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National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-23-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, January 23, 2017:

  • Chicago, Illinois: Six officers were suspended for showing improper favoritism to a high-ranking fire official after his DUI crash. ow.ly/Etnv308g4sU
  • Update: Dane County, Wisconsin (First reported 07-21-16): A now-former deputy pled guilty to bringing contraband to an inmate in the jail with whom she had a relationship. The plea agreement suggests three years of probation and 120 days in jail. ow.ly/OkJP308g8vk
  • Update: Pike County, Ohio (First reported 12-07-15): A now-former deputy was acquitted of murder and reckless homicide for shooting a man after a vehicular chase. He was also charged with involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting his neighbor in a separate off-duty incident. The trial date has not been set in that case. ow.ly/CBEd308g9i4
  • DeKalb County, Georgia: An officer was arrested for hacking a colleague’s files and posting nude photos of her to social media. ow.ly/IVdk308ga5W
  • Southwestern Regional Pennsylvania Police: An officer pled no contest to harassment for his July arrest. He underwent counseling and has been reinstated. ow.ly/nzAg308gaXu
  • Update: Simpsonville, Kentucky (First reported 01-11-16): A now-former officer pled guilty to stealing $30,000 of cash, drugs, and guns from evidence. He is slated to be sentenced March 6, 2017. ow.ly/BIem308gbp4
  • North Andover, Massachusetts: An officer was charged with DUI and placed on leave after an off-duty crash in a police cruiser. His BAC was measured at .219.  ow.ly/focP308gcfk
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer was charged with first-degree murder in the off-duty shooting of Jose Nieves. ow.ly/gIS7308ghiw
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The City settled a lawsuit that alleged an illegal search, false arrest, and racial epithets directed at motorists by officers. ow.ly/Yj9G308gkGp

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-20-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, January 20, 2017:

  • New Albany, Indiana: An officer was suspended after he was indicted for battery and official misconduct against a suspect during an arrest last year. ow.ly/nok8308bR98
  • Update: Chicago, Illinois (First reported 11-24-15): Four of the fifteen officers cited for misconduct in the Laquan McDonald shooting were suspended five days for disabling their dashboard cameras prior to the shooting. The remaining 11 officers cited have been recommended for termination. ow.ly/HS98308bRpG
  • Update: Evanston, Illinois (First reported 11-30-16): One officer retired and another was reprimanded for arresting a man who was collecting petition signatures to run for office. The reprimanded officer is appealing her discipline. ow.ly/rAyK308bSB6
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection: An agent and his wife have been charged with smuggling Ritalin into the United States from Mexico through the checkpoint in Nogales, Arizona. ow.ly/wuAt308c1Jn
  • Revere, Massachusetts: An officer was charged with child abuse for hitting his girlfriend’s five-year-old child with a belt. ow.ly/V9HV308co8H
  • Palm Beach County, Florida: A deputy was suspended for a drunken incident at Tampa hotel, where he was intoxicated and disruptive. No arrest. ow.ly/dYDw308cxFU
  • Nicholas County, West Virginia: A deputy lost his badge and faces misdemeanor charges for shooting his service weapon into the car his wife wrecked. He responded to the accident while on duty and found her with his car. ow.ly/zduM308cDIr
  • Vidalia, Mississippi: An officer was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in a bar in Natchez. ow.ly/g8LD308cEX5

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-19-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, January 29, 2017:

  • Hanahan, South Carolina: An officer was suspended after his arrest for domestic violence. ow.ly/OL3s3088LDU
  • Galveston, Texas: An officer was arrested after a multi-agency investigation into steroid distribution. ow.ly/K5q33088LMf
  • Contra Costa County, California: A deputy was fired after his arrest for an off-duty shooting at a house party in Sacramento. ow.ly/mGYM3088M0h
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An officer was arrested for sexual assault against his ex-girlfriend in an off-duty incident. ow.ly/ViJZ3088McL
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer was charged with felony sexual assault against a minor. ow.ly/fZp73088Mmb
  • Quincy, Massachusetts: An officer surrendered after a four-hour standoff with a SWAT team following shots fired during a domestic disturbance. ow.ly/vO5y308a9zi
  • Update: Prince George’s County, Maryland (First reported 07-22-16): An officer pled guilty to taking ‘upskirt’ photos of an off-duty officer from another department. He is scheduled to be sentenced February 17.  ow.ly/XgCL308asoe
  • Hamilton County, Tennessee: A deputy was suspended for using a racial slur against a colleague twice. He was ordered to undergo workplace retraining. ow.ly/ej2j308atXB
  • Update: Rutherford County, Tennessee (First reported 05-27-16): The now-former sheriff pled guilty to federal fraud and extortion charges for running an electronic cigarette scam in the county jail. He still faces local charges for a domestic assault arrest that followed indictment on the fraud charges. ow.ly/4Yeb308axFL

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-17-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, January 17, 2017:

  • Concordia Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was charged with battery for a domestic incident involving a stun gun. He resigned after his arrest. ow.ly/3Vyy30858XZ
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer was arrested for shoplifting and resisting law enforcement. ow.ly/EC2a3085dD7
  • Montvale, New Jersey: An officer was charged with DWI after being found passed out in his own vomit in his car. ow.ly/xePz3085jQK
  • Timmonsville, South Carolina: An officer was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/xXcc3085orw
  • Update: Waterloo, Iowa (First reported 08-04-16): An officer was acquitted of assault in an alleged off-duty road rage incident. ow.ly/VBNe3085FmL
  • Update: Edison Township, New Jersey (First reported 11-08-16): Two now-former officers were fined and banned from public employment after each pled guilty to participating in a retaliation scheme against a superior officer. ow.ly/5eDR3085FIK
  • Update: Suffolk County, New York (First reported 10-05-16): An officer who was indicted for a fatal wrong-way crash has been fired. ow.ly/1R2n3085Gw3
  • Update: Harris County, Texas (First reported 01-11-17): A now-former deputy who had already been charged for sexually abusing a dog had child pornography possession added to his charges after the search of his home. ow.ly/LLr83085Hbf

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-13-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, January 13, 2017:

  • Update: St. Croix County, Wisconsin (First reported 10-17-16): An officer resigned after his arrest in North Dakota for being passed out and allegedly intoxicated in his patrol car. He was working a volunteer detail for the pipeline protests. His trial is scheduled for March 3.  ow.ly/zzOY307WsYV
  • San Pablo, California: A commander was arrested for domestic violence. He is no longer with the department. ow.ly/1ESb307Wtvq
  • University of Toledo (Ohio): An officer pled no contest to OVI. His license was suspended license but given an exception for work. He was also fined and ordered to take remedial driver education. ow.ly/6v30307WuyP
  • Update: Daytona Beach, Florida (First reported 11-21-16): A now-former officer will not face criminal charges for lying to investigators about being shot at. ow.ly/8AWM307YFxP
  • Update: Agawam, Massachusetts: Three officers who were fired for excessive force against a detainee will not face state criminal charges. Video of the incident has been released. ow.ly/R8Y3307YGcm
  • Update: Detroit, Michigan (First reported 01-05-17): An officer resigned in lieu of termination for posting derogatory social media posts about residents. ow.ly/TPkx307YIr7
  • Bexar County, Texas: A deputy was fired after he was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/GLsu307YIOE
  • Update: Wheeling, West Virginia (First reported 11-17-16): A now-former officer pled guilty to possession of indecent images of a child and was sentenced to probation. He had sex with a 17-year-old student at the school where he worked as a resource officer. ow.ly/hBI6307YKeE

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-12-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, January 12, 2017

  • Update: Cleveland, Ohio (First reported 10-14-15): An officer pled guilty to attempted assault for biting his girlfriend during a fight while he was off-duty. He may retain his job. ow.ly/33HR307TOzI
  • Broward County, Florida: A sheriff’s deputy was suspended for recording and leaking security footage of the airport shooting to TMZ. ow.ly/6cIv307TPI9
  • Corona, California: An officer was placed on leave after accidentally firing a round into a security officer’s car. The security officer was in the car at the time of the shooting but was not hit by the bullet. ow.ly/pY81307Wn8D
  • Gaston County, North Carolina: An officer was arrested for assault and pointing a gun at someone. He is no longer with the department. ow.ly/AY0q307WnSm
  • McKinley County, New Mexico: A deputy was suspended and two others were placed on paid leave after a brawl at a party at the suspended deputy’s home. The victim was not an officer and had to be airlifted to a hospital. ow.ly/wmrC307WrAH
  • Sonoma County, California (First reported 10-24-16): A now-former deputy was charged with felonious assault by an officer for beating and tasing a Marine veteran and former police officer in his home. ow.ly/LLM8307Wsad
  • Pinellas County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for domestic battery and witness tampering after an off-duty incident. ow.ly/D4CW307WspG
  • Update: Nashville, Tennessee (First reported 01-25-16): An officer was suspended for one month after her criminal stalking charge was dismissed following an Alford plea. ow.ly/jdUz307Wua7

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-11-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, January 11, 2017:

  • Update: Los Angeles County, California: Now-former sheriff Lee Baca will be retried for corruption after a mistrial. ow.ly/aY1U307SpEg
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was fired for breaking into ex-girlfriend’s home and misleading internal affairs investigation into the matter. The ex-girlfriend is also an officer in the department. ow.ly/Ozbm307TKFY
  • Midland, Texas: An officer who was arrested for domestic violence and interference with an officer in performance of his duties has resigned. ow.ly/eCpt307TLel
  • Harris County, Texas: A deputy was arrested for producing obscene material and sexually abusing a dog. He has been fired. ow.ly/RSm0307TLRq
  • Update: Lucas County, Ohio (First reported 08-29-16): A deputy who was fired for posting implicit threats on social media has been reinstated by a labor arbitrator. ow.ly/GIeE307TMop
  • Update: U.S. Secret Service (First reported 11-16-15): A now-former officer was stationed at the White House agreed to plead guilty for attempting to sext a minor in Delaware. He was caught in a sting. The agreement allows him to be extradited to face even more serious charges in Florida ow.ly/PyzZ307TMPG
  • Update: U.S. Customs & Border Protection (First reported 09-12-16): An officer pled guilty to accepting sexual favors and bribes for smuggling people into the United States. He resigned his post before the plea and is scheduled to be sentenced April 7. ow.ly/vrRT307TNn8
  • Update: St. Louis County, Missouri (First reported 01-07-16): An officer was sentenced to five years of probation after he pled guilty to assaulting his girlfriend during an incident off duty. He resigned and surrendered his law enforcement certification. ow.ly/G8t8307TNVf

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-10-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, January 10, 2017:

  • Cincinnati, Ohio: An officer was arrested after dropping her department-issued firearm while she was intoxicated and off-duty at movie theatre. The incident prompted a temporary evacuation of the facility.  ow.ly/Hf7B307Qlrr
  • Update: Fort Worth, Texas (First reported 12-27-16): An officer was suspended for ten days without pay for the arrest of a mother and daughter that was captured on video. The mother had called police for help because a neighbor allegedly assaulted her young son, but the officer arrested her and chastised her for not teaching her child not to litter.   ow.ly/Q5Qn307QlNs
  • Update: Texas Department of Public Safety (First reported 03-24-16): A trooper had forgery charges dropped for lack of evidence. ow.ly/LtSu307Qn5c
  • Waxhaw, North Carolina: An officer was charged with a misdemeanor after his 2-year-old child shot his wife with his unsecured gun. ow.ly/B3qQ307Qnkz
  • Update: Little Rock, Arkansas (First reported 11-12-12): The City is being sued by two men who were arrested by an off-duty (now-retired) officer who had been working a security detail. ow.ly/elW8307QnJR
  • Council Bluffs, Nebraska: An officer was arrested for OWI and leaving the scene of an accident after an off-duty crash. ow.ly/m9A9307RGw3
  • Update: Stevenson, Alabama (First reported 03-07-16): The now-former chief was sentenced to 27 months in prison for federal civil rights violations and was ordered to pay $12,000 in restitution. When his friend’s business was burglarized, the then-chief and his friend went to the suspect’s home and beat him. ow.ly/Zc8r307Spih

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-09-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, January 9, 2017:

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An officer was arrested for DUI after a single-car crash. ow.ly/cmGn307ONPz
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The City settled with a delivery driver who was shot by plainclothes officers and suffered permanent physical injury.  The officers allegedly did not identify themselves as police officers as they engaged the driver. The $4,400,000 payout was the largest settlement in City history. ow.ly/NkLe307OOis
  • Update: Fairlawn, Ohio (First reported 05-27-16): Two officers were suspended for leading officers on a high-speed chase while they were off duty. The officer who was driving pled to obstruction and was sentenced to community service. ow.ly/pwY5307OOQO
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was suspended for arresting a man who insulted him. ow.ly/tnju307OP7C
  • Pembroke Pines, Florida: An officer was suspended for three months for using a law enforcement database to snoop on others at least 560 times. On at least several occasions, she also harassed some people she found information on, which is how the malfeasance was discovered. ow.ly/nu2z307OPwY
  • Moultrie, Georgia: An officer was arrested for assaulting someone while taking them into custody. ow.ly/Q0Av307OQUL
  • Riverside, California: An officer was demoted after drinking, texting, and then crashing a police vehicle and leaving the scene. There was no arrest or charge brought in the case.  ow.ly/fzdv307ORjm
  • Lake in the Hills, Illinois: An officer was arrested for DWI after striking and killing a pedestrian. ow.ly/arSx307ORH3
  • Update: Nelson County, Kentucky (First reported 10-24-16): A deputy was reinstated after a domestic assault charge against him was dropped. ow.ly/cvJr307PW20

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-06-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, January 6, 2017:

  • Clarksville, Indiana: An officer resigned and has been charged with theft from a Wal-Mart. ow.ly/mA83307KwcO
  • Buffalo Valley Regional Police (Pennsylvania): An officer was arrested for threatening the lives of his wife and children while intoxicated. ow.ly/WZ1Z307KCsJ
  • Rutherford County, Tennessee: A deputy was fired for reckless driving.  His driving while responding to a call caused a collision. ow.ly/nXRw307KDk6
  • Update: Danville, Kentucky (First reported 03-28-16): An officer pled guilty to wanton endangerment and DUI for head-on crash while he was off duty. His sentencing is scheduled for February 7th. ow.ly/XqiG307KE1k
  • Temple, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI while off duty on New Year’s Eve. ow.ly/tXSF307KGgp
  • Collier County, Florida: A deputy was fired for using a law enforcement database to look up info on his then-girlfriend and then making false statements to cover it up. ow.ly/UC2g307KHFY
  • Springdale, Arkansas: An officer was fired for undisclosed reasons and dropped his appeal of termination. ow.ly/sU9z307KIzW

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