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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-10-12

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, August 10, 2012:

  • Birmingham, Alabama: An officer has been charged with second-degree assault. He turned himself in to the jail.
  • Riverbank, California: A police officer is accused of pepper-spraying a dog and the owners say no one is doing anything about it.  “Pretty much he said that if he feels threatened, he can do whatever he wants to protect himself,” Said one of the brothers. “I’m pretty sure one of us would be cuffed up or have a ticket right now, but it’s the other way around because he’s a cop.”
  • Washington, DC: A DC officer admits that he falsified radar-camera testing. The department had to refund more than $17,000 in traffic ticket fines because of it.
  • Brooklyn, Indiana: A former police officer admitted to dealing cocaine in a plea agreement. He faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years, and as much as life in prison if a judge accepts his plea.
  • Homestead, Florida: The state attorney’s office released videos that prosecutors say show a police officer kicking a 69-year old man unconscious and pepper-spraying another man repeatedly in the face.
  • Update: Prince George County, Maryland: Thirteen-year veteran charged with four counts of misconduct in office, three counts of false statements, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. It stems from him allegedly lying about the reason his gun was fired.
  • Trenton, New Jersey: A former Newark officer who was convicted at trial was sentenced for conspiring with other officers to steal cash, drugs, and weapons from suspected drug dealers and others, said the Attorney General.
  • Cleveland, Ohio: A veteran police officer was charged with rape. He has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the trial.
  • Craig Beach, Ohio: The police chief who was caught on a dash-cam using excessive force in a traffic stop is facing multiple charges. “They’re talking about one incident as of right now,” said the acting chief. “Actually there’s, I think, a total of five of six charges.”


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