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Detroit Police Fire Officer for "Zoo Animals" Social Media Post

September 24, 2018
An officer with the Detroit Police Department has reportedly been fired over a post he made on social media saying, "Another night to Rangel up [sic] these zoo animals."

Dallas PD Fires Officer Who Shot and Killed Neighbor in His Apartment

September 24, 2018
Amber Guyger—the female officer formerly with the Dallas (TX) Police Department who shot a man in his own apartment while reportedly thinking it was her residence—has been fired, according to the department's Twitter page.

Oregon Police Recruiter Fired for Giving Applicant Answers to Exam Questions

September 24, 2018
A recruiter with the Portland (OR) Police Departmen, who allegedly gave an applicant the questions and answers for an entry-level job interview, was reportedly fired this year for "significant misuse of authority," according to The Oregonian.

Former New Jersey Officer Sentenced to 23 Months for Role in Off-Duty Scam

September 20, 2018
Anthony Iannicco is the third former officer implicated in the scheme to receive a prison sentence in the scandal that has resulted in 11 officers pleading guilty to a variety of charges, including the former chief of police.

Former Massachusetts Officer Convicted of "Straw" Gun Purchases

September 18, 2018
A jury has convicted 38-year-old Adarbaad Karani—a former officer with the Boston (MA) Police Department—of using his professional credentials to illegally buy two handguns for civilian acquaintances.

7 NYPD Officers Arrested in Alleged Prostitution, Gambling Operation

September 13, 2018
Seven officers with the New York Police Department are accused of prostitution, corruption, and misconduct charges in connection with an illegal gambling and prostitution ring in Brooklyn and Queens.

Ohio SRO Placed on Leave for 'Arcing' TASER to Wake Sleeping Student

September 7, 2018
An officer with the Smithville (OH) Police Department has been placed on unpaid leave after reportedly "arcing" her TASER to wake a sleeping student.

Judge Dismisses Retaliation / Defamation Suit Filed by New Jersey Officer

September 7, 2018
A judge has dismissed a retaliation and defamation lawsuit filed by a former New Jersey police officer who was fired following his arrest of State Assemblyman Paul Moriarty in 2012.

Former Virginia Officer Charged in 6-Month-Old Daughter's Death

August 30, 2018
A former police officer with the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department turned himself in to Maryland police and was charged with multiple counts of child abuse in the death of his six-month-old daughter Harper in October 2017.

South Carolina K-9 Handler Suspended for Dog's "Hot Car" Death

August 24, 2018
Officer David Hurt of the Columbia (SC) Police Department has been suspended without pay for five days for leaving his partner—a Labrador retriever mix named "Turbo"—in a patrol vehicle where the dog was exposed to extreme heat and later died.

Subject and Former Maryland Officer Charged with Assault Had a History

August 16, 2018
A Baltimore police officer who resigned over the weekend following a violent confrontation with a subject — and was subsequently charged with first- and second-degree assault — reportedly had a history with the man.

Video: Arizona Police Sergeant Fired for Using BWC to Film "Office Sex"

August 16, 2018
A former police sergeant with the Superior (AZ) Police Department has been fired after he reportedly used his body-worn camera to record himself having sex with a woman in his office.

Arizona Police Sergeant Fired for Using BWC to Film "Office Sex"

August 16, 2018
A former police sergeant with the Superior (AZ) Police Department was fired after he reportedly used his body-worn camera to record himself having sex with a woman in his office. 

Baltimore Officer Resigns After Video of Violent Confrontation with Man Goes Viral

August 13, 2018
A Baltimore police officer, who was videotaped in a violent confrontation with a man that included punches to the man's face, has resigned from the department.

Detroit Officer Suspended for Allegedly Striking Combative Woman

August 2, 2018
According to Detroit Police Chief James Craig, officers had transported the woman — who was reportedly naked — to an area hospital, where she suddenly became very agitated, reportedly threatening hospital staff, spitting on various people, biting a security officer, and trying to bite a police officer.

North Carolina Town's Entire Department on Paid Administrative Leave

July 30, 2018
The entire force on the Southport (NC) Police Department have been suspended and placed on paid administrative leave after the chief and a lieutenant were arrested "and charged with double-dipping at a second job while on the clock at the police department."

Panel Revokes Former Oregon Police Chief's Certification for 10 Years

July 27, 2018
The Oregon Board of Public Safety Standards and Training voted 14-to-4 to revoke former Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea's police certification for 10 years for dishonesty.

2 Seattle Officers Fired for Shooting at Fleeing Vehicle

July 24, 2018
Interim Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best found that Officers Kenneth Martin and Tabitha Sexton "recklessly fired at the stolen car after failing to follow department policies."

Chicago Investigator Says Bosses Ordered Him to Lie about OIS Probes

July 24, 2018
Kelvin Lett—a former police misconduct investigator for the Chicago Police Department—claimed in a lawsuit filed Sunday that he was fired "after he refused to give false testimony to make a shooting by an officer seem like it was not justified."

Massachusetts Trooper Admits Receiving Free Guns from Dealer

July 23, 2018
A Massachusetts State Police trooper has admitted receiving free guns from a state-contracted firearms dealer and is cooperating with prosecutors in an ongoing criminal investigation into the sale of department weapons.
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