National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 4/14/17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, April 14, 2017:

  • Adams County, Colorado: A deputy was charged with second-degree assault for pushing a suspect off of a roof.
  • Gwinnett County, Georgia: Two deputies were fired after being recorded punching and kicking a cuffed suspect in the head while he was on the ground.
  • Mandeville, Louisiana: An officer was fired after being found drunk in her police car while off duty.
  • Update: East Cleveland, Ohio (First reported 3/6/17): An officer was fired and indicted for sexually assaulting women he pulled over.
  • Update: Shreveport, Louisiana (First reported 2/16/17): The officer who was charged with accessory after the fact for texting a suspect about a murder investigation has been fired.
  • Update: Bay County, Michigan (First reported 11/15/16): A now-former deputy pled no contest to tampering for trying to cover up his accidental gun discharge in the school where he was an SRO. The bullet went through a wall and struck a teacher, though without serious injury. If he successfully completes his probation, the felony conviction will be replaced by two misdemeanors.
  • New York, New York: Two officers were suspended for covering up that a handcuffed suspect had escaped their custody. The incident was brought to light by a bystander’s video of the escape.
  • Jackson, Mississippi: An officer has been accused of sexual assault. He remains on duty during the administrative and criminal investigations.