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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-02-12

Here are the 7 reports of Police Misconduct tracked for Tuesday, October 02, 2012:

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer was caught on video punching a woman in the face, knocking her to the ground during a Puerto Rican Day Parade. The officer’s name and status have not been released but an “open and active” internal affairs investigation is under way.
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An officer has been fired for drunk driving and crashing into a house, and for falsifying time cards. The officer had a BAC more than twice the legal limit at the time of the crash.
  • Raymond, New Hampshire: An officer is facing a misdemeanor simple assault charge for allegedly lifting his wife off the floor and throwing her to the ground during a domestic dispute. He has pleaded not guilty.
  • Update: Harrodsburg, Kentucky: In a lawsuit, a young woman claims the police chief was aware an officer was repeatedly raping her while she was underage but did nothing to stop the conduct. The officer was charged and convicted of rape, sodomy, and sexual abuse, and is currently serving a three year prison sentence. The woman seeks damages for among other things, failure to report child abuse.
  • Update: Bristol, Connecticut: An officer has been convicted of drunk driving, reckless driving, and reckless endangerment after crashing his patrol car into a utility pole at high speed.
  • New Bedford, Massachusetts: The family of a man who died while in police custody has filed a civil rights and wrongful death suit against officers. The man had been handcuffed on the ground at the time of his death. Officers did not call an ambulance until nine minutes after he stopped moving and CPR was not performed until four minutes after officers realized he did not have a pulse.
  • Memphis, Tennessee: Another Memphis Police officer has been charged with DUI. The officer has been relived of duty, with pay, pending the outcome of an investigation into the matter.

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