National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-24-12

Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 24, 2012:

  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a crash.
  • Paso Robles, California: A woman is suing the police department for burns she sustained on her arm. She alleges they held her against hot asphalt, even after she told them it was burning her.
  • Reading, Pennsylvania: An officer stole nearly $5000 from a local law enforcement association. He turned in his resignation the day the allegations came to light.
  • Update: Berlin Borough, New Jersey: The police chief has been cleared in a domestic dispute involving his wife that led to criminal charges against him.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: Victims of Metro Gang Strike Force were awarded sums ranging from $300 to $75,000. The now discontinued strike force was conducting illegal searches, seizures and use of excessive force against citizens, including a dozen juveniles.
  • Jefferson City, Missouri: An ex-policewoman pleaded guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, and careless imprudent driving. She resigned from the department after the incident.
  • Westchester, Illinois: A state trooper was charged with two counts of first-degree murder after he shot and killed a woman in what appeared to be a domestic dispute. “I can confirm that an ISP off-duty officer was involved in an early morning shooting,” said Monique Bond, the Illinois State Police spokesperson. “The officer has been relieved of powers and remains in the custody of the Westchester Police Department.”