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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”

Idiot cop, idiot behavior

A Pulaski County KY deputy is accused of using excessive force on several occasions by witnesses that include cops from other departments who have been testifying at a pretrial hearing for a criminal case. Oddly, the trial isn’t against the officer but against a person he arrested who is trying to prove the officer has a long history of using excessive force then filing false charges to cover for it. Included the nine incidents described are allegations that were caught on dashcam showing the deputy beat a cuffed person with a baton and testimony from an officer claiming he saw the deputy punch and repeatedly kick a handcuffed man to the point he felt it should qualify as assault. The judge heard the testimony to determine if the line of defense can be used in trial. A Houston TX cop is under investigation after two witnesses stepped forward to contradict his version of a fatal shooting incident that left a young woman dead. While the officer claims he shot the robbery suspect when she pointed a gun at him and refused to drop it, the witnesses are saying they saw no gun and the officer opened fire immediately after he stepped out of his cruiser and announced himself.

The Monterey County CA sheriff’s office is investigating one of their own SWAT raids that left a man dead when a flash-bang grenade set his home on fire. Apparently the swat team raided the home because they thought the man in question was with a suspect in a shooting case but it turned out that he wasn’t. The department claims they wanted to get him anyway because he was wanted on unrelated warrants, though it’s not clear that those alleged warrants would have justified a raid like this.

A Hamilton County TN deputy is on leave while under investigation for accidentally shooting suspect in the leg with his rifle during a heavily armed SWAT raid for the manufacture of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

A Washoe County NV deputy has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and community service in his plea deal on charges for fatally striking a bicyclist with his police SUV

An Edmonton AB Canada cop has been charged with assault in an incident that left a prisoner injured after the officer attacked him when he became enraged over an argument they had.

A New Haven CT cop is now facing his 9th excessive force investigation within the last 6 years. While only one of the previous complaints was ever sustained by internal investigations the officer has never been disciplined. This time he’s accused of tasering and choking a handcuffed refugee from Colombia who was visibly shaken while filing his complaint despite facing military officers in the war-torn nation he fled who would threaten him with death for his human rights work there

A Philadelphia PA police sergeant has been charged with assault, unsworn falsification and abuse of office after he falsely arrested a Uhaul manager, who called police to report a truck he reported as stolen was found, for assaulting him but a video instead showed the officer ripping up a paper the manager had written his cruiser number on to file a complaint and then lifting him off the floor by his neck until he went limp. The officer was no stranger to complaints, the city settled a suit two years ago after he fatally shot a 15-year-old in questionable circumstances and had an altercation with a doctor at a mental facility early in his 21-year career. He’s been suspended with intent to dismiss

A Windsor Locks CT police sergeant has been arrested on allegations that he interfered with an investigation into a fatal accident his son, a cop, has been accused of causing while drunk even though police never tested him that night… even though video showed him drinking at a bar prior to the accident.

A Knox County TN deputy has been sentenced to 34 months in prison for stealing a crime victim’s ID and using that information to open fake credit accounts to buy furniture for herself.

A Louisville KY cop has been fired on 68 separate violations of departmental policies while she is facing a lawsuit filed by five separate people who claim that officer falsely arrested them then lied in her testimony at trial, claims which were part of that investigation.

A Connecticut state trooper and a Cromwell CT cop are the subject of a lawsuit claiming that the trooper stopped a man while off duty then ordered a Cromwell cop he called to arrest him even after the man explained he wasn’t drunk but had MS instead, which can be confused for intoxication. The man was then give two breathalyzer tests which showed a 0.0 BAC but the trooper insisted that he be charged anyway. The case was eventually nolled which means it will eventually be expunged from the man’s record.

An East St Louis IL police lieutenant has been suspended after he tried to get into a council meeting that he had been ordered to stay away from after he was accused of threatening a councilman during a previous council meeting while he was on duty. A Ball LA cop has pled guilty to theft of FEMA funds that occurred after a hurricane. As part of the plea deal he has agreed to testify against the police chief, mayor, and others who were also implicated.

Two Bernalillo County NM sheriff’s sergeants and a lieutenant who are members of the DWI unit are under investigation on allegations of timesheet fraud.

Two Prince George’s County MD cops have been suspended while under investigation on allegations that one of them allowed a former officer to use his police cruiser on multiple occasions and to determine how he got possession of the other officer’s uniform which he used to perform fake traffic stops and rob people.

A Clarksville TN police sergeant has been suspended while under investigation on allegations he sent threatening text messages to his son and another cop, though it appears as though the messages weren’t threats directed at either of the two.

A Henderson County TN deputy has been fired after a judge jailed him on a contempt charge for defying a court order demanding he give his wife certain pieces of property in their divorce case.

A Richwood LA cop has been fired for refusing to answer a call for assistance and other unspecified complaints.

A Floyd County GA cop has been sentenced to probation for slashing the tires of a truck he had chased which ended up belonging to his suspect’s uncle.

The sheriff of Washington County ME is requesting investigative files from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency involving at least two of his deputies who he suspects may have committed criminal acts while they were assigned to that agency.

A Shreveport LA cop is on leave while the subject of a criminal and internal investigation into an unspecified incident.

The Cherokee County NC Sheriff’s Office is the subject of an unspecified investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation.

The Fond du Lac WI police department is being sued by a reporter claiming the department is violating that state’s open records law by refusing to release a disciplinary investigation report involving a cop who received a 3 day suspension for slamming a handcuffed detainee’s head into a table.

The Hastings MN cop that had been forced to be rehired by an arbitrator who insisted that running down a suspect with a police cruiser was grounds for being fired and who was under investigation on allegations that he stole a $10 corkscrew from a restaurant, has been charged with theft over that incident which was apparently witnessed by an off-duty officer from a different department.

Six Fair Lawn NJ cops are the subject of a lawsuit alleging they used excessive force when they beat, kicked and maced a man on video in a holding cell. The man claims they attacked him for no reason when he went to zip up his sweater but officers claim it was because he put his hands in his pockets, pockets they searched three times before uncuffing him.

Anchorage AK has settled a lawsuit for $35,000 to a woman claiming an officer used excessive force when he used a hobbling device on her when he arrested her in her home on suspicion of drunk driving charges after she protested when he allegedly dragged her through dog shit.

San Joaquin County CA has settled a lawsuit for $130,000 to a 5-year-old girl and her mom who were hit by bullet fragments when a deputy shot their dog.

Canada – 2 Toronto Ontario cops who were investigated on allegations that they beat a man who was already beaten by other officers during a G20 protest are now the subject of another excessive force investigation.

A DeKalb County GA cop has been arrested on multiple statutory rape and child molestation charges involving a 15-year-old girl.

A Pennington County SD deputy has been fired and arrested on child pornography and sexual contact with a child charges.

A York County SC deputy is the subject of a lawsuit filed by the family of 74yr-old Holocaust survivor who was killed when struck by a deputy’s cruiser while he was out for one of his routine walks. The family claims the deputy failed to properly inspect his cruiser before taking it out because it had a non-functioning headlight.

Four Kansas City KS cops who are members of a SWAT team have been suspended after they were arrested, but not charged, by FBI agents following a sting operation triggered by unspecified complaints of misconduct and corruption. It’s rumored that the ongoing investigation involves allegations of thefts during raids.

A Jennings MO cop has been suspended while under investigation for firing at a fleeing car after the chase had been called off because an officer from another department spotted a baby inside that car.

A study of police records in Illinois indicated that only 44% of searches triggered by drug-sniffing police dogs actually ended up finding any drugs. Worst still is that only 27% of searches involving Hispanics resulted in drugs being found after the searches were the result of a hit from a drug dog, indicating that officers may be influencing their dogs to falsely signal for drugs due to bias. It is interesting to note that the Illinois State Police and Chicago Police Department refused to release records for the study.

A Pittsburgh PA cop has been convicted on multiple charges over a road rage incident where he broke a man’s window then punched and choked him after a minor fender bender.

A Warren Twp OH cop has been sentenced to probation for violating a protection order, but he still faces aggravated burglary charges.

A Pinal County AZ deputy who was involved in a controversial case where he claimed to have been shot by drug traffickers from Mexico that were never found has been fired after an investigation into claims he made to a reporter during an interview that included death threats on that reporter. The official reason for the disciplinary action is that the deputy lied to the reporter when he made those claims… which should make people wonder about that shooting case again perhaps, maybe?

A Louisville KY cop under investigation on allegations she falsely arrested multiple people and gave false testimony during trials is facing a lawsuit from 5 different people after three alleged victims asked to be added to an existing lawsuit filed by two others.

A New Orleans LA police sergeant who admitted that he lied to federal agents investigating the Glover shooting case during that trial has resigned over that admission.

A Montgomery County TN deputy has been arrested on forgery and official misconduct charges on allegations that he fraudulently claimed paid military leave that he wasn’t entitled to.

A Cottonwood Heights UT cop who once ran for sheriff and as a congressional candidate is now the subject of a criminal investigation into allegations that he was misusing a city-issued credit card.

A Lansing MI cop who was already arrested on allegations that he drove off from a gas station without paying for gas and 2 bottles of wine has now been charged with passing bad checks too.

The police chief of Liberty MO has been placed on indefinite leave for unspecified reasons and city officials refuse to discuss any circumstances involving that apparent disciplinary action.

A Bloomington IL cop has been suspended while investigated over an unspecified incident involving a student at a local elementary school.

A Sallisaw OK cop has been arrested on 31 larceny charges on allegations that he was, um, rustling cattle.

A St Louis MO cop is under investigation after a YouTube video surfaced apparently showing him beat a man several times with an metal ASP baton then pepperspraying him while he was working an off-duty security job at a gas station. The officer in question was the subject of two excessive force lawsuits in the past, one which is known to have ended in a settlement and the other is of unknown status but appears as though it settled too.

In Coquitlam British Columbia Canada, two RCMP Mounties have been charged with assault in an apparent excessive force case after a review of an alleged altercation with a driver during a traffic stop was conducted using audio from the police dash cameras.

A Fulton County GA deputy has been accused of shooting at a neighbor, barely missing him but hitting his pet dog in the head twice after tackling the neighbor’s son and accusing him of trying to break into their home.

An Ellwood PA cop is the subject of a lawsuit alleging he used excessive force when he threw a woman into a holding cell after questioning her and tore her rotator cuff with an audible pop. The suit also alleges that she was falsely arrested and the charges against her were dropped.

A Palatine IL cop who was working at a high school is the subject of a lawsuit along with the assistant principal of that school alleging they severely injured a student when they threw him over a chair then tackled him before handcuffing him for refusing to follow the asst principal to his office for an unspecified reason that the student claims was nothing more than his being targeted for being friends with a problem student.

A San Rafael CA cop has been suspended after arrested on allegations that he threatened a man with a gun at a restaurant while he was off-duty and then fled the scene.

A Weymouth MA cop has been charged with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14-years-old, but apparently still a minor. Police and other officials are refusing to release any details in this case but I suspect it won’t be pleasant.

A Little Rock AR cop along with a US Dept of Veterans Affairs cop and a Univ of Arkansas Medical School cop have all been indicted for conspiracy to rob an armored car along with two other people, one of which is accused of being involved in an armed robbery of an armored car a few years ago.

The now-former police chief of Brazil City IN who was fired in 2009 on a variety of misuse of funds allegations has been arrested and charged with misuse of funds and official misconduct on allegations he misused funds from a federal grant while he was chief.

An Elgin IL cop has been charged with domestic battery after an investigation into allegations that he struck his girlfriend.

Brookfield WI has settled a lawsuit for $7,500 to a woman who was arrested for openly carrying a holstered firearm to her church, which is legal in that state. However, police officials insist that the settlement is just the price they pay for arresting people for what they think the law should be, not what it is and they don’t plan on stopping that practice… which I guess means that open-carry activist will be arriving soon to get their share of the free taxpayer money the department will be handing out.

A San Leandro CA police K9 officer is under investigation after his police dog mauled a family’s pet dog at a park while being walked by someone other than the officer, which may be a policy violation. The dog that was mauled died a day later from the injuries.

The Pennsylvania State police have settled a free speech rights lawsuit filed by the ACLU by agreeing to stop issuing citations to people for swearing so long as the use of objectionable language isn’t done in a threatening manner.

An Akron OH cop has been sentenced to probation and must attend drug treatment after pleading guilty to felony steroid possession charges.

A Collier County FL deputy was cited for causing a 3-car accident after he hit a police cruiser which pushed that car into another while the deputy was distracted while using his dashboard computer. While there was property damage there were no injuries, fortunately.

A Manatee County FL deputy has been suspended for 26 days for leaving a bible passage that he called the “Obama Prayer” on a fellow deputy’s desk. That deputy felt it was a threat against the president as the verse said “Let his days be few, and let another take his office.”

A Bradenton FL cop has been fired while he’s still the subject of an unspecified internal investigation. While police refuse to say what the investigation is about they did say he was still in his first year on the force so was in a probationary period which means he could be fired for any reason.

An Ohio State patrol lieutenant has been demoted and transferred for conduct unbecoming and for being untruthful to investigators who were looking into allegations that he was having a sexual relationship with a person under his command.

A Fort Myers FL cop has been fired for being untruthful during an investigation into allegations that he was having on-duty sexual trysts with another man’s wife.

Shreveport LA police are being criticized by the ACLU for handcuffing and arresting two 6th grade students in school over their involvement in an every-day garden variety schoolyard fight that should have been handled the usual way, with in-school discipline, not criminal charges and frog marching 12-year-old kids in front of their peers.

Rocklin CA police are accused of using excessive force by multiple witnesses who attended a New Years Eve party where officers were partially caught on video, seen above, beating a man with a baton after tasering him as he, according to witnesses, laid face down in a fountain and didn’t resist. Police claim he was resisting and fighting officers while being arrested for assaulting his girlfriend but his girlfriend and some witnesses are contradicting the police version of events and that he even assaulted the girl during an argument.

Six Bethlehem PA cops are the subject of a lawsuit alleging that they falsely arrested a man after they were called to a domestic dispute that he wasn’t involved in and found a gun that wasn’t his in a car that didn’t belong to him. The man was later acquitted but not before being discharged from the National Guard.

A Barre VT cop has been arrested cop arrested on charges including burglary, trespass and resisting arrest on allegations that he broke into a neighbor’s apartment and stole their brand new television from under their Christmas tree while he was drunk. When police arrived the box for the television was outside of the officer’s apartment door but he demanded that the officers get a warrant before searching his apartment… however, when officers left they claim they saw him trying to throw the TV off of his balcony and they later heard a splash. When asked about it the officer said he threw it because he didn’t want stolen property in his home… but the officer pled not guilty to a judge and then told reporters at the court that they better not mention his name.

A Washington DC cop was arrested on multiple charges including resisting arrest and reckless endangerment after he was caught on surveillance cameras brandishing his duty firearm after threatening bouncers with a bottle when they told him to leave as they were closing. The officer then ran away when police arrived.

Seven Sanford FL cops are under investigation and the department’s police chief was forced to retire almost a month ahead of schedule over allegations that officers were trying to protect the son of a police lieutenant by not arresting him after he was caught on video assaulting two people.

A Pelham GA police captain and a sergeant chose to resign in a deal that allowed them to avoid prosecution for their alleged roles in an illegal gambling operation.

An Ohio State trooper has been arrested on drunk and disorderly charges and criminal damaging charges in an unspecified incident during a Browns vs Steelers game at the Cleveland Browns stadium. UPDATE: Apparently he was arrested for allegedly becoming belligerent when officers confronted him about throwing peanuts at them. The property damage charge stems from him breaking a holding cell door by kicking it open, breaking the latch.

Two Miami-Dade FL cops have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a drug dealer shakedown scheme. One of the officers was sentenced to 24 months in prison while the other recieved 21 months.

A Marblehead OH cop has been suspended after he was arrested for supplying a 19-year-old woman with alcohol in a motel room. However, he may also be facing sexual assault charges based on allegations being made by that woman.

A Shelby County IL deputy has been arrested on a felony aggravated domestic battery charge in an unspecified incident.

A Tampa FL cop has resigned after he was caught having sex while on duty in his police cruiser at a city park. Police had him under surveillance after receiving several complaints about his behavior.

An Indianapolis IN cop has been suspended pending an investigation after witnesses reported seeing his cruiser being driven erratically while he was off-duty. While the department hasn’t come out and said it, the allegations appear to indicate that they suspect he was drunk and an investigator responding to the complaints took his badge and gun after interviewing him at his house.

A Newton County GA deputy has been arrested on domestic violence related battery charges for a fight with an unspecified family member at a New Years Eve party.

A Schenectady NY cop has been charged on allegations that he falsely reported that there was a fight a bar on New Years when there wasn’t one. No word on why he allegedly did it.

A US study released recently indicates that at least 42% of cops who have been killed in vehicular accidents in last 30 years may have died because they weren’t wearing seat belts. It could not be determined if officers were or weren’t wearing seat belts in about

A Sandy Springs GA cop has filed a racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against that department claiming, in part, that he was simply following instructions given to him by his superior officers when he had sex with women during a sting operation on a massage parlor, just like all his fellow officers were doing as well. But that when he documented what he did in his reports he was disciplined with a 2-day suspension without pay, unlike his fellow officers who are white who received no discipline for the same.

our first quote of the week for this new year allegedly came from the Baltimore Maryland police commissioner’s spokesperson who, in a report that has since been rewritten, was quoted as saying that the kind of conduct by cops that has cost the city over $7 million in civil litigation costs in the last 2 and a half years is not going to change when he was asked about it by a reporter after a press conference where the police chief and the mayor absolutely refused to answer similar questions. However, since the article publishing that quote has been completely rewritten, removing that alleged quote, there’s no way to know for sure if that’s what he really said… though it seems to be a pretty accurate assessment based on how officials are completely refusing to discuss the issue.

Des Moines Washington police have released dashcam videos and audio of officers shooting someone’s pet Newfoundland along with the reports associated with the investigation that cleared the officers. In the video marked as being from police unit 521 you can hear the first gunshot at 14:18:44 followed by an officer shouting “niiice” shortly after the shot. Police say the dog was aggressive though Newfoundlands are known as a non-aggressive breed and, from the audio, it didn’t sound like they were too concerned about being attacked. I can’t embed the videos, but they’re all available for download here along with related PDFs from the investigation. This report is already in our database from 2010 so this won’t result in an update to our data, but it seemed important enough to mention.

A Jackson Mississippi cop apparently dropped his gun, causing it to discharge and apparently hit an unarmed man as he turned to run away. Officers arrived in the area reportedly in response to a shots fired call but the person they approached wasn’t involved. He was still charged with possession of marijuana and resisting arrest though.

An unspecified number of East St Louis Illinois cops are suspected of participating in a “blue flu” work stoppage when almost an entire shift called off sick an hour before they were due into work on New Years Eve. The union insists they really were sick because of stress related to council voting to lay off 16 officers combined with the recent change in weather. Department officials seem pretty wishy-washy about the whole thing.

An Albany Georgia cop has been suspended after being arrested by a Lee County deputy for illegally discharging his firearm to celebrate the new year.

A Medical College of Georgia cop has been arrested on drunk driving and hit & run charges in an unspecified incident… and yes, just about every organization seems to have their own sworn police force these days.

A Noblesville Indiana cop is on paid leave after he was arrested on drunk driving charges while off-duty.

Honolulu Hawaii police are being accused of detaining a public access television news crew and injuring their producer in the process of ripping a camera out of her hands and smashing it on their vehicle when they were stopped for trying to record video of President Obama while he was on vacation in that state.

The sheriff of Upshur County Texas, along with the county commissioner and a county judge, have been indicted by a grand jury on official oppression charges that stem from them banning all public commentary at county commission meetings and for kicking out one person who protested by taping his mouth shut.

A Galveston County Texas deputy was arrested on drunk driving charges on the same night that the assistant District Attorney was arrested on DUI charges as well, all during a publicized DUI crackdown operation.

Four Hamilton County OH deputies are the subject of a lawsuit alleging they tasered a man seven times and severely beat him after they pulled over on a suspected DUI stop and dragged him out of his car. The suit further alleges they then falsely arrested him even after they discovered he wasn’t drunk but was a diabetic suffering from extremely low blood sugar. In this case, a state trooper arrived as the man was begging the deputies to stop and began pulling the deputies away from the man they were beating because he feared for the man’s life and then reported what happened as being a case of excessive force. As a result the four deputies were disciplined and the charges against the man were dropped. A portion of the incident was captured on the trooper’s dashcam as shown above.

A Gadsen AL cop and the Etowah County AL sheriff’s dept are the subject of a lawsuit alleging that the Gadsen cop severely beat a man he arrested on DUI charges while he was cuffed at the jail and after he was informed by a jail nurse that he wasn’t drunk but a diabetic suffering from excessively high blood sugar. The suit goes on to allege that all of this was captured on video and that deputies at the jail did nothing to stop the assault as the man begged for help and suffered broken teeth and bones as well as several lacerations that required stitches.

Quinton OK police claim they don’t know how a man they arrested on public intoxication, misdemeanor possession, and resisting arrest charges ended up with a blunt head injury that killed him three days later and now the FBI has launched an investigation into the death.

Ecorse MI has been ordered by a judge to pay $215,000 to a family who sued over a violent wrong door drug raid that was intended for the home next door.

The Grand Traverse County MI sheriff’s department has been forced by an arbitrator to rehire two deputies who were fired and criminally convicted for failing to arrest a cop suspected of driving while intoxicated.

A Lewis County MO deputy has been arrested on a statutory rape charge involving a 15-year-old girl he allegedly had sex with in July of last year.

Sanford FL police are being investigated on allegations they were protecting a police lieutenant’s son by not arresting him even after a video came out showing him sucker punch a homeless man from behind without provocation, resulting in that man being hospitalized. A warrant for his arrest was finally filed today but not by the Sanford police.

Three New Orleans LA cops were arrested in one night in unrelated incidents. Two of the officers were arrested on drunk driving charges while the third was arrested for illegal use of a weapon related to a domestic violence incident.

A Plattville WI cop has been sentenced to 1 year in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to allegations she turned her home into a crack house and was doing crack while on-duty.

A Havre de Grace MD cop has been suspended with pay while that officer is the subject of an unspecified internal investigation.

A Lansing MI cop has been charged with theft by false pretenses on allegations he intentionally drove off from a gas station without paying for gas and 2 bottles of wine.

A Cincinnati OH police lieutenant has been transferred to the records department after he was caught having sex with his girlfriend in an unmarked cruiser that was parked at police headquarters.

Three Baltimore MD cops are accused of excessive force when they beat an apparently innocent man then falsely arrested him on on resisting arrest charges. They allegedly followed that up by barging into another man’s home across the street from that incident and arrested him for witnessing what happened, but later released him without charging him.

Two Portland OR cops who have been accused of hospitalizing a man in an alleged excessive force incident that nearly killed him appear to have quite an extensive history of alleged misconduct including excessive force and even one incident where one of the officers tied a gorilla suit to the front of his cruiser while he was watching over a dance attended by minorities.

Las Vegas Nevada police apparently broadcast a city-wide “officer safety alert” describing a man, his car, and detailing his name and address all because officers apparently saw him filming them while they were conducting an arrest. The man who recorded it also happened to record the police radio alert about himself as well and posted about it on a discussion board… since when was recording police an “officer safety” issue?

A Parkersburg WV cop has been placed on paid leave after he was fired thanks to a civil employee review board that ruled stealing confiscated property and downloading porn on departmental computers wasn’t sufficient misconduct to merit being fired. The city is appealing the ruling calling it absurd.

The police chief of Palm Springs FL has apologized for uttering homophobic slurs that he once claimed he didn’t utter during a sting operation targeting that was targeting members of the gay community for allegations of public sex.

A Beaumont TX police lieutenant received a pre-trial diversion program in a deal that will wipe his drunk driving charges off his record after a year’s probation.

A Fort Worth TX cop was arrested on a drunk driving charge after striking a concrete median divider with his car while off-duty.

the police chief of Perry UT has been charged with disorderly conduct on allegations that he verbally abused and threatened Walmart employees who asked to see his receipt as he was leaving the store because he had unbagged items in his cart.

Wichita Kansas has settled a wrongful death suit for $300,000 to the family of a man who was killed when a police cruiser collided with his car while the officer was speeding without his emergency lights or siren activated.

Four Portland Oregon cops are being accused of using excessive force on a man who had to be hospitalized after he claims he was an innocent bystander when the officers took him to the ground, beat him, and tasered him three times including once in the neck on Christmas Eve when police were responding to a call about a fight at a club. The man is actually the second grandson of a local pastor involved in a questionable use of force case, the other was 15 when he was beaten and tasered between 6-12 times by police after he escaped from home even after his grandmother had informed police he was severely autistic. The man was in town from Arizona where he’s a straight A student studying sports medicine.

Three South Bend Indiana cops are accused of using excessive force on a man they dragged from a car when they suspected he was involved in a minor accident with a parked disabled truck that didn’t appear to have any damage. Police say they found the man passed out and he punched and kicked the officers when they tried to arrest him but witnesses who live in nearby homes claim the man never got up after cops drug him from his car and that they saw officers washing off large amounts of blood from their hands and boots after they beat and tasered the man several times. He suffered a facial fracture and doesn’t remember what happened.

A Houston County Georgia deputy is the subject of a lawsuit filed by a man claiming the deputy used excessive force and when he tasered him for asking why his son was pulled over and then threatened to be tasered again when he complained of having chest pains.

An Ohio State Patrol Lieutenant Colonel who was second in command has retired while he was under investigation into allegations that he interfered with an investigation into a trooper who was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl.

A Montgomery County Maryland police sergeant will have to repay $5,000 of the $10,000 that she wrongfully claimed for hours she didn’t work after she pled guilty to payroll fraud charges.

a Coral Springs Florida cop was suspended for one week without pay over his arrest on drunk driving charges in Nevada, charges that were later dropped when prosecutors there failed to send their files to his defense attorneys within the time limit required.

East Haven Connecticut police, already the subject of a federal investigation, are being blamed for what appears to be a mass exodus of that city’s Hispanic population due to claims of persistent and systemic racially motivated harassment, abuse, and false arrests. Some Hispanic community groups are claiming that about half of that city’s Hispanic population has already fled, causing businesses to fail, and many more are planing to leave. The article also mentions that some criminal charges are expected soon as a result of that ongoing federal investigation into these allegations.

The Charleston Gazette in West Virginia has published the first part of a 3-part newspaper series studying the issue of gypsy cops, departments of last resort and the circumstances that allow officers to jump from one department to another repeatedly when confronted with allegations of misconduct or potential disciplinary actions. It’s a good read overall to help understand the issue and the research done to support the article found that 166 officers jumped around between four or more departments within the last 14 years and details at least 13 who jumped between departments under a cloud of misconduct allegations within the last two years.

Two Cheektowaga New York cops are being accused of using excessive force against an innocent couple they mistook as shoplifting suspects inside a mall. Witnesses and the couple claim the officers were overly aggressive from the start and they threatened the woman, asking her if she was “resisting too?” after beating and tasering the man she was with.

at least two Lee County South Carolina deputies are under investigation after a news crew caught them hanging out at a nightclub while they were the only two deputies on duty that night. When confronted the deputies covered their faces and sped off.

An Owsley County KY deputy is the subject of a lawsuit and a federal investigation which may lead to charges on allegations that he beat a man in the face with a retractable metal baton, breaking his eye socket, and sprayed him with mace after he was cuffed in front of several witnesses then arrested him on false charges. Witnesses say the beating was unprovoked.

A Booneville KY cop who was also at the event listed above is the subject of a federal and state investigation into allegations that he failed to stop that deputy from beating his victim and refused to assist him when he was injured.

118 people so far have filed claims to portions of a $3,000,000 settlement to a class action lawsuit involving alleged abused by the now-disbanded Minnesota Metro Gang Task Force that included illegal seizures of property, illegal searches, false arrests, and excessive force in addition to other allegations. The committee responsible for that task force comprised of officers from different agencies insists that a $3,000,000 settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing.

A now-former Mt San Jacinto College CA police chief has been sentenced to one year in jail on multiple charges including bribery, destruction of evidence and perjury involving a towing scam.

A Providence RI cop has received a suspended sentence after his no contest plea over his role in a drug ring that resulted in three other cops being indicted as well.

A Forest City IA cop has been fired over an unspecified on duty incident but officials won’t say why because his union has filed a grievance on his behalf.

A Sleepy Eye MN cop has been fired for a drunk driving incident that happened nearly a year ago.

The police chief of Grantsville UT had to pay a fine after he pled guilty to a poaching charge for killing a deer on private property. I was on the fence about adding this one but I guess it was a criminal charge so it applies.

An Illinois State trooper was sentenced to probation and a fine in a plea deal to a misdemeanor charge for lying on a report she filed about a motorist she stopped who had a suspended license that she let go without arresting. Her report falsely claimed that she allowed another person to drive the car when she let him go.

Cops and Women...there might be prior issues in play

An Albuquerque NM police detective has been arrested on allegations that he punched his girlfriend in face during an argument over taxes.

A Danville IN assistant police chief has pled guilty to battery charges for breaking into a house and assaulting his estranged wife’s boyfriend, injuring her in the process.

A Franklin IN cop has been charged with battery and official misconduct for groping a female informant’s genitals and calling another officer’s attention to her genital piercing in a disparaging manner while he was wiring her up for a sting operation.

San Juan County WA settled a lawsuit for $75,000 to a woman who was tackled, tasered, and then arrested on false charges when she refused to allow deputies to search her home after they were called for a domestic disturbance and had arrived after the man involved had left. The search they performed anyway was deemed illegal and didn’t turn up any evidence of any crime.

A Columbus NM cop has been indicted on a stalking charge for sending disturbing cellphone images of him holding a gun to his mouth to his ex-girlfriend that he also allegedly harassed at her place of work.

A Haverhill MA cop is on leave after being arrested on assault and battery charges involving a domestic dispute with wife.

Cops and Kids...run children! Run!

Houston TX police have been forced by an arbitrator to rehire 1 of the seven officers who were fired recently after they were caught on video kicking and beating a 15-year-old burglary suspect long after he had given up and complied with commands. The arbitrator ruled that kicking a compliant suspect wasn’t sufficient grounds for dismissal and ordered the department to give him back pay as well.