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Arkansas Deputy Fired for Shooting and Wounding Chihuahua

An officer with the Faulkner County (AR) Sheriff's Office has been fired after video surfaced on Twitter of his shooting and wounding of a small dog.

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South Carolina Officer Files Suit Against Chief Alleging Sexual Assault

An officer with the Marion (SC) Police Department has filed a lawsuit against that's city's former chief and the City of Marion, claiming she was raped by Chief Dewayne Tennie on multiple occasions.

California Officers Under Investigation for Alleged 'Revenge Porn' Scandal

Several officers with the Los Angeles Police Department are reportedly being investigated in connection with a grievance filed by a female detective alleging that intimate images of her were distributed without her permission.

Louisiana Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Acts with an Animal

An officer with the Bosssier (LA) Police Department reported turned himself into authorities when he learned that an arrest warrant had been issued in connection with an investigation that he was in possession of pornography involving sexual acts with an animal.

L.A. County Sheriff to Discontinue Discipline Guidelines Adopted After Scandal

Newly elected Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has decided to drop discipline guidelines adopted in 2013 to stop jailhouse beatings by deputies and in 2016 to deter lying.

Off-Duty Nebraska Officer Cited for DUI

An officer with the Lincoln (NE) Police Department has reportedly been ticketed for aggravated DUI following an investigation into a crash he was involved in while off duty.

New Jersey Officer Arrested After Leading Police on Vehicle Pursuit

A law enforcement source told the Jersey Journal that 50-year-old Michael Dillon of the Jersey City (NJ) Police Department had been at a police holiday party Thursday night and is suspected of driving drunk.

Mississippi Officer Demoted After Surrendering Retired K-9 to Animal Shelter

An officer with the Jackson (MI) Police Department has been reprimanded and demoted after he reportedly surrendered his former K-9 partner to a local animal shelter.

Michigan Officer Charged with Criminal Sexual Misconduct

An officer with the Center Line (MI) Police Department has reportedly been charged with criminal sexual misconduct following a complaint filed with the Hazel Park (MI) Police Department in November.

Ohio Police Chief Resigns Over Missteps Following Fatal OIS

Chief Daniel Paez of the Perrysburg (OH) Police Department has submitted his resignation—effective on January 8, 2019—after a Lucas County Sheriff's Office investigation into Paez's response to a shooting in August.