National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 05-09-16

By Jonathan Blanks

Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, April 9, 2016:

  • Salt Lake County, Utah: A now-former deputy pled guilty to misdemeanor assault for abusing inmate while he was working as bailiff. ow.ly/hf0U3002AuJ
  • Orange County, Florida: A deputy was suspended for abusing her authority after berating a tow truck driver, flashing her badge, and falsely threatening the driver with arrest if he towed her car during an off-duty incident. The deputy has a previous suspension for abuse of authority. ow.ly/fSP53002DQ4
  • Rockford, Illinois: An officer was fired after his DUI arrest. He also sent graphic crime scene photos to his ex-wife. ow.ly/vEwl3002FXr
  • Update: Radcliff, Kentucky (First reported 08-27-15): An officer was acquitted of assault and wrongful imprisonment in a domestic abuse case. ow.ly/xW8k3002GQU
  • Nashville, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and gun possession while under the influence after he was discovered asleep at the wheel. ow.ly/JKo23002HYi
  • Louisville, Kentucky: An officer was suspended for improperly detaining and searching bar patrons during a 2014 incident. ow.ly/HsmY3002Vq0
  • Update: Monticello, Utah (First reported 12-02-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to 10 days in jail and three years of probation for breaking-in to his ex’s home and assaulting her new partner. ow.ly/pPMC3002WXA
  • Reeves County, Texas: A deputy was arrested for interfering with a 911 call. She allegedly grabbed her partner’s phone during domestic dispute and threw it away. She resigned. ow.ly/KC5m3002XON
  • Jacksonville, Florida: A deputy was arrested for fraudulently taking payments for details he did not work. He was subsequently accused of having sex on duty with sex workers. The deputy has resigned. ow.ly/VHSi3002Z17
  • Kansas City, Missouri: A now-former officer was sentenced to two years of probation and 30 days in jail for using excessive force during an arrest. ow.ly/PyVi3002ZQd
  • Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: An officer was fired for pointing a loaded gun at fellow officers. ow.ly/pU2z30030NX
  • Plantation, Florida: A detective was fired for sending an explicit video of himself to a woman whose case he was investigating. ow.ly/Q2Gx30031dc
  • Update: Ellis County, Texas (First reported 04-20-16): A now-former deputy is the second deputy to be arrested in a case involving missing firearms from evidence. ow.ly/8UEi30032oP
  • New York, New York: An officer has been accused of abusing a domestic violence victim, according to a recently filed lawsuit. The report says the officer “has been directly accused of inappropriate behavior in several other lawsuits, including false arrest and assault.” ow.ly/t22430035Vh

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