National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-07-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, March 7, 2017:

  • DeKalb County, Georgia: An officer was arrested for tampering with evidence at drug crime scene. He resigned.
  • Millington, Tennessee: An officer was charged with simple assault for threatening to shoot someone during an off-duty incident.
  • Fort Worth, Texas: An officer was charged with sexual assault for alleged actions with a 16-year-old boy he via Craigslist. The boy’s mother said that he portrayed himself as 18-years-old in his online posts.
  • San Jose, California: An officer was arrested for stealing marijuana while on duty while responding to domestic disturbance call.
  • Update: Simpsonville, Kentucky (First reported 01-11-16): An officer was sentenced to 12 years for robbery of $30,000 of drugs and guns from the department’s evidence room.
  • Update: Chester County, South Carolina (First reported 07-14-15): The County settled a civil suit brought by volunteer firefighters for on-duty scuffle they had with the sheriff and several of his deputies.
  • Greensboro & High Point Park Rangers, NC: One officer from each department was arrested in connection with an elaborate, multi-jurisdictional lawn equipment heist. The Greensboro officer was terminated because of his arrest.
  • Update: Granite City, Illinois (First reported 02-11-16): A now-former officer pled guilty to disorderly conduct after lying about how his unmarked police cruiser was stolen. He claimed he was carjacked when, in fact, a female acquaintance of his stole it after he left her alone in the car. Six firearms were in the car at the time of the theft—five of the weapons were recovered in the subsequent investigation.
  • Update: Flagstaff, Arizona (First reported 11-17-16): A now-former officer was charged with aggravated assault for punching woman at her home. The incident was captured on video. He previously resigned in lieu of termination.