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National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-22-17

Here are the 12 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, February 22, 2017:

  • Coloma Township, Michigan: An officer was arrested for allegedly stealing drugs from the scene of an overdose.
  • Custer County, Colorado: A now-former deputy and D.A.R.E. officer has been accused of having sex with a then-17-year-old student. He now works for the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office. He has been placed on leave.
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The City is being sued by the state ACLU for racial bias in its Stop and Frisk program.
  • Fremont County, Colorado: A deputy was suspended for evidence tampering in a murder investigation. The alleged murder weapon was found by a new tenant of a private storage facility that had previously been rented to the deputy. The victim’s family alleges a cover-up by the department.
  • Montgomery County, Ohio: A deputy was charged with assaulting his wife and step-daughter. His wife lost three teeth during the incident.
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts: An officer was arrested for OUI after hitting two cars while he was off duty. This is his second OUI offense.
  • Punta Gorda, Florida: An officer was charged with manslaughter for shooting Mary Knowlton, 73, during a gun demonstration.
  • Clayton County, Georgia: An officer was arrested for family violence. His wife alleges multiple incidents of abuse.
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Two officers are being investigated for DUI and one of them is accused of working a shift while intoxicated. Four Milwaukee officers have been accused of DUI so far in 2017.
  • Pasadena, California: An officer was placed on leave after the ATF searched his home.
  • Nashville, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for theft. He allegedly stole a bottle of Jack Daniel’s from a driver after a DUI crash.
  • Update: Benton County, Arkansas (First reported 02-26-16): A now-former deputy is facing additional charges of sexual assault against a teen during a traffic stop. He had previously been charged with child pornography possession and sexual assault for incidents with the teen off duty.

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