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National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 08-11-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, August 11, 2016:

  • Broward County, Florida: A deputy entered a drug diversion program to expunge drug charges that stemmed from a car wreck. He still will face a hit and run charge from that incident.ow.ly/sdzv3038Gpc
  • Pulaski County, Indiana; A now-former sheriff and his former chief deputy were indicted on a total of 15 counts of theft, obstruction, and misconduct in office. ow.ly/DLwd3038HrT
  • New York, New York: An officer was fired after he was convicted of assault for stomping on a suspect’s head while he was restrained. ow.ly/W0QA3038Mfz
  • Los Angeles, California: A now-former officer pled no contest to felony assault while he was on duty. The charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor upon completion of community service and ow.ly/dpDx3038MU4
  • Richmond County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested for domestic battery. ow.ly/30iw3038O8n
  • McMinn County, Tennessee: A detective is no longer with the department and is under investigation for stealing a suspect’s credit card. He is also being sued for false arrest. He allegedly arrested two women for being late on their payday loans, which is not a crime. ow.ly/BUx23038OD3
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 04-21-15):  Lieutenant Brian Rice, who was acquitted for his role in the death of Freddie Gray, will be given $127,000 in back pay. ow.ly/6GMe3038Pew
  • Boston, Massachusetts: An officer pled guilty to fraud for purchasing stolen gift cards and resigned his position. ow.ly/ZzTY3039t5J
  • Update: St. Johns County, Florida (First reported 10-30-15): A deputy had fraud charges dropped. He was accused of falsely collecting insurance benefits for his deceased wife. ow.ly/MnEL3039ufo

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 08-10-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, August 10, 2016:

  • Florida Gulf Coast University: An officer was arrested for stalking and violating a restraining order. ow.ly/nkwW3035G9R
  • Homer, Louisiana: A now-former officer pled guilty to federal civil rights and false statement charges. ow.ly/g43L3035GPz
  • Grand Traverse County, Michigan: The officer who was acquitted of assault and disorderly conduct will serve one-day suspension. ow.ly/8TJm3035IoL
  • Orange County, California: A deputy was charged with running illegal background checks on two people. ow.ly/D45p3036XD9
  • Lincoln County, Maine: A deputy was indicted on 21 counts of sexually abusing three girls over a 17-year period. ow.ly/Glzl3036XNC
  • Terrell County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested for taking $200 out of a lost wallet at Wal-Mart. He called the owner to say he found his wallet but security footage showed that the officer removed the cash that was in it. ow.ly/Ctyp3036Yi3
  • Plainfield, New Jersey: An officer pled guilty to receiving stolen property. He was caught in a sting. ow.ly/fFJP3036YAh
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Danville, New Hampshire): An agent was arrested for intentionally crashing a truck into a tree during a domestic dispute. He was charged with DUI and reckless conduct. ow.ly/z3XP3036YWK
  • Church Point, Louisiana: An officer with a history of arrests for violence was arrested for trying to set his wife on fire. ow.ly/JLE13036Zcd

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 08-09-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, August 9, 2016:

  • Update: Altavista, Virginia (First reported 05-19-15): The now-former chief was convicted of 15 felony counts of forgery and obtaining drugs by fraud. ow.ly/8spc30337Nd
  • Oak Harbor, Washington: An officer was charged with receiving child pornography for exchanging explicit messages with a 13-year-old girl. ow.ly/vZcD3033bmI
  • U.S. Border Patrol: An agent was arrested for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Las Cruces, New Mexico. ow.ly/Rsdg3034qUP
  • Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was fired and arrested for giving her husband, a felon and fugitive, a firearm that was later used in a shooting. ow.ly/RwXl3034rKG
  • Update: Weld County, Colorado (First reported 05-11-15): A deputy was acquitted of sexually assaulting his daughter. An internal investigation is ongoing.  ow.ly/K9LO3034seu
  • Shenandoah County, Virginia: A deputy was arrested for domestic assault and battery. He is no longer with the department. ow.ly/gFwr3034sNm
  • Akron, Ohio: An officer was arrested for OWI and having a gun in the car at the time, a felony. ow.ly/yYHl3034v03
  • Update: U.S. Marshals: A deputy marshal faces 20 additional charges for recording women and girls in dressing rooms with his cell phone. ow.ly/J2iQ3034BPa
  • Gwinnett County, Georgia: An officer resigned after his arrest for battery, theft, assault, and transmission of a nude video of his estranged wife on social media. ow.ly/Lwz43034GHZ

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 08-08-16

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, August 8, 2016:

  • Seattle, Washington: An officer was suspended ten days for kicking a suspect as seen on video from 2010. The chief lacked the power to fire him for it. ow.ly/VfVT3031Pyw
  • Rennselaer, New York: Two officers were suspended for allegedly running down and killing a woodchuck in a golf cart. ow.ly/lnTB3031PWn
  • Fairfax, Virginia: The death of a disabled man who wandered from group home outing and died after coming in contact with police was ruled accidental. ow.ly/7Z7T3031Qfj
  • Northern Illinois University: A now-former officer will stand trial in December for sexually assaulting a student while off duty in 2011. ow.ly/Rgcr3032orc
  • Linden, New Jersey: A now-former officer was sentenced to probation for selling marijuana. ow.ly/FGN33032oPY
  • Allegan, Michigan: An officer pled guilty to misusing a city credit card for personal use. ow.ly/9NeF3032qk0
  • Floresville, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI. He remains on duty. ow.ly/JQy63032sK7
  • Abilene, Texas: An officer who had been fired for mishandling marijuana evidence will be reinstated. ow.ly/Rx0U3032u0h
  • Los Angeles, California: The City settled a lawsuit with a former officer who was fired for making racial remarks. He will be paid $50,000 but will not be reinstated. ow.ly/5hgs3032uyc
  • Escambia County, Florida: A deputy was found guilty of sex crimes against a minor. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept 6. ow.ly/Nxkf3032vrb

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 08-05-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, August 5, 2016:

  • Portsmouth, Virginia: An officer was convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting unarmed shoplifting suspect William Chapman. ow.ly/v6Jz302WvGF
  • Bossier Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was fired after his arrest for mishandling statutory rape case as a school resource officer. ow.ly/Nhbv302Wyae
  • Bexar County, Texas: A deputy was suspended without pay after mishandling DUI crash and subsequently having sexual contact with the drunk driver. A criminal investigation is underway. ow.ly/798i302WAVv
  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was charged with aggravated sexual battery, misconduct, and oppression. ow.ly/JUKu302XUmo
  • Update: Douglas County, Missouri (First reported 08-02-16): A deputy was fired after a DUI crash while he was on duty. ow.ly/TNTd302XWNR
  • Wilmington, Delaware: A detective was arrested for 2nd-degree arson for hiring a man to set fire to his car so he could collect insurance money. ow.ly/3wux302XXsT
  • Brenham, Texas: An officer was fired after excessive force investigation. ow.ly/77up302XXO9
  • Update: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (First reported 08-04-16): The officer who was arrested for fighting her aunt at a funeral home had her charges dropped. ow.ly/SCca302YbQ9

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 08-04-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, August 4, 2016:

  • Henderson County, Kentucky: A deputy was indicted on four counts of sexual abuse. It is unclear whether the behavior happened while the deputy was on or off duty. ow.ly/YbzO302Ujjg
  • Lee County, Florida: A deputy was fired after he allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with an injured woman whom he drove home. It is unclear whether the contact was consensual or whether the woman was able to give consent. ow.ly/LxXL302UjS1
  • Grant County, Wisconsin: A deputy was charged with felony child abuse for whipping his son with his police belt. ow.ly/7RkN302Uk5a
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 08-19-15): An officer was found guilty of first-degree assault for shooting an unarmed man after he was downed by police. He was found not guilty on separate counts of attempted murder. ow.ly/UbgK302VvuP
  • Edison Township, New Jersey: A now-retired officer pled guilty to unlawful taking for working a job while on paid sick leave with the department. He collected about $38,000 in unearned pay. Before the plea bargain, he faced a five-year mandatory minimum sentence for official misconduct if he had been convicted. His sentencing is scheduled for October 11. ow.ly/AK7u302Ukic
  • Mobile, Alabama: An officer was arrested for domestic violence by means of harassment for actions against his 16-year-old stepson. The boy’s mother filed the complaint on his behalf. ow.ly/cJmB302UkDK
  • Waterloo, Iowa: An officer who is also a tactical team member was charged with assault for an alleged road rage incident while he was off duty. ow.ly/kzt9302Ul9f
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: An officer arrested was for getting in a fight with her aunt at a funeral home. ow.ly/iWrc302V9AE

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 08-03-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, August 3, 2016:

  • Update: Shelby, Michigan (First reported 01-05-16): The now-former chief was charged with embezzlement and false filing. ow.ly/GXPR302SG3E
  • Update: Akron, Ohio (First reported 04-17-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to four years in prison for violently stalking his ex-girlfriend. He still faces civil suit.ow.ly/KXYA302SGL2
  • Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority: An officer was arrested for conspiring to aid ISIS. ow.ly/7yrb302SRh6
  • Update: Los Angeles County, California (First reported 05-14-15): Lee Baca, the now-former sheriff, withdrew his guilty plea regarding widespread cover-ups at the county jail.  A judge recently threw out his plea agreement with prosecutors because six months of jail time was too lenient. ow.ly/e5ZQ302SOzM
  • Atwater, California: An officer was arrested for felony assault after an off-duty incident. ow.ly/5cyO302SPuQ
  • Durham, North Carolina: An officer is no longer with the department after charges were dropped against all suspects in a videoed ‘knock-and-talk’ action. ow.ly/ZFIa302SQ7S
  • Los Angeles, California: A jury awarded the family of Christian Eaddy $2,200,000 in their wrongful death lawsuit. Eaddy, who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a child, was fatally shot by LAPD officers in 2013. ow.ly/JxKs302TjAJ
  • Huntsville, Alabama: The City settled an excessive force lawsuit with a detainee for $15,000. An officer struck him in the face when he was handcuffed and compliant. ow.ly/uDsZ302T5kE
  • Update: Louisville, Kentucky (First reported 08-26-15): An officer who had been tried twice for perjury was suspended for 30 days. Both trials ended in mistrial, and the prosecutor declined to refile a third time. ow.ly/fqAE302Tpfv

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 08-02-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, August 2, 2016:

  • Douglas County, Missouri: An officer was arrested for DWI after crashing his patrol vehicle while he was on duty. ow.ly/Lc9W302PfRq
  • Update: Lyon County, Kansas (First reported 11-24-15): A now-former deputy was sentenced to one year in jail, with six months of that suspended, and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service for a fatal off-duty crash. ow.ly/MMK7302Pggj
  • Martin County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for beating his wife. ow.ly/CoTv302PgvQ
  • Mt. Olive, New Jersey: The City will pay a man $60,000 for his false arrest after he refused to consent to a search. ow.ly/odhm302PkdI
  • Update: Alameda County, California (First reported 03-31-16): A deputy was fired in connection with beating a motorist after a chase. Two other deputies remain suspended while they are under investigation, but video evidence showed this deputy taking the motorist’s gold chain. ow.ly/i2Nn302Qjc2
  • Jackson County, Mississippi: A deputy was fired for having sex with a jail inmate. ow.ly/sTS7302QjSm
  • Update: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Wyoming) (First reported 06-16-16): A now-former officer pled guilty to kidnapping his wife in domestic violence incident in which he handcuffed her. The charge for the use of his firearm during the crime was dropped. ow.ly/88wF302QlEY
  • Update: Elk Grove, California (First reported 01-30-11): The City settled a lawsuit brought by a man who was shot in the face while handcuffed in the back of a police car for $150,000.  ow.ly/lwwh302Qmbl
  • Laredo, Texas: An officer was arrested on four counts of indecency with a child. ow.ly/67Ui302Qn0G

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 08-01-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, August 1, 2016:

  • Chicago, Illinois: Three officers were placed on administrative duty after they fatally shot Paul O’Neal, 18, in the back while he was a driving stolen vehicle. ow.ly/JU4C302MDbg
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer was arrested in Cincinnati after he fled the city. He shot and wounded a fellow officer who was investigating a domestic incident at his home. ow.ly/pvLh302NH2d
  • Greenwood County, South Carolina: Two now-former narcotics deputies were indicted for embezzlement and misconduct in office. ow.ly/hWk4302O547
  • Sommervell County, Texas: A deputy was fired after getting drunk and shooting his gun into the air and into a church while anguishing over the Dallas police ambush. According to the report, the deputy yelled “the black coon started killing my boys,” during the episode. The pastor of the church declined to press charges. ow.ly/gC4f302O7tG
  • East Cleveland, Ohio: Two officers were fired 36 hours after a robbery suspect had said he was beaten and pushed down a cliff during his arrest. ow.ly/YamZ302Of0G
  • Update: Dalton, Massachusetts (First reported 02-16-16): The officer charged with assaulting four teens last fall has been fired. ow.ly/kvs4302OfHl
  • Update: Topeka, Kansas (First reported 05-10-16): An officer who was arrested for DUI has applied for pre-trial diversion. ow.ly/4zmf302Ogm8
  • McCracken County, Kentucky: A retired deputy was charged with 15 counts of forgery for signing blank inspection documents when he was on the force. ow.ly/kNdn302OiAX

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-28-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, July 28, 2016:

  • Update: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (First reported 03-25-15): An officer who was fired for his role in the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton lost his appeal for reinstatement. Although the shooting itself was ruled justified, the confrontation that led to the shooting was not and was the cause for which he was fired. ow.ly/V8MI302EZhr
  • Pender County, North Carolina: A deputy was arrested for groping a woman while he was on duty and charged with sexual battery. He was fired. ow.ly/Q4f0302F0FY
  • Williamsburg County, South Carolina: A deputy arrested was for aggravated assault and battery for actions against a man and a female minor. ow.ly/eaHu302F1fg
  • Update: Broward County, Florida (First reported 12-11-15): A deputy’s manslaughter charges for killing Jermaine McBean were dismissed under the state’s Stand Your Ground law. The prosecutor intends to refile in the case. ow.ly/treX302Ht7o
  • San Francisco, California: An officer was arrested for illegal possession and manufacturing of an assault weapon. ow.ly/WXMn302FcuI
  • McAllen, Texas: Two officers resigned in the wake of a videoed excessive force action against a handcuffed arrestee. ow.ly/mOgI302Fg1s
  • Update: Anne Arundel County, Maryland (First reported 04-11-16): The sheriff was acquitted of assaulting his wife. ow.ly/5tM7302FQwL
  • Update: Westhampton Beach, New York (First reported 02-03-14): An officer had his stalking charge dropped after almost two and a half years of unpaid suspension. ow.ly/38nI302Hrtc
  • Update: Fort Worth, Texas (First reported 06-10-16): A detective was fired for mishandling multiple cases in crimes against children unit. ow.ly/Fy4u302HuXD