National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-02-17

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, March 2, 2017:

  • Ocean County, New Jersey: A lieutenant is facing drug, official misconduct, and theft charges after cocaine went missing.
  • Aberdeen, New Jersey: An officer pled guilty to illegally accessing a federal law enforcement database and passing on information to others. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 20.
  • Shirley, Massachusetts: The chief was placed on leave after a female former officer alleged mistreatment by him and others under his command.
  • Opelousas, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for interfering with St. Landry Parish officers during an off-duty incident.
  • Shawnee, Oklahoma: An officer was arrested for domestic assault against his girlfriend, who is also an officer.
  • Springfield, Illinois: An officer was arrested for official misconduct and battery for actions against a 19-year-old during the course of an arrest.
  • Florida Highway Patrol: A trooper was arrested for a filing false report to cover up hit-and-run in Miami Beach that left the victim brain damaged.
  • Update: Arlington, Texas (First reported 12-12-16): Sixteen officers gave up their law enforcement certifications to moot criminal indictments for fake traffic stops.
  • North Las Vegas, Nevada: A SWAT officer accidentally shot an innocent man in his car during a standoff.
  • Update: U.S. Secret Service (First reported 11-16-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to sexting a Broward County, Florida underage girl while he was on duty at the White House. He had previously pled guilty to charges stemming from a sting with similar circumstances.