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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-05-13

Here are the 6 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, February 5, 2013:

  • Miami-Dade, Florida: The police department has fired a sergeant and two officers and suspended three others without pay in what is considered one of the worst incidents of delinquency in the department’s history. The accusation include: failing to respond to emergency calls, pretending to be on calls when they weren’t and falsifying police records.
  • Valrico, Florida: A now-former officer  charged with possessing child pornography changed his plea deal to guilty. He retired nine days after federal authorities searched his home and seized a computer, saying they found illegal images of children.
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer has been charged with three counts of robbery and three counts of official misconduct. He is accused of robbing men during traffic stops.
  • Tattnall County, Georgia: A deputy was sentenced to nine years in prison for selling illegal drugs he stole from the evidence room.
  • Cobb County, Georgia: Another deputy was arrested in connection with alleged sexual assault of a female inmate.
  • Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania: An officer has been fired. He allegedly used “unreasonable force” on a suspect in custody and then lied about the incident. The mayor recommended he be fired for “conduct unbecoming a police officer.”

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