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National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 10-9-12

Here are the 8 stories of police misconduct tracked for Friday, November 9, 2012:

  • Charleston, South Carolina: An officer was charged with a DUI. She was placed on administrative leave without pay.
  • Roane County, West Virginia: A man is alleging that he was brutalized by police following a traffic stop. He says he suffered a broken right orbital bone, nose, teeth, and other injuries that caused him, among other things, “pain and suffering.”
  • Alexandria, Louisiana: What started as a traffic stop for a seat belt violation turned into a high-speed chase that included the suspect throwing items from the car, a near accident, and a deputy getting hit by the suspect’s vehicle.
  • East Hartford, Connecticut: An officer was arrested on child pornography charges. He purchased DVDs containing child porn from a foreign company. He faces up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted.
  • Socorro, Texas: Four police officers have been accused of official oppression. Two of them face aggravated perjury and tampering with government records charges. The arrests of the officers account for 15% of the police officers on the force.
  • Update: Pinellas Park, Florida: A state trooper was cleared of charges in the investigation into a shooting at a cemetery by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
  • Catoosa County, Tennessee: A deputy has been indicted on 14 charges that center on allegations of sexual exploitation, sodomy, and pornography distribution involving a 16-year-old girl. “Once the facts of the case were known, he was terminated immediately,” said the sheriff’s major.
  • Ocean Springs, Mississippi: A now-former police officer has been sentenced to serve five years in prison after authorities found child pornography downloaded to his department issued computer.

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