Police Misconduct Report: 7-13 to 7-17, 2015




Sexual Misconduct


Involving Children

Monday, July 13, 2015

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The homicide unit is investigating a death in custody of a man who was pepper sprayed for resisting arrest.

Chicago, Illinois

An officer will be allowed to stay on leave until his trial is concluded for beating a man in convenience store. The trial is scheduled for October of this year.

Los Angeles County, California

A deputy has been accused of beating his girlfriend and setting her hair on fire.

Austin, Texas

An officer was placed on leave after shooting a fleeing man.

Clare County, Michigan

A deputy resigned after her arrest for DUI. Officers responded to a car in a ditch and found her there.

Dothan, Alabama

An officer will not face criminal charges for fatally shooting a man after an altercation at an animal shelter. Mr. Robert Lawrence was apparently trying to turn in a stray animal when he was asked to show identification by a police officer who was present. Mr. Lawrence allegedly refused to show identification and during a subsequent physical struggle, was shot in the stomach and later died at the hospital.

Wilson County, North Carolina

A deputy was fired after his DWI arrest on July 4.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Elko County, Nevada

A now-former undersheriff will face a theft charge for putting $3,000 of personal expenses on a county credit card.

Phenix City, Alabama

The City settled a lawsuit for $275,000 with a woman who claimed an officer broke her eye socket when he punched her last year during an arrest.

Sunrise, Florida

An officer was arrested for a domestic violence incident. He allegedly pulled a gun on his stepson.

Windsor, Vermont

An officer pled not guilty to aggravated assault for shooting a suspect multiple times.

Chester County, South Carolina

The sheriff’s department is facing a lawsuit from volunteer firefighters who claimed they were unlawfully arrested at an accident scene last year.

Phoenix, Arizona

A now-former officer pled guilty to attempted child abuse and sexual conduct with a minor.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Altoona, Pennsylvania

A now-former officer who was fired for after an allegation of excessive force will face charges of suppression and battery for the incident.

Hatch, New Mexico

An officer was arrested for battery and false imprisonment. The investigation is ongoing.

Barrackville, West Virginia

An officer was arrested for DUI.

Columbia County, New York

A now-former deputy pled guilty for secretly taking photos of a nude woman and putting the images on the Internet.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

An officer was arrested for domestic violence involving his firearm.

Gardena, California

The City settled a wrongful death suit for $4,700,000 in the shooting death of Ricardo Diaz Zeferino, who was unarmed. Against the wishes of the police department, a federal judge ordered the release of the video footage of the shooting.

Huntsville, Alabama

An officer was arrested for a domestic violence incident with his wife.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

An officer was suspended for lying about how he was injured in an off-duty shooting. He allegedly conspired with his former brother-in-law to say his current wife shot him.

San Diego County, California

The County will pay $1,000,000 to the family of a man with Down syndrome who was assaulted by a deputy on duty.

Burlington, Vermont

An officer was arrested for DUI after a two-car collision that resulted in injuries.

Waller County, Texas

The jail is under Texas Ranger investigation after a woman died in custody. Video of her arrest was released.

Maypearl, Texas

The police chief is under investigation for solicitation of a minor. He allegedly sent lurid texts to a 16-year-old girl.

Greenville, Mississippi

An officer was arrested for being an accessory after the fact to a fatal shooting. He allegedly provided a get-away vehicle for the assailant.

Aurora, Colorado

An officer faces grand jury proceedings for the fatal shooting of Naeschylus Vinzant, an unarmed man.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Dade County, Georgia

A sheriff was indicted on 18 criminal counts for using a county credit card for $6,300 in personal purchases and payments.

Hill County, Texas

A now-former deputy pled guilty to stealing $560 from evidence and deleting the record of the evidence to hide the theft. He was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Baltimore, Maryland

The City agreed to settle a lawsuit for $65,000. The suit alleged a young man was cuffed and beaten by an officer.

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

A deputy was arrested for bringing contraband into the jail for inmates.

New York, New York

An officer was indicted by a federal grand jury for drug trafficking in Vermont.

Spokane, Washington

An officer was arrested for first-degree burglary-domestic violence for kicking down a woman’s door while armed.

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