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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-16-12

Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, October 16, 2012:

  • Culpeper, Virginia: A police captain is on paid administrative leave pending an ongoing investigation by the Virginia State Police and FBI into alleged wrongdoing. He is accused of tipping off area drug dealers about planned drug raids.
  • St. Petersburg, Florida: An off-duty police officer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. She was placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.
  • Brooklyn, New York: An officer pleaded guilty to illegally handcuffing and detaining a man after a traffic dispute. “The defendant criminally abused the authority and public trust conferred on him by his status as a police officer,” said a U.S. attorney. “Employing his badge, he subjected his victim to unlawful detention and injury. He has been held to account for his criminal acts and will not have the opportunity to repeat them.”
  • New York, New York: Two officers were caught on camera beating a man who was wrongly suspected of trespassing. “When we watched the video and saw some of New York’s Finest behaving in not a very fine way, brutalizing an individual for absolutely no reason, it was just something horrible,” said a Brooklyn assemblyman.
  • Stanislaus County, California: A federal officer is facing murder charges in the shooting death of a colleague as the two fought with a group of people outside a bar. He is also facing attempted murder and assault charges.
  • Saginaw, Michigan: A jury has convicted an officer of 1st degree murder in the strangulation of the woman who was 8 months pregnant with his son. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
  • Jefferson County, New York: A volunteer firefighter who was injured at an accident scene when he was struck by a deputy’s patrol car has filed suit against the county and the deputy who was driving. He says that the deputy was negligent in his operation of the vehicle.
  • Johnson County, Indiana: A deputy has been suspended for 32 days without pay after he was charged with six internal rule violations. These charges included conduct unbecoming an officer, not obeying orders, insubordination, and making improper public statements.

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