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.
  • 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.
  • Update: Texas Department of Public Safety (First reported 03-24-16): A trooper had forgery charges dropped for lack of evidence.
  • Waxhaw, North Carolina: An officer was charged with a misdemeanor after his 2-year-old child shot his wife with his unsecured gun.
  • 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.
  • Council Bluffs, Nebraska: An officer was arrested for OWI and leaving the scene of an accident after an off-duty crash.
  • 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.