20 Jan 2016
Police Misconduct Report: 1-11 to 1-15, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Taos, New Mexico
A sergeant was acquitted of criminal battery and is appealing her recommended termination.
An officer arrested for participating in a police station robbery of cash, drugs, and weapons.
San Diego County, California
A deputy was disciplined for making a German-speaking suspect watch Hitler videos. The original allegations suggested he and perhaps other deputies verbally abused the man, but that was not confirmed in the internal investigation.
An officer who was arrested for DWI in January 2015 has been fired. She may appeal.
Pickens County, South Carolina
A deputy was arrested for first-degree domestic violence and discharging a firearm in city limits. He was fired.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Mecklenburg, North Carolina
An officer was arrested for DWI.
An officer was arrested in Savage for DUI because he was driving erratically.
An officer may have been asleep at the wheel of his patrol vehicle before sideswiping another car. The original press release indicated a possible car malfunction but none were found in the investigation. Authorities said the officer was not intoxicated at the time of the collision.
Caldwell County, Texas
The sheriff’s department and three deputies are being sued for excessive force.
An officer was suspended for misconduct. An internal investigation is ongoing.
Terre Haute, Indiana
An officer was charged with battery, criminal confinement, trespass and intimidation for actions against a woman.
An officer entered a diversion program in exchange for the court closing the embezzlement case against her. If she completes the program successfully, she will not have a criminal record.
An officer was indicted for fraud and has been suspended without pay. He had been collecting $2,000 per week in compensation for an allegedly fabricated work-related injury.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
A now-former officer pled not guilty to charges he stole $400,000 from evidence over the course of 30 years on the force.
The second of two former police chiefs was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for tasing non-combative prisoners in violation of their civil rights.
The police chief was fired after he and his department ignored a woman’s 911 call to report an officer’s break-in and assault. The woman was the officer’s estranged wife. The officer was arrested and charged for his actions last month.
An officer was arrested for DUI and felony drug possession.
A now-former officer pled guilty to charges related to his role in 2013 armored car heist. He resigned last year.
Watervliet, New York
A now-former officer was sentenced to two years in prison for participation in a gang and drug ring.
Friday, January 15, 2016
An officer was suspended for having a sexual relationship with a married woman he met first on a domestic violence call to her home.
Santa Clara County, California
A deputy was arrested for DUI after brandishing a weapon at fast food drive thru.
An officer was suspended for three months for his unjustified use of a stun gun on a man in August. He was also ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation.
Bexar County, Texas
A deputy was fired and charged for raping a female jail inmate in a transport van.
New York, New York
An undercover officer’s account of being robbed at knifepoint has been contradicted by newly released surveillance footage.