27 May 2015
Police Misconduct Report: 5-18 to 5-22, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
An officer was investigated for an off-duty fight. The fight was with an off-duty officer from another department who needed to be hospitalized for his injuries.
Union City, Georgia
An officer’s statements about his shooting of unarmed teen Ariston Waiters are getting a second look after new video evidence was discovered by media. According to the report, “The video differed from earlier statements that [the officer] had given, so much so that an expert called his statements “self-contradictory” and inconsistent with the forensic evidence….In his report on the Waiters case, [the expert] recommended charging [the officer] with making false statements, calling [his] actions contrary to all professional law enforcement standards and citing “a disregard for human life that is unacceptable.””
New York, New York
Two now-former officers were sentenced to 30 days in jail for beating up a teen outside of the police station.
An officer was arrested for sexual assault.
Monroe County, Florida
A deputy was arrested on an outstanding warrant for domestic battery.
A sergeant was indicted for distribution of steroids, prescription medication, and counterfeit drugs.
The City settled a lawsuit with a woman who was sexually assaulted by two now-former police officers. She was so intoxicated she was unable to give sexual consent to the officers, who were on duty at the time of the incident, after they offered to give her a ride home. Both officers pled guilty to felony misconduct and were sentenced to probation.
Columbia County, Georgia
A deputy was fired after his arrest for DUI.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A now-former officer was sentenced to five years’ probation, 100 hours of community service, and a small fine for disorderly conduct. She attempted to disrupt an investigation in favor of her friend who fled a fatal auto wreck.
An officer was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband.
Richard Stockton College, New Jersey
A now-former officer was sentenced to more than 2.5 years in prison for selling pills to an undercover agent when he was off-duty.
An officer was charged with vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, and other charges for a fatal collision he allegedly caused while he was on duty. He was in pursuit of a vehicle who had illegally passed in traffic. At the time of impact, his cruiser’s speed was estimated at more than 110 miles per hour.
South Bound Brook, New Jersey
The chief was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run and appeared to be intoxicated when he was questioned after the accident.
An officer resigned while under criminal investigation by the Virginia State Police.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Two officers were fired for a jail cell beating caught on video. The prosecutor is now considering whether to file criminal charges.
Montgomery County, Texas
A deputy was arraigned for a fatal motorcycle crash that killed a young colleague after a night out. His BAC was more than twice the legal limit.
Bibb County, Georgia
A deputy was one of four people arrested in a housing scam. They allegedly stole abandoned houses and re-sold them. He had been a property crimes investigator but he was fired after his arrest.
Henry County, Virginia
A deputy was arrested after an off-duty shooting.
An officer was arrested for domestic assault. Authorities determined he had been drinking at the time of the incident.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The police chief suspended himself and three of his officers after a chain of events that allegedly involved intoxication, drunk driving, unwanted sexual advances, and physical violence. The Texas Rangers are investigating the episode, which ended with one officer arrested for beating up the chief.
An officer was arrested for DUI.
A now-former officer had a warrant issued for his arrest. He illegally used police database and gave the information to a man accused of theft. The man allegedly stole $200,000 worth of law enforcement equipment from a private contractor and re-selling it online.
Lincoln County, Wisconsin
A deputy was arrested and charged with molesting a 15-year-old girl. He has resigned.
El Dorado County, California
A deputy who was also a narcotics team member was arrested for drug possession and trafficking charges in Nevada.
An officer was arrested for public intoxication.
Friday, May 22, 2015
An officer was charged with eight criminal counts after chasing down and restraining a man while off-duty. He allegedly told the man to “Sit the [expletive] down before I blow you away!” He is suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.
Clay County, Missouri
A now-former deputy was sentenced to one year’s probation and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine for abusing an inmate in 2008. He had been acquitted on state charges, but federal civil rights charges were brought because he doused the inmate with a chemical spray and punched him.
An officer resigned after being accused of buying a 16-year-old boy alcohol and getting him drunk. The criminal investigation is ongoing.
Havelock, North Carolina
An officer was fired after an investigation of possible misconduct during a traffic stop. Authorities did not release details of the incident, but the report mentioned that the now-former officer could not be relied upon to be called as a prosecution witness.
A sergeant was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct while off duty.
Hall County, Georgia
Two now-former deputies pled guilty to bribery and drug charges in separate cases. One took a bribe to alert a drug dealer of any possible investigations. The other pled guilty cocaine distribution charges.
The chief is investigating police conduct at a public demonstration against police violence. A ten-year-old boy was treated at the scene for chemicals in his eyes.