National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 6/1/17

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, June 1, 2017:

  • Townsend, Massachusetts: An officer was suspended for five days without pay amid allegations of dishonesty and unprofessional conduct.
  • New Jersey State Police: A trooper stationed in Camden was charged with falsifying records to cover up improper stops of women to ‘start relationships.’
  • Chillicothe, Ohio: An officer on a “last chance agreement” with the department for repeated violations of protocol was suspended 15 days for associating with a known felon while he was off duty. He claims he did not know whether either of the women he drove home had a felony conviction, and there is no alleged wrongdoing connected to the incident beyond the improper fraternization.
  • Update: Albuquerque, New Mexico (First reported 3/28/17): The chief overruled a recommendation that an officer who accidentally shot a man in the back serve an 11-day suspension for the incident.
  • Frankfort, Indiana: A detective was arrested for OWI with a BAC measured at .141. He was stopped for erratic driving and unsafe lane movement.
  • Pasco, Washington: An officer who served on the crimes against children task force was charged with raping teen multiple times over five years starting when she was 14 years old.
  • Howard University (Washington, DC): Two officers were fired for dumping a hospital patient out of her wheelchair at a bus stop. Their supervisor was also fired for ordering the patient out of the hospital.
  • Gates County, North Carolina: A deputy was charged with sexually assaulting a female prisoner who was in his custody. He was also charged with obstruction of justice.
  • Tulsa County, Oklahoma: A deputy was arrested for gun possession while he was intoxicated.
  • Update: Belleville, New Jersey (First reported 11/10/16): A now-former officer pled guilty to shoplifting bottle of tequila and was sentenced to six months’ probation. According to the report, this was not her first arrest for shoplifting, but her previous arrest did not disqualify her from working for the department.