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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 01-12-13 to 01-14-13

Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Satruday, January 12 to Monday, January 14, 2013:

  • Franklin County, Virginia: The sheriff’s deputy who publicly fatally shot and killed his ex-wife pleaded no contest to first-degree murder. He arrived at the scene in the in a police cruiser, and prosecutors say the shooting was captured on the dashboard camera.
  • Update: Chicago, Illinois: An officer was sentenced to 19 years in prison for stealing drugs, cash and guns for the Latin Kings street gang – often, while on duty.
  • Los Angeles, California: A Los Angeles County Captain will resign amid allegations by a deputy who says she was a victim of sexual misconduct. He denies the allegations.
  • Mayflower, Arkansas: The former police chief can no longer be a law enforcement officer in Arkansas, and he faces a charge of tampering with public records.
  • Seattle, Washington: An officer in under investigation for alleged excessive force. A video shows he made threatening moves to a handcuffed man.
  • Jennings, Louisiana: The former police chief is under arrest, and has been accused of stealing items from the department’s evidence room. He is now facing charges of theft, malfeasance in office, obstruction of justice, and injuring public records.
  • Harrison County, Missouri: A Sheriff’s Department deputy was arrested on charges of aggravated assault after being accused of choking his wife. He was dressed in his uniform and duty belt at the time of the assault and pointed his service weapon at her before leaving the scene of the assault, according to the release.
  • Murray County, Oklahoma: A sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty to charges of deprivation of rights for using unreasonable force and violating the civil rights of an individual who was being booked into jail.
  • Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana: A sheriff’s deputy was arrested and fired. He has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman he arrested. The Police Crime Lab conducted tests and determined that the officer’s DNA was recovered from the victim.
  • Jefferson County, West Virginia: The sheriff was charged with violating suspect’s civil rights, and has since resigned. The sheriff is accused of kicking and stomping on a suspect after a police chase, and falsifying records during the subsequent investigation.
  • Camden County, New Jersey: A judge has sentenced a former police officer for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run crash. She hit a man with her car, and didn’t report it until 14 hours later. The victim suffered serious injuries, and had to re-learn how to walk.

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