Here are Nine reports of police misconduct reported for Saturday, October 31 through Monday, November 2, 2015

  • Newark, New Jersey: An officer was suspended and arrested for pointing his gun at a man in an off-duty incident.
  • Los Angeles County, California: A deputy pled not guilty to assault and battery against a bartender for a 2014 bar fight.
  • Update: Ramsey County, Minnesota (First reported 07-10-15): A retired deputy pled guilty to selling merchandise to a pawn shop that had been criminal evidence he stole while he was still employed by the County. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay restitution.
  • New York, New York: The City settled a lawsuit with a deaf and mute woman who was wrongly arrested for $750,000. The officer failed to report her need for a translator.
  • Lafayette Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was arrested for smuggling drugs into the jail.
  • Mercer County, New Jersey: An officer was suspended and charged for accessing a law enforcement database and sharing mugshot of suspect shot by officers.
  • Columbus, Mississippi: An officer was fired and two others were suspended for their roles in the fatal shooting of Ricky Ball in October.
  • Glendale, California: An officer was arrested for drunkenly assaulting officers in Burbank.
  • The rest here from the CATO institute :

Another lying cop in Florida caught: Sergeant gives false testimony about man being tased with his hands up

“Sgt. Jason Shipley, 42, was let go Oct. 16 after 14 years with the Zephyrhills Police Department. The officer he was supervising, Tim Claussen, was terminated Sept. 30.

The Taser incident took place Sept. 9. According to police, Shipley arrived at a home on 20th Street to back up Claussen, who was investigating a retail theft. Shipley pulled up as Claussen was talking to the man the officer believed was linked to the theft, Lester Brown.

Brown, according to reports, opened the door a crack to talk to Claussen. The officer forced the door open and ordered Brown outside, but he didn’t move.

Claussen pointed his Taser at Brown and threatened to shock him if he didn’t come out of his house. Brown stood still just inside the doorway of his house, his hands out in front of him with his palms up. The confrontation was recorded by the digital camera in Claussen’s Taser.

“Come outside now, or you’re about to get tased,” Claussen said.

That’s when Claussen fired the electroshock weapon. Brown retreated and fell on his kitchen floor. The officers arrested Brown on charges of misdemeanor retail theft and resisting arrest without violence. Claussen wrote in his report that he found $112.97 worth of stolen merchandise inside Brown’s home.

Those charges were later dropped by the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney’s Office at the urging of the Zephyrhills Police Department after they investigated Claussen and Shipley.

Posted by Deborah Jarrett

After the incident, police said, Claussen wrote in his report that he couldn’t see Brown’s hands. Shipley signed off on that report. Shipley’s supervisor noticed the discrepancy between Claussen’s report and the Taser footage and started an investigation into both officers. That inquiry revealed new details about why the officers were fired.

Detective Sgt. Reginald Roberts wrote that Claussen had “no authority or exigent circumstances to enter or force Lester Brown to exit his private residence” and that “Lester Brown passively resisted an unlawful order and there should have been no physical force used in this incident.”

The rest here with video:

Florida certainly has more than its share of scumbag cops

Their first instinct is to lie and try to make their narrative fit the story

Usually because they are either abusing someone or doing something unethical

That hero in blue that pulled you over on the Florida highway?

Is most likely a bigger liar than the people that he arrests

1000 cops lost their badges for sexual misconduct

“In a yearlong investigation of sexual misconduct by U.S. law enforcement, The Associated Press uncovered about 1,000 officers who lost their badges in a six-year period for rape, sodomy and other sexual assault; sex crimes that included possession of child pornography; or sexual misconduct such as propositioning citizens or having consensual but prohibited on-duty intercourse.”

The number is unquestionably an undercount because it represents only those officers whose licenses to work in law enforcement were revoked, and not all states take such action. California and New York — with several of the nation’s largest law enforcement agencies — offered no records because they have no statewide system to decertify officers for misconduct. And even among states that provided records, some reported no officers removed for sexual misdeeds even though cases were identified via news stories or court records.

“It’s happening probably in every law enforcement agency across the country,” said Chief Bernadette DiPino of the Sarasota Police Department in Florida, who helped study the problem for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. “It’s so underreported and people are scared that if they call and complain about a police officer, they think every other police officer is going to be then out to get them.”

Even as cases around the country have sparked a national conversation about excessive force by police, sexual misconduct by officers has largely escaped widespread notice due to a patchwork of laws, piecemeal reporting and victims frequently reluctant to come forward because of their vulnerabilities — they often are young, poor, struggling with addiction or plagued by their own checkered pasts.

In interviews, lawyers and even police chiefs told the AP that some departments also stay quiet about improprieties to limit liability, allowing bad officers to quietly resign, keep their certification and sometimes jump to other jobs.”

The rest of the story here:

See? They call him officer friendly for a reason