20 Stories of Police Behaving Badly
16. Officer Steals Watch from Murder Victim
In 2014, a Detroit police sergeant was suspended after he was discovered to be wearing a luxury watch that belonged to a murder victim. Investigators went to retrieve the German made timepiece from evidence lockup, but found it had been replaced with a cheaper model. The original soon turned up on the arm of one of their own officers who had the audacity to wear the watch at work.
17. Speeding Cop Kills Five-Year-Old
A Quebec police officer faced no charges despite a high-speed accident that killed a five-year-old boy. The cop was driving 45 miles over the limit on a suburban Montreal street when he struck another car and killed the boy who was riding in the backseat. The officer was on his way to relieve a surveillance team and not responding to a call at the time of the accident.
18. Sheriff Steals Meth from Evidence Lockup
Just days after being elected sheriff in Charleston, VA, a police officer was caught stealing more than $1,000 worth of methamphetamine from his department’s evidence locker. He was charged with a felony and could face up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted.