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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 01-17-13

Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, January 17, 2013:

  • Blakely, Georgia: A former state trooper has been indicted for stealing marijuana from the evidence locker, and then giving it to teenage girls. He is charged with theft by a government employee, distribution of marijuana, and violation of oath of office.
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee: A lawsuit seeking $50 million in damages names two officers, the city, and Erlanger Health Systems after an inmate sustained a compound fracture and other injuries from a beating from officers.
  • Peekskill, New York: After a 4-year investigation into organized crime’s influence on the carting industry in, a 20-year-veteran is facing two extortion charges. He, and two others, is accused of forcing a trash hauler to turn over his business to them. All in all 32 people were indicted on federal charges.
  • Boston, Massachusetts: A veteran police officer, who has been suspended in the past for a domestic altercation, pleaded not guilty to charges of raping and indecently assaulting a woman, officials said.
  • Margate, Florida: A rookie police officer has been fired for carrying guns while “extremely intoxicated” at a Fort Lauderdale nightclub. He was carrying two loaded firearms, and one of them was his police weapon. He also had three additional magazines with rounds, and a pocket knife.
  • Chatham Borough, New Jersey: A police detective has been charged with drunken driving after he drove his vehicle off the road, crashed through a concrete wall, and came to rest on top of a large rock.
  • Kentwood, Louisiana: A police chief was arrested and booked with malfeasance of officer and obstruction of justice after there was an investigation into missing evidence. Investigators concluded that he had intentionally tampered with the evidence.

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