National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 5/18/17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 28, 2017:

  • Update: Waterloo, Iowa (First reported 8/4/16): An officer who was acquitted of criminal charges related to an off-duty road rage incident was demoted after an internal investigation. He is appealing.
  • Update: Tulsa, Oklahoma (First reported 8/22/16): An officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher.
  • Update: Balch Springs, Texas (First reported 5/1/17): The now-former officer charged with murder for shooting Jordan Edwards previously tased a handcuffed man. Body camera footage of the incident has been released.
  • Maryland Transportation Authority: An officer pled guilty to theft for stealing from the police union as president. He is slated to be sentenced August 28.
  • Claycomo, Missouri: An officer was arrested with his wife for submitting fraudulent opioid prescriptions in Kansas City.
  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for pushing and choking his wife while he was intoxicated.
  • Update: Wheeling, Ohio (First reported 11/17/16): A now-former officer pled guilty to sexual abuse of a high school student while he was SRO. She is now his fiancée, though he is in hot water again as he appears to have violated the plea agreement by maintaining contact with her, failing to register as a sex offender, and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.