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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-21-12

Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, December 12, 2012:

  • Oviedo, Florida: A police officer has resigned from the force after being accused of stalking a woman. An internal investigation found the officer violated several department policies when he followed a bank teller after asking for her phone number hours earlier.
  • Commerce City, Colorado: An officer was charged with a felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals. He shot a dog and it was caught on tape.
  • Update: San Diego, California: A woman filed a claim in court, accusing an officer of pulling her hair during a struggle in front of her burning home.
  • Gallatin, Tennessee: An officer pleaded guilty to drunken driving. He was sentenced to serve two days in jail for the charge.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: Former Police Lieutenant has been convicted of theft and forgery three years after she was put on leave for stealing money from a police organization.
  • Hertford County, North Carolina: A former chief deputy sheriff has been indicted by a federal grand jury for violating an inmate’s civil rights. He was charged this summer with assault inflicting serious injury and simple assault after an altercation that took place in a courtroom involving an inmate
  • Greene County, Tennessee: A former deputy pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of a woman. While on duty, he admits to pulling a man and woman over during a traffic stop. Court documents state the woman told the officer she would do anything to get out of charges. They met, and the woman performed a sexual act with him.
  • Catabwa County, North Carolina: A former sheriff’s deputy says she was sexually harassed by a superior officer and the sheriff retaliated and fired her when she complained.

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