Wednesday, July 20, 2011

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 07-19-11

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Injustice Everywhere


Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, July 19, 2011:

  • Parkersburg WV settles suit for $70k to a man claiming cops beat him while he was cuffed when they arrested him, then again at the station and then yet again while he was shackled to a bed at the hospital. [3]
  • A Bryan TX cop resigned during an investigation into a questionable shooting incident where witnesses contradicted his report. The resignation seals and closes the investigation against him which prevents public release of any information about it. [3]
  • Punxsutawney PA settles suit for $250k to family of man who died while left alone in the back of police cruiser for 4 hours after police arrested him for public intoxication. [0]
  • Lufkin TX police and prosecutors apparently insisted on taking a man to trial on an evading arrest charge after police broke down his door, tear gassed him in his bathroom, then shot him with pepperball rounds when they mistook him for a burglar in his own home because he didn’t speak any English. They originally charged him with burglary but then changed it to evading when they figured out they couldn’t charge him for burglarizing his own home. [5]
  • 2 Jackson TN cops indicted on civil rights violation charges for allegedly stealing over $1,000 from the victim of a home invasion robbery who had been shot. [0]
  • Newark NJ settles suit for $55k to a journalist who had his camera seized and was arrested all allegedly to prevent him from sending photos he took for publication [4]
  • Oklahoma City OK police admit they made some mistakes when they wrongfully arrested 20 kids for curfew violations as they waited for their parents to pick them up from a movie theater 20 minutes before the curfew actually started. [0]
  • Elgin IL cop arrested w/his nephew on assault charges for allegedly beating up employees at Michigan amusement park [1]
  • San Diego Co CA deputy arrested for obstruction, resisting & harboring fugitive wanted in a rape investigation who was apparently in her home. [0]
  • Naperville IL police sued by man who’s mugshot was given to the press who published it as a DUI arrest even after he was released without charge when he blew 0.0 after a DUI stop. [3]
  • Rosebud TX now-former police chief sentenced to 120days jail, to be served on weekends at his leisure, after convicted of evidence tampering [0]
  • Laurel IN reserve police officer suspended after charged w/public indecency for having sex in public pool after families complained to workers about it. [0]
  • 2 Orlando FL cops stationed at schools suspended, 40hrs & 8hrs, for sending porn email msgs from school computers [0]
  • Payson AZ drug cop demoted for sexting photos of his genitals to a confidential female informant [0]
  • Baltimore MD cop forced to be rehired on appeal after fired for sleeping on duty now indicted for drug conspiracy & heroin distribution charges [0]

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