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.

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Andrey Burmakin / Shutterstock

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.

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Christian Mueller / Shutterstock

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.

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