National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 12-28-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, December 28, 2016:

  • Oregon State Police: A trooper was found to have violated policy when he ran a red light and consequently striking another automobile and a pedestrian before crashing into a donut shop.
  • Cuyahoga County, Ohio: A deputy was arrested and charged with OVI after a crash. It is his third arrest for the offense.
  • Buffalo, New York: An officer resigned and pled guilty to filing a false instrument for faking an on-duty injury. He was sentenced to one year of conditional release.
  • Update: Suffolk County, New York: Court documents in the long-running case of now-former sheriff James Burke revealed that six officers pled guilty to charges related to the beating and cover-up that led to Burke’s imprisonment.
  • Orangeburg County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested for DUI after a crash in his patrol vehicle. He was fired.
  • Palm Beach County, Florida: A deputy was federally charged with identity theft for using a law enforcement database to collect and sell personal information.
  • Coffey County, Kansas: A deputy was fired and charged with sexual exploitation of a child.
  • Louisville, Kentucky: A detective pled guilty to stealing nearly $75,000 in cash from airmail packages he searched for drugs.