National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 6/12/17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, June 12, 2017:

  • Omaha, Nebraska: Two officers were recommended to be fired by the chief and two others were placed on leave pending an internal investigation into a fatal use of force, including repeated taser use, against Zachary Bearheels. Bearheels was subjected to 12 taser shocks, at least three of which were applied while he was not resisting. He was also punched repeatedly in the head.
  • Update: Providence, Kentucky (First reported 2/16/17): An officer was federally indicted for a false retaliatory arrest with injury and obstruction of justice for filing a false report to justify it.
  • Update: Port Arthur, Texas (First reported 2/27/17): A detective was fired for retaliating against a woman whose husband went missing.
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 3/10/17): A now-former officer was sentenced to community service for a false arrest, unlawful search, and falsifying documents.
  • Update: Boynton Beach, Florida (First reported 11/16/17): Four officers were charged with beating a car passenger after a police chase. The driver, who was convicted for unrelated crimes, received a $600,000 settlement for the injuries he suffered in the same incident.
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was suspended 20 days for tasing a suspect who was not resisting arrest.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with assault and terroristic threatening for pointing a gun during an off-duty bar incident.
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit (TX): An officer was arrested for reckless endangerment for intentionally causing an off-duty crash following a fight at a swimming pool. He allegedly ran a driver off the road.
  • Carteret, New Jersey: An officer was arrested for assaulting a 16-year-old boy, putting him in the hospital, after a traffic stop.