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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 01-04-13

Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, January 4, 2013

  • Sevier County, Utah: A highway patrol trooper was arrested and jailed on allegations he had sexually abused a young female relative over the last 8 years. He is on paid administrative leave, pending the investigation.
  • Los Angeles, California: Two officers are under investigation for allegedly preying on women over a period of five years, luring them into an unmarked car and forcing them to perform sex acts, according to court records. Investigators had planned to confront the officers in a surprise operation, but were forced to accelerate those plans, when one of the women unexpectedly filed a lawsuit against the officers. Fearing the officers might destroy evidence, investigators rushed to sequester the officers and seize their computers and phones, police confirmed.
  • Hurst, Texas: A police officer has been fired after being recorded on video threatening a teenager and using profane language. “You can’t help but be embarrassed — not only for the officers that work in our department, but for anybody in the law enforcement profession,” The Hurst Assistant Chief said. “You just expect when an officer shows up, they’re going to be in charge. You don’t want the foul language, anything that looks like it might be overreaction. You just want to be professional, calm and in control of the scene.”
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg, North Carolina: A police officer was arrested and charged with drunk driving on New Years Eve, troopers said.
  • Hearne, Texas: An officer is on paid leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation into a shooting in which he was involved that left a mentally challenged man dead.
  • Creve Coeur, Missouri: An off-duty officer was arrested in connection with the aggravated battery of two high school students on school property. He allegedly beat them up for harassing his girlfriend’s son, and is now under paid administrative suspension while the investigation continues.
  • Mogadore, Ohio: A police officer was arrested for allegedly point a gun at another officer while drunk.

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