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Category Archives: Police Misconduct

U.S. Army lieutenant files suit against two Virginia police for assault during traffic stop

By Rich McKay, Reuter A U.S. Army lieutenant filed a lawsuit against two Virginia police officers in federal court over what court papers say was a violent traffic stop, where officers pointed their guns, knocked him to the ground, pepper sprayed him and “threatened to murder him.” The suit, filed by Army officer Caron Nazario on… Read More »

Officer who shot man used force 8 more times

BY JOSEPH CRANNEY, THE POST AND COURIER The Columbia police officer who shot a man during a controversial 2019 traffic stop went on to strike, stun and forcibly subdue suspects at a rate that is largely out of step with the rest of the department, records show. In the wake of the shooting, officer Sean Rollins… Read More »

Officer fired after arrest on DUI, hit-and-run charges

BY SARA COELLO, THE POST AND COURIER MONCKS CORNER — The North Charleston Police Department fired an officer who was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence and fleeing a crash. North Charleston police said Edward Jerome Clemens, 31, had worked for the department for five years. His time there came to an end Wednesday, according… Read More »