National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-16-17

Here are the six reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, February 16, 2017:

  • Shreveport, Louisiana: An officer was charged with accessory after the fact in the wake of a fatal shooting at a grocery store.
  • Update: Robstown, Texas (First reported 11-08-16): An officer entered a pretrial diversion program for DWI, and will retain job after serving a five-day suspension. He was found unconscious behind the wheel of his truck. Successful completion of the program will purge the charge from his record.
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 03-03-16): An officer was acquitted of charges for slapping a student in a viral video. The other officer involved entered an Alford plea and resigned.
  • Update: Columbus, Mississippi (First reported 09-08-16): A now-former officer was acquitted of domestic violence charges. She resigned after her arrest.
  • Nashville, Tennessee: An officer was fired for social media posts about the fatal shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota. The Chief said the posts were so bad that they discredited the officer.
  • Providence, Kentucky: A patrolman resigned after an FBI investigation into alleged racial profiling.  The news story is gated so the following link is included for background information.