17 Feb 2016
Police Misconduct Report: 2-8 to 2-12, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
New Milford, Connecticut
An officer was suspended three weeks for misconduct.
The chief and assistant chief were suspended. They may have given a law enforcement promotion to a man who had a previous arrest for prostitution in exchange for side jobs for themselves. The recently promoted detective in question was arrested for responding to a sex work ad earlier this month.
A transgender man who had been in a viral video about his anxiety attacks was fatally shot by police on a suicide call. The family claims the shooting wasn’t necessary. An investigation into the incident is underway.
Sandoval County, New Mexico
A deputy was fired and arrested for repeatedly slapping a handcuffed teen in his patrol car.
Monroe, North Carolina
An officer was arrested for DWI.
North Little Rock, Arkansas
An officer was arrested for assaulting his teenaged daughter and suspended.
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
A deputy was charged with sexual battery against a juvenile.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
An officer was arrested for OVI. He is the second officer arrested on that charge in the past month.
A school resource officer was arrested for having sex with a minor, though reports indicate the girl was not a student at the school where he was stationed.
A federal jury awarded a man $215,000 for the excessive force used against him by an officer.
Kenosha County, Wisconsin
A deputy was arrested after an internal investigation.
An officer was charged with domestic battery in the presence of a child.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Takoma Park, Maryland
An officer was arrested for assaulting an off-duty D.C. police officer.
West Penn Township, Pennsylvania
An officer was charged with four counts of false reporting after allegedly lying about being attacked.
Pepper Pike, Ohio
A police officer was charged with rape, sexual battery, and using a police database to stalk his alleged victim.
An officer was suspended for 30 days for “disrespectful treatment” of a citizen he pulled over and demonstrating an “overbearing and vicious attitude.”
An officer fatally shot David Joseph, a 17-year-old black boy, who was naked and unarmed. The investigation is ongoing.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
An officer was arrested for domestic violence and had a restraining order filed against him.
Granite City, Illinois
A now-former officer was charged with obstructing justice after lying about the theft of his patrol car.
An officer was arrested for harassment after an off-duty incident.