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.
  • 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.
  • Rockford, Illinois: An officer was fired after his DUI arrest. He also sent graphic crime scene photos to his ex-wife.
  • Update: Radcliff, Kentucky (First reported 08-27-15): An officer was acquitted of assault and wrongful imprisonment in a domestic abuse case.
  • 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.
  • Louisville, Kentucky: An officer was suspended for improperly detaining and searching bar patrons during a 2014 incident.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: An officer was fired for pointing a loaded gun at fellow officers.
  • Plantation, Florida: A detective was fired for sending an explicit video of himself to a woman whose case he was investigating.
  • 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.
  • 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.”

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