National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 5/9/17

Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, May 9, 2017:

  • Seattle, Washington: An officer was arrested in a cross-country marijuana smuggling conspiracy.
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina: An officer was arrested for being drunk and threatening at a transit center while he was off duty.
  • Update: Hialeah, Florida (First reported 3/21/17): An officer pled guilty to extortion, aggravated identity theft, and illegal use of confidential law enforcement database in credit card and license scam.
  • Update: Linden, New Jersey (First reported 3/24/15): A now-former officer was found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter, and other charges for a fatal wrong-way crash that killed two passengers, one of whom was a fellow officer. This was not the officer’s first crash or drunk driving incident but he remained on the force until this incident despite his record. He is scheduled to be sentenced June 8.
  • Update: Johnson County, Arkansas: A deputy resigned after an internal investigation was completed. No criminal charges will be filed regarding the undisclosed misconduct.
  • Fort Pierce, Florida: Two officers were fired for multiple violations during a traffic stop when they fatally shot Demarcus Semer.
  • Durham County, North Carolina: A deputy who worked at two high schools as a school resource officer has been fired. He remains under criminal investigation for undisclosed misconduct.
  • San Diego County, California: A deputy was arrested for stalking and threatening a woman. He is now subject to a restraining order for three years and has surrendered his weapon.
  • Santa Fe County, New Mexico: A deputy was charged with molesting two relatives after he confessed to the crime in a recorded telephone conversation. Police are encouraging any other victims to come forward.
  • Update: Sarasota County, Florida (First reported 2/10/17): A deputy who was previously charged with lying to investigators in her colleague’s attempted murder case has now also been charged with tampering with evidence after text messages came to light.
  • Update: Johnson County, Arkansas (First reported 11/29/16): A now-former deputy pled guilty to third-degree sexual assault for acts while in uniform. He allegedly raped a domestic violence victim with a foreign object and urinated on her. He was sentenced to six years of probation and ordered to register as a sex offender.