National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-01-17

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, March 1, 2017:

  • Update: Seattle, Washington (First reported 02-24-17): An officer pled guilty to drug, solicitation, and computer trespass charges. He was sentenced to 30 days of work detail. With good behavior, the conviction may be expunged after two years. His future employment status is not known.
  • Savannah-Chatham, Georgia: A now-former detective was convicted of DUI for his role in a two-car crash but acquitted of tampering and false statements in his case.
  • Detroit, Michigan: An officer who serves as head of the police union was charged with malicious destruction of property and reckless driving for crashing into a school.
  • Dickson, Tennessee: Two officers were charged with tampering and destruction of evidence after they investigated a bar fight. The officers deny wrongdoing and stand by their initial assessment of a lack of evidence to move forward with a case.
  • Baltimore, Maryland: Seven officers were federally indicted for robbery, extortion, and racketeering. They allegedly claimed bogus overtime and filed false reports. Six of the officers were arraigned and all were held over without bail for public safety reasons. The seventh will have his hearing later this week. More information can be found here and here
  • Perry County, Tennessee: A deputy was charged for using county funds to fuel his personal vehicle and misappropriating evidence.
  • Update: Cleveland, Ohio (First reported 02-03-17): A now-former officer pled guilty to felony drug count and was diverted to treatment. Successful completion of agreement may expunge his conviction and he may regain law enforcement eligibility.
  • Chardon, Ohio: An officer pled guilty to theft for switching a price tag on an item before paying. He entered a diversion program.
  • San Antonio, Texas: An officer was suspended for 10 days for making a racially derogatory comment and writing a bogus citation to a man just to “[F***] him over.”
  • Texas Southern University: The chief resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment.