National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-24-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, February 24, 2017:

  • South Amboy, New Jersey: A detective was charged for allegedly stealing $3,000 from evidence.
  • Columbus, Ohio: An officer was charged with solicitation and dereliction of duty.
  • Woodstock, Illinois: An officer was charged with DUI after a one-car off-duty crash.
  • Update: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (First reported 12-09-16): A now-former officer was charged with aggravated assault for shooting a jail guard during an off-duty bar fight. He was fired after the incident.
  • Update: Las Cruces, New Mexico (First reported 05-20-15): The City settled a lawsuit with a man who was beaten in his jail cell by two now-former officers for $400,000.
  • Update: Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (First reported 01-14-16): An officer was found guilty on five counts of sexual assault against a teen. The officer was on duty and in uniform when he approached her for smoking marijuana and then led her to a secluded area where he assaulted her. He had previously been fired by the Honolulu Police Department for falsifying records and lying to investigators about transporting an underage runaway.
  • Seattle, Washington: An officer was charged with drug possession and illegal access of law enforcement database.