National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 6/28/17

Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, June 28, 2017:

  • Sacramento, California: The City moved to fire one of two officers who fatally shot a knife-wielding man. The second officer has already retired.
  • Update: Durham County, North Carolina (First reported 5/9/17): A now-former deputy was indicted on numerous counts related to the statutory rape of a 15-year-old student at a school where he worked as SRO.
  • Meriden, Connecticut: A captain was fired for 63 department violations, including untruthfulness and official misconduct.
  • Update: Medford, Massachusetts (First reported 8/19/13): A now-former officer pled guilty to lying to investigators and intimidating witnesses with regard to a murder at his home. He was not implicated in the killing, but he removed evidence from the scene. He was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.
  • Los Angeles Unified School District: A now-former officer pled guilty to computer charge for attempting to solicit a 15-year-old girl for sex online. The girl was actually an undercover officer running a sting.
  • Update: Edwardsville, Illinois (First reported 1/5/15): A now-former officer was sentenced to up to 40 years in prison for multiple burglary, firearms, and misconduct charges. He was robbing local businesses while in uniform and on duty.
  • Atlanta, Georgia: An officer was placed on leave after a local Black Lives Matter organization posted a video of him punching a black man in the head. The department is investigating the incident.
  • Lansing, Illinois: An officer was video-recorded threatening to kill a teen he detained on his property while he was off duty. The matter is under investigation.
  • Update: Jersey City, New Jersey (First reported 6/9/17): Four officers who were suspended after a high-speed chase that resulted in beating an innocent bystander who was on fire have been reinstated. The department claims the officers were suspended for the chase. An investigation into the beating is ongoing and thus has not been resolved.
  • Detroit, Michigan: The City and three officers are being sued for needlessly killing restrained dogs during a raid on a licensed marijuana grower. According to the filing, the officers killed the fenced-in dogs because they appeared to grow impatient for animal control to arrive and take the dogs into custody.
  • FBI: An agent was indicted for lying to investigators about shooting at a man who was killed after the Oregon federal land standoff. The agent is not accused of firing the fatal shots, but the agent lied about gunshots that did not hit the decedent that were not accounted for.