National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 4/17/17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, April 17, 2017:

  • Bexar County, Texas: A deputy was arrested for off-duty DWI.
  • San Antonio, Texas: Two officers were arrested for DWI on the same day. One rear ended a truck, the other was pulled over for bad driving. Both were off duty at the time of their respective arrests.
  • San Juan, Texas: An officer was suspended without pay after he was indicted and arrested for lying to federal investigators. It is unclear what the underlying criminal activity is.
  • Lexington, Kentucky: Two officers were suspended for causing traffic accidents while on duty.
  • Update: Franklin, Indiana (First reported 10/25/16): An officer was not charged by the prosecutors after his felony domestic violence arrest last year. The chief only had the power to suspend him for five days but recommended his termination to the City committee that can terminate him.
  • Louisville, Kentucky: Two officers were indicted for sexual abuse while they were involved the police Explorer program. The Explorer program for people in their teens and early 20s who are thinking about becoming police officers. One officer resigned when allegations first surfaced; the other was terminated following the indictment.
  • Roy, Utah: The department is being sued for the fatal shooting of a man who was appearing to flee after a brief peaceful encounter at a convenience store. The police released body cam footage of the incident. Footage does not show any sign of imminent danger to the officers.
  • Oceanside, California: An officer was suspended after his arrest for domestic battery.
  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested after punching an kicking adult in a home while off duty. She faces an additional charge for doing it in front of young children.
  • Denver County, Colorado: A deputy was suspended 10 days for tasing an inmate against policy. A second deputy was suspended four days for verbally abusing an unruly child.