National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-28-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, February 28, 2017:

  • Hinds County, Mississippi: A deputy was charged with possession with intent to distribute after drugs were found in his patrol car.
  • Oklahoma County, Oklahoma: The County settled with the family of a man killed by the careless driving of a deputy for $500,000. The deputy, who had previously been cited for causing a traffic accident, was suspended for one month.
  • Connecticut State Police: Two troopers were charged with assault and kidnapping for an incident off duty after a man complained while he was in the hospital.
  • West Manchester Township, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with 50 counts of child pornography possession. Future charges are possible because each of these counts was for an image found on his phone and not in other devices or locations.
  • Sanford, Florida: An officer was charged with 99 counts of misconduct and one count of grand larceny for falsifying time sheets. He has since resigned.
  • Update: Blackfoot, Idaho (First reported 09-18-15): A now-former officer was given two days in jail—two concurrent terms of 180 and 178 days were suspended—two years of probation, and ordered to pay approximately $1,700 in fines, court costs, and restitution after pleading to drug charges. He was serving as a school resource officer at the time of his arrest.
  • Update: West Linn, Oregon (First reported 07-24-16): An officer was fired for a Facebook post that referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as “target practice.”
  • Marion County, Florida: A deputy was fired for providing false information and other violations for on-duty incidents.
  • Update: Federal Bureau of Investigation (Las Vegas) (First reported 12-21-16): A now-former agent pled no contest to shooting at Grand Rapids, Michigan officer while the agent was off-duty. He says he has no recollection of the incident and was likely intoxicated at the time. He is scheduled to be sentenced April 13.