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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 1-18-13

Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, January 18, 2013:

  • Update: Las Vegas, Nevada: A now-former police officer is going to prison for two years. He pleaded guilty to charges of coercing women to expose their breasts after stopping them on the road. The Judge, after hearing victims’ statements, looked right at him and said: “You are nothing short of a sexual predator with a badge.”
  • Garfield, New Jersey: The girlfriend of a city teen fatally shot by police has filed a federal lawsuit claiming wrongful death. In it, she claims he was “viciously and unjustifiably shot” by officers from the city force and the Bergen County Police Department, according to court documents.
  • Los Angeles, California: Sheriff’s department investigators are probing a deputy’s allegations that she was the victim of sexual misconduct involving three top sheriff’s officials. “I take this very seriously, and I will find out what did or did not happen,” said the Sheriff.
  • Schaumburg, Illinois: Three officers robbed drug dealers of their stash while executing search warrants. They then turned around and sold the heroin, cocaine and marijuana, pocketing the cash, said prosecutors.
  • Beacon, New York: A city police officer was suspended from duty with pay after an investigation into his conduct with a police informant, according to court documents.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: According to a federal lawsuit filed, the police have shown a pattern of wrongfully arresting people who videotaped officers in public. It seeks monetary compensation and confirmation of the public’s right to videotape the police.
  • Miami-Dade, Florida: Two female officers have gone public with sexual harassment accusations against the school police chief, saying they have lost faith in the district’s investigation of their complaints.

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