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National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-12-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 12, 2016:

  • San Bernardino County, California: A deputy was arrested for having sex with female jail inmates. ow.ly/ge7T302a9Ad
  • Harnett County, North Carolina: A detective was fired. The state Bureau of Investigation has been asked to initiate a criminal investigation. ow.ly/g8F3302amvS
  • Update: Washington County, Oregon (First reported 12-15-15): A now-former deputy will plead guilty to charges related to coercing a co-worker to maintain their sexual relationship. ow.ly/UBnJ302aAim
  • Update: East Orange, New Jersey (First reported 10-27-14): An officer was acquitted of charges that she ran a drug ring from her home. She claimed she was unaware her tenant was using the house for dealing. Her defense attorney said that she will seek reinstatement to the department. ow.ly/JfuN302aI3Y
  • Abilene, Texas: An officer was fired for stealing marijuana from evidence. He appealed his termination and his administrative case will be decided in August. ow.ly/scXv302aPKs
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An officer was charged with felony theft for unpaid taxes owed by the private security firm he runs. ow.ly/sTQi302aR5r
  • Overland Park, Kansas: An officer was fired after posting a threat on a woman’s facebook page related to Black Lives Matter protests. ow.ly/87wH302aSlk
  • Floyd County, Georgia: A now-former deputy pled guilty to stalking a then-17-year-old girl, who is now his wife. As part of the plea, he surrendered his law enforcement license. ow.ly/Bids302aUeh

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-11-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, July 11, 2016:

  • New York, New York: The City paid a man $75,000 for an unlawful arrest during which an officer allegedly used a racial slur. ow.ly/TGlB3026m8j
  • Broward County, Florida: A deputy was arrested on multiple drug charges and for leaving the scene of an accident. ow.ly/OPCq3026ncC
  • Cass County, North Dakota: A deputy was arrested for DUI in Barnes County. ow.ly/S3Jx30288TT
  • Alpharetta, Georgia: An officer was arrested for BWI after a boating accident that resulted in serious injury on Lake Lanier. ow.ly/wyzf3026pbe
  • Fargo, North Dakota: An officer was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/isR03026pkN
  • Westminster, South Carolina: An officer was arrested for second-degree domestic violence. ow.ly/sBuN3026pHt
  • San Diego, California: An officer was arrested for domestic violence against his girlfriend while they were in a bar district. ow.ly/sjUQ3026pN7
  • Columbus, Mississippi: An officer was suspended for four months for attacking a woman for personal reasons while on duty. ow.ly/RJH43026pYf
  • Jackson, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend and holding her against her will. According to the report, the officer has a lengthy disciplinary record. ow.ly/g5Dq3026qae

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-08-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, July 8, 2016:

  • Defense Logistics Agency (San Joaquin, California): An officer is accused of contacting teen sex worker at the heart of the Oakland/Bay Area police and child solicitation scandal and asking to be her pimp. ow.ly/e8zZ3021O62
  • Sumner County, Tennessee: A deputy was fired. He threatened to arrest a process server for attempting to serve his wife with court papers. ow.ly/JsYl3022gC5
  • South Miami, Florida: A detective had a child porn charge dropped. The explicit photos on his phone on which the charges were based were of his young-looking adult girlfriend. However, he still faces charges for providing alcohol and sharing those explicit pictures with minors. ow.ly/ajEi3022gU5
  • Wellston, Missouri: A now-former officer was acquitted of raping high school student when he was an SRO at her school. ow.ly/e4Qy3022itS
  • Update: Jackson, Mississippi (First reported 09-25-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to interference with commerce for stealing cash from drug suspects. ow.ly/iZBJ3022iZR
  • Rapides Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was charged with solicitation, inciting prostitution, an obstruction of justice for actions while he was on duty. He was fired. ow.ly/kdmg3023S8h
  • Salisbury, North Carolina: An officer was charged with larceny for allegedly stealing a gun from a relative. ow.ly/Bi0s3023VYt
  • Update: Detroit, Michigan (First reported 11-12-15): Two narcotics officers are on trial for drug conspiracy and the main dealer at the heart of the conspiracy is testifying against them. ow.ly/8tYi3023X6a
  • Taylorville, Illinois: An officer was placed on leave after an arrest for domestic battery. ow.ly/4skK3023XQo

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-07-16

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, July 7, 2016:

  • Erie County, New York: A deputy was arrested for his role in a burglary and beating at a motel. ow.ly/YcQR3020WFG
  • St. Anthony, Minnesota (Originally tweeted as Minneapolis): An officer fatally shot Philando Castile after Castile told the officer he was legally armed. ow.ly/ScPM3020XGi
  • Dexter, Maine: A now-former officer had LE license revoked after fixing a speeding ticket. ow.ly/muuA30212Tr
  • New York City Dep’t of Citywide Administrative Services: An officer was arrested for punching brother in the face in an off-duty incident. ow.ly/Ag1M3021afM
  • California Highway Patrol: An officer’s fatal car shooting is under scrutiny. According to the report, it was “not clear if [the victim] knew he was being followed by” police as the preceding chase was in an unmarked vehicle. Such shootings into moving vehicles have long been held “unsound” by law enforcement experts and leadership.  ow.ly/XbL03021bI4
  • New York, New York: An officer is being investigated for the off-duty killing of Delrawn Small in an alleged road rage encounter. ow.ly/Ev1Z3021tMi
  • Update: Fresno, California (First reported 06-29-16): Two officers’ fatal shooting of unarmed teen Dylan Noble was caught on newly released cell video. The department has refused to release body cam footage despite public demands to do so. ow.ly/SroJ3021vC2
  • Highland Park, Michigan: An officer was suspended after intervening on behalf of a reserve officer in an off-duty incident with Dearborn police. The reserve officer was fired. ow.ly/YEGX3021dLn
  • Ferndale, Michigan: An officer was charged with assault for abusing a larceny suspect during an arrest in April. ow.ly/gBNQ3021fsu
  • Update: Fairview Township, Pennsylvania (First reported 12-21-15): An officer had two of eight federal charges dropped in his criminal case alleging theft from drug traffickers. ow.ly/sBl13021gpx

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-06-16

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, July 6, 2016:

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Two officers were placed on leave after fatally shooting Alton Sterling, who appeared to be pinned while he was on the ground when an officer shot him in the chest and back. ow.ly/JDQY301Y2Ye
  • Cape Coral, Florida: An officer who was suspended for dishonesty resigned. He admitted he left his previous law enforcement job amid rape allegations that he did not disclose to CCPD. ow.ly/htX3301YjIX
  • Miami, Florida: An officer was suspended for two weeks after a civilian review found he abused a homeless man during an off-duty detail and was dishonest in his account of the incident that was captured on surveillance cameras. This decision overruled the Internal Affairs “inconclusive” finding that resulted in no discipline. ow.ly/p23k301Ylrn
  • Update: Reading, Pennsylvania (First reported 05-26-16): An officer had all criminal charges against him dismissed. He had been accused of oppression and tampering for seizing cell phones of women who recorded him. ow.ly/EMkd301Ym8c
  • Greene County, New York: A deputy pled guilty to misconduct for altering police report to obtain prescription medication and resigned. He had been trying to replace a legally valid prescription he had lost but wanted to hide the fact he was taking it because patrol officers are not allowed to be on certain medications. ow.ly/D5z8301YTU1
  • Ventura County, California: A deputy was suspended because he is under suspicion for stealing prescription drugs from a community drop-off box. ow.ly/XPvP301YSg4
  • Otero County, New Mexico: A deputy was arrested for an off-duty domestic battery incident in January. He resigned. ow.ly/40VH301YTgy
  • Berrien County, Tennessee: The sheriff pled guilty to civil rights violations for using excessive force against compliant suspects. He was removed from office and replaced with his chief deputy. ow.ly/Mb0V301YUCe
  • Update: Onslow County, North Carolina (First reported 05-15-15): A now-former deputy was sentenced to six years in prison for receiving child pornography. ow.ly/1I7p301YViS
  • Update: Austin, Texas (First reported 02-10-16): The family of David Joseph, 17—who was naked and unarmed when he was fatally shot by an Austin police officer—filed a wrongful death suit against the APD & the officer who shot him. ow.ly/6y6L301YVZe

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-05-16

Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 5, 2016:

  • Update: Asbury Park, New Jersey (First reported 06-23-15): An officer was indicted for conspiracy, tampering, misconduct and insurance fraud. ow.ly/K2X3301W7Dn
  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested for DWI after an early afternoon off-duty crash into several parked cars. ow.ly/vKBf301W8cz
  • Orange County, Florida: A now-former deputy was arrested for raping male sex workers while he was on the force by using the threat of arrest. ow.ly/hhRV301Wfdm
  • Update: Los Angeles County, California: The now-former undersheriff Paul Tanaka was sentenced to five years in prison for his obstruction conviction in the L.A. County Jail conspiracy case. ow.ly/nI6k301Wg3u
  • St. Landry Parish, Louisiana: An officer was charged with obstruction and malfeasance for his mistreatment of a domestic violence suspect. ow.ly/EcLT301WgZw
  • Elkhorn City, Kentucky: The chief was suspended without pay after she was arrested for an off-duty DUI crash. ow.ly/2ymX301WiD8
  • Update: Paterson, New Jersey (First reported 07-07-11): An officer has agreed to retire after nine years of paid leave. He was acquitted of sexually assaulting a woman while he was on duty. The City settled a lawsuit with the woman for $710,000. Over the course of his leave, he was paid approximately $985,000 in salary and paid leave. He may qualify for health benefits and pension because the department never followed through with the administrative charges against him in order to terminate him.  ow.ly/ZeAp301WjCh
  • Brevard County, Florida: A deputy was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder for an off-duty shooting believed to be related to road rage. ow.ly/BOh9301WkuD
  • Van Zandt County, Texas: A deputy was charged with manslaughter after the driver she hit while speeding through an intersection on duty succumbed to her injuries. ow.ly/nTPL301WlOM
  • Update: Knox County, Tennessee (First reported 04-28-14): The City agreed to pay $100,000 to a University of Tennessee student who was choked out by a deputy. The now-former deputy, who has since retired, will pay $200. ow.ly/AF2e301Wmqd
  • Clearwater, Kansas: An officer was arrested for domestic battery. ow.ly/JpKU301WnhB
  • Fort Worth, Texas: An officer was charged with intoxicated assault after a suspected DUI crash with injury while he was off duty. ow.ly/8Mdp301Wpb7
  • Phoenix, Arizona: Two now-former officers were indicted for tipping-off strip club employees and patrons about police drug investigations. ow.ly/e5fx301Wq9Q
  • Pomona, California: The City dropped charges against a man and his son. The son was recording the father’s rough arrest. The family claims both arrests were wrongful, and they intend to sue. ow.ly/lrpT301WrBd
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 05-01-15): Lieutenant Brian Rice, who is the highest ranking officer indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, waived his right to a jury trial and will have a judge hear the case.  ow.ly/2TWc301WsjE

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-01-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, July 1, 2016:

  • St. Louis, Missouri: A deputy marshal was arrested for threatening to initiate a workplace shooting. ow.ly/NWeF301Q1oF
  • Eagle County, Colorado: A now-former deputy pled guilty to crimes related to using his patrol car for sexual activity over a two-year period. ow.ly/r3NK301Q5KK
  • Onondaga County, New York: A deputy was charged with larceny, misconduct, and drug possession. ow.ly/mole301Q62W
  • Update: Sacramento County, California (First reported 06-18-15): A now-former deputy was sentenced to 18 months in prison for illegal firearms dealing. ow.ly/ts1U301Q6pw
  • Orangeburg County, South Carolina: A deputy was fired after a woman claimed she was sexually assaulted by him while he was on duty. ow.ly/pUyq301QBBJ
  • Update: Buffalo, New York (First reported 07-23-15): A now-former officer pled guilty for falsely imprisoning a witness to a fatal incident at a pub in 2014. ow.ly/x10d301QCnr
  • Valley Center, Kansas: An officer was arrested for trespassing in Wichita.  ow.ly/hDVs301QKJS
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with robbery after taking $38 during a dispute over pizza. ow.ly/Iooe301QLaV

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 06-30-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, June 30, 2016:

  • Wisconsin Capitol Police: A now-former officer pled guilty to felony theft for stealing a state-owned painting from the governor’s mansion. ow.ly/dlCh301NrU0
  • Denver, Colorado: An officer was fired for repeatedly lying about his threatening confrontation with a teenage runaway. ow.ly/Z1Hw301NCH6
  • Update: Seminole County, Florida (First reported 04-04-16): A deputy who was fired for punching a handcuffed detainee struck a deal and entered a pretrial diversion program. The charge will be expunged upon completion of the program and not being arrested for nine months. ow.ly/nriY301NDXC
  • Update: Minneapolis, Minnesota (First reported 09-15-15): An officer was convicted of fraud for stealing from a program for low-income residents. ow.ly/Qape301NMLw
  • Update: Grand Traverse County, Michigan (First reported 03-14-16): A deputy was acquitted of assaulting a man at a bar. An internal investigation is now underway to determine if he will face disciplinary action or termination.ow.ly/qirI301NWov
  • Update: Illinois State Police (First reported 08-14-15): A trooper was acquitted of felony charges but convicted of a misdemeanor for shooting into the home of his ex-girlfriend home. ow.ly/pItL301OjHi
  • Garden City, Kansas: An officer was arrested for domestic battery. ow.ly/5hNw301OkeR
  • Update: Yuba City, California (First reported 04-16-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to federal bribery charges. ow.ly/gtgK301OkVV

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 06-29-16

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, June 29, 2016:

  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for DUI while on duty after hitting a curb and damaging his cruiser. ow.ly/zpuS301JvBk
  • Update: Rock Falls, Illinois (First reported 05-26-16): A detective already charged for stealing cash from a deceased overdose victim has been charged with theft from evidence and marijuana distribution. ow.ly/ETcZ301L0R2
  • Update: Richmond, Virginia (First reported 11-10-15): A now-former officer who had been charged with child rape has an additional charge of child pornography possession added. ow.ly/30G0301Jwcm
  • Detroit, Michigan: Three officers had their obstruction of justice charges thrown out by the Supreme Court of Michigan. One assaulted a motorist and all three lied about it in reports. According to the report, the charges were dismissed because statements they made could not be used against them in a criminal proceeding as a result of the Disclosures by Law Enforcement Officers Act. ow.ly/MvDM301JwPx
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan: The City will  pay $99,999 to a black motorist who was “manhandled and roughed up” by police during a traffic stop. ow.ly/ElV2301JyDu
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma: An officer was charged with embezzlement and false statement of ownership for selling two department-issued guns to a pawn shop.  ow.ly/hGPp301JzdL
  • Fresno, California: The police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting of an unarmed teen. Protesters have made public calls for the department to release body cam footage. ow.ly/c01y301KUIh
  • Update: Tucson, Arizona (First reported 06-09-15): A now-former detective who was fired amid a prostitution scandal will have his state law enforcement certification suspended for one year. ow.ly/kniq301KXFt
  • Washoe County, Nevada: A now-former deputy was arrested for selling law enforcement information in an alleged drug scheme while he was on the force. ow.ly/FUTz301KYrb
  • Update: McKenzie County, North Dakota (First reported 03-25-16): A deputy was acquitted of reckless endangerment for hitting a fleeing motorcycle during a chase. ow.ly/GHKH301KZqk

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 06-28-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 28, 2016:

  • Suffolk County, Massachusetts: An officer was suspended for misconduct. ow.ly/DrWA301IoE9
  • Waco, Texas: Three officers were suspended after a motorist was allegedly choked while handcuffed during a traffic stop. One of the officers is accused of assaulting the man while the other two are accused of failing to report the incident. ow.ly/rndz301IoYL
  • Update: Mount Carmel, Tennessee (First reported 06-01-16): A detective was fired for misconduct. He is appealing his termination. ow.ly/qjXR301Iyn2
  • Bexar County, Texas: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence .ow.ly/6IY5301IA3A
  • Cherokee County (Georgia) Schools: A lieutenant was arrested for killing a police dog by leaving him in his hot car. The subsequent investigation implicated him in the death of a previous police K-9.  He resigned. ow.ly/o4rp301IB3E
  • Brunswick, Maine: An officer was arrested for sending explicit pictures to an undercover agent he believed was a 13-year-old girl. ow.ly/ugYA301IBxL
  • Update: Boston, Massachusetts (First reported 01-25-16): A sergeant pled guilty to sending explicit pictures to a 16-year-0ld girl on Facebook. He was sentenced to two years’ probation.  ow.ly/PaCo301ICiY
  • Forest Acres, South Carolina: An officer is under investigation for firing into the car of a fleeing driver. (Video) ow.ly/GeoY301ID0t