The following are media reports of police violence against women and children as tracked by the National Police Misconduct Reporting Project between January 5, 2017 and January 19, 2017. Most of the text is taken from the project website. But we have gone to the original article and inserted the name of the subject officers. We've done this to highlight the fact that the perpetrator officers are overwhelminly male.

In this segment out of the 23 incidents 22 of the perpetrators were male officers, this despite the fact that 13% of our police forces are female. 

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  • Hanahan, South Carolina: An officer, Travis Charles Dodd, was suspended after his arrest for domestic violence.
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An unnamed male officer was arrested for sexual assault against his ex-girlfriend in an off-duty incident.
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer, Eugene Ciardullo, 51, was charged with felony sexual assault against a minor.
  • Quincy, Massachusetts: An officer, Keith A. Wilbur, surrendered after a four-hour standoff with a SWAT team following shots fired during a domestic disturbance.
  • Update: Prince George’s County, Maryland (First reported 07-22-16): An officer, James Sims, pled guilty to taking ‘upskirt’ photos of an off-duty officer from another department. He is scheduled to be sentenced February 17.
  • Concordia Parish, Louisiana: A deputy, Victor Butler, was charged with battery for a domestic incident involving a stun gun. He resigned after his arrest.
  • Timmonsville, South Carolina: A male officer, Chris Miles was arrested for domestic violence.
  • Update: Harris County, Texas (First reported 01-11-17): A now-former deputy, Andrew Sustaita, who had already been charged for sexually abusing a dog had child pornography possession added to his charges after the search of his home.
  • San Pablo, California: A commander, Sidney DeJesus, was arrested for domestic violence. He is no longer with the department.
  • Bexar County, Texas: A deputy, Mathew Fernandez, was fired after he was arrested for domestic violence.
  • Update: Wheeling, West Virginia (First reported 11-17-16): A now-former officer, Phil Redford, pled guilty to possession of indecent images of a child and was sentenced to probation. He had sex with a 17-year-old student at the school where he worked as a resource officer.
  • Update: Cleveland, Ohio (First reported 10-14-15): An officer, Mister Jackson, pled guilty to attempted assault for biting his girlfriend during a fight while he was off-duty. He may retain his job.
  • Pinellas County, Florida: A deputy, John Farese, was arrested for domestic battery and witness tampering after an off-duty incident.
  • Update: Nashville, Tennessee (First reported 01-25-16): An officer, Mekisha Page, was suspended for one month after her criminal stalking charge was dismissed following an Alford plea.
  • Austin, Texas: An officer, Michael Stone, was fired for breaking into ex-girlfriend’s home and misleading internal affairs investigation into the matter. The ex-girlfriend is also an officer in the department.
  • Midland, Texas: An male officer, Guadalupe Bretado, who was arrested for domestic violence and interference with an officer in performance of his duties has resigned.
  • Harris County, Texas: A deputy, Andrew Sustaita, was arrested for producing obscene material and sexually abusing a dog. He has been fired.
  • Update: U.S. Secret Service (First reported 11-16-15): A now-former officer, Lee Robert Moore, was stationed at the White House agreed to plead guilty for attempting to sext a minor in Delaware. He was caught in a sting. The agreement allows him to be extradited to face even more serious charges in Florida
  • Update: U.S. Customs & Border Protection (First reported 09-12-16): An officer, Jose Luis Cota, pled guilty to accepting sexual favors and bribes for smuggling people into the United States. He resigned his post before the plea and is scheduled to be sentenced April 7.
  • Update: St. Louis County, Missouri (First reported 01-07-16): An officer, Bret Russell, was sentenced to five years of probation after he pled guilty to assaulting his girlfriend during an incident off duty. He resigned and surrendered his law enforcement certification.
  • Buffalo Valley Regional Police (Pennsylvania): An officer, Shaun Kuhns, was arrested for threatening the lives of his wife and children while intoxicated.
  • Collier County, Florida: A deputy, Vito Celiberti, was fired for using a law enforcement database to look up info on his then-girlfriend and then making false statements to cover it up.
  • Update: Broward County, Florida (First reported 11-11-16): A deputy, Trazell McLeod, who was fired after his arrest for extorting sexual favors from a suspect has committed suicide.

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