National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 5/4/17

Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 4, 2017:

  • Update: Franklin, Indiana (First reported 10/25/16): An officer who was arrested but not ultimately charged for felony domestic battery has been fired by City.
  • Jasper County, Georgia: A deputy was charged with theft and violation of his oath for allegedly taking drugs and cash from evidence.
  • Troup County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested for stalking and simple assault against his girlfriend. He has been fired.
  • Lee County, Florida: A deputy was suspended three days for making a sexually inappropriate comment to a female deputy.
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas: An officer was arrested for molesting a nine-year-old girl on repeated occasions last year. He resigned.
  • Anne Arundel County, Maryland: An officer was accused of misconduct, including sending sexually explicit photos to an interviewee and engaging in prostitution while on duty. Another woman claimed he convinced her to have sex with him so that he would help out a person she knew who was in legal trouble.
  • Update: Rutherford County, Tennessee (First reported 5/27/16): The now-former sheriff was sentenced to 50 months in prison on federal corruption charges for profiteering off of the inmates in the jail he ran.
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was charged with misdemeanor false report or alarm for trying to fake his own death and escape the country.
  • Jacksonville, Florida: An officer was charged with aggravated assault for pulling his gun on a man while he was off-duty at a poker outing.
  • Utah Department of Public Safety: An officer was arrested for DUI in an unmarked patrol car on his way to a training event.