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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-08-12 to 09-10-12

Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, September 8 to Monday September 10, 2012:

  • New York, New York: An officer was fired for ticketing dead people. He says he did it to meet the NYPD’s supposedly non-existent monthly quotas.
  • Collingdale, Pennsylvania: An officer was suspended after she was arrested for an alleged DUI.
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Two officers were arrested in one week. The chief has expressed his disappointment saying, “This agency shouldn’t be judged by the actions of one officer. We’re not going to sweep things under the rug, we’re going to take the appropriate action. If that means arresting and terminating an officer for those offenses, than so be it.”
  • Chicago, Illinois: An off-duty officer who crashed into a disabled car and killed two men pleaded guilty to a DUI. He was found walking away from the crash when he was apprehended. When taken to the hospital, his blood-alcohol level was about triple the legal amount. Previously, the officer has been involved in two other serious wrecks.
  • Update: Little Rock, Arkansas: Officer John Hastings has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a 15-year-old boy. The autopsy indicates that the boy’s head was turned to the right, looking over his shoulder when he was shot in the head.
  • Collin County, Texas: A sergeant was arrested and accused of family violence assault, a misdemeanor. He is on administrative leave while the investigation continues.
  • Allen Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was arrested and accused of using the Sheriff’s Office credit card to purchase 6,949 gallons of gas with an approximate value of $24,300. If convicted he faces 15 years in prison and an $8,000 fine.
  • Palm Springs, California: A deputy has been arrested and booked on charges of possession of a loaded firearm while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic needle.

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