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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-13-12

Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, December 13, 2012:

  • James Island, South Carolina: An officer faces one count of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death. The officer was charged for leaving the scene of a crash after he struck and killed a bicyclist.
  • Tacoma, Washington: A state trooper is facing charges that he failed to immediately report child-abuse allegations against his father. He allegedly waited three weeks before reporting the abuse to other law-enforcement officers.
  • Licking County, Ohio: A police officer who impregnated his live-in girlfriend’s daughter three times was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison. He was accused of beginning a sexual relationship with the girl when she was just 8, but the officer admitted to having sex with her only after she was 16. She is now 26 and their eldest child is 10.
  • Hamilton County, Ohio: An officer has been indicted for theft, receiving stolen property, and tampering with records. He could go to prison for nine years.
  • Forest City, Iowa: A police officer was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. He was convicted of arson and burglary.
  • Wyandotte, Michigan: An officer was suspended for 30 days without pay after admitting to taking a patrol rifle home, just to prove a point.
  • Update: Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission reversed itself and upheld the firing of an officer for repeatedly punching a handcuffed woman. Previously, the commission had ruled to re-hire the officer but heard the case again after there was intense public pressure.

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