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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-8-12 to 12-10-12

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, December 8 to Monday, December 10, 2012:

  • Woodland Park, New Jersey: A suspended police officer has been indicted on charges of attempted aggravated sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, luring a child, official misconduct, and attempted endangering the welfare of a child. The police chief said “We didn’t give him any special treatment because he was a police officer.”
  • Muncie, Indiana: A police officer has been fired after officials say she sent a threatening text message to another woman.
  • Lafayette, Louisiana: A man has filed a lawsuit against the police chief claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force.
  • Warren, Ohio: A police officer was arrested and placed in jail for failing to comply with the terms of his probation. He was then fired. In a letter, the police chief said that the officer had failed his oath by violating, instead of upholding, the law. He was arrested three times over a two year period.
  • Westminster, California: Two officers are facing a year in jail for conspiring to dismiss a woman’s speeding ticket after she promised to send booze to them.
  • Waterbury, Connecticut: The U.S. Attorney’s office has accused a detective of obstructing a tax investigation. They say he made false claims to IRS agents.
  • Grove City, Ohio: A lawsuit has been filed against the sheriff’s office. A man says deputies entered his home illegally, used excessive force, and arrested him without probable cause.
  • Grand Traverse, Michigan: City police arrested a sheriff’s deputy after witnesses said he assaulted his girlfriend at a downtown saloon.
  • Vernon Parish, Louisiana: The sheriff’s office deputy who resigned amid sex-related allegations has been arrested. He turned himself in when there was an active warrant for sexual battery out for him.
  • Little Falls, Minnesota: A Walmart theft lead to a high-speed chase, which ended in a crash. All of the car’s occupants were taken to the hospital for injuries.

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