National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 5/24/17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 24, 2017:

  • Update: Bay County, Michigan (First reported 11/15/16): A now-former deputy who served as a school resource officer was sentenced to 30 days in jail for trying to cover up his accidental shooting of teacher.
  • Windsor, North Carolina: A now-former officer was found guilty of drug trafficking for transporting drugs under the guise of legitimate law enforcement purposes. He was one among 13 law enforcement and correctional officers caught in a regional drug and corruption sting operation.
  • Cleveland, Ohio: The City is being sued by seven people who were arrested for protesting the acquittal of now-former officer Michael Brelo, who was the only officer charged in the fatal double shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Brelo jumped up onto the hood of the car of the unarmed couple and unloaded two full magazines of ammunition into their bodies. He and several other officers were terminated as a result of their actions.
  • Update: Kosciusko County, Indiana (First reported 3/2/16): The now-former sheriff was sentenced to one year of probation and 250 hours of community service after his plea to official intimidation. He took $40,000 from an inmate in exchange for preferential treatment at the jail.
  • Parker County, Texas: A constable was arrested for a violation stemming from his arrest for domestic assault. He continued to contact the victim against the terms of his bond agreement.
  • Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania: A deputy was arrested for allegedly beating and strangling his girlfriend. He is no longer with the department.
  • Los Angeles County, California: A deputy was sentenced to six months’ home confinement after testifying against other deputies in a vicious inmate beating and cover-up.