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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 01-15-13

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, January 15, 2013:

  • Saratoga Springs, New York: A man who was injured outside a sports pub by an off-duty officer plans to sue him and the city. The officer has resigned his position and the misdemeanor assault charge against him will be dismissed in six months if he complies with City Court conditions.
  • Update: Orlando, Florida: A police officer who has been accused of raping a woman while on duty formally entered a not-guilty plea.
  • Lewiston, Idaho: A sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to felony sexual battery for a sexual relationship he had with a 16-year-old girl. He was put on paid administrative leave when the charges were filed.
  • Harris County, Texas: A now-fired sheriff’s deputy faces federal charges for allegedly aiding in the delivery of the drug ecstasy. “Every single one of the employees at the HCSO is expected to obey the law and play by the rules. If an employee becomes involved in criminal behavior then they should know that we will do everything in our power to make sure we find them the jail cell they deserve,” said the Sheriff.
  • Henderson, Nevada: A police sergeant was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.
  • Chester County, Pennsylvania: An officer has been accused of slapping his wife and beginning to strangle her before she broke free and hid. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and related charges.
  • Jacksonville, North Carolina: A deputy resigned after state prosecutors pressed charges. Deputies say he was “doctor shopping,” which means he was going around to different doctors getting prescriptions he didn’t need.
  • Wheeler, Wisconsin: A former police chief will spend 14 years in prison for committing numerous sex-related crimes. He was charged with 16 felony counts, half of which were the sexual assaults of children by those who work with youngsters. His other charges included child enticement, and exposing children to harmful materials.
  • Washington, DC: An officer involved in paternity dispute with his mistress shot her dead, and left their infant child to die in a hot car. He is being tried on two counts of first-degree murder along with child abuse and firearms charges.
  • Burlington, Vermont: A state trooper took responsibility for stealing more that $200,000 from taxpayers over the past six years.

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