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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05-24-12

Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 24, 2012:

  • One of the Fullerton, California police officers charged in the death of homeless man, Kelly Thomas, has been fired.  The officer allegedly punched Thomas in the ribs and tackled him to the ground while the other officer tasered him multiple times  Previous coverage here
  • A Philadelphia police officer is charged with assault after using a stun gun on an underage suspect.  The officer allegedly used the stun gun on the handcuffed teen who was already in custody and handcuffed inside a holding cell.  He then laughed about the encounter with a fellow officer
  • Two  San Bernardino, California off-duty sheriffs deputies, in separate vehicles, drive drunk, crash, and cause injuries. One was in court today and was sentenced to 180 days in jail
  • A Pennsylvania State Trooper involved in a fatal crash is suspected of a DUI. The state trooper allegedly failed a sobriety test after the accident
  • A New Orleans police sergeant kept quiet about a post-Katrina shooting.  The officer, who is married to a police lieutenant, was promoted shortly after the shooting to the Public Integrity Bureau, which investigates police misconduct
  •  A Philadelphia officer was charged with stealing from a toy store. The officer was arrested for allegedly engaging in an ongoing conspiracy to steal from a local toy store
  • Tucson, Arizona officer is facing termination over a DUI. The officer was arrested for drunken driving while on duty
  • A Pennsylvania police officer was charged with trespassing and criminal mischief after allegedly breaking into his neighbor’s house to do laundry

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