National Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 5/16/17

Here are the six reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, May 16, 2017:

  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 9/14/15): The officer who tackled retired tennis star James Blake reportedly made a plea deal to avoid administrative trial.
  • Update: Coffey County, Kansas (First reported 12/28/16): A deputy was fired and ordered to stand trial for sexually abusing a 15-year-old. His arraignment is scheduled for July 17.
  • Update: Colebrookdale Township, Pennsylvania (First reported 5/5/17): A commission fired the police chief and suspended two other officers for misconduct. Criminal charges are unlikely.
  • Benton County, Arkansas: A detective was suspended after using emergency lights for personal reasons. She pulled over a school bus to let her son get on.
  • Franklin County, Ohio: A deputy who worked as an SRO was fired after he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. The prosecutors declined to file criminal charges in the case.
  • Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana: Two deputies were fired after challenging an arrested man to a fight. The incident was caught on a cell-phone camera. Another deputy who was on the scene was reprimanded.