National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-27-12

Here are the 8 reports of Police Misconduct tracked for Thursday, September 27, 2012

  • Richmond, Virginia: Authorities say a police officer was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. A sheriff’s investigation will determine whether charges will be pressed against him.
  • Two Harbors, Minnesota: A state trooper showed up for a morning training session smelling of alcohol. He was arrested for drunken driving and is on leave pending the outcome of criminal and internal investigations.
  • Little Rock, Arkansas: An officer was given three years of probation after a misdemeanor conviction for violating the civil rights of a man. The officer was accused of choking a man who was under arrest and had his hands handcuffed behind his back.
  • New York, New York: A 19-year-old man has filed a civil rights lawsuit against two police officers claiming they beat him after chasing him into his Bronx apartment. Luis Solivan had been charged with assaulting an officer, but his case was dismissed by a grand jury after it watched a video of the encounter.
  • Tukwila, Washington: Two brothers have filed a formal complaint, saying that officers used unnecessary force and refused them medical treatment in an effort to cover up the assault. A dashcam captures the two officers pouncing on the brothers and throwing them to the ground.
  • Bradley County, Tennessee:  A trooper was charged with criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment. His grandson was accidentally shot and killed.
  • Canton, New York: In legal papers filed in state Supreme Court, a man alleges that the police slandered him, damaged his reputation and caused him mental humiliation. According to the suit, he was held “against his will” by police in a holding room and his cellphone was seized illegally and never returned. The police that day also prevented him from getting the keys to his home, the suit alleges.
  • Dalton, Georgia: A deputy was put on paid administrative leave amid allegations that he pawned two guns that he was issued. A routine check of the local pawn shop revealed a shotgun and the rifle the deputy was issued.