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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-14-12

Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, December 14, 2012:

  • Update: Washington Township, New Jersey: An officer is facing 13 criminal charges in connection to an arrest. The charges include official misconduct, submitting a false report, harassment, tampering with public records, and more. He has been suspended without pay per the ruling of an official hearing.
  • West Pittston, Pennsylvania: A state police trooper was charged with falsely filing a report claiming she was assaulted. She was arraigned by a district judge on three counts of false reports to law enforcement, among other charges.
  • Wicomico County, Maryland: A deputy has been charged with using his position as a school resource officer to allegedly sexually abuse a student.
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: An officer has been sentenced to two years probation, four months of home confinement, ordered to pay $14,000 and must execute 100 hours of community service. He was convicted of mail fraud.
  • Mobile, Alabama: An officer was arrested on charges of drug trafficking has resigned. He was caught delivering more than 3 pounds of high-grade marijuana by other deputies.
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico: Seven women, including two former officers, a judge, and an officer’s wife, are suing the police department and the chief, claiming he knew about harassment and did nothing. It was filed against a now-former officer, and the complaints go back a decade.
  • Update: Des Moines, Iowa: A federal judge sentenced an officer to 20 months in prison for his use of excessive force during a traffic stop. According to reports, the officer severely beat a man with a police baton.

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