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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-09-13 to 02-11-13

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, February 09 to Monday, February 11, 2013:

  • Auburn, Washington: A police officer is under investigation for allegedly groping a pregnant, handcuffed woman. Another police department is now conducting a criminal investigation.
  • Orlando, Florida: A veteran officer, who was jailed twice last year on allegations of domestic violence, has been fired. He violated two department policies.
  • Springdale, Pennsylvania: A police officer is facing federal charges after he allegedly punched and used a taser on a man who was in handcuffs.
  • Nashville, Tennessee: A police officer was decommissioned after an investigation into his use of force during the arrest of a woman suspected of driving under the influence. He had been an officer for 23 years at the time of the incident.
  • Orange County, California: A sheriff’s deputy was arrested and charged with accepting bribes, including some connected to businesses, from a murderer inmate. He faces a maximum sentence of four years and eight months in state prison if he is convicted on all counts.
  • Los Angeles, California: A mother and daughter who were mistakenly shot by police hunting for a rampage suspect had no warning before bullets started whizzing through their newspaper-delivery truck, their lawyer said. “They still have to give the guy an opportunity to surrender. You can’t just execute him,” the lawyer said. The LAPD had no comment.
  • Yardville, New Jersey: A corrections officer who helped smuggle contraband into a prisoner is now in prison for 30 months.
  • Update: Pasadena, California: A detective will be placed on administrative leave after a judge declared a mistrial in a homicide case because of the detective’s mishandling of evidence.
  • East Chicago, Illinois: An 18-year veteran was indicted on 12 fraud charges relating to an alleged ghost payrolling scheme, federal court records state. “It is never good to see a police officer’s name on a federal indictment,” said the police chief.

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