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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”

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A Freeport TX police lieutenant resigned after his estranged wife released a video he had kept at his home showing him slap a detainee in the head while other officers watched. Those other officers also resigned prior to the start of an internal investigation even though none of them can be charged since the statute of limitations expired.

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FREEPORT, Texas -- The Freeport Police Department is conducting an internal affairs investigation after a videotape surfaced showing a former patrol officer slapping and tapping the head of a handcuffed inmate, police said.


Freeport police said the incident involving Sgt. Jay Newton happened about four years ago, but the tape just got out.

"I was mortified at what I saw," Police Chief Tyrone Morrow said.

Morrow said he wasn't the chief at the time of the incident, but he is now, so he's taking the matter seriously.

He said that he promoted Newton to lieutenant when he took the position over.

"The worst part was it was an individual that I had put my trust and confidence in," Morrow said.

Sources said Kristopher Stapleston was arrested on public intoxication charges, was handcuffed and waiting to be processed to be placed in a cell.

The video showed Stapleston and Newton, a supervisor at the time, exchanged heated words. The video then showed the 21-year-veteran of the force walk over and repeatedly tap Stapleston on the head before slapping him in front of the other officers.

"Totally unacceptable," Morrow said.

Sources told KPRC Local 2 that the tape only got out because the officer's soon-to-be ex-wife found it, made copies and ratted him out.

"Lt. Newton had obviously taken police evidence out of police custody and took it to his residence," Morrow said. "His wife got a hold of it and she attempted use it as a bargaining tool during the divorce."

Newton resigned before officials could launch their investigation.

The officers who witnessed the incident and did not report it also resigned before the investigation was launched.

The district attorney's office said Newton cannot face criminal charges because the two-year statute of limitations is up, but he's internally charged with tampering with police evidence, official oppression, assault and violation of standard of conduct.

KPRC Local 2 tried to reach Newton for comment, but no one answered the door at his home.

"Misconduct, no matter how slight, will not be tolerated under my watch," Morrow said.

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At last, photo of chief's "life partner"

Idiots at work


Murder
Nashville TN cop was found guilty of 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that he claimed was accidental [0] bit.ly/n8DcyS


Manslaughter
Las Vegas NV loses lawsuit for $2.2 million to the family of a man killed in a crash with a cop who was speeding w/o lights or siren [0] http://bit.ly/nZCbPY

Austin TX settles a lawsuit for $750k to the family of an 18yr-old who was shot to death after being startled while sleeping in a car by an off-dute cop who was working security. [0] bit.ly/pD5QHJ

A Washington DC cop is under investigation on allegations she failed to take action after witnessing a murder committed by a man she was involved with. [0] bit.ly/nG3l8t



Child molestation/ child porn
Jacksonville FL cop arrested on capital sexual battery & molestation charges involving 2 girls, one of which was under 12yrs-old [0] bit.ly/qF2toU

White Co GA deputy was arrested on production of child pornography charges on allegations that he filmed at least one 7-year-old girl. [0] bit.ly/nX5SEY
Pinellas Co FL now-retired deputy arrested for allegedly molesting 5-10 yr-old girl 35yrs ago while deputy. While this one seems odd, the arrest was made after the alleged victim’s account of what happened 30-35 years ago was corroborated by others. [0] bit.ly/oDwEj0

Ohio County WV now-former deputy was convicted on 2 counts of sexual assault on a 14yr-old girl back in 2003. He later left that agency and began work in a Chicago suburb then as a Washington DC cop when he was arrested. [0] bit.ly/pJD7BS

Brown County TX sheriff’s dept, a Texas Ranger & a state trooper are being sued alleging they let a cop continue molesting a teen just so they could catch him in the act in order to get an airtight case against him. [3] bit.ly/ouyvq2

Findlay OH police sgt sentenced to 60 days for impersonating his stepdaughters online, transmitting nude pics of them to others, and using police databases to look up info on their friends. [0] http://bit.ly/mYQ8dC

  

Breathing while being an idiot
Trenton NJ cop investigated for refusing to render aid to stop fight because he was working off-duty security job [0] bit.ly/peV3oa

Reading OH cop under investigation & may be reprimanded after boy snaps photo of him driving while texting on duty [0] bit.ly/oo58RM


Cops and animals, a strange, strange relationship
Lebanon OH police policies are being criticized as possibly being in violation of state laws after a police officer fatally shot a family’s pet cat in the head after a neighbor called to complain when it snuck out [0] bit.ly/oSnPh5



Theft
Brigantine NJ now-former cop charged with stealing funds from police union while he was treasurer [1] bit.ly/ohNMP0

Redmond OR police lieutenant sentenced to 90days & loss of his police certification for selling firearms he stole from his dept [0] bit.ly/q1SCpJ

Orland Hills IL sued by ex-cop claiming he was fired in retaliation for reporting an alleged ticket fixing incident to the FBI [3] bit.ly/n85ViT


Coercion
Lincoln Parish LA deputy arrested for allegedly misusing his status as an officer to coerce someone into selling him a car at reduced price [1] bit.ly/r0zdaq

San Mateo Co CA sheriff sued by a mentally disabled man who spent 40 days in jail after he was coerced into making false confession over a phoned-in bomb threat that phone records proved he never made. [3] bit.ly/mOFdrN
Cook County IL jury acquitted a woman on wiretapping charges that were filed against her for recording her interview with two internal affairs officers who were trying to deter her from filing a complaint against an officer she accused of groping her while responding to her domestic disturbance call. Oddly, the status of that complaint is sealed so there’s no way to know if the officer was even investigated and it doesn’t sound like the two IA cops were investigated for trying to deter a complainant. [0] http://bit.ly/qIgtLx


Sexual assault
Phoenix AZ cop who is the mayor’s son was suspended for 4 days for inappropriately touching female city worker and having sex with another while on duty [0] bit.ly/reZpYt

The New York NY cop who was recently arrested for raping a schoolteacher at gunpoint may now be a possible suspect in 2 other unsolved sexual assaults. [0] nyp.st/r1KeTh
Country Club Hills MO cop was charged w/corruption by a public servant on allegations he coerced a DUI suspect into sex as a way to get out of the charges. [0] bit.ly/ons1YL

Threatening
A Canton OH cop who made national news earlier this year for a videotaped traffic stop where he threatened to kill a passenger, then again in another video involving similar threats, is now the subject of a third video showing him making death threats during a questionable traffic stop. Apparently he’s had over a dozen complaints but the police chief insists he didn’t know the guy was a problem until now. [0] bit.ly/opJtWY

RCMP officer in Enfield NS was arrested after violating probation by allegedly uttering death threats to his wife [0] bit.ly/mSFToN

Cordova IL cop arrested for intimidation when he supposedly told a businessman that he would make sure his 911 calls were ignored if he didn’t fire two employees he had a problem with. [0] bit.ly/qllM9M

Drunk /Drugs
Jacksonville FL cop is suspected of driving drunk after he was involved in an accident on the way home from work in his police cruiser. Troopers say they smelled alcohol on his breath and found beer spilled on the floorboard of his cruiser. [0] bit.ly/p2cp4h

Washington DC cop was arrested on DUI & assault with a deadly weapon charges after he allegedly crashed into a car containing a group of transgendered women who previously rebuffed his offers of money in exchange for sex then opened fire on them, injuring two. [0] http://is.gd/AA4amc
Rapides Parish LA sheriff’s narcotics supervisor was charged w/malfeasance relating to unspecified activities he had with 3 female suspects [2] bit.ly/oiBWiu

Rutherford County TN deputy resigned while under investigated for allegedly pointing a gun at a man in a taxi while he was drunk [0] bit.ly/qE1Vao
Broward County FL deputy arrested on possession charges after allegedly caught buying steroids in an IHOP parking lot [0] bit.ly/phtjrr

Earlville IL cop resigns after an arrest last year for allegedly selling marijuana on duty & official misconduct, and arrest we certainly didn’t see reported until now. [0] bit.ly/nnnbg7
Philadelphia PA cop pleads guilty to conspiracy & possession of steroids w/intent to distribute as part of a steroid ring which also involves 2 other officers still facing trial. [0] bit.ly/p2jMim


Corruption
Columbus NM police chief pleads guilty to corruption, conspiracy & gun smuggling charges in a scandal that also involves that town’s mayor and 13 others [0] bit.ly/qpW56z

 Bank robbery
Carbondale IL cop sentenced to 30yrs prison for robbing a bank using his service weapon along with an accomplice [0] bit.ly/olKSiQ

Assault
Monroe Co NY deputy arrested on allegations he sexually abused a woman then choked her teenage son in seperate incident. [0] bit.ly/oXAA3E

Ocala FL cop fired for pattern of complaints & discipline now including a DV incident that is currently under investigation [0] bit.ly/r9I9oW

Dallas TX cop arrested on family violence assault & interfering with an emergency call charges involving a domestic dispute with his wife [0] dallasne.ws/qHFw4Q

Baltimore Co MD police sgt who is the head of that police union got a plea deal for an assault charge that returned his police powers and will eventually clear his record of the conviction if he doesn’t violate probation. [0] bsun.md/qBQdl6

Portland OR police capt with a history of disciplinary issues is now under investigation for an alleged off-duty road rage incident in Idaho where he displayed a gun. [1] bit.ly/nVOdU0


Fraud
Monroe LA cop indicted for mail fraud & false statements, he allegedly sold about $193k in stolen goods on eBay that were shoplifted by an accomplice then lied to federal investigators about it. [0] bit.ly/n1IOG5

 Illegal Immigration
An Anchorage AK cop was sentenced to 3mo prison & $10k fine for fraudulently staying in US using a stolen passport [0] onforb.es/ouiRR6



Excessive force
A Woodford County IL deputy and at least 1 of 4 Washburn IL cops have been suspended while under investigation for two alleged excessive force incidents in 1 day including an incident that left one man hospitalized in critical condition. [2] http://on.msnbc.com/preNXL

Columbia Heights MN cop is accused of bodyslamming a man into the pavement which left him with a brain injury but the officer claims that he just fell because he was drunk. However, the family claims that tests at the hospital found no traces of alcohol or drugs and the man’s injuries, including facial and neck fractures in addition to lower back injuries, seem too excessive to be attributed to a simple fall. [4] http://bit.ly/p4yen9

A Stanislaus County CA deputy is the subject of a suit by a homeless woman claiming excessive force was used and policies ignored when the deputy’s police dog attacked her and left her with serious arm injuries after a chase sparked when police threatened to have her truck, that she lived in, towed. The K9 handler and his partner have apparently been involved in a number of questionable police dog attacks. [3] bit.ly/puHT5C

Pittsburgh PA cop was found liable for unjustifiably dragging a man from a car & tasering him. However, the same jury that found him at fault only awarded him $269 to cover his initial medical bill. [0] bit.ly/q9WmrE

Baltimore MD settles suit for $30k to a woman who was injured while she was being arrested when she tried to stop her grandson who was yelling at police while they were arresting a suspected drug dealer. [3] http://bit.ly/qAZeCM


Civil rights violation
An investigative AP report reveals info on New York NY police department’s secret spy agency that may be violating civil rights in their anti-terrorism espionage efforts which were apparently assisted by the CIA. [5] nydn.us/qqQsE7


Perjury
Tulsa OK cop was found guilty on 7 perjury & 2 deprivation of rights charges in a police corruption trial but the same jury found a second officer involved in that case not guilty. [0] bit.ly/n1Uj63


Embezzlement
Hollister CA police sergeant charged w/felony for allegedly embezzling $102k from the police union he lead until retiring [0] bit.ly/nYamEo


Hit and run
Washington Twp NJ cop was alleged to be behind the wheel of a car in a hit & run accident that left a pedestrian critically injured [2] bit.ly/pMuO7x


Cop impersonating a cop
Delaware River & Bay Authority police officer is accused of impersonating a state trooper & stealing another driver’s ID in an apparent road rage case [0] bit.ly/oeDZtS


Burglary
Henry Co GA cop was among 7 arrested on burglary charges for stealing over $700 worth of items from a home they mistakenly thought was foreclosed [0] bit.ly/qaqqVR

Cops taser fun.



Tampa FL settled a lawsuit for $35k to the man shown above who suffered severe facial injuries when he was tasered because he couldn’t understand the commands police were giving him. Charges against him were eventually dismissed. [0] bit.ly/p7zpZ2

Welcome to El Monte!


6 El Monte CA cops are accused of using excessive force in an incident that left the man shown above nearly blind when almost every bone in his face was broken. The claim filed by his lawyer also alleges that police held his 3-year-old nephew at bay with a gun or taser when the child tried to stop it. [3] bit.ly/qXFWHb

idiots at work


Threatening

Chicago IL police sgt threatens & takes ID from traffic cop who put boot on car of cop who had 62 unpaid tickets [0] bit.ly/pGsAjA

Palmetto FL cop arrested for threatening wife & kids w/rifle & taser had history of 14 disciplinary cases in 11yrs [0] bit.ly/n3sWCV
 

Murder

Bay City MI settles suit for $1mil to family of 15yr-old who died after tasered. While police claim he was tasered for taking up a “fighting stance”, witnesses claim he was cuffed when he was tasered. [0] bit.ly/q2tsBp


Assault

Colonial Regional Police PA cop charged w/assaulting his estranged wife in custody dispute in front of 9yr-old son [0] bit.ly/qVAMKN

Trenton NJ cop arrested on agg assault & other charges for allegedly pointing gun at girlfriend & threatening her [0] bit.ly/od2Abg

Washington Park IL cop pleads to rights charge for firing at car, illegally jailing 2 men & unrelated fraud charges [0] bit.ly/ob6rRg
 

Excessive Force

San Francisco CA police in the above video are being accused of using excessive force on female protester at end of protest against BART police [3] bit.ly/qvwjN9

2 Seaside Heights NJ cops accused of arresting 2 men on video, above, and beating one of them after shutting off the cell phone videotaping them. Apparently because one of them was videotaping one of the officers. [0] bit.ly/pBGMLt

Syracuse NY cop gets unspecified discipline but no charges after caught on video, above, slamming a cuffed man into his cruiser [1] bit.ly/nYQY4U

Ottawa ON sued by man alleging cops beat him, stripped him, then tried to crush his testicles against cell bars [3] bit.ly/oQYRD4

Burlington ON & Halton ON cops accused of excessive force by judge dismissing case against man who had arm broken [3] bit.ly/p9zAFP

Los Angeles Co CA sheriff reaches tentative $900k settlement w/family of woman who died after released from jail [0] lat.ms/r5GLpI

Regina SK cop charged w/assault on unspecified allegations that he used excessive force on a man in custody [2] bit.ly/nYqZhf

Gretna LA cop who is already the subject of an excessive force case where a police dog bit off a man’s penis is now being sued by a man claiming the officer tasered him and his 7-year-old son during a traffic stop then beat him afterward. [3] bit.ly/mShOEo

Portsmouth VA cop sued by man claiming he was tasered while handcuffed in drug arrest that was later dismissed [3] bit.ly/pFX4Yk


Civil rights violation

Chicago IL cop in SOS scandal sentenced to probation in plea to false report about warrantless raid caught on video [0] trib.in/nn0iMp

Kids and cops……just ….just…ouy

Corpus Christi TX cop found guilty of indecency with child for groping a 12yr-old girl during an ATV ride [0] bit.ly/nf0wKC

Rockaway Beach OR cop who coached softball team arrested for encouraging child sexual abuse & other charges [0] bit.ly/px1aBb

Madison NJ cop pleads guilty to child pornography charge for asking what he thought was 13yr-old girl for nude pics [0] bit.ly/ob04r2

Boone IA cop subject of state criminal investigation into unspecified allegations after resigning last week [2] bit.ly/nTPX4j
 

Sexual assault

Harrison Co IN sheriff gets 9mo house arrest in plea deal to groping employees & covering it up w/intimidation [0] bit.ly/orqmh4

New Britain CT police capt faces new allegations of sexual misconduct raised during testimony in suit by other cop [0] cour.at/rm22Cm

Cranford NJ cop suspended w/o pay after arrested for alleged on-duty criminal sexual contact & official misconduct [0] bit.ly/ruApXf


Theft

Moorehead State Univ KY cop indicted on shoplifting charges along with wife accused of stealing from Walmart [0] bit.ly/p29rfJ

Midwest City OK now-retired police major charged for falsely claiming 2.5hrs overtime when GPS showed he was home [0] bit.ly/pKdP3v

Palm Beach Co FL deputy arrested for allegedly smuggling contraband into jail in exchange for stolen debit cards [0] bit.ly/r22ewv


False arrest

Philadelphia PA cop w/history of retaliatory false arrests subject of 3rd suit alleging yet another false arrest [0] http://t.co/O1kij5L


Fraud

Pittsburgh PA cop on paid leave after charged w/insurance fraud and related crimes involving off-duty accident [0] http://bit.ly/nXtlDa

 Drunk/Drugs

Craven Co NC deputy sentenced to 60days jail after pleading to charges over fatal on-duty 100mph crash [0] bit.ly/renjWO

Redding CA cop suspended after arrested on suspicion of drunk driving while behind wheel of city-owned vehicle [1] bit.ly/qZrO3L

Tucson AZ cop arrested on drunk driving, agg assault & other charges after rear ending another car while off duty [0] bit.ly/nn7J6z

North Muskegon MI cop who also works for Roosevelt Park MI gets suspended sentence for crashing into home while DUI [0] bit.ly/qGCyyT

Gage Co NE deputy arrested on drunk driving allegations after being pulled over for speeding while off duty [0] bit.ly/q8cGsH

Draper UT K9 cop arrested on drug paraphernalia charge after allegedly caught on video smoking heroin in patrol car [0] bit.ly/nLjBj8

I’m a little surprised there are no reports of cops and animals this week.  There is almost always at least one report about cops torturing, maiming or killing some helpless beast.   

idiots at work


Washington State Supreme Court rules police misconduct investigation records must be made public whether the complaint was sustained or not. This is a major change in a state where police kept misconduct records hidden from the public as a matter of state law and may signal a reversal for Seattle, which is currently subject of a fed investigation, where the police union recently won a case to keep their names off misconduct reports even when they are found guilty of misconduct. [0] bit.ly/p7coDD

 Assault
San Juan County NM deputy cost that county $250,000 in a lawsuit settlement to a Native American man that he beat in the face and neck with his department-issued Maglight [0] bit.ly/pjO1jJ

Jasper TX cop allegedly responsible for 28% of that department’s use of force incidents was fired over 2 alleged excessive force incidents this month [0] bit.ly/qfHrVe

Philadelphia PA police are accused of excessive force by beating a “partially” blind man & tasering a bystander who refused to leave his own porch [3] bit.ly/qVyJuw

Seattle WA cop subject of suit alleging he tasered & falsely arrested a man and his brother on unwarranted bank robbery charges in revenge for flirting w/woman he dated [3] bit.ly/ow9O6b

Monroeville OH cop accused for assaulting Huron Co OH deputy at his home, both officers on paid leave [1] bit.ly/pPlKhf

Tuscon AZ cop arrested on DUI, agg assault & endangerment charges after car accident that injured 3 people [0] bit.ly/qTxjaM

Pennsylvania State trooper sentenced to 2-23mo prison for assaulting Humane Society police officer at pizza shop [0] bit.ly/q2soxs

Houston TX cop given indefinite suspension (fired) for punching cuffed suspect on video after chase [0] bit.ly/okmhPr

Gwinnett Co GA cop gets probation in no contest plea deal for tasering a Waffle House employee as a joke [0] bit.ly/ovIrw6


Assault and threatening
Coral Springs FL cop to be fired after convicted of choking a suspect & telling him he’ll see him when he gets out [0] sunsent.nl/mXmsxF

Philadelphia PA cop arrested on agg assault, unlawful restraint & other charges in alleged attack on his ex-girlfriend [1] bit.ly/rrgO1s

Sexual assault/Rape
Ada Co ID deputy already accused of groping & harassing a woman is now accused of doing the same to a second woman. [0] bit.ly/obdywb

A drunk New York NY police officer was arrested on a sexual assault charge after a witness called 911 while seeing him rape a school teacher at gun point early in the morning. Police arrived in time find him with the victim who was able to tell them what happened. [0] http://is.gd/yEKkbj

Ontario Provincial cops accused of leaving bound rape victim tied up & untreated for 5 hours while they waited for a police photographer [3] bit.ly/nYl93g


Wrongful/false arrest
Truth or Consequences NM cop hired after fired for false reporting as deputy now facing wrongful arrest lawsuit [3] bit.ly/raDYqV

2 Glendale CA cops “released” from dept for unspecified misconduct, one subject of false arrest suit by lawyer [2] bit.ly/pyblTn

Belmont NC police sued by woman & neighbor alleging cops arrested her for complaining about them speeding out of fear for her 3yr-old child’s safety. [3] bit.ly/rdPYhn


Stalking
Haverhill MA police lt head of IA retires after caught on-duty at home of woman who filed for protection order [0] bit.ly/okaKei


Living while being an idiot
Cumberland Co NJ deputy suspended after leaving assault rifle & ammo in the road after cleaning trunk [0] bit.ly/qEJGRA

Fairfax Co VA police accused of harassing biker’s funeral procession & threatening to taser dead man’s brother [1] http://t.co/oc8lMYW


Illicit behavior
New Mexico State trooper allegedly caught on surveillance camera having sex on county property while in uniform [0] bit.ly/pONL57


Narcotics
Clark Co OH deputy arrested by fellow deputies on abuse of prescription drugs charges on unspecified allegations [1] http://t.co/Tv41U0q

Indianapolis IN cop gets probation & time served in plea deal for DUI and fraud charges involving prescriptions [0] bit.ly/qNy2l6

Philadelphia PA cop sentenced to 16yrs for plot to rob dealer & sell heroin, joins 2 others already sentenced, including his wife. [0] bit.ly/qSJXob

Harris Co TX deputy sentenced to 5yrs for accepting bribes from drug dealer in exchange for protection & police information [0] bit.ly/ouK8E4

Minneapolis MN police sgt charged w/misconduct on allegations he misused police database to get unspecified private info [1] bit.ly/nxI84t
 

Murder/Attempted murder
A state investigation into how an East Dublin GA cop fatally shot an unarmed man during investigation into fatally shooting of unarmed man reopened after discovered cop missed gun training [0] bit.ly/oUbyY7

Spring Lake NC settles suit for $150k to man claiming continuous harassment by police eventually led to an officer shooting him needlessly. [0] bit.ly/qLsj1c

Palmetto FL cop was arrested for Aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon on allegations the pointed an AR-15 and taser at his family and told them he could kill at any time and get away with it. [0] bit.ly/rdkU4V

Chicago IL to pay $333k in jury award to family who’s pet lab was shot to death during raid that found nothing because police filed for warrant covering both units of a duplex even though they were only really targeting the unit next door. The teen family member home during the raid asked police to let him put their dog away but the officers wouldn’t let him then shot the dog to death when it came around the corner, wagging it’s tail according to the family. [3] trib.in/qchnyU



Resisting arrest
Daytona Beach FL police detective sentenced to probation for resisting arrest in dispute when stopped for speeding on her way to where police were arresting her son. [0] thesent.nl/qtj8s8


Profiling
Peel ON police accused of profiling by a 60yr-old black man claiming a cop interrogated him in back of cruiser while she was looking for a 20yr-old suspect. [2] bit.ly/pRxyIB

Los Angeles Co CA sheriff’s dept subject of DOJ probe into allegations of discrimination against section8 residents [0] lat.ms/mOuSoe

Tupelo MS subject of unspecified DOJ investigation into police hiring practices, officials refuse to say why [2] bit.ly/nEzbtE


Child endangerment/soliciting sex
Radcliff KY cop among 26 arrested in child predator sting, allegedly solicited sex from cop posing as 14yr-old [0] thesent.nl/p7ajeu


Perjury
Marlow OK cop gets suspended sentence in plea to perjury in case where the prosecutor stopped a drug trial & the judge had him charged with lying under oath [0] bit.ly/r7PekT

Drunk
Chemung Co NY deputy was speeding & didn’t maintain lane in crash that killed him & another motorist [0] bit.ly/pVrS49

Portland OR cop on desk duty after arrested on DUI, attempting to elude & reckless endangerment charges [1] bit.ly/pDWyzx

Indianapolis IN cop arrested on drunk driving charges after crashing his police cruiser into a parked car while off duty [0] bit.ly/o1d0Qf

Kelleys Island OH cop arrested on drunk driving charges after head-on crash into female motorist, tested .208 BAC [0] bit.ly/raMlaD


Kidnap
Davidson Co TN sheriff’s dept loses suit for $200k to woman on immigration hold left shackled to bed while giving birth [1] bit.ly/ris3Fc

Denver CO police criticized for cuffing 8yr-old autistic kid over outburst then escorting him to hospital where he was forced to wait in ER for 5 days on a mental health hold even though he already was in treatment for autism [3] bit.ly/mQIPeB
 

Fraud
Kingston NY now-retired detective arrested on multiple charges after audit finds he submitted fake transcripts to get stipend while he was a cop [0] http://t.co/YpMB6q7

New Orleans LA cop charged w/216 counts for writing fake seatbelt violation tickets to collect extra pay from fed grant that pays cops to write those kinds of tickets. [0] bit.ly/pMBknq

Forgery
Brownsville TX cop suspended after indicted for forgery, theft & official repression for stealing 2 cars from public auction [0] bit.ly/pkjIYW


Political espionage
Boston MA police sued by ACLU & other groups trying to force them to reveal what their policy is for how they gather surveillance of activists and political groups [4] bit.ly/o1YsI3


UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

No. 02-2306, No. 02-2307, No. 02-2308

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

372 F.3d 294; 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 12033

October 30, 2003, Argued
June 18, 2004, Decided

PRIOR HISTORY: [**1] Appeals from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria. (CA-02-582-A). Leonard D. Wexler, Senior District Judge.

DISPOSITION: Reversed and remanded with instructions.


CASE SUMMARY

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Appellee personal representative sued appellants, five officers who handled the arrestee while in custody. Claims raised included one that each officer violated the arrestee's Due Process rights, i.e., was deliberately indifferent to a serious risk of physical harm. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria, denied summary judgment to appellant officers. They challenged the summary denial of qualified immunity.

OVERVIEW: Police officers arrested the individual on suspicion of being drunk in public. After processing him at a substation and placing a "spit mask" over his head, they placed the handcuffed individual in the back of a police van to transport him to a detention center where medical care was available for intoxicated detainees. En route, he vomited and later died. The claims boiled down to whether the officers violated the arrestee's Fourteenth Amendment rights as a pre-trial detainee through their deliberate indifference to a substantial risk of physical harm to him. The court laid out the two general requirements for liability under the deliberate indifference standard. Deliberate indifference was a very high standard--a showing of mere negligence would not meet it. The evidence did not establish that the officers knew the spit mask exposed him to a specific risk distinct from the general risks of which they were aware. Having ascertained the risk as the officers perceived it, the court determined that the evidence did not show that they responded with deliberate indifference to the substantial risk of harm. Accordingly, the officers should have been granted qualified immunity.

OUTCOME: The court reversed the district court's denial of qualified immunity and remanded with instructions to grant qualified immunity to each of the five officers.


CORE TERMS: mask, spit, van, deliberate indifference, vomit, inmate, intoxicated, detainee's, detention center, transport, qualified immunity, favorable, cruiser, mouth, guards, nose, deliberately, cage, indifferent, bottom, adult, constitutional rights, inappropriate, station, prison, fluid, risks associated, prison guards, subjective, emergency

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Civil Procedure > Appeals > Appellate Jurisdiction > Collateral Order Doctrine
Civil Procedure > Appeals > Appellate Jurisdiction > Final Judgment Rule
Civil Rights Law > Immunity From Liability > Local Officials > Customs & Policies
HN1Go to the description of this Headnote.Under 28 U.S.C.S. § 1291, the appellate court has jurisdiction to review final orders of district courts. Under the collateral order doctrine, a district court order is final, even if it does not terminate proceedings in the district court, so long as it conclusively determines the disputed question, resolves an important issue completely separate from the merits of the action, and would be effectively unreviewable on appeal from a final judgment. Because qualified immunity is an immunity from suit, and not merely an immunity from liability, it is effectively lost if a case is erroneously permitted to go to trial. Accordingly, a district court's order denying a defendant's claim of qualified immunity is a qualifying order under the collateral order doctrine and thus is reviewable immediately.


LOUISE REDDITT, Plaintiff - Appellant, versus COMMONWEALTH OF


LOUISE REDDITT, Plaintiff - Appellant, versus COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA; JERRY KILGORE, State of Virginia Attorney General; JOHN CLARK BODDIE, Fulton County Major; BILL EDWARDS, South Fulton County Commissioner; PAUL L. HOWARD, Fulton County District Attorney, FAIRFAX COUNTY, Fairfax County General District Court; FAIRFAX COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE; VERNON L. THOMPSON, Fairfax County Sheriff; MARK S. LORIA, Esquire; FAIRFAX COUNTY GENERAL DISTRICT; HONORABLE GALLUHUE; HONORABLE CASSIDY; DWIGHT JONES, Fairfax County Public Defender; LEON PONCE; OFFICER PERL, Fairfax County Police Officer; OFFICER HERBERT, Fairfax County Police Officer; DENNIS FITZPATRICK, Commonwealth Prosecutor; KIMBERLY PACE, Commonwealth Prosecutor; HONORABLE KLEIN, Fairfax County Circuit Court; HERBERT HAWKINS, Fairfax County Deputy Sheriff; FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT; JOHN T. FREY, Fairfax County Clerk, MICHAEL MCWEENY, Honorable, Fairfax County Circuit Court; STAN BARRY, Fairfax County Sheriff; MAJOR BOYD WHITLEY, Fairfax County Sheriff; SHERIFF STOVASH, Fairfax County; HONORABLE DAVIS, Fairfax County General District, Defendants - Appellees.

No. 05-1912

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

158 Fed. Appx. 491; 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 28845

December 22, 2005, Submitted
December 28, 2005, Decided

NOTICE: [**1] RULES OF THE FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS MAY LIMIT CITATION TO UNPUBLISHED OPINIONS. PLEASE REFER TO THE RULES OF THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THIS CIRCUIT.

SUBSEQUENT HISTORY: US Supreme Court certiorari denied by Redditt v. Virginia, 2006 U.S. LEXIS 6475 (U.S., Oct. 2, 2006)

PRIOR HISTORY: Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria. James C. Cacheris, Senior District Judge. (CA-05-800-1-JCC).

DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED.

JOHN DOE, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. GARRETT G. BRODERICK, Defendant

JOHN DOE, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. GARRETT G. BRODERICK, Defendant-Appellant, and UNKNOWN POLICE OFFICERS, JOHN DOE 1 THROUGH 20, Fairfax County Police Officers, Fairfax County Police Department, Individually and in their Official Capacities; COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, Defendants. JOHN DOE, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, Defendant-Appellee, and GARRETT G. BRODERICK; UNKNOWN POLICE OFFICERS, JOHN DOE 1 THROUGH 20, Fairfax County Police Officers, Fairfax County Police Department, Individually and in their Official Capacities, Defendants.

No. 99-1893, No. 99-1894

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

225 F.3d 440; 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 22165

January 25, 2000, Argued
August 29, 2000, Decided

PRIOR HISTORY: [**1] Appeals from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria. Albert V. Bryan Jr., Senior District Judge. (CA-98-1722-A).

DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED.


CASE SUMMARY

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Defendant detective appealed from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria, denying defendant qualified immunity at the summary judgment stage, in plaintiff's 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983 action for violation of his rights under U.S. Const. amend. IV.

OVERVIEW: Plaintiff filed suit against defendant detective under 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983, alleging that defendant violated his rights under U.S. Const. amend. IV and under federal statutory law when defendant, without probable cause, entered the file room of a substance abuse treatment clinic and searched plaintiff's confidential treatment records along with numerous other patients' records.

LORENE WILLIAMS, Plaintiff - Appellant, versus D. E. VORBAU, Fairfax County Police Officer Badge Number 2245

LORENE WILLIAMS, Plaintiff - Appellant, versus D. E. VORBAU, Fairfax County Police Officer Badge Number 2245; FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT, Mount Vernon District Station; FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT; OFFICER WICKER, Officer, Fairfax County Police, Defendants - Appellees.

No. 99-2429

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

211 F.3d 1267; 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 7742

March 28, 2000, Submitted
April 25, 2000, Decided

NOTICE: [*1] RULES OF THE FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS MAY LIMIT CITATION TO UNPUBLISHED OPINIONS. PLEASE REFER TO THE RULES OF THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THIS CIRCUIT.

PRIOR HISTORY: Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria. Albert V. Bryan, Jr., Senior District Judge. (CA-98-1063-A).

DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED.

COUNSEL: Lorene Williams, Appellant Pro Se.

Edward Everett Rose, III, COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, Fairfax, Virginia, for Appellees.

JUDGES: Before WIDENER, MICHAEL, and KING, Circuit Judges.
SHEILA PATTERSON, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. COUNTY OF FAIRFAX; THE BOARD OF COUNTY SUPERVISORS; THOMAS M. DAVIS, III, Defendants-Appellees, and WILLIAM J. LEIDINGER; MICHAEL W. YOUNG, Colonel; LATRETTA BUTLER; FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT, Defendants.

No. 94-1218

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

1995 U.S. App. LEXIS 70

November 1, 1994, Argued
January 4, 1995, Decided
 
Sheila Patterson appeals an order of the district court dismissing her amended complaint without prejudice. Patterson's complaint alleged that her employer, the police department of Fairfax County, Virginia, discriminated against her on the basis of her race and her gender, in violation of myriad civil rights provisions, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. Patterson [*2] also alleged that she had been deprived of her civil rights under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1983, and that the defendants 1 were liable under state law for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
 

more.............

LASZLO GEORGE PALMAI, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. GILBERT K. DAVIS & ASSOCIATES; FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT, Defendants - Appellees.

No. 94-1700

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

43 F.3d 1467; 1994 U.S. App. LEXIS 40044

October 18, 1994, Submitted
November 10, 1994, Decided

NOTICE: [*1] RULES OF THE FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS MAY LIMIT CITATION TO UNPUBLISHED OPINIONS. PLEASE REFER TO THE RULES OF THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THIS CIRCUIT.

PRIOR HISTORY: Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria. Claude M. Hilton, District Judge. (CA-94-268-A).
Reported in Full-Text Format at: 1994 U.S. App. LEXIS 31393.

excessive use of force

ARTHUR L. MILLER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. JAMES R. NIDA, Individually and in His Official Capacity, Defendant-Appellee, and CHIEF OF FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT; COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, Defendants.

No. 91-1253

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

1993 U.S. App. LEXIS 4651

February 4, 1993, Argued
March 9, 1993, Decided

NOTICE: [*1] RULES OF THE FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS MAY LIMIT CITATION TO UNPUBLISHED OPINIONS. PLEASE REFER TO THE RULES OF THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THIS CIRCUIT.

PRIOR HISTORY: Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria. Claude M. Hilton, T. S. Ellis, III, District Judges. (CA-91-585-A)

DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED.


CASE SUMMARY

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Plaintiff arrestee appealed from an order of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, which entered judgment in favor of defendant police officer in the arrestee's 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983 (1988) claim based on excessive use of force.

how much more of these idiots can we afford?

Dennis Ray Kidd, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. Robert O'Neill; Mike Lomonaco; Fairfax County Police Department, Defendants - Appellees
 

No. 86-6599

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

804 F.2d 1250; 1986 U.S. App. LEXIS 33366


November 10, 1986, Decided

NOTICE: [*1] RULES OF THE FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS MAY LIMIT CITATION TO UNPUBLISHED OPINIONS. PLEASE REFER TO THE RULES OF THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THIS CIRCUIT.

PRIOR HISTORY: Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria. Robert R. Merhige, Jr., District Judge. (C/A 83-609-AM).

OPINION
AFFIRMED.
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