From the CATO institute

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, May 5, 2016:

  • Orlando, Florida: An officer was arrested for DUI and hit-and-run after hitting two parked cars and leaving the scene.
  • Chatham County, Georgia: A deputy was charged with assault and terminated for pepper spraying an inmate who was in restraints. The deputy let him sit there without treating him for the spray for several minutes.
  • South Boston, Virginia: Three officers will not be charged for their roles in the death of Linwood Lambert, whom they tased 20 times, including while he was shackled. Lambert wasn’t a suspect in any crime; he had been acting strangely, and the officers were called to take him for medical attention.
  • DeKalb County, Georgia: A now-former deputy was indicted as part of a large federal investigation that snagged more than 40 alleged gang members from at least ten states. He is alleged to have informed on police activity to gang members. He bragged about being a hitman for the Gangster Disciples but has not been charged in connection with any murder.
  • Update: Yukon, Oklahoma (First reported 11-16-15): An officer is back on the job after he pled guilty to misdemeanor assault. He was originally charged with aggravated assault, a felony, for pulling a woman out of a car by her hair in an off-duty incident during which he was intoxicated. He was suspended with pay and ordered to enter alcohol treatment.
  • Ansonia, Connecticut: An officer was charged with disorderly conduct after a domestic incident in Milford.
  • Sag Harbor, New York: A detective was suspended 30 days for an undisclosed
  • Update: Reynoldsburg, Ohio (First reported 02-19-16), A now-former officer, pled guilty to civil rights deprivation and stealing between $150,000-$250,000 in drug money on the job since 2006. He and his then-partner would conduct illegal searches and rob drug dealers of their money. The partner committed suicide in jail after his arrest.
  • Los Angeles County, California: A now-former deputy pled guilty to filing a false report that covered-up actions by two other deputies who mistreated a jail inmate. She was sentenced to 500 hours of community service.
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