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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-15-13

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, February 15, 2013:

  • New Orleans, Louisiana: Police are denying allegations of police misconduct after a video was released that shows multiple plainclothes officers accosting two teenage boys for no apparent reason. When one of their mothers, who is also a police officer, approached the scene, they let the boys go and all left abruptly.
  • Update: Orlando, Florida: The police officer who was charged with murdering his son has been acquitted by a jury.
  • Sandwich, Massachusetts: An off-duty officer is accused of ramming the rear of a family member’s car several times. He was suspended and placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
  • Memphis, Tennessee: After an Internal Affairs review of a fight, seven police officers have been suspended without pay.
  • Macon, Georgia: Two officers have been arrested and accused of illegally acquiring guns. They have been charged with fiduciary theft and violating their oaths of office. Both men resigned in lieu of termination.
  • Birmingham, Alabama: A police officer was arrested after an altercation with her husband’s ex-wife. She was reassigned to administrative duties after her department learned of the arrest.
  • Portland, Oregon: An officer pleaded guilty to reduced charges and has been sentenced in a harassment case that resulted from an incident. He was accused of breaking into his estranged wife’s apartment and threatening to kill her boyfriend.
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer has been accused of causing a fatal car crash by driving drunk. He faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless homicide, and criminal recklessness.
  • Fort Worth, Texas: A police officer, who was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, when he already had a DWI charge pending, has been fired.
  • Pine Bluff, Arkansas: A police officer has been arrested for felony theft. He faces burglary charges along with felony and misdemeanor counts of theft of property.

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