20 Oct 2015
Police Misconduct Report: 10-12 to 10-16, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Clark County, Ohio
Three deputies were fired after leaving a former deputy alone, drunk, and belligerent in the jail’s lobby for two hours.
New York, New York
An officer lost 30 days of vacation time after he pled guilty to admininstrative charges for pulling his gun on kids playing tag in the street.
The City settled an excessive force lawsuit with a man who was injured by officers during a traffic stop for $125,000. The report has video of the incident.
South Haven, Kansas
The police chief was suspended and has been charged with felony theft and misuse of public funds.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
An officer is under federal investigation for evidence tampering.
DeSoto County, Mississippi
A constable was arrested for DUI.
South Gate and Huntington Park, California
Three officers were charged with abusing children at a boot camp for troubled youth.
An officer fatally struck a pedestrian and he may have been intoxicated at the time. The investigation is ongoing.
An officer was caught on camera spitting on a handcuffed suspect who was laying on the ground. The officer has been suspended with pay and the investigation is ongoing.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Washington, District of Columbia
An officer was convicted of tax fraud.
An officer was arrested for assaulting and abducting a woman.
Two now-former chiefs have pled guilty in federal court to abusing inmates with Tasers. One pled guilty this week and will be sentenced at a later date. The other pled guilty in April and was sentenced this week to one year and one day in prison.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
An officer resigned after his felony arrest. He allegedly had a sexual relationship with a kidnapping victim and then tried to cover it up.
North Cambria, Pennsylvania
An officer was arrested for dealing prescription pills and anabolic steroids while he was in uniform.
Howard County, Maryland
An officer was arrested for DUI and hit-and-run.
Los Angeles County, California
An assistant sheriff will resign amid an ongoing investigation he bought a stolen car from the department’s towing contractor.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana
An officer was arrested for domestic battery.
Spring, Texas Independent School District
An officer was arrested for sexual assault against a minor.
New York, New York
An officer was found guilty of filing a false instrument—putting untrue statements in his report—regarding the illegal arrest of a New York Times photographer.
San Diego, California
The City fired 11 officers and several others resigned in lieu of termination during the last fiscal year. This is attributed to a new chief that stressed accountability as part of her agenda.
The chief and assistant chief face administrative charges of mismanagement of the department, including several missing firearms.
San Diego County, California
The president of the deputy’s union stepped down amid accusations of misusing funds. He remains on active duty with the department as the investigation continues.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Des Moines, Iowa
A now-former officer was indicted for stealing $20,000 from police gym while he was an officer. He left the department earlier this year after he was investigated (but not charged) for peeping on female co-workers.
An officer is under investigation for firing his weapon at a vehicle after a hit-and-run with his squad car.
An officer was arrested for injuring a child.
Eaton County, Michigan
The sheriff’s office is being sued for excessive force and wrongful death of an unarmed teenager. The officer claims he acted in self-defense.