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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-12-13

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, February 12, 2013:

  • Atlanta, Georgia: Ten current and former law enforcement officers across several metro Atlanta agencies have been charged in an undercover police corruption investigation. Federal agents made most of the arrests. The officers are accused of taking thousands of dollars in payoffs to drug dealers.
  • Irvington, New Jersey: An officer was found guilty of kidnapping, aggravated assault, hindering apprehension, and official misconduct. He was sent to jail to await sentencing.
  • Jackson, Mississippi: Bond was denied for a police officer who was charged with capital murder in connection with the death of his one-year-old daughter. An autopsy confirmed that she died of internal hemorrhage after suffering blunt-force trauma to the abdomen.
  • Rushville, Indiana: A police officer has been arrested after state police say he had an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl. According to court documents, he sent the 15-year-old girl messages on Facebook and via text.
  • Update: Boulder, Colorado: A police officer accused of stalking and plotting to kill a fellow officer pleaded guilty in a county courthouse. He faces one to three years in prison and remains free on a $500,000 bond.
  • Maplewood, Minnesota: A police officer is scheduled to appear in court on allegations he provided alcohol to juvenile girls at his home. He has been reinstated to active duty, but will not interact with the public until the incident is resolved.
  • Douglas County, Colorado: A sheriff’s deputy has been fired after being tied to a child sex exploitation investigation. Investigators received information about inappropriate text messages involving a juvenile, and determined a deputy was alleged to be involved.
  • Plattsburgh, New York: A state trooper charged with raping two women has been charged with attacking a third woman.
  • Bonita Springs, Florida: A man is suing the sheriff and a deputy, alleging excessive force, and that his civil rights were violated, when he was arrested after questioning why his 5-year-old son couldn’t bring a lime green toy gun to the county fair.
  • Haines City, Florida: A police officer who was arrested in an investigation of underage prostitution has pleaded guilty and received 10 years in prison. The report says that the man, Paul Aaron, who ran the prostitution ring, exploited runaway girls younger than 18; one of them was forced to have sex with the officer for free so Aaron could receive favors from him in the future.

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