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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 01-05-13 to 01-07-13

Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked from Saturday, January 5, to Monday, January 7, 2013:

  • Blackville, South Carolina: A police officer is out of a job after he was arrested for DUI.
  • Sacramento County, California: According to a wrongful-death lawsuit filed in federal court, a jail inmate died a year ago because a sheriff’s deputy and a nurse refused to give him help for constant vomiting of blood over at least 12 hours.
  • Deptford Township, New Jersey: A police officer has been charged in a shooting of a 27-year-old man, in the head, at the officer’s home. He is now on paid leave
  • Memphis, Tennessee: A police officer has been suspended with pay while the department investigates claims that he abused his girlfriend.
  • Jackson, Mississippi: A state trooper has been arrested and charged with statutory rape. He is now on administrative leave without pay.
  • Seattle, Washington: A man has filed a formal complaint against the police, claiming that he was bullied into a beating at the hands of police officers.
  • Vernal, Utah: A resident has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, police officials and two police officers who showed up at his home shortly after his wife died of an illness to count and confiscate her prescription drugs. The man was still by his wife’s side in their bedroom, saying goodbye and crying, while waiting for a mortician and hospice workers. When they arrived, two police officers showed up at the home at the same time, and made him to help them with the prescription drugs.
  • Muscle Shoals, Alabama: The mayor has upheld the termination of an officer who was accused of shooting and killing a dear on federal land, while he was on duty.
  • Camden County, New Jersey: The police chief was charged with harassing a female employee. The interactions included “touching, rubbing, and hugs” that persisted after the employee “indicated this behavior made her uncomfortable,” authorities said.
  • Windsor Locks, Connecticut: The officer whose vehicle hit and killed a 15-year-old boy on a bike was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter.
  • Clark County, Nevada: A jail sergeant was booked on charges of felony child abuse or neglect. He has been suspended without pay.

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