National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-20-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, January 20, 2017:

  • New Albany, Indiana: An officer was suspended after he was indicted for battery and official misconduct against a suspect during an arrest last year.
  • Update: Chicago, Illinois (First reported 11-24-15): Four of the fifteen officers cited for misconduct in the Laquan McDonald shooting were suspended five days for disabling their dashboard cameras prior to the shooting. The remaining 11 officers cited have been recommended for termination.
  • Update: Evanston, Illinois (First reported 11-30-16): One officer retired and another was reprimanded for arresting a man who was collecting petition signatures to run for office. The reprimanded officer is appealing her discipline.
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection: An agent and his wife have been charged with smuggling Ritalin into the United States from Mexico through the checkpoint in Nogales, Arizona.
  • Revere, Massachusetts: An officer was charged with child abuse for hitting his girlfriend’s five-year-old child with a belt.
  • Palm Beach County, Florida: A deputy was suspended for a drunken incident at Tampa hotel, where he was intoxicated and disruptive. No arrest.
  • Nicholas County, West Virginia: A deputy lost his badge and faces misdemeanor charges for shooting his service weapon into the car his wife wrecked. He responded to the accident while on duty and found her with his car.
  • Vidalia, Mississippi: An officer was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in a bar in Natchez.