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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-15-12

Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, August 15, 2012:

  • Seattle, Washington: A Seattle police officer caught on video kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head has been suspended for 10 days, but won’t have to serve the suspension as long as he stays out of trouble.
  • Gary, Indiana: An officer was arrested and is facing prison time on federal drug and weapons charges. “The vast majority of the men and women of the Gary Police Department are honest and hardworking people. This arrest should be a reminder to any officer who decides to cross the line and break the law that they will be arrested and prosecuted,” said Gary Chief Wade Ingram.
  • Westminster, South Carolina: Officials have asked the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to investigate the city’s police department in connection with suspected criminal actions discovered in a departmental review.
  • Montgomery County, Pennsylvania: An 11-year veteran State Trooper faces charges that he drove drunk and hit another car while off-duty. The accident killed Robin Taneisha Williams, age 21, on the PA turnpike.
  • McHenry County, Illinois: A sheriff’s deputy was arrested for allegedly taking a 10-year-old boy to Wisconsin to sexually abuse him and produce child pornography, which he then transmitted through the internet.
  • Merrillville, Indiana: A state trooper was arrested for simple assault and has been reassigned to administrative duty.
  • Lexington, Kentucky: An officer has been charged with misconduct for allegedly receiving sexual favors from a woman and failing to charge her with a crime after finding drug paraphernalia in her purse.
  • Update: Lincoln, Rhode Island: The police officer who was found guilty of felony assault on a handcuffed woman outside a slot parlor resigned.


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