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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02-14-13

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  1. Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, February 14, 2013:
    • Cottage Grove, Oregon: The mother [Deanna Travis] of an elementary school student who says local police [Detective Phil Beach, officer Scott Shepard] coerced her 10-year-old son into confessing to alleged sex offenses is suing the police department and the school district. She says in the lawsuit that she previously told the school district that her son was not allowed to be interviewed by police without her being present.
    • Kingsville, Texas: A now-former police corporal [David Cerda, 41] was indicted on a charge of continual sexual abuse of a child under 14-years old.
    • Trenton, New Jersey: An officer [Mylon Kelsey] will go before a grand jury to determine if he is to be indicted on an aggravated assault charge for his alleged role in a bar [TriNaNog Bar, Hamilton Avenue, Trenton] brawl. Prosecutors say that he beat a man with a flashlight outside of a bar while off-duty. [civil suit also names Officers Jason Astbury, Frederick Bender, Thomas Connell, Michael Schiaretti; injured victims were Max Bruno, Jonathan O’Donnell, Brian Pagano, Richard Wood]
    • Bozeman, Montana; A judge has found that police intentionally erased a portion of an audio recording made during a welfare check on a man [Soheil Jesse Verdi] who claims officers [Sgt. Greg Megargel and officer Marek Ziegler] used excessive force on him. He said he will instruct a jury that the missing audio “would be relevant and favorable to some or all of the plaintiff’s claims of excessive force.”
    • Update: Sarasota, Florida: An officer [Scott Patrick] who was fired after being caught on camera punching a man [Jason B. Dragash, 29] in the face will not be charged with a crime.
    • Fort Lauderdale, Florida: An officer [Jason Hersh] copped a plea for an alleged unlawful arrest outside a convenience store. More than three years after the incident, it cost him his badge. He will serve 12 months probation. [victim: Lee Ferrell, 26]
    • Volusia County, Florida: A deputy [Brian Nardiello] has been suspended after being arrested on grand-theft charges. He is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a homeowner’s association [Trailwood Home Owners Association].
    • Update: Seattle, Washington: A police lieutenant [Donnie Lowe, 46] who was charged with violating a domestic-violence court order reached an agreement that could lead to charges being dropped. The officer has a checkered history with the department. [victim: wife Nanette Lowe]
    • Knoxville, Tennessee: Administrators haven’t decided yet if an officer [Benjamin McVay, 29] involved in a crash will face a citation for running a red light. [victim: Jon Lomax, 49]
    • Update: Schaumburg, Illinois: A lawsuit against the village of Schaumburg claims that two police officers [Terrance O'Brien, Matthew Hudak] recently accused of corruption improperly raided a man’s [Kelley Altom, 41] home as part of a pattern of illegal conduct allowed by the department.
    • Boone County, Missouri: A $2.7 million dollar lawsuit was filed; the plaintiffs [Allan Rodgers , Gregory Allan Rodgers , Raymond D'Sean Franklin, Robert Dewayne Franklin] are citing constitutional violations regarding unreasonable searches, freedom of speech, privacy, wrongful seizure, right to bear arms, and due process. The officers [Brian Liebhart, Thomas Quintana, Lloyd Simons, Mark Brotemarkle and others] deny all of their allegations. [also sued: Prosecuting attorney Daniel K Knight; link to lawsuit: Rodgers et al v. Knight et al]
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