National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 4/18/17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, April 18, 2017:

  • Chatham, New Jersey: An internal investigation found that an officer was discourteous and failed to report and record an incident on his body camera during an incident in which he threatened a security guard with a gun, though he did not use excessive force. He was, however, demoted for leaving his fully loaded weapon and law enforcement credentials on a private lawn after a night of drinking.
  • Denver, Colorado: The City recently settled two excessive force lawsuits. One suit was settled for $47,o00 after an officer broke a woman’s wrist during her arrest. Previously, the City agreed to pay $999,999 to the surviving family of a teen who was fatally shot while attempting to flee an officer.
  • El Paso, Texas: An officer was indicted for manslaughter for fatally shooting Erik Sanchez in the back in 2015.
  • Forrest County, Mississippi: A deputy was arrested for sending sexually explicit pictures to a 13-year-old child.
  • Update: Gwinnett County, Georgia: A prosecutor dismissed 89 cases filed by a pair of deputies who were recently fired for beating a motorist.
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was suspended 15 days for an off-duty road rage incident.
  • Waynesboro, Tennessee: An officer was charged with theft and misconduct for pawning department-issued guns. He resigned and was hired by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department before his arrest.
  • Spring Valley, New York: An officer was arrested for DWI and drug possession with a child in the car after being stopped for erratic driving.