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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-15-12 to 12-18-12

*Note* I was out of the office Monday, so this recap includes an extra day.

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, December 15 to Tuesday, December 18, 2012:

  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer and his family were awarded $565,000 in damages after police raided their home. Findings showed that one officer was at fault for a falsified warrant and two others were responsible for the illegal search.
  • New York, New York: A former officer accepted a $340,000 settlement in her lawsuit against the city. Her male supervisor beat her up while she was an officer, and she says that the NYPD ignored her complaints and did nothing to stop the abuse.
  • Detroit, Michigan: An officer pleaded guilty to lying on her overtime sheets and collecting nearly $30,000 in overtime pay that she never earned.
  • Maywood, Illinois: A police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman he encountered while on patrol. He is facing two counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of official misconduct.
  • Buffalo, New York: The officer who was fired this year amid allegations that he organized parties involving prostitutes pleaded guilty. He faces up to a year in jail.
  • Update: Rogersville, Tennessee: A judge has sentenced a former sheriff’s deputy to 10 years in prison on 75 theft-related charges. The counts stem from drugs being taken from the sheriff’s evidence locker.
  • Las Vegas, Nevada: An officer was place on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest on felony charges including fraudulent worker’s compensation activities.
  • Hidalgo County, Texas: Two deputies and two officers have been charged with protecting drug smugglers’ shipments of narcotics. They reportedly used their positions to get thousands of dollars for facilitating and protecting drug shipments.
  • Update: Salt Lake City, Utah: The FBI is now investigating an officer. She allegedly was arresting sober people for DUI. Two judges say that she lied on the stand.

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