Police misconduct from the CATO institute

Posted by Deborah Lee Jarrett

Here are the 12 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, February 23, 2016:

  • Deschutes County, Oregon: A captain was fired and indicted for allegedly stealing more than $200,000. The charges include theft, money laundering, and passport fraud. ow.ly/YEuSh
  • Wharton, Texas: A now-former officer was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child. ow.ly/YEvGQ
  • Champaign, Illinois: An officer has been named in a fourth excessive force suit. The City settled the previous three for a total of $320,000. He was fired by the department but reinstated by a labor arbitrator. ow.ly/YECz7
  • Benton Township, Indiana: A now-former officer was sentenced to 60 days in jail for killing a pedestrian while speeding in his cruiser without lights and siren. ow.ly/YEDYP
  • Bethel, Alaska: A now-former officer was charged with assault and misconduct for the use of excessive force during an arrest. The incident was captured on a surveillance camera. The victim had his conviction thrown out and the City settled his lawsuit for $175,000 after the video came to light. ow.ly/YEEIR
  • Massachusetts State Police: A trooper was suspended and will be criminally charged for assaulting a Belchertown police officer. ow.ly/YEX7T
  • Boston, Massachusetts: An officer was placed on leave and is being investigated for corruption. ow.ly/YEZ8R
  • Update: Euclid, Ohio (First reported 01-22-16): An officer pled not guilty to firing a gun in a park while off-duty and intoxicated. ow.ly/YF5qs
  • Belknap County, New Hampshire: A deputy was charged with raping and sexually abusing six female inmates. ow.ly/YF6Ci
  • Suffolk County, New York: A lieutenant has been criminally charged for allegedly stealing $80,000 from the department by claiming time he did not work. He retired the day his pension vested. ow.ly/YF7Ux
  • Norfolk, Virginia: An officer was placed on leave after allegedly exposing himself to a woman in a Wal-Mart while off duty. ow.ly/YF9qN
  • Maui, Hawaii: An officer was arrested for abuse of a family member. He has been placed on administrative duty. ow.ly/YFa3L
  • From here: Updated multiple times weekly:http://www.policemisconduct.net/

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