National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 4/12/17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

  • Sacramento, California: An officer has been placed under investigation after a video of him tackling and punching a jaywalking black man went viral.
  • Columbus, Ohio: An officer was placed on administrative duty after being videoed stomping on a restrained suspect’s head.
  • Update: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (First reported 2/22/16): A now-former detective was acquitted of aggravated and simple assault and two counts involving misusing his official role as a police officer for allegedly breaking a man’s leg as he escorted him from the special victim’s unit. The incident in question happened just off camera so there is no video evidence of the event. According to the report, the officer will seek reinstatement to the department.
  • Sweetwater, Florida: An officer was suspended while Miami-Dade police investigate him for corruption.
  • Bicknell, Indiana: An officer was suspended without pay for 15 days for violating the confidentiality of child protective services law.
  • Leon County, Texas: Three deputies were indicted and fired for improperly collecting and passing on “sensitive information” to a Normangee officer (see below.)
  • Normangee, Texas: An officer was arrested for assaulting a family member and misusing official information he obtained from Leon County deputies.
  • Update: North Miami, Florida (First reported 7/21/16): An officer who shot a caretaker who was lying on the ground with his hands up last year has been charged with attempted manslaughter.