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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-16-11
September 17th, 2011
Here are the 21 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, September 16, 2011:
An Illinois Circuit Court judge ruled that using that state’s wiretap law to arrest people for recording cops or other public officials in the course of their work is unconstitutional in a case where a man was facing a ridiculous 75 years in prison for doing just that. While the ruling only directly affects that case, it could serve as leverage in the upcoming court battle filed by the ACLU and is definitely another win for transparency and accountability in that very troubled state.  (link tracking not allowed)/qrvTbo
Fullerton CA police suspend one of the officers who is alleged to have a primary role in the beating death of Kelly Thomas after he was implicated in a third excessive force incident where a man is filing suit alleging the officer bounced his head off a wall during a false public intoxication arrest. Oddly, the department refused to say why he was suspended or what the results of the investigation that supposedly occurred as a result of that complaint ended up being.  (link tracking not allowed)/qSVIzG
Alameda Co CA deputies are being sued alleging they used excessive force when they tackled and tasered a mentally disabled 18-year-old girl who has the mental capacity of a 4-year-old.  (link tracking not allowed)/nWrZdV
Frankfort MI police are being sued by an 81-year-old woman claiming a cop used excessive force by pepperspraying her in the face while officers were arresting her grandson at her home.  (link tracking not allowed)/o0l5TU
Anderson CA cop who originally faced a possible life sentence for the array of charges against him for raping a woman in his custody will now only face a possible 1 year maximum sentence in a plea deal that was prompted by a legal loophole that says it can’t be an in-custody rape if the victim isn’t first booked into jail.  (link tracking not allowed)/ovIdbz
Brazos Co TX deputy constable already charged with kidnapping a woman while on duty is now charged with the attempted sexual assault of another woman who came forward after the story broke.  (link tracking not allowed)/rrKbvU
Saline Co IL deputy pleads to agg sexual abuse in a plea deal dropping other charges involving his sexual relations with a minor  (link tracking not allowed)/nb7FcO
New York State Parks police officer pleads to reduced sexual abuse charge in a strange case where he apparently stripped inside a beauty salon and forced a woman to touch his butt because he’s a body builder and wanted to show off his body.  (link tracking not allowed)/oGsjYi
Austin TX cop suspended 90days w/o pay after getting suspended sentence for assault on an elderly store employee he had a dispute with  (link tracking not allowed)/nuF8aH
Kentucky state trooper at fault in on-duty crash that killed female motorist when his cruiser drifted out of lane  (link tracking not allowed)/qMBAs8
Mt Washington KY cop pleads to burglary & assault charges involving girlfriend, still faces charges in other cases including allegations he threatened his wife with a gun.  (link tracking not allowed)/oyO6TB
Hinesburg VT cop gets deferred sentence after pleading to domestic assault charge for shoving & injuring girlfriend  (link tracking not allowed)/nMm0Dx
US ATF agent sentenced to 37mo prison for stealing caseloads of cigarettes & selling them on blackmarket  (link tracking not allowed)/pZgHML
Fort Lauderdale FL cop suspended & arrested on perjury & falsification charges for allegedly lying on arrest report  sunsent.nl/qzyFBp
Puyallup WA tribal police officer sentenced to 57mo prison for possession & distribution of narcotics in fed probe  (link tracking not allowed)/nzfXcX
3 Delaware Co OH deputies indicted on allegations they illegally used police databases to find info on Twp official  (link tracking not allowed)/r1RVcU
Mandeville LA cop gets suspended sentence in plea to perjury charge for false testimony given as favor to mayor as part of a corruption scandal  (link tracking not allowed)/r0QjH0
Guelph ON cop arrested on theft & breach of trust charges for alleged theft of “materials” obtained in drug case  (link tracking not allowed)/osM3oM
2 Vienna OH cops resign after investigation into $1500 in block-watch & Christmas funds missing from dept safe  http://(link tracking not allowed)/qivKOg
Lorain OH cop sentenced to 6mo prison for tampering w/records to cover up for double dipping off-duty jobs  (link tracking not allowed)/ojVBBr
2 Paducah KY cops resign over scandal involving sex with the same female police employee while on duty in uniform  (link tracking not allowed)/nSPXQV
That’s it for today, have a safe weekend out there!