National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-21-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, February 21, 2017:

  • Detroit, Michigan: An officer was charged with “super drunk” driving—that is, driving with a BAC more than twice the legal limit—for an off-duty incident in Monroe County.
  • South Carthage, Tennessee: An officer was recorded making unwanted sexual advances on a clerk while he was on duty. He was suspended two weeks and has resumed regular duties.
  • Deschutes County, Oregon: A deputy was charged with harassment for an off-duty altercation with a woman after a fender bender.
  • Update: Yellowstone County, Montana (First reported 02-05-16): Two now-former deputies were denied qualified immunity in a lawsuit for fatally shooting Loren Simpson. They were terminated but were not criminally charged for the incident.
  • Nevada Transportation Authority: A supervisor was charged for drunk driving and purchasing heroin for himself and his mother.
  • Ascension Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was fired and arrested for domestic assault for an off-duty incident with his ex-girlfriend.
  • Update: Grand Rapids, Michigan (First reported 01-30-17): One of the three officers investigated for aiding a prosecutor who was caught driving the wrong way while under the influence was suspended for 30 days after an administrative hearing. He and his colleagues were indefinitely suspended with a recommendation to be terminated. The remaining officers’ administrative cases are pending.
  • Update: Prince George’s County, Maryland (First reported 01-19-17): An officer was given a one-year suspended sentence and three years of probation after his guilty plea to taking upskirt photos of women both while he was on and off duty.
  • Tucson, Arizona: An officer’s certification was retroactively suspended for three weeks. Initially, he was fired for stealing a burrito while on duty but he was reinstated.