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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-04-12

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  1. Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, October 4, 2012:
    • Brick, New Jersey: After flushing her drugs down the toilet, an officer [Detective Philip Emanuele, 33] asked a woman for sexual favors, he admits. He pleaded guilty to criminal coercion and tampering with physical evidence in a plea bargain that calls for a probationary term.
    • Prince George's County, Maryland: A Washington, D.C. police officer [Richard Merritt] has filed a $3 million lawsuit against two Prince George County officers [Jorgaq Shkurti, Harkirat Singh]. He says that they beat him with a baton and struck him in the face while he was handcuffed during a confrontation.
    • Orlando, Florida: An officer [Officer Danny Sidders, 43] who was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence was suspended following an internal affairs review.
    • Monroe, Georgia: A sheriff’s deputy [Robert Christopher Matt] is facing DUI charges after authorities say that he wrecked his patrol car.
    • Update: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The officer [Lt. Jonathan Josey] that punched a woman [Aida Guzman] at a neighborhood street party is being suspended for 30 days with the intention to dismiss him. The incident was caught on video and posted to youtube, which led to an investigation.
    • Update: White Plains, New York: A third party review of the incident deemed a shooting death justified. Said one of the committee members who reviews the case: “the shooting [by Officer Anthony Carelli] of Mr. [Kenneth] Chamberlain was totally justified and took place only after negotiations and all non-lethal means were unsuccessful and Mr. Chamberlain came at a police sergeant with a knife.”
    • Los Angeles, California: A jury has awarded $3.2 million to a mentally ill woman [Valerie Allen] who sued after police shot her and shocked her with a Taser. Jurors found the officers [Brent Houlihan, Nam Phan, Joseph Bezak] were negligent, malicious and used excessive force in their confrontation.
    • Birmingham, Alabama: A federal jury has convicted a police officer [Corey L. Hooper] for beating a man [Martez Gulley] who was handcuffed and secured in the backseat of a patrol car.
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