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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 11-11-10

Unfortunately, tonight I only have time to just do a straight dump from the news feed with only a little formatting. I have a lot of work from my job I have to catch up with.

So, here are the 15 reports tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for Thursday, November 11, 2010:

  • Orleans Parish LA deputies are the subject of a lawsuit by a public defender who alleges he was choked and repeatedly kicked when a judge ordered his arrest for demanding that a man who was confirmed by prosecutors to be innocent be released. The judge said that since the man was the brother of the man who was wanted that he thought keeping him in jail might convince his brother to turn up then told the lawyer to go find him in jail… and allegedly ordered his arrest. Police claim the lawyer assaulted them. [4]
  • Mankato MN police & Blue County MN deputies are accused of excessive force & false arrest after video contradicts their arrest reports. [5]
  • DeKalb GA police are accused of falsely arresting a woman for false 911 calls even though other people made 911 calls for the same incidents she was accused of making up. [3]
  • 3 Philadelphia PA cops are accused of using excessive force by a witness who claims they repeatedly beat, maced & tasered a mentally ill man they confronted for refusing to leave the front of a building after a security gaurd asked him to. [3]
  • Cuyahoga County OH has settled suit for $1.5 million to a man who was shot in the face when he opened his door at the same time as a SWAT team was preparing to raid his home. [0]
  • Moss Point MS has settled a lawsuit filed by the ACLU for $50k to a man & his sister who were beaten, tasered & peppersprayed during a warrantless search of their home. [0]
  • Riverside County CA settled a lawsuit filed by the ACLU for $99k to black barbers who claimed that deputies used code enforcement checks as a pretext to perform illegal searches of their shops and that it was a form of racial profiling since other salons weren’t targetted. [0]
  • A New Haven CT asst police chief is allegedly under investigation after being accused of illegally taking a man’s iphone, erasing videos he took of police during an arrest, and then arresting him for interference. [5]
  • Del Norte County CA settled suit for an unspecified sum they claim was under $10k to a man claiming a cop used excessive force with his taser during an arrest. [0]
  • The Pennsylvania State police are being sued by an ex-internal affairs head claiming they retaliated against him for investigating a police commander for his alleged role in covering for his friend who was under investigation for child molestation. [5]
  • An Attleboro MA cop, who is the now-former chief’s son, has been suspended while investigated for failing to report his use of a taser on a suspect. [2]
  • A Jupiter FL cop is the subject of an internal investigation after prosecutors refused to charge him for a suspected on-duty DUI, it’s not the first time he got out of DUI charges. [3]
  • An Easton PA off-duty police officer has been charged with DUI when he tested at .22 BAC after stopped on erratic driver complaint called in by a witness. [0]
  • A Baton Rouge LA police officer has been arrested on possession of drugs without a prescription & obtaining drugs by fraud charges. [0]
  • And finally, a Lake County FL deputy has been sentenced to 3 years after pleading guilty to smuggling drugs… and sausage biscuits into jail. [0]

That’s it for today, stay safe out there.

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