ly/QkFFK
  • Update: Dallas, Texas (First reported 04-02-14): A now-former officer pled guilty to aggravated assault. He had been charged with raping a sleeping woman. He received a suspended adjudication of five years. If he is successful, the conviction will be expunged from his record and will not have to register as a sex offender.  ow.ly/QkGJx
  • Update: Allen, Texas (First reported 03-24-10): A now-former was officer found not guilty of child abuse. She was arrested in 2010 for injuring her son. ow.ly/QkHR5

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-30-15

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, July 30, 2015:

  • Montgomery, Alabama: An officer was arrested for an altercation off duty. Two other officers were suspended for inaccurate reports about the incident. ow.ly/Qhd7D
  • Pearl, Mississippi: An officer resigned amid an investigation that he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. ow.ly/QhoXd
  • Update: Tucson, Arizona (First reported 06-09-15): Five officers who had been suspended for involvement in a prostitution ring have been fired. ow.ly/QhqXD
  • Ferguson, Missouri: A plaintiff won his appeal so his lawsuit for false arrest and excessive force against the Ferguson police department may go forward. In addition to the injuries sustained, he was charged for the cost of bleeding on the uniforms of the officers who allegedly beat him. ow.ly/QhrBD
  • Update: Clayton County, Georgia: An officer who was fired for assaulting a 69-year-old man in front of his house has been indicted for the incident. ow.ly/Qhvxb
  • Massachusetts State Police: The state will pay a woman $300,000 because a plainclothes state trooper used excessive force when he pulled her from her car. ow.ly/QhCmg
  • Update: Huntsville, Alabama (First reported 11-20-12): A now-former officer is on trial for excessive force and obstruction of justice. The City settled a civil suit with the victim in 2012. ow.ly/QhEQT
  • San Joaquin, California: The police department is fighting allegations it improperly distributed department weapons for private use. ow.ly/QhH08

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-29-15

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, July 29, 2015:

  • New York, New York: An officer was found to have used excessive force by the CCRB. He will now face a disciplinary hearing for throwing a handcuffed teen through a window. ow.ly/Qd0ZN
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (El Paso, Texas): An agent was arrested for smuggling people across Mexico/U.S. border. ow.ly/Qd1cs
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado: An officer was arrested for misconduct and false reporting. ow.ly/Qd1kD
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina: An officer was arrested for DWI. ow.ly/Qd1GO
  • Update: University of Cincinnati (Ohio) (First reported 07-24-15): The officer who fatally shot Sam Dubose, an unarmed black motorist, has been arrested and charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter. He pled not guilty during his arraignment. Video of the incident was released when the Hamilton County prosecutor announced the indictment. The camera footage contradicted statements and reports of the officer. ow.ly/Qf2Rm
  • Update: Seattle, Washington (First reported 01-29-15): The City’s police watchdog agency recommended firing the officer who falsely arrested an elderly black man last year. The man, William Wingate, had been using a golf club as a cane to walk. The officer claimed the Wingate swung the club at her, but seven minutes of video contradicted her statements. Charges against Wingate were dropped with an apology from the City. His $750,000 lawsuit against the City is pending. ow.ly/Qd1Zc
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for DWI and placed on emergency leave. ow.ly/Qd2j9
  • Dallas County, Texas: A deputy was arrested for shoplifting at a grocery store while in uniform. He allegedly used self-checkout on several occasions but did not pay for some of his merchandise. ow.ly/Qd50P
  • Osceola County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for attempting to buy prescription pills from an informant. ow.ly/Qd5pD
  • Update: Ottawa County, Michigan (First reported 05-07-15): A deputy pled guilty to driving with BAC over .17, violating state’s recently passed ‘super drunk’ law that tacks on extra penalties for driving more than twice the legal limit. ow.ly/Qd5Qj

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-28-15

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 28, 2015:

  • Kenosha, Wisconsin: An officer received a 60-day suspension for repeatedly shoving bystander and injuring him. ow.ly/QaViy
  • New York, New York: The City is being sued by two men who shot at, one was hit several times, by a drunk off-duty officer. The officer is facing attempted murder and DUI charges. ow.ly/QaWlk
  • Update: Cincinnati, OH chief viewed video evidence of a University of Cincinnati’s officer’s fatal shooting of Samuel Dubose. He said “It’s not good.” ow.ly/Qbv6U (Since this was posted to Twitter, the officer was indicted for murder. You can read about that here.)
  • New York, New York: Several officers were shown on video punching a subdued man they were arresting in a Target for trespassing. ow.ly/QaZQx
  • Central State University (Ohio): An officer was arrested for OVI and possessing a firearm while intoxicated.ow.ly/Qb0Ll
  • Sarasota, Florida: An officer made a homeless man play humiliating games for food and eat it off of the floor while in custody. ow.ly/Qb5n8
  • Medford, Massachusetts: A detective was suspended after threatening to shoot a driver in the head during a traffic stop. (with video) ow.ly/QbaOH
  • Fresno, California: An officer resigned after being caught in a prostitution investigation. ow.ly/Qbj7r
  • Vermilion, Ohio: An officer was suspended from duty for driving with a suspended license. The car he was driving also had illegally transferred tags. ow.ly/Qbksh
  • Vermilion, Ohio: An officer was suspended for 10 days after he drove to police shooting range while intoxicated. ow.ly/Qbl1g