National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-25-12

Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, September 25, 2012:

  • Truckee, California: An officer was arrested on accusations that he committed sex acts on a minor in his home.
  • Update: Baton Rouge, Louisiana: A jury found that an officer used excessive force in his use of pepper-spray, but that he did not kick a man. The resident who filed the lawsuit was awarded $239,000.
  • East St. Louis, Illinois: An officer who stole a Rolex planted by federal agents was sentenced to 66 days in prison. The Rolex was planted as part of an integrity test; it was part of a covert investigation into allegations of corruption within the police department.
  • Fort Myers, Florida: An officer was arrested for the alleged aggravated battery on his pregnant wife. “This is not the conduct that we would expect from one of our officers … Officer Jackson has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation and an internal affairs investigation,” said the police chief.
  • Update: St. Louis, Michigan: An officer who shot a dog in its own yard won’t be charged. The family still wants to charge criminally.
  • Macon, Georgia: An officer was arrested and charged with DUI and speeding. He was driving 89mph on a road with a 45mph speed limit when he was pulled over.
  • Tacoma, Washington: A state trooper pleaded not guilty to charges that he fled the scene of an injury accident and then attempted to elude authorities. The pursuing officer observed that the trooper had an odor of intoxicants on his breath and that he was uneasy on his feet.