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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 01-11-13

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, January 11, 2013:

  • Update: Creve Coeur, Missouri: An officer has left his job in the wake of his arrest for allegedly beating, choking and kicking two high school students while off-duty.
  • Corona, California: An officer has been accused of failing to tell her supervisors about the allegations that a 13-year-old boy was being physically and mentally abused by a pastor and two other men.
  • Update: Honolulu, Hawaii: An officer has been sentenced to 4 months in jail for lying to FBI agents about revealing the name and identity of an undercover police officer, the description of an undercover police vehicle, and information and techniques for identifying and eluding police surveillance.
  • Portland, Oregon: A couple has filed a lawsuit against the Portland Police Bureau, saying five officers unlawfully entered their apartment while they were sleeping, tased the man, and forced the woman to stand in her underwear during a search. Police went onto the couple’s balcony and shined lights into the apartment, where the couple was sleeping. After an hour on scene, police decided to enter the apartment through an unlocked front door. “The police said they could enter the home to investigate a possible emergency, not a crime. The heart of this lawsuit is after the police found the couple in bed, they knew that there was no emergency. They should have left the home Instead they turned it into a confrontation and escalated the violence until they had total control.”
  • Update: Salt Lake City, Utah: A trooper who was handing out false DUIs has been fired. There is a lawsuit pending against her as well.
  • Boulder, Colorado: An officer who has been suspended over his role in the killing and disposal of an elk called in sick the night of the shooting and operates a website advertising taxidermy. He, and one other officer, is now a part of a criminal investigation. The other officer shot the elk while on duty.
  • Washington, DC: An officer is now on probation. He has already served 14 months in jail for shooting at a car full of transgender prostitutes who refused to pick him up.
  • Battle Creek, Michigan: An officer will face only one misdemeanor charge after allegedly driving drunk and speeding when his car slammed into mailboxes and signs. Officers on the scene did not draw blood or have the officer perform field sobriety tests, which made it more difficult to charge him with being “super drunk,” which carries more severe penalties.
  • Washington, DC: A woman filed a $6 million civil lawsuit against a D.C. police officer and the D.C. government. Her lawyer filed the suit claiming an officer raped her on several occasions.

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