National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-25-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, January 25, 2017:

  • Orlando, Florida: An officer was arrested for DUI after spotted driving erratically in his pickup. His BAC was measured at .220.
  • Sarasota County, Florida: A deputy was charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to stage an elderly woman’s suicide after she complained that he was taking advantage of her.
  • Update: Minneapolis, Minnesota (First reported 1-28-16): An officer was charged for shooting into a car of bystanders without warning.
  • Granite City, Missouri: An officer was charged with felony misconduct for allegedly sharing information from a law enforcement database.
  • Update: U.S. Marshals (First reported 06-24-16): A now-former deputy marshal agreed to plead guilty to child pornography possession. He was discovered surreptitiously recording women using the bathroom, some of whom were minors.
  • Update: Los Angeles County, California (First reported 10-30-15): A now-former deputy pled guilty to sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and given five years of probation.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: A now-former officer pled guilty to murder during an off-duty altercation. He was recently awarded a new trial after his original conviction and sentence of 25 years had been overturned. After his plea, he was sentenced to five years in prison, with credit for more than 400 days of time served.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer pled guilty to roughing up a contractor and stealing $38 from him while he was on duty. He was sentenced to five years of probation.