Update: Cop heard scary noise before killing Australian woman

What a bunch of insufferable cowards and bullies. Over in Afghanistan a U.S. soldier cannot shoot an enemy combatant unless they are actively holding a weapon.   In the U.S hundreds of unarmed citizens are gunned down every year because some “Hero” feared for his life.    This woman died because one coward heard a frightening noise.  Do you know what the difference is? In Afghanistan they are trying to “Win hearts and minds”.     Here, they don’t care because on their turf, you exist in a police state.  Don’t like it? Well you may well end up jailed on some trumped up charge if you tell them that. Resisting, obstructing, whatever charge they want to call it.     Then after you are processed by the system you get to appear before a corrupt judge who’s sole means of income is derived by the state collecting fees and fines from you and other fine citizens.    Sometimes along the way though, innocent people get killed. But hey, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.    This is America, land of the free.

“MINNEAPOLIS — Five days after the police shooting of Justine Damond in south Minneapolis, Police Chief Janee Harteau spoke publicly for the first time, CBS Minnesota reports.

Harteau has been out of town since Saturday’s shooting, but returned to work on Thursday.

The Australian native was shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer Saturday night, after she called police to get help for a woman she thought was being attacked in an alley near her home. She then dialed 911 to make sure authorities were responding to the correct address, CBS Minnesota reports. Damond was shot as she came up to the squad’s driver side window, by Officer Mohamed Noor.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is conducting the investigation. Harteau said she’s asked that the process be expedited to provide transparency.

Harteau has been under growing pressure to speak out about her department’s officer involved shooting, with some in community questioning why she wouldn’t cut her vacation short and return with answers. Harteau addressed reporters just after 5 p.m., saying she was backpacking in the mountains, making it very difficult to return sooner. She said she had spoken with Damond’s fiance Don on Thursday morning.

Though she defended Noor’s training, Harteau says the shooting “did not have to happen” and that Noor’s actions “go against who we are in the department.”

“Justine didn’t have to die. Based on the BCA information, this should not have happened.”

“Noor’s partner, Matthew Harrity, told investigators that he and Noor heard a loud noise immediately before Damond approached the squad car.

The police chief was told by Damond’s fiance that people are scared to call 911 following the deadly incident, CBS News’ Jamie Yuccas reports.

The police chief is working to regain the community’s trust at this point and the chief reassured Damond’s family that she will do everything in her power to make sure justice is served for Damond, Yuccas reports.

Noor has been on the force for 21 months, while Harrity has been an officer for one year.

Damond, 40, was a yoga teacher and meditation instructor.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/justine-damond-didnt-need-to-die-police-chief-janee-harteau-minneapolis-police-department/

Heroes of the week: Deputies pair with disgraced ex cop to distribute Marijuana

Marijuana, Meth and a multitude of crimes. It’s a good these these “Few bad apples” were taken off of the street . Now we have nothing to worry about, right? I am sure that they are going to throw all the cases out that these degenerates testified on, right?      Unfortunately it is no on both of those questions.  According to an internal survey conducted by the police themselves, 46% of cops have witnessed malfeasance by other cops and did…….Wait for it…..Nothing.    That’s right, it is just a few bad apples. You need to remember this the next time you have contact with LEO. Whether on a dark highway or listening to them testify in court. Hero is earned, not a color you wear.

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Posted by Deborah Jarrett

Two former Kern County deputies have admitted their involvement in a corruption scandal involving a former Bakersfield police detective.

Derrick Penney and Logan August are each scheduled to plead guilty May 15 at the federal courthouse in downtown Fresno to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana.

The maximum sentence for the crime is five years in federal prison and a fine, but prosecutors will recommend a lesser sentence as part of the deal. Judge Lawrence O’Neill is not bound to follow the recommendation, but he did give lighter sentences to Damacio Diaz and Patrick Mara last year. Diaz and Mara, each former Bakersfield Police detectives, faced similar charges, though with higher maximums.

Court documents obtained Wednesday say that 10 times in 2014 August stole marijuana seized during sheriff raids. He gave the marijuana to a former confidential informant to sell and then received a $15,000 cut of the sales.

Between June 2014 and October 2014, Penney conspired with August, his informant, former Bakersfield police detective Patrick Mara and others to steal and sell marijuana that they took from a locked evidence storage facility. Penney profited $1,200, according to his signed statement of facts.

Public records obtained through Transparent California indicate that the two deputies each earned at or near $200,000 in pay and benefits during the year of their crimes.

It’s not just the cops, it’s the system: Man released after 2 decades in prison

A federal jury on Wednesday awarded a man more than $13 million after he sued thecity, seven Chicago police officers and two Cook County prosecutors over his conviction for the 1992 slayings of Jeffrey Lassiter and Sharon Haugabook.

Tears streamed down Deon Patrick’s face, and he clutched a photograph of his late mother that he wears around his neck, as Judge Ronald Guzman announced the award. Patrick wore a bright-green sweater vest to the courtroom and hugged his attorneys after the verdict was read.

“I feel like my day has finally come,” Patrick said minutes after the hearing. “They tricked me into believing it was over in 2014.

“To sit there for 25 years, and then to have to go through this all over again, and listen to the lies all over again,” he said after five weeks of testimony and more than two days of jury deliberation. “They made me relive it.”

Patrick spent two decades in prison before Cook County prosecutors dismissed the murder charges against him in 2014. He filed his lawsuit that same year.

The verdict comes four months after a federal jury awarded $22 million to Nathson Fields, an ex-El Rukn gang member who spent more than a decade on Death Row only to be cleared of a 1984 double murder.

Patrick’s case went to trial March 6 in front of Judge Guzman. Patrick’s lawyer, Stuart Chanen, told jurors during closing arguments Monday there was no physical evidence linking Patrick to the slayings.

“They fabricated evidence against [Patrick],” Chanen said of the police and prosecutors targeted by the lawsuit. “They coerced his confession. They manipulated evidence.

The whole story here:http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/man-who-sued-city-over-wrongful-conviction-gets-more-than-13m/

Corrupt lying cops, prosecutors and judges. It takes all of these to commit a travesty of that magnitude. From top to bottom it took hundreds of people to perpetrate this.    But once the system has become focused on someone it has millions of dollars and manpower to convict. All prosecutors care about are their conviction rate so they can further their career. They are no better than the cops and are actually the ones who empower their misdeeds

Veteran deputy in Marion County resigns after prosecutor refuses to use his testimony

Amazing…Lying cops. Who ever would have guessed? What this story isn’t telling you is that the Sheriff of the very same Dept. was forced to retire to avoid prosecution about a year ago for………. You guessed it; Lying under oath. The difference is that the Sheriff was lying about a different battery case where his deputies had beat the holy dog snot out of a guy who surrendered.      Real heroes, huh? Just because they wear blue. Well that blue privilege needs to be revoked. Do not ever assume that a cop is telling the truth. They are just as likely to lie if not more so than the average person. They have to do it all the time to cover their and their buddies butts and make stories fit the narrative they tell.

“A veteran deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office has resigned after the prosecutor’s office announced it would no longer rely on testimony from him after truthfulness in question.

Joshua Parker

On Thursday, sheriff’s office administrators requested MCSO K9 Deputy Joshua Parker be at the MCSO Central Operations Center for the purpose of terminating his employment with the MCSO. Prior to being terminated, Parker submitted his resignation and has been separated from the agency. The events giving rise to Sheriff Billy Woods’ intention to terminate Parker arose from a Feb. 13 letter from State Attorney Brad King, advising that Parker’s testimony would no longer be relied upon by his office. The SAO discovered that Parker was untruthful in two recent cases and they could no longer accept Parker’s testimony to be relied upon for material evidence in any future case, intake, deposition, hearing or trial unless his testimony was corroborated by some other reliable evidence.

The SAO found that Parker gave false testimony during a deposition, and during the subsequent state felony battery trial, of former MCSO deputy Jesse Terrell. Upon receiving the letter of the SAO’s findings and determination, Sheriff Woods suspended Parker with pay. Sheriff Woods ultimately made the decision to terminate Parker from the agency, citing the insurmountable issues the State Attorney’s Office vocalized along with the liability and public concern that would be associated with keeping Parker as a deputy sheriff.

More here from the original at the Villages-News : https://www.villages-news.com/13-year-deputy-marion-county-resigns-prosecutor-refuses-use-testimony/?platform=hootsuite

#Police officer that killed Autistic boy sentenced to 40 Yrs.

Scumbag cop got exactly what he deserved ; Essentially a life sentence. It wasn’t only that he opened fire, but he had to lie about and fall back on the “Feared for his life” defense. That’s just how heartbroken he is.     Not just that, but I love the way the defense attorney attempts to return him to hero status ” For more than a decade, Jonathan Goins told the court, Stafford “was putting his life on the line each and every night” while “we’ve been sleeping in our beds.”    Yeah, right. You never know when a 5 Yr. old Autistic kid may open fire on you.    It is more likely that he put his lies on the line every night.   Pulling over drunks and old ladies sure is some hazardous duty. Sounds to me like he was simply pissed because the driver would not submit to his authority and ended up killing the kid.        This shit is not for free anymore. If LEO has not figured it out; enough is enough. They are making war against the citizens that they are sworn to protect and the rubber is ready to hit the road.  People are up in arms, prosecutors are finally prosecuting and judges are handing out prohibitive sentences.       Put your life on the line? Keep shooting innocent and unarmed people and it will be. Just like Officer Stafford ; a life for a life. LEO has brought this on itself and it is going to take quite a bit to undo it.

“MARKSVILLE — Former Marksville deputy marshal Derrick Stafford was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday, a week after an Avoyelles Parish jury found the 33-year-old former policeman guilty in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of the boy’s father.

Stafford, who apologized to the boy’s father and asked for leniency, was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Jeremy Mardis, an autistic first grader, and attempted manslaughter in the wounding of Chris Few, the boy’s 26-year-old father.

But Judge William Bennett, who presided over the week-long trial, decided to impose the four-decade sentence — the maximum for manslaughter, and a prison term Stafford’s attorneys described at the hearing as essentially a life sentence — after reading an eight-page statement from the bench.

Bennett called Stafford “a good man” but described the hail of gunfire unleashed by Stafford and a fellow deputy, Norris Greenhouse Jr., at the end of a two-mile pursuit on Nov. 3, 2015, as “a senseless tragedy” for which Stafford was justly convicted.

“The shooting simply should never have happened,” Bennett said.

Stafford, shackled and wearing an orange jail jumpsuit, reiterated that he never knew the child was in the car and expressed remorse for the boy’s death. While standing before the judge, Stafford turned and, looking directly at Few, apologized for the shooting and the loss of Few’s son. “I have kids, man,” he said.

But Stafford continued to maintain that Few posed a threat when Stafford opened fire on his small SUV at the end of the chase.

“I did believe there was a threat and I tried to stop it,” Stafford said.

Both Stafford and his attorneys also stressed his 13-year law enforcement career during the sentencing hearing. For more than a decade, Jonathan Goins told the court, Stafford “was putting his life on the line each and every night” while “we’ve been sleeping in our beds.”

Valhalla

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VALHALLA

I will disappear in fog and night
Subdued in sleep and surprise
Blinding lights
Overwhelming might
They will spirit me away
And charge me with my crimes
They will call me many names
And some I might be
But none will be  my own
I will be a traitor or subversive
Or worse
Because I refuse to swear allegiance
To the police state
And fealty to the men
Clad in black
I will not submit
But they don’t know
That I stole into the great hall of Valhalla
And took with me
One of their mighty spears
Usurped their valor
And took it back with me
Now they will carry me on my shield
Though my burning bier
Be but a lonely cell
And tonight I will dine
In the great hall of Valhalla
That place that still lives on
In the mind of men

From the CATO institute :Two weeks of police abuse reports for February 2017

Before you read any of the below, be sure you go here : https://www.policemisconduct.net/

This is the mother site of these reports from the CATO institute.

Go there and bookmark the page for future use

It is unequivocally the most important police abuse resource in the country

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, February 14, 2017:

  • Jackson, Mississippi: An officer was fired after a cell phone video showed him knee a handcuffed suspect in the head. ow.ly/ELm7308ZD1a
  • Update: Denver, Colorado (First reported 10-31-16): An officer pled guilty to stealing $1,200 at a crime scene. He was discovered by a review of the footage on his body camera. He was allowed to resign and given 18 months of probation. ow.ly/DTjH308ZEjA
  • Update: Montvale, New Jersey (First reported 01-17-17): An officer pled guilty to DWI. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation, but he is appealing the inclusion of his DWI test as evidence, so the probation has not yet gone into effect. ow.ly/AzHF308ZFhV
  • Ft. Myer U.S. Army Base (Virginia): A civilian police officer pled guilty to armed bank robbery. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 12.  ow.ly/TX6G308ZG9A
  • Pensacola, Florida: An officer was arrested for trespass, battery, and obstruction for an off-duty incident at another person’s home. ow.ly/DDhQ308ZGSE
  • Tennessee Highway Patrol: A trooper was charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, public intoxication, and resisting arrest for an off-duty incident involving his wife. ow.ly/iKfP308ZHx9
  • Las Cruces, New Mexico: The City was ordered to pay a couple $1,600,000 for an incident when an officer slammed a woman’s face into rocks during her arrest, thereby breaking her nose and wrist. ow.ly/vB6Y3090lMj

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-13-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, February 13, 2017:

  • Update: Marion County, Florida (First reported 01-27-16): A now-former deputy was acquitted of state battery charge for actions during a 2014 arrest that was caught on video. He was acquitted of federal civil rights charges for the same incident last year. Four other now-former deputies pled guilty to charges and testified against him. ow.ly/EMah308WomY
  • North Charleston, South Carolina: A deputy who was fired for excessive force was charged with third-degree assault and battery for an on-duty incident. This is the same community that is preparing for the retrial of its former officer Michael Slager for fatally shooting Walter Scott in the back. In both cases, the officer was white and the citizen was black. ow.ly/2Tw6308Wp3z
  • Florence County, South Carolina: A deputy who served as a school resource officer was charged with sexual battery of a student. ow.ly/CvjT308WpGP
  • Orlando, Florida: An officer was fired for lying on an official police report.  ow.ly/ftfg308X50d
  • Macon County, Tennessee: A deputy was charged with stealing a bale of tobacco. He was off duty at the time of the incident and is no longer with the department. ow.ly/tBHt308X5GY
  • Newark, New Jersey: An officer was charged with false swearing and making false statements. He was previously suspended for actions during the arrest of a 14-year-old boy. (See report of 02-05-16) ow.ly/oiEV308X6d8
  • Wichita, Kansas: An officer was jailed on rape charges for an incident while he was off duty. ow.ly/FR24308XBq9
  • New York, New York: An officer was cited in a lawsuit by a disabled man who alleges he was sexually assaulted by the officer under color of law in a bodega. ow.ly/TUz9308XYFV

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-10-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, February 10, 2017:

  • Friars Point, Mississippi: An officer was suspended for three days for threats and intimidation. ow.ly/XWrY308SvyB
  • Update: Ely, Minnesota (First reported 11-12-15): An officer who had been suspended indefinitely struck a deal so to resign after he admitted to a sexual relationship with an underage girl. He will receive $15,000 in severance pay. ow.ly/lYIM308SwhB
  • Chicago, Illinois: The independent review authority recommended firing an officer who fatally shot motorist Darius Pinex in January 2011. ow.ly/dvde308Sx8B
  • Atlanta, Georgia: An officer was arrested after a DUI crash. ow.ly/KgPU308SRRQ
  • Richmond, Virginia: An officer was charged with reckless handling of a firearm after a fellow officer filed a complaint. ow.ly/37oc308SS6u
  • Indian River County, Florida: A deputy resigned in lieu of termination after an excessive force complaint. Two others were suspended for their actions related to the same complaint. ow.ly/1Dxg308TqnX
  • Cleburne County, Arkansas: A deputy was fired after he lied to supervisors about a reported rules violation. ow.ly/3Rdg308TtWJ
  • Update: Ault, Colorado (First reported 06-07-16): A now-former officer was acquitted of second-degree murder in a fatal crash that prosecutors alleged was the result of road rage. ow.ly/XEx3308TwXu
  • Sarasota County, Florida: A deputy was charged with lying to authorities who were investigating her colleague for attempted murder. ow.ly/IFsT308TxdX

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-09-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, February 9, 2017:

  • Update: Kettering, Ohio (First reported 01-03-17): An officer was sentenced to 90 days of home confinement and 200 hours of community service for pill theft. ow.ly/Kloh308OTdU
  • Lincoln, Nebraska: An officer was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving while he was off duty. ow.ly/cxY1308PgCK
  • Level Plains, Alabama: An officer was arrested for burglary after a domestic incident with his wife during a child custody exchange. The report described a physical altercation but did not mention any assault or battery charges. ow.ly/iWpZ308PgNh
  • Helena-West Helena, Arkansas: An officer was arrested for false imprisonment after he arrested woman walking to her doctor. ow.ly/zTiM308PgZf
  • Boyd County, Kentucky: A deputy was suspended for 24 days for a racist post on social media. ow.ly/5VAo308PhaY
  • Update: Bullitt County, Kentucky (First reported 11-19-15): A now-former detective was acquitted of unlawfully accessing a confidential law enforcement database. Her wrongful termination suit is ongoing. ow.ly/ZUza308Qf5b
  • Update: Cleveland, Ohio (First reported 07-01-15): The City settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of Tanisha Anderson, who died of asphyxiation while handcuffed during a police encounter, for $2,250,000. ow.ly/7j9w308Qidx
  • Arapahoe County, Colorado: A deputy was arrested for DUI by his colleagues while he was on duty. ow.ly/8Z3B308Qnuy
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (New Jersey): Two agents pled guilty to lying to federal officials about their joint ownership interests in and employment at a nightclub. This ownership would have likely scuttled their security clearance due to a presumptive conflict of interest. One was sentenced to probation and community service. The other is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.  ow.ly/VMcu308QE1b

Worst of the Month — January

So for January we have selected the case of Philippe Holland, who was an innocent man shot by Philadelphia police.

According to news reports, here is what happened: Holland was a college student who worked part-time delivering take-out food.  Two  years ago, he was delivering a cheeseburger to a house when two officers in plain clothes responded to the area because of a report about gunshots.  Holland says he thought he was about to get robbed because the officers approached him without identifying themselves.  Frightened, Holland jumped in his car and tried to drive away quickly.  The police officers opened fire and Holland now has a permanent seizure disorder and has bullet fragments in his brain.

Last month, the city agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a lawsuit brought by Holland, reportedly the largest settlement for a police shooting in the city’s history.

The officers involved in the shooting–Kevin Hanvey and Mitchell Farrell– claim that they feared for their lives and thus had to shoot.  They were not prosecuted.  Even after the passage of two years the department says their discipline is yet “to be determined.”  Hmm.

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-08-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, February 8, 2017:

  • Surprise, Arizona: An officer resigned after his domestic violence conviction stemming from an incident in Las Vegas involving his now-ex-fiancée. ow.ly/SeMG308NIyO
  • Update: University of North Dakota (First reported 11-09-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $16,000 in restitution for child pornography possession. ow.ly/QtII308NJs4
  • Update: Richmond, California: (First reported 11-01-16) One of the four officers who were recommended to be fired for their roles in the Bay Area child exploitation and prostitution scandal was reinstated after serving a one-month suspension. According to the report, “Eleven Richmond police officers were implicated in the investigation. Five have been disciplined, but continue to work for the department. Two have left the department for reasons unrelated to the teenager who used the name Celeste Guap while working as a prostitute. Another two have been fired from the department.” Several other departments have officers that were caught up in the scandal. ow.ly/4J2B308NJSS
  • Update: North Andover, Massachusetts (First reported 01-23-17): An officer retired after being arrested for a DUI crash in his cruiser while on a work trip in Pennsylvania. His BAC was recorded at .219. ow.ly/LxVm308NKlM
  • Update: Pima County, Arizona (First reported 02-16-16): The now-former chief deputy agreed to plead guilty to charges to embezzling more than $500,000 of forfeiture proceeds.  ow.ly/HkUK308NL1y
  • Update: Gwinnett County, Georgia (First reported 02-01-17): The officer who was fired after striking pedestrians while responding to a call was charged with vehicular homicide after a teen he struck died. ow.ly/mwYS308NMiV
  • El Paso, Texas: An officer was arrested for sexual assault of a child. ow.ly/BXHj308NMJr
  • Oceana County, Michigan: A now-former deputy pled guilty to misdemeanor destruction of property. He is appealing his firing to a labor arbitrator as misdemeanor convictions do not necessarily trigger terminations.  ow.ly/2uwM308NNwW
  • Update: Los Angeles, California: The City formally agreed to pay family of Ezell Ford Jr. $1,500,00 for his wrongful shooting death.ow.ly/K1ZB308OOli

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-07-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, February 7, 2017:

  • Ferguson, Missouri: The City dropped its appeal of a federal jury’s $3,000,000 wrongful death award to the family of an unarmed man who was tased to death by a now-former officer.  ow.ly/Fk95308JX29
  • Baltimore County, Maryland: An officer was charged with assault for actions after a pursuit. ow.ly/W3SB308JXpC
  • Temple, Texas: An officer was suspended indefinitely for improperly storing DNA, drug, and other evidence in his locker and patrol vehicle. ow.ly/nYDy308LHyv
  • Wichita Falls, Texas: An officer was arrested for domestic violence and is no longer with the department. ow.ly/YT3H308LLds
  • Spartanburg County, South Carolina: A deputy was charged for coercing an 11-year-old girl to send pornographic images to him. ow.ly/ogXw308LLW9
  • San Francisco County, CA: A sheriff’s deputy was charged for falsely reporting that her gun was stolen and giving it to her boyfriend, whom she knew is a felon. ow.ly/ROLf308LMbX
  • Washington County, Georgia: Two deputies are being sued by a woman who claims she was arrested for criticizing one of them, her ex-husband, on facebook. ow.ly/buQf308LMo2
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 07-02-15): An officer who was arrested three times in a year and sent to rehab was given 4 years for heroin distribution. ow.ly/vwRM308MyN1

 

 

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-06-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, February 6, 2017:

  • Denver County, Colorado: A deputy was suspended for 30 days for flashing his badge at a restaurant in order to intimidate employees. ow.ly/nnXi308ISHt
  • Logan Township, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged for a DUI hit-and-run while he was off duty. He has been suspended without pay. ow.ly/PMX8308J2gX
  • Pinellas County, Florida: A deputy was fired after an investigation into sexual misconduct revealed numerous violations. ow.ly/9ngw308JgDH
  • Update: Evansville, Indiana: An officer suspended since November is under investigation for sending threatening text messages. ow.ly/vG3n308JhzE
  • Moberly, Missouri: An officer was arrested for tampering after allegedly stealing less than $500 from drug raid evidence. ow.ly/kfkI308Jofc
  • Aiken County, South Carolina: A deputy was charged with sexual battery for an alleged sexual relationship with a student at the school where he served as SRO. The charge includes the language “no aggravated force or coercion.” ow.ly/sewK308JpnR
  • Update: Sandusky County, Ohio: A now-former sheriff was sentenced to four years in prison for drug and theft-in-office convictions. ow.ly/3E40308JQaf

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-03-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, February 3, 2017:

  • Jacksonville, Florida: A now-former officer was given credit for time served, one year of probation, and ordered to undergo counseling for stalking his ex. ow.ly/afnG308EfMi
  • Midland, Texas: An officer was arrested for public intoxication in September and subsequently resigned. A video of the incident was just released. ow.ly/GAHF308ErJY
  • Denver, Colorado: A deputy was fired for excessive force against a jail inmate. He provoked the inmate to fight him. ow.ly/22a5308EuCY
  • San Francisco County, California: A deputy was arrested on federal insurance fraud charges for allegedly staging a home burglary. ow.ly/1QTr308Ezkz
  • Georgetown, Kentucky: One officer resigned and another was suspended after an investigation into a drunken off-duty fight. ow.ly/RRUo308EAzn
  • Cleveland, Ohio: A now-former detective was charged with felony drug counts for buying illicit prescription pills. He is also named in an excessive force lawsuit for shooting a drug dealer. ow.ly/qkXC308EBpp
  • Update: Wapato, Washington (First reported 11-02-16): A now-former officer was sentenced to one year of probation, plus time served, for third-degree rape of a woman when he was off duty. ow.ly/QDOA308EDAN

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-02-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, February 2, 2017:

  • Causeway, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for allegedly stealing drugs and cash from evidence. ow.ly/GLg4308BNdl
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with six criminal counts related to domestic assault. Charges included terroristic threatening, assault, and violation of a protective order. He was suspended with the intention to be terminated. ow.ly/Kk7C308BPJE
  • North Attleborough, Massachusetts: An officer was arrested for domestic assault and fired. ow.ly/Aa0z308BS9M
  • Wichita Falls, Texas: An officer was charged with DWI after a crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist. ow.ly/Fkbk308BVWl
  • Los Angeles, California: The City settled a lawsuit with a woman who was seriously injured when she fell out of police car that was traveling at approximately 30mph. She claimed that she was trying to get away from an officer who was in the backseat with her and inappropriately touching her. She was handcuffed when she fell out of the vehicle. The settlement was for $3,500,000. ow.ly/Xkaz308BWgr
  • South Hackensack Township, New Jersey: The commissioner was arrested for domestic violence and smiled during his mugshot. ow.ly/h8sF308BXT0
  • San Bernardino County, California: A deputy was recorded threatening to arrest man on made up charges because he was legally recording an encounter in the police station. ow.ly/c40Z308CVp2