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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 11-2-12

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  1. Here are the 13 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, November 2, 2012:
    • Muskego, Wisconsin: After he was arrested on domestic abuse violations, an officer [Sgt. Chad Dornbach] was suspended. He is now on administrative leave.
    • Fullerton, California: A police officer [Vincent Thomas Mater, 42] has been sentenced to probation for destroying an audio recorder that captured his interactions with a drunk-driving suspect [Dean Francis Gochenour] who later kill himself in the city jail. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of destruction of property and vandalism.
    • Cerritos, California: A sheriff’s deputy [Manuel Enrique Perallon Jr., 36] who oversaw a youth explorer program has been sentenced to three years probation and 200 hours of community service on charges of having sex with a 16-year-old girl enrolled in the program.
    • Fargo, North Dakota: After posting a photo on Facebook of cash seized during a drug investigation, a detective [Bret Witte] has been suspended for two days without pay.
    • Baltimore, Maryland: A detective [Adam Lewellen, 30] was charged with lying in a search warrant affidavit to gain entry to a home, and then trying to obstruct the ensuing internal affairs investigation. The raid resulting from the warrant led to drugs and guns, but the case [against David Esteppe] then had to be dropped. “As today’s charges demonstrate yet again, we are committed to fully investigating alleged misconduct by public officials of any kind, and, where appropriate, prosecuting them to the fullest extent of the law,” said a state’s attorney.
    • Cherryville, North Carolina: The police chief [Woody Burgess] has resigned as the FBI investigates the department. Three Cherryville police officers[Casey Justin Crawford, David Paul Mauney III, Frankie Dellinger] , a Gaston County sheriff’s deputy [Wesley Clayton Golden] and two other Cherryville men have been arrested in a bribery and extortion investigation.
    • Cincinnati, Ohio: A police officer [Jose Laboy-Laviena] admitted to scamming immigrants and taking their money. He pleaded guilty to reduced charges of theft and records tampering. He will spend up to a year in jail and has agreed to repay his victims $9,600.
    • Sulpher Springs, Texas: A former police chief [Donald Gene Lewis, 63] was sentenced to 3 years in prison after admitting to molesting a family member more than a decade ago. He pleaded guilty to 10 counts of indecency with a child.
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: For the second time in under two months, an officer [Derek Jason Burns, 29] has been accused of injuring public records, forgery, and malfeasance in office. He was arrested and accused of falsifying a misdemeanor summons. He is on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.
    • Memphis, Tennessee: The officer [Michael Shane Sinnock, 37] who pleaded guilty to a drug charge resulting from an FBI sting was sentenced to four years in prison. The officer says that he purchased the drugs for his wife, who suffers from nerve damage and chronic pain, and got a reduced sentence because he was not a distributor, wasn’t seeking profit, and had a number of character witnesses.
    • Webster, Texas: A court claim says that an officer used excessive force against two women [Kimberly Diamond-Brooks, Valerie Ann Gonzales]. They insist that they “were unarmed and did not pose a threat to (the) defendant [Raymond Barryman] or any officer.” [also sued is Police Chief Ray Smiley]
    • Update: Edmonds, Washington: An officer [Daniel Lavely, 47] who was accused of having sex with a woman he detained has been charged with felony first-degree custodial sexual misconduct.
    • Kirkland, Florida: A couple [George Cavallo, 47; Paula Hornberger, 41] and a police officer [Joel Streinz, 54] were sentenced for being involved in a mortgage fraud scheme. The policeman was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for taking $6.2million and was order to pay back $1 million in restitution. The scheme collapsed when the real estate market collapsed.
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