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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-17-13

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  1. Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, April 17, 2013:
    • Newark, New Jersey: A 17-year veteran [Johnathan Taylor, 41] was indicted this morning on charges he set his SUV on fire and then filed a fraudulent insurance claim. If convicted of the charges, he faces up to 10 years in prison on each charge.
    • Asheville, North Carolina: The police department is investigating several of its officers [four officers, not named] after cell phone video surfaced of a suspect [ Roberto Ayala, 20] allegedly being tased while in handcuffs.
    • Bedford, Massachusetts: A high-ranking police official [Richard Meltz, 65] and a librarian [Robert Christopher Asch, 61] were charged in a plot to kidnap, torture, and kill women and children, federal prosecutors say. According to the criminal complaint, the men allegedly discussed the plot with the cooperating witness to help him commit these crimes against his wife and some of her relatives.
    • Price, Utah: A police officer [Robert Iain Walker, 33] has been sentenced to jail for defrauding his car insurance company. In addition to jail, he gets three years’ probation and must pay $22,000 in restitution. He pleaded guilty in the case.
    • Update: Anne Arundel County, Maryland (First reported 03-22-13): Police said that no criminal charges will be filed against an officer [not identified] who placed a camera in a boys’ restroom at a high school. The officer involved in the incident remains on administrative leave.
    • Riverside County, California: An off-duty sheriff’s deputy [Brett Thomas Pendleton, 36] suspected of threatening two highway patrol officers as they were detaining him on suspicion of drunken driving and then damaging their patrol car is on paid administrative leave from his job.
    • San Diego County, California: The County and a detective [Michelle Craig] might be liable for using excessive force and conspiring against a deputy’s ex-girlfriend [Michelle Cameron] with a “SWAT-like” raid of her home. On the claim, the court said the force used was “clearly intimidating.” It concluded that the girlfriend is entitled to a trial to prove her claim that the “raid” tactics were used to gain the upper hand in custody mediation.
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