National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-21-12 to 07-23-12

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, July 21 to Monday, July 23, 2012:

  • Las Vegas, Nevada: A police officer was sentenced to a three-year deferred sentence and has to pay a $3000 fine for felony criminal endangerment for driving drunk at high speeds.
  • San Antonio, Texas: A police officer, who has already been suspended 15 times, received the department’s harshest punishment, tantamount to being fired, for the third time. This time the punishment was for alleged racial slurs.
  • Sapulpa, Oklahoma: 2 Mounds officers admitted to stealing $5,000 each from a purse that a woman turned over to the department.
  • Enfield, Connecticut: A state trooper was arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence. He was off-duty.
  • West Pittston, Pennsylvania: The former and current police chiefs were arraigned on felony charges for stealing $40,000 from taxpayers. “As I stand here in a uniform, it’s very difficult for me to defend anybody in uniform. We are supposed to be someone the public can trust and look up to,” trooper spokesperson Tom Kelly said. “It’s sad. It seems like, this area, the corruption has gone through the roof.”
  • Boston, Massachusetts: The police officer who crashed into another car and nearly killed a woman while drunk driving was let off without any charges.
  • Fresno, California: A police officer is under investigation for date-rape charges. Though the investigation is still ongoing, the police chief revoked his badge, gun, and power to make an arrest.
  • Bakersfield, California: An officer has been accused of withholding stolen property from a theft victim, and demanding sex from her in exchange for returning her property. The BPD spokesman says the department is as disappointed as anyone about the officer’s alleged actions.
  • Springfield, Oregon: An officer pleaded no contest to a drunk driving charge, and was allowed to be placed in a diversion program. The misdemeanor charge will be dismissed in July 2013 if he completes the program.
  • Saginaw, Michigan: A state trooper was charged in connection with a crash that occurred and ended up injuring another officer. He was charged with a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon and two misdemeanor traffic offenses.