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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-05-12

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  1. Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, September 5, 2012:
    • Youngstown, Ohio: Two deputies [William Horn, Kip Danks] have been placed on leave while there is an investigation going on into a deputy that was caught on video beating an inmate [Duniek Christian]. “I was horrified when I seen the film. Somebody’s going to have to pay the consequences of what happened there,” said the Mahoning County Sheriff.
    • Nogales, Arizona: A federal lawsuit has been filed against the police department for allegedly shooting a stun gun at a disabled man [Diego Lerma] in a department store. The man says police used excessive force after he suffered a seizure. The lawsuit claims the man wasn’t fully aware of his surroundings when they used the stun gun. A woman working at the time disagreed with they way officers responded. “They should first investigate what’s wrong with a person because he could’ve died after all shocks they gave him.”
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An officer [Erin K. Lelinski] was suspended for 30 days for drunk driving and being involved in a crash while he was off-duty.
    • Jackson, Mississippi: A police officer [Richard McGahey] was indicted for allegedly accepting a bribe in exchange for granting a field release for a suspect. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years behind bars.
    • Union City, California: A police officer [Sean Mace] resigned from the force after being convicted of a misdemeanor count of lewd or dissolute conduct in public, authorities said. He exposed himself to two women in their home, and they filed a complaint, which led to his arrest.
    • Dartmouth, Massachusetts: A detective [Robert Levinson] was arrested for allegedly blackmailing his 37-year-old stepdaughter into having sex with him.
    • Simi Valley, California: An off-duty officer [Jeffrey Sweet] was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing a pickup into a utility pole, house, and retaining wall. The truck came to a stop upside-down on the side of the road. [homeowner/victim = Jean Donato]
    • Richland County, North Dakota: A lawsuit was filed against the Sheriff’s office claiming two of its deputies [Dan Wise, Steve Gjerdevig] used excessive force on three young men [Adam Nelson, Christopher Miranowski, Derek Grund] during a traffic stop last year.
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