National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 5/1/17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, May 1, 2017:

  • Update: Auburn, New York (First reported 4/3/17): The deputy chief is set to return to work after serving his suspension and guilty plea to DUI.
  • Balch Spring, Texas: An officer shot into a car of kids leaving a party with a rifle, killing Jordan Edwards, an unarmed 15-year-old honor student. Dallas County police are investigating the incident. The name of the officer has not been released.
  • Update: New Orleans, Louisiana (First reported 9/30/16): Two officers pled guilty to federal charges of interstate cigarette smuggling while off-duty and out of uniform. They resigned. A third officer who worked as a deputy in the Orleans Parish Police Department awaits trial with one or more defendants that are not in law enforcement.
  • Update: Kauai, Hawaii (First reported 8/20/15): An officer was acquitted of negligent homicide for running over a previously struck pedestrian while attempting to respond to the scene of the accident. He was reinstated after his acquittal.
  • Baker, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for malfeasance and obstruction for the attempted cover-up of a shooting incident involving the son of the East Baton Rouge sheriff. The officer and his partner responded to the report of shots fired and found a man shooting target practice in his backyard, who was unaware bullets were leaving his property and striking at the nearby Wal-Mart. No injuries were reported. The officer who was arrested allegedly made several attempts to let the man off easy after learning his identity.
  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was demoted and suspended amid allegations of misconduct with a sex worker and other violations.
  • Midland, Texas: An officer resigned after a woman reported he made inappropriate comments to her over the phone.
  • Alice, Texas: An officer was charged with assaulting a person in a bar while he was off duty.