National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 6/6/17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, June 6, 2017:

  • Update: Las Vegas, Nevada (First reported 5/23/17): An officer was charged for the chokehold death of Tashii Brown.
  • New York, New York: An officer is being sued for false arrest by a man who spent two years in jail awaiting trial for an attack with a pipe he was incapable of committing. He was acquitted of the charge, in part because he is missing several fingers on his hand due to a case of frostbite when he suffered when he was homeless.
  • Bradford, Pennsylvania: An officer was fired after he was arrested for shoplifting about $10 of meat from Wal-Mart on two occasions.
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland: An officer who has been charged with sexting a 15-year-old boy in York County, Pennsylvania failed to appear in court. His bail was revoked and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
  • Asbury Park, New Jersey: An officer is on trial for misconduct and racketeering for tipping off gang members to police activity.
  • Ripley, Tennessee: An officer was charged with sexual misconduct for contact with sex workers while on duty.
  • Randolph County, North Carolina: A deputy was charged with DWI after driving on the wrong side of the road. His BAC was measured at .150.
  • North Miami, Florida: Several officers are being sued by the family of an autistic man whose therapist was shot while trying to help him. The man suffers from severe autism and was unable to communicate but officers held and interrogated him anyway after the shooting. The therapist previously filed a suit for being shot while he was on the ground with his hands up.