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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 03-23-12

Here are the 17 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, March 23, 2012:

  • Huntington Beach CA sued alleging cops entered home w/o warrant, groped a woman while searching under her skirt, then used excessive force while falsely arresting two people. [3]
  • Henry Co GA deputy sued alleging he leg-swept 11yr-old special needs student then falsely charged her w/cop assault [4]
  • New York NY 1 of 2 police detectives in Sean Bell shooting case fired after internal administrative trial [0]
  • East Alton IL cop pleads to bragging he would make cuffed man piss blood before repeatedly kidney punching him [0]
  • 3 Oklahoma City OK cops investigated for repeatedly tasering 53yr-old then dragging him by feet on video at an airport when he tried to meet Newt Gingrich [0]
  • Henderson NV pays $100k to settle suit w/man tasered 15x when police responded to domestic violence call [0]
  • Albuquerque NM police union criticized for rewarding cops who fatally shoot people with a $500 award [3]
  • Wichita Falls TX cop charged w/3 counts of manslaughter for killing 2 teens & unborn child in cruiser crash [0]
  • RCMP Mountie in BC found guilty of obstruction for covering up his actions in crash that killed motorcyclist [0]
  • Phoenix AZ cop arrested for taking nude pics of woman without her permission as she slept [0]

Thebes IL cop gets probation in plea deal for releasing suspect in exchange for sexual favors [0]

  • Fort Lauderdale FL cop fired for making derogatory tweets about citizens & supervisors while on-duty [0]
  • Lorain OH cop arrested for beating girlfriend in dispute over fast food fined $150 in reduced charge plea deal [0]
  • Campbell Co TN deputies sued alleging cover up for drunk deputy who crashed into couple’s home, injuring woman [4]
  • Richmond VA deputy gets suspended sentence after convicted on felony charge for sex with female inmates [0]
  • Woodville MS police chief ordered to pay $500 on simple assault conviction for smacking probation officer’s butt [0]
  • Pensacola FL cop investigated after causing crash when he ran a red light in police cruiser [1]

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

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