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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-24-12

Discussion in 'Police Misconduct' started by CATO Police Misconduct, Oct 25, 2012.

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  1. Here are the 7 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, October 24, 2012:
    • Battle Creek, Michigan: An officer [William Gensch] was charged with a felony of resisting and obstructing police officers, and two misdemeanors of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and failure to report an accident to fixtures.
    • Spokane, Washington: An officer [Karl Thompson] will be sentenced after being convicted of using excessive force [2006 beating death of Otto Zehm], and lying about it to investigators.
    • Phoenix, Arizona: The family of an inmate [Ernest Marty Atencio] who was found not breathing in his jail cell has filed a lawsuit against the city and the county sheriff’s office. The notice claimed the man’s fatal injuries were a result of a jailer’s riot allegedly started by two police officers. The family also claims excessive force was used by employees.
    • Paterson, New Jersey: A police officer [Joseph DiBuonaventura] who arrested an assemblyman was charged with misconduct, submitting a false report, and other offenses. The assemblyman [state Assemblyman Paul Moriarty] filed 27 criminal complaints against him.
    • South Miami, Florida: A police chief [Orlando Martinez de Castro] is being accused of violating ethics laws for steering city business to his wife’s [Ileana Martinez De Castro] companies [Airways Auto Tag Agency, Beck & Lo’s Insurance Agency]. [blamed police Major Ana Baixauli]
    • Update: East Haven, Connecticut: A police officer [Jason Zullo] will plead guilty in federal court to charges of filing a false police report. He is facing 12-24 months in prison. [victims: Robert Salatto, Pamela Bolstridge]
    • Ulster, New York: The now-former police chief Matthew Taggard admitted he believed sex crimes were being committed in a neighboring community and failed to take any steps to prevent them. In a press release, the DA said “disturbing allegations” concerning the chief were brought to his attention. He said the “allegations were particularly troubling in that it was alleged Taggard engaged in criminal conduct during the course of a program run by the Boy Scouts of America known as the Ulster Police Cadet Program.”
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