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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-21-13

Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, February 21, 2013:

  • Memphis, Tennessee: A police officer who was involved in a car crash that killed two people has been fired.
  • Nassau County, New York: A jury has convicted the former deputy police commissioner on two counts of official misconduct and one count of conspiracy. The conviction was in connection with his role in preventing the arrest of a teenager whose father was a personal friend and financial benefactor of the police.
  • Greenville, North Carolina: A police officer was placed on administrative leave after his arrest for drunk driving. “None of us are above the law and we hold each other accountable for our actions,” said the police chief in a statement.
  • Lea County, New Mexico: A jury has found a now-former deputy guilty; he was arrested following the investigation of a claim that he sexually assaulted a 9-year old girl, and her 16-year-old sister. He faces a prison sentence of 18 years and a lifetime of parole and sex offender registration requirements. A second, separate trial involving the allegations of the 16-year-old girl is still pending.
  • Update: Melbourne, Florida: A former police officer who was fired for having sex with a prostitute while on the job took a plea deal. He will get 6 months probation and treatment for sex addiction.
  • Lubbock, Texas: The parents of a man fatally shot filed suit for wrongful death, seeking $1 million and access to investigative records. The police say they shot his son in defense of another person.
  • Dekalb County, Georgia: An indictment in federal court states that officers worked together to protect drug dealers during cocaine transactions. In return for their protection, the men were given thousands of dollars in payouts. They were arrested after a year-long investigation.

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