National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-01-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, February 1, 2017:

  • Gwinnett County, Georgia: An officer was fired after driving on a sidewalk and hitting two pedestrians while responding to a call.
  • Update: Grand Rapids, Michigan (First reported 01-30-17) Three officers who improperly aided a prosecutor after his wrong-way crash have been recommended to be fired. They will not face criminal charges in the case.
  • Update: Agawam, Massachusetts (First reported 01-20-16): Two of the three officers fired after a videoed use-of-force incident against a detainee have won their appeals of termination. They will receive back pay. The third terminated officer’s appeal is still pending.
  • Danbury, Connecticut: An officer was charged with breach of the peace for using unnecessary force against a handcuffed suspect.
  • Update: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (First reported 01-27-17): A deputy who was arrested for domestic violence has been fired.
  • Cleveland Heights, Ohio: A now-former officer pled guilty to tampering and theft for stealing $3,000 from the City while collecting impound fees.
  • Prichard, Alabama: An officer was arrested after his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend complained about harassment.
  • Update: Washtenaw County, Michigan (First reported 12-26-16): A lieutenant pled guilty to a lesser charge after his arrest for a “super drunk” driving violation. His BAC was almost three times the legal limit.