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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-23-13 to 02-25-13

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, February 23 to Monday, February 25, 2013:

  • Houston, Texas: An officer has been accused of telling two women, including an undercover HPD investigator, he would tear up their traffic tickets in exchange for sexual favors.
  • Los Angeles, California: Police officers bought and sold guns from the police armory for profit, and told the lieutenant in charge of the armory to “watch his back” after he reported it, the 25-year LAPD veteran claims in court.
  • Des Plaines, Illinois: A now-former police commander is accused of padding DUI arrest records to get federal grant money and has been charged with one count of making false information, federal authorities said.
  • Irwindale, California: A former police sergeant and two current officers are the subject of criminal investigation – two for alleged sexual improprieties and one for the alleged theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars, officials confirmed. The police chief, in reference to the sexual improprieties allegations, said, “We took this matter very seriously. As soon as the allegation was brought to our attention the employee of concern was placed on administrative leave and we immediately launched an administrative investigation.”
  • Dallas, Texas: Two police officers are under criminal investigation. A judge determined that they repeatedly lied in sworn testimony about a drug arrest they made. After listening to other witnesses, the judge ruled, “there is doubt as to whether any illicit drugs that were alleged to have been found belonged to Williams, as opposed to having been planted.”
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A police officer was suspended for 30 days without pay with the intent to dismiss. Several fellow officer voiced suspicions that the accused officer was stealing clothing, sneakers, and jewelry from the homes of suspected drug dealers during raids and warrant executions.
  • Colonie, New York: An officer has been suspended without pay and is facing a misdemeanor assault charge following his arrest stemming from a bar brawl.
  • Rialto, California: A former officer pleaded no contest to committing a series of sex acts with a teenage relative starting a decade ago. He accepted responsibility for two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object against the victim’s will, and one count of lewd act on a child age 14, according to court records.
  • Update: Long Beach, California: An officer has been sentenced to 11 year and 8 months in state prison for sex crimes involving underage girls. He pleaded guilty to forcible rape, meeting a minor for lewd purposes, using a minor for sex acts, possession of child pornography, and false imprisonment by fraud or deceit.
  • Boulder, Colorado: Two police officers charged with driving under the influence in separate cases have resigned.

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