National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-26-12

Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, September 26, 2012

  • Update: East Haven, Connecticut: More charges are pending against one of four police officers charged with conspiring to violate and violating civil rights, and more “overt acts” of three of the four officers originally charged are included in a superseding indictment that came down.
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: A medical examiner ruled the death of a 22-year-old man, who was in police custody, a homicide. If Williams had gotten immediate medical attention, he would not have died in the backseat of a squad car while Milwaukee police officers ignored his pleas for help, James Hall, president of the local chapter of the NAACP, said Sunday.
  • Rocky Mount, Virginia: The former County Sheriff was convicted of misconduct for failing to warn other authorities that one of his deputies planned to kill his ex-wife.
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts: A police officer has been indicted by federal authorities for an alleged kickback scheme with a towing company. He was indicted on charges of bribery, making false statement to a federal agent and obstruction of justice.
  • Harford County, Maryland: A sheriff’s deputy has been accused of altering program documents that stated he complete his required community service hours. He is charged with two counts of false swearing and one count each of tampering with public documents and perjury.
  • Walters, Oklahoma: A police officer pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of lewd molestation of a then-15-year-ld girl.
  • North Charleston, South Carolina: An officer was officially charged with misconduct in office. The police department says that he wrongfully detained and then physically assaulted a man before leaving him stranded.