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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 01-25-14 to 01-27-14

Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, January 25 to Monday, January 27, 2014:

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: A police officer was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after being involved in an off-duty, two-vehicle crash in icy conditions.
  • Update: Denver, Colorado (Previously Reported 06-05-13): A now-former sheriff’s deputy who helped an inmate escape from jail was sentenced to six years in prison. He had already pled guilty to attempting to influence a public servant.
  • Greenacres, Florida: A police officer has been accused of having sex with women without telling them he was infected with HIV. He faces two counts of criminal transmission of HIV, a first-degree felony.
  • Glendale, Colorado: A police officer was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to drug trafficking, making false statements, and unauthorized access of law enforcement databases. The officer used his position with the police department to request dispatchers to run license plates through the Colorado Crime Information Center and the national Crime Information Center, facilitating the drug trafficking.
  • Marion County, Indiana: A sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on a felony charge of exploitation of an adult dependent. He was placed on administrative leave.
  • Update: East Haven, Connecticut (Previously reported 10-22-13): A now-former police officer was ordered to spend five years in prison for violating the civil rights of Latinos. He was among four officers convicted in the case, and the third to be sentenced.
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa: The sister of a man who died in police custody has filed a lawsuit against the city and the police officer who arrested him. The county attorney declined to prosecute the officer after concluding that the officer did not use excessive force during the arrest.
  • Update: Normangee, Texas (Previously reported 09-18-13):A now-former police chief has pleaded guilty to abusing access to a crime database at the request of a drug trafficking suspect.
  • Winona Lake, Illinois: A man has brought a lawsuit against the town, the police department, and the police chief for alleged violations of his civil rights.
  • Louisville, Kentucky: A police officer has been accused of rushing though the town and running four red lights, while he was drunk driving.
  • Washington, DC: The recently-troubled Police Department is facing three lawsuits, claiming wrongful death, excessive force and racial profiling by officers.
  • Mobile, Alabama: A police officer has been fired after an internal investigation revealed he exchanged “sexual favors in return for not turning in citations” at adult entertainment establishments.
  • Pomona, California: A jury has awarded a Los Angeles police officer $260,000 after finding Pomona police used excessive force on the young officer and unlawfully arrested him.
  • Franklin, Tennessee: A police officer was suspended for five-days after an internal investigation into an alcohol-related incident; the officer was found drunk in a parked car. He will no longer allowed to teach DUI courses at the state police academy.

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