National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 6/14/17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, June 14, 2016:

  • Update: Sweetwater, Florida (First reported 10/21/16): Two officers charged with racketeering, theft and more officers may be charged. Allegations include acts of torture, including waterboarding. According to the report, prosecutors said that the officers displayed “disturbing pattern of theft and physical violence.”
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement: An officer was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for an alleged off-duty incident against his girlfriend and another man. After a high-speed chase, the officer allegedly flashed his badge, brandished his gun, and deployed pepper spray.
  • Las Vegas, New Mexico: An officer was arrested for drunk driving in Santa Fe County.
  • Update: Covert Township, Michigan (First reported 7/21/16): An officer pled guilty to kidnapping a woman after a DUI stop. The rape charge was dropped in exchange for the plea.
  • Miami-Dade County, Florida: A now-former officer pled guilty to using his position at the airport to smuggle firearms to the Dominican Republic.
  • Update: Cleveland, Ohio (First reported 6/12/13): Five of the six officers who were fired for their roles in the chase and fatal shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams were reinstated by a labor arbitrator. The only officer not reinstated was Michael Brelo, who was tried and acquitted for his actions in the incident. He jumped up on the roof of the car and emptied two magazines into their bodies. The six officers fired more than 130 rounds into the car.
  • Update: Big Spring, Texas (First reported 4/15/16): The City and a now-former officer were named in a lawsuit.  The now-former officer was accused of multiple counts of sexual abuse of children.
  • Savanna, Oklahoma: An officer was charged with sexual battery, forcible sodomy, and bribery for actions against a woman during a traffic stop.