Police Misconduct Report: 6-8 to 6-12, 2015




Sexual Misconduct


Involving Children

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.

Bethel, Alaska

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.

McKinney, Texas

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.

Atlanta, Georgia

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

Lowell, Massachusetts

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.

Orlando, Florida

Two officers were shown on video repeatedly kicking and tasing unarmed man sitting on sidewalk.

Tucson, Arizona

Several officers have been placed on paid leave because they have been implicated in a long-running prostitution investigation.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Grayville, Illinois

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.

Vernon, Missouri

The chief was cited for discharging his firearm on conservation land. The shot spooked a horse that bucked and briefly dragged a child.

Cleveland, Ohio

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.

Topeka, Kansas

A now-former officer is being investigated for assault on a couple and perjury.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bainbridge, Georgia

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.

Norfolk, Virginia

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.

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