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National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-13-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, February 13, 2017:

  • Update: Marion County, Florida (First reported 01-27-16): A now-former deputy was acquitted of state battery charge for actions during a 2014 arrest that was caught on video. He was acquitted of federal civil rights charges for the same incident last year. Four other now-former deputies pled guilty to charges and testified against him. ow.ly/EMah308WomY
  • North Charleston, South Carolina: A deputy who was fired for excessive force was charged with third-degree assault and battery for an on-duty incident. This is the same community that is preparing for the retrial of its former officer Michael Slager for fatally shooting Walter Scott in the back. In both cases, the officer was white and the citizen was black. ow.ly/2Tw6308Wp3z
  • Florence County, South Carolina: A deputy who served as a school resource officer was charged with sexual battery of a student. ow.ly/CvjT308WpGP
  • Orlando, Florida: An officer was fired for lying on an official police report.  ow.ly/ftfg308X50d
  • Macon County, Tennessee: A deputy was charged with stealing a bale of tobacco. He was off duty at the time of the incident and is no longer with the department. ow.ly/tBHt308X5GY
  • Newark, New Jersey: An officer was charged with false swearing and making false statements. He was previously suspended for actions during the arrest of a 14-year-old boy. (See report of 02-05-16) ow.ly/oiEV308X6d8
  • Wichita, Kansas: An officer was jailed on rape charges for an incident while he was off duty. ow.ly/FR24308XBq9
  • New York, New York: An officer was cited in a lawsuit by a disabled man who alleges he was sexually assaulted by the officer under color of law in a bodega. ow.ly/TUz9308XYFV

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