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National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-21-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, February 21, 2017:

  • Detroit, Michigan: An officer was charged with “super drunk” driving—that is, driving with a BAC more than twice the legal limit—for an off-duty incident in Monroe County.  ow.ly/YGjJ309cSf3
  • South Carthage, Tennessee: An officer was recorded making unwanted sexual advances on a clerk while he was on duty. He was suspended two weeks and has resumed regular duties.  ow.ly/nyrI309cXVR
  • Deschutes County, Oregon: A deputy was charged with harassment for an off-duty altercation with a woman after a fender bender. ow.ly/hxlC309cZCX
  • Update: Yellowstone County, Montana (First reported 02-05-16): Two now-former deputies were denied qualified immunity in a lawsuit for fatally shooting Loren Simpson. They were terminated but were not criminally charged for the incident. ow.ly/Lj1X309d04z
  • Nevada Transportation Authority: A supervisor was charged for drunk driving and purchasing heroin for himself and his mother. ow.ly/jl1Y309d1CH
  • Ascension Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was fired and arrested for domestic assault for an off-duty incident with his ex-girlfriend.  ow.ly/lYah309d2wp
  • Update: Grand Rapids, Michigan (First reported 01-30-17): One of the three officers investigated for aiding a prosecutor who was caught driving the wrong way while under the influence was suspended for 30 days after an administrative hearing. He and his colleagues were indefinitely suspended with a recommendation to be terminated. The remaining officers’ administrative cases are pending. ow.ly/MKcT309d4yl
  • Update: Prince George’s County, Maryland (First reported 01-19-17): An officer was given a one-year suspended sentence and three years of probation after his guilty plea to taking upskirt photos of women both while he was on and off duty. ow.ly/I31k309d4Zo
  • Tucson, Arizona: An officer’s certification was retroactively suspended for three weeks. Initially, he was fired for stealing a burrito while on duty but he was reinstated.  ow.ly/LPvn309d63r

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