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“It’s becoming a disturbingly familiar scene in America - mentally unstable cops”

“It’s becoming a disturbingly familiar scene in America - mentally unstable cops”
“It’s becoming a disturbingly familiar scene in America - mentally unstable cops”

Police chief, county executive oppose citizen oversight of Fairfax County Police.

No Citizen Oversight

By Michael Lee Pope

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Citizens will have no role in a model for investigating allegations of police misconduct under a recommendation presented to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors this week by Police Chief David Rohrer and County Executive Anthony Griffin. For advocates of a citizen review board, the move was a disappointing rejection of an effort more than a year in the making. Almost immediately after a memorandum outlining the plan was released last week, experts began questioning the extent of research that was invested in the proposal.

"I find it perplexing that they made no effort to contact the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement," said Phillip Eure, former president of that organization, adding that he’s still waiting to receive a phone call from Fairfax County. "It really makes you wonder about the extent of the best-practices research they conducted."

The March 29 memorandum outlining the plan does include a 1997 report indicating that only 98 out of 651 eligible agencies had public review. But critics of the proposal say much has changed in the last 14 years, and that if the county officials had examined the current state of the field they would have discovered that Fairfax County is the largest jurisdiction in the country without any independent review of its police department.

"It’s unfortunate that the board is seeking guidance from Chief Rohrer because I feel he’s a big part of the problem," said Ronald Koch, president of the Citizens Coalition for Police Accountability. "He would much prefer to continue to have police police themselves."

INSTEAD OF HAVING an independent investigation of allegations of police misconduct, Rohrer and Griffin suggest having the county auditor review the police investigation. The brief memorandum outlining how this would work explains that the auditor, who reports to the county executive, would not have the power to subpoena witnesses. Instead, the auditor’s review would be limited to examining the police investigation.

"It is not proposed that the Internal Auditor will do an independent investigation separate from the police," Rohrer and Griffin write in the March 29 memorandum. "There may be instances, however, when the Internal Auditor will need to contract for consultants to aid in a view to compensate for a lack of particularized expertise in a specific area."

Critics say this model presents a conflict of interest. Because the auditor and the chief of police report to the same individual, how would the public ever know if the two disagreed on an investigation? Also, would an employee of the county executive be willing to issue a report detailing police misconduct? Advocates for a citizen oversight panel say the only way to ensure an independent investigation is to create a system outside of the existing power structure.

"It’s clear that they are doing everything in their power to avoid citizen oversight," said Nicholas Beltrante, executive director of the Citizens Coalition for Police Accountability. "I would encourage the Board of Supervisors to adopt our proposal rather than the one presented by the chief of police and county executive."

ALTHOUGH THE PROPOSAL from Rohrer and Griffin was on the docket for the Board of Supervisors meeting this week, Mount Vernon Supervisor Gerry Hyland offered a motion to postpone the matter and send it to the Public Safety Committee and the Citizen Advisory Committee. The move was cheered by many who were concerned that the public had no opportunity to respond to the proposal. Now that the police chief and county executive are on record opposing citizen oversight, those who would like to see a more public process say they will be fighting for a more public process than the one currently under consideration.

"Having an auditor review the police investigation is like having the fox guarding the hen-house," said Kent Willis, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia. "Citizens should have the opportunity to evaluate, investigate and review police activity."

Rohrer and Griffin, on the other hand, believe that a citizen review board would not provide "additional value" to a review process. In the memorandum outlining their proposal, they say the citizen’s role would stop at asking for an investigation. Because the auditor already investigates allegations of inappropriate behavior and business practices, they say, he or she would be familiar with police procedure and investigator practices.

"There is no strong evidence that a citizen review board provides additional value to a review process," they wrote. "Public review boards have the same issues as any publicly appointed body."

THE MOVEMENT TO CREATE a citizen review board in Fairfax County began in February 2010, shortly after police officer David Ziants shot and killed an unarmed driver on Richmond Highway. Police officials failed to release the incident report or the dashboard video footage of the incident, even when the information was requested in a Virginia Freedom of Information Act request. Yet Rohrer and Griffin now say the existence of the dashboard video footage is a reason citizen input is not needed.

"In summary, an independent auditor is a recognized model and option to provide an independent look at significant responses by police and alleged police misconduct," the memorandum concludes. "It allows the public to initiate reviews of the Police Department actions, and coupled with the Board’s anticipated acquisition and installation of digital cameras in police patrol vehicles, which the Police Department has long sought, the public’s trust of police should be enhanced."

The Fairfax County Police Department has long maintained the position that its incident reports should be kept secret, even though these documents are routinely available in the vast majority of jurisdictions across the country. Even when one of their officers shot and killed the unarmed man in 2009, the department refused to identify the officer who fired the fatal shot.

"What does the name of an officer give the public in terms of information and disclosure?" asked police spokeswoman Mary Ann Jennings at the time. "I’d be curious to know why they want the name of an officer."
Because the auditor would merely review information submitted by police, critics say, the department’s reputation of secrecy would be counterproductive for investigating allegations of misconduct.

"We’re happy they’ve acknowledged there’s a problem," said Koch. "But the proposal currently under consideration is not what we were looking for."

idiots at work

Birmingham AL police officers under investigation over videotaped beating of security guard who had hands in air [3] http://is.gd/QZHiEU

Pittsburgh PA cop who was sued in a $150k brutality settlement earlier this month is now under investigation over alleged road rage case [3] http://is.gd/G92rEZ

Arnaudville LA settles suit for undisclosed amount to man shot in back of legs while trying to run from cop [0] http://is.gd/VNtsjw

Saskatoon SK police officers accused of kneeing & beating man w/flashlights as retaliation for previous incident [3] http://is.gd/oD7S9c

Tuscaloosa AL cop charged w/sexual assault for allegedly raping a woman he offered a ride to in his police cruiser [0] http://is.gd/G3J86Z

DeKalb Co GA cop indicted for child molestation, rape, & battery for allegedly having sex w/15yr-old & hitting her [0] http://is.gd/SDqkHz

Nashville TN police officer fired after investigation into allegations he had sex w/women he arrested in police car [0] http://is.gd/ZsNssN

San Diego CA cop now faces 18 felony charges involving 5 alleged victims coerced into sex under threat of arrest [0] http://is.gd/gNC6uS

Port Arthur TX cop reassigned from working at school while subject of investigation into relationship w/student [2] http://is.gd/yZCfgH

Espanola NM cop charged w/animal cruelty for allegedly letting dog hit by car suffer for a month before taking it to vet http://shar.es/3TCQk

Contra Costa CA Community College police version of arrest the left woman bruised in library contradicted by witness [3] http://is.gd/ruI8Te

Toronto ON police officer charged w/careless use of firearm for firing shots at car for reckless driving [1] http://is.gd/CvW8yV

Atlanta GA & Fulton County GA police agencies sued alleging they violate law by not documenting seized assets [3] http://is.gd/uxH6h3

Antioch CA police sued by 5 people claiming cop facing charges & others illegally seized their property w/o charges [3] http://is.gd/eNaKi3

Concord CA female police lt who won 2 sex harassment suits now sued by female subordinate alleging sexual assault [3] http://is.gd/tDFB2r

Texas State Tech of Waco TX police chief fired on allegations he misused evidence seized by police dept [1] http://is.gd/ebVHPR

Las Vegas NV cop suspended w/o pay after arrested for allegedly assaulting ex-girlfriend & breaking into her car [0] http://is.gd/zXzR4X

Edinburg TX cop suspended & indicted on allegations of timesheet fraud & sex w/jailed woman and for using a subpoena to find a woman for sex. [0] http://is.gd/LGfz4R

Gaithersburg MD cop fired & 2 others suspended over unrelated but undisclosed misconduct allegations [2] http://is.gd/aEcQCE

Fairfield OH police officer arrested on drunk driving charge after stopped by highway patrol for crossing line [0] http://is.gd/pkolyw

Galveston TX cop convicted for deceptive business practices for failing to complete promised hurricane repairs [0] http://is.gd/ir9RCa

Wakeman OH police officer on administrative leave after arrested on drunk driving charge by state trooper [0] http://is.gd/qPXxS3

Marco Island FL sued by ex-cop alleging he was fired for warning chief about driving to crime scenes while drunk [3] http://is.gd/nQGwbW

An Oneonta NY police officer is the subject of a lawsuit alleging he beat motorist during a cell phone violation traffic stop in front of the police station in front of several other officers who refused to stop it and then denied him medical care. [0]

A Niles MI police officer that we reported being arrested last week on unspecified charges was apparently accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy who was in custody at a juvenile detention facility while the officer was on duty. [1]

A Toronto ON police officer was arrested on sexual assault and child exploitation charges involving a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old boy. [0]

A Covington County MS deputy is the subject of a lawsuit alleging that he followed a man to his home then beat and falsely arrested him. [3]

A Pennsylvania State trooper was fired after he was convicted and sentenced to probation for interfering with a child molestation investigation. [0]

3 Fort Lee NJ police officers were suspended while under investigation for leaving 5 teenage boys locked in police van overnight in near-freezing temperatures after detaining them for underage drinking at a party. [0]

A Jersey City NJ police officer was arrested on child abuse charges on allegations that he tried to coerce a 16-year-old runaway for sex in exchange for a night in a hotel room. The girl got scared while she was in his car and called a friend who then called the police. [0]

2 Washington DC police officers were found liable by a jury in a $97,000 judgment against the city in a suit alleging the officers falsely arrested a woman for “contempt of cop”. [0]

The Denver CO police are being sued by the ACLU for racial bias on behalf of a man who was jailed on false allegations that he was an illegal alien despite his giving the officers a valid ID that the police didn’t recognize or try to validate. [2]

A Baltimore Co MD police sergeant, who is the head of the police union, has been charged with assault for allegedly punching a taxi driver and threatening him with a gun while he was drunk. [0]

5 St Louis MO police officers have apparently admitted to sharing a graphic cellphone photo taken by a fellow SWAT officer of a man who was shot to death in a shootout with police. [0]

A Shreveport LA police officer has been convicted for perjury after he lied on the witness stand about what happened when he ran away from an officer-involved shooting situation involving his fellow officers. [0]

A West Bloomfield MI police officer is facing charges for allegedly soliciting over $1,000 from a man who was involved in an accident as part of a ticket fixing scheme. [0]

A Windsor ON police officer was suspended after arrested on domestic violence charges involving an unidentified woman. [1]

A Conroe TX police officer was fired and indicted for allegedly misusing the department’s letterhead in order to avoid paying taxes on firearms he bought for personal use. [0]

A Modesto CA police officer was arrested for possession of illicit drugs and distribution after an investigation into allegations that he seized drugs but never entered them into evidence. [0]

An El Paso TX police officer faces a termination hearing after arrested on a possession of marijuana charge. [0]

A Suffolk County VA police officer was arrested last month for harassing a man is now facing an additional charge for allegedly hacking into the man’s social networking page. [0]

An Altamonte Springs FL police officer has been suspended for 8 hours without pay for driving an unmarked cruiser to at least 2 bars to drink… after a Casselberry police officer let him go after stopping him for swerving when the Altamonte Springs cop admitted to drinking at a strip club prior to the stop. No word on any disciplinary action against the Casselberry cop. [0

Mkes you wonder what they got on Griffin

Fairfax County executive proposes letting internal auditor oversee police conduct probes

By Tom Jackman, Monday, March 28, 9:49 PM

Fairfax County’s top administrator is proposing that the county’s internal auditor — rather than a committee of residents — review citizen appeals questioning the outcome of police misconduct investigations

The recommendation comes after a citizens’ group, formed after county officers killed two motorists, requested a more independent process that involved civilians.

Residents led by a retired D.C. police detective formed the Virginia Citizens Coalition for Police Accountability last year after two incidents on Route 1. In 2008, a teacher’s assistant died in a police crash; in 2009, an officer fatally shot unarmed motorist David Masters.

When a resident or fellow officer accuses a Fairfax officer of wrongdoing, the complaint is investigated by the police department’s internal affairs unit and resolved by the chief. Deemed personnel matters, the results of the investigations are rarely made public.

The citizens’ group, which found that Fairfax was the largest jurisdiction in the country without an independent citizen review board, recommended the creation of an oversight panel that includes county residents.

The coalition took its case to the Fairfax Board of Supervisors, which asked Police Chief David M. Rohrer and County Executive Anthony H. Griffin to look into the matter. After doing so, Griffin decided against a review involving citizens.

Instead, in a “board item” Griffin will discuss at a supervisors’ meeting Tuesday, Griffin proposes using the county’s internal auditor, Christopher Pietsch, who investigates citizen complaints about fraud and ethics in county government.

If complainants are dissatisfied with the police investigation, Griffin said, they could appeal to the auditor. He would review the police investigation and report to the county executive.

Griffin noted that the auditor already works with the police department on his investigations and is familiar with its procedures. He also noted that Pietsch reports to the county executive, “thus satisfying the independent third party review requirement.”

Griffin’s memo to the board cited a 1997 study of police review boards and said there were four models for review of police conduct: three involving citizens and one using an ”independent auditor.” He said there was “no strong evidence that a citizen review board provides additional value to a review process.”

Rohrer and the police officers’ union support the idea, Griffin’s memo said.

Rohrer did not want to discuss the idea until it was officially proposed on Tuesday. Griffin and union head Michael Scanlon did not answer requests for comment.

The citizens’ coalition was not happy with the proposal. Nicholas Beltrante, the group’s founder, called Griffin’s idea “a step in the right direction,” but also said “it falls short of the [coalition’s] recommendation for a citizens’ review board that would be comprised of Fairfax County citizens.”

Philip K. Eure, executive director of the civilian-run D.C. Office of Police Complaints, also helps run the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. He called it “puzzling” that Fairfax never contacted the association for information on how a civilian review board might work.

Eure also noted that “since both the police chief and the internal auditor report to the same person, the county executive, questions could legitimately be raised about the auditor’s independence to offer frank assessments of problems within the police department.”


Idiots at work

US Border Patrol agent is being investigated after fatally shooting a man in the back as he was climbing the border wall. Investigators say there no indication the man assaulted him. [1] http://is.gd/NpPXpw

2 West Point GA cops received a reprimand after dashcam showed them use excessive force on 17yr-old girl who was recording them making an arrest. [0] http://is.gd/DVoviY

The now-disbanded Chicago IL police SOS unit is being sued alleging cops ransacked and illegally raided a home & threatened the 13yr-old sitter who was there. [3] http://is.gd/KXBxsy

An Aurora CO police officer was arrested on multiple felony charges on allegations he sexually exploited a 15yr-old runaway. [0] http://is.gd/nIZUoo

2 Newark NJ cops are being sued by the ACLU for illegally searching & arresting a 16yr-old honors student for videotaping them on a bus. [3] http://is.gd/VkOSpu

2 St Louis MO cops are under investigation after video contradicted their arrest reports which claimed that a motorist they arrested had tried to run them down with his car. [1] http://is.gd/GNV3lb

A Louisville KY lawsuit against a police detective over several alleged false arrests has been joined by 3 more alleged victims, bringing the total up to 9. [0] http://is.gd/AEhg0o

A Mansfield LA police sergeant who was fired 2 years ago over his problematic history of misconduct has been rehired by that department’s new chief who says the officer deserves yet another chance. [0] http://is.gd/s6PiTp

A Piscataway NJ police officer was fatally wounded after he opened fire at fellow officers with a submachine gun during a standoff sparked when the officer claimed he had hostages. [0] http://is.gd/razLVH

A Milwaukee WI police officer had his firing reduced to a 60 day suspension and 2 other officers were rehired after appealing their firing over some serious sexual misconduct allegations. [1] http://is.gd/p4fHtQ

A Houston TX cop w/14 career disciplinary actions has been suspended 20 days for failing to investigate the sexual assault of a minor. [0] http://is.gd/WAWAjn

South Shore KY police chief arrested on domestic violence charges after children say he threw table at their mom [0] http://is.gd/l11PwJ

2 Waukesha WI police officers resign in lieu of termination for smoking pot and other misconduct allegations [0] http://is.gd/el69Cg

2 Chicago IL police officers subject of suit alleging they ticketed car when it wasn’t even in the city [3] http://is.gd/IhBbHU

2 Kingsport TN cops face termination & 3rd resigns for keeping beer seized from teen party for personal use [0] http://is.gd/65j6Wn

Bedford County VA deputy arrested on drunk driving charges after caught driving wrong way on major freeway [0] http://is.gd/cLhn3y

Warren OH cop claiming he got death threat over pending excessive force suit is under investigation in unrelated case [1] http://is.gd/cqNI0U

Coral Gables FL police officer suspended after arrested on allegations that he assaulted pregnant sister-in-law [0] http://is.gd/EjHBbG

Forrest Co MS sheriff settles suit w/ACLU for undisclosed sum & reinstates deputy claiming he was fired for being gay [0] http://is.gd/P6JTFt

2 El Monte CA cops charged w/felony perjury for allegedly lying about carpool, their sex harassment suit due to start [3] http://is.gd/jtIK1p

A Las Vegas NV police officer has been accused of beating a man for videotaping police officers making an arrest across the street while he was on his own property. The officer is also accused of destroying the tape from the man’s video camera afterward. [3]

The police chief of Omega GA has been charged with aggravated assault on allegations that he severely injured a shoplifting suspect by beating him at a county jail and then releasing him afterward. [0]

A Sevierville TN police detective was arrested for DUI, vandalism and aggravated assault on allegations that he rammed a deputy’s patrol car then assaulted two deputies as they were responding to a call about a domestic dispute he was involved with. [0]

Broward County FL deputies and TLC reality show crews are being accused of pressuring and bribing suspects as well as crime victims into signing release forms for their show, including one account of a rape victim being pressured by a female deputy to allow her to be shown on the show. [3]

An Ames IA police officer received a deferred sentence for stealing from the department’s charity fund. He resigned after being arrested. [0]

The sheriff of Schuyler County IL is still under pressure to resign after apologizing for calling one of his coworkers “a little fag jew boy” on Facebook.

A Wausau WI police officer was sentenced to 14 days in jail for a 2nd offense DUI which occurred while he was on duty after fellow officers reported that he smelled of alcohol when he showed up to a crime scene. He resigned after being charged.

The police chief of Hampton IA has been placed on paid administrative leave without explanation and officials are refusing to comment other than to say his employment status will be decided next month.

The sheriff of Clayton County GA is being accused of firing one of his deputies because she refused to participate in a three-way along with him and another female deputy. Interestingly, that second deputy was recently indicted for videotaping a deputy in the restroom, but more interesting is that she’s still on the job while the deputy that reported her isn’t.]

Idiots at work

• 2 Denver CO cops fired for beating man who called his dad while his friend was roughly arrested on surveillance video (shown above) [0] http://isgd/hE1KaU

• US FBI agent in Dallas TX sentenced to 2yrs prison for trying to buy 50cal rifle in plot to kill his boss and wife [0] http://isgd/XFptuM

• Philadelphia PA cop sentenced to 175-35yrs for sexually assaulting girl since age 12, retired 1 day before arrest [0] http://isgd/6TuxQY

• Russellville AL idiot cop arrested for custodial sexual abuse involving at least 4 female detainees [1] http://isgd/zLmCGp

• Warren OH cop subject of suit for detaining 3 kids, ages 7, 9 & 10, at gunpoint after mistaking them for armed men [0] http://isgd/qUL3kd

• Irving TX agrees to pay $700k to man who sued detective after spending 9yrs in prison on wrongful rape conviction [0] http://isgd/9ErsLt

• New York NY cop facing trial for luring a 5th grader had coerced teen prostitute into sex in 2008 but kept his job [3] http://isgd/SAB2oY

• Barrie ON cop charged w/assault, obstruction & fabricating evidence over altercation in mall & false arrest [0] http://isgd/cEStmU

• Greeley CO idiot cop arrested on sexual assault charge involving alleged incident during traffic stop [1] http://isgd/b8WQmI

• Baltimore Co MD police sgt, president of FOP, investigated for allegedly threatening motorist w/gun & punching him [1] http://isgd/7Ecq8Z

• Connecticut State trooper allegedly threatens to arrest judge who refused to sign arrest warrant he prepared [3] http://isgd/vFDMaF

• Attleboro MA police accused of ignoring complaint by retired cop claiming officer threatened him & used racial slurs [4] http://isgd/A7Q00C

• Ashley PA police chief fired after protection order filed alleging he physically abused his pregnant girlfriend [0] http://isgd/iy6A4b

• 2 New Orleans LA idiot cops fired & may face charges after investigation into the false arrest of 2 women [0] http://isgd/eo27Sm

• Johnson Co NE sheriff sentenced to probation in plea deal for domestic assault after losing election for 3rd term [0] http://isgd/Dagp0M

• Niles MI idiot cop suspended after arrested by state police on unspecified charges related to on duty misconduct [2] http://isgd/cED1fF

• Detroit MI idiot cop sentenced to 20mo prison for using police databases to stalk ex-girlfriend & her boyfriend [0] http://isgd/xsbnW0

• Wilson County TN deputy arrested for theft on allegations he gave goods he stole from wife to girlfriend & vice versa [0] http://isgd/QR3ETo

• Cincinnati OH police lieutenant transferred & reprimanded for making out w/girlfriend in a police-issue SUV [0] http://isgd/ZsCRxc

• Windsor ON cop sentenced to 15mo house arrest for smuggling tobacco into Canada to pay off gambling debts [0] http://isgd/ZMtc6A

• Warminster PA idiot cop fired for unspecified reasons, officials refuse to release any details [2] http://isgd/zgqvSj

• Pembroke ON idiot cop found guilty of drunk driving but not for starting an altercation at a diner afterward [0] http://isgd/KfJr74

• Long Beach CA idiot cop sentenced to community service & treatment for DUI after passing out at traffic light [0] http://isgd/dd8Zc9

• An RCMP officer in Kelowna BC has been charged with 2 counts of assault over a videotaped excessive force incident, shown above, and another unrelated incident as well [0] http://isgd/40PbX4

• Frederick Co MD deputy assigned to school charged w/child sex abuse on allegations he had sexual contact w/14yr-old [0] http://isgd/viZbbF

• 3 Saskatoon SK idiot cops accused of beating a man & falsely arresting him after he accused officer of affair [3] http://isgd/vWFMjr

• 2 Chicago IL cops under investigation over video showing them encourage gang members to taunt rival detained in car [3] http://isgd/Ani31p

• Lancaster PA cop found guilty of misdemeanor assault for repeatedly punching teen in face during New Years party [0] http://isgd/8iPF8y

• Surete du Quebec idiot cop sued by woman claiming he needlessly shot her dog then aimed gun at her on video [0] http://isgd/453BTt

• Swoyerville PA idiot cop sued by Wilkes-Barre PA cop who claims he was attacked by the officer’s police dog [0] http://isgd/Yvnsl2

• Huron SD idiot cop sentenced to 30days jail in plea deal for sending explicit texts & videos to 15yr-old girl [0] http://isgd/FR6BeR

• Lynchburg VA cop loses suit for $80k which city’s insurance will pay to man falsely arrested for asking him to leave [0] http://isgd/TAuW2R

• Pennsylvania State trooper arrested for stealing money during traffic stops and possession of heroin paraphernalia [0] http://isgd/grjULm

• Terrebonne Parish LA deputy fired after arrested for allegedly stealing $30k from her 90yr-old grandmother [0] http://isgd/qM7WlD

• Belle WV cop on leave after arrested on domestic battery charges, faced similar charges while Charleston WV cop [0] http://isgd/8e05CR

• Marquette County WI deputy sentenced to 6 months jail for stealing drugs from an evidence storage room [0] http://isgd/5fM4N2

• Oklahoma City OK police sgt charged w/obtaining money through false pretenses on allegations of timesheet fraud [0] http://isgd/G7I4A3

• Yancey County NC deputy resigns after investigation found he pawned assault rifle belonging to the department [0] http://isgd/uE9cxx

• Kennebunk ME idiot cop on leave while subject of unspecified investigation, second suspended this year [2] http://isgd/LMVd1o

• Mass State trooper & Pittsfield MA idiot cop suspended while subjects of ongoing steroids investigation [1] http://isgd/6jbP0J

• Dallas TX idiot cop charged w/DUI in November now faces being fired after testing positive for marijuana use [0] http://isgd/hNrmlD

• Buckeye AZ cop on paid leave after cited for disorderly conduct for verbal disputy w/teens and their parents at store [0] http://isgd/SOZnFj

• Bellevue NE cop convicted of intimidation & disturbing the peace for obscene phone calls to women that he arrested [0] http://isgd/6QmSXb

• Saltville VA cop pleads to using over $1000 of public assets for personal gain after racking up $1,500 phone bill [0] http://isgd/FrzzxC

• Wilton Manors FL idiot cop gets reprimand after caught trying to find images of friend on porn site at work [0] http://isgd/5S6QVM

• A Streamwood IL idiot cop was convicted for repeatedly beating a motorist with a metal baton in his driveway as caught on the above dashcam footage [0] http://isgd/82UbV2

• New York NY transit cops face suit by a good samaritan who was injured while stopping a crazed stabber claiming that the cops hid when he called for help [3] http://isgd/AB7lfG

• Petersburg VA sheriff’s deputy arrested on multiple charges for attempting to have sex with what he thought was an 11-year-old in a sting operation [0] http://isgd/6QTMbR

• Baltimore MD idiot cop charged w/sexual abuse of a minor & assault involving minor living at his home [1] http://isgd/G0zD9E

• US Immigration officer arrested on sexual battery of a child under 12 charges involving ex-girlfriend’s daughter [0] http://isgd/NVtKFq

• Kearny Co KS deputy pleads to 10 of 13 sexual exploitation charges over photos of underage girl he had sex with [0] http://isgd/Jwls5I

• Nogales AZ police sued by officer who was tasered in the genitals by his sergeant who later resigned over incident [0] http://isgd/bjWL5L

• Inkster MI cop sentenced to 90days jail after taking plea deal for perjury in drug case, 2nd officer to plead in case [0] http://isgd/9IiwgD

• Hadley MA & South Hadley MA police sued on allegations they misused stolen goods warrant to look for marijuana [0] http://isgd/7hbR4F

• New York NY cop charged w/attempted burglary & conspiracy for trying to steal $900k in drug money w/fake warrant [0] http://isgd/NzxPmJ

• Philadelphia PA cop suspended pending termination after arrested at bar for allegedly punching estranged wife’s face [0] http://isgd/OOGbzl

• Ashley PA police chief subject of protection order filed by pregnant ex-girlfriend alleging domestic abuse [3] http://isgd/q6SaSO

• Fort Myers FL idiot cop arrested on misdemeanor domestic battery charge in alleged dispute with wife [0] http://isgd/BYVjpp

• Schenectady NY cop already on paid leave suspended w/o pay after arrested on domestic violence-related charges [0] http://isgd/33PoYy

• Bethel AK cop under investigation after family demands to know why he shot their dog to death while off-duty [2] http://isgd/w8AW5z

• Boone County WV deputy subject of unspecified criminal investigation after resigning, DEA may join probe [1] http://isgd/L3vSNH

• Middlesex County MA sheriff’s capt & 2 of his subordinate COs fined for fundrasing for ex-sheriff while on duty [0] http://isgd/1yid5l

• North Strabane PA cop fired for unspecified policy violation in case forwarded to prosecutors for review [2] http://isgd/ZTlkME

• Philadelphia PA police department’s improperly calibrated breathalyzer machines may affect up to 1,147 DUI cases [0] http://isgd/xRQRsy

• Connecticut General Assembly considers bill that would allow cops to be sued if they stop people from recording them [0] http://isgd/Z5Tgt8

• Maricopa Co AZ sheriff accused of staging heavily armored raid on unarmed cockfighting suspect for TV cop show [3] http://isgd/dvFueD

• The Bainbridge Island WA police are being sued by the family of a mentally ill man who bled to death after shot by police and left in his room for 75 minutes w/o an effort to retrieve him While police apparently made some divergent claims that the man threatened them with an axe his family claims he wasn’t a threat and that police shot him in the leg through the door he was trying to shut This case is pretty controversial, but the 75 minute lag between the shooting and any effort to retrieve the man as he bled to death on it’s own is rather disconcerting [3]

• A Norfolk VA police lieutenant allegedly shot his wife to death before shooting himself according to the preliminary results of an ongoing investigation into the couple’s deaths [0]

• A Saline County IL deputy already facing sexual assault & misconduct charges is now facing 7 additional charges involving sexual misconduct with a girl under 16 years of age [1]

• A Cobb County GA deputy has been sentenced to life in prison (at least 25 yrs before he’s eligible for parole actually) for kidnapping & raping a woman at gunpoint [0]

• High ranking Philadelphia PA idiot cops are accused of inciting an angry mob to brutally beat a man they claimed had molested children in a lawsuit filed by that man who was later cleared of thos allegations by DNA testing [3]

• A Seguin TX cop was sentenced to 7 years in prison in a plea deal that reduced a sexual indecency with a minor charge to an injury to a child charge that also won’t require registration as a sex offender (similar to another case earlier this month which another Seguin officer received probation for evidence tampering in a deal dropping solicitation of a minor charges) [0]

• 3 Charlotte NC cops are under investigation on allegations they beat a man suspected of shooting a cop for several minutes after he had already been shot and handcuffed [3]

• 6 Los Angeles County CA deputies are facing termination hearings after an investigation into allegations that they assaulted two fellow deputies at a Christmas party revealed they used gang-like hand signs to signify membership to their group which apparently had the highest use of force rate in the jail they worked at [0]

• A Jacksonville FL police sergeant was sentenced to 9 months in jail for filing a false burglary report in an effort to cover up an illegal raid his team conducted on a home [0]

• The Ontario County NY sheriff is accused of lying about an FBI investigation clearing his department of sexual harassment and whistleblower retaliation allegations An officer involved in the case says the FBI merely stopped the probe because the case isn’t a federal case, but a state-level case instead [3]

• A Kingston NY police detective filed for retirement and will get his pension while he’s the subject of criminal charges and several investigations into allegations of theft, overtime fraud, and other misconduct [0]

• A Gulfport MS idiot cop is under investigation after a resident questioned why a idiot cop fatally shot his dog 6 times while it was on a chain in his yard while the officer was investigating an incident next door [2]

• A Surete du Quebec police sergeant was ruled to have violated police code of conduct for his behavior after his cover was blown at a protest where he and other officers were also accused of attempting to be agent provocateurs [0]

• A Wilson PA idiot cop, once accused of receiving stolen property, was fired on unspecified neglect of duty allegations [2]

• A Prince William County VA idiot cop was suspended after arrested on a domestic assault & battery charge [1]

• A Henderson County NC deputy was suspended while under investigation over alleged domestic violence incident [0]

• An Austin TX cop was suspended 3days for accidentally shooting fellow cop’s feet when he fell while using gun-mounted light [0]

• A Columbus GA idiot cop is under investigation after an off-duty dispute with mall security resulted in a criminal trespass charge [1]

• A Summerside PE police sergeant is on leave while the subject of unspecified investigation involving a citizen’s complaint [3]

• An Elmira NY cop is suspended w/o pay while under investigation by state police into an unspecified incident with a neighbor [2]

• A Pacific MO asst police chief resigned after arrested on a drunk driving charge while behind the wheel of an unmarked cruiser [1]

• Harnett County NC deputy arrested by state patrol on drunk driving charges after traffic stop [0]

• A Honolulu HI cop was arrested after an alleged accident he was involved with where he was driving on a revoked license while awaiting sentencing for hitting an elderly pedestrian while driving drunk [0]

• A Savannah-Chatham GA cop is under investigation after YouTube video (seen above) shows the officer use his baton and pepperspray to subdue a man and woman while responding to a woman on woman fight [1] http://isgd/NwghPh

• DeKalb Co GA police sued by family of man who died after tasered 6x in effort to cuff him for medical treatment [0] http://isgd/Z5BQ6e

• New York NY police sued on allegations cops beat couple w/batons, breaking woman’s nose, for recording brutal arrest [5] http://isgd/myH2jN

• 2 New York NY cops subject of suit alleging they maced & tasered man for arguing about his traffic ticket [1] http://isgd/vhlyZs

• Reading PA cop sued for beating man w/flashlight Cop, fired for ties to bikers, claims man pulled pliers on him [1] http://isgd/zYnFsG

• Center CO cop pleads to misd official misconduct in deal dropping 6 charges including assault & witness intimidation [0] http://isgd/dZfKTb

• 2 New York NY cops already facing trial for raping woman in apt multiple times now face 11 more charges in that case [0] http://isgd/bYjXfs

• San Diego CA cop charged w/10 felonies on allegations he elicited sex from & sexually battered over 3 women on duty [0] http://isgd/bB2Nr5

• Russellville AL sued by several former female jail detainees involving cop under investigation for sexual battery [3] http://isgd/I6JZfk

• Arlington TX cop investigated after tasering innocent man he mistook for car theft subject while walking into bar [0] http://isgd/anCDb3

• Harvey IL & Dolton IL police sued by cop claiming he was detained & threatened after calling 911 on chief for DUI [5] http://isgd/9vQz9D

• Washington DC police IA officer investigated for repeatedly hitting man w/car, responding cops refused to charge him [4] http://isgd/QlcaQq

• South Beloit IL cop who was chief on leave for unspecified investigation after suspension for grabbing teen’s throat [3] http://isgd/h6OD6Q

• St Louis MO SWAT officer under investigation after admitting to sending people pic of man’s body after shot by cops [0] http://isgd/1O5eDt

• Trail Creek IN cop subject of investigation by state police, officials refuse to release details but charges possible [2] http://isgd/tFm5Ei

• Glendale CA idiot cop suspended on sexual solicitation allegations but officials refuse to release any details [1] http://isgd/46l2oD

• Winter Haven FL motorcycle cop forced to give up police certification in plea deal for stealing pot during drug bust [0] http://isgd/LWilxR

• Woodmere OH police lt fired & 3 officers on leave while investigated on allegations of missing property & OT fraud [1] http://isgd/IHUDzU

• Mesquite TX police sgt to plead guilty to fed theft charges for stealing $2k he believed was drug money in FBI sting [0] http://isgd/Jgbc8R

• Morton IL police sgt suspended w/o pay after arrested on 2 domestic battery charges over altercation w/woman at bar [0] http://isgd/tRnrl6

• Southern Illinois Univ Edwardsville IL cop arrested after accused of breaking window during domestic dispute w/wife [0] http://isgd/miJvNB

• Rosebud TX cop fired over 2nd job & may face charges for confronting people about signs calling town a speed trap [2] http://isgd/8eSauc

• 5 Corsicana TX cops suspended 2-3wks for giving clerk their accounts so she could take certification tests for them [0] http://isgd/7yfxcE

• Seattle WA police sgt & DUI unit cops investigated for using stamp of sgt’s signature to sign reports w/o review [1] http://isgd/EGRkCN

Idiots at work

Bloomington IL Idiot cop was placed on that state’s list of potential child abusers but was not criminally charged on allegations that he lifted a 7-year-old special needs student by the throat and slammed him against a wall while he was having a seizure and being held down by the school counselor and then asked “who’s next?” He apparently did this without being asked to help after he had responded to a different unrelated call from that school. [0]

The Darby PA police chief is under investigation for allegedly injuring a Colwyn PA Idiot cop by slamming his leg in a car door while the two were having a dispute about jurisdiction. [1]

An investigative report found that the New York NY police department is currently retaining 300 Idiot cops on city payrolls at a cost of $22,000,000 to taxpayers even though these officer are no longer trusted to enforce the law due to misconduct. In fact, if they see a crime they are required to call 911. [1]

Two Fairbanks AK Idiot cops are under investigation over unspecified criminal complaints about their conduct at a bar on St. Patrick’s Day. [3]

An Albany NY police detective, who happens to be the department’s public information officer, has been arrested on a drunk driving charge while behind the wheel of a police department vehicle. [0]

And finally, a Shreveport LA Idiot cop was arrested on drunk driving charges after stopped by state police for speeding while off duty. [0]

24 US Border Patrol agents accused in lawsuit of beating & tasering man to death in front of several witnesses, officials say he died from meth use. [3] http://is.gd/JU8li3

RCMP corporal in Burnaby BC was docked 1 day of pay for failing to investigate a reported shooting, leaving the wounded couple inside a home to bleed to death for days. [1] http://is.gd/S5SAvy

Frisco City AL police chief arrested on rape & ethics charges on allegations he drove a woman who came to the department to report the theft of her computer and forcibly raped her. [0] http://is.gd/AFKgGC

4 Cleveland OH cops charged w/felony assault & obstruction after helicopter camera recorded them beating a suspect [0] http://is.gd/4oYeyF

Washington County OR deputy faces excessive force lawsuit alleging he needlessly shot unarmed man who was clad only in his underwear while staying at a friend’s home. [3] http://is.gd/EGIcKW

Bellwood IL cop convicted for pepperspraying 16yr-old boy in face 2x on video for swearing during interrogation [0] http://is.gd/OPXBpI

Barrie ON cop w/history of misconduct suspended while facing charges for misuse of gun on duty involving 2 women. (it reads like he threatened the women with a gun but officials are unwilling to say that outright). [3] http://is.gd/KqMtHQ

Fort Worth TX to offer $400k settlement to man who suffered severe head injury during controversial raid on gay bar [0] http://is.gd/6F53wl

Lee County SC sheriff sentenced to 17yrs prison on drug conspiracy & racketeering charges for kickbacks from dealers [0] http://is.gd/NHnNmI

Costa Mesa CA cop subject of suit claiming he planted mesa flour on man who was pressured to plead before lab test [4] http://is.gd/uVE6Rd

Dallas TX cop on leave while investigated on allegations he was breaking into & burglarizing cars while on duty [0] http://is.gd/xEQB1b

New Milford CT police investigate allegations that officers alerted steroids dealer to pending investigations [0] http://is.gd/w1XEeg

Greenwood IN police chief fired for mishandling investigation into drunk cop who threatened man who confronted him for leaving a baby in his running police cruiser. [0] http://is.gd/h0JBkD

Buena Vista MI police arrest man for barking at police dog as it sat in cruiser, say he interfered w/dog’s duties [0] http://is.gd/IH4FBL

3 Manhattan Beach CA cops fired after collecting $500k in paid leave & 1 demoted for coverup of hit & run DUI crash [0] http://is.gd/2z4fgM

Milwaukee WI police dept accused of violating open records law in suit filed by newspaper seeking misconduct records [4] http://is.gd/rjkbwm

Warren MI police sgt gets probation in plea deal for neglect of duty after video contradicted drug bust report [0] http://is.gd/77Y4S2

Niagra Regional ON Idiot cop arrested on assault & uttering threats charges involving unspecified incident [1] http://is.gd/4y4UVc

3 Seward County NE deputy file suit alleging they were fired for not supporting sheriff’s re-election bid [0] http://is.gd/wuexDK

Edmonton AB Idiot cop suspended & charged w/theft & fraud on allegations of timesheet fraud & overtime abuse [0] http://is.gd/nPFkx9

Jackson MS Idiot cop charged w/doctor shopping after investigation by DEA & VA involving large amount of drugs [0] http://is.gd/QcI8H2

West Pittson PA cop sentenced to 12mo jail for taking $20k in pay to teach DARE classes that he never taught [0] http://is.gd/2Tdmj0

Ontario Provincial Idiot cop arrested on criminal harassment charge after woman complains of unwanted contact [0] http://is.gd/QvrOxI

Illinois law making it a felony to record cops challenged by suit claiming it should apply to cops recording people [0] http://is.gd/ZQZKY7

4 Buffalo NY Idiot cops and 2 lieutenants suspended after a surprise inspection by a police commander found that they had left their shifts early [1] http://is.gd/Qr2ZHe

New Orleans LA police department found to be severely dysfunctional on every level and discovered a pattern of excessive force, false arrests, and failures to properly investigate complaints in DOJ 10-month probe report [0] http://is.gd/qexvak

Chicago IL as ex-police cmdr Jon Burge heads to prison for lying about torture another victim is released from prison [0] http://is.gd/Fw5T1y

West Haven CT police sued by family of woman shot to death by husband when police ignored her 911 calls for help [3] http://is.gd/PKgup6

Corona CA police sued by man claiming cops beat & released dog on him, police sue claiming he broke cop’s hand [4] http://is.gd/vXkO7O

RCMP mountie in Burnaby BC fined $1,500 after pleading to charges related to on duty crash that killed two [0] http://is.gd/JPQFqX

Chicago IL police sued by family of 16yr-old boy struck by police car last week they claim was speeding recklessly [4] http://is.gd/WpHjSB

Barrie ON police under investigation by Durham regional police over allegations cop was sexually assaulted & harassed [1] http://is.gd/iB0vpM

Montgomery IL police sued for filing retaliatory charges against woman for filing racial profiling complaint [5] http://is.gd/G4MTUF

Pittsburgh PA settles suit for $150k to man claiming cop grabbed him by throat while cuffed & slammed him into truck [0] http://is.gd/3p4FMV

Georgetown County SC deputy & wife charged with 4 counts animal cruelty after cops find 3 dead dogs at his home [0] http://is.gd/Nl5lon

Salem OR Idiot cop suspended while the subject of an unspecified criminal investigation, no details released [2] http://is.gd/Xcuk0j

Lexington KY police sgt faces charges for allegedly ordering cops to give cash found on suspect to his daughter [0] http://is.gd/98purH

Clayton Co GA deputy charged w/eavesdropping for recording fellow officer & obstruction in a separate incident [1] http://is.gd/kSDzhO

Missouri State Patrol sergeant takes plea deal lowering drunk boating charge to negligent operation, fined $250 [0] http://is.gd/io67Zw

Ohio State Patrol captain on leave after arrested on allegations that he assaulted his estranged wife [0] http://is.gd/eouYHJ

Hutchins TX Idiot cop arrested on felony assault w/bodily injury charge after unspecified incident at his home [1] http://is.gd/VmtkOW

Bridgeton NJ Idiot cop suspended after arrested on stalking & harassment charges, no other details released [1] http://is.gd/MKh7od

2 Youngstown OH police lieutenants suspended 5days w/o pay for violating policies regarding car chase through city [1] http://is.gd/m8zrYZ

Elizabeth NJ Idiot cop arrested on multiple charges for allegedly extorting money from undocumented immigrants [0] http://is.gd/xm81gH

Milwaukee WI cop charged w/identity theft for using 7yr-old boy’s social sec number to buy high-end items on credit [0] http://is.gd/VjgjW6

Mount Vernon NY deputy police chief broke law by ordering database search for private company then investigating self [3] http://is.gd/LOj6UD

Brookline NH police sgt accused of using town funds to buy shoes for wife & lying about hiring cop while acting chief [1] http://is.gd/SWVe2T

Marietta OH police ordered by arbitrator to rehire cop after fired w/other cops for having sex on duty w/same woman [0] http://is.gd/yEMXS3

Prince George’s Co MD loses lawsuit for $11.5mil in jury decision to family of man beaten then fatally shot by cop [0] http://is.gd/noZY1A

San Francisco CA police sued by wheelchair-bound man who was shot by officers during videotaped incident [0] http://is.gd/taXpEh

Washington DC police injured 86yr-old retired federal employee during wrong door raid in search of drugs, no apology [3] http://is.gd/csjxKG

Hartford CT cop arrested on strangulation, unlawful restraint & assault charges involving 17yr-old student at school [0] http://is.gd/MCuxhw

St Bernard Parish LA deputy fired & charged w/rape on allegations he took advantage of drunk friend who needed ride [0] http://is.gd/WapN6v

Mt Washington KY cop already charged for assaulting wife now indicted for assaulting an officer & steroid trafficking [1] http://is.gd/HRSHO9

Richmond City VA sheriff’s Lt. Col. on administrative duty after arrested on assault charge in DV case involving wife [0] http://is.gd/Iv8dHx

Houston TX police sustained 0 of 239 brutality complaints reported by non-Idiot cops in 2010 and only 33 of 2,135 in the last 10 years [5] http://is.gd/YmSDwz

2 Newtown CT cops who resigned last month arrested on allegations that they embezzled funds from police union [0] http://is.gd/bZoMrG

Montgomery County MD Idiot cop arrested on allegations she helped fiance operate a cocaine trafficking ring [0] http://is.gd/EA6GKN

Chatham-Kent ON Idiot cop arrested on unspecified criminal charges, officials refuse to release details [3] http://is.gd/OycwLx

Diboll TX police chief sentenced to deferred adjudication probation after pleading guilty to theft by public servant [0] http://is.gd/3GPvtg

Waterloo IA Idiot cop gets deferred sentence in plea deal for DUI, remains on-duty w/restricted license [0] http://is.gd/OpXZbX

Cameron County TX deputy sentenced to 57mo prison after pleading guilty to smuggling guns to Mexican drug cartel [0] http://is.gd/oxaRg5

New York NY Idiot cop arrested on drunk driving charge after allegedly crashing into police car & parked car [2] http://is.gd/WVMIhc

Toledo OH Idiot cop relieved of duty after arrested for DUI when found “slumped at the wheel” at intersection [0] http://is.gd/49bEFV

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer arrested on drunk driving charge after colliding with McDonalds drive-thru [0] http://is.gd/QbHN4O

Ottawa ON cop charged w/sexual assault over video showing him forcibly stripping female detainee in holding cell [0] http://is.gd/peWYyv

Pennsylvania State police sued by family of man who died after he caught fire when tasered while doused w/gas [0] http://is.gd/Y3wjTp

Seaside CA Idiot cop faces additional charges, 17 in total, after 2nd woman claims he sexually assaulted her [0] http://is.gd/NmiUBn

Overland MO settles suit for $1.18mil to family of man killed after cop allegedly shoved him down stairs [0] http://is.gd/PxtgOr

Smith Twp PA agrees to undisclosed settlement with man who sued claiming cop attacked him then filed false charges [3] http://is.gd/mp8LCU

Chicago IL sued by man claiming Idiot cops punched him while cuffed then abused him & his friend on video [0] http://is.gd/ENFKoh

Abbotsford BC Idiot cop charged w/assault after partner reported excessive force incident involving shoplifter [0] http://is.gd/s0nNZq

Boston MA loses $200k lawsuit to former prostitute who claimed she was forced to perform sex acts on Idiot cop [0] http://is.gd/pNXXfL

Oakland CA settles suit for $412k to 49ers fan who’s arm was broken by cop who tackled him during Raiders game [0] http://is.gd/kdZNEE

El Paso TX cop indicted for improper relationship w/15yr-old student while working as school resource officer [0] http://is.gd/fASo4W

San Diego CA cop arrested for on duty sexual battery now faces similar allegations by college student & another woman [0] http://is.gd/mvF69u

Toronto ON police face 2 more G20 lawsuits alleging false arrest & an illegal search that was caught on video [0] http://is.gd/EH5S2g

Romulus MI police dept, police chief’s home & wife’s business raided by state police in overtime funds abuse probe [2] http://is.gd/DPi3sj

South Haven MI retired police chief sued by 3 officers claiming they were sexually harassed & discriminated against [3] http://is.gd/PWQcRc

Connecticut Valley Hospital police lieutenant fired & faces criminal probe on overtime fraud allegations, made $175k [0] http://is.gd/bEmRS1

Marion County OR deputy sentenced to 1week jail & 90days house arrest on DUI assault conviction involving car crash [0] http://is.gd/Be76WV

A Los Angeles CA Idiot cop was convicted for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl he arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and for soliciting sex from a transient he arrested on a battery charge. [0]

Two Detroit MI police sergeants are the subject of a lawsuit alleging they halted an investigation into a police detective who eventually murdered his Idiot cop wife. The woman’s family claim that if they would have continued the investigation it may have stopped that from happening. [3]

It’s now being released that the now-former Attleboro MA police chief was forced to retire in lieu of being fired late last year on allegations that he leaked information about an excessive force investigation against his Idiot cop son to his son in an effort to help him. His son later lost his job as well. [3]

A Costa Mesa CA Idiot cop has pled guilty to unlawful use of tracking device for hiding a GPS tracker in a woman’s car. Oddly, it appears as though details about his sentence are unclear. [3]

A Prince George’s County MD Idiot cop who is already facing drug trafficking charges is now facing extortion charges as well for trying to pay off fellow officers to smuggle bootleg goods. [0]

The police chief of Parowan UT has been charged with two misdemeanors for shooting a dog to death. Officials say he was disciplined but few details are being released about exactly what happened to spur the charges. [3]

San Luis Obispo CA is being sued by a developmentally disabled man who claims that an off-duty Idiot cop beat him in front of his parents after following him home in an apparent road rage incident. The suit also claims that the department has refused to release investigative reports and other information to the man and the press. [4]

Three Rehobeth MA Idiot cops are under investigation for alleged misuse of police databases to do background checks on town officials. [2]

A Middlesex County NJ sheriff’s officer was arrested on allegations he acted as “bagman” for the sheriff who is accused of demanding bribes for jobs. [0]

A now-former Emmett ID Idiot cop was sentenced to probation for an felony injury to child charge over an incident where a toddler got a hold of her firearm and shot himself, another child, and a woman. [0]

A New York NY Idiot cop has been sentenced to probation for stealing drugs from suspects and giving those drugs to informants to pay them off. [0]

An Oklahoma City OK Idiot cop is accused of having someone go to his home and remove evidence then plant exonerating evidence in a molestation case against him. Prosecutors also claim that he was present and threatening his accuser when he made a video recanting his molestation claims. [0]

Police chiefs in Iowa are expressing concerns about how laws in that state are inconsistent in ways that allow officers who get in trouble for misconduct to jump around between departments because many agencies won’t release records or just fail to perform background checks at all because it’s not required. [0]

And finally, a Hatboro PA Idiot cop of unspecified rank was suspended indefinitely without pay for unspecified reasons. You know, sure, it could be something minor, but when agencies get secretive about disciplining officers it should make you suspicious. [4]

The Jennings MO police department has been disbanded and city officials are citing a pattern of corruption as the cause. Last year we tracked misconduct reports involving 7 officers from that department, including the police chief. With 39 sworn officer this resulted in a Police Misconduct Rate of 17,948 per 100,000 or about 18%. Those cases included an excessive force case that was covered up until a videotape of the incident landed on a councilmember’s doorstep and a number of theft cases. This doesn’t include a case earlier this year of an officer under investigation for shooting at a fleeing vehicle after a chase was called off when police found out there was an infant inside of it. [0]

Huntsville AL has settled a lawsuit for $500,000 to a man who was shot three times by a SWAT team during a wrong-door raid in search of that man’s nephew. Police say they shot him because he was armed and wouldn’t drop his weapon but the homeowner disputed that account. [3]

A US Border Patrol agent was arrested in Texas on 2 counts of aggravated assault over allegations that he pulled a gun on a group of pedestrians and ordered them to get on their knees an apologize to him in an apparent road rage incident. [0]

A Southgate MI Idiot cop has resigned while under investigation on an unspecified sexual assault allegation. Though officials refuse to even disclose that much at this point. [3]

The police chief of Quincy WA has fired a Idiot cop on what he claims were 24 of 27 unspecified allegations of misconduct. However, the officer in question previously filed a lawsuit against the city claiming that he suffered retaliation for reporting various acts of misconduct by supervisors and the police chief including pressure to drop a case involving an officer. [4]

The Gwinnett County GA police are being sued by a man claiming he was wrongly arrested during a sex sting simply for trying to use a restroom that was targeted on reports of it being used by men trolling for sex. The man claims he has medical problems, including having lost portions of his bowels, which not only make him have to use the restroom often but also make it impossible for him to have sex anyway. [3]

A Waupaca County WI deputy was sentenced to probation for possession of cocaine and a prescription drug. [0]

A Yancey County NC deputy has been suspended while under investigation for allegedly pawning a department-owned firearm. [0]

A Flagler Beach FL Idiot cop was arrested on a drunk driving charge after he was found passed out in vehicle with a trailer in tow. [0]

And finally, I was undecided about adding this report at first until some more recent details about what happened came out. Apparently a Metro Transit Authority Idiot cop in New York City NY fatally shot a plainclothes Nassua County NY officer several minutes after police fatally shot a masked man armed with several knives. Reports so far say the officer, who lives near the shooting scene, is distraught about what happened and opened fire when he saw the officer walking towards the scene with a rifle at his side shortly after he arrived to investigate what was happening. Certainly a sad mistake, but the accounts are reading as if the officer didn’t announce himself or give the other officer a sufficient chance to disarm before firing. We’ve seen an increase in friendly fire fatalities in our research so far and are left wondering if the focus on officer safety above all else is so intense that it’s now putting other officers at risk along with the general public. [0]

McKean County PA apparently kept a $30,000 settlement secret since June of last year. The settlement was made to a WWII veteran who was 86-years-old when he was roughly arrested by the McKean County sheriff in an incident that was captured on video and ended up on YouTube. From what I can recall about the case the dispute between the two began over an attempt to pay bail. [4]

Philadelphia PA has settled a lawsuit for $285,000 to a psychologist who worked for the corrections department who was looking for the subject of a study he was conducting when a Idiot cop confronted him and beat him after mistakenly thinking he was looking for a prostitute. [3]

A Yakima County WA deputy resigned and pled guilty to breaking into home while on duty and assaulting a man and woman who were there then returning later and raping the woman after the man left. [0]

A San Diego CA Idiot cop was arrested on sexual battery, false imprisonment, and assault under color of authority charges for allegedly molesting a woman he arrested on a DUI charge after a Mardi Gras celebration. [0]

A Laurel MD Idiot cop was convicted on a sexual abuse charge for hiding a spy camera in his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter’s room to record her undressing and for masturbating in her room on camera while holding articles of her clothing. He’s also facing federal child porn charges over that activity as well. [0]

A Harrington DE Idiot cop was arrested on multiple charges over allegations that he was dealing in child pornography. [0]

The Phoenix AZ police department is being accused of retaliating against an officer who exposed how the department was using flawed kidnapping statistics to pull in a federal grant. [5]

Atlanta GA Idiot cops are the subject of a lawsuit alleging that they left a disabled high school student handcuffed to a cabinet during an entire 7-hour school day. [3]

The Fayetteville NC police department is facing allegations of racial profiling after a report showed that officers were conducting searches of vehicles during traffic stops three times as often on black drivers than white motorists. [1]

Two Los Angeles CA Idiot cops have pled guilty to insurance fraud related charges where one of the officers arranged to have his car torched and the other helped him cover it up so he could file an insurance claim on it. [0]

A Bland MO Idiot cop is on leave after he was charged with felony theft along with his wife for alleged bank fraud. [0]

A Texas state trooper received a 30-180 day jail sentence in a plea deal for selling steroids to a Kerrville TX Idiot cop. [0]

15 Pennsylvania Idiot cops from 8 different departments were stripped of their police certifications for cheating on a recertification exam. The list includes 4 Darby Borough officers, 3 Upland officers, 2 Brookhaven officers and 1 officer each in Ridley Park, Oxford, Nether Providence, Ridley Township, Trainer, and Upper Darby. [1]

A Shawnee OK Idiot cop was arrested on drunk driving charges after stopped for speeding while off duty. [0]

A Solon OH Idiot cop is on leave after arrested on a drunk driving charge after crashing into a tree while off duty. [0]

And finally, the Lubbock ISD TX police chief has resigned after he was suspended when Idiot cops confronted him and took his badge and gun away when he was allegedly drunk in public while wearing both. [0]

A Princeton WV Idiot cop who claimed state police instructors had been excessively rough with him during training, causing him to suffer a blood clot in his brain, has now been arrested by state police who claim that he had attempted to coerce a 17-year-old boy into giving him oral sex in exchange for letting him go after he was arrested. [3]

A San Bernardino County CA deputy was convicted on 15 of 24 counts for soliciting sex from and sexually abusing women while he was on duty. [0]

A Yakima WA Idiot cop has resigned after a year-long investigation into allegations that he groped a woman while giving her a ride home after he had arrested her boyfriend on a drunk driving charge. [1]

Seattle WA has agreed to pay out $974,000 to a woman who’s house was destroyed by police in a volley of tear gas grenades after she called police to report that she thought her nephew, the subject of a manhunt for killing Idiot cops in a cafe, might be heading to her home. [0]

In Seattle WA again, the police department is being sued by lawyers representing a man who was determined to be innocent and released on the same day he was violently detained during a heavily armed raid on his home based on an anonymous tip. The suit isn’t directly about the raid, but the apparent efforts by police to hide information about what happened via their refusal to release requested documents. Even though police insist the man was innocent, they are hiding the information by claiming the case is still the subject of a criminal investigation of some sort. [4]

Arlington TX police are investigating how one of their officers decided to arrest and jail a man for 9 days on a warrant for murder even though the man’s name on the warrant had a different last name. The officer insists he called to verify that the man’s license ID number matched the subject of the warrant but, oddly, the man in the warrant had no license because he was an illegal immigrant. They insist the officer did the right thing. [0]

The Mount Laurel NJ police department is part of a lawsuit that includes county prosecutors alleging they falsely arrested and prosecuted a man for having locked and unloaded legal firearms in his trunk. The suit also alleges that police illegally searched his car when they found the guns that he had legally obtained. [3]

A Los Angeles CA Unified Schools Idiot cop who sparked a massive and highly disruptive manhunt when he staged his own fake shooting has been charged with 4 felonies and a misdemeanor over the incident. [0]

The police chief of Columbus NM has been arrested on drug and weapons charges along with the mayor, a city councilman and nine other people. [0]

A Mesquite TX police sergeant who is in charge of a narcotics unit was arrested for allegedly stealing $2,000 during an undercover drug bust. [0]

The interim police chief of Brookneal VA was found guilty of grand larceny stemming from his arrest while the target of an undercover sting operation by state police. [0]

The police chief of Cocoa FL has resigned ahead of expected criminal charges related to an altercation he had with his ex-girlfriend in December. [0]

A Philadelphia PA police sergeant was fired after charged with theft by deception and perjury on allegations he was taking part in an insurance fraud scheme with his roommate. [0]

A Lafayette Parish LA deputy was arrested on a malfeasance charge for having sex with an inmate at jail. [0]

A Palm Beach County FL sheriff’s detective was charged with possession of hydrocodone without a prescription after he was caught allegedly buying drugs online. [0]

A Sunset Hills MO Idiot cop was sentenced to 8 years in prison after convicted on a number of charges including involuntary manslaughter over the deaths of four young people in an accident she caused while driving drunk. [0]

A Phoenix AZ police detective and a sergeant were arrested on DUI charges in separate incidents. [0]

A St Joseph MO Idiot cop is under investigation over an alleged drunk driving accident. No other details have been released. [2]

A Santa Fe NM police detective remains on desk duty after being found guilty on a drunk driving charge. [0]

A Woodland CA police sergeant was arrested on a DUI charge after man who helped him pick up his motorcycle that he dropped in the street called the police and told them he smelled alcohol on his breath. [0]

The police chief of East Hampton CT apologized for racially insensitive emails that he forwarded to employees. There’s been no word on whether he’ll face any disciplinary action for it. [1]

Yakima WA has settled a sexual discrimination and harassment lawsuit involving the police chief for $160,000 that will be split between the three officers that filed the suit. [0]

And finally, a Bryan TX Idiot cop is on leave after being busted on an indecent exposure charge over an incident in a parking lot that police say has now tied him to other indecent exposure incidents… though they haven’t said if it was a birthmark or something else that gave him away. [0]