10 Jun 2015
Police Misconduct Report: 6-1 to 6-5, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
An officer was terminated for misconduct and jailed for second-degree theft.
The police chief was arrested for domestic assault. He resigned a few days later.
An officer faces federal civil rights charges for assaulting four people and committing perjury.
An officer skirted parking fines totaling more than $1,000. He resigned, but officials are pushing to revoke his law enforcement certification for life.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
An officer resigned after a video showed him Taser and pepper spray stroke victim. The department said he violated policy in his use of force.
An officer had his discipline reduced by an arbitrator. The punishment was dropped from 15 days to four hours. He altered charging documents to protect an officer’s brother during an arrest, but he claimed—and the arbitrator agreed—that he did so under orders.
Scott County, Texas
A deputy was charged with shooting a BB gun at kids playing volleyball at a church.
The police chief was arrested and suspended for malfeasance in office and three counts of compounding a felony. It was related to an investigation of a gentlemen’s club that was raided for prostitution.
Jackson County, Kentucky
The sheriff’s department settled with a judge-executive who was falsely arrested by the former sheriff. The payment was for $62,500.
The police department, under orders from the chief, allegedly bought a one-way bus ticket to Florida for a mentally ill man in their custody. He was to be evaluated under court order, but the department allegedly sent the confused and possibly suicidal man out of the state on a bus full of strangers. He has been returned to Kentucky and is receiving psychiatric care. The department is under investigation.
An officer was arrested for assaulting a child at a middle school.
Shelby County, Tennessee
A deputy was arrested for DUI on his motorcycle.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Saratoga Springs, New York
An officer was suspended for arresting a man who gave him the finger.
Campbell County, Wyoming
Four deputies will return to duty after being cleared in a fatal officer-involved shooting. One deputy remains on leave pending further investigation.
An officer was arrested for OUI after a traffic accident.
The chief was charged with tampering. He allegedly pawned firearms that were being held as evidence.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
A jury finds one officer engaged in excessive force and awarded the victim $200,000 in damages. The City’s broader liability will be determined in a later court proceeding.
New York, New York
An officer was arrested for trespassing at an NYU dormitory while he was off duty.
An officer was exonerated in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. He is expected to return to regular duty soon.
Saratoga Springs, New York
An officer was suspended for arresting a man who gave him the finger. The chief is moving for the officer’s termination.