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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-19-12

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, December 19, 2012:

  • Little Rock, Arkansas: An officer faces a third-degree battery charge stemming from a domestic incident.
  • Naples, Florida: An officer was arrested by deputies for driving under the influence and resisting an officer with violence. “It’s unfortunate that one of our officers is involved in this type of situation when it’s something we work very hard at combating on a daily basis,” said the police chief.
  • Waterloo, Illinois: A state police officer was charged with aggravated domestic battery and unlawful restraint. He is accused of choking his girlfriend, and preventing her from leaving his house.
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An officer with 8 years on the department was arrested on suspicion of theft while on duty and misconduct in public officer. He is currently suspended with pay, per state law.
  • Update: Delaware, Ohio: A highway patrol trooper and a sheriff’s deputy have been convicted of dereliction of duty in relation to an intoxicated man who was taken to a fast-food restaurant and was later struck and killed by a vehicle.
  • Dover Township, Pennsylvania: A state police trooper is facing criminal charges and has been suspended without pay after a domestic incident was sparked over Facebook.
  • Irving, Texas: Two women are suing two state troopers and the police department head. They allege that there was an illegal “roadside body cavity search” during a traffic stop.
  • Seattle, Washington: The police arrested two off-duty officers following a hit-and-run crash. A witness saw the incident.
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: A police officer has been arrested after being accused of receiving stolen property.

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