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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-10-12

Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, October 10, 2012:

  • Lexington, South Carolina: A deputy has been arrested and charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.
  • Lafayette, Tennessee: The former police chief was arrested after investigations into allegations that he assaulted a prisoner. He allegedly assaulted the suspect while he was handcuffed in the back of a patrol car. He resigned his position as police chief, but now works as a police officer in a neighboring city.
  • Portland Oregon: A woman who was pepper-sprayed has filed a lawsuit against two officers and the city. The complaint accuses the officers of using excessive force. Her attorney says that she followed officer’s instructions, but that when one of the officers pushed her nightstick against the woman’s throat, she protested, and was pepper-sprayed in the face.
  • Trenton, New Jersey: An officer who had sex with a 14-year-old girl while he was off-duty has been sentenced to two years of probation.
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: A deputy who was charged with raping a detainee faces a $15 million civil lawsuit. The deputy was indicted on 12 counts, including charges of second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense, and misconduct in office.
  • San Bernadino, California: A female deputy has been arrested on suspicion of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 19-year-old inmate at a detention center.
  • Spokane, Washington: Prosecutors have asked for nine to eleven years for an officer who was convicted of using excessive force and lying about the beating death of a mentally ill suspect.
  • Grapevine, Texas: A 17-year veteran has been arrested on child pornography charges. “It’s a very serious issue anytime a police officer is arrested. And this is going to be a very serious offense,” said a U.S. attorney. “Penalties for possession and transfer of child porn are very severe.”

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