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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-22-13

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, March 22, 2013:

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A police officer is scheduled to appear in court on a charge that he assaulted his girlfriend.
  • Oxnard, California: A federal lawsuit has been filed against the police department regarding an overdosing man who died of asphyxia after police restrained him. The complaint contains allegations of excessive force.
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: A woman raped by a police officer who responded to her 911 call has filed a civil suit against the former officer. The woman testified that he raped her, and then afterwards she was arrested. She told numerous officers at the station what had happened, but they did not believe her. She was taken to a hospital, where a nurse found physical evidence that she had been sexually assaulted and strangled.
  • Baltimore, Maryland: An innocent man imprisoned for seven months by police on the basis of his reputed nickname will be awarded $150,000 to settle his lawsuit. The man charged four police officers with acting “with deliberate and/or reckless disregard for the truth” while conducting an investigation.
  • Atlanta, Georgia: A police officer has been accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a 15-year-old girl. He is on administrative duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A federal indictment appears imminent against an ousted police chief. As many as six charges are being considered against him. The police bureau’s Office of Personnel and Finance manager testified that he ordered her to divert public money into a secret account.
  • Update: Tupelo, Mississippi (First reported 02-20-13): Federal investigators are now looking at the supervisors of a former trooper who admitted slamming a woman to the floor and stamping on her in the jail.
  • San Diego, California: Four officers have been assigned to desk duty while the department investigates their involvement in the possible cover-up of the suspected DUI crash of their fellow officer.
  • Anne Arundel County, Maryland: An officer has been suspended in connection with a camera placed inside a boy’s bathroom at a high school. The officer has not been charged, and has been placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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