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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 1-19-13 to 1-22-13

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, January 19 to Tuesday, January 22, 2013:

  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer has been suspended after accusations of sexual assault were brought up. He has been relieved of duty with pay while the incident is investigated.
  • Adams County, Colorado: A man is in shock after he says deputies shot and killed his dog. Jeff Fisher said deputies went to his house by mistake. He said when they forced their way through the door his dog Ziggy ran outside and a deputy shot and killed him. http://ow.lyh2uh6 ‪‪
  • Update: Milford, Connecticut: A police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for a high-speed crash that killed two teenagers. The officer was returning from a mutual aid call in another town when his cruiser struck a car turning in front him at about 94 mph. Authorities say the cruiser’s emergency lights and sirens were off at the time.
  • San Juan County, New Mexico: A deputy who beat a suspect with a flashlight was sentenced to three years probation and a $10,000 fine to cover the expenses of his probation. He will not spend time behind bars.
  • Update: Chicago, Illinois: A police officer was found guilty of committing perjury when she testified in a battery trial.
  • Morgan County, Alabama: A deputy was accused of domestic violence and attempted murder. He is charged with domestic violence, domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation, and attempted murder.
  • Hillsboro, Oregon: An off-duty officer has been arrested on suspicion of attempted aggravated murder after a standoff that injured a sheriff’s deputy.
  • Update: Boulder, Colorado: Two officers face felony charges for killing an elk. An investigation uncovered that the officers had planned to shoot and kill the elk nearly 21 hours before, and then collect the animal for the “personal gain” of trophy and meat.
  • Winnemucca, Nevada: An officer has been who has been on administrative leave for six months was arrested following a lengthy investigation into his off-duty conduct. He was charged with sexual assault, battery with the intent to commit sexual assault, and abuse, neglect or endangerment of a child. He also faces two misdemeanor charges of domestic battery.
  • Durham, North Carolina: Three officers were charged with one count of false imprisonment and one count of assault. All three officers, who were off duty when the incident occurred, are currently on administrative leave.

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