National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-27-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, January 27, 2017:

  • Cleveland, Ohio: A now-former officer pled guilty to drug possession after an investigation revealed multiple texts with an alleged drug dealer. Having relinquished his law enforcement certification, a successful stint in rehab and year of probation will expunge his conviction. He is also named in a pending excessive force lawsuit for shooting a suspect and allegedly falsifying information related to the incident.
  • Marlin, Texas: An officer was charged with theft of a firearm by a public servant after guns were discovered to be missing from the police armory.
  • Update: Citrus County, Florida (First reported 12-20-16): A deputy who was fired after a domestic violence arrest won her appeal of termination. She may return as a dispatcher while her criminal case is pending.
  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: A deputy was charged with domestic violence.
  • Update: Temple, Texas (First reported 09-27-16): An officer was sentenced to federal probation and ordered to pay a $1,200 fine for lying to federal investigators.
  • Trenton, Texas: The now-former chief who was under indictment for official oppression died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.
  • Update: Portland, Oregon (First reported 12-13-16): An officer who was arrested for DUI in his patrol vehicle was permitted to enter a one-year diversion program to avoid a criminal conviction. He will have a breathalyzer attached to the ignition of his car.
  • St. Johns County, Florida: A deputy resigned after being charged with fraud for $1,300 in personal purchases on the Police Athletic League credit card.
  • Michigan State Police: A trooper pled no contest to OVI and aggravated assault for crashing into a motorcyclist. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 8.