Officer Richard Valerga, 51, pleaded no contest on Nov. 22 to two counts of false imprisonment and two counts of interfering with the civil rights of his victims, all of whom were Asian immigrants. Full Text
Police Chief David William Scheid, 47, a former deputy with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office who was named Zolfo Springs chief in 2005, has been charged with two felony counts of official police_brutality; one felony count of grand theft, one felony count of tampering with a witness, one felony count of fabricating physical evidence and one count of petit theft. Full Text
Officer Eugene Victor Perry Jr, turned himself in yesterday and has been charged in the shooting deaths of two off-duty Baltimore city officers. Another victim was the former fiancee of the suspect. Bail has been denied.
The two city officers, identified as Adam Vazquez, 26, and Leslie Holliday, 34, were shot shortly after noon. Vazquez was a 4 1/2-year veteran of the city force; Holliday had been on the force for 1 1/2 years and was still on probationary status. Full Text