National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 12-29-16

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, December 29, 2016:

  • Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the department illegally withheld public records.
  • Elmendorf, Texas: An officer was charged with sexual assault of a child for allegedly abusing a 13-year-old girl.
  • Update: Richfield, Minnesota (First reported 10-08-15): An officer who was fired after a video was released of his striking a Somali teen while on duty was reinstated by a labor arbitrator.
  • Dallas, Texas: An officer was fired for a 2015 hit-and-run off duty. He struck a vehicle while he was trying to pass, causing minor damage, and never stopped.
  • U.S. Border Patrol (Malone, New York): A now-former agent was given five years’ probation for assaulting an elderly couple after his wife was killed in an automobile accident.
  • Pasco County, Florida: A deputy was fired after domestic violence arrest.
  • Update: Chicago, Illinois (First reported 12-19-14): An officer was acquitted of drunkenly firing his gun at a suburban police officer after he was stopped off duty. The DUI charge was dropped before trial. His BAC was tested five hours after the incident and tested at .07, just under the legal limit.