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Detroit Chief Fires Second Officer Over Snapchat Video

A second Detroit police officer has been fired in connection with what's been called a racially insensitive Snapchat video in January, Police Chief James Craig said Tuesday.

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Former Florida Officer Accused of Using Police Database as 'Dating Service'

According to WVLT-TV, former Bradenton Sergeant Leonel Marines has been accused of using his status as a police officer to meet women, and at times, having sex while on duty.

Report: Officer in France "Playing with Firearm" Fatally Shoots Colleague

An officer in France has died of a gunshot wound in what was described as "a tragedy due to a mistake in handling a loaded firearm."

Ohio Officer Faces Federal Charges Over Alleged Sexual Assaults

According to WHIO-TV, the officer—identified as 55-year-old Andrew Mitchell—has been charged on three counts deprivation of rights under color of law, two counts witness tampering, one count of obstruction of justice and one count false statement to a US agency.

Texas Officers Accused of "Brutalizing" Family on 911 Call Didn't Activate Body Cameras

Officers called to respond to a domestic dispute in the Dallas suburb of DeSoto in August either failed to activate their body-worn cameras or turned them off at some point during the incident, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Missouri Officer Accused of Killing Colleague Appears in Court

Nathaniel Hendren has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the shooting death of fellow officer Katlyn Alix.

Tennessee Lawmakers to Police: Turn on Body Cameras or Face Felony Charges

Under the proposed law, officers would face felony charges for intentionally disabling a body camera.

Utah Agency Faces Decertification Amid Misconduct Allegations

The Brigham Young University Police Department is facing decertification after failing to investigate alleged misconduct by one of its officers.

Detroit Officer Fired for Allegedly Posting Racially Insensitive Comments on Social Media

According to the Detroit Free Press, Chief James Craig said that 24 allegations were brought against Officer Gary Steele, 11 of which were sustained.

Texas Officer Goes to Trial for Fatal Shooting of Possibly Mentally Ill Man

Officer Mando Kenneth Gomez is facing one count of manslaughter in connection with the April 2015 shooting of Erik Emmanuel Salas Sanchez.