National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-30-17

Here are the five reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, March 30, 2017:

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: A now-former officer was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he pled no contest to enticement of a minor for having sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl and getting her to send him provocative pictures. The incident happened while he was a police officer, though he had already retired from the force when the case was opened. The case was brought after his wife found the pictures at home. During allocution, he apologized to the “victims,” so it is possible though unclear there may have been other minors involved.
  • Brunswick, Georgia: An officer was arrested for making threats against a man who was appearing in an assault case against the officer’s relative. The officer was in uniform at the time of the alleged incident.
  • Update: Revere, Massachusetts (First reported 01-20-17): An officer resigned after he was charged with abusing his girlfriend’s child. The girlfriend is also an officer in the department and has been charged in the case, but she remains suspended for allegedly covering up her boyfriend’s abuse.
  • Wayne County, Ohio: A deputy pled guilty to aggravated assault against a jail inmate. The original sexual battery charges were dropped in exchange for the plea.
  • Orlando, Florida: An officer won’t face criminal charges for sexual battery of woman while he was on duty. The district attorney released a statement that said while sexual contact could be proven, coercion could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The officer remains on leave during an internal investigation into the incident.