Police Misconduct Report: 10-12 to 10-16, 2015




Sexual Misconduct


Involving Children

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.

Dallas, Texas

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

Somerville, Tennessee

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.

Indianapolis, Indiana

An officer fatally struck a pedestrian and he may have been intoxicated at the time. The investigation is ongoing.

Baltimore, Maryland

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.

Cleveland, Ohio

An officer was arrested for assaulting and abducting a woman.

Mamou, Louisiana

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.

Beloit, Wisconsin

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.

Bridgton, Maine

An officer is under investigation for firing his weapon at a vehicle after a hit-and-run with his squad car.

Jourdanton, Texas

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.

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