National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-23-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, January 23, 2017:

  • Chicago, Illinois: Six officers were suspended for showing improper favoritism to a high-ranking fire official after his DUI crash.
  • Update: Dane County, Wisconsin (First reported 07-21-16): A now-former deputy pled guilty to bringing contraband to an inmate in the jail with whom she had a relationship. The plea agreement suggests three years of probation and 120 days in jail.
  • Update: Pike County, Ohio (First reported 12-07-15): A now-former deputy was acquitted of murder and reckless homicide for shooting a man after a vehicular chase. He was also charged with involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting his neighbor in a separate off-duty incident. The trial date has not been set in that case.
  • DeKalb County, Georgia: An officer was arrested for hacking a colleague’s files and posting nude photos of her to social media.
  • Southwestern Regional Pennsylvania Police: An officer pled no contest to harassment for his July arrest. He underwent counseling and has been reinstated.
  • Update: Simpsonville, Kentucky (First reported 01-11-16): A now-former officer pled guilty to stealing $30,000 of cash, drugs, and guns from evidence. He is slated to be sentenced March 6, 2017.
  • North Andover, Massachusetts: An officer was charged with DUI and placed on leave after an off-duty crash in a police cruiser. His BAC was measured at .219.
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer was charged with first-degree murder in the off-duty shooting of Jose Nieves.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The City settled a lawsuit that alleged an illegal search, false arrest, and racial epithets directed at motorists by officers.