National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 5/5/17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, May 5, 2017:

  • Woodland Hills High School (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania): An SRO was caught on video knocking a student’s tooth out. Once the story broke, more students have come forth with more allegations of abuse by the officer and staff.
  • Polk County, Florida: A detective was acquitted of violating the civil rights of a teen who was accused of bullying another girl into suicide.
  • San Antonio, Texas: An officer was charged with DWI in April and suspended. Reports show that he was previously suspended for groping a woman without consent while he was off duty.
  • Madison County, Virginia: A detective was charged with transporting minors across state lines for criminal sexual activity.
  • Update: Kern County, California (First reported 6/24/16): Two deputies agreed to plead guilty in a marijuana distribution conspiracy case for dealings with a disgraced ex-Bakersfield officer who was previously convicted of meth distribution.
  • Update: Burlington Township, New Jersey (First reported 10/21/16): A now-former officer pled guilty to vehicular homicide for a DUI crash that killed his passenger. He was sentenced to four years in prison.
  • Colebrookdale, Pennsylvania: The chief was suspended indefinitely with the intent to terminate. A detective and an officer were given lighter suspensions, and are expected to be retained. The underlying offense or offenses were not made public.
  • Fremont County, Colorado: A corporal was arrested for child abuse and third-degree assault for an off-duty incident.