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National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 12-01-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, December 1, 2016:

  • Update: Guadalupe, California (First reported 07-13-16): An officer was acquitted of domestic violence charges. ow.ly/j3JI306I0e4
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 05-01-14): A now-former officer who was convicted of assault for shooting a man while off duty in Pennsylvania was sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison. He was acquitted of attempted first-degree murder for the incident described as a love triangle gone bad. ow.ly/RW9Q306I0va
  • Update: Gadsden, Alabama (First reported 08-15-16): An officer who was suspended in August for conduct unbecoming has been fired. ow.ly/aftA306Iqcp
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: An officer was charged with domestic assault against his wife. ow.ly/ikwn306Ix1O
  • Centerton, Arkansas: An officer was fired for actions that led to the arrest of the wrong suspect for a burglary. ow.ly/yt6n306IxiN
  • Update: Orleans Parish, Louisiana (First reported 04-18-16): The now-former chief deputy was sentenced to 6 months in federal prison for a fraudulent billing scandal. He ran a private security company that was contracted to work the Super Bowl and other large events and billed the City for employees that didn’t exist. ow.ly/pyiY306IyAg
  • Update: Portsmouth, Virginia (First reported 09-10-15): A judge approved $1,000,000 settlement with the family of William Chapman, who was fatally shot by Officer Stephen Rankin outside of a Wal-Mart. Rankin was convicted of manslaughter and was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison.  ow.ly/cp5t306IEDH
  • Update: Miami-Dade County, Florida (First reported 09-29-16): A now-former officer was sentenced to three years’ probation for stealing $277 of county gas. ow.ly/3aIo306IF67
  • Burlington, Wisconsin: An officer was convicted of OWI and resigned. ow.ly/ikYz306IFWz

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-30-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, November 30, 2016:

  • Greene County, Tennessee: An officer was fired for undisclosed reasons and is under criminal investigation by TBI. ow.ly/MBz7306DLRr
  • Helena, Montana: An officer was charged with domestic assault and pled not guilty. ow.ly/7E9u306FEvB
  • Update: New York, New York: Two officers were acquitted at a bench trial of beating and pistol-whipping a teenage suspect.  ow.ly/M8XL306FPf2
  • Linden, New Jersey: The City agreed to pay a man who wrongfully arrested and held 65 days on drug charges $45,000 in compensation. ow.ly/jalh306FRIK
  • Pinellas County, Florida: Two deputies were suspended for their roles in a high-speed chase. ow.ly/qN70306FSsb
  • New York, New York: A detective was video recorded playing craps with young people—who may have been minors—in order to determine fate of an arrestee.ow.ly/5AWy306FUrc
  • Sublette County, Wyoming: A deputy was charged with stalking and unlawful impersonation thru electronic means and pled not guilty. ow.ly/VILi306FVJi
  • Evanston, Illinois: Two officers were placed on leave after arresting a man who was collecting signatures for his petition to run for public office. ow.ly/bC1Z306FWva

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-29-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, November 29, 2016:

  • Update: Los Angeles County, California: Two now-former deputies were sentenced for a jailhouse beating and cover-up connected to the long-running LACPD corruption scandal. One was given five months, the other was sentenced to 21 months in prison. ow.ly/CNPv306D1Ny
  • Johnson County, Arkansas: A now-former deputy was charged with sexual assault against a woman after he picked her up during a domestic disturbance call. She claims he raped her on a follow-up visit. He resigned after the allegation. ow.ly/hXuO306D8RD
  • Oconee County, South Carolina: A deputy was fired after his arrest for domestic violence. He allegedly cut his girlfriend with a knife. ow.ly/TaUo306Dmkm
  • Mahoning Township, Pennsylvania: An officer was suspended pending the outcome of an internal investigation. ow.ly/qryr306Dsfy
  • Update: Evansville, Indiana (First reported 11-14-16): Four officers who were suspended remain off duty after their suspensions have been served while an investigation into the use of force that prompted the discipline continues. Criminal charges are possible. ow.ly/nnyx306DvOV
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: A now-former officer was given five years’ probation after entering an Alford Plea for allegedly abusing a 7-month-old foster child by shaking it. It is unknown whether the child will suffer permanent injury from the incident. ow.ly/ffjP306DwXV
  • Update: Loudoun County, Virginia (First reported 08-18-15): A deputy was acquitted of assaulting an arrestee. ow.ly/5U9B306DJO5
  • Wicomico County, Maryland: A deputy was placed on leave after being charged with theft from the FOP lodge. The precise amount missing was not disclosed but it was between $10,000 and $100,000.  ow.ly/TTOC306DKkQ
  • Update: Orlando, Florida (First reported 07-10-14): An officer who was fired, charged, and then acquitted for assaulting a handcuffed man was reinstated by a labor arbitrator. ow.ly/8Esy306DLzI

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-28-16

Here are the eleven reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, November 28, 2016:

  • Columbia, South Carolina: An officer was fired and arrested for first-degree sexual assault against a child under 11 years old. ow.ly/ph8r306zEkw
  • Coral Gables, Florida: An officer was suspended for allegedly kicking a juvenile suspect repeatedly. ow.ly/fA5Z306zEwE
  • Update: Canton Township, Michigan (First reported 11-14-16): An officer who suspended for calling black people “monkeys” on social media has resigned. ow.ly/QXta306zESa
  • Update: Hood River County, Oregon (First reported 09-28-16): A now-former deputy was indicted for sexually assaulting and photographing a naked minor.  ow.ly/jJUZ306AKN6
  • Update: Baton Rouge, Louisiana (First reported 07-14-16):  The City settled a class action lawsuit filed by a number of protesters after the Alton Sterling shooting for $100,000. ow.ly/1jg2306AWXG
  • Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas: A deputy and officer were booked on child endangerment and provision of a firearm to a felon charges. ow.ly/p6Sk306B1lB
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer is under investigation for fatally shooting Kajuan Raye, 19, who was unarmed when he was shot in the back. ow.ly/N1Wt306B3gf
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: An officer is under internal investigation for shooting at a car full of people during a melee. ow.ly/KROs306B4Bm
  • Hammond, Indiana: An officer was arrested for OWI. ow.ly/Diwo306B4Wc
  • Boise, Idaho: A now-former officer was charged with grand theft for stealing from the police lodge where he served as president. ow.ly/dBD9306B5Xy
  • Update: Las Cruces, New Mexico (First reported 05-20-15): Two officers’ charges were dropped for a jailhouse beating that broke a man’s face and cracked his skull. One officer had gone to trial that resulted in mistrial; the second officer’s case was never presented to a jury. ow.ly/FT9D306B6RV

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-23-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, November 23, 2016:

  • Post Falls, Idaho: An officer was cited for DUI after driving her car into a ditch while she was off duty. ow.ly/3hs3306siOU
  • St. Louis, Missouri: The police department is being sued by an Occupy protester who claims he was maced and punched by a detective without provocation. ow.ly/iknI306sjlF
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An officer was charged with 53 criminal counts for misusing information from a law enforcement database for a private security job he ran while he was off duty. ow.ly/OlHE306sjOM
  • Update: Sandusky County, Ohio: The now-former sheriff pled guilty to theft of prescription pills and doctor shopping. His sentencing is scheduled for December 13. ow.ly/MB10306sqJU
  • Lake County, Indiana: A sergeant was arrested for OWI after crashing his car while off duty. ow.ly/OShl306srd3
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with attempted murder after shooting his son in the back during an altercation. The wound required a splenectomy as well as the removal of part of the victim’s colon. ow.ly/Vlqm306srt0
  • Charles County, Maryland: A deputy was charged with child pornography possession. ow.ly/kV6s306stqg
  • Update: Mahnomen County, Minnesota (First reported 11-25-15): A former deputy was reinstated by a labor arbitrator despite four alcohol-related convictions. ow.ly/l0AO306sv9Q

 

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-22-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, November 22, 2016:

  • New York, New York: A detective has been placed under investigation for a series of wrongful arrests in sexual assault cases. ow.ly/ubZR306pVqa
  • Florence County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested for pointing his gun at someone while off duty at his home. ow.ly/mvUL306pWTP
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 11-18-16): The deputy inspector who was transferred for sexual misconduct has been arrested and charged in the case. ow.ly/Gm9i306q8ff
  • Tennessee State University: An officer was arrested for strangling her estranged boyfriend and harming her 5-year-old child. ow.ly/Hben306q0UB
  • Update: New Orleans, Louisiana (First reported 10-28-16): The officer who was arrested for rape in October has been charged with 16 additional criminal counts, including 13 sex crimes. ow.ly/yqYE306q1MO .
  • Frankfort, Kentucky: The department was harshly rebuked by a judge for “gross police misconduct,” including sexual misconduct by one officer and a widespread breach of ethics. ow.ly/U7DR306q6Jm
  • Michigan State Police: A trooper was charged for being super drunk and leaving the scene of an accident after crashing his vehicle into a home. ow.ly/eaLv306q7fL
  • El Centro, California: The police are investigating video footage of officers using force and siccing a K-9 against car theft suspect after a pursuit. ow.ly/TAvQ306qRok

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-21-16

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, November 21, 2016:

  • Volusia County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/8SpT306nttU
  • Cameron, Wisconsin: A now-former officer was sentenced to five days in jail after pleading to lesser charges for removing a gun from a crime scene. ow.ly/qtdS306nvtv
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: The department allegedly deleted or altered body camera footage of police shootings. ow.ly/PQYl306nIS5
  • Update: Montgomery, Alabama (First reported 03-02-16): An officer has been formally indicted for murder for fatally shooting Gregory Gunn. ow.ly/8Yqw306nwLG
  • Pinellas County, Florida: A deputy was fired for using excessive force during a traffic stop in March. ow.ly/IOrH306nxk8 .
  • Daytona Beach, Florida: An officer resigned after her claim about being shot at was debunked by investigators. ow.ly/BeoY306nybf
  • Honolulu, Hawaii: An officer is under investigation for failing to report a crash with injury that involved an off-duty officer. ow.ly/9OVf306nAht

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-18-16

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, November 18, 2016:

  • Update: Indianapolis, Indiana (First reported 09-11-14): Two officers were acquitted of battery for actions against a veteran during a bar fight.ow.ly/Q84N306iXq7
  • Update: Madison County, Alabama (First reported 01-20-16): A now-former deputy was sentenced to 3 years in prison for his guilty plea to federal obstruction. He got in a fight with a man and then weeks later, tracked him down, pulled him over, and choked the man unconscious. After the incident, the deputy said he had never seen the man he attacked before. ow.ly/CmYo306iY9U
  • Update: New Orleans, Louisiana: The City settled a lawsuit with some survivors and families of slain Danziger Bridge shooting victims. ow.ly/UGxj306j3yf
  • Indian River County, Florida: A deputy was fired and charged with lewd and lascivious battery against a child, his step-daughter. ow.ly/i2mU306j59r
  • Temple, Texas: Three officers were suspended. Two were suspended for mishandling and delaying a murder investigation. The third was suspended for inappropriate use of force. ow.ly/HCaO306j6JU
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An officer who is also head of the police union was suspended for an altercation with a family member at the union hall. ow.ly/jtJR306ja1N
  • Baltimore, Maryland: An officer was charged with sexting  a 15-year-old boy in Pennsylvania. ow.ly/duao306jb0K
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 08-09-15): Now-former officer Wesley Cagle was sentenced to 12 years in prison for shooting subdued suspect Michael Johansen in 2014.  ow.ly/zZ0W306jZv3
  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was charged with theft and malfeasance for taking municipal fuel for personal vehicles. ow.ly/hJdt306jdau
  • New York, New York: A deputy inspector was assigned to desk duty and transferred after he was accused of sexual misconduct by a subordinate. ow.ly/fZlH306jY6U

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-17-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, November 17, 2016:

  • New York, New York: An officer was suspended and charged with menacing for pulling a gun on a motorist during an off-duty road rage incident. ow.ly/p2rS306erMf
  • San Luis Obispo County, California: A deputy was arrested after driving 100mph while intoxicated. Press complained they did not get a reason that he was never booked and did not take a mugshot. ow.ly/glPP306gEvz
  • Update: Bullitt County, Kentucky (First reported 05-20-16): A now-former special deputy pled guilty to drug conspiracy. The prosecutor recommended he be sentenced to five years of probation on February 6.ow.ly/34CS306gGN2
  • Wheeling, Ohio: An officer was charged with having a sexual relationship with 17-year-old student at the school where he worked. ow.ly/NnOy306gJsg
  • New York, New York: An officer was charged with unlawful imprisonment, providing a false statement, and misconduct for arresting man over a parking dispute. ow.ly/BOKR306gKI7
  • Oklahoma County, Oklahoma: A deputy resigned after his arrest for beating a 7-year-old child. ow.ly/y1aZ306gMID
  • Wayne County, Michigan: A deputy was charged with sex crimes against a child under 13-years-old. ow.ly/ZszM306gNCg
  • Flagstaff, Arizona: An officer was placed on leave and is under investigation for punching a woman in the face during her arrest. ow.ly/Htwv306gRvw

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-16-16

Here are the ten  reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, November 16, 2016:

  • Update: Miami-Dade County, Florida (First reported 09-24-15): A now-former deputy was found guilty of misconduct for using law enforcement resources in a plot against her estranged husband. ow.ly/4hlO306e9ZW
  • Boynton Beach, Florida: The City approved a $600,000 lawsuit settlement with Byron Harris, who was kicked and beaten during his arrest. The criminal case against Harris is still pending for severely injuring an officer while trying to flee. City officials said part of the reason for settling the case was to protect taxpayers: the City’s insurance policy would cover a pretrial settlement, but not a judgment against the City after a trial. ow.ly/CzW9306ebc8
  • New York, New York: Two officers were suspended after one of them accidentally discharged a round from his personal firearm in a car and they both fled the scene. The non-firing officer was suspended for failing to report the incident. ow.ly/fmip306en1A
  • Update: St. Anthony, Minnesota (First reported 07-07-16): An officer was charged with second-degree manslaughter for the shooting death of Philando Castile. http://strib.mn/2fxq2dq
  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was arrested for malfeasance in office and violation of protective order. ow.ly/8Q4K306enC0
  • Update: Chicago, Illinois (First reported 12-19-14): An officer began his trial for the off-duty and intoxicated shooting at a volunteer firefighter. ow.ly/jLOH306eop2
  • Robertson County, Tennessee: A deputy was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/Icje306ep5p
  • Lorain, Ohio: An officer was suspended, and the department was sued after an on-duty altercation with the officer’s ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend. ow.ly/8lVD306eqkg
  • Lafayette, Indiana: Two officers were suspended after violating rules. One was given two years’ administrative probation, and subject to drug and alcohol screening. ow.ly/xY4A306eqXa
  • Lowell, Massachusetts: A school resource officer was placed on leave after allegedly assaulting a student. A criminal investigation underway. ow.ly/abNJ306eros

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