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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-13-12

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, July 13:

  • Phoenix, Arizona: A high speed chase led to  several homes being put on lock down while the police searched for the man they were chasing – who they thought fled into his nearby home. He is now missing. The chase started because the suspect had  some outstanding traffic violations.  Police say that they don’t believe the suspect is dangerous.
  • New York, New York: A police officer who has been accused of ticket fixing is now also being accused of conspiring with his wife to have one of the main witnesses against him murdered.
  • Washington, DC: A police officer allegedly said he would shoot the first lady, and showed others the gun that he would purportedly use. He is now under investigation, and has been put on paid desk duty.
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer has been found guilty of official misconduct and failure to stop after an accident that resulted in damage. He was involved in a hit and run in his patrol car, and then tried to get it repaired at a civilian body shop.
  • Pasadena, California: A man claims he was kidnapped and beaten by three police officers who were working a homicide case. He alleges he suffered injuries to his ribs, shoulder, lower back, and face as a result.
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer is on trial and is facing charges of aggravated battery and official misconduct. Video shown in the trial depicts him allegedly hitting the teen’s head while several other officers stood by.  
  • Update: Owasso, Oklahoma: The city of Owasso is appealing an arbitrator’s decision to re-instate an officer after he had been fired. The officer was fired originally for police brutality.
  • Waite Hill, Ohio: A former police officer is now on trial for having sexual relations with a 14-yr-old boy. The boy claimed that he was eighteen, and the two met online. The officer resigned two days after he was arrested.
  • Stillwater, Minnesota: The woman who filed a lawsuit against an officer claiming excessive force, has settled the suit. The complaint said that she missed more than a month of work and also underwent surgery.
  • New York, New York: A police officer has been arrested on charges of stealing confiscated guns and selling them on the streets. “This is the lowest crime – to steal from your fellow cops. Somebody you work with, you dress with, you change with. To rob a gun that could be used against a fellow cop someday. There’s nothing lower,” said a retired officer who knew the man who was arrested.



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