National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-17-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, February 17, 2017:

  • Update: Helena, Montana (First reported 11-30-16): An officer entered into a deferred prosecution agreement for her domestic violence arrest. She retained her employment.
  • Update: South Dakota Highway Patrol (First reported 11-08-16): A now-former trooper pled guilty to stealing $70,000 in drug money over several years. He will be sentenced in March.
  • Jacksonville, Florida: Three sheriff’s deputies were suspended and charged with tampering after a fatal officer-involved shooting during an undercover drug buy. The officers allegedly got rid of beer cans and were thus not tested for intoxication at the scene.
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer was fired for shooting 16 times into the wrong vehicle during a 2011 off-duty shooting.
  • Portland, Oregon: An officer was fired for making threats with a gun after an off-duty poker game. This was one report listed among several in the periodic disciplinary release from the department.
  • Amtrak: An officer was charged with murder for shooting a passenger in the back during a layover at Union Station in Chicago.
  • New York, New York: Two officers were indicted for misconduct, filing a false instrument, and perjury for making a bogus gun possession arrest.
  • Whitfield County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested for child molestation, false imprisonment, and child cruelty.
  • Beaufort County, South Carolina: A deputy was fired after approaching jurors about a civil case they were hearing. The act triggered a mistrial.