National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-03-17

Here are the 13 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, January 3, 2017:

  • Kenosha, Wisconsin: An officer was arrested on battery charges.
  • New Rochelle, New York: An officer was charged with vehicular manslaughter and DWI after a fatal off-duty crash.
  • Baltimore County, Maryland: A now-former deputy reached a settlement with the State of Maryland for $160,000. He claimed he was fired for whistleblowing.
  • San Bernardino County, California: A deputy was charged with having sex with a teenager who was participating in the department’s Explorer program.
  • Kettering, Ohio: A detective pled guilty to stealing prescription pills from a home while he was investigating a break-in.
  • Modesto, California: The City is being sued for excessive force after two officers opened fire on people in a car who were attempting to escape during a drug sting. Plaintiffs alleged that the officers did not identify themselves and they thought they were being attacked.
  • Mission, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI and an open container violation.
  • Blanchard, Oklahoma: An officer was arrested for soliciting a minor and child pornography.
  • Miami, Florida: Three officers were fired for posting “jokes” about using black neighborhoods for target practice to a social media site.
  • Update: Bay County, Michigan (First reported 11-15-16): A deputy was charged with tampering and careless discharge of a firearm for an accidental shooting at the school where he was SRO. He allegedly tried to cover-up the incident. A teacher was grazed in the shooting but was not seriously injured.
  • Update: Baltimore County, Maryland (First reported 02-25-15): The County reached a settlement with a teen who was shot by an off-duty deputy working private detail at an apartment complex. The settlement was for $30,000.
  • Lee County, Florida: A now-former deputy was charged with grand theft for defrauding the government of $60,000 in work hours.
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee: An officer was charged for an alleged domestic assault on Christmas Day.