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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-19-12

Here are the 12 reports of police misconduct tracked July, 19 2012

  • Los Angeles, California: A lawsuit was filed against DA Steve Cooley and Sheriff Lee Baca that alleges the pair concealed evidence that potentially affects verdicts and pleas in thousands of criminal cases over the past decade.
  • Boston, New York: A policewoman was suspended without pay after she was arrested for driving drunk.
  • Hillsborough County, Florida: A deputy resigned after she was charged with animal cruelty. She allegedly deprived food and nourishment to two of her horses, and has been charged with one felony count and one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty.
  • Phoenix, Arizona: A police sergeant has been placed on administrative paid leave after he was caught on surveillance video pocketing several thousands of dollars in cash from a business while he was responding there on official duty.
  • San Diego, California: An officer pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of committing a lewd act in public.
  • Pueblo, Colorado: A motorcyclist was killed while fleeing police. They were attempting to pull him over for speeding.
  • Malta, Montana: A former officer has been arrested on child molestation charges. He faces four counts of sexual intercourse without consent, two counts of sexual abuse of children, and one count of solicitation of tampering with physical evidence.
  • Anderson County, South Carolina: A sheriff’s deputy was arrested for misconduct in office and is now facing an additional charge of illegally possessing hydrocodone.
  • Brockton, Massachusetts: A police officer accused of larceny, while on duty, is waiting to hear the fate of his job. He was caught on cameras, in his uniform, committing the theft and is currently on paid leave.
  • Pasco, Florida: The Sheriff’s office settled with a family for $175,000 over the death of their loved one.
  • Los Angeles, California: Occupy LA participants are filing a lawsuit against the police department claiming excessive force was used during a skirmish. They have accused the police of violating their rights.
  • Berlin Borough, New Jersey: The Police Chief was charged with simple assault in the wake of an alleged domestic violence incident with his wife. The investigation determined he struck his wife with a chair “causing injury that was visible to officers,” police said.


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