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Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, November 8, 2012

  • New York, New York: An officer pleaded guilty to stealing guns and a bullet-resistant vest from fellow police officers and then selling them to drug dealers to feed his addiction to pain pills. He was fired after his guilty plea.
  • Update: Jackson, Mississippi: The last of three officers charged in a bribery case pleaded guilty. He was indicted for taking bribes in order to protect drug shipments. It turned out the men they thought were drug dealers were really undercover FBI agents.
  • Rindge County, New Hampshire: An officer that was on leave has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of sexual assault of a minor. He is charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault of a girl he knew between the ages of 13 and 16.
  • Update: Sarasota, Florida: An officer was fired after he was caught on video beating and choking a man outside of a nightclub. “I don’t think there is clearer evidence of a potential civil rights violation than a video beating by a law enforcement officer against a citizen of the community,” said the man’s attorney.
  • DeQuincy, Louisiana: An officer was arrested and charged with a DWI, hit and run, and reckless operation. He was pulled over in a marked police car, but was off-duty at the time.
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee: Two officers were terminated after allegations of excessive force against a man at a halfway house. The FBI is still investigating the case. “Due to the nature of this incident, both officers were removed from their patrol duties and placed on special assignment conducting non- law enforcement activities,” said the Chief.
  • Update: Milford, Connecticut: A jury indicted a police officer of misconduct with a motor vehicle and reckless driving in two traffic deaths.
  • Phoenix, Arizona: A detective was arrested. He allegedly drove to West Fargo, North Dakota and brutally assaulted a man who had an affair with his wife. “It appears to me that it was a well-planned out, long-time planned out event,” said a West Fargo detective.

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