National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 5/10/17

Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 10, 2017:

  • Cleveland, Missouri: A now-former officer was indicted for grand larceny for allegedly taking $5,000 from a resident while she was on the force.
  • Update: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (First reported 10/17/14): The City tentatively settled with the family of Dontre Hamilton, who was fatally shot by a police officer, for $2,300,000.
  • Update: San Juan, Texas (First reported 4/17/17): An officer was arrested for stealing three packages of cocaine from a large drug bust. His partner had previously been arrested for lying to the FBI about the missing evidence.
  • Houston, Texas: An officer was arrested after an alleged DUI crash on Cinco de Mayo.
  • Spartanburg, South Carolina: An officer was arrested for DUI.
  • Update: Camden County, New Jersey (First reported 6/11/16): An officer resigned amid an investigation into misconduct and landed a new law enforcement job in Wilton Manors, Florida. He pled guilty to assault stemming from the investigation that underway at the time of his resignation. He has now been fired from the Wilton Manors department and is under criminal investigation for an undisclosed incident in Florida.
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was suspended indefinitely—with the intent of termination—after allegedly leaking confidential information about the accuser of a sexual assault suspect to the suspect. It is unclear whether he will face criminal charges for his conduct.
  • Update: Coral Gables, Florida (First reported 10/4/16): An officer who eavesdropped on a resident during an open governmental meeting has been recommended to be fired by the police chief.
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts: A sergeant was placed on leave after a late-night incident at the police station. The details of the incident are unclear but what’s known suggests intoxication. Two other officers were suspended for unrelated misconduct. One was suspended for incompetence, insubordination, and general misconduct; the other was suspended for taking a gun home rather than turning it in to evidence.
  • Portsmouth, Rhode Island: An officer was suspended with pay after his arrest for domestic simple assault.
  • Mercer County, New Jersey: An officer was arrested for simple assault against his wife. He is the second MCSO officer arrested for domestic violence in 2017.