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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 11-07-12

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, November 7, 2012:

  • Orlando, Florida: A police officer was arrested for the second time this year on charges of domestic violence. Apopka, FL police said they arrested him  on a battery charge after he broke into his girlfriend’s home, beat her up and spit on her.
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado: A now-former officer was found guilty on dozens of counts related to molesting boys at a middle school. He was found guilty on 34 counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, 12 counts of unlawful sexual contact, 22 counts of child enticement and three counts of sexual exploitation.
  • Update: Milan, Tennessee: An officer has been suspended on 24 counts of sexual misconduct. He was indicted on 18 counts of rape, one count of incest, one count of aggravated sexual battery, one count of sexual battery by an authority figure and three counts of sexual battery.
  • Coral Springs, Florida: A veteran police officer who misplaced ammunition and then lied about it has been suspended for five weeks without pay.
  • Bedford County, Virginia: An officer drove the wrong way down a road for eleven miles, and then led police on a chase before hitting a police car. He will spend four months in jail for eluding police and driving while intoxicated.
  • Pantego, Texas: A woman is suing police officers after she says the excessive force used against her caused her breast implants to rupture. Her attorney says that she has had several surgeries from health complications stemming from the excessive force.
  • Norwood, Ohio: A police officer pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor and resigned after an investigation into an arrest. He was accused of shoving a handcuffed woman across a room into a wall;  she suffered injuries as a result.
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: An officer was sentenced to more than four years in prison for sexually abusing a woman in his custody. He will also have three years of supervised release after prison time, and has been banned from serving in law enforcement.
  • Update: Saginaw, Michigan: A disgraced, former police officer was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the strangulation death of his pregnant girlfriend that was intended to appear as a suicide.

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