Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Brief History of Cops Convicted of Murder

On New Years Day Pittsburgh's new police chief, Cameron McLay, held a sign that says: "I resolve to challenge racism @ work;" and this was met with mixed reactions. (Police Chief's Anti-Racism Sign Lauded, Criticized 01/05/2015) Mayor Bill "Peduto said he believes the chief was simply recognizing that racism exists and acknowledging there's work to be done restoring trust between the city's police and the black community."

I'm waiting for a police chief to hold a sign saying, "I resolve to protect and serve all equally, whether they donate to political campaigns or not."

I won't hold my breath, since the rules are designed to give campaign contributors preferential treatment.

However the police union seemed to think that he might implying that all police were racists. There was also debate about the rules governing the use of social media. This is often selectively enforced but that is for another discussion.

It seems to me that this is just part of a larger movement about a variety of problems with the police and it isn't limited to racism. His posting of this sign might actually show that not all police are racist at all since it indicates acknowledgement of the problem and a willingness to change it. There is good reason to believe that many other police officers also acknowledge some of these problems and they're the ones that seem to demonstrate that not all police at corrupt or abusive.

These problems of course include the police shootings of unarmed black men that led to the black lives matter movement and many other shootings including much more that were clearly murders and actually led to convictions. Even the FBI's own figures of what they call "Justifiable Homicide" reached a high of 461 in 2013; and it doesn't appear as if they track many other killings that might be considered questionable or murder. However a growing number of citizens activists are compiling a much longer list which indicates that this may actually be less than half of the total number of police killings. The most comprehensive collection of these stories that I have found to date covering police shootings since 2013 has collected 1100 reports of people Killed By Police in 2014 and they include links to news stories so that they can be fact checked. These are in order based on the date of the killing, justifiable or not; so it is unlikely that there is much if any redundancy.

Compared to the long list they provide this "History of Cops Convicted of Murder" is relatively brief, even though it closes with another long list that goes back decades, but isn't nearly as thorough.

There are about 15,000 murders every year, although it has been dropping somewhat steadily over the past several decades and has been between 14 and 15 thousand for the past several years. This means that according to the FBI's own acknowledged figures police kill more than 3% of the total number of people murdered, although they classify them as Justifiable Homicides; but the higher figure backed up with a specific list indicates that the figure may be over 7%.

This is a somewhat rough assessment, which hasn't been peer reviewed yet however there have been other studies including at least two that indicate that in addition to the high number of shootings there is also a big problem with domestic violence among police officers. This has been demonstrated by articles including Police domestic violence nearly twice average rate and Police Have a Much Bigger Domestic-Abuse Problem Than the NFL Does. As I reported previously part of the reason for this is almost certainly Hazing and Bullying in the Police Academy as reported by former police Chief David Couper, who is one of the reformers that demonstrate a sincere effort to address the problem.

Also as I have indicated previously the biggest problem is probably not the police but the events that happen before confrontation with police become necessary. I explained this in a series of posts starting with Ignored evidence linking corporal punishment, poverty and crime grows; and most recently Grass roots efforts reduce crime; Politicians steal credit. It is far more effective to reduce crime by addressing the root causes of violence before it escalates starting with child abuse and bullying that escalate to more violence later in life and escalating with hazing and bullying that occurs in both the military and police academies.

Even though many of the problems seem to come from the police the bigger problem is the politicians that arrange their training and ignore the root causes of crime before they escalate. These same politicians count on police to enforce rules that leave large segments of society at a disadvantage while their campaign contributors often get away with enormous amounts of white collar crime.

And a review of some of the past police murder cases, as well as other incidents, might indicate that politics is often a large driving force rather than figuring out whether murder charges are justified. Prior to 2013 the records are probably not nearly as comprehensive but some efforts are being made to compile them as well and determine if this is a growing trend or it is decreasing. Some of these murders date back decades or more than a century including one of the earliest well known murder cases against Charles Becker who supposedly ordered the murder of a Manhattan gambler, Herman Rosenthal in July 1912.

Many of them also indicate how politics is often more important than evidence; however it would take much more time to figure out how often this happens, especially since some of the highest profile examples may not be statistically representative. In many cases they don't involve killings in the line of duty at all; on some occasions they involve domestic violence in the families of police officers and even disputes between police. In addition to a large number of minorities being shot there are also many stories of returning veterans involved in shootings with police, including some in a growing number of "no-knock raids" for non-violent offenses, justified or not

According to the Wikipedia article about Charles Becker he was tried, convicted and executed for the murder of a Manhattan gambler, Herman Rosenthal in July 1912. Murderpedia and other sources also provide additional information. These sources indicate that at the time there were several investigations into police corruption and at times Becker was the one investigating others including Police Inspector Max Schmittberger who was investigated for corruption while he was investigating others for corruption. Becker was of course later investigated for corruption himself; and this trial indicates one of the early stages of police organizing to defend each other, justified or not. Clearly the jury came to the conclusion that it wasn't justified.

Whether it was for political reasons or not this is one of the relatively rare cases where a police officer got a major conviction and sentence. Those who oppose the death penalty might think that it went to far; however this was over a century ago and few would have opposed the death penalty at that time, whether they agreed with this example or not.

In the seventies there was another high profile case, from Texas, where there was hardly any doubt about guilt and the officer was also convicted but he was only sentenced to five years and served two and a half years following his appeal.

How The Death Of A 12-Year-Old Changed The City Of Dallas 07/24/2013

Forty years ago, thousands of Mexican-Americans in Dallas, Texas came together for a protest at city hall. Four days earlier, a white police officer had shot and killed 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez. The death of Rodriguez sparked a riot. Eventually, it later spurred change that led to political representation and more Mexican-Americans on the police force.

On July 24, 1973, Santos Rodriguez and his 13-year-old brother David were pulled from their home, handcuffed and put inside a police car. Officers accused them of robbing $8 from a vending machine at a nearby gas station. They denied it. Officer Darrell L. Cain decided to play a game of Russian roulette to force the boys to confess to the crime.

Nothing happened the first time the officer pulled the trigger on his .357 Magnum. The second time, the gun fired. Twelve-year-old Santos died in that squad car, his blood soaking his brother's feet.

Cain was eventually convicted of murder and sentenced to five years but was released after two and a half years. Complete article

Additional information is provided in this article about his appeal, Darrell L. Cain, Appellant vs. The State of Texas, Appellee March 9, 1977. It is hard to imagine how any police officer might have even considered such a tactic against a 12 year old; however this was far more common in many areas than many people want to admit, especially in the south before they faced major political organization as described in the complete article, but there are also many examples of other abuses from large cities.

It is also hard to imagine why they would have let him off with such a light sentence. Another officer who was also convicted in the 1970s, this one from New York, received a much harsher sentence. He was convicted of killing a pimp and a prostitute in 1968 who supposedly refused to pay him a bribe. He wound up serving 33 years before being released on parole.

There may be one problem with this conviction though.

He probably didn't do it.

Or at least he probably didn't commit the murder.

However there is no doubt that William Phillips was heavily involved in police corruption. This was first demonstrated when he was caught on tape by the Knapp Commission and when offered a deal he agreed to wear a wire and testify against other police officers.

It was only after he testified and he appeared on TV that someone allegedly said he recognized him and eventually he was convicted, in the second trial after the first one ended in a hung jury where ten jurors were voting for acquittal.

Journalist Geoffrey Gray investigated this decades after he was convicted in Patrolman P and he provides a compelling case indicating that he may have been innocent and that the detective that was investigating it might have been pressuring people to testify against him as revenge for his partner's suicide, which was allegedly because he thought Phillips was going to expose him; but it turned out that he wasn't wearing a ire when he talked to him.

In the documentary he tells his story to, Bob and Kim Geis, two former New York police officers that are now retired and working as a husband and wife private detective team. They seem sympathetic and volunteered to help. At first they seemed to think that he was probably innocent. The wife described the hung jury with ten people leading towards an acquittal as being pretty good, which seemed to imply that she might have thought he was innocent.

The leading testimony came from two witnesses, including one that was also shot during the incident and saw the person who shot him and another who didn’t see it but allegedly saw someone shortly before it happened. Charles Gonzalez, the one that was shot was dead by the time Gray was doing his investigation; but someone told him that he was always nervous after returning from an interview with Detective Justy and said that he was being pressured to identify Phillips. And a prison guard told him that Detective Justy showed him a photo of Phiilips in the stairwell ahead his interrogation, which is against regulations since his identification is supposed to be impartial.

F. Lee Baily, who defended Phillips in the first trial also pointed out that there were discrepancies in his original description of the shooter including pock marks on his face and the wrong height.

The other witness recanted and said that it wasn’t him at all, and that she only said it was under pressure. She said at one point she told Detective Justy that it wasn’t him and he responded by saying, “What difference does it make; he’s guilty anyway.”

The husband expressed some skepticism later on and asked him to take a lie detector test, which he agreed to. This was administered by Ralph Nieves, another former New York police officer. After the lie detective test the officer that administered it told them that there was “no deception indicated,” and that he would let them know the final results when he was done examining them.

When he did complete the test he told them that although there was “no deception indicated,” he did find something that made it inconclusive.

At this point the husband and wife team became less sympathetic and the wife said that even if they accepted his claim that he was innocent of the murder he was still guilty of corruption and that he spent 33 years in jail for that. She says “to turn on people to save yourself, that's low, that's really low.” However that doesn't seem to apply to most police officers when they try to get non-police to testify agaisnt co-conspirators, which indicates a blatant double standard for police. She also dismisses people that believe that believe that there is a "conspiracy theory" but the entire investigation into police corruption involves a conspiracy theory that has been acknowledged by just about any rational person.

This is a common tactic of dismissing what some people consider fringe fringe conspiracy theories without addressing the details or acknowledging the fact that many admitted conspiracy theories do exist or that the establishment also promotes many of their own conspiracy theories. By seeming to be supportive at first then turning around and opposing him so much later on in the investigation some people might get the impression that Kim and her husband might be involved in a conspiracy to sabotage the investigation; however if that was the case then the more effective way to go about it would have been to stay out of it from the beginning. By changing their position they did more harm than good to the reputation of the NYPD; and this would have been predictable.

If they were involved in a conspiracy and it was effective then it must have been a bizarre conspiracy that was designed to reinforce the impression of a corrupt force. If something happened to change their position it may be far more likely that they really were supportive at first but then perhaps they might have faced pressure from other in the police community.

However saying or implying that he deserves to serve 33 years in jail for corruption, even if he didn't commit the murders, when many other police who are convicted and actually did commit the murders don't serve that much time, including the officer that killed 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez, hardly seems like a reasonable perception of justice by other officers who are supposed to uphold the law. This may not be a perfect comparison, since they're from two different states under different circumstances; but the discrepancy is pretty dramatic and there are plenty more cases, including the ones listed below that can be added to the comparison.

At one point when Bob Geis is interviewing Phillips he tells him about a separate occasion when he was in a fight with another suspect and he stabbed him before trying to run away; then Phillips said he shot him as he was running away. Bob Geis says that they would have indicted him for that today and Phillips responds by saying that they didn't do that back then though.

Actually in most cases they wouldn't have indicted a cop for that even today, which is why they're having all these protests. As a result of the protests a modest percentage of them are being indicted but they don't face the most serious penalties if they do go to trial, certainly not 33 years.

They're supposed to sentence people for the actual crime they're tried for not some other crime and this wouldn't be considered acceptableness if the defendant had political power.

Many other people that have covered it don't seem to agree that he spent time in jail for being corrupt, including Leonard Levitt, who wrote Crooked Cop Bill Phillips: The Perils of Testifying 09/24/2007, saying, "Beware of testifying before an outside agency investigating the police department if there is evil in your past," and "Do not embarrass the big boys."

He almost certainly went to jail for turning on other cops, not for corruption or murder.

Village Voice also did an article on him in 2006, Freeze Frame on a Bad Cop: Still stuck in prison for three decades: the once famous, now forgotten, Bill Phillips. They cited Frank Serpico who they interviewed for the story and he said, "The feelings I had back then, was I wouldn't put it past certain elements of the department to do that." And, 'There was no physical evidence, and most of the witnesses, as Judge John Murtagh noted at the time, were "creatures who are in the depths of depravity." '

This sounds like just the type of case that "Truth in" is trying to correct, as their opening statement indicates:

Wrongfully Convicted Cops

The practices employed by bureaucratically corrupt police and prosecutors to convict innocent citizens of crimes they did not commit -- coerced confessions, planting evidence, suborning perjured "snitch" testimony -- are brought to bear with a vengeance on their fellow officers. Why? Self-promotion and career enhancement. Bagging one police officer for crimes he did not commit -- or crimes that never happened in the first place -- can do more for a crooked cop's career than putting away 100 real criminals. What is worse, the practices of the crooked cops have so tainted public perceptions that when they accuse a fellow officer, juries are predisposed to convict. Complete article

This is one of the few organizations that I know of that claim that there is an excessive effort to convict police officers of crimes that they didn't commit. This organization is presumably supported by Police Unions, including The National Police Defense Foundation, which is listed at the bottom of the page; however they don't provide clear information about who is financing this organization.

However, regardless of who is financing it, even though it seems to fit the description of William Phillips case they don't mention him at all. Instead they mention a large number of other police including many that are charged with domestic violence against their own family.

The existence of this web site plus numerous other web pages created to defend individual police when they're charged with crimes, including David Camm who was cited by Truth in and was acquitted on his third trial with the help of ex-FBI agent Gary Dunn who worked at no charge. This is a clear example of how much more resources the police have to defend them, whether they're innocent or not than the rest of society.

Behind the Blue Badge has been documenting a large number of domestic abuse cases involving police and how hard they are to convict including at least 41 [U.S.]Said-Suicides of Law Enforcement Officer's wives, girlfriends, dates, and ex's 09/30/2013 and this might raise doubts about whether or not there really is a major effort to convict police of crimes they didn't commit. Many of the women that allegedly committed suicide were also police officers dating or married to other police officers. In one comment about the acquittal of Clyde Ray Spencer also cited by Truth in they said:

[WA] Jailed nearly 20 years - Ex-Officer Spencer's now-grown children say the abuse never happened

.... Why would a police officer (harder to convict than citizen joe) plead "no contest" to 11 counts of child sexual abuse when he was innocent? Spencer said he didn't remember if he molested the kids or not? He pled no contest because he thought he would be found guilty? There was no provided medical evidence of crimes - that according to Spencer on the Dorie Monson Show - included full penetration.

What about the judge? The judge didn't ask for medical evidence? What about Spencer's attorney? What did he get paid for?

I think the media is leaping on this without asking some important questions. I feel we are hearing exclusively from one side that 2 people could bend the whole system to give a police officer two life sentences for penetrating kids without a shred of physical evidence. It doesn't make sense that two people are the only ones who'd be held to blame for that. This had to be big... and serious.

As one caller to the radio show said, Spencer had a whole department of police officers that could have helped him establish his innocence to false charges. If they didn't, why? ..... Complete article

This police officer was later awarded $9 million, whether the concerns expressed by Behind the Blue Badge are justified or not, Wrongfully convicted ex-cop imprisoned almost 20 years is awarded $9 million by jury 02/06/2016

Dateline did a show on at least two high profile cases where wives of law enforcement officers, or one security guard who was about to start as a prison guard, were tried for killing their wives. One of them was the case of 'The Officer's Wife' where Levi Chavez was charged with killing her. In the ninth part, "An expert comes to court to show how she pulled that trigger to kill herself, but his demonstration backfires." The defense virtually proved that she couldn't have pulled the trigger on the stand but they had doubts anyway and acquitted him. This was covered more in Reasons Why Levi Chavez’s Acquittal Deemed an Injustice by Victim’s Family. (9/20/13)

The other one involved Seth Techel, an Iowa security guard faced 3rd trial in death of pregnant wife 07/14/2014 Seth Techel, a security guard who was hired to began working as a prison guard at the time of his arrest, was later convicted of killing his wife Lisa Techel, who was already working as a prison guard and was the daughter of Todd Caldwell a sheriff's deputy.

This particular case didn't involve a police officer, as a defendant, but he did have close connections with the police and might ahve become one eventually if not for the killing of a daughter of a police officer. And there are more examples of police fighting with each other than the vast majority of the public are aware of. One of the most famous is Christopher Dorner, or at least he was famous for a while; however the media and police practically never speak of him now that he is out of the spotlight so many people might already forget about him. His manifesto, which was mentioned when he was in the media described numerous examples of police brutality and racism, and some of it was confirmed independently. Although the fact that he wrote a manifesto on Facebook was mentioned in the media the details would have been available only to those that looked for them; and limited efforts were made to find out if there was any truth to his claims.

Instead he was killed by police, it was declared justifiable homicide and to the best of my knowledge little or no effort was made to review or change the practices within the Los Angelas Police Department, at least not publicly. His manifesto makes claims against other officers but it doesn't present himself in a great manner either. Instead he clearly seems to be acting out of anger and extremism. After reviewing the manifesto it is hard to image that someone who was trying to make either Dorner or the LAPD look good would have faked it in this manner.

Christopher Jordan Dorner's "Manifesto"

From: Christopher Jordan Dorner /7648

To: America

Subj: Last resort

Regarding CF# 07-004281

I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days. You are saying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever he was seen. I know I will be villified by the LAPD and the media.

Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name. The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days. It has gotten worse. The consent decree should never have been lifted. The only thing that has evolved from the consent decree is those officers involved in the Rampart scandal and Rodney King incidents have since promoted to supervisor, commanders, and command staff, and executive positions.

The question is, what would you do to clear your name? ....

In 8/07 I reported an officer (Ofcr. Teresa Evans/now a Sergeant), for kicking a suspect (excessive force) during a Use of Force while I was assigned as a patrol officer at LAPD’s Harbor Division. While cuffing the suspect, (Christopher Gettler), Evans kicked the suspect twice in the chest and once in the face. The kick to the face left a visible injury on the left cheek below the eye. Unfortunately after reporting it to supervisors and investigated by PSB (internal affairs investigator Det. Villanueva/Gallegos), nothing was done. I had broken their supposed “Blue Line”.

Unfortunately, It’s not JUST US, it’s JUSTICE!!! In fact, 10 months later on 6/25/08, after already successfully completing probation, acquiring a basic Post Certificate, and Intermediate Post Certificate, I was relieved of duty by the LAPD while assigned to patrol at Southwest division. It is clear as day that the department retaliated toward me for reporting Evans for kicking Mr. Christopher Gettler. The department stated that I had lied and made up the report that Evans had kicked the suspect.

I later went to a Board of Rights (department hearing for decision of continued employment) from 10/08 to 1/09. During this BOR hearing a video was played for the BOR panel where Christopher Gettler stated that he was indeed kicked by Officer Evans (video sent to multiple news agencies). In addition to Christopher Gettler stating he was kicked, his father Richard Gettler, also stated that his son had stated he was kicked by an officer when he was arrested after being released from custody. This was all presented for the department at the BOR hearing. They still found me guilty and terminated me.

What they didn’t mention was that the BOR panel made up of Capt. Phil Tingirides, Capt. Justin Eisenberg, and City Attorney Martella had a signigicant problem from the time the board was assembled. Capt. Phil Tingirides was a personal friend of Teresa Evans from when he was her supervisor at Harbor station. That is a clear conflict of interest and I made my argument for his removal early and was denied. The advocate for the LAPD BOR was Sgt. Anderson. Anderson also had a conflict of interest as she was Evans friend and former partner from Harbor division where they both worked patrol together. I made my argument for her removal when I discovered her relation to Evans and it was denied.

During the BOR, the department attempted to label me unsuccessfully as a bully. They stated that I had bullied a recruit, Abraham Schefres, in the academy when in reality and unfounded disposition from the official 1.28 formal complaint investigation found that I was the one who stood up for Abraham Schefres when other recruits sang nazi hitler youth songs about burning Jewish ghettos in WWII Germany where his father was a survivor of a concentration camp. How fucking dare you attempt to label me with such a nasty vile word. I ask that all earnest journalist investigating this story ask Ofcr. Abraham Schefres about the incident when Ofcr. Burdios began singing a nazi youth song about burning jewish ghettos.

The internal affairs investigation in the academy involving Schefres was spurned by a complaint that I had initiated toward two fellow recruit/offifcers. While on a assigned patrol footbeat in Hollywood Division, Officers Hermilio Buridios IV and Marlon Magana (both current LAPD officers) decided that they would voice their personal feelings about the black community. While traveling back to the station in a 12 passenger van I heard Magana refer to another individual as a nigger. I wasn’t sure if I heard correctly as there were many conversations in the van that was compiled of at least 8 officers and he was sitting in the very rear and me in the very front.

Even with the multiple conversations and ambient noise I heard Officer Magana call an indivdual a nigger again. Now that I had confirmed it, I told Magana not to use that word again. I explained that it was a well known offensive word that should not be used by anyone. He replied, “I’ll say it when I want”. Officer Burdios, a friend of his, also stated that he would say nigger when he wanted. At that point I jumped over my front passenger seat and two other officers where I placed my hands around Burdios’ neck and squeezed. I stated to Burdios, “Don’t fucking say that”. At that point there was pushing and shoving and we were separated by several other officers. What I should have done, was put a Winchester Ranger SXT 9mm 147 grain bullet in his skull and Officer Magana’s skull. .... Complete article

His claims about the incident involving Christopher Gettler were partially confirmed in, Point Loma Ca. locked down briefly during manhunt for Navy veteran and LAPD officer Christopher Dorner 02/07/2013; however they provided very little details and as far as I know there was little or no efforts to either confirm or refute the rest. Christopher Jordan Dorner (Murderpeida article), was trained by both the Navy and the LAPD and presumably went through hazing practices during boot camp of both training period. His description of the incident involving Abraham Schefres sounds potentially like a common practice during hazing rituals. As I previously stated this is part of the process to indoctrinate recruits to blindly obey orders and reinforces the "Blue wall of silence." This is partially confirmed by the article cited by David Couper.

This isn't the only story about potential police violence against each other based on potential racial bigotry, The Free Thought Project: NYPD Cop Says He Was Racially Profiled, Assaulted And Wrongfully Arrested By Other Cops 12/11/2014 and Addicting Info: Off-Duty Black Police Officer Racially Profiled, Assaulted By Group Of Cops (VIDEO) 12/13/2014 both report about NYPD officer Harold Thomas was profiled by fellow NYPD officers. Both these reports came from alternative outlets which some people might consider biased against the police; however time has also covered it based on a Reuters article, Black Cops in NYC Recall Being Profiled by White Officers. 12/23/2014 A close review of the coverage about these incidents and the possibility that they're often reported much earlier by alternative media outlets than they are by the traditional press might indicate that the traditional press is actually more biased than some of the alternative media outlets. If they had reported on these subjects adequately it is much more likely that action would have been taken before many of these incidents happened. Unfortunately when they do report on them they quickly forget about them and there is often little or no change.

The New York Times reported about Bias Seen in ‘Police-on-Police’ Shootings 05/27/2010 five years ago, but the article has long since been forgotten by most people. They wrote, " The report by the task force found that 26 police officers were killed in the United States over the past 30 years by colleagues who mistook them for criminals. It also found that it was increasingly “officers of color” who died in this manner, including 10 of the 14 killed since 1995. More specifically, in cases involving a victim who was an off-duty officer, the task force reported that 9 of the 10 officers killed in friendly fire encounters in the United States since 1982 were black or Latino ..... The last killing of a white off-duty officer by an on-duty colleague in a mistaken-identity case in the United States happened in 1982. ...."

These reports don't include many other incidents that aren't as serious and are almost certainly much more common. It is much more difficult to avoid reporting an incident when it involves a shooting and especially when there is a dead police officer. And there is ample evidence to indicate that police are much less likely to report on their own problems.

New York State Task Force on Police on Police Shootings: Reducing Inherent Danger: Report of the Task Force on Police on Police Shootings, late 2009 PDF

Conflicts with among police are probably more common than most people realize. There are also some rare examples where police wind up in conflicts with politicians with political clout and apparently in at least one example an Arizona cop was charged as a result of it when he pointed a gun at a former Arizona state lawmaker, Ofc. Jeremy Sweet, an On-duty Phoenix officer arrested for pointing gun at Armando Ruiz, a former Arizona state lawmaker 10/28/2014 Date of alleged incident: 10/27/2014 an update added to this story indicates that he plead guilty and, it still seems to claim that he is an upstanding member of the force and attempts to argue that it was justified even while pleading guilty.

Many people might wonder if the same activity would have been taken seriously if it was against someone who wasn't a former state lawmaker.

The most extreme case of a cop being convicted of a major crime agaisnt another politician and sheriff is When Sidney Dorsey was defeated for sheriff in a 2000 runoff by challenger Derwin Brown, he arranged for Brown to be killed.
Derwin Brown's assassination: A year later answers to killing slowly surfacing 12/15/201 Date of Murder: Dec. 15, 2000 This case has almost been forgotten by most people but it received national attention for a little while before being quickly forgotten. There are many other high profile murders that get much more attention by the media and are often mentioned over and over again but that doesn't seem to be the case with most incidents involving police.

Some of these incidents include bar room brawls, including one where police in Massachusetts called in reinforcements to help kill someone that got in a fight with off duty police officers; an ex Wyoming police officer that was involved in a shooting with South Dakota police; several incidents from New Orleans including one that involved a cover up for a shooting after Hurricane Katrina and more.

Craig Brewer an Off-duty cop arrested after fight with deputies 12/30/2014 Date of alleged barroom brawl: 12/24/2014
Craig Brewer a Memphis Tenn. Police Officer arrested after Christmas Eve barroom brawl 12/30/2014 Date of alleged barroom brawl: 12/24/2014 This article doesn't mention that the brawl was against additional officers made clear in previous article.

Man accused of shooting South Dakota trooper is former Wyoming police officer 01/12/2015 Date of shooting: 01/08/2015

A murder 20 years ago, by Len Davis, a patrolman known as “Robocop” marked low point for New Orleans Police Department Date of Murder: Oct. 13, 1994

5 former New Orleans cops get stiff sentences, between 6 and 65 years, in Katrina bridge shootings, cover-up 04/04/2012 Date of Murder: Sept. 4, 2005

NYT: John McLeod and Richard Aiello, 2 of 5 Officers Found Guilty of Murder and one John Macauda, of Manslaughter in Motel Brawl May 13, 1983 Date of Murder: July 1982
Boston Globe: Memories of police brutality still fresh, 30 years after King Arthur trials 06/23/2013 Date of Murder: July 1982

Another incident involves a Mass. Cop Shoots Fellow Officer Then Takes Own Life, Police Say (02/25/2012 Date of Murder/suicide: 02/24/2012); according to Beverly police report: Officer shot by Hamilton police sergeant said sergeant’s wife ‘poured her heart out to me’ 03/15/2012 this might be another example where an affair or perceived affair among people in the police community might have led to the shooting.

At least two police officers, Craig Peyer and Josh Griffin were convicted of kidnapping raping and killing a woman while on duty or shortly after getting off duty and still using their patrol car. Several other incidents whee police have been accused of sexual misconduct while in uniform include, Stephen Maiorino, a Boynton Beach Fla. officer accused of on-duty rape seeks release from jail 01/23/2015 Date of alleged rape: Oct. 15 2014; La'Cori Johnson a Dallas Tx. Police Officer Arrested, Accused of Sex Assault While On-Duty 01/29/2014 Date of alleged sexual assault: Sept. 9, 2013; Officer Chris Collins Gets Sued After Giving a Woman a Ticket, Then Asking Her Out on a Date Jan 05, 2012; and Illegally Park-ed: An Irvine Ca. cop ejaculates on a motorist but escapes criminal liability. 02/09/2007

Another example of sexual misconduct involves an off duty officer, Paul Allen Derrick a Drunken off-duty SC deputy tried to arrest female soldier at bar when she resisted his advances 10/15/2013 Date of incident: October 7th 2013
Thomas Fallis a Former Colorado Cop Arrested for Wife's Murder Nearly Three Years Later 11/20/2014 Date of Murder: 01/01/2012

There are many more that I have compiled and listed below in chronological order. There is good reason to believe that in addition to being at least twice as likely to be involved in domestic violence than the rest of the population, as indicated in the two studies cited above, police may be as likely if not more likely more likely to commit murder than the rest of the population, although I am not aware of a peer reviewed study on that. I will follow up on that more in another post along with additional discussion about how some of the recent data about police being subject to violence from criminals is almost certainly exaggerated, and a rough statistical review of those in Murderpedia, among other things. There have apparently been more NYPD officers that died in the last ten years (2005-2014) than there were in the seventies; however close to if not more than half or two thirds of them are a result of diseases related to 9/11. If not for 9/11 there would be much less and fewer of them would have been a result of shootings. After all the hype about the two police officers that were shot I found that there were only two others in that year and five the year before that died.

The impression of police being under attack is almost certainly based primarily on hype and a few rare incidents, that although more than we should have, probably aren't nearly as common as when police shoot people in the line of duty or shoot their own family members.

Cops convicted or charged with murder along with some relatives of cops, ex-cops, other law enforcement employees including security guards and prison guards.

Heinrich Hartmann Wirz a prison guard was one of two men tried, convicted and executed for war crimes including killing 11 during the Civil War Date of Murder: 1864 - 1865

Wikipedia: Charles Becker was tried, convicted and executed for the murder of a Manhattan gambler, Herman Rosenthal. Date of Murder: July 15, 1912

Charles Becker was a 42 year old police Lieutenant who had got himself involved in the criminal underworld in New York. A gambling joint owner stated that he would name a police officer in connection with corruption so Becker had him shot. Date of Murder: July 15, 1912

William Erwin Walker, was a former police employee and World War II Army veteran best remembered for a violent series of thefts, burglaries, and shootouts with police in Los Angeles County, California during 1945 and 1946. Date of Murder: June 5, 1946

John Rodney McRae was convicted of first-degree murder in a 1998 jury trial. His victims included at least one child he befriended as a security guard and one that he killed when he was only fifteen. Date of Murder: 1950 / 1976 - 1987

Jerry Bridwell McWee a Former police officer Executed by lethal injection in South Carolina for murdering two Date of Murder: December 29, 1952

Jack McCullough an Ex-Washington state police officer and Air Force veteran convicted in murder of 7-year-old girl, Maria Ridulph, snatched from an Illinois small-town street corner 55 years ago 09/14/2012 Date of Murder: Dec. 3, 1957

Crooked Cop Bill Phillips: The Perils of Testifying 09/24/2007 Date of Murder: 1968
Patrolman P Date of alleged Murder: 1968

Gerard John Schaefer was a serial killer from Florida, USA. He was imprisoned in 1973 for murders (convicted of two but allegedly committed nine or more) he committed as a Florida policeman. Date of Murder: 1969 - 1973

Edwin James Grace, an off-duty Pinkerton security guard entered a Cherry Hill NJ office building killing 6 and wounded 6 others. Died July 8 of self-inflicted wounds in Cherry Hill NJ Medical Center. Date of Murder: June 21, 1972

Clifford X. Phillips a security guard at a theater robbed and killed the director; he had previously been convicted of killing his own 3 year old son and abusing his daughter/ Date of Murder: 1972 / January 13, 1982

How The Death Of A 12-Year-Old Changed The City Of Dallas 07/24/2013 Date of Murder: July 24, 1973 Officer Darrell L. Cain decided to play a game of Russian roulette to force the boys to confess to the crime, killing one of them.

David Richard Berkowitz aka "Son of Sam" worked a security guard job at IBI Security while he committed some of his murders. Date of Murder: 1976 - 1977

Bobby Lee Cutts, Jr. was a police officer in the Canton, Ohio Police Department who was convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend. Date of Murder: May 21, 1977

Kenneth Alessio Bianchi worked as a security guard at a jewelry store while being investigated in the "The Hillside Strangler" murders, which he was later convicted along with his cousin Angelo Buono Date of Murder: 1977 - 1979 Bianchi applied for a job with the Los Angeles Police Department and had even been taken for several rides with police officers while they were searching for the Hillside Strangler. They posed as police officers while attempting to pick up girls.

Frank James Coppola (1944–August 10, 1982), was a former police officer from Portsmouth, Virginia who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1978 capital murder of Muriel Hatchell. Date of Murder: April 22, 1978

An ex-convict and one-time California sheriffs deputy, Robert Carl Hohenberger was linked with the abduction, rape and murder of five Morgan City, Louisiana teenagers over a three-month period of 1978. Committed suicide when officers attempted to arrest him in June 1978. Up to 7 alleged victims in California or Louisiana Date of Murder: 1978

In 1991, Marvin Lee Irvin, a former police officer, confessed to West's murder, in Missouri allegedly killed three and was convicted of two counts. Date of Murder: 1979 / 1990

Mark David Chapman worked as a security guard before killing John Lennon. Date of Murder: December 8, 1980 He reports having fantasized about getting a gun and killing his father, an air force veteran.

William Bracy and two acomplices including Edward McCall a former Phoenix Arizona police officer were charged with killing three others for hire during a staged drug deal Date of Murder: November 12/December 31, 1980

Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek a former Milwaukee police officer was convicted of murdering her husband's ex-wife, Christine Schultz, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 28, 1981. Date of Murder: May 28, 1981

Mitchell Rupe (1955–February 8, 2006) was a former security officer in the army, employed as a security guard at Olympia Technical Community College and convicted murderer of 2 who died of liver disease in the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington. Date of Murder: September 17, 1981

Jon Scott Dunkle was a "Thrill killer" of 3 adolescent boys. Date of Murder: 1981 / 1984 / 1985
Jon Scott Dunkle worked as a Pinkerton Security Guard Date of Murder: 1981 / 1984 / 1985 (background about his job was not in the main article indicating that records may be limited and there might be more than can be easily found.)

NYT: John McLeod and Richard Aiello, 2 of 5 Officers Found Guilty of Murder and one John Macauda, of Manslaughter in Motel Brawl May 13, 1983 Date of Murder: July 1982
Boston Globe: Memories of police brutality still fresh, 30 years after King Arthur trials 06/23/2013 Date of Murder: July 1982

Stephen Richard Smith a Texas Police officer - Vigilante cop linked to shootings of at least three suspected criminals who wasn't exposed until he was killed by his former patrol partner. Date of Murder: 1982 - August 18, 1986 Furious at his superiors for their "lack of support," Smith allegedly planned to assassinate Bexar County's district attorney, Sam Millsap, along with various high ranking members of the police department. A search of Smith's home, after his death, revealed an arsenal of eighteen pistols, five shotguns, six rifles, and at least 100,000 rounds of ammunition.

George Emil Banks, a Former prison guard, and Army veteran, donned military-style fatigues and packed an AR-15 automatic weapon and killed 13 people in the Wilkes-Barre City and Jenkins Township, Pennsylvania. Date of Murder: September 25, 1982

Jimmy Wingo and Jimmy L. Glass was convicted of shooting to death Newton and Erline Brown while burglarizing their Dixie Inn home on Christmas Day, 1982 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. Jimmy Wingo was a former policeman, Date of Murder: December 25, 1982

James Oliver Huberty worked as a security guard shortly before the San Ysidro McDonald's massacre where he killed 21. Date of Murder: July 18, 1984
Huberty, a self-proclaimed survivalist, saw signs of what he thought was growing trouble in America,

Robert Neal Rodriguez A former Oregon police officer confessed by telephone late last week to having killed three young women in the Tallahassee area, then committed suicide, the authorities said Tuesday. Date of Murder: 1984 - 1992

Execution scheduled for Manuel Pardo former Florida cop, Navy-man and Marine convicted of nine murders 12/10/2012 Date of Murder: January-April 1986

Manuel Pardo a former police officer and navy veteran killed 9 in Florida Date of Murder: January-April 1986

Stephanie Ilene Lazarus is a former Los Angeles police detective who was convicted in March 2012 of the 1986 first-degree murder of her ex-boyfriend's new wife, Sherri Rasmussen. Date of Murder: February 24, 1986
Retired L.A. detective sentenced to 27 years to life for 1986 murder 05/11/2012 Date of Murder: February 24, 1986

Richard Crafts sometimes called the "Woodchipper Murderer" was a special constable from Connecticut convicted of killing his wife. Date of Murder: November 19, 1986

Wikipedia: Craig Peyer Date of Murder: December 27, 1986 Craig Peyer was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life. It was later discovered that Peyer had also been harassing a number of other female drivers in the same area and pulling them over on the same off-ramp and was supposedly trying to pick them up as dates.

Andrew Urdiales later confessed to killing 5 (possibly 8 or more) women while in California, and raping and abducting another woman. He was promoted several times while serving in the marines, until at the rank of Corporal his men refused to take orders from him and he was eventually demoted. He later became a security guard. Date of Murder: 1986 - 1996

Security guard Michael Hughes is an American serial killer convicted and sentenced to life without parole for the murders of four women in California between 1992 and 1993. Date of Murder: 1986 - 1993

Behind The Blue Wall Police Officer Involved Domestic Violence: Charles Oswalt Mansfield police officer who killed Margie Coffey released from prison December 25, 2007 Date of Murder: January 1988
Murder Behind the Badge: True Stories of Cops Who Kill by Stacy Dittrich: Charles Oswalt was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and gross abuse of a corpse. He was sentenced to a term of ten to twenty-five years. Date of Murder: January 1988
Former city officer Oswalt seeks protection order 04/09/2014 Date of Murder: January 1988

Emanuel Lovell Webb, a former security guard, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for the strangling deaths of three women in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Date of Murder: 1990 - 1994

The sons of a former police officer, Terry & Duane Johnson were vilified by the press as cop killers in Connecticut. Date of Murder: June 5, 1991

Michael Jeffrey Land, whose mother was a Birmingham police officer at the time of the crime and conviction, was just 24 when he killed Brown after burglarizing her home. Date of Murder: May 19, 1992

Former prison guard Robert Earl Carter, on death row for murdering his 4-year-old son and five others, was executed Wednesday in Texas. Date of Murder: August 18, 1992

Former USS Nimitz sailor and former security Guard at the DMC Health Care Centers John Eric Armstrong, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., a husband and father of two, has told Detroit police he strangled five Detroit-area prostitutes and earlier killed 11 other prostitutes while an active duty sailor aboard the aircraft carrier. Date of Murder: 1992 - 1999

Paul Selso Nuncio, a former security guard, was convicted of capital murder in the strangulation death of 61-year-old Pauline Crownover Farris in Plainview, Texas. Date of Murder: December 3, 1993

Lamont Claxton Underwood a Salisbury, North Carolina policeman was convicted in 1997 in Watauga County Superior Court for the 1993 kidnapping and murder of Viktor Gunnarsson, a 40-year-old Swedish citizen who was a resident of Lakewood Apartments off Statesville Boulevard A federal court has vacated the 13-year-old murder conviction of a former Salisbury policeman. Date of Murder: January 7/10, 1994

A murder 20 years ago, by Len Davis, a patrolman known as “Robocop” marked low point for New Orleans Police Department Date of Murder: Oct. 13, 1994

David Stephen Middleton a Former Miami police officer was convicted of killing two in Nevada and is suspected of killing one in Colorado Date of Murder: August 7, 1994 / February 3, 1995

Michael Durwood Griffith a Former Harris County Tx. sheriff’s deputy was executed for murder Date of Murder: October 10, 1994

Robert Alan Fratta a former Missouri City, Texas, Public Safety Officer turned death row inmate hired Joseph Andrew Prystash to kill his wife Date of Murder: November 9, 1994
Robert Fratta Found Guilty Ex-Cop Convicted of Hiring Hitmen to Kill Wife Date of Murder: November 9, 1994
Robert Fratta: A cold-blooded murder of his estranged wife in Humble, TX, & his two death sentences 02/10/2010 Date of Murder: November 9, 1994

Timothy Stuart Ring, a former Department of Corrections officer, and his co-defendants James Greenham (also a former corrections officer), and William Ferguson (a former City of Phoenix police officer), plotted to rob an armored car. Date of Murder: November 28, 1994

Antoinette Frank was a 23-year-old rookie New Orleans police officer when she and Rogers LaCaze terrorized the family-owned Kim Anh restaurant, shooting dead Officer Ronald Williams, and siblings Ha and Cuong Vu during a 1995 robbery. Date of Murder: March 4, 1995

Timothy James McVeigh was an army veteran and former security guard when he committed the Oklahoma City bombing Date of Murder: April 19, 1995

Virgil Euristi Martinez a former Houston security guard was executed for gunning down four people, including his ex-girlfriend and her two small children, during a 1996 shooting frenzy. Date of Murder: October 1, 1996

A former Monroe NC police officer Josh Griffin Guilty of Murder 02/28/1998 Date of Murder: March 29 1997

Case Of Josh Griffin a Police Officer Convicted Of Murder In Charlotte NC Gets National Attention 05/09/2008 Date of Murder: March 29 1997

Patrick J. McIntyre, the son of a former Vero Beach police detective, strangled 23-year-old Nicole Damatt after she caught him inside her 14th Avenue Florida apartment. Date of Murder: Oct. 7, 1997

John Maloney a Former Green Bay Wisconsin police arson detective convicted of killing his wife Date of Murder: February 10, 1998

Ernest Moore and Susan Lynn Rodriguez both came from Texas law enforcement families. They ended up on opposite sides of a gunfight, and both died. Date of Murder: July 7, 1998

Reginald Sublet, a twice-fired Texas police officer living in Montana herded his ex-girlfriend, their son and two others into a closed garage and started a car, killing everyone, including himself. Date of Murder: July 16, 1998

Kenisha Berry, was a former Texas prison guard who was charged with killing her own son. Date of Murder: November 29, 1998 Testimony about guards having sex with inmates and on rare occasion getting them pregnant came up in trial, although it doesn't appear to be the cause of her pregnancy.

The first Connecticut police officer, Scott B. Smith Convicted of Manslaughter in '98 Shooting of African-American suspect 03/14/2000 Dec. 29, 1998

A jury convicted former Florida sheriff's officer Roy Kipp Thursday of murdering his wife and her lover. Date of Murder: May 20, 2000

Kimber Edwards was 37 years old and worked as a correctional officer at the St. Louis City jail and was convicted of killing his ex-wife. Date of Murder: August 22, 2000

Lloyd Massey casino-hotel security guard gunned down three Pleasantville men with an AK-47 assault rifle on the eastbound lanes of Route 30 just outside of Atlantic city. Date of Murder: September 8, 2000

David Camm is a former Indiana State Trooper acquitted after three trials for the murder To collect insurance money of his wife and two children at their Georgetown, Indiana home on September 28, 2000. Date of Murder: September 28, 2000

When Sidney Dorsey was defeated in a 2000 runoff by challenger Derwin Brown, he arranged for Brown to be killed. Date of Murder: Dec. 15, 2000
Derwin Brown's assassination: A year later answers to killing slowly surfacing 12/15/2001 Date of Murder: Dec. 15, 2000

Jose Elias Castillon, stepson of a Texas police officer pleads guilty to killing 2 prostitutes January 7, 2004 Date of Murder: May 2001

Joseph Ferguson, a 21-year-old Burns International Security guard, killed five people and wounded two more before shooting himself to death during a 24-hour rampage in California Date of Murder: Sept. 8, 2001

McCord and her husband, former Pelham Alabama police officer Jeff Kelley McCord, were charged in the deaths of the Bateses, who were found shot to death and stuffed in the trunk of their burning rental on Feb. 16, 2002, in rural Georgia. Murder took place in Alabama Date of Murder: February 15, 2002

Edward L. Lutes Jr a NJ Police officer killed five and committed suicide Date of Murder: April 9, 2002

10 years later: Looking back at former Tacoma Police Chief David Brame who committed murder suicide 04/21/2013 Date of Murder: April 26, 2003

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A jury found Steven Arthur Rios a Missouri patrolman guilty Saturday of killing a gay college student who had talked about revealing their sexual affair to the police chief. Date of Murder: June 5, 2004

5 former New Orleans cops get stiff sentences, between 6 and 65 years, in Katrina bridge shootings, cover-up 04/04/2012 Date of Murder: Sept. 4, 2005

Jennifer Forsyth Hyatte daughter of a former police officer killed a prison guard who was escorting her husband during a prison break in Tennessee. Date of Murder: August 9, 2005 Hyatte asked her father, a former police officer, about getting a handcuff key. She told him her husband, George Hyatte, was about to get out of prison.

Fatal Shooting Of Franconia NH Police Cpl. Bruce McKay Caught On Tape followed by shooting of suspect by marine, Gregory W. Floyd not shown on tape 06/26/2007 Date of Murder: May 11 2007
New Hampshire Man Who Shot Cop Killer Jailed (merged Threads) Date of Murder: May 11 2007
EX-MARINE FIRES ON COP-KILLER... includes repost of Bostonb Globe article "Ex-Marine in N.H. lived by his own code" Date of Murder: May 11 2007
Police Crimes forum: Officer Bruce McKay-The New Hampshire cop killing Date of Murder: May 11 2007

Blair Christopher Hall, an Ex-California Cop Convicted Of First-Degree Murder In Wife’s Death 06/01/2011 Date of Murder: June 7, 2007

Cop Convicted Of Second-Degree Manslaughter For Shooting 5-Yr-Old Boy In Back Of Head Gets Record Expunged, Now Free Again To Become An Officer Date of Murder: Aug. 3 2007
Family: Record Of Noble Officer's Involvement In Boy's Death Erased 08/12/2013 Date of Murder: Aug. 3 2007 Both Robert Shawn Richardson and Paul Bradley Rogers pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter for the accidental shooting death of little Austin Haley. Richardson received a 5-year deferred sentence, and Rogers received two and a half. But now, there is no record of Rogers even being charged in this case.

Matt Mitchell's attorney outraged his client can't get license back 02/06/2014 Date of vehicular homicide: Nov. 23, 2007

Johannes Mehserle, the Former BART Police Officer who Shot and Killed Oscar Grant III Arrested on Murder Charges 01/14/2009 Date of Murder: 01/01/2009
Johannes Mehserle a Former transit cop convicted for involuntary manslaughter in California subway shooting goes free 06/13/2013 Date of Murder: New Year's Day 2009

Greensboro police officer "Jermeir Stroud caused a perfect storm to happen and walked away from it," said Superior Court Judge Ronald Stephens, after a 12-member jury found Stroud's former mistress, Shannon Crawley, guilty of killing his fiancee, Denita Smith. Date of Murder: January 4, 2009

Police say Tonya Ford shot and killed her husband, Lebanon Police officer David Ford, back in 2009. She was convicted in the death late last month. Date of Murder: February 10, 2009

Michael Kenneth McLendon killed ten in The Geneva County massacre in Alabama. Date of Murder: March 10, 2009 Michael Kenneth McLendon tried to join the police academy, but lasted only a week before flunking out, authorities said.

The 2010 Appomattox shootings was a spree shooting in Appomattox, Virginia by Christopher Speight a security guard who killed 8. Date of Murder: January 19, 2010

Shades of Gray in Orange Texas: After a black police officer kills a white war hero, a town begins its murky search for justice 02/24/2014 Date of Murder: July 26, 2010

Coleman Brackney an Officer Convicted In Shooting Death and served about one month in jail Becomes Bella Vista Ark. Police Chief 03/26/2013 Date of Murder: January 2010

Alabama parole board denies early release for Chevis Raymon Finley a former African-American Brighton police officer convicted of manslaughter 12/11/2011 May 2009

Stephen Rob Nunn, is the former Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1980 to 2006 and a convicted murderer. Date of Murder: September 11, 2009

Richard Chrisman, Ex-Phoenix police officer Convicted In 2010 Fatal Shooting, Gets 7 Years 12/20/2013 Date of Murder: October 2010

Closing arguments to begin in Richard Combs a S.C. ex-police chief and former marine's murder trial 01/09/2015 Date of Murder: May 3, 2011
Mistrial declared in trial of former S.C. police chief charged with murder of unarmed black man who was a former corrections officer Date of Murder: May 3, 2011

Richmond Phillips, an African-American D.C. cop found guilty of two murders, his mistress and their daughter 01/17/2013 Date of Murder: May 2011

John “Jack” McDowell Sr. an Ex-New Mexico State Police officer found guilty of murder 12/06/2014 Date of Murder: July 2011

Former California Police Officers Found Not Guilty Of Killing Homeless Man (VIDEO) 03/15/2014 Date of Murder: July 2011

Ex-cop confesses to shooting wife over holiday money woes 12/12/2011 Date of Murder: Dec. 10 2011
Clarence Cash a Retired NYPD Officer and part-time guard at the federal courthouse Sentenced to Up to Life in Prison for Killing Wife 11/12/2014 Date of Murder: Dec. 10 2011

Thomas Fallis a Former Colorado Cop Arrested for Wife's Murder Nearly Three Years Later 11/20/2014 Date of Murder: 01/01/2012

Former Culpeper Washington Police Officer Daniel Harmon-Wright Found Guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter 01/29/2013 Date of Voluntary Manslaughter: Feb. 9, 2012

Mass. Cop Shoots Fellow Officer Then Takes Own Life, Police Say 02/25/2012 Date of Murder/suicide: 02/24/2012

Oklahoma jury convicts Police Captain Randy Trent Harrison of unarmed black teen's manslaughter 11/26/2013 Date of Murder: March 14 2012

Craig Patterson an African-American Arlington deputy convicted of voluntary manslaughter in May shooting jury recommended six years 12/13/2013 Date of Manslaughter: May 22 2012

Grand Jury Controversy After Patrick Tuter an Ex-Officer Indicted For Manslaughter 11/11/2013 Date of Murder: August 2012
RT: Texas cops destroy video evidence of colleague killing unarmed man 09/26/2012 Date of Murder: August 2012
Former Garland police officer indicted on manslaughter charge in on-duty fatal shooting 11/11/2012 Date of Murder: August 2012 (Includes many additional stories about Dallas police)

Shaun Cowley an Ex-West Valley Utah police detective charged with manslaughter 06/19/2014 Date of shooting: Nov. 2, 2012

Ex-Chicago Cop Steven Mandell Convicted In Bizarre Murder-For-Hire Plot 02/22/2014 Date of plot: 2012 Former Willow Springs police officer Gary Engel was arrested along with him for his part in alleged plot and committed suicide shortly after. Various other chartges in the past were filed including one murder conviction which put him on death row before being overturned like most of his charges.

Christopher Jordan Dorner killed four people, including two police officers and the daughter of another police officer, and committed suicide during a stand off in California. Date of Murder: February 3-12, 2013

Nathaniel David Juratovac a Former Flagler Beach Fla. police officer arrested on attempted murder charge 03/30/2013 Date of Murder: 03/29/2013

Grand jury votes to indict Bryan Burgess an ex-Dallas officer in cyclist’s death 10/30/2014 Date of alleged manslaughter: May 13, 2013

Road rage murder: Joseph Walker a 40-year-old NJ cop arrested on murder, manslaughter charges in Maryland Date of Murder: June 9 2013
N.J. Detective Acquitted In Maryland Road Rage Fatal Shooting 07/30/2014 Date of Murder: June 9 2013

Chicago Ill. Police Shoot 95-Year-Old WWII Vet to Death for Refusing to Go to Hospital 06/23/2014 Date of shooting: July 26, 2013

A Grand Jury Indicted A Retired Charles Kleinert an Austin Tx. Police Detective For Killing An Unarmed Black Man In The Line Of Duty 05/13/2014 Date of shooting: July 26, 2013 Kleinert pursued him, at one point commandeering a car to find Jackson.

In a Rare Move, Sgt. Jason Blackwelder, a Conroe Texas Police Officer Was Convicted of Manslaughter, gets probation 06/11/2014 July 31, 2013

La'Cori Johnson a Dallas Tx. Police Officer Arrested, Accused of Sex Assault While On-Duty 01/29/2014 Date of alleged sexual assault: Sept. 9, 2013

CMPD White Police Officer Randall Kerrick indicted for voluntary manslaughter in shooting of unarmed African American man in NC 01/27/2014 Date of shooting: Sept. 14 2013

Paul Allen Derrick a Drunken off-duty SC deputy tried to arrest female soldier at bar when she resisted his advances 10/15/2013 Date of incident: October 7th 2013
Deputy fired after trying to arrest soldier at bar 10/31/2013 Date of incident: October 7th 2013

Cardan Spencer a Dallas police officer indicted for shooting mentally ill man in incident caught on tape 05/05/2014 Date of shooting: October 2013

Cardan Spencer and Amy Wilburn, Two Dallas cops indicted after 'both were caught on camera shooting suspects that were not a danger' 05/05/2014 Date of shooting: October 2013 and Dec. 9 2013

Former Dallas officer Senior Cpl. Amy Wilburn indicted in shooting of unarmed African-American man 04/24/2014 Date of shooting: Dec. 9 2013 She is believed to be the first Dallas officer to face charges in a police shooting since Officer Darrell Cain was indicted in the 1973 fatal shooting of 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez.

Stephen Rozniakowski an Ex-Delaware County cop charged with murder of an ex-girlfriend; bail revoked in Plymouth stalking case 12/19/2014 Date of Murder: 01/13/2014 The victim was married to another cop.
D.A.: Ex-Delaware County cop’s intent was to ‘execute’ woman who spurned him 12/17/2014 Date of Murder: 01/13/2014

'There were no warning signs': Joshua Boren a Respected police officer and corrections officer, 34, shot dead his wife, two children and mother-in-law before committing suicide just weeks after they returned from family trip to Disneyland 01/17/2014 Date of Murder: January 16 2014
Police: Joshua Boren a Utah Police officer and corrections officer kills wife, 2 young children and mother-in-law before killing self 01/17/2014 Date of Murder: January 16 2014
Utah police officer who killed family and himself had 'secrets' 07/08/2014 Date of Murder: January 16 2014

David Johnston an Orlando police officer arrested in on-duty shooting Date of Murder: 02/24/2014

Police report: Shannon Kepler a Tulsa Oklahoma officer fatally shoots daughter's boyfriend 08/06/2014 Date of Murder: 08/05/2014

New Orleans Police Officer Turns Off Body Camera Minutes Before Shooting Suspect In Forehead 08/19/2014 Date of Murder: 08/11/2014

Jacinto Zavala an Army National Guard veteran from Wyoming fatally shot by police in Greeley Colorado 08/14/2014 Date of shooting: August 13 2014

St. Louis police shoot, kill knife-wielding suspect Date of shooting: 08/19/2014 Suspect yelled kill me now

Tahreem Zeus Rana an Atlanta Ga. cop linked to homicide waives first court appearance 08/29/2014 Date of Murder: 08/22/2014

Lowell police officer resigns, indicted on motor vehicle manslaughter charges and DUI 09/17/2014 Date of vehicle manslaughter: August 23 2014

Victor Zambrano an Off Duty Cop Arrested After Shooting Two Friends he went out drinking with On New York Street Date of shooting: Friday, September 12, 2014

James Ashby a Rocky Ford Colorado officer James Ashby arrested, charged with murder in shooting of 27-year-old man 11/14/2014 Date of Murder: Oct. 12 2014

Stephen Maiorino, a Boynton Beach Fla. officer accused of on-duty rape seeks release from jail 01/23/2015 Date of alleged rape: Oct. 15 2014

Ofc. Jeremy Sweet, an On-duty Phoenix officer arrested for pointing gun at Armando Ruiz, a former Arizona state lawmaker 10/28/2014 Date of alleged incident: 10/27/2014

Kenneth Caplan, an Off-duty Dallas Tx. cop arrested for shooting woman during road rage 12/01/2014 Date of shooting: 11/11/2014

Misdemeanor DUI charges against off-duty Chicago cop accused of firing at off-duty suburban cop 11/25/2014 Date of shooting: 11/23/2014 XXX

Sheriff: Turning off dashboard camera during Syracuse NY police officer's arrest for DWI was against department policy 01/28/2015 Date of incident: 12/09/2014 After the camera stopped rolling, Cogan yelled, swore, kicked and bit at Passino and other officers, authorities said. Cogan broke one officer's glasses and caused Passino a one-inch gash to his finger, Passino wrote in court papers.

Deputy was shot by police officer during arrest of triple murder suspect in Colorado 12/22/2014 Date of "friendly fire shooting": 12/10/2014

Prosecutors accuse Cleveland Ohio police officer of violating no-contact order in domestic violence case 01/29/2015 Date of incidents: Dec. 13,14 and 15 2014

Phoenix police ID William R. Osterlind as 18-year-old soldier killed in officer-involved shooting 12/17/2014 Date of shooting: 12/16/2014 CKV

Parents of man shot by police say son did not get the care he needed 12/19/2014 Date of Murder: 12/18/2014 "This state's idea of mental health care is either in jail or at the barrel of an officer's gun," said Jene Dawson, Joshua Dawson's father. Dawson's parents said their son was diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic years ago and eventually turned to meth as a self medication to silence the voices in his head.

Craig Brewer an Off-duty cop arrested after fight with deputies 12/30/2014 Date of alleged barroom brawl: 12/24/2014
Craig Brewer a Memphis Tenn. Police Officer arrested after Christmas Eve barroom brawl 12/30/2014 Date of alleged barroom brawl: 12/24/2014 This article doesn't mention that the brawl was against additional officers made clear in previous article.

We were sleeping when I shot my wife, Georgia police chief says on 911 tape 01/03/2015 Date of shooting: 01/01/2015
Peachtree City police chief shoots wife; GBI investigating 01/02/2015 Date of shooting: 01/01/2015
Wife of Georgia police chief paralyzed by bedside shooting: reports after she was released from hospital 01/15/2015 Date of shooting: 01/01/2015

Branden Glass, an Off-duty Wichita Kansas police officer arrested on suspicion of assault 01/02/2015 Date of incidents: 01/01/2015 and August 2014

Dwain Kent Diehl a Wichita Kansas police officer arrested on domestic violence 01/06/2015 Date of Murder: 01/06/2015

Family woes might have led deputy and military veteran Sam Driskell's stepson, Felix Almonte to kill him, his wife and daughter then commit suicide 01/09/2015 Date of Murder: 01/06/2015

Man accused of shooting South Dakota trooper is former Wyoming police officer 01/12/2015 Date of shooting: 01/08/2015

Albuquerque Cop Shoots Undercover Officer Over $60 Meth Deal 01/12/2015 Date of Murder: 01/09/2015

James John Cartwright a Durham NC cop arrested on Wake domestic violence charge 01/14/2015 Date of domestic violence allegation: 01/12/2015

Police officer fatally shoots knife-wielding man in Draper Utah 01/14/2015 Date of shooting: 01/14/2015 previous shooting by same officer in 2013

Jennifer Garvey a MBTA Transit Police officer and combat veteran with PTSD ordered to get mental health care following domestic dispute 01/22/2015 Date of incident: 01/17/2015

Doreen Sotelo-Celedon an Off-duty Dallas police corporal arrested on DWI charge in Cedar Hill 01/24/2015 Date of alleged DWI: 01/24/2015

Jonathan Burger an Indiana Police officer accused of domestic violence expected in court 01/29/2015 Date of incident: 01/25/2015

Rookie Akron Ohio cop on light duty after bar fight, arrest in Lakewood 01/28/2015 Date of bar fight: 01/25/2015

Joseph Mcauliffe, an Off-duty NYPD officer arrested on charge of drunken-driving after accident during snowstorm 01/27/2015 Date of accident and alleged DUI: 01/26/2015

Ilaya Prozorov, a Sacramento Ca. police civilian employee terminated for alleged off-hours impersonation 01/27/2015 Date of Murder: 01/27/2015

Retired New York police officer kills 2 daughters, himself 0/22/2015 Date of Murder: 02/21/2015

Police officers from other countries convicted of murder:

James Roland Robertson a Glasgow officer Police officer was convicted and hanged for killing his former lover Date of Murder: July 28, 1950

Howard Wilson a Former policeman killed two other cops while robbing a bank in Scotland Date of Murder: December 30, 1969

Ronald Glenn West a Toronto police officer raped robbed and killed two women. He was caught 30 years later thanks to DNA Date of Murder: May 6/13, 1970

Dennis Andrew Nilsen enlisted in the British Army and became a cook in Aden, Cyprus and Berlin. He left the army in 1972 and served briefly as a police officer. Sentenced to life imprisonment for serial killing of 16 on 4 November 1983 Date of Murder: 1978 - 1983

Eugene Alexander de Kock was a Former assassin for the South African apartheid government Date of Murder: 1970's - 1980's

Madani Bouhouche (June 14, 1952 - November 22, 2005) was a former Belgian gendarme with the Belgian Gendarmerie, convicted in 1995 for various crimes, including two murders. Date of Murder: 1982 / 1989

Serial Killer and Ex-South African policeman - Security guard Louis van Schoor Was sentenced for seven murders and two attempted murders. He has been in jail at the East London Prison since he was convicted in the Supreme Court in April 1992. Released October 2004 Date of Murder: 1986 - 1989

Barend Hendrik Strydom a white South African former policeman, a right-wing extremist, killed seven blacks in a shooting spree in central Pretoria after murdering one woman earlier in a private "practice attack". Unrepentant, he was sentenced to death in June 1989 then released in 1992. Date of Murder: November 8/15, 1988

Between 1989 and 1992 children disappeared around the town of Altamira, Brazil. The children were sexually mutilated and murdered. Dr. Anisio Ferreitra De Sousa was sentenced to 77 years in prison. Two co-defendants also received terms: Amailton Madeira Gomes (a former policeman) was sentenced to 57 years, and Césio Brandão to 56 years in prison. Date of Murder: 1989 - 1992

Dhananjoy Chatterjee (August 14, 1965 in Kuludihi, West Bengal, India - August 14, 2004 at Alipore Central Jail in Calcutta, India) was a security guard who was executed by hanging for the rape and murder of 14-year-old Hetal Parekh. Date of Murder: March 5, 1990

Esad Landzo was Guard at the Celebici Bosnia prison camp where he tortured and killed at least three. Date of Murder: 1992

Mikhail Viktorovich Popkov is a suspected Russian serial killer and former policeman who is allegedly responsible for the murders of at least 24 women Date of Murder: 1992 - 2000

John Earl Baughman a former Orland Park Ex-cop on death row in the Caribbean nation of Antigua for his wife's murder To collect insurance money hanged himself Tuesday night, a few days after Antigua's top court dismissed his final appeal, officials announced Wednesday. Date of Murder: May 27, 1995

A former Indian police constable, Umesh Reddy, who had allegedly raped and robbed over 20 women, tops the list of most dreaded serial rapists. Date of Murder: February 28, 1998

Alexei Vladimirovich Pichugin is a former high ranking security official at the erstwhile Russian oil giant Yukos convicted of 5 Murders for hire. Date of Murder: 1998 - 2002

Duan Guocheng was a Chinese serial killer working as a security guard. Date of Murder: 1999 - 2001 "We've reached the age of serial killing in China," says Wang Dazhong, a famed criminal investigator who trains cops at the Chinese Peoples' Public Security University in Beijing.

On August 28th 2001 Gravesend England police officer Karl Bluestone had an after-shift drink in the pub with officers from his Windmill Street station, settled down in front of the television to watch police soap opera The Bill, then murdered his pregnant wife and two pre-school children with a claw hammer and hanged himself in the garage with rope he had bought earlier that day. Date of Murder: August 28th 2001

Mauro Antonello, a 40-year-old construction worker, former security guard shot and killed his ex-wife and six others relatives and neighbors before turning the gun on himself in Italy. Date of Murder: October 15, 2002

South African detective Chippa Mateane went on a rampage killing eight people including four colleagues and an infant before being shot dead by police yesterday. Date of Murder: April 3, 2006

Joan Vila Dilme a security guard at a Spanish retirement home was sentenced to 127 years in prison Friday for killing 11 elderly residents, three of whom he forced to drink bleach. Date of Murder: August 2009 / October 2010

Tiago Henrique Gomes da Rocha a former Brazilian security guard claims he killed 16 or more mostly homeless people out of rage after being sexually abused by a neighbour as a child Date of Murder: 2011 - 2014

Travis Baumgartner was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 40 years for killing three fellow security guards during an armored car robbery in Canada. Date of Murder: June 15, 2012

Tonga Police Officer Convicted In Inmate’s Death Loses Appeal in murder of a New Zealand police officer in jail 10/30/2014 Date of Murder: August 17, 2012

Rolando Del Rosario Mendoza a Disgruntled former senior inspector of the Manila Police District hijacked a tourist bus carrying 25 people in an attempt to get his job back he was killed along with 8 hostages in the stand off; he didn't get his job back. Date of Murder: August 23, 2010

Uthai Dechachiwat a Thai policeman who killed Calgary backpacker Leo Del Pinto in January 2008 has been sentenced to 37½ years in prison for murder; his sentence would run consecutive to a 25-year sentence he received for murdering his 18-year-old Thai bride by clubbing her to death while he was out on bail. Date of Murder: January 6, 2008 / September 18, 2010

Hearing begins for Toronto cop accused of shooting teen on streetcar 04/22/2014 Date of Murder: July 27, 2013