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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-24-12

Here are the 25 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, February 24,2012:

  • Hamilton MA police sgt critically injured a Beverly MA cop when he shot him several times then he fatally shot self as police closed in on him. [0]
  • Hamilton ON cop with history of excessive force cases is being investigated for fatally shooting a man who was driving a van. [0]
  • Oakland CA pays $43k to settle a lawsuit by a man claiming cops beat him w/batons & maced him on a false stand-alone resisting charge [0]
  • Aransas Pass TX police are being sued by the family of a man still in a coma after cops allegedly beat him. The police say he fell when they stopped him for riding a bicycle while intoxicated. [3]
  • Noth Chicago IL cop suspended for unspecified period of time as discipline for hitting a man in custody on video [2]
  • Powder Springs GA cop gets reprimand for tasering man pulled over for a malfuncitoning license light on video [0]
  • RCMP officer faces assault w/bodily harm charges after accused of excessive force on a detainee in April 2011 [2]
  • RCMP officer convicted of assaulting & forcibly confining a teen while investigating a noise complaint [0]
  • Harris Co TX deputy was fired and indicted on improper sexual activity with a person in custody charge [0]
  • New York NY cop investigated for alleged sexual assault while he & 3 others were allegedly drinking on duty [1]
  • Clive IA police lieutenant charged w/assault with intent to commit sexual abuse after investigation into complaint [1]
  • New Hanover Co NC deputy charged with 15 felony counts of allegedly sexually assaulting & abusing his 2 children [0] (Report removed after updated information revealed he wasn’t an officer at the time of the alleged incidents. We restrict tracking to incidents that occur when an officer is currently employed as a certified or sworn officer.)
  • Marion Co IN deputy fired after child protection services finds his children living in filth when 1 found wandering [0]
  • New York NY cop sued for detaining woman & having her drugged, straightjacketed & hospitalized for being tipsy [3]
  • Waterloo ON police detain man in cuffs at school & strip search him after daughter draws pic of him holding toy gun [0]
  • Worcester MA police sued by man alleging he was held 73 days on false charges contradicted by video [3]
  • 4 Patton Village TX cops indicted along w/3 cops from other agencies & other officials on corruption charges [0]
  • East St Louis IL police officer faces theft charges after caught stealing Rolex in federal sting operation [0]
  • Lawrence KY cop fired and another still suspended for allegedly fixing tickets in exchange for sports tickets [0]
  • 104 Minnesota police officers in 18 agencies under investigation as ex-cop sues them for accessing her driver info just to look at her picture. [0]
  • 2 Bunnell FL cops, husband & wife, get probation in plea deals for theft and drug possession charges [0]
  • Somerset Borough PA cop arrested for allegedly taking bribe in exchange for not filing charges against suspect [0]
  • Pinal Co AZ sheriff’s dept under federal investigation for alleged illegal political activity by employees [0]
  • Alice TX cop & clerk on leave while investigated for treating traffic citation in an unspecified “irregular manner” [2]
  • New York NY cop faces disciplinary action after photgraphed sleeping on train while armed and in uniform [0]

That’s it for today, stay safe out there!

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