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.
  • Broward County, Florida: A sheriff’s deputy was suspended for recording and leaking security footage of the airport shooting to TMZ.
  • 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.
  • Gaston County, North Carolina: An officer was arrested for assault and pointing a gun at someone. He is no longer with the department.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pinellas County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for domestic battery and witness tampering after an off-duty incident.
  • 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.