17 Jun 2015
Police Misconduct Report: 6-8 to 6-12, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
Los Angeles, California
An officer was found guilty of assault for hitting handcuffed woman in the throat with an open hand and kicking her groin. The woman lost consciousness in custody and later died.
Lee County, North Carolina
The sheriff’s department settled an excessive force claim from 2010.
The City paid a plaintiff $175,000 for a violent arrest by a now-former officer. $80,000 of the sum was to pay for medical bills.
An officer was placed on leave after throwing a 14-year-old black girl on the ground and pulling his gun on other black teens attending a pool party.
New York, New York
The City settled with a teen who claimed she was arrested for resisting an officer’s sexual advances. The payout was for $45,000.
An officer was arrested for helping murder suspect elude capture. The officer and the suspect were alleged to have been friends.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
A captain is the subject of internal and criminal investigations involving misconduct against a woman.
New York, New York
The City is being sued by a man who recorded officers joke about falsifying their write-up about why they pulled him over. According to the news report, one officer said, “I don’t even know why we pulled him over!” as he was rummaging through the car. A second responded, “Just the (unintelligible) cocaine test.” The first officer then replied, “That’s what you put! [laughs] That’s how you write the summons!” The plaintiff claims he was arrested for driving with a license, despite providing paperwork that showed his license was valid. The search of the car yielded no contraband.
Los Angeles County, California
A now-former deputy pled guilty to lying to the FBI. He will testify that three co-workers abused a handcuffed jail visitor who was alleged to have been smuggling in contraband to inmates.
New Orleans, Louisiana
An officer was suspended after a domestic violence arrest.
San Francisco, California
An officer was arrested for domestic violence.
Two officers were shown on video repeatedly kicking and tasing unarmed man sitting on sidewalk.
Several officers have been placed on paid leave because they have been implicated in a long-running prostitution investigation.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
An officer will not be charged for shooting into a car, hitting a suspect in the face. The suspect was treated for his injuries and was charged with driving on suspended license.
The chief was cited for discharging his firearm on conservation land. The shot spooked a horse that bucked and briefly dragged a child.
The officer acquitted in the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams has been charged with assault.
Calcasieu Parish, LA
A deputy was arrested for indecency with a minor. He was fired.
Williams County, North Dakota
A deputy was arrested for child pornography and fired.
A now-former officer is being investigated for assault on a couple and perjury.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Four now-former deputies were convicted of federal civil rights charges for beating up a man, lying about it, and then framing him for a crime.
A grand jury indicted an officer in the shooting death of David Latham.
Rio Dell, California
An officer was arrested for battery and brandishing a weapon in Humboldt County.
Santa Ana, California
Officers are being investigated for actions during raid on cannabis dispensary. Video shows them ingesting edibles.