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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-31-12

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  1. Here are the 12 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, August 31, 2012:
    • Sarasota, Florida: An officer (Scott Patrick) is on administrative leave after punching a suspect (Jason B. Dragash, 29) in the head 10 times and then choking him unconscious during an arrest.
    • Lincoln County, West Virginia: The sheriff (Jerry Bowman) pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, two years of supervised release, and given a fine of $5,000. “Today proves that no matter who violates our election law, regardless of party of position, there will be an investigation and those who are guilty will be brought to justice,” said Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.
    • Update: Washington D.C.: The former D.C. officer (David Cephas) who pleaded guilty to charges related to falsifying logs of District speed cameras was sentenced to two years of probation.
    • Terre Haute, Indiana: A police officer (Mbudi Maloba) is facing drunk driving charges after an off-duty car crash. His blood alcohol content was .22, almost three times the legal limit. He was off-duty when he crashed into another car.
    • Monroe, Washington: A former Washington State Patrol trooper (Jeffrey Muren, 37) was sentenced Wednesday to a month in jail after pleading guilty to assaulting his wife earlier this year. His wife reported that he pointed a loaded gun at her, and also hit and choked her. He told officers that he did not remember the incident, but that he did not think his wife would lie about it.
    • Grant County, West Virginia: A man (Dylan Riggleman) reached a settlement in a civil rights suit he filed against a former deputy sheriff he claims raped him following an arrest for driving under the influence. (Defendants Grant County Sheriff Art Puffenbarger and former Deputy Tony Dixon Cooper)
    • Madison County, Tennessee: A deputy (Jay Wyatt, age 22) resigned rather than face a disciplinary hearing after he tested positive for marijuana during a random drug screening.
    • Los Angeles, California: At least five LAPD officers are under investigation in the death of a woman who suffocated after an officer stomped on her genital area and others used additional force to take her into custody. [officers not named]
    • Newton, Massachusetts: The police chief [Matthew Cummings] has been suspended and faces firing over comments he made to women that were deemed “boorish, disrespectful and insulting.” An independent investigator concluded that he made the derogatory remarks.
    • Weatherford, Oklahoma: Police officers have been accused of making four Southwestern Oklahoma State University students crawl back to an apartment or face arrest for public intoxication. A police captain said that if the allegations are true, the police chief will take the necessary disciplinary actions. [from News On 6: The police department says after investigating, it suspended patrolman Austin Ellis for two weeks, without pay, and demoted Kyle Bridges, Travis Ratcliffe and Ryan Sweeden from the rank of Sergeant back to Patrolman.]
    • Corpus Christi, Texas: An ex-officer [Robert McChester Jr.] was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for having an improper sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. Authorities say that he knew that is how old she was when the relationship started.
    • Brazoria, Texas: A deputy [Jason Burrows] was accused of inappropriately touching female drivers he pulled over on traffic stops. He was charged with four counts of official oppression after two women came forward about incident.
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