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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-07-2012

Here are the 6 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, August 7, 2012:

  • New Orleans, LA: An ex-police officer was sentenced to two years in prison on a felony count of theft. 
  • DeLand, FL: A police officer is accused of stealing from a Goodwill store, and investigators said they have the surveillance tape to prove it. Brice Miller was about to be fired, but then retired after 23 years on the job. 
  • Methuen, MA: Witnesses said Methuen police officer Shawn Tardif was “in a rage” when he grabbed a 25-year-old woman attending a bachelorette party, forced her to the floor and then dragged her by the hair in a bar brawl Saturday night. 
  • Seattle, WA: A veteran Seattle police officer is under investigation after fellow officers reported he used excessive force and engaged in unprofessional conduct while responding to a disturbance.
  • Aiken, SC: A former Saluda County sheriff pleaded guilty Monday to using an inmate to build a party shed, ornate gate and other items at his home. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of misconduct in office. He allowed the inmate to live in a trailer outside of prison, have conjugal visits with his girlfriend and offered to ask the governor to reduce his sentence, prosecutors said. 
  • Amherst, NY: An Erie County sheriff’s deputy was charged with a DWI. The motorcyclist he crashed into is in critical condition


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