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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 11-30-12

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, November 30, 2012:

  • New Orleans, Louisiana: A police officer was arrested for allegedly stealing a gift card from an armed robbery victim’s purse.
  • Camden, New Jersey: A police officer has been suspended for four days without pay after he parked his patrol car in a handicapped parking space.
  • Long Beach, California: An officer was charged with 29 felony counts and 13 misdemeanor counts, including unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation of a person under 18, and false imprisonment by fraud or deceit. The incidents involved more than a dozen underage girls and three young women.
  • Surprise, Arizona: An officer was arrested on suspicion of pointing a semi-automatic handgun at a motorist after an apparent road rage incident.
  • Chicago, Illinois: Another police officer has been sentenced for his part in a scheme to extort tow truck operators. He will spend 42 months in prison.
  • Bennington County, Vermont:  A deputy has been charged with shooting and killing a neighbor’s dog. He has resigned from the department.
  • White County, Georgia: An officer pleaded guilty to taking sexually explicit pictures of a 7-year-old girl. “The defendant violated the trust of a young girl and his community,” said a U.S. Attorney. “That the defendant committed this offense while serving as a law enforcement officer makes this crime that much more atrocious.”
  • Update: New York, New York: An officer was sentenced to 15 ½ yeas in prison. He stole guns from police department lockers and sold them to drug dealers to pay for his addiction to oxycodone.
  • Franklin County, Ohio: A deputy was suspended after being pulled over and arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. He tried to use his position to avoid being arrested.

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