National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 03-31-17

Here are the 13 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, March 31, 2017:

  • Marin County, California: A deputy was who was fired for shooting a fleeing suspect was reinstated to a non-sworn position.
  • Alamo, Tennessee: An officer was fired in December and indicted in February for sexual harassment and stalking incidents.
  • Pinellas County, Florida: A deputy was suspended one week after contacting a woman for personal reasons after her arrest. He was off duty at the time he contacted her.
  • Hidalgo County, Texas: An officer was suspended after he was charged with one count of injury to a child.
  • Update: Hayward, California (First reported 05-05-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to six years for bilking $450,000 from a mentally ill woman he once arrested for prostitution.
  • Assumption Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was suspended 15 days for being a passenger in a car driven by fleeing felon during a police chase.
  • Update: Marksville, Louisiana (First reported 11-09-15): A now-former deputy marshal was sentenced to 40 years for the shooting death of six-year-old Jeremy Mardis, who was a passenger in a fleeing car he and his partner shot at. His partner awaits trial on similar charges.
  • Camp Hill, Alabama: The now-former chief was indicted on seven criminal ethics violations, including misappropriation of public funds. He was fired October
  • Laurens, South Carolina: An officer was charged for intentionally running his car into a house with the intent to cause damage.
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina: An officer was arrested after an off-duty argument with a neighbor.
  • Update: Minnesota State Police (First reported 08-20-15): A now-former trooper was sentenced to four years of probation for off-duty sexual misconduct. If he successfully completes his probation, his criminal record will be expunged.
  • Pineville, Missouri: A deputy marshal was arrested for burglary and aggravated stalking for tracking a woman with an electronic device.
  • Update: Kissimmee, Florida (First reported 03-23-16): Two now-former officers take plea deals in a perjury case regarding a bad arrest. Video evidence undermined the sworn statements of the officers and the case against the suspect was thrown out. As part of the deal, they must testify if called in a third officer’s trial for the same charges.