Seven police misconduct reports from the CATO institute

  • Iberia Parish, Louisiana: The sheriff and two senior deputies were charged with federal civil rights violations for beating two men in custody in two separate incidents. One of the victims was alleged to have assaulted one of the sheriff’s relatives.
  • San Antonio, Texas: An officer was arrested for taking bribes from a local trucking company in exchange for favorable vehicle inspections.
  • Update: DeKalb County, Georgia (First reported 01-07-16): A now-former officer arraigned for the shooting death of Anthony Hill. He pled not guilty.
  • Update: Houston, Texas (First reported 01-14-16): A now-former officer was sentenced to four years in prison for monitoring a police radio to aid an armored car heist.
  • Fort Worth, Texas: A detective was removed from duty. His cases in the Crimes Against Children unit have been placed under review by a police task force.
  • Detroit, Michigan: A deputy chief gave false testimony in a case that resulted in a wrongful conviction of then-14-year-old boy for quadruple homicide. Devontae Sanford, now 23, was ordered released from prison last week. He had been sentenced to 35-90 years after giving a false confession in the case. The actual killer, a hitman, confessed to the crime and eight other homicides just weeks after Sanford was sentenced.
  • Mayfield, Kentucky: Two officers were suspended without pay for undisclosed policy violations.

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