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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-16-13

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  1. Here are the 12 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, April 16, 2013:
    • Secane, Pennsylvania: A man [Samuel Mirra Jr.] has filed assault and civil rights claims in federal court against a police officer [Daniel Fynes], alleging he was brutally beaten during a traffic stop and required two rounds of hospitalization.
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico: A man [David Vega] filed suit after two officers [Yoki Maurx, Michael Harrison] entered his home without a warrant, claiming it was an emergency because they had seen vomit outside the house. A judge threw out the charges and agreed with the man that the police department had no right to go into the home without permission or a warrant. “It’s our understanding that the court dismissed the case because she felt the search was illegal under the United States constitution,” said the District Attorney.
    • Minneapolis, Minnesota: The city agreed to settle a lawsuit involving the police shooting of two dogs for $225,000. SWAT members [not identified] executed a search warrant on a home, looking for a weapon. They shot the homeowner’s[James Keten, Aisah Keten] two dogs. The lawsuit says that the 3-year-old daughter was sitting feet away from the dogs when they were shot. The weapon was never found and no arrests were made.
    • Streetsboro, Ohio: A police officer [Steven W. Clark, 35, employed by Village of Windham] was arrested for felony theft. Detectives say they determined that he was involved in the theft of $16,480.59 from Lowe’s.
    • Des Plaines, Illinois: Thirteen police officers [not identified] were suspended after allegations surfaced that they intentionally misrepresented their work hours to receive overtime from federal grant funding. Suspensions will range from 7 to 60 days, and some officers will be ordered to make restitution ranging from $184 to $787. [Commander Timothy Veit, 55, plead guilty to charges]
    • Escambia County, Florida: A woman [Jackie Rosenbloom] who was shot five times by deputies is now suing the sheriff [David Morgan] and four deputies [Jeremy Cassady, Sam Parker, Chad Brown, Melony Peterson]. She was taken hostage in her home by a former boyfriend [Philip Monier, 49], and was being used by him as a shield when deputies opened fire. The shooting was ruled as justified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney.
    Good article here: "Deputy Josh Hendershott, a senior officer on the way to the scene, instructed Cassady and the other three deputies to withdraw and not fire their weapons, according to the suit.​
    Hendershott arrived and was heard on the 911 tape telling Cassady to “shut ... up,” according to the suit.But Hendershott had to leave the room to calm down his K9, which had become agitated and uncontrollable.​
    • Denver, Colorado: Another police officer [Scott Kida] is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a domestic-violence victim has resigned. The 14-year-veteran skirted potential discipline by resigning.
    • Merryville, Louisiana: The police chief [James Fowler] pleaded guilty to abusing his office by falsifying arrest documents after going to Texas to find drugs on a woman whom he had released after a traffic stop. He was given a suspended three-year prison term, 60 days in jail, three years probation and $1,500 in fines.
    • Little Rock, Arkansas: A police officer [Natasha Sims] has been fired after two internal investigations that the police chief says found the officer committed multiple violations, including misconduct.
    • Update: Atlanta, Georgia (First reported 02-28-13): A now-former state trooper [Donald Crozier] accused in a crash that killed a woman [Kathy Porter, 55] has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and reckless driving. Officials say he failed to use due regard when traveling through an intersection before the accident.
    • Whitley County, Indiana: A detective [Charles Vogely] was arrested for drunk driving after someone called 911 to report they saw a man stumble to his truck. He faces a charge of operating while intoxicated.
    • Update: Murray County, Tennessee (First reported 03-28-13): A second former officer [Joshua Lamar Greeson] has pleaded guilty to obstructing a civil rights investigation connected to a former judge. He was fired for lying during the investigation and now awaits sentencing. [supervisor Michael Henderson previously fired, case concerned traffic stop, arrest & search of Angela Garmley, Jason Southern]
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