From the CATO institute

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Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, March 22, 2017:

  • Bridgeport, Connecticut: An officer was arrested for assault and breach of the peace for pulling a man who crashed into his car out of his car window and beating him during an off-duty incident in September.
  • Noel, Missouri: A deputy marshal was charged with vehicle theft and burglary for stealing a pickup truck from a female acquaintance.
  • Boston, Massachusetts: The Commissioner has asked a judge to overturn a labor arbitrator’s reinstatement of an officer who was fired for sexual harassment.
  • Update: Rockaway Township, New Jersey (First reported 10-24-14): An officer who tried to fix his cousin’s DWI was reinstated after finishing diversion program.
  • Millville, New Jersey: An officer is under investigation for an off-duty crash that happened last weekend. Although there has been no disclosure whether alcohol was involved in this incident, the officer has been charged with DUI in the past.
  • Cuyahoga Metro Housing Authority: An officer was indicted for sexually abusing teens under his protection. Since his case became public, more people are coming forward with similar allegations.
  • Update: Edison Township, New Jersey (First reported 04-01-14): An officer is scheduled to stand trial on August 14 for attempted murder. Allegedly, he tried to burn down his superior officer’s home in retaliation for workplace differences. Several other officers have already pled guilty in related criminal cases.
  • Honolulu, Hawaii: A now-former officer was indicted for four years of alleged sexual abuse of a minor who just turned 18. The officer was fired in May but it is unclear whether his termination was related to the allegations for these actions that are alleged to have occurred while he was employed with the department.

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