05-15-13: National Police Misconduct ...

05-15-13: National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap

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Jim

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#1 May 16, 2013
Manchester, New Hampshire: The estranged wife of a police officer testified that she was body slammed by her husband and suffered bruising to her upper thigh and right arm for confronting him about a secret email account he used to exchange photos with other women. The alleged attack happened in front of their 5-year-old son. After the incident he said to her,“Do not call the police because if you do I will get arrested. I will lose my job and you will end up with nothing.” http://ow.ly/l3Vtm

Ashland, Kentucky: A former officer has pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute Oxycodone and possessing a firearm during the commission of a drug crime. He stole the drugs from a person’s house, which he entered under guise of a warrant, while in uniform. http://ow.ly/l3RwJ

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: An officer who allegedly ran a prostitution service has been cleared of that charge but convicted of numerous other crimes. The jury found him guilty of drug-related charges, insurance fraud, obstruction, making false statements to law enforcement, oppression, and conspiracy. http://ow.ly/l3JdY

Update: Sacramento, California (First reported 05-13-13): A sheriff’s detective pleaded not guilty to a felony assault charge in connection with allegations he deliberately struck a teenager with a sheriff’s vehicle. He is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome. http://ow.ly/l3Izd

Wellford, South Carolina: An officer was arrested by state agents after they said he sexually and physically abused a vulnerable adult. The State Law Enforcement Division said that he sexually battered and physically abused the victim who suffers from a mental condition impairing her from providing her own care or protecting herself. http://ow.ly/l3qYx

St. Paul, Minnesota: The city will reach a $237,500 settlement with a man who says that police officers used excessive force and caused significant injuries that sent him to the hospital when they arrested him. The complaint says that as he raised his hands, one officer used a Taser gun on him, causing him to fall down the steps and then the other officer then kicked him in the face, knocking him out. http://ow.ly/l3qf7

Update: Camden County, New Jersey (First reported 01-07-13): A police chief charged with harassing a female civilian employee has resigned. He was suspended when the allegations first surfaced. http://ow.ly/l3nfv

Vallejo, California: The father of a 17-year old robbery suspect shot and killed by police has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city. In the suit the father says his son was shot while his hands were in the air and he was shouting “don’t shoot.” Police say they shot him after he pulled a handgun when they tried to arrest him. http://ow.ly/l1ISz

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