Cop Crimes: Weekly Roundup – December 13-20, 2010

In the last week:

Broward Co FL deputy sentenced for raping cuffed detainee during transport between jails

Anaheim CA cop sentenced for sexually assaulting 2 illegal immigrants & harassing 3rd, all on-duty

4 Waveland MS cops sued for tasering pregnant woman & breaking her nose

Lebanon IN cop caught for groping women at a bar, battery, and for pointing gun at man’s chest when confronted

Statesville NC police officer shot estranged wife in driveway then shot himself in murder-suicide

Granby CO police officer fired and charged with sexual exploitation of child

Santa Rosa Co FL deputy sentenced for 3 counts of sexual battery of his adopted daughter. faces more charges

St Tammany Parish LA sheriff’s lieutenant convicted of aggravated incest for sexually assaulting 17yr-old relative

2 Glendale CA cops sued, had affair with man’s wife and conspired to arrest man on false charge

Berkeley MO cop charged w/sodomy, rape, and endangerment of child

Duxbury MA cop sentenced for assault & battery and threatening girlfriend w/gun

Indianapolis IN cop investigated for hitting woman w/patrol car after she confronted him about leaving kids in car

Aurora CO police sgt on paid vacation after caught with child pornography, sexually exploiting children

Colonie NY cop resigns after pleading guilty to breaking wife’s nose in DV incident, to be sentenced to probation

Texas State trooper sentenced to probation for slamming woman’s face into concrete wall

US Customs & Border Patrol officer repeatedly sexually assaulted girl for over 4 years

Phoenix AZ police sgt fired for racial slurs

Minden LA cop takes plea deal to juvenile cruelty charge for rape & molestation of 15yr-old

Denver CO cop caught on camera bullying disabled woman is already subject of 2 other excessive force lawsuits

Philadelphia PA police officer convicted on multiple sex charges w/girl that began when she was 12

Las Cruces NM cop & Sunland Park NM cop under investigation for using taser on IHOP patron during off-duty dispute

South Lake Tahoe CA cops accused of using excessive force on homeschool kid ordered to be at school then denied entry

Bensalem PA police sgt with Special Victim’s Unit sexually assaults female EMT that worked with him

Olathe KS police officer sentenced to probation in plea deal for regularly beating wife with belt (registration req)

Fulton County GA deputy charged with misdemeanor sexual battery for “inappropriate touching” of woman

Derby CT cop sued by Parking Authority director alleging cop, who is PA chairman, assaulted him in hall after meeting

Newnan GA cop sentenced for molestation and enticement of child

Charleston WV police captain charged w/harassment & battery involving 2 Bob Evans waitresses, reitred w/full benefits

Henry County VA deputy takes Alford plea to obstruction charge for lying to grand jury, sentenced to probation

University of Tennessee researchers suggest police should be allowed to be corrupt, gives them incentive to do jobs

Washington DC police department accused of failing to calibrate breathalyzer machines for at least 10 years

Houston & Harris Co TX cops caught on tape threatening to find reasons to arrest cabbie who called for help

Austin TX police sued by man injured when hit by patrol car that ran stop while cop was texting on mobile computer

Kern Co CA deputy violates restraining order by woman he threatened with gun

Barrow County GA police officer fired after beating wife

3 Bexar Co TX deputies under investigation for allegations they tasered & beat man w/flashlights during DUI arrest

Niagra Falls NY cop indicted on assault charge for giving woman concussion ruptured eardrum in DV incident

Pinal County AZ deputy w/ history of misconduct investigated for abusing detainee who didn’t speak english

Indianapolis IN civilian complaint board ruled cop used excessive force on 15yr-old, contradicts police board ruling

Clayton County GA police officer under investigation after murdering family’s golden retriever in their yard

St Louis MO police detective sentenced to 27mo in jail for role in towing fraud scandal

Chicago IL cop sued for beating and falsely arresting man while working as security at McDonalds

Jacksonville FL sheriff’s officer arrested on criminal mischief charge for vandalizing fellow cop’s personal car

Seguin TX police officer to plead guilty to evidence tampering related to solicitation of a minor allegations

Killeen TX police officer suspended indefinitely after investigation into unspecified violations, may face charges

Pawtucket RI police officer arrested for pulling a gun on motorist during road rage incident

3 Broward Co FL deputies arrested on felony charges, 1 for sex w/inmate & 2 related to jail contraband

6 New Orleans LA high-ranking officers reassigned while investigated for roles in Glover case in wake of trial

7 Los Angeles County CA deputies suspended while investigated for roles in Christmas party brawl that left 2 injured

New York NY cop found guilty by jury on multiple charges for role in $1mil armed robbery of perfume warehouse

Memphis TN police officer arrested on domestic assault with bodily harm charge over unspecified allegations

Washington County OH sheriff’s captain suspended while under investigation for unspecified “improprieties”

Cottonwood AZ cop to face disciplinary action after K9 had to be euthanized due to heat distress when left in cruiser

6 Fort Worth TX police officers fired for altering traffic tickets to fraudulently get overtime on fed grant program

Arcade GA police officer subject of suit alleging he issued false citations when reason for traffic stop questioned

Taylorsville UT police sued by female officer claiming sexual harassment & retaliation for complaining

Florida State trooper arrested for DUI on-duty after going to courthouse to call for help when she hit curb w/cruiser

Billings MT police officer arrested on drunk driving charges after stopped for speeding while off-duty

Marco Island FL cop with history of excessive force complaints fired for inaccurate report about violent arrest

Gary IN cop suspended 2 years & fined by police board over allegations he took other cop’s gun then lied about it

Miami FL police officer in gang unit arrested by the FBI for fencing stolen goods

Harris County TX deputy caught with 2 kilos of cocaine in sting targeting fake cops robbing dealers

Maryland State natural resources police officer fines 2 good samaritans for saving deer from icy water w/o lifejacket

Broward County FL sheriff’s cmdr suspended 15days w/o pay for giving arrested NFL player preferential treatment

St Martinville LA cop sentenced to 3yrs for stealing guns, cash & drugs from evidence to support gambling habit

Springfield MA police officer given drunk driving & leaving the scene of an accident w/injuries charges

Proctor MN deputy police chief pleads guilty to felony charges related to theft of evidence from pharmacy robbery

Monterey TN police chief sentenced to 4 years jail in plea deal & must repay $29k he stole from department

Eastern Pike Regional PA police sued claiming they refused to help when man stopped breathing after beaten & cuffed

Ashland IL settles suit accusing police chief & other official of mocking & pantsing employee because of disabilities

Brown County IN sheriff’s sgt faces disciplinary action for failing to clean evidence from old jail before demolished

Durham NC police officer arrested on drunk driving charge, is his second DUI since Nov 2009

San Diego CA police union apologizes for frivolous lawsuits costing taxpayers $8.3mil, cost union $2.8mil

Cameron County TX deputy pleads guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for helping smuggle weapons into Mexico

New York NY cops sued for tackling & comitting lawyer after mistaking smoke break outside 12′ high window for suicide

Long Beach CA cops admit they never announced selves before fatally shooting man holding water nozzle mistaken for gun

Hickory NC cop on desk duty after arrested on drunk driving charge for hitting mailbox & tree while off-duty

Glendale AZ cop resigns & is stripped of ability to work as cop for 6mo over his role in Oregon bar fight

Macomb County MI sheriff’s detective takes plea deal to official misconduct charge, dropping fraud & forgery charges

Woodward OK cop under investigation after admitting in court that he stole meth from evidence & gave it to wife

Detroit MI police officer indicted on federal wire and bank fraud charges for role in mortgage fraud scheme

Frankfort KY police officer resigns after arrested on DUI charge when stopped after almost hitting another car

Oklahoma City OK settles suit for $30k to woman arrested in front of grandchildren due to typo on arrest report

Ohio State Patrol asst superintendent suspended while investigated for conduct related to probe against other cop

Cumberland Co NC deputy gets probation after guilty plea to obtaining property by false pretense for double-dipping

Douglasville GA police & court sued by ACLU on behalf of woman arrested for refusing to take off hajib in courthouse

Bangor PA police chief fired a week after placed on a 30day suspension, officials refuse to disclose information

Norfolk VA police review policy after student brought to school in cuffs because cop mistakenly thought he was truant

Brooklyn IN town marshal arrested on felony forgery, intimidation and official misconduct charges after rehired

Nashville TN cop convicted of making false statements while buying guns to be smuggled to Guatemala while an officer

Louisville KY cop fired for dishonesty & interfering w/an officer after 6yr investigation into embezzling allegations

Modesto CA cop charged w/drunk driving after crashing jeep down embankment, had .20 BAC & open containers in car

Minneapolis MN settles suit for $80k to cop claiming he was removed from Metro Gang Task Force for reporting abuses

Memphis TN police forget about consent order filed in ’78 restricting police practices of political spying

Fruitland Park FL police chief on paid leave and faces criminal official misconduct charges over fake college degrees

Kileen TX cop indicted for social security fraud after fired last week over unspecified internal investigation

Wood Co WV sheriff sued by ex-deputy claiming he was fired in retaliation for giving FBI video in brutality case

Red Bank TN cop fired & 2 others suspended for unauthorized search of home with bounty hunter without a warrant

Pemberton Twp NJ cop fired after sentenced to probation for theft by deception over phony reimbursement vouchers

Evansville IN cop & ex-Vanderburgh County deputy under investigation for fighting while drinking at police lodge

4,058 local, state & federal law enforcement agencies accused of gathering data on US citizens never accused of crime

Thanks to David at Injustice Everywhere for providing daily tracking of police misconduct — please visit Injustice Everywhere and consider donating.

These are only the reported incidents; the vast majority go unreported. The frequency of cop crimes is similar every week. Do the numbers. It is not just a “few bad apples”; the barrel is rotten. For daily updates, follow InjusticeNews on twitter. For past weekly Cop Crimes archives, see here.

Further Reading:
The Myth of Police Protection
Why the Police Exist
How to Record the Police
How to Fuck the Police
Dealing with Crime in a Free Society (Without State Police)
Alternatives in a World Without Police

Personal Safety and Self-Defense Resources:
The Gun Source
Self-Defense Products
Mixed Martial Arts Training

  • Matt

    Wow, this is just a single week?

    But I thought its just a few cops? The rest are good, right?

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