National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 5/30/17

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, May 30, 2017:

  • Houston Independent School District (Texas): A now-former officer pled guilty to an “improper relationship” with a 14-year-old student. His plea agreement allows for deferred adjudication and, if successful, he will not have to register as a sex offender. Under the terms of the plea, he is not allowed to contact the victim.
  • Casper, Wyoming: An officer was charged with felony child abuse for actions against her adopted child.
  • Update: Sarasota County, Florida (First reported 2/10/17): A deputy who has been charged with tampering with her colleague’s attempted murder case has been fired.
  • Update: Baytown, Texas (First reported 5/22/17): An officer was indicted for bribery for soliciting nude photos of female drivers to get out of tickets. He has been indefinitely suspended.
  • Collier County, Florida: A deputy was fired and arrested for doctor shopping for pain medications.
  • Update: Cleveland, Ohio (First reported 11/24/14): The officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice has been fired for lying on his employment application, which he may appeal. His partner was suspended for 10 days and ordered to undergo retraining.
  • Update: Ascension Parish, Louisiana (First reported 2/21/17): A deputy who was fired after his domestic violence arrest will not be charged.
  • Lampasas County, Texas: A deputy was placed on leave after a video was released showing him punch a teen in the face four times. The deputy admits the actions but said the teen swung first and his actions were to subdue the suspect.
  • Benton County, Arkansas: A deputy pled guilty to misusing a confidential law enforcement database for personal gain. He was sentenced to six years of probation and ordered to serve 120 hours of community service.
  • Sangamon County, Illinois: A deputy pled guilty to misdemeanor drug possession for buying mail-order steroids. He was suspended for six months but will retain his employment. He had a prescription for legal steroids but said he was trying to save money by ordering the controlled substances online.
  • New York, New York: An officer was arrested for selling drugs while he was off-duty in Corona.
  • New York, New York: A school officer was arrested for beating his daughter with a belt at home.
  • Fairfield, Connecticut: A detective was arrested for tampering with evidence for allegedly removing drugs from the evidence room.
  • Update: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (First reported 12/21/15): An officer who was working for a private security firm while he was off-duty was found guilty of federal civil rights charges for beating a teen at Heinz Field.
  • Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster, Colorado: The three police departments and three officers (one from each department) are being sued for a fatal drug raid that killed James Strong Jr. The plaintiffs allege that the officers blindly shot through walls and therefore needlessly endangered the other people who were in the house during the raid.
  • Salem, Massachusetts: An officer was suspended 18 months for falsely reporting that he was injured while on duty.