National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 5/23/17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, May 23, 2017:

  • Bluefield, West Virginia: An officer was arrested for DUI.
  • Update: U.S. Customs & Border Protection (First reported 9/12/16): A now-former officer was sentenced to 5 years in prison for accepting money and sex for cooperation in human smuggling into the United States.
  • Las Vegas, Nevada: An officer was accused of misconduct for fatal use of force for actions including using a banned chokehold and repeatedly using his taser on Tashii Brown.
  • Fort Worth, Texas: Two senior officers were demoted for allegedly leaking video of a subordinate officer’s violent encounter in which he arrested a woman who had called police for help after her son had been assaulted. The video went viral and the officer in question was suspended for 10 days. At least one of the officers intends to sue.
  • Montgomery County, Texas: A deputy was arrested for DWI after being pulled over for driving 95 mph on the highway.
  • Wood County, Ohio: The County agreed to pay $32,000 to a Risingsun officer who was wrongfully arrested by a deputy.
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: An officer was placed on leave after allegedly sending racist texts to colleagues following the protests of the Alton Sterling shooting.
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland: Three officers have been placed on leave until they face administrative charges, and possible termination, for the death of Freddie Gray. Two other officers who had been previously criminally charged in the case received light suspensions for their acts, and the sixth officer charged was administratively cleared of wrongdoing.