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National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-27-12

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, November 27, 2012:

  • St. Lucie County, Florida: A deputy flipped over a 62-year-old handicapped woman’s car when he used a Precision Immobilization Technique to stop her car by hitting her bumper. The deputy reported that a woman driving a car seemed slumped over the wheel and she did not slow down from her “consistent 57 mph” when he turned on his blue lights. He determined that she was a flight risk. The posted speed limit was 55 mph.
  • Utica, New York: A police officer was charged with driving impaired while in Niagara Falls, Canada, and is now suspended without pay. The department will not pay his attorney fees.
  • Smyrna, Georgia: A veteran officer has been arrested and charged with simple assault, simple battery, and third degree cruelty to children for allowing a minor to witness family violence.
  • Williamston, North Carolina: A police officer has resigned two days after he was arrested for drunk driving. His blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit when he was arrested.
  • Barrington, Rhode Island: After already being charged with threatening his ex-wife, an officer has not also been charged with misdemeanor cyber-stalking and felony obstruction of the judicial system.
  • Update, Coweta County, Georgia: The deputy who fired his taser at a 16-year-old as the student streaked in boxer shorts across the field at the recent football game has been suspended.
  • Oldham County, Kentucky: A deputy has resigned after an incident involving an erotic masseuse at his home. He allegedly solicited sex from her, and, when she refused, stole her cell phone.
  • Charles City, Iowa: An officer has been charged with misconduct in office. The criminal complaint against him claims he failed to perform his duties when he had reason to believe a sexual assault occurred.
  • Update: Nogales, Arizona: The police officer who had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to two months in jail and three years probation. He pleaded guilty to one count of sexual misconduct with a minor.

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