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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 01-08-13

Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, January 8, 2013:

  • Seneca County, Ohio: An officer was arrested, fired, and sentenced to 6 months in prison for stealing from the village while he was in office.
  • Vineland, New Jersey: An officer admitted to siphoning $40,000.50 from his union while serving as the treasurer, and then the president, of the organization.
  • Grand Junction, Colorado: The Colorado State Patrol has agreed to pay $1 million to the family of a man shot by officers in his home. The ACLU director stated that not only did the troopers violate the man’s Constitutional rights when they kicked open his door, shot and killed him, but that the supervisors at Colorado State Patrol were responsible for “recklessly deficient training that was the ultimate cause of this needless and preventable death.”
  • Hampton County, South Carolina: A deputy was accused of sexually abusing a child while working as a school resource officer. He has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and misconduct in office.
  • Update: Irving, Texas: The Department of Public Safety has suspended a second trooper in connection to the highly publicized roadside body cavity search of two women.
  • Newton, Massachusetts: Three officers were caught egging the house of a police sergeant, who is their superior officer.
  • San Antonio, Texas: A police officer has been arrested after federal officials accused him of blackmailing a person with drug possession charges to obtain a $500 payoff.

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