13 Oct 2015
Police Misconduct Report: 10-5 to 10-9, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
An officer was accused of extortion in a ticket-fixing scheme.
Two officers were fired for rupturing the spleen of an inmate who was bound hand-and-foot. They ignored his screaming pleas for help for two hours before taking him to the hospital.
An officer pled no contest to DUI after a crash. He was given 90 days in jail, with all but three of those suspended, and fined. The three days not suspended will be used for alcohol abuse classes.
Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
The parish settled a brutality lawsuit brought by a former inmate for $400,000. According to the report, two deputies “sprayed him with pepper spray and beat him in a holding cell, breaking three of his ribs and puncturing a lung. He says they then left him restrained in a chair for an hour before taking him to a hospital.” Two deputies who did not report the incident were brought up on administrative charges but remain with the department. The two deputies who allegedly perpetrated the assault were fired and face criminal charges.
Buffalo, New York
A now-former officer as sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to pay $100,000 restitution for filing a false disability claim.
Santa Clara County, California
Two deputies were arrested in unrelated incidents. One illegally accessed a confidential database to find information on people he knew. The other filed a false injury claim.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
An officer was arrested for theft. The investigation is ongoing.
The new chief fired three officers implicated in recent scandals. Two were fired as a result of an incident off-duty that resulted in sexual assault charges against one of them (those charges were eventually dismissed). The third officer was indicted last month for insurance fraud. His criminal case is pending.
An officer was charged with theft and misconduct for fraudulently claiming overtime pay.
An officer was fired for unjustified use of force with a Taser.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
An officer pled guilty to tampering and was sentenced to 120 hours of community service for fixing a ticket.
An officer was indicted on a vehicular homicide charge for hitting a pedestrian in March.
Two officers were arrested for shooting a vehicle with their firearms.
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
A corporal was charged with felony strangulation for an attack on his girlfriend. He resigned.
A woman is suing the city for being punched in the face while she was subdued during a 2013 arrest. There is video of the incident.
Kenosha County, Wisconsin
A deputy was charged with obstruction and misconduct for stealing drugs during a sting.
Breckinridge County, Kentucky
The sheriff was arrested for DUI and terroristic threatening.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
An officer faces two civil counts for excessive force for 2011 shooting death of Justin Crowley-Smilek.
Sonoma County, California
The sheriff’s office is being sued in federal court by 20 jail inmates alleging beatings and abuse.
Douglas County, Colorado
A deputy was arrested for domestic violence.
Greenville County, South Carolina
A deputy was fired and arrested for punching a handcuffed suspect in the face at a medical facility.
East Cleveland, Ohio
Three officers face charges for ripping off thousands of dollars from drug dealers over a two-year period.
Two officers were placed on leave after a video showing an officer striking a black teen who was standing in a park made news.
Friday, October 9, 2015
A now-former officer was indicted for striking a woman who was in custody. He was fired after his arrest in May.
An officer was placed on leave after he was accused of assault at a bowling alley.
A now-former officer pled guilty to having sex with a jail inmate. He was sentenced to five years in prison, with all but six months of that term suspended.
An officer was fired by the city council after a closed-door meeting.