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National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 08-22-12

Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, August 22, 2012:

  • Woonsocket, Rhode Island: An argument between a police officer and his nine-year-old sister led him to choke her. He was subsequently arrested.
  • Folly Beach, South Carolina: An officer who failed to fully investigate an assault claim, and who was then suspended, is now fighting to get his job back. According to records of the events leading to his suspension, his actions resulted in the ‘delayed arrest of a serious criminal.’
  • Salem, New Hampshire: Lt. Krisitn Fili is on paid administrative leave and is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated. She crashed while driving and officers noticed signs of impairment.
  • Hackensack, Jew Jersey: The city settled a lawsuit for more than $2 million. A woman said that the chief of police filed criminal charges against her after she rejected sexual advances.
  • Update: Columbus, Ohio: There may be more victims of the officer who was accused of sexual abuse with children. “There is an ongoing investigation to (determine) the identity of other potential victims,” said the prosecuting attorney. “There is evidence indicating there is at least one additional potential victim.”
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: An officer was ordered to stand trial for a teen’s death. The unarmed teen was shot following a vehicle pursuit.
  • Huntsville, Alabama: An officer was arrested and charged with first degree sex abuse against a girl under the age of sixteen.
  • Hollywood, California: An officer is on administrative duty following claims that he used excessive force on a 17-year-old boy. “We are always concerned when there are allegations of a excessive use of force by out police officers,” said the city spokeswoman. “We take those things very seriously.”


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