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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 1-23-13

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, January 23, 2013:

  • Fort Deposit, Alabama: An officer was sentenced to more than three years in prison. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against rights and four counts of deprivation of rights under color of law.
  • Fairfax County, Virginia: A 12-year veteran was arrested for allegedly attempting to take a purse and blouse from a department store.
  • Florida: At least 74 law enforcers have been suspected of misusing the D.A.V.I.D (Driving and Vehicle Information Database) in 2012. That number is a nearly 400% increase from 2011.
  • Melbourne, Florida: A police officer has been accused of having sex with prostitutes while on duty. He was fired after investigators set up surveillance video claiming to show him in the act.
  • Jefferson Parish, Louisiana: A sheriff’s deputy has been fired when an investigation determined that he had been selling synthetic marijuana online after it was outlawed in Louisiana.
  • Chicago, Illinois: A coroner has reversed his office’s ruling from “undetermined” to “homicide” in the case of a man who died after police restrained him, hit him with batons, and shocked him with a Taser. The coroner said he used the “but for” principle; the man probably wouldn’t have died but for the actions of the police.
  • New York, New York: A man whose beating by two police officers was caught on videotape has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the officers and the city. He spent two days in jail, and the charges were eventually dropped.
  • Multnomah County, Oregon: A deputy has been accused of running a red light and colliding with another car, authorities said. Witnesses said the deputy did not have his emergency lights flashing when his patrol car struck the driver’s side of another car.
  • Cobb County, Georgia: A deputy is accused of sexually assaulting a female inmate. He has been charged with aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, sexual assault by a member of law enforcement, and violation of oath of public office.

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