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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-11-12

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  1. Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, December 11, 2012:
    • Charleston County, South Carolina: A lawsuit has been filed against the sheriff’s office and three deputies [James Howard, Christopher Davis, Gilbert Baldwin] that alleges the use of excessive force in a traffic stop [victim: Devante Pittman, 19].
    • Berry Hill, Tennessee: A police officer [Robert White, 56] was arrested on five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. According to the police report, he was found to be in possession of child pornography, and the report suggests that more charges are pending.
    • Nassau Bay, Texas: A police officer [Theresa Relken , 41] was accused of stealing cash and tampering with narcotics evidence from the department’s property room.
    • Little Rock, Arkansas: Prosecutors say that a former officer [former Helena-West Helena Police Sgt. Marlene Kalb, 49] took money from a drug trafficker and escorted him from an east Arkansas town to a bridge linking the state to Mississippi. “There are good cops and there are dirty cops,” said the federal prosecutor, adding that evidence would show the officer was the latter.
    • Coxsackie, New York: A police officer [Kenneth Rosimini, 45]was arrested for pointing a loaded handgun at an acquaintance.
    • Update: Princeton, West Virginia: The officer [Christopher Winkler, 27] who pleaded guilty to meeting a 17-year-old boy in a parking lot, while in uniform, and tried to get the youth to perform oral sex to pay off a debt was sentenced. He was given five years of home confinement. The judge agreed to the lightened sentence because there was no evidence of actual sexual contact between the two.
    • Mahoning County, Ohio: A deputy [William N. Horn] engaged in a physical altercation with an inmate [Duniek Christian]. He was suspended for three days without pay because he didn’t seek help from another deputy in dealing with the unruly prisoner.
    • Update: Sacramento, California: Federal officials charged an officer [Bryan Benson] with civil rights violations. The officer was accused of raping an arrestee, while on duty, before transporting her to jail.
    • Monicks Corner, South Carolina: An officer [Robert Carlton Shirer, 44] who resigned has been charged with exploitation of minors after authorities say they found child pornography on his computer.
    • Charleston, West Virginia: An officer [Cpl. Steven "Matt" Webb] was arrested on drunken driving charges. He is on administrative leave along with another officer [Sgt. Michael Pridemore] who was in the vehicle with him.
    • New Hanover County, North Carolina: An officer [Harold Fletcher, 37] was charged with one count of secret peeping and one count of indecent liberties with a minor. He has been terminated from the sheriff’s office.
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