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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 01-16-13

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, January 15, 2013:

  • Frederick County, Maryland: A family is suing the Maryland State Police after a woman died in her home after a confrontation with a state trooper.
  • Update: Washington, DC: A District Court judge ordered a veteran police officer to remain jailed after a second woman came forward to say he had sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager singing in a church choir he directed. The judge called him a “danger” who targeted adolescent girls. The hearing was for a charge that he repeatedly sexually abused a girl, beginning when she was 11 years old and lasting nearly three years.
  • New Milford, Connecticut: A former police officer who was fired in 2011 following an internal investigation of his conduct in an off-duty case has been allowed to retire and receive related payments from the town. He is said to have attempted to extort money from a teenager, and threatened him. He was sentenced to six months incarceration, suspended, and received a two year conditional discharge.
  • St. Paul, Minnesota: An officer illegally fired a weapon in the back yard of his home, according to charges filed in court. Police “challenged the defendant’s story that the rounds were blank,” the complaint said. The officer then admitted he had fired live rounds from a handgun.
  • Update: Deptford Township, New Jersey: The officer charged with murder has been suspended from the municipal police force without pay. The officer shot a man in the head in his home, and the man died.
  • German Township, Ohio: A police officer will have to surrender his peace officer certification after he took a plea agreement. He was accused of raping a 19-year-old woman. The alleged incident occurred at a party; the victim, who said she had been drinking, said she was being assisted by two juveniles when the officer took her upstairs and sexually assaulted her, according to the initial report.
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: The officer accused of selling and giving away guns he had seized from criminals was found guilty of theft and misconduct in office. He was ordered directly to jail after a jury reached guilty verdicts on all counts against him in less than two hours of deliberation.
  • Update: Edmonds, Washington: An officer, who is facing criminal prosecution for allegedly having sex with a woman he detained, resigned upon learning he could be fired for the incident.
  • Abbeville County,  South Carolina: A sheriff who was under scrutiny because of a sex tape was indicted by the State Grand Jury after being accused of taking kickbacks.

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