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.
  • 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.
  • Roane County, West Virginia: The newly elected sheriff was charged with stealing methamphetamine from evidence and admitted to being an addict.
  • McKenzie County, North Dakota: A deputy was fired after an internal investigation. A criminal investigation into the matter is ongoing.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • New Rochelle, New York: An officer was charged with vehicular manslaughter and DWI after a fatal off-duty crash.
  • 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.
  • San Bernardino County, California: A deputy was charged with having sex with a teenager who was participating in the department’s Explorer program.
  • Kettering, Ohio: A detective pled guilty to stealing prescription pills from a home while he was investigating a break-in.
  • 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.
  • Mission, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI and an open container violation.
  • Blanchard, Oklahoma: An officer was arrested for soliciting a minor and child pornography.
  • Miami, Florida: Three officers were fired for posting “jokes” about using black neighborhoods for target practice to a social media site.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lee County, Florida: A now-former deputy was charged with grand theft for defrauding the government of $60,000 in work hours.
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee: An officer was charged for an alleged domestic assault on Christmas Day.


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.
  • Elmendorf, Texas: An officer was charged with sexual assault of a child for allegedly abusing a 13-year-old girl.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pasco County, Florida: A deputy was fired after domestic violence arrest.
  • 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.