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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Reap 02-20-13

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, February 20, 2013:

  • Washington Park, Illinois: Court documents show a police officer was accused of violating a woman’s civil rights by allegedly arresting her with no justification, then shooting her twice with a taser while she was handcuffed and sitting in the back of a police car.
  • Update: Oxford, Mississippi: Court records show an ex-state trooper will plead guilty to a federal charge. He has been accused of stomping a woman in the county jail, while he was on the job.
  • Washington, DC: An officer with nearly 2 decades on the force has been convicted of stealing her brother’s identity and taking out thousands of dollars of loans in his name. She faces up to 150 years in prison if given the maximum time.
  • New York, New York: A sergeant with fifteen years on the force has been arrested and charged in connection with having child pornography on his computer. He has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal proceeding brought against him.
  • Greenville, North Carolina: Two deputies have been suspended after an altercation with a former highway patrol trooper.
  • Mount Horeb, Wisconsin: A police officer was arrested on a tentative charge of sexual assault on a child. He is accused of repeated assault on the 14-year-old.
  • St. Petersburg, Florida: A couple is suing after two police officers confronted them while they were in their home. The officers suspected they were burglars, when the couple was actually legally renting. The couple says that the officers used unnecessary excessive force.
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island: An officer has been charged with one count of domestic simple assault and three counts of domestic disorderly conduct. He was ordered to stay away from the alleged victim.
  • Decatur, Illinois: A narcotics detective was arrested on charges of official misconduct and theft of more than $500 for stealing money related to his work and creating false documents to cover up the thefts.
  • Update: Lebanon, Pennsylvania: A city police officer was placed on accelerated rehabilitative disposition. He was fined $600 and given 12 months probation for driving under the influence.

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