National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 7/5/17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, July 5, 2017:

  • Update: Atlanta, Georgia (First reported 6/28/17): The officer who was captured on Black Lives Matter video punching a man in the face during an arrest was suspended 20 days.
  • Boston, Massachusetts: An officer was suspended for a year, though will serve just six months of that, for posting a racist video involving his fellow officer to social media. The other officer was filmed without his knowledge and was originally disciplined for the video until he established is ignorance of the video’s production.
  • Robstown, Texas: An officer was arrested for DUI after a traffic stop in Corpus Christi.
  • Atkinson County, Georgia: A deputy was fired and is now under criminal investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman while he was on duty.
  • St. Petersburg, Florida: A longtime officer was arrested for soliciting a sex worker while he was off duty.
  • Bartow, Florida: Officers are under investigation for releasing a K-9 on unarmed men while serving an arrest warrant.
  • Franklin, Tennessee: An officer was charged with harassment for sending death threats via text and voice messages. He was fired.
  • Nebraska State Patrol: The superintendent was fired by the governor, other officers and employees have been suspended. The FBI is investigating evidence tampering involving a fatal crash.
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer was arrested for domestic violence and the chief has moved for the officer’s termination.