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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12/28/12

Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, December 28, 2012:

  • Detroit Lakes, Minnesota: A police officer has been charged in district court with reckless discharge of a firearm, a gross misdemeanor.
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: A 37-year veteran was indicted for allegedly accepting $600 in bribes to steer city business to a tow truck company.
  • Jacksonville, Florida: A former Sheriff’s officer entered a plea to solicitation of a prostitute charges and will spend the next four months on probation. He has resigned.
  • Robbins, Illinois: The police chief was charged with drunken driving, his second DUI charge in three years.
  • Tucumcari, New Mexico: A former police officer was found guilty of criminal damage to property of a household member. The officer resigned after the incident.
  • Maryville, Illinois: A former police officer was indicted by a grand jury on charges related to fake worker’s compensation claims. He has been charged with two counts of felony theft and two charges of unlawful violation of the Workers Compensation Act.
  • DeKalb County, Georgia: An officer was found guilty of two counts of child molestation and sentenced to 25 years in prison. “We are dedicated to protecting our citizens from all predators,” said the District Attorney in an email statement. He was initially suspended without pay and eventually terminated.

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