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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 09-21-12

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  1. Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, September 21, 2012:
    • Honolulu, Hawaii: An officer (Richard Raquino) pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about the fact that he revealed the identity of an undercover officer.
    • Warminster, Pennsylvania: An officer (Michael Allan Schmalz) has been charged with prisoner (Shaun Patrick Queeny) harassment and assault following an altercation that happened. According to the complaint, video surveillance shows the officer, with another officer, allegedly removing the prisoner from a cell and placing him face down on the floor. The officer then slapped the prisoner several times on the back of the head and gave him a 10-second dose of pepper spray.
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: The police chief says that he fired an officer (Nathan Davis) based on “credible” allegations. The officer reportedly kicked and pepper-sprayed a handcuffed man (Brian Townsend) who later underwent surgery for a ruptured bladder.
    • Raleigh, North Carolina: A North Carolina sheriff (Terry S. Johnson) and his deputies routinely discriminated against Latinos — whom he called “taco eaters” — by making unwarranted arrests with the intent of maximizing deportations, according to a U.S. Department of Justice two-year investigation.
    • Jacksonville, Florida: An officer (Richard Cannon, 48) nwas sentenced to 30 years in prison and 15 years of sex offender probation. He pleaded guilty to charges of sexual battery and custodial sexual battery.
    • Prince George's County, Maryland: An officer (Ricky Adey) who was indicted for assault is now facing a $5 million lawsuit. He was accused of holding a gun to the head of a 13-year-old boy (Kyre Jenkins) after hitting the child in the face for no apparent reason.
    • Montgomery County, Maryland: An [unnamed] off-duty officer has been accused of pulling out his gun during a traffic incident on a college campus after striking a man with the mirror of his car.
    • Lebanon, Tennessee: A 61-year-old man (John Adams ) was shot to death by police while his wife was handcuffed in the other room. The incident occurred during a drug raid on the wrong house. Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. They intended to raid the home next door. John Adams was watching television when his wife heard pounding on the door. Police claim they identified themselves and wore police jackets. Loraine Adams said she had no indication the men were police. “I thought it was a home invasion. I said ‘Baby, get your gun!,” she said. The two officers (25-year-old Kyle Shedran and 24-year-old Greg Day) were placed on administrative leave with pay.
    • East Chicago, Illinois: An officer (Adrian Santos, 49) is facing criminal charges; he has been accused of punching his fiancé in the face and shoving her. The officer has been reassigned pending the outcome of the internal investigation.
    • Trenton, New York: An off-duty state police investigator (Richard Mody, 36)has been charged with drunken driving after he crashed his vehicle
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