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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-13-13

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  1. Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, February 13, 2013:
    • Honea Path, South Carolina: A police officer [Joel Sweatt, 44] was charged with causing a two-vehicle accident. He was backing a truck across the highway when he was hit by a car. [victim: James C. Simmons, 30]
    • Newton Falls, Ohio: The village council voted unanimously to terminate the police chief [John Kuivila] amid an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment made by a female employee. The measure was passed as an emergency “to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community.”
    • Greenville, South Carolina: The family of a man shot [Wesley Kyle Swilling, 31] and killed by officers [not named] is filing a wrongful death suit. The family’s attorney said, “They didn’t fire any warning shots. There was no effort, apparently, on the part of the officers to ascertain whether he was, in fact, a threat to them.” He was shot seven times. [apparently lawsuit is not yet filed]
    • Box Elder County, Utah: A sheriff’s deputy [Scott Womack, 37] accused of sexually assaulting women during a series of traffic stops has reached a plea agreement that could land him in state prison for up to five years.
    • Kettering, Ohio: A police officer [Douglas Stewart, 43] remains on paid administrative leave after being found guilty of misdemeanor assault [happened at Baum Opera House, Miamisburg].
    • Salem, Ohio: A police officer [Gary Poage] charged with drunk driving is on unpaid leave. Police charged the patrolman with operating a vehicle under the influence.
    • Selmer, Tennessee: A police officer [Quinton Garland] has been charged with domestic assault; he is accused of throwing his girlfriend to the floor and then grabbing her by the neck during an argument. According to a Lieutenant, the police are taking the accusations very seriously. He has put on suspension without pay pending the investigation. [not clear if the Jennifer Fernandez mentioned/quoted in the article is the victim/girlfriend]
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