National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 6/20/17

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 20, 2017:

  • Balch Springs, Texas: An officer who was recently charged for fatally shooting Jordan Edwards as he was leaving a party is now under investigation for an alleged off-duty road rage incident that happened before the teen’s shooting.
  • Update: Ottawa County and Carroll Township, Ohio (First reported 12/2/16): A former Ottawa County deputy who threatened his supervisor then went on to work as an officer in Carroll Township pled guilty to disorderly conduct for stalking that supervisor after he left the department.
  • Ellis County, Texas: The county constable resigned his position and surrendered his law enforcement certification after he was convicted of voter fraud.
  • Spartanburg County, South Carolina: A deputy was charged with domestic violence for a physical altercation while he was armed with a gun.
  • Update: Tulsa County, Oklahoma (First reported 6/1/17): A deputy pled guilty to carrying a firearm while intoxicated. He received deferred adjudication. The report does not specify whether he will retain his job.
  • Update: West Jordan, Utah (First reported 3/16/17): A now-former officer pled guilty to domestic violence after threatening women with firearms. A military veteran, he was diagnosed with PTSD and will enter Veterans Court for supervision and counseling. He surrendered his law enforcement license and no longer may own or possess firearms.
  • Denver, Colorado: Two sheriff’s deputies were suspended for using excessive force against jail inmates.
  • Update: St. Anthony, Minnesota: The dash cam footage of now-former officer Yanez fatally shooting Philando Castile was released, prompting many questions about the jury’s vote for acquittal.
  • Update: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (First reported 10/20/15): The officer’s trial for the fatal shooting of Corey Jones was moved from October to April of next year.
  • U.S. Border Patrol: An agent will face trial in October for fatally shooting a 16-year-old Mexican national while he was on the ground and across the border.