National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-05-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, January 5, 2017:

  • New York, New York: Three officers are under investigation after a video of them beating a 50-year-old man went public.
  • Vermilion Parish, Louisiana: The sheriff paid a $2,500 fine and had ethics charges against him dropped. He was accused of buying a home from a departmental auction.
  • Update: Flagstaff, Arizona (First reported 11-17-16): The officer who was captured on video punching a woman has resigned in lieu of termination.
  • Detroit, Michigan: An officer is being investigated for social media posts calling residents “garbage” and bragging about abusing people.
  • Update: Broward County, Florida (First reported 11-11-16): A deputy who was fired after his arrest for extorting sexual favors from a suspect has committed suicide.
  • Update: El Paso, Texas (First reported 06-27-16): An officer was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for a fatal off-duty crash in June.
  • Agawam, Massachusetts: An officer was indicted for stealing more than $10,000 from the police union.