National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 5/8/17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, May 8, 2017:

  • Update: Balch Springs, Texas (First reported 5/1/17): The now-former officer who was fired for fatally shooting Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old boy who was a passenger in a car leaving a party, has been charged with murder.
  • Lake County, Florida: A deputy was fired for waving his gun and taser around in public, apparently imitating Denzel Washington’s dirty cop character from ‘Training Day.’ His reckless conduct was reported by his colleagues and video of the incident has been released.
  • Pueblo, Colorado: An officer staged body cam footage for a search that led to drug and gun charges for a suspect. The case was dropped by prosecutors when they learned the footage was bogus.
  • Albany, New York: An officer was suspended after an off-duty late-night hit-and-run crash. The bumper and license plate were left at the scene, leading to the officer’s identification.
  • Okmulgee County, Oklahoma: The chief deputy was arrested for aggravated assault and battery, as well as robbery.
  • Banks County, Georgia: A deputy was placed on leave after a drug case was dropped against a former-NBA player Mike Scott amid allegations of racial profiling and false reporting. Apparently, the deputy’s report included a chase that never happened. Since the incident was first reported, the deputy has been fired. (update:  )
  • St. Paul, Minnesota: An officer was acquitted of assault. He allegedly punched a 14-year-old girl. His attorney says the officer didn’t mean to hurt her.
  • Pinellas County, Florida: A deputy is on trial for stealing prescription pills from work and pawning his service weapon.
  • DeKalb County, Georgia: The sheriff was arrested in Atlanta for indecency and obstruction after allegedly exposing himself to an officer.