from news articles aggregated by the National Police Misconduct Reporting Project from March 9, 2016 to March 16, 2016...

Essex County, New Jersey: An officer pled guilty to criminal coercion for forcing a woman to have sex.

Pinellas County, Florida: A deputy was charged with domestic battery after an altercation with his wife.

Massachusetts State Police: A trooper who was charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met online may finally see trial this month. The case has been delayed at least two previous times.

Suffolk, Virginia: A now-former officer pled guilty to unlawful wounding for choking a woman. He was sentenced to two-to-five years in prison.

Neptune Township, New Jersey: An officer pled guilty to manslaughter for chasing down and fatally shooting his ex-wife as she drove her car. Their seven-year-old daughter was in the car at the time of the shooting.

Livingston, California: An officer was charged with assault for an incident during a supervised child exchange. One of the three original charges has been dismissed.

Pomona, California: An officer was charged with molesting or annoying a teenage girl.

Chester, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with oppression, indecent exposure, and assault for demanding sex from female detainees.

Edison Township, New Jersey: An officer was put back on the job, though without his firearm, despite efforts to terminate him. He had been suspended with notice of intent for termination for coercing a woman to model lingerie for him or face

Kaufman, Texas: A now-former officer was indicted for indecency and sexual assault of a child. The incident is alleged to have taken place when he was on the force.

Pasco County, Florida: A now-former deputy was sentenced to five years in prison for receiving child pornography.

Montgomery County, Tennessee : A deputy who had been arrested for stalking and harassment has resigned.

Adams County, Colorado: A deputy was arrested for domestic

Pinal County, Arizona: A deputy was indicted for sex crimes against a 15-year-old boy. He has been fired.

Neoga, Illinois: An officer was fired amid state police investigation into his involvement with a teenager.

Glen Rock, New Jersey: A now-former officer pled guilty to endangering the welfare of a child for sexting teenage girls he was investigating. The plea deal includes a sentencing recommendation of three-to-five years in prison.

Baltimore, Maryland: Two school officers charged with assault, misconduct, and child abuse for slapping and kicking a student. The incident was captured on video and went viral.


California Public Faces Hurdles in Obtaining Information About Fired Cops

In California, state law and labor contracts between the officers’ union and the cities they work for allow that information to remain secret, even after the officer is fired.

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