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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-15-13

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, March 15, 2013:

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A police officer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after an accident involving another vehicle.
  • Chicago, Illinois: A woman filed a federal excessive force lawsuit against a police commander who has been sued by civilians numerous times. She claimed that he pushed his fist into her nose until she bled at a police station after she was arrested after a domestic disturbance.
  • Miami-Dade, Florida: A federal appeals court is allowing a woman to file a false arrest lawsuit against officers who arrested her for being up to no good.
  • St. Paul, Minnesota: A man has alleged in a lawsuit that he was left with a broken jaw and fractured vertebrae after an encounter with two officers. “This was a low-level offense, he was completely complying, he was surrendering, and they used deadly force on him,” said the man’s attorney.
  • Nelsonville, Ohio: A man has alleged that two police officers beat him and delayed taking him to a hospital after he complained of chest pains and fears he was having a heart attack after an unwarranted traffic stop. He has filed a federal lawsuit.
  • Lemay, Missouri: Police are investigating a report that an off-duty officer driving a patrol car struck a gas truck and left the scene.
  • York, Pennsylvania: A pair of federal civil lawsuits claim that police officers beat two suspects in separate incidents and then made false reports to cover up the assaults. Both were partially captured on film.
  • Newport News, Virginia: A police officer has been charged with perjury after authorities said they found “discrepancies” in his testimony during a driving under that influence case.
  • Oswego, Illinois: A police officer is in custody after a standoff. He was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing a police officer and driving while under the influence of alcohol. He is an 11-year veteran.
  • Chittenango, New York: A police officer was arrested on two felony counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. “It’s an uncomfortable situation when, as a member of law enforcement, you have to investigate one of your own,” the sheriff said, “As law enforcement professionals we take an oath, swearing to support and enforce the law.”

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