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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-28-13

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, February 28, 13:

  • Somerset, Massachusetts: The police officer who is facing felony drug charges after allegedly convincing an elderly man to hand over expired prescription drugs resigned from the police force.
  • Atlanta, Georgia: A former state trooper who was accused of causing a crash that killed a woman and injured three others has been indicted by a grand jury. He has been charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving, and violating his oath as a public officer.
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts: A police officer is accused by authorities of raping a teenage girl. He is now facing charges of committing sexual battery on a juvenile between the ages of 12 and 18 and giving alcohol to an underage person. He has been jailed with no bail set.
  • Sophia, West Virginia: An officer was arrested after he left a restaurant without paying. He was found guilty of defrauding an innkeeper and terminated.
  • Monterey Park, California: Parents of a student who was shot and killed by police officers have filed a lawsuit against the city. They accuse the city of civil rights violations, denying due process, battery, wrongful death, and infliction of emotional distress.
  • Eagle Pass, Texas: An officer pleaded guilty to possessing a stolen firearm. He faces up to 10 years in prison after admitting that he tried to sell an M1 carbine that he knew was stolen.
  • Wilmington, Delaware: Police say an officer has been arrested for having two wives. He has been charged with bigamy and related charges, and has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.
  • Dallas, Texas: A police officer has confessed to filing a fraudulent tax return, according to federal documents. He resigned from the force, and agreed to plead guilty to one count of willful presentation of a false of fraudulent tax return.
  • Durham, North Carolina: An internal investigation has found that a former police officer accused of beating a woman during an arrest at a party used excessive force. A news release said the department had “taken, and continues to take, any allegations of misconduct seriously, and works deliberately to ensure that all complaints are thoroughly investigated, and appropriate action is taken when needed.”

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