National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 4/6-10/17

Here are the 21 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, April 6, Friday, April 7, and Monday, April 10, 2017:


  • Update: Kenosha, Wisconsin (First reported 1/3/17): An officer pled guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct for punching a man for personal reasons while he was on duty. In return for the plea, the felony charges were dropped.
  • West Chester Township, Ohio: An officer pled guilty to lesser charges for his OVI arrest. At the time of his arrest, his BAC was .166, more than twice the legal limit. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, 177 of which were suspended, as well as probation. His future job status is unclear.
  • Fremont County, Colorado: A deputy was placed on leave amid accusations he arrested people for DUI without cause or any signs of impairment.
  • Val Verde County, Texas: A deputy was fired after his arrest for DUI. He crashed his patrol vehicle while he was off duty.
  • Laredo, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI and related charges after hitting a parked vehicle and fleeing the scene.


  • Update: U.S. Border Patrol (First reported 8/9/16): A now-former agent pled no contest to charges related to repeatedly raping a minor relative beginning when she was 15 years old. He was employed as an agent at the time of the crimes but retired before the criminal case was brought.
  • Chatham County, Georgia: A deputy was charged with sexual assault and violation of the oath of office for actions against a jail inmate.
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 3/27/17): A detective who was recently arrested for masturbating outside of the windows of strangers while he was off duty is being sued for excessive force and false arrest for unrelated, on-duty conduct.
  • Fullerton, California: An officer was charged with filing a false report. His story was contradicted by body camera footage.
  • Update: North Attleborough, Massachusetts (First reported 2/2/17):  A now-former officer was acquitted of disorderly conduct for punching a man he saw kiss his girlfriend. The man he punched was an officer in a different department and testified that he believed he “had it coming,” given the circumstances. The assaulting officer had domestic violence charges dropped because neither his girlfriend or the man he punched want to bring charges against him.
  • Update: Kearney, Nebraska (First reported 9/6/16): An officer was acquitted of criminal charges for shooting a man who was fleeing a traffic stop in his car.
  • U.S. Secret Service: An agent assigned to Vice President Pence was arrested for solicitation in a Maryland hotel.
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts: An officer was arrested on child pornography and child solicitation charges.
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin: An officer resigned amid allegations he falsified use of force reports after dashcam footage revelations.
  • Washington, D.C.: An officer was charged with robbing and assaulting 15-year-old girl after paying her for sex.


  • Update: Tampa, Florida (First reported 4/8/15): A now-former detective pled guilty to receipt of stolen property in a tax fraud scheme. Another officer previously pled guilty to similar charges for the crimes. The detective’s wife is also a former officer and she awaits trial for her alleged role in the conspiracy.
  • Los Angeles County, California: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence and is under internal investigation for unrelated misconduct while on duty.
  • Update: Austin, Texas (First reported 11/15/16): Two officers were suspended for inappropriately impeding an activist who was recording them in the performance of their duties. One officer was suspended 10 days and the other officer was suspended 20 days.
  • Centralia, Washington: An officer was suspended one day for striking a restrained man who spat on him. The chief commended the officer for taking responsibility and being forthright about his actions after it happened.
  • Detroit, Michigan: An officer was arrested for domestic violence.
  • Update: Faulkner, Arkansas (First reported 3/25/16): A now-former officer was sentenced to 90 days in jail and fined $1,090 for kicking a handcuffed arrestee.