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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-10-12

Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday July 10, 2012:

  • Princess Anne, Maryland: A high-speed chase that began over a seat belt infraction ended with a state trooper seriously injured, a burned up police car, and a man dead.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A police officer has been arrested and charged with theft. She was accused of stealing from a woman who was in custody of the police department. The officer has been placed on suspension for 30 days before plans of her dismissal.
  • Anderson County, South Carolina: Shane Thompson, a deputy, was arrested and charged after an investigation. While on duty he “did engage in numerous drug transactions,” according to the warrant. It also said he “provided law enforcement sensitive information to individual(s) not authorized to receive the information.”
  • Springfield, Ohio: Police said they arrested a sheriff’s deputy; he was charged with using weapons while intoxicated. The deputy was armed with a gun and had ammunition and a magazine. He also had pepper spray.  
  • Marion, Iowa: A motorcyclist died after a high-speed chase. It was at least the third chase in four days involving a motorcycle in the area. All of the chases have ended in crashes.
  • Asheville, North Carolina: A sheriff’s deputy was charged with driving while impaired. He also ran a red light during the incident. He subsequently resigned.
  • Carter County, Missouri: Former sheriff, Tommy Adams, and his former chief deputy admitted they stole firearms seized as evidence and sold them. Adams was also accused of distributing meth and cocaine, and snorting meth in front of a confidential informant.
  • Clermont, Florida: Three off-duty police officers deliberately pranked an on-duty officer, by driving past her at 90+ miles per hour, causing her to pursue them. The driver said “he was just having fun.” Two of the officers have since been fired.

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