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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-07-12 to 07-09-12

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for July 7 – July 9, 2012:

  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: Almost three weeks have passed since the fatal shooting of a man, Chester Crestwell, and Metro Transit Authorities are still refusing to release the name of the Metro officer who shot him. Authorities are investigating whether Crestwell was involved in an attempted abduction.
  • Queens, New York: An off-duty police officer crashed his car while driving intoxicated. He has been suspended without pay.
  • Los Angeles, California: Sheriff’s Captain Daniel Cruz, who ran the Men’s County Jail, openly joked about hitting inmates, and encouraged misconduct in the jail. Michael Bornman, a department captain, told of a culture of brutality in his testimony against Cruz.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The District Attorney’s office filed charged, including voluntary manslaughter, against two former police officers. A man was shot and killed in 2008, by one of the officers, allegedly over a pizza.
  • Roswell, New Mexico: A Roswell police officer has been accused of an aggravated DUI after crashing into a parked car. The officer has since been placed on leave.
  • Milan, Tennessee:  Police Officer Adam Scott Martin was arrested and charged with sexual battery by an authority figure against a 19-year-old girl. He was accused of fondling her, and has been suspended without pay.
  • Spokane, Washington: The autopsy of a 23-year-old who was shot by a police officer shows that his death was caused by a bullet that entered his neck and traveled directly down his spine. That trajectory is consistent with him lying on the ground when he was shot. His family is now suing, alleging “excessive force, deadly force, and/or inadequate training.”
  • Red Lodge, Missouri: A motorcyclist who claims an officer “physically and emotionally brutalized” him is suing the city of Red Lodge. The lawsuit also alleges that the officer’s conduct was “sanctioned and promoted by” the city and the police department.
  • New York, New York: A couple was arrested, and put in jail, for dancing on a subway platform. They were in jail for 23 hours before they were released without charge. The couple is now suing the city.
  • Update: Dallas, Texas: Police Officer Kelly Schumpert has been fired for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

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