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National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-03-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, February 3, 2017:

  • Jacksonville, Florida: A now-former officer was given credit for time served, one year of probation, and ordered to undergo counseling for stalking his ex. ow.ly/afnG308EfMi
  • Midland, Texas: An officer was arrested for public intoxication in September and subsequently resigned. A video of the incident was just released. ow.ly/GAHF308ErJY
  • Denver, Colorado: A deputy was fired for excessive force against a jail inmate. He provoked the inmate to fight him. ow.ly/22a5308EuCY
  • San Francisco County, California: A deputy was arrested on federal insurance fraud charges for allegedly staging a home burglary. ow.ly/1QTr308Ezkz
  • Georgetown, Kentucky: One officer resigned and another was suspended after an investigation into a drunken off-duty fight. ow.ly/RRUo308EAzn
  • Cleveland, Ohio: A now-former detective was charged with felony drug counts for buying illicit prescription pills. He is also named in an excessive force lawsuit for shooting a drug dealer. ow.ly/qkXC308EBpp
  • Update: Wapato, Washington (First reported 11-02-16): A now-former officer was sentenced to one year of probation, plus time served, for third-degree rape of a woman when he was off duty. ow.ly/QDOA308EDAN

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-02-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, February 2, 2017:

  • Causeway, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for allegedly stealing drugs and cash from evidence. ow.ly/GLg4308BNdl
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with six criminal counts related to domestic assault. Charges included terroristic threatening, assault, and violation of a protective order. He was suspended with the intention to be terminated. ow.ly/Kk7C308BPJE
  • North Attleborough, Massachusetts: An officer was arrested for domestic assault and fired. ow.ly/Aa0z308BS9M
  • Wichita Falls, Texas: An officer was charged with DWI after a crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist. ow.ly/Fkbk308BVWl
  • Los Angeles, California: The City settled a lawsuit with a woman who was seriously injured when she fell out of police car that was traveling at approximately 30mph. She claimed that she was trying to get away from an officer who was in the backseat with her and inappropriately touching her. She was handcuffed when she fell out of the vehicle. The settlement was for $3,500,000. ow.ly/Xkaz308BWgr
  • South Hackensack Township, New Jersey: The commissioner was arrested for domestic violence and smiled during his mugshot. ow.ly/h8sF308BXT0
  • San Bernardino County, California: A deputy was recorded threatening to arrest man on made up charges because he was legally recording an encounter in the police station. ow.ly/c40Z308CVp2

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-01-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, February 1, 2017:

  • Gwinnett County, Georgia: An officer was fired after driving on a sidewalk and hitting two pedestrians while responding to a call. ow.ly/punF308zlmI
  • Update: Grand Rapids, Michigan (First reported 01-30-17) Three officers who improperly aided a prosecutor after his wrong-way crash have been recommended to be fired. They will not face criminal charges in the case. ow.ly/jHBd308znwG
  • Update: Agawam, Massachusetts (First reported 01-20-16): Two of the three officers fired after a videoed use-of-force incident against a detainee have won their appeals of termination. They will receive back pay. The third terminated officer’s appeal is still pending. ow.ly/cqqd308zqAI
  • Danbury, Connecticut: An officer was charged with breach of the peace for using unnecessary force against a handcuffed suspect. ow.ly/mQ2V308zsWM
  • Update: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (First reported 01-27-17): A deputy who was arrested for domestic violence has been fired. ow.ly/M0XK308zBf2
  • Cleveland Heights, Ohio: A now-former officer pled guilty to tampering and theft for stealing $3,000 from the City while collecting impound fees. ow.ly/I7qQ308zBZe
  • Prichard, Alabama: An officer was arrested after his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend complained about harassment. ow.ly/mlm0308zDfT
  • Update: Washtenaw County, Michigan (First reported 12-26-16): A lieutenant pled guilty to a lesser charge after his arrest for a “super drunk” driving violation. His BAC was almost three times the legal limit. ow.ly/eY0P308Ajaj

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-31-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, January 31, 2017:

  • Albany, New York: An officer was arrested for an off-duty DUI in Saratoga Springs. ow.ly/5cKt308wTLh
  • Update: Erie County, New York (First reported 04-20-16): A now-former deputy will undergo treatment and was ordered to perform 70 hours of community service after a guilty plea to drug possession. He was originally charged with smuggling drugs into the jail. ow.ly/E6Cl308x6uP
  • Update: Edwardsville, Illinois (First reported 01-05-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to 6 of 11 charges for a string of burglaries he perpetrated while on duty and in uniform. ow.ly/AEUz308x7Ig
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 02-11-15): A now-former officer was found guilty of raping a 13-year-old girl. ow.ly/V68l308xi7h
  • Update: Jackson, Mississippi (First reported 05-24-16): A now-former officer was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for accepting bribes in a visa scam. ow.ly/zYe7308xltv
  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for assault and vandalism for an off-duty incident at the home of his girlfriend. ow.ly/EISO308xm0i
  • Skagit County, Washington: A deputy was charged with domestic violence and held on $100,000 bail. ow.ly/iJtr308xnVK
  • New York, New York: The City is being sued by the surviving family of Ariel Garza, 49, who died after being tazed twice by an officer who came to his home. ow.ly/QjOv308xoUr

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-30-17

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, January 30, 2017:

  • Orangeburg, South Carolina: A deputy was charged with third-degree assault and battery for striking a handcuffed detainee who spat in his face. ow.ly/zoh1308pu98
  • U.S. Border Patrol: An agent was charged with 13 criminal counts for ramming cars and striking a man with his automobile. ow.ly/QY63308putT
  • Update: San Antonio, Texas (First reported 11-04-16): An officer who was fired for giving a homeless man fecal sandwich was reinstated…and then fired again for a scatological prank in the women’s restroom at the stationhouse. ow.ly/gJ5c308tghq
  • New York, New York: An officer was charged with a felony for sending a 16-year-old girl a lewd video of himself. ow.ly/r3dV308ufFW
  • Volusia County, Florida: A deputy is under internal investigation for allegedly stealing cash from DUI suspects. He is on leave. ow.ly/EASp308ugTj
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer was suspended five days for throwing coffee at a passing motorcyclist while he was on duty. ow.ly/OiwJ308ui9S
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan: Three officers were suspended without pay during an investigation into a DUI crash report involving prosecutor who has since resigned.  ow.ly/ZtT4308uiCM
  • Rutherford Co., TN major will plead guilty to lying to federal investigators. ow.ly/vGLF308ujmr
  • Update: New Castle County, Delaware (First reported 09-14-16): A now-former deputy pled guilty to child pornography possession. He is scheduled to be sentenced in March. ow.ly/GxuP308ujLA
  • Update: Revere, Massachusetts (First reported 01-20-17) An officer was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly abusing two children in her care. Her boyfriend, who is also an officer, was arrested on child abuse charges the previous week. ow.ly/M61v308ukeN

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-27-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, January 27, 2017:

  • Cleveland, Ohio: A now-former officer pled guilty to drug possession after an investigation revealed multiple texts with an alleged drug dealer. Having relinquished his law enforcement certification, a successful stint in rehab and year of probation will expunge his conviction. He is also named in a pending excessive force lawsuit for shooting a suspect and allegedly falsifying information related to the incident. ow.ly/We8g308pjab
  • Marlin, Texas: An officer was charged with theft of a firearm by a public servant after guns were discovered to be missing from the police armory. ow.ly/xRKN308pjnv
  • Update: Citrus County, Florida (First reported 12-20-16): A deputy who was fired after a domestic violence arrest won her appeal of termination. She may return as a dispatcher while her criminal case is pending. ow.ly/bI2C308pkUZ
  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: A deputy was charged with domestic violence. ow.ly/q8XN308plaV
  • Update: Temple, Texas (First reported 09-27-16): An officer was sentenced to federal probation and ordered to pay a $1,200 fine for lying to federal investigators. ow.ly/himK308pm8i
  • Trenton, Texas: The now-former chief who was under indictment for official oppression died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. ow.ly/EALc308psrE
  • Update: Portland, Oregon (First reported 12-13-16): An officer who was arrested for DUI in his patrol vehicle was permitted to enter a one-year diversion program to avoid a criminal conviction. He will have a breathalyzer attached to the ignition of his car. ow.ly/4wZw308psKc
  • St. Johns County, Florida: A deputy resigned after being charged with fraud for $1,300 in personal purchases on the Police Athletic League credit card.  ow.ly/awlx308ptem
  • Michigan State Police: A trooper pled no contest to OVI and aggravated assault for crashing into a motorcyclist. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 8. ow.ly/S86S308ptVF

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-26-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, January 26, 2017:

  • Hattiesburg, Mississippi: An officer was arrested in Lamar County for domestic assault. ow.ly/yUDE308nf5T
  • Wisner, Louisiana: An officer was charged with malfeasance in office for allegedly taking money from evidence. ow.ly/i2YU308nff0
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado: A now-former officer pled guilty to selling counterfeit Broncos merchandise at a flea market. He was fined $7,500. ow.ly/4KQ6308nzpK
  • St. Lucie County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for sexually assaulting a woman while he was on duty. He was fired. ow.ly/MZ7z308nJQN
  • Dallas County, Arkansas: A deputy was arrested for disorderly conduct after an intoxicated inmate whom he was supervising on a pass for work detail crashed the car they were in. The officer too had been drinking. ow.ly/t9dr308nMHf
  • Willow Springs, Illinois: Five officers are no longer with the department after a three-year investigation into the misuse of funds. The five comprised almost half of the department’s officers. ow.ly/yPia308nNbq
  • Update: Lowell, Massachusetts (First reported 11-16-16): An officer was suspended for six months and ordered to undergo anger management for assaulting a handcuffed student. ow.ly/m66Y308nNzg

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-25-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, January 25, 2017:

  • Orlando, Florida: An officer was arrested for DUI after spotted driving erratically in his pickup. His BAC was measured at .220. ow.ly/rvwf308kZsS
  • Sarasota County, Florida: A deputy was charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to stage an elderly woman’s suicide after she complained that he was taking advantage of her. ow.ly/bslH308kZRz
  • Update: Minneapolis, Minnesota (First reported 1-28-16): An officer was charged for shooting into a car of bystanders without warning. ow.ly/AOLZ308l37d
  • Granite City, Missouri: An officer was charged with felony misconduct for allegedly sharing information from a law enforcement database. ow.ly/OlsK308l3DH
  • Update: U.S. Marshals (First reported 06-24-16): A now-former deputy marshal agreed to plead guilty to child pornography possession. He was discovered surreptitiously recording women using the bathroom, some of whom were minors.  ow.ly/Fcau308l44s
  • Update: Los Angeles County, California (First reported 10-30-15): A now-former deputy pled guilty to sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and given five years of probation. ow.ly/6HQa308l5Jj
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: A now-former officer pled guilty to murder during an off-duty altercation. He was recently awarded a new trial after his original conviction and sentence of 25 years had been overturned. After his plea, he was sentenced to five years in prison, with credit for more than 400 days of time served. ow.ly/i0zV308l7nO
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer pled guilty to roughing up a contractor and stealing $38 from him while he was on duty. He was sentenced to five years of probation. ow.ly/vEZa308l871

 

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-24-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, January 24, 2017:

  • Baltimore, Maryland: A detective who was an investigator in charge of the Freddie Gray inquiry has been charged with assault in a separate off-duty matter. ow.ly/qKV9308gqBz
  • U.S. Border Patrol (San Diego): A now-former agent was sentenced to two years in prison for providing drugs to and sexually molesting a teenage girl. ow.ly/WVYq308ha1K
  • Update: Washington County, Oregon (First reported 12-15-15): A female deputy who was sexually harassed by a now-former deputy has filed a civil rights suit related to the case. ow.ly/qSuY308j2B0
  • Update: Rutherford County, Tennessee (First reported 05-27-16): A now-former deputy pled guilty to the same charges that the now-former sheriff recently pled to in an e-cigarette scheme. ow.ly/LzkO308j3qY
  • Update: Fresno, California (First reported 03-27-15): The nephew of a now-former deputy chief has pled guilty to drug distribution. During his allocution, he directly implicated his uncle in a marijuana distribution scheme. The former deputy’s trial is scheduled for May of this year. ow.ly/S2Sk308j472
  • Update: Lamar County, Mississippi (First reported 09-10-14): A now-former deputy was sentenced to 30 years for the sexual battery of a minor family member. He is already serving time for a murder-for-hire plot against his wife and step-daughter after the sexual battery allegations were brought. ow.ly/FjjJ308jPI8
  • Shreveport, Louisiana: An officer was fired for kicking a handcuffed detainee in the head after the detainee was verbally abusive to him. ow.ly/1cF1308j7Jp
  • Update: North Charleston, South Carolina: Now-former officer Michael Slager will be retried in state court in August for the shooting death of Walter Scott. http://bit.ly/2j6bnZy
  • Stratford, New Jersey: An officer was charged with child endangerment after the accidental shooting death of his eight-year-old daughter. It is unclear whether the daughter shot herself or whether a young sibling shot her with the loaded revolver that was out. ow.ly/aFLN308j8gw

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