National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 5/17/17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 17, 2017:

  • Update: New Bedford, Massachusetts (First reported 1/23/15): A now-former officer was convicted on one count of indecent assault & battery of a child but was acquitted of all other charges.
  • Hopatcong, New Jersey: An officer pled guilty to harassment for slapping a man who was surrendering himself at the police station for an outstanding warrant wearing a bunny costume and blaring an air horn. The officer will keep his job and pay a $500 fine.
  • Dallas, Texas: An officer was arrested for assault family violence for an incident with his ex-girlfriend.
  • Manchester, Massachusetts: An officer was arrested for hit-and-run on a pedestrian while he was off-duty. He initially got out of his vehicle to check on the victim, who suffered minor injuries, before fleeing the scene.
  • Jackson, Georgia: An officer was fired for an off-duty incident after an internal investigation related to a department of natural resources citation he received in December.
  • Bel-Ridge, Missouri: An officer was fired. The report alleges misconduct involving a K-9, improper paperwork, and federal government property.
  • Suffolk County, New York: An officer was named in a federal lawsuit alleging he sexually assaulted a woman in an interrogation room.
  • Fort Bend County, Texas: A deputy was fired for being drunk during a drunk driving enforcement training session.
  • Update: Prince George’s County, Maryland (First reported 12/2/16): An officer was found guilty of assault and acquitted of misconduct in office for striking a suspect with his police cruiser.