Police Misconduct Report: 7-6 to 7-10, 2015
Monday, July 6, 2015
A now-former chief was indicted for making large buys of ammunition for others using government’s tax-exempt status. He resigned when he learned of the investigation.
Troy, New York
A now-former officer had robbery charges dropped after he resigned from the department and his brother pled guilty to the crime.
An officer is being sued by a blind woman who alleges he dragged her and her service dog through bar unlawfully. He was off-duty and working security at the bar at the time of the incident.
An officer was arrested on several counts of sexual assault and domestic battery.
Roswell, New Mexico
An officer resigned after falsely accusing a fast food employee, whom he had arrested before, of spitting in his drink. The department recovered drugs and stolen property from his car after he turned it in. He was arrested.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Alamogordo, New Mexico
An officer was accused of assault for pulling a gun on rental center employees who were in his home.
The City’s Independent Police Review Authority, for the first time in its nearly eight-year history, recommended firing an officer for giving false statements about a shooting. The incident was caught on video. The officer was off-duty and working security at the time when he shot 16 rounds at the wrong moving vehicle and injured the driver.
An officer was arrested for domestic violence against her son.
An officer was arrested for domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.
An officer was charged with OUI after crossing the center lane and causing a head-on collision.
The City agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging unlawful arrest by a corrupt now-former officer.
An officer was captured on video verbally abusing and threatening teen, saying “I’ll break your f***ing neck,” among other things.
A now-former was acquitted of perjury in a 2011 drug case involving a warrantless search. Still faces perjury count in a similar 2010 case.
A now-former officer is scheduled to stand trial for illegal gun possession, including one taken from the department’s evidence room.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
San Antonio, Texas
An officer who had been fired for fatally shooting his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend after the officer had been drinking on duty was reinstated by a labor arbitrator.
New Orleans, Louisiana
An officer was fired after using shackles to beat a 16-year-old girl in custody.
An officer was indicted for excessive force and lying to federal agents.
Lawrence County, Alabama
A grand jury declined to indict a former investigator in the fatal shooting of Shane Watkins.
Alcorn County, Mississippi
The sheriff pled not guilty to fraud charges in alleged bid-rigging scheme.
Macon County, Georgia
A detective pled guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from a federal fund meant for undercover drug buys.
Madison County, Alabama
A lawsuit against the sheriff and two deputies for excessive force was settled out of court.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Several officers face an internal investigation for a violent arrest and beating of a man caught on video.
Carroll, New York
The police chief was charged with assault for allegedly hitting his wife.
An officer was charged with assault, unlawful restraint, and other charges related to domestic violence.
Several officers are being investigated for covering up an auto crash involving one of their own.
New Orleans, Louisiana
An officer was arrested for obstruction of justice during the initial arrest of a man who later killed an NOPD officer during his escape from custody.
Tilton, New Hampshire
An officer will not face prosecution for his role in the sale of a stolen gift card. He was suspended and demoted as a result of the investigation, but it is not clear whether this decision will prompt his reinstatement.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Gloucester County, New Jersey
The county settled a lawsuit with a man who was initially stopped for carrying a video camera. The officers claimed there had been burglaries in the area. According to the report, he refused to turn off the camera and there was a scuffle between him and the officers. He was eventually arrested for drug possession for carrying a bag that contained cracker crumbs. He was acquitted. The settlement was for $35,000.
New York, New York
An officer was suspended for throwing semen on a female co-worker.
Washington Park, Illinois
An officer was charged with official misconduct and stalking for actions on duty against his ex-girlfriend.
Jonathan Sanders died after an altercation with law enforcement near his property. His family claims that he was choked to death with a flashlight by a deputy. The incident is under state investigation.
Campbell County, Wyoming
A deputy will not be charged in the shooting death of Nikki Jo Burtsfield.
Loudon County, Virginia
A deputy was indicted for embezzling $200,000 from the asset forfeiture fund.
An officer was suspended and is being investigated for domestic violence against his wife.
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
A deputy was fired after his arrest for assault with a firearm.
Ramsey County, Minnesota
A now-former deputy is being investigated for missing evidence. He is thought to have sold evidence to pawn shops.