National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 4/5/17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, April 5, 2017:

  • LaFollette, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for DUI after an off-duty crash last weekend.
  • Glassboro, New Jersey: The police department is being sued by a man who claims he was falsely arrested, assaulted by an officer and repeatedly bitten by a K-9 while riding his bike through a park. The man was a college athlete and judo instructor—the police say it was a mistaken identification. They were looking for a black 13-year-old boy suspected of drug crimes.
  • Gainesville, Florida: officer suspended while under investigation for aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and stalking.
  • Marion County, Florida: A deputy resigned in lieu of termination after the prosecutor designated him as unreliable for testimony.
  • Rochester, New York: An officer has been deemed liable by a judge for falsely arresting a woman who called police. Civil damages will be determined later.
  • Update: Kosciusko County, Indiana (First reported 03-02-16): The now-former sheriff pled to intimidation just before his trial was set to begin. In exchange for the plea, bribery and official misconduct charges were dropped. Sentencing has been scheduled for May 23.
  • Update: Woodstock, Illinois (First reported 2/24/17): The officer who was arrested after a recent DUI crash has resigned.
  • Update: St. Paul, Minnesota (First reported 11/8/16): An officer who was fired for his use of excessive force that led to a $2,000,000civil settlement was reinstated by a labor arbitrator.