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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 01-10-13

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, January 10, 2013:

  • Winston Salem, North Carolina: A police officer was arrested and charged a second time with assaulting his girlfriend. He has been accused of pushing and threatening to kill her.
  • Depew, Oklahoma: A police officer is in jail on complaints of first-degree burglary and assault with intent to commit a felony.
  • Collierville, Tennessee: A police officer has been suspended without pay after he was charged with domestic violence in connection with an argument at his home. His wife sustained bruises on her body from the incident.
  • Update: Snohomish County, Washington: A sheriff’s deputy was fired in connection with a pending criminal case against him. He was charged with second-degree burglary, third degree theft, and third degree malicious mischief.
  • King County, Washington: The County agreed to pay $75,000 to a man who alleged that a deputy used excessive force during an incident. The man suffered a broken nose during the confrontation.
  • Denver, Colorado: An off-duty patrol officer allegedly caused a rollover crash, and was subsequently charged with drunken driving. The officer is still on the job, but not on the streets, while the incident is investigated.
  • Springfield, Massachusetts: An officer was charged with criminal mischief, breach of peace, threatening and reckless endangerment after she allegedly attacked an acquaintance’s car.
  • Las Vegas, Nevada: An officer fatally shot a family pit bull. The owner says that police never knocked on the door to tell his family they would be opening the gate and entering the backyard. “We’re on our property. Our dog should be free to roam wherever he wants in the backyard,” he said.
  • Washington, DC: An officer was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl while he was a church choir director. He was charged with first-degree child sexual abuse.
  • Marine City, Michigan: A high school student is still in recovery after a police officer hit him in a head-on collision. The officer’s Blood Alcohol Content was twice the legal limit. “There were witnesses that were behind the driver – they had been on the phone with 911. They had been following him. He was all over the road,” said the teen’s father.

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