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National Police MIsconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-4-12

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, December 4, 2012:

  • Newport, Tennessee: An officer was fired after an investigation revealed she was sneaking contraband into the jail. She was smuggling items like tobacco, drinks, food, and cash both on and off duty.
  • New York, New York: An off-duty officer was arrested for drunk driving, and has been charged with resisting arrest, driving intoxicated and refusal to take a breath test. He is the third NYPD officer to be arrested for drunk driving in the span of a week.
  • Canandaigua, New York: An officer was pulled over for failing to keep right and improper lane usage. Deputies determined that she was intoxicated and arrested her for DWI.
  • Scranton, Pennsylvania: The police chief has been charged with having a three-year sexual relationship with a teenage girl. The accuser testified at length about the encounters; the police chief maintains his innocence.
  • Seminole County, Florida: Two men were roughed up during a traffic stop, and they are now suing the sheriff and three deputies, alleging that their civil rights were violated.
  • Conway, South Carolina: An officer who has been charged with 1st degree criminal domestic violence is still currently employed at the police department, but has not been on-duty since the arrest. The police report states when the arresting officer arrived the accused officer smelled of alcohol and was standing outside the home.  Police say he told them he and the victim were in an argument.
  • Mount Joy, Pennsylvania: The city approved a $900,000 settlement for the family of a man who died after attempts to subdue him included repeatedly tasering him.
  • Cleveland, Ohio: Thirteen police officers fired 137 rounds at a couple in a car. The police say that it was self-defense. The couple died, and there are now protests happening in the city.
  • Orlando, Florida: An officer has been arrested and charged with sexual battery after he had a “sexual encounter” with a woman he arrested before taking her to jail. “I want the Orlando community and its citizens to know that the Orlando Police Department remains committed to keeping the actions of its employees transparent,” said the police chief.

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