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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 11-13-12

Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, November 13, 2012:

  • Portland, Oregon: An officer who worked registering sex offenders will now have to register as one himself. He pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography. He is expected to face a 5-year mandatory minimum prison sentence.
  • Baltimore, Maryland: A police officer has been suspended amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The Police Commissioner called the complaint “very serious” and said it has prompted a criminal and internal investigation. The officer is alleged to have been on-duty and the complaint involves an 18-year-old girl.
  • West Palm Beach, Florida: An officer who helped lead the crusade against child sexual exploitation has been sentenced to almost six years in prison on child pornography charges. He possessed up to 150 images of child pornography, some depicting the “extreme abuse of children,” according to federal prosecutors.
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: A police officer has been accused of assaulting a National Guard veteran on Veterans’ Day.
  • Pinellas Park, Florida: A man was shot with a taser by officers as he tried to put out a fire that was approaching his home. “It was wrong,” the man said. “There’s no way around it … I was fighting a fire. I wasn’t fighting police. I thought they were here to help me. Instead, they hurt me.”
  • Murfreesboro, Tennessee: A police officer has been indicted on a misdemeanor charge of child abuse. He was subsequently decommissioned from his position.
  • Bakersfield, California: The sheriff’s office recommends charges of assault under color of authority be filed against an officer. The case involves two unidentified, now former, officers who allegedly sexually assaulted a 21-year-old woman at her home after they followed her there.

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