National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 6/21/17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, June 21, 2017:

  • Anne Arundel County, Maryland: The County was ordered by a jury to pay a family $1.26 million because an officer fatally shot their dog.
  • Update: Sag Harbor, New York (First reported 6/5/16): A detective resigned a year after being placed on leave.
  • Gautier, Mississippi: An officer is facing disciplinary action for firing ‘warning shot’ into the ground to stop a fleeing suspect. The department said lethal force would have been justified had the officer chosen to use it.
  • Greenville County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence for allegedly choking his ex-wife.
  • Caldwell, Idaho: An officer resigned after he was arrested for DUI twice in three days.
  • Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is being sued by the ACLU for their handling of Inauguration Day protests and arrests of journalists.
  • Update: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (First reported 10/20/16): A now-former officer was acquitted of homicide for killing Sylville Smith. He still faces sexual assault charges for alleged actions against a suspect who came forward after the Smith shooting. He was terminated after his arrest for that charge.