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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-12-12

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, July 12, 2012:

  • Update: Fullerton, California: A police officer was charged with the murder of mentally ill homeless man. He left the department, after receiving a letter stating that he would be fired.
  • Springfield, Louisiana: A grand jury indicted Mayor Charles Martin and Police chief James Jones on charges that they conspired to hide the drunken driving citation for a woman who had connections to the Mayor.
  • Lake Placid, NY: A woman is suing the police department after an incident that occurred in a supermarket parking lot. She alleges that an officer “without justification, assaulted and battered (her) with excessive and unreasonable force.”
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: A police officer resigned after being accused of stealing an iPhone from a wrecked car. He is free on a $10,000 bond.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A police inspector is being investigated over cover-up of a scuffle between cops. Internal Affairs detectives are investigating whether or not a 25-year veteran, who used to work in internal affairs, improperly quashed an arrest to appease a friend.
  • Langlade County, Wisconsin: The 32-page complaint filed against a former deputy detailed a pattern of inappropriate behavior toward young girls, including explicit photos and even physical contact. The deputy was incarcerated after being cited on 22 charges linked to his sexual misbehavior with teens. “I’m 100% guilty” said the deputy.
  • Williamston, North Carolina: After being pinned in his truck because of an accident, a deputy was charged with a DWI. He is now on administrative leave pending the investigation.
  • North Charleston, South Carolina: A police sergeant was shot, and he blamed it on a scuffle with a suspect. He was fired when the investigation found he was lying, and that the shooting was actually self-inflicted.
  • Iva, South Carolina: A police officer who allegedly assaulted a teen has several career incidents in which “use of force was questionable.”
  • Thetford, Vermont: The officer that tased a man who subsequently died has been returned to active duty. The investigation is still underway, and the autopsy has not yet confirmed the man’s cause of death.

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