05-11-13 to 05-13-13: National Police...

05-11-13 to 05-13-13: National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap

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Jim

Berlin, Germany

#1 May 15, 2013
Update: Memphis, Tennessee (First reported 02-21-13): A former officer who was involved in a fatal crash that killed two residents has been indicted. He is charged with vehicular manslaughter. He hit another car in an intersection without any emergency indicators on. http://ow.ly/kZ7aM

Sacramento, California: A sheriff’s detective faces possible assault charges after police said he ran down a teenager with a sheriff’s vehicle. The family of the officer, however, said the alleged victim has been harassing their family for more than a month and fabricated the allegations. The incident is still being investigated. http://ow.ly/kZcjj

Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 04-26-13): A police officer pled guilty to misconduct in office and resigned. Investigators found at least 120 images and at least 20 videos of him engaged in sexual acts. The time codes on the photos show that they were taken during his time working and a police uniform is visible in some of them. http://ow.ly/kZeeq

Wheeling, West Virginia: A former sheriff will spend a year in federal prison for his role in the beating of a robbery suspect. He will also serve 18 months’ probation and pay his victim $1,850. http://ow.ly/kZ6u0

Strasburg, Virginia: A police officer lost his job over accusations that he used excessive force against a suspect in a drug case, falsified records and violated safety rules without a threat to life. Said the chief in a letter to the officer,“Although you deny the allegations, the evidence in this case is overwhelmingly against you in all three allegations.” http://ow.ly/kZ2LL

East St. Louis, Illinois: A police officer was among seven people named in a federal indictment, alleging they operated a cocaine distribution ring. He has been charged with possession and conspiracy to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine. http://ow.ly/kYscD

Update: Saginaw, Michigan (First reported 07-23-13): A now former police trooper involved in a crash that injured another state trooper has been sentenced for a moving violation causing serious impairment and failing to use due care when passing a stationary emergency vehicle. He was ordered to pay $1,025 in fines. http://ow.ly/kZarb

California, Pennsylvania: Two police officers have been suspended as a result of an incident that the police chief believes put the public at risk. A bar fight broke out and the two on-duty officers had left for a couple hours for an unauthorized errand miles away, which left only one officer to patrol the entire borough on a busy Friday night. http://ow.ly/kYqzl

Los Banos, California: The police department’s second highest ranking officer has been convicted of drunken driving, according to a county assistant district attorney. http://ow.ly/kUREk

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