National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 4/20/17

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, April 20, 2017:

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln: An officer was charged with drunk driving off duty and resigned.
  • Alamo, Texas: An officer was arrested for felonious assault on a family member.
  • Update: Auburn, New York (First reported 4/3/17): The deputy chief pled guilty to DWI. He was originally charged with aggravated DWI because his BAC level was more than twice the legal limit.
  • Dinwiddie County, Virginia: A deputy was fired and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child in 2015. He was employed as a law enforcement officer at the time of the offense, but it is unclear which department he was working for at the time. Before coming to Dinwiddie County in 2016, he had been employed by the Richmond and Petersburg police departments.
  • Fairfield, Alabama: A detective was placed on leave without pay after a video showed him punch a suspect at a gas station. Previously, he had worked for the Birmingham Police Department, from which he retired.
  • Baker, Louisiana: An officer was charged with 16 counts related to doctor shopping for opioids and amphetamines. He resigned.
  • Frankfort, Kentucky: A detective was suspended six months without pay for alleged sexual misconduct with an informant and withholding evidence.
  • Update: Montgomery County, Maryland (First reported 6/17/16): An officer pled guilty to attempted child solicitation after being caught in a Prince William County, Virginia sting operation.
  • Fentress County, Tennessee: A sheriff pled guilty to honest services fraud and civil rights charges. He sexually abused female jail inmates.
  • Providence, Rhode Island: A man filed a lawsuit against police after he was acquitted of assaulting the officer who bloodied him. He alleges that he was charged with resisting arrest and assaulting an officer to cover up for the abuse he suffered. The officer in question is over six feet tall and the defendant-turned-plaintiff is 4’11”.