Jonathan Blanks is a Research Associate in Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice. His research is focused on law enforcement practices, overcriminalization, and civil liberties.

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-24-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, February 24, 2017:

  • South Amboy, New Jersey: A detective was charged for allegedly stealing $3,000 from evidence.  ow.ly/72fX309j0Vs
  • Columbus, Ohio: An officer was charged with solicitation and dereliction of duty. ow.ly/lBmW309j17a
  • Woodstock, Illinois: An officer was charged with DUI after a one-car off-duty crash. ow.ly/rRB8309j1EK
  • Update: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (First reported 12-09-16): A now-former officer was charged with aggravated assault for shooting a jail guard during an off-duty bar fight. He was fired after the incident. ow.ly/XXPH309j1VC
  • Update: Las Cruces, New Mexico (First reported 05-20-15): The City settled a lawsuit with a man who was beaten in his jail cell by two now-former officers for $400,000. ow.ly/rh0Q309j28p
  • Update: Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (First reported 01-14-16): An officer was found guilty on five counts of sexual assault against a teen. The officer was on duty and in uniform when he approached her for smoking marijuana and then led her to a secluded area where he assaulted her. He had previously been fired by the Honolulu Police Department for falsifying records and lying to investigators about transporting an underage runaway.  ow.ly/kB2C309j2QU
  • Seattle, Washington: An officer was charged with drug possession and illegal access of law enforcement database. ow.ly/A1hj309j32B

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-23-17

Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, February 23, 2017:

  • Mercer County, New Jersey: An officer was arrested for simple assault for allegedly beating his wife. ow.ly/ftov309gzw5
  • Update: U.S. Customs & Border Protection: A now-former agent was acquitted of attempted murder and aggravated assault for an off-duty shooting. ow.ly/NfZN309hSnq
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee: An officer was fired after making a false arrest, violating use of force policy, and harassing a man. ow.ly/41qc309hTHs
  • Crockett County, Tennessee: A deputy was indicted on federal charges for providing protection for drug trafficking while on duty and in uniform. ow.ly/YIHp309hUer
  • Burnett County, Wisconsin: A deputy was arrested for OWI with a child in the car and placed on leave. ow.ly/nGJ7309hWuL
  • Los Angeles, California: An officer was placed on leave after a video went viral showing him fire his gun in an off-duty confrontation with teens. ow.ly/yXvH309ikla
  • Update: Orange County, Florida: A deputy was suspended 40 hours without pay for berating a tow truck driver and flashing her badge to intimidate him out of towing her vehicle. ow.ly/Mi3J309hWZH
  • Moore County, North Carolina: A school resource officer was charged with numerous counts of sexual misconduct against students. He resigned. ow.ly/qRtC309hXpg
  • Ingalls, Indiana: The chief was suspended for five days by the town council for “15 to 20” reasons and “past actions.” ow.ly/KqWa309hYc4
  • Update: California Highway Patrol: A now-former officer was acquitted of child molestation charges. ow.ly/9n0c309hYTJ
  • Madison, Wisconsin: The City agreed to pay $3,350,000 to the family of Tony Robinson, who was unarmed when he was fatally shot by an officer. ow.ly/foQ3309i62t

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-22-17

Here are the 12 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, February 22, 2017:

  • Coloma Township, Michigan: An officer was arrested for allegedly stealing drugs from the scene of an overdose. ow.ly/jIT7309foVy
  • Custer County, Colorado: A now-former deputy and D.A.R.E. officer has been accused of having sex with a then-17-year-old student. He now works for the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office. He has been placed on leave. ow.ly/b42i309ftbX
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The City is being sued by the state ACLU for racial bias in its Stop and Frisk program. ow.ly/qD8x309fzAc
  • Fremont County, Colorado: A deputy was suspended for evidence tampering in a murder investigation. The alleged murder weapon was found by a new tenant of a private storage facility that had previously been rented to the deputy. The victim’s family alleges a cover-up by the department. ow.ly/eBPU309ftZk
  • Montgomery County, Ohio: A deputy was charged with assaulting his wife and step-daughter. His wife lost three teeth during the incident. ow.ly/tyb0309fxLL
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts: An officer was arrested for OUI after hitting two cars while he was off duty. This is his second OUI offense. ow.ly/Zjdn309fy4K
  • Punta Gorda, Florida: An officer was charged with manslaughter for shooting Mary Knowlton, 73, during a gun demonstration. ow.ly/a9UT309ga3e
  • Clayton County, Georgia: An officer was arrested for family violence. His wife alleges multiple incidents of abuse. ow.ly/4U5T309fyoR
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Two officers are being investigated for DUI and one of them is accused of working a shift while intoxicated. Four Milwaukee officers have been accused of DUI so far in 2017. ow.ly/XXlm309fyZD
  • Pasadena, California: An officer was placed on leave after the ATF searched his home. ow.ly/bORn309fAJW
  • Nashville, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for theft. He allegedly stole a bottle of Jack Daniel’s from a driver after a DUI crash. ow.ly/ehWK309fCPE
  • Update: Benton County, Arkansas (First reported 02-26-16): A now-former deputy is facing additional charges of sexual assault against a teen during a traffic stop. He had previously been charged with child pornography possession and sexual assault for incidents with the teen off duty.  ow.ly/xJg4309fEJV

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-21-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, February 21, 2017:

  • Detroit, Michigan: An officer was charged with “super drunk” driving—that is, driving with a BAC more than twice the legal limit—for an off-duty incident in Monroe County.  ow.ly/YGjJ309cSf3
  • South Carthage, Tennessee: An officer was recorded making unwanted sexual advances on a clerk while he was on duty. He was suspended two weeks and has resumed regular duties.  ow.ly/nyrI309cXVR
  • Deschutes County, Oregon: A deputy was charged with harassment for an off-duty altercation with a woman after a fender bender. ow.ly/hxlC309cZCX
  • Update: Yellowstone County, Montana (First reported 02-05-16): Two now-former deputies were denied qualified immunity in a lawsuit for fatally shooting Loren Simpson. They were terminated but were not criminally charged for the incident. ow.ly/Lj1X309d04z
  • Nevada Transportation Authority: A supervisor was charged for drunk driving and purchasing heroin for himself and his mother. ow.ly/jl1Y309d1CH
  • Ascension Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was fired and arrested for domestic assault for an off-duty incident with his ex-girlfriend.  ow.ly/lYah309d2wp
  • Update: Grand Rapids, Michigan (First reported 01-30-17): One of the three officers investigated for aiding a prosecutor who was caught driving the wrong way while under the influence was suspended for 30 days after an administrative hearing. He and his colleagues were indefinitely suspended with a recommendation to be terminated. The remaining officers’ administrative cases are pending. ow.ly/MKcT309d4yl
  • Update: Prince George’s County, Maryland (First reported 01-19-17): An officer was given a one-year suspended sentence and three years of probation after his guilty plea to taking upskirt photos of women both while he was on and off duty. ow.ly/I31k309d4Zo
  • Tucson, Arizona: An officer’s certification was retroactively suspended for three weeks. Initially, he was fired for stealing a burrito while on duty but he was reinstated.  ow.ly/LPvn309d63r

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-17-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, February 17, 2017:

  • Update: Helena, Montana (First reported 11-30-16): An officer entered into a deferred prosecution agreement for her domestic violence arrest. She retained her employment. ow.ly/HEpV3095lQj
  • Update: South Dakota Highway Patrol (First reported 11-08-16): A now-former trooper pled guilty to stealing $70,000 in drug money over several years. He will be sentenced in March. ow.ly/UaK630960hD
  • Jacksonville, Florida: Three sheriff’s deputies were suspended and charged with tampering after a fatal officer-involved shooting during an undercover drug buy. The officers allegedly got rid of beer cans and were thus not tested for intoxication at the scene. ow.ly/Y4463096cQw
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer was fired for shooting 16 times into the wrong vehicle during a 2011 off-duty shooting. ow.ly/b6TT3096dD1
  • Portland, Oregon: An officer was fired for making threats with a gun after an off-duty poker game. This was one report listed among several in the periodic disciplinary release from the department. ow.ly/36Bn3096dXc
  • Amtrak: An officer was charged with murder for shooting a passenger in the back during a layover at Union Station in Chicago.  ow.ly/IfMp3096J5J
  • New York, New York: Two officers were indicted for misconduct, filing a false instrument, and perjury for making a bogus gun possession arrest. ow.ly/mNBL3096Y3L
  • Whitfield County, Georgia: A deputy was arrested for child molestation, false imprisonment, and child cruelty. ow.ly/IlTv3096ZBd
  • Beaufort County, South Carolina: A deputy was fired after approaching jurors about a civil case they were hearing. The act triggered a mistrial. ow.ly/vx3x30974Ry

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-16-17

Here are the six reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, February 16, 2017:

  • Shreveport, Louisiana: An officer was charged with accessory after the fact in the wake of a fatal shooting at a grocery store. ow.ly/nX2f3094049
  • Update: Robstown, Texas (First reported 11-08-16): An officer entered a pretrial diversion program for DWI, and will retain job after serving a five-day suspension. He was found unconscious behind the wheel of his truck. Successful completion of the program will purge the charge from his record. ow.ly/X9lq30948Ga
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 03-03-16): An officer was acquitted of charges for slapping a student in a viral video. The other officer involved entered an Alford plea and resigned.  ow.ly/551B3094gZF
  • Update: Columbus, Mississippi (First reported 09-08-16): A now-former officer was acquitted of domestic violence charges. She resigned after her arrest. ow.ly/NPWR3094hWY
  • Nashville, Tennessee: An officer was fired for social media posts about the fatal shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota. The Chief said the posts were so bad that they discredited the officer. ow.ly/axM33094iHY
  • Providence, Kentucky: A patrolman resigned after an FBI investigation into alleged racial profiling. ow.ly/dXq83094kt2  The news story is gated so the following link is included for background information. ow.ly/anHr3094kvJ

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-15-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, February 15, 2017:

  • Bristol, Virginia: A detective was arrested for DUI and suspended. ow.ly/fY4q3091H8F
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 03-03-16): A school resource officer entered an Alford plea on an assault charge and resigned. He was video recorded slapping a student, and the images went viral. ow.ly/EJl23091LtR
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection (NYC): An officer was arrested for aiding cocaine smugglers at JFK airport. ow.ly/Z8Vv3091M1r
  • Oviedo, Florida: An officer was indicted on aggravated assault charges for a shooting during a traffic stop. ow.ly/oiKj3091MvJ
  • Update: Pennsylvania State Police (first reported 02-17-16): A trooper is on trial for assault and official oppression. He was video recorded kicking an activist and subsequently lying in his official statement. ow.ly/2zyv3091NbN
  • Update: Memphis, Tennessee (First reported 01-19-16): A now-former officer was sentenced to one year in jail for stalking his ex. He put a tracking device on her car. ow.ly/3T9T3091OiG
  • Trenton, New Jersey: An officer was placed on leave after a domestic incident with his wife. ow.ly/wwkM3091OYT
  • Grover Beach, California: An officer was arrested for failure to control a dangerous animal after a fatal mauling. He resigned. ow.ly/wxy53091PHy

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Recap 02-14-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, February 14, 2017:

  • Jackson, Mississippi: An officer was fired after a cell phone video showed him knee a handcuffed suspect in the head. ow.ly/ELm7308ZD1a
  • Update: Denver, Colorado (First reported 10-31-16): An officer pled guilty to stealing $1,200 at a crime scene. He was discovered by a review of the footage on his body camera. He was allowed to resign and given 18 months of probation. ow.ly/DTjH308ZEjA
  • Update: Montvale, New Jersey (First reported 01-17-17): An officer pled guilty to DWI. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation, but he is appealing the inclusion of his DWI test as evidence, so the probation has not yet gone into effect. ow.ly/AzHF308ZFhV
  • Ft. Myer U.S. Army Base (Virginia): A civilian police officer pled guilty to armed bank robbery. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 12.  ow.ly/TX6G308ZG9A
  • Pensacola, Florida: An officer was arrested for trespass, battery, and obstruction for an off-duty incident at another person’s home. ow.ly/DDhQ308ZGSE
  • Tennessee Highway Patrol: A trooper was charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, public intoxication, and resisting arrest for an off-duty incident involving his wife. ow.ly/iKfP308ZHx9
  • Las Cruces, New Mexico: The City was ordered to pay a couple $1,600,000 for an incident when an officer slammed a woman’s face into rocks during her arrest, thereby breaking her nose and wrist. ow.ly/vB6Y3090lMj

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-13-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, February 13, 2017:

  • Update: Marion County, Florida (First reported 01-27-16): A now-former deputy was acquitted of state battery charge for actions during a 2014 arrest that was caught on video. He was acquitted of federal civil rights charges for the same incident last year. Four other now-former deputies pled guilty to charges and testified against him. ow.ly/EMah308WomY
  • North Charleston, South Carolina: A deputy who was fired for excessive force was charged with third-degree assault and battery for an on-duty incident. This is the same community that is preparing for the retrial of its former officer Michael Slager for fatally shooting Walter Scott in the back. In both cases, the officer was white and the citizen was black. ow.ly/2Tw6308Wp3z
  • Florence County, South Carolina: A deputy who served as a school resource officer was charged with sexual battery of a student. ow.ly/CvjT308WpGP
  • Orlando, Florida: An officer was fired for lying on an official police report.  ow.ly/ftfg308X50d
  • Macon County, Tennessee: A deputy was charged with stealing a bale of tobacco. He was off duty at the time of the incident and is no longer with the department. ow.ly/tBHt308X5GY
  • Newark, New Jersey: An officer was charged with false swearing and making false statements. He was previously suspended for actions during the arrest of a 14-year-old boy. (See report of 02-05-16) ow.ly/oiEV308X6d8
  • Wichita, Kansas: An officer was jailed on rape charges for an incident while he was off duty. ow.ly/FR24308XBq9
  • New York, New York: An officer was cited in a lawsuit by a disabled man who alleges he was sexually assaulted by the officer under color of law in a bodega. ow.ly/TUz9308XYFV

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-10-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, February 10, 2017:

  • Friars Point, Mississippi: An officer was suspended for three days for threats and intimidation. ow.ly/XWrY308SvyB
  • Update: Ely, Minnesota (First reported 11-12-15): An officer who had been suspended indefinitely struck a deal so to resign after he admitted to a sexual relationship with an underage girl. He will receive $15,000 in severance pay. ow.ly/lYIM308SwhB
  • Chicago, Illinois: The independent review authority recommended firing an officer who fatally shot motorist Darius Pinex in January 2011. ow.ly/dvde308Sx8B
  • Atlanta, Georgia: An officer was arrested after a DUI crash. ow.ly/KgPU308SRRQ
  • Richmond, Virginia: An officer was charged with reckless handling of a firearm after a fellow officer filed a complaint. ow.ly/37oc308SS6u
  • Indian River County, Florida: A deputy resigned in lieu of termination after an excessive force complaint. Two others were suspended for their actions related to the same complaint. ow.ly/1Dxg308TqnX
  • Cleburne County, Arkansas: A deputy was fired after he lied to supervisors about a reported rules violation. ow.ly/3Rdg308TtWJ
  • Update: Ault, Colorado (First reported 06-07-16): A now-former officer was acquitted of second-degree murder in a fatal crash that prosecutors alleged was the result of road rage. ow.ly/XEx3308TwXu
  • Sarasota County, Florida: A deputy was charged with lying to authorities who were investigating her colleague for attempted murder. ow.ly/IFsT308TxdX

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-09-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, February 9, 2017:

  • Update: Kettering, Ohio (First reported 01-03-17): An officer was sentenced to 90 days of home confinement and 200 hours of community service for pill theft. ow.ly/Kloh308OTdU
  • Lincoln, Nebraska: An officer was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving while he was off duty. ow.ly/cxY1308PgCK
  • Level Plains, Alabama: An officer was arrested for burglary after a domestic incident with his wife during a child custody exchange. The report described a physical altercation but did not mention any assault or battery charges. ow.ly/iWpZ308PgNh
  • Helena-West Helena, Arkansas: An officer was arrested for false imprisonment after he arrested woman walking to her doctor. ow.ly/zTiM308PgZf
  • Boyd County, Kentucky: A deputy was suspended for 24 days for a racist post on social media. ow.ly/5VAo308PhaY
  • Update: Bullitt County, Kentucky (First reported 11-19-15): A now-former detective was acquitted of unlawfully accessing a confidential law enforcement database. Her wrongful termination suit is ongoing. ow.ly/ZUza308Qf5b
  • Update: Cleveland, Ohio (First reported 07-01-15): The City settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of Tanisha Anderson, who died of asphyxiation while handcuffed during a police encounter, for $2,250,000. ow.ly/7j9w308Qidx
  • Arapahoe County, Colorado: A deputy was arrested for DUI by his colleagues while he was on duty. ow.ly/8Z3B308Qnuy
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (New Jersey): Two agents pled guilty to lying to federal officials about their joint ownership interests in and employment at a nightclub. This ownership would have likely scuttled their security clearance due to a presumptive conflict of interest. One was sentenced to probation and community service. The other is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.  ow.ly/VMcu308QE1b

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-08-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, February 8, 2017:

  • Surprise, Arizona: An officer resigned after his domestic violence conviction stemming from an incident in Las Vegas involving his now-ex-fiancée. ow.ly/SeMG308NIyO
  • Update: University of North Dakota (First reported 11-09-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $16,000 in restitution for child pornography possession. ow.ly/QtII308NJs4
  • Update: Richmond, California: (First reported 11-01-16) One of the four officers who were recommended to be fired for their roles in the Bay Area child exploitation and prostitution scandal was reinstated after serving a one-month suspension. According to the report, “Eleven Richmond police officers were implicated in the investigation. Five have been disciplined, but continue to work for the department. Two have left the department for reasons unrelated to the teenager who used the name Celeste Guap while working as a prostitute. Another two have been fired from the department.” Several other departments have officers that were caught up in the scandal. ow.ly/4J2B308NJSS
  • Update: North Andover, Massachusetts (First reported 01-23-17): An officer retired after being arrested for a DUI crash in his cruiser while on a work trip in Pennsylvania. His BAC was recorded at .219. ow.ly/LxVm308NKlM
  • Update: Pima County, Arizona (First reported 02-16-16): The now-former chief deputy agreed to plead guilty to charges to embezzling more than $500,000 of forfeiture proceeds.  ow.ly/HkUK308NL1y
  • Update: Gwinnett County, Georgia (First reported 02-01-17): The officer who was fired after striking pedestrians while responding to a call was charged with vehicular homicide after a teen he struck died. ow.ly/mwYS308NMiV
  • El Paso, Texas: An officer was arrested for sexual assault of a child. ow.ly/BXHj308NMJr
  • Oceana County, Michigan: A now-former deputy pled guilty to misdemeanor destruction of property. He is appealing his firing to a labor arbitrator as misdemeanor convictions do not necessarily trigger terminations.  ow.ly/2uwM308NNwW
  • Update: Los Angeles, California: The City formally agreed to pay family of Ezell Ford Jr. $1,500,00 for his wrongful shooting death.ow.ly/K1ZB308OOli

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-07-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, February 7, 2017:

  • Ferguson, Missouri: The City dropped its appeal of a federal jury’s $3,000,000 wrongful death award to the family of an unarmed man who was tased to death by a now-former officer.  ow.ly/Fk95308JX29
  • Baltimore County, Maryland: An officer was charged with assault for actions after a pursuit. ow.ly/W3SB308JXpC
  • Temple, Texas: An officer was suspended indefinitely for improperly storing DNA, drug, and other evidence in his locker and patrol vehicle. ow.ly/nYDy308LHyv
  • Wichita Falls, Texas: An officer was arrested for domestic violence and is no longer with the department. ow.ly/YT3H308LLds
  • Spartanburg County, South Carolina: A deputy was charged for coercing an 11-year-old girl to send pornographic images to him. ow.ly/ogXw308LLW9
  • San Francisco County, CA: A sheriff’s deputy was charged for falsely reporting that her gun was stolen and giving it to her boyfriend, whom she knew is a felon. ow.ly/ROLf308LMbX
  • Washington County, Georgia: Two deputies are being sued by a woman who claims she was arrested for criticizing one of them, her ex-husband, on facebook. ow.ly/buQf308LMo2
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 07-02-15): An officer who was arrested three times in a year and sent to rehab was given 4 years for heroin distribution. ow.ly/vwRM308MyN1

 

 

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-06-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, February 6, 2017:

  • Denver County, Colorado: A deputy was suspended for 30 days for flashing his badge at a restaurant in order to intimidate employees. ow.ly/nnXi308ISHt
  • Logan Township, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged for a DUI hit-and-run while he was off duty. He has been suspended without pay. ow.ly/PMX8308J2gX
  • Pinellas County, Florida: A deputy was fired after an investigation into sexual misconduct revealed numerous violations. ow.ly/9ngw308JgDH
  • Update: Evansville, Indiana: An officer suspended since November is under investigation for sending threatening text messages. ow.ly/vG3n308JhzE
  • Moberly, Missouri: An officer was arrested for tampering after allegedly stealing less than $500 from drug raid evidence. ow.ly/kfkI308Jofc
  • Aiken County, South Carolina: A deputy was charged with sexual battery for an alleged sexual relationship with a student at the school where he served as SRO. The charge includes the language “no aggravated force or coercion.” ow.ly/sewK308JpnR
  • Update: Sandusky County, Ohio: A now-former sheriff was sentenced to four years in prison for drug and theft-in-office convictions. ow.ly/3E40308JQaf

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-03-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, February 3, 2017:

  • Jacksonville, Florida: A now-former officer was given credit for time served, one year of probation, and ordered to undergo counseling for stalking his ex. ow.ly/afnG308EfMi
  • Midland, Texas: An officer was arrested for public intoxication in September and subsequently resigned. A video of the incident was just released. ow.ly/GAHF308ErJY
  • Denver, Colorado: A deputy was fired for excessive force against a jail inmate. He provoked the inmate to fight him. ow.ly/22a5308EuCY
  • San Francisco County, California: A deputy was arrested on federal insurance fraud charges for allegedly staging a home burglary. ow.ly/1QTr308Ezkz
  • Georgetown, Kentucky: One officer resigned and another was suspended after an investigation into a drunken off-duty fight. ow.ly/RRUo308EAzn
  • Cleveland, Ohio: A now-former detective was charged with felony drug counts for buying illicit prescription pills. He is also named in an excessive force lawsuit for shooting a drug dealer. ow.ly/qkXC308EBpp
  • Update: Wapato, Washington (First reported 11-02-16): A now-former officer was sentenced to one year of probation, plus time served, for third-degree rape of a woman when he was off duty. ow.ly/QDOA308EDAN

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-02-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, February 2, 2017:

  • Causeway, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for allegedly stealing drugs and cash from evidence. ow.ly/GLg4308BNdl
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with six criminal counts related to domestic assault. Charges included terroristic threatening, assault, and violation of a protective order. He was suspended with the intention to be terminated. ow.ly/Kk7C308BPJE
  • North Attleborough, Massachusetts: An officer was arrested for domestic assault and fired. ow.ly/Aa0z308BS9M
  • Wichita Falls, Texas: An officer was charged with DWI after a crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist. ow.ly/Fkbk308BVWl
  • Los Angeles, California: The City settled a lawsuit with a woman who was seriously injured when she fell out of police car that was traveling at approximately 30mph. She claimed that she was trying to get away from an officer who was in the backseat with her and inappropriately touching her. She was handcuffed when she fell out of the vehicle. The settlement was for $3,500,000. ow.ly/Xkaz308BWgr
  • South Hackensack Township, New Jersey: The commissioner was arrested for domestic violence and smiled during his mugshot. ow.ly/h8sF308BXT0
  • San Bernardino County, California: A deputy was recorded threatening to arrest man on made up charges because he was legally recording an encounter in the police station. ow.ly/c40Z308CVp2

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-01-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, February 1, 2017:

  • Gwinnett County, Georgia: An officer was fired after driving on a sidewalk and hitting two pedestrians while responding to a call. ow.ly/punF308zlmI
  • Update: Grand Rapids, Michigan (First reported 01-30-17) Three officers who improperly aided a prosecutor after his wrong-way crash have been recommended to be fired. They will not face criminal charges in the case. ow.ly/jHBd308znwG
  • Update: Agawam, Massachusetts (First reported 01-20-16): Two of the three officers fired after a videoed use-of-force incident against a detainee have won their appeals of termination. They will receive back pay. The third terminated officer’s appeal is still pending. ow.ly/cqqd308zqAI
  • Danbury, Connecticut: An officer was charged with breach of the peace for using unnecessary force against a handcuffed suspect. ow.ly/mQ2V308zsWM
  • Update: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (First reported 01-27-17): A deputy who was arrested for domestic violence has been fired. ow.ly/M0XK308zBf2
  • Cleveland Heights, Ohio: A now-former officer pled guilty to tampering and theft for stealing $3,000 from the City while collecting impound fees. ow.ly/I7qQ308zBZe
  • Prichard, Alabama: An officer was arrested after his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend complained about harassment. ow.ly/mlm0308zDfT
  • Update: Washtenaw County, Michigan (First reported 12-26-16): A lieutenant pled guilty to a lesser charge after his arrest for a “super drunk” driving violation. His BAC was almost three times the legal limit. ow.ly/eY0P308Ajaj

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-31-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, January 31, 2017:

  • Albany, New York: An officer was arrested for an off-duty DUI in Saratoga Springs. ow.ly/5cKt308wTLh
  • Update: Erie County, New York (First reported 04-20-16): A now-former deputy will undergo treatment and was ordered to perform 70 hours of community service after a guilty plea to drug possession. He was originally charged with smuggling drugs into the jail. ow.ly/E6Cl308x6uP
  • Update: Edwardsville, Illinois (First reported 01-05-15): A now-former officer pled guilty to 6 of 11 charges for a string of burglaries he perpetrated while on duty and in uniform. ow.ly/AEUz308x7Ig
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 02-11-15): A now-former officer was found guilty of raping a 13-year-old girl. ow.ly/V68l308xi7h
  • Update: Jackson, Mississippi (First reported 05-24-16): A now-former officer was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for accepting bribes in a visa scam. ow.ly/zYe7308xltv
  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for assault and vandalism for an off-duty incident at the home of his girlfriend. ow.ly/EISO308xm0i
  • Skagit County, Washington: A deputy was charged with domestic violence and held on $100,000 bail. ow.ly/iJtr308xnVK
  • New York, New York: The City is being sued by the surviving family of Ariel Garza, 49, who died after being tazed twice by an officer who came to his home. ow.ly/QjOv308xoUr

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-30-17

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, January 30, 2017:

  • Orangeburg, South Carolina: A deputy was charged with third-degree assault and battery for striking a handcuffed detainee who spat in his face. ow.ly/zoh1308pu98
  • U.S. Border Patrol: An agent was charged with 13 criminal counts for ramming cars and striking a man with his automobile. ow.ly/QY63308putT
  • Update: San Antonio, Texas (First reported 11-04-16): An officer who was fired for giving a homeless man fecal sandwich was reinstated…and then fired again for a scatological prank in the women’s restroom at the stationhouse. ow.ly/gJ5c308tghq
  • New York, New York: An officer was charged with a felony for sending a 16-year-old girl a lewd video of himself. ow.ly/r3dV308ufFW
  • Volusia County, Florida: A deputy is under internal investigation for allegedly stealing cash from DUI suspects. He is on leave. ow.ly/EASp308ugTj
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer was suspended five days for throwing coffee at a passing motorcyclist while he was on duty. ow.ly/OiwJ308ui9S
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan: Three officers were suspended without pay during an investigation into a DUI crash report involving prosecutor who has since resigned.  ow.ly/ZtT4308uiCM
  • Rutherford Co., TN major will plead guilty to lying to federal investigators. ow.ly/vGLF308ujmr
  • Update: New Castle County, Delaware (First reported 09-14-16): A now-former deputy pled guilty to child pornography possession. He is scheduled to be sentenced in March. ow.ly/GxuP308ujLA
  • Update: Revere, Massachusetts (First reported 01-20-17) An officer was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly abusing two children in her care. Her boyfriend, who is also an officer, was arrested on child abuse charges the previous week. ow.ly/M61v308ukeN

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-27-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, January 27, 2017:

  • Cleveland, Ohio: A now-former officer pled guilty to drug possession after an investigation revealed multiple texts with an alleged drug dealer. Having relinquished his law enforcement certification, a successful stint in rehab and year of probation will expunge his conviction. He is also named in a pending excessive force lawsuit for shooting a suspect and allegedly falsifying information related to the incident. ow.ly/We8g308pjab
  • Marlin, Texas: An officer was charged with theft of a firearm by a public servant after guns were discovered to be missing from the police armory. ow.ly/xRKN308pjnv
  • Update: Citrus County, Florida (First reported 12-20-16): A deputy who was fired after a domestic violence arrest won her appeal of termination. She may return as a dispatcher while her criminal case is pending. ow.ly/bI2C308pkUZ
  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: A deputy was charged with domestic violence. ow.ly/q8XN308plaV
  • Update: Temple, Texas (First reported 09-27-16): An officer was sentenced to federal probation and ordered to pay a $1,200 fine for lying to federal investigators. ow.ly/himK308pm8i
  • Trenton, Texas: The now-former chief who was under indictment for official oppression died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. ow.ly/EALc308psrE
  • Update: Portland, Oregon (First reported 12-13-16): An officer who was arrested for DUI in his patrol vehicle was permitted to enter a one-year diversion program to avoid a criminal conviction. He will have a breathalyzer attached to the ignition of his car. ow.ly/4wZw308psKc
  • St. Johns County, Florida: A deputy resigned after being charged with fraud for $1,300 in personal purchases on the Police Athletic League credit card.  ow.ly/awlx308ptem
  • Michigan State Police: A trooper pled no contest to OVI and aggravated assault for crashing into a motorcyclist. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 8. ow.ly/S86S308ptVF

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-26-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, January 26, 2017:

  • Hattiesburg, Mississippi: An officer was arrested in Lamar County for domestic assault. ow.ly/yUDE308nf5T
  • Wisner, Louisiana: An officer was charged with malfeasance in office for allegedly taking money from evidence. ow.ly/i2YU308nff0
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado: A now-former officer pled guilty to selling counterfeit Broncos merchandise at a flea market. He was fined $7,500. ow.ly/4KQ6308nzpK
  • St. Lucie County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for sexually assaulting a woman while he was on duty. He was fired. ow.ly/MZ7z308nJQN
  • Dallas County, Arkansas: A deputy was arrested for disorderly conduct after an intoxicated inmate whom he was supervising on a pass for work detail crashed the car they were in. The officer too had been drinking. ow.ly/t9dr308nMHf
  • Willow Springs, Illinois: Five officers are no longer with the department after a three-year investigation into the misuse of funds. The five comprised almost half of the department’s officers. ow.ly/yPia308nNbq
  • Update: Lowell, Massachusetts (First reported 11-16-16): An officer was suspended for six months and ordered to undergo anger management for assaulting a handcuffed student. ow.ly/m66Y308nNzg

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-25-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, January 25, 2017:

  • Orlando, Florida: An officer was arrested for DUI after spotted driving erratically in his pickup. His BAC was measured at .220. ow.ly/rvwf308kZsS
  • Sarasota County, Florida: A deputy was charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to stage an elderly woman’s suicide after she complained that he was taking advantage of her. ow.ly/bslH308kZRz
  • Update: Minneapolis, Minnesota (First reported 1-28-16): An officer was charged for shooting into a car of bystanders without warning. ow.ly/AOLZ308l37d
  • Granite City, Missouri: An officer was charged with felony misconduct for allegedly sharing information from a law enforcement database. ow.ly/OlsK308l3DH
  • Update: U.S. Marshals (First reported 06-24-16): A now-former deputy marshal agreed to plead guilty to child pornography possession. He was discovered surreptitiously recording women using the bathroom, some of whom were minors.  ow.ly/Fcau308l44s
  • Update: Los Angeles County, California (First reported 10-30-15): A now-former deputy pled guilty to sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and given five years of probation. ow.ly/6HQa308l5Jj
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: A now-former officer pled guilty to murder during an off-duty altercation. He was recently awarded a new trial after his original conviction and sentence of 25 years had been overturned. After his plea, he was sentenced to five years in prison, with credit for more than 400 days of time served. ow.ly/i0zV308l7nO
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer pled guilty to roughing up a contractor and stealing $38 from him while he was on duty. He was sentenced to five years of probation. ow.ly/vEZa308l871

 

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-24-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, January 24, 2017:

  • Baltimore, Maryland: A detective who was an investigator in charge of the Freddie Gray inquiry has been charged with assault in a separate off-duty matter. ow.ly/qKV9308gqBz
  • U.S. Border Patrol (San Diego): A now-former agent was sentenced to two years in prison for providing drugs to and sexually molesting a teenage girl. ow.ly/WVYq308ha1K
  • Update: Washington County, Oregon (First reported 12-15-15): A female deputy who was sexually harassed by a now-former deputy has filed a civil rights suit related to the case. ow.ly/qSuY308j2B0
  • Update: Rutherford County, Tennessee (First reported 05-27-16): A now-former deputy pled guilty to the same charges that the now-former sheriff recently pled to in an e-cigarette scheme. ow.ly/LzkO308j3qY
  • Update: Fresno, California (First reported 03-27-15): The nephew of a now-former deputy chief has pled guilty to drug distribution. During his allocution, he directly implicated his uncle in a marijuana distribution scheme. The former deputy’s trial is scheduled for May of this year. ow.ly/S2Sk308j472
  • Update: Lamar County, Mississippi (First reported 09-10-14): A now-former deputy was sentenced to 30 years for the sexual battery of a minor family member. He is already serving time for a murder-for-hire plot against his wife and step-daughter after the sexual battery allegations were brought. ow.ly/FjjJ308jPI8
  • Shreveport, Louisiana: An officer was fired for kicking a handcuffed detainee in the head after the detainee was verbally abusive to him. ow.ly/1cF1308j7Jp
  • Update: North Charleston, South Carolina: Now-former officer Michael Slager will be retried in state court in August for the shooting death of Walter Scott. http://bit.ly/2j6bnZy
  • Stratford, New Jersey: An officer was charged with child endangerment after the accidental shooting death of his eight-year-old daughter. It is unclear whether the daughter shot herself or whether a young sibling shot her with the loaded revolver that was out. ow.ly/aFLN308j8gw

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-23-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, January 23, 2017:

  • Chicago, Illinois: Six officers were suspended for showing improper favoritism to a high-ranking fire official after his DUI crash. ow.ly/Etnv308g4sU
  • Update: Dane County, Wisconsin (First reported 07-21-16): A now-former deputy pled guilty to bringing contraband to an inmate in the jail with whom she had a relationship. The plea agreement suggests three years of probation and 120 days in jail. ow.ly/OkJP308g8vk
  • Update: Pike County, Ohio (First reported 12-07-15): A now-former deputy was acquitted of murder and reckless homicide for shooting a man after a vehicular chase. He was also charged with involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting his neighbor in a separate off-duty incident. The trial date has not been set in that case. ow.ly/CBEd308g9i4
  • DeKalb County, Georgia: An officer was arrested for hacking a colleague’s files and posting nude photos of her to social media. ow.ly/IVdk308ga5W
  • Southwestern Regional Pennsylvania Police: An officer pled no contest to harassment for his July arrest. He underwent counseling and has been reinstated. ow.ly/nzAg308gaXu
  • Update: Simpsonville, Kentucky (First reported 01-11-16): A now-former officer pled guilty to stealing $30,000 of cash, drugs, and guns from evidence. He is slated to be sentenced March 6, 2017. ow.ly/BIem308gbp4
  • North Andover, Massachusetts: An officer was charged with DUI and placed on leave after an off-duty crash in a police cruiser. His BAC was measured at .219.  ow.ly/focP308gcfk
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer was charged with first-degree murder in the off-duty shooting of Jose Nieves. ow.ly/gIS7308ghiw
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The City settled a lawsuit that alleged an illegal search, false arrest, and racial epithets directed at motorists by officers. ow.ly/Yj9G308gkGp

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-20-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, January 20, 2017:

  • New Albany, Indiana: An officer was suspended after he was indicted for battery and official misconduct against a suspect during an arrest last year. ow.ly/nok8308bR98
  • Update: Chicago, Illinois (First reported 11-24-15): Four of the fifteen officers cited for misconduct in the Laquan McDonald shooting were suspended five days for disabling their dashboard cameras prior to the shooting. The remaining 11 officers cited have been recommended for termination. ow.ly/HS98308bRpG
  • Update: Evanston, Illinois (First reported 11-30-16): One officer retired and another was reprimanded for arresting a man who was collecting petition signatures to run for office. The reprimanded officer is appealing her discipline. ow.ly/rAyK308bSB6
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection: An agent and his wife have been charged with smuggling Ritalin into the United States from Mexico through the checkpoint in Nogales, Arizona. ow.ly/wuAt308c1Jn
  • Revere, Massachusetts: An officer was charged with child abuse for hitting his girlfriend’s five-year-old child with a belt. ow.ly/V9HV308co8H
  • Palm Beach County, Florida: A deputy was suspended for a drunken incident at Tampa hotel, where he was intoxicated and disruptive. No arrest. ow.ly/dYDw308cxFU
  • Nicholas County, West Virginia: A deputy lost his badge and faces misdemeanor charges for shooting his service weapon into the car his wife wrecked. He responded to the accident while on duty and found her with his car. ow.ly/zduM308cDIr
  • Vidalia, Mississippi: An officer was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in a bar in Natchez. ow.ly/g8LD308cEX5

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-19-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, January 29, 2017:

  • Hanahan, South Carolina: An officer was suspended after his arrest for domestic violence. ow.ly/OL3s3088LDU
  • Galveston, Texas: An officer was arrested after a multi-agency investigation into steroid distribution. ow.ly/K5q33088LMf
  • Contra Costa County, California: A deputy was fired after his arrest for an off-duty shooting at a house party in Sacramento. ow.ly/mGYM3088M0h
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An officer was arrested for sexual assault against his ex-girlfriend in an off-duty incident. ow.ly/ViJZ3088McL
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer was charged with felony sexual assault against a minor. ow.ly/fZp73088Mmb
  • Quincy, Massachusetts: An officer surrendered after a four-hour standoff with a SWAT team following shots fired during a domestic disturbance. ow.ly/vO5y308a9zi
  • Update: Prince George’s County, Maryland (First reported 07-22-16): An officer pled guilty to taking ‘upskirt’ photos of an off-duty officer from another department. He is scheduled to be sentenced February 17.  ow.ly/XgCL308asoe
  • Hamilton County, Tennessee: A deputy was suspended for using a racial slur against a colleague twice. He was ordered to undergo workplace retraining. ow.ly/ej2j308atXB
  • Update: Rutherford County, Tennessee (First reported 05-27-16): The now-former sheriff pled guilty to federal fraud and extortion charges for running an electronic cigarette scam in the county jail. He still faces local charges for a domestic assault arrest that followed indictment on the fraud charges. ow.ly/4Yeb308axFL

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-17-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, January 17, 2017:

  • Concordia Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was charged with battery for a domestic incident involving a stun gun. He resigned after his arrest. ow.ly/3Vyy30858XZ
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer was arrested for shoplifting and resisting law enforcement. ow.ly/EC2a3085dD7
  • Montvale, New Jersey: An officer was charged with DWI after being found passed out in his own vomit in his car. ow.ly/xePz3085jQK
  • Timmonsville, South Carolina: An officer was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/xXcc3085orw
  • Update: Waterloo, Iowa (First reported 08-04-16): An officer was acquitted of assault in an alleged off-duty road rage incident. ow.ly/VBNe3085FmL
  • Update: Edison Township, New Jersey (First reported 11-08-16): Two now-former officers were fined and banned from public employment after each pled guilty to participating in a retaliation scheme against a superior officer. ow.ly/5eDR3085FIK
  • Update: Suffolk County, New York (First reported 10-05-16): An officer who was indicted for a fatal wrong-way crash has been fired. ow.ly/1R2n3085Gw3
  • Update: Harris County, Texas (First reported 01-11-17): A now-former deputy who had already been charged for sexually abusing a dog had child pornography possession added to his charges after the search of his home. ow.ly/LLr83085Hbf

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-13-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, January 13, 2017:

  • Update: St. Croix County, Wisconsin (First reported 10-17-16): An officer resigned after his arrest in North Dakota for being passed out and allegedly intoxicated in his patrol car. He was working a volunteer detail for the pipeline protests. His trial is scheduled for March 3.  ow.ly/zzOY307WsYV
  • San Pablo, California: A commander was arrested for domestic violence. He is no longer with the department. ow.ly/1ESb307Wtvq
  • University of Toledo (Ohio): An officer pled no contest to OVI. His license was suspended license but given an exception for work. He was also fined and ordered to take remedial driver education. ow.ly/6v30307WuyP
  • Update: Daytona Beach, Florida (First reported 11-21-16): A now-former officer will not face criminal charges for lying to investigators about being shot at. ow.ly/8AWM307YFxP
  • Update: Agawam, Massachusetts: Three officers who were fired for excessive force against a detainee will not face state criminal charges. Video of the incident has been released. ow.ly/R8Y3307YGcm
  • Update: Detroit, Michigan (First reported 01-05-17): An officer resigned in lieu of termination for posting derogatory social media posts about residents. ow.ly/TPkx307YIr7
  • Bexar County, Texas: A deputy was fired after he was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/GLsu307YIOE
  • Update: Wheeling, West Virginia (First reported 11-17-16): A now-former officer pled guilty to possession of indecent images of a child and was sentenced to probation. He had sex with a 17-year-old student at the school where he worked as a resource officer. ow.ly/hBI6307YKeE

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-12-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, January 12, 2017

  • Update: Cleveland, Ohio (First reported 10-14-15): An officer pled guilty to attempted assault for biting his girlfriend during a fight while he was off-duty. He may retain his job. ow.ly/33HR307TOzI
  • Broward County, Florida: A sheriff’s deputy was suspended for recording and leaking security footage of the airport shooting to TMZ. ow.ly/6cIv307TPI9
  • Corona, California: An officer was placed on leave after accidentally firing a round into a security officer’s car. The security officer was in the car at the time of the shooting but was not hit by the bullet. ow.ly/pY81307Wn8D
  • Gaston County, North Carolina: An officer was arrested for assault and pointing a gun at someone. He is no longer with the department. ow.ly/AY0q307WnSm
  • McKinley County, New Mexico: A deputy was suspended and two others were placed on paid leave after a brawl at a party at the suspended deputy’s home. The victim was not an officer and had to be airlifted to a hospital. ow.ly/wmrC307WrAH
  • Sonoma County, California (First reported 10-24-16): A now-former deputy was charged with felonious assault by an officer for beating and tasing a Marine veteran and former police officer in his home. ow.ly/LLM8307Wsad
  • Pinellas County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for domestic battery and witness tampering after an off-duty incident. ow.ly/D4CW307WspG
  • Update: Nashville, Tennessee (First reported 01-25-16): An officer was suspended for one month after her criminal stalking charge was dismissed following an Alford plea. ow.ly/jdUz307Wua7

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-11-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, January 11, 2017:

  • Update: Los Angeles County, California: Now-former sheriff Lee Baca will be retried for corruption after a mistrial. ow.ly/aY1U307SpEg
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was fired for breaking into ex-girlfriend’s home and misleading internal affairs investigation into the matter. The ex-girlfriend is also an officer in the department. ow.ly/Ozbm307TKFY
  • Midland, Texas: An officer who was arrested for domestic violence and interference with an officer in performance of his duties has resigned. ow.ly/eCpt307TLel
  • Harris County, Texas: A deputy was arrested for producing obscene material and sexually abusing a dog. He has been fired. ow.ly/RSm0307TLRq
  • Update: Lucas County, Ohio (First reported 08-29-16): A deputy who was fired for posting implicit threats on social media has been reinstated by a labor arbitrator. ow.ly/GIeE307TMop
  • Update: U.S. Secret Service (First reported 11-16-15): A now-former officer was stationed at the White House agreed to plead guilty for attempting to sext a minor in Delaware. He was caught in a sting. The agreement allows him to be extradited to face even more serious charges in Florida ow.ly/PyzZ307TMPG
  • Update: U.S. Customs & Border Protection (First reported 09-12-16): An officer pled guilty to accepting sexual favors and bribes for smuggling people into the United States. He resigned his post before the plea and is scheduled to be sentenced April 7. ow.ly/vrRT307TNn8
  • Update: St. Louis County, Missouri (First reported 01-07-16): An officer was sentenced to five years of probation after he pled guilty to assaulting his girlfriend during an incident off duty. He resigned and surrendered his law enforcement certification. ow.ly/G8t8307TNVf

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-10-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, January 10, 2017:

  • Cincinnati, Ohio: An officer was arrested after dropping her department-issued firearm while she was intoxicated and off-duty at movie theatre. The incident prompted a temporary evacuation of the facility.  ow.ly/Hf7B307Qlrr
  • Update: Fort Worth, Texas (First reported 12-27-16): An officer was suspended for ten days without pay for the arrest of a mother and daughter that was captured on video. The mother had called police for help because a neighbor allegedly assaulted her young son, but the officer arrested her and chastised her for not teaching her child not to litter.   ow.ly/Q5Qn307QlNs
  • Update: Texas Department of Public Safety (First reported 03-24-16): A trooper had forgery charges dropped for lack of evidence. ow.ly/LtSu307Qn5c
  • Waxhaw, North Carolina: An officer was charged with a misdemeanor after his 2-year-old child shot his wife with his unsecured gun. ow.ly/B3qQ307Qnkz
  • Update: Little Rock, Arkansas (First reported 11-12-12): The City is being sued by two men who were arrested by an off-duty (now-retired) officer who had been working a security detail. ow.ly/elW8307QnJR
  • Council Bluffs, Nebraska: An officer was arrested for OWI and leaving the scene of an accident after an off-duty crash. ow.ly/m9A9307RGw3
  • Update: Stevenson, Alabama (First reported 03-07-16): The now-former chief was sentenced to 27 months in prison for federal civil rights violations and was ordered to pay $12,000 in restitution. When his friend’s business was burglarized, the then-chief and his friend went to the suspect’s home and beat him. ow.ly/Zc8r307Spih

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-09-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, January 9, 2017:

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An officer was arrested for DUI after a single-car crash. ow.ly/cmGn307ONPz
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The City settled with a delivery driver who was shot by plainclothes officers and suffered permanent physical injury.  The officers allegedly did not identify themselves as police officers as they engaged the driver. The $4,400,000 payout was the largest settlement in City history. ow.ly/NkLe307OOis
  • Update: Fairlawn, Ohio (First reported 05-27-16): Two officers were suspended for leading officers on a high-speed chase while they were off duty. The officer who was driving pled to obstruction and was sentenced to community service. ow.ly/pwY5307OOQO
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was suspended for arresting a man who insulted him. ow.ly/tnju307OP7C
  • Pembroke Pines, Florida: An officer was suspended for three months for using a law enforcement database to snoop on others at least 560 times. On at least several occasions, she also harassed some people she found information on, which is how the malfeasance was discovered. ow.ly/nu2z307OPwY
  • Moultrie, Georgia: An officer was arrested for assaulting someone while taking them into custody. ow.ly/Q0Av307OQUL
  • Riverside, California: An officer was demoted after drinking, texting, and then crashing a police vehicle and leaving the scene. There was no arrest or charge brought in the case.  ow.ly/fzdv307ORjm
  • Lake in the Hills, Illinois: An officer was arrested for DWI after striking and killing a pedestrian. ow.ly/arSx307ORH3
  • Update: Nelson County, Kentucky (First reported 10-24-16): A deputy was reinstated after a domestic assault charge against him was dropped. ow.ly/cvJr307PW20

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-06-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, January 6, 2017:

  • Clarksville, Indiana: An officer resigned and has been charged with theft from a Wal-Mart. ow.ly/mA83307KwcO
  • Buffalo Valley Regional Police (Pennsylvania): An officer was arrested for threatening the lives of his wife and children while intoxicated. ow.ly/WZ1Z307KCsJ
  • Rutherford County, Tennessee: A deputy was fired for reckless driving.  His driving while responding to a call caused a collision. ow.ly/nXRw307KDk6
  • Update: Danville, Kentucky (First reported 03-28-16): An officer pled guilty to wanton endangerment and DUI for head-on crash while he was off duty. His sentencing is scheduled for February 7th. ow.ly/XqiG307KE1k
  • Temple, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI while off duty on New Year’s Eve. ow.ly/tXSF307KGgp
  • Collier County, Florida: A deputy was fired for using a law enforcement database to look up info on his then-girlfriend and then making false statements to cover it up. ow.ly/UC2g307KHFY
  • Springdale, Arkansas: An officer was fired for undisclosed reasons and dropped his appeal of termination. ow.ly/sU9z307KIzW

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-05-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, January 5, 2017:

  • New York, New York: Three officers are under investigation after a video of them beating a 50-year-old man went public. ow.ly/5vCp307H4Qh
  • Vermilion Parish, Louisiana: The sheriff paid a $2,500 fine and had ethics charges against him dropped. He was accused of buying a home from a departmental auction. ow.ly/gans307HopH
  • Update: Flagstaff, Arizona (First reported 11-17-16): The officer who was captured on video punching a woman has resigned in lieu of termination. ow.ly/N7f4307InL1
  • Detroit, Michigan: An officer is being investigated for social media posts calling residents “garbage” and bragging about abusing people. ow.ly/1NbZ307Iq0j
  • Update: Broward County, Florida (First reported 11-11-16): A deputy who was fired after his arrest for extorting sexual favors from a suspect has committed suicide. ow.ly/E00D307Ir8m
  • Update: El Paso, Texas (First reported 06-27-16): An officer was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for a fatal off-duty crash in June. ow.ly/habR307IvkI
  • Agawam, Massachusetts: An officer was indicted for stealing more than $10,000 from the police union. ow.ly/eVmy307Iw1O

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-04-17

Here are the six reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, January 4, 2017:

  • Rolesville, North Carolina: An officer was placed on paid leave during an investigation into the use of force against female high school student that was captured on video and went viral. ow.ly/igHn307EZbq
  • Update: Henrico County, Virginia: A deputy settled a lawsuit with a woman who was injured when he shot into the fleeing car that she was a passenger in. He was acquitted of criminal charges in the case. ow.ly/RddF307EZCp
  • Roane County, West Virginia: The newly elected sheriff was charged with stealing methamphetamine from evidence and admitted to being an addict. ow.ly/g79t307FjF2
  • McKenzie County, North Dakota: A deputy was fired after an internal investigation. A criminal investigation into the matter is ongoing. ow.ly/EMBr307Geaa
  • Update: McKinney, Texas: The City is being sued for the actions of a now-former officer at swimming pool party in 2015. The officer was captured on video using force against black children who were attending the party. ow.ly/SUTi307Gpi1
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An officer was arrested on New Years’ for drunk driving. He also faces a weapons charge for having his gun in the back seat, and thus in his possession, while intoxicated. ow.ly/MdHp307GqF8

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 01-03-17

Here are the 13 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, January 3, 2017:

  • Kenosha, Wisconsin: An officer was arrested on battery charges. ow.ly/SkY5307DODz
  • New Rochelle, New York: An officer was charged with vehicular manslaughter and DWI after a fatal off-duty crash. ow.ly/bLT5307DW8P
  • Baltimore County, Maryland: A now-former deputy reached a settlement with the State of Maryland for $160,000. He claimed he was fired for whistleblowing. ow.ly/d1RZ307DXnU
  • San Bernardino County, California: A deputy was charged with having sex with a teenager who was participating in the department’s Explorer program. ow.ly/xLQ8307E5OJ
  • Kettering, Ohio: A detective pled guilty to stealing prescription pills from a home while he was investigating a break-in. ow.ly/jEZ2307E9lE
  • Modesto, California: The City is being sued for excessive force after two officers opened fire on people in a car who were attempting to escape during a drug sting. Plaintiffs alleged that the officers did not identify themselves and they thought they were being attacked. ow.ly/VQyt307EauS
  • Mission, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI and an open container violation. ow.ly/dcqA307EaQQ
  • Blanchard, Oklahoma: An officer was arrested for soliciting a minor and child pornography. ow.ly/hirQ307EbuY
  • Miami, Florida: Three officers were fired for posting “jokes” about using black neighborhoods for target practice to a social media site. ow.ly/nHQR307Ekyf
  • Update: Bay County, Michigan (First reported 11-15-16): A deputy was charged with tampering and careless discharge of a firearm for an accidental shooting at the school where he was SRO. He allegedly tried to cover-up the incident. A teacher was grazed in the shooting but was not seriously injured. ow.ly/Uy9m307ElI1
  • Update: Baltimore County, Maryland (First reported 02-25-15): The County reached a settlement with a teen who was shot by an off-duty deputy working private detail at an apartment complex. The settlement was for $30,000. ow.ly/CVlE307Epo0
  • Lee County, Florida: A now-former deputy was charged with grand theft for defrauding the government of $60,000 in work hours. ow.ly/xNm3307Eqmy
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee: An officer was charged for an alleged domestic assault on Christmas Day. ow.ly/UKZU307EqGs

 

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 12-29-16

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, December 29, 2016:

  • Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the department illegally withheld public records. ow.ly/50mZ307wSAO
  • Elmendorf, Texas: An officer was charged with sexual assault of a child for allegedly abusing a 13-year-old girl. ow.ly/5f7Q307wZUk
  • Update: Richfield, Minnesota (First reported 10-08-15): An officer who was fired after a video was released of his striking a Somali teen while on duty was reinstated by a labor arbitrator. ow.ly/slXI307x9cT
  • Dallas, Texas: An officer was fired for a 2015 hit-and-run off duty. He struck a vehicle while he was trying to pass, causing minor damage, and never stopped. ow.ly/7YkR307xaJP
  • U.S. Border Patrol (Malone, New York): A now-former agent was given five years’ probation for assaulting an elderly couple after his wife was killed in an automobile accident. ow.ly/szd0307xijt
  • Pasco County, Florida: A deputy was fired after domestic violence arrest. ow.ly/FKVk307xjgR
  • Update: Chicago, Illinois (First reported 12-19-14): An officer was acquitted of drunkenly firing his gun at a suburban police officer after he was stopped off duty. The DUI charge was dropped before trial. His BAC was tested five hours after the incident and tested at .07, just under the legal limit. ow.ly/ELy0307xmcr