National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-03-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, March 3, 2017:

  • Lee County, Florida: A deputy was fired for using excessive force and lying on official documents about it. He approached a woman during a traffic stop with his gun drawn, used profanities, and forcefully pulled the woman from her vehicle. None of this information showed up in his report. The incident was reported by a bystander.
  • Bloomfield, Connecticut: An officer was arrested for an on-duty crash last March that left a man in critical condition.
  • Update: Fremont, Ohio (First reported 10-27-16): An officer pled no contest to OVI charge stemming from his October arrest after driving the wrong way on a highway.
  • Rockledge, Florida: An officer was arrested for attempted manslaughter for shooting a teen burglary suspect who had already surrendered. He resigned.
  • Update: St. Louis, Missouri (First reported 07-01-15): A now-former officer was acquitted of drug distribution and gun charges. There was a discrepancy between the officer’s known residence and where the seizure of the drugs and guns took place.
  • Pitkin County, Colorado: A deputy was charged with misdemeanor prohibited use of a weapon for being intoxicated while armed and on duty. Because the officer was not seen driving his automobile, he was not charged with a drunk driving offence.
  • Miami, Florida: An investigator sustained a complaint that will now be passed on to a full review panel for further investigation. An officer is alleged to have taken advantage of an elderly man by drawing up a will for the man and naming himself the sole beneficiary of the man’s estate. The now-deceased man was said to have had dementia and an otherwise diminished mental capacity.
  • Irondequoit, New York: An officer was charged with harassment and cyberstalking for numerous alleged actions against his ex-girlfriend over the course of one year.