National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 4/13/17

Here are the six reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, April 13, 2017:

  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection: An agent pled guilty to lying to investigators about gathering and passing on official information to foreign agents.
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland: An officer was acquitted of domestic violence charges against his boyfriend. He still faces charges for sexting a 15-year-old boy.
  • Aurora, Illinois: An officer was arrested for domestic battery after punching, elbowing, and biting an unidentified person in an off-duty incident.
  • Miami Beach, Florida: The department and City are being sued by a woman who was allegedly dragged naked from her home by officers at two in the morning over a failure to pay cash cab fare.
  • Chicago, Illinois: The City will pay $13,000,000 to a man who was wrongfully convicted of double murder because of actions of seven CPD officers and two prosecutors. He spent over 20 years in prison.
  • Knox County, Barbourville, and Kentucky State Police: Ten officers across three departments are being sued by a pair jailed for 36 months on murder charges before being released for lack of probable cause. The plaintiffs allege manufacturing of evidence, unnecessary jail transfers in order to create jailhouse snitch confessions, and other misconduct.

There was a report of a plea deal in a case in McKenzie County, North Dakota on our Twitter account, but it was an erroneous report. There was a filing error at the court and therefore the case remains unresolved.