Police Misconduct Report: 7-20 to 7-24, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
A now-former officer was indicted on 15 counts of misconduct while he was employed there. The same day, he was fired from Volusia County, Florida sheriff’s office. Ohio authorities expect him to turn himself in but have been unable to contact him directly.
Buffalo, New York
An officer was suspended without pay after a five-year-old video surfaced of him striking a handcuffed suspect.
New York, New York
Nineteen officers in a Bronx precinct face administrative charges that they downgraded criminal charges in 55 cases over four months.
An officer resigned during an investigation into his alleged illegal solicitation of prescription pills.
An officer illegally entered a home and handcuffed a woman who was wearing only a towel. Charges will not be filed, but the woman intends to file a lawsuit against the City.
An officer has been placed on leave during the investigation into his fatal shooting of nineteen-year-old Darrius Stewart while in custody. Stewart’s family claims that he had been taken into custody improperly because of mistaken identity.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Marshall County, Mississippi
A constable was arrested for DUI. He had previously been accused of DUI. ow.ly/PTvtJ
An officer was suspended after his fifth automobile crash on duty in one year. After this latest incident, he failed to properly report the accident and left the scene.
An officer was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Waller County, Texas
The death of Sandra Bland is being investigated by state and local authorities. Those investigations are being overseen by FBI. The arresting officer has been placed on leave. Video of her arrest has been released. Irregularities in the video have prompted deep skepticism.
The police chief was arrested for selling a firearm and ammunition to an undocumented immigrant.
Greenville, North Carolina
An officer was arrested for assaulting a woman. The report noted that the woman had visible injuries.
Essex County, New Jersey
An officer was charged for tipping-off dealers in a sprawling heroin conspiracy.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Bibb County, Georgia
A deputy was arrested on dog fighting charges.
Summerville, South Carolina
An officer was arrested for assault and battery of a woman.
Habersham County, Georgia
A now-former deputy was indicted for lying on an affidavit and search warrant. The subsequent SWAT raid seriously injured a toddler when a flash-bang grenade was thrown into the child’s crib.
An officer was fired after his arrest for sexual assault of a child.
A now-former officer was convicted for repeatedly raping an elderly woman in a senior living facility.
San Francisco, California
A now-former was officer convicted of bribery. He accepted roughly $25,000 in bribes over a two-year period.
An officer was arrested for OWI in Noblesville.
New York, New York
Two officers were shown on security footage beating a man who had his hands up.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The chief was terminated and charged with sex crimes against a minor.
A now-former officer pled guilty to aiding and abetting drug distribution. She faces 40 years in prison. She is scheduled to be sentenced in October.
An officer was fired for failing to report injuries on a call. This is his second termination from the department. He was fired previously for failing to report, but was reinstated by a labor arbitrator.
Buffalo, New York
An officer was indicted on federal civil rights charges for initiating a false arrest of a person.
Maricopa County, Arizona
The sheriff’s office settled the discrimination and racial profiling lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice.
ola, New Mexico
An officer was placed on leave and charged with battery. He has a history of excessive force complaints in two police departments.
An officer was charged with assault.
Weston, West Virginia
An officer was placed on leave after a man died from injuries sustained during an arrest. State authorities declined to launch an independent investigation so it was referred to the FBI.
An officer was arrested for DUI after allegedly striking a pedestrian while off duty.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Palm Bay, Florida
An officer was disciplined for using a confidential police database to investigate people she did not like.
An officer was placed on leave after he was accused of demanding sexual acts and a massage from a woman.
A deputy town marshal was arrested for child solicitation.
An officer was fired for tampering with the rifle of a colleague.