National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-14-17

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, March 14, 2017:

  • Iredell County, North Carolina: A narcotics detective was arrested for domestic violence and fired.
  • Update: Plantation, Florida (First reported 05-09-16): An officer was fired for sending explicit images to a crime victim whose case he was working has been reinstated by a labor arbitrator. He was demoted and will not receive back pay, but he will not receive a pay cut because his new rank pays the same as his higher one.
  • Byron, Georgia: Two officers were suspended after recklessly crashing into each other’s cruiser while they were on duty. One was also demoted.
  • New York, New York: An officer was convicted of official misconduct, assault, and leaving the scene of an accident for hitting two men with a minivan and then personally assaulting one of them.
  • Miami, Florida: An officer allegedly stole $6,000 from motorists he pulled over. He was apprehended via undercover sting after several public complaints of an officer taking cash.
  • Meigs County, Ohio: A deputy was fired for conduct unbecoming an officer. The conduct was not disclosed but a criminal investigation is ongoing.
  • Update: Faulkner County, Arkansas (First reported 03-25-16): A deputy was found guilty at a bench trial of third-degree battery against a suspect. Sentencing is scheduled for April 7.
  • Fort Collins, Colorado: The City settled a lawsuit with a man who was pepper sprayed, illegally removed from his house, and wrongfully arrested for refusing consent to a search and unlawful orders. The officer allegedly asked a civilian who was on a ride-along to come into the home and help restrain the man. The settlement was for $150,000.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: The police department is being sued by a man who claims false arrest and excessive force after charges against him were dropped.
  • Mobile County, Alabama: A deputy was placed on leave pending termination for allegedly buying illicit drugs while off duty. He has not been arrested or charged with a crime.