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Special Counsel's Office Raided By FBI

Federal agents raided the office and home of U.S. Special Counsel Scott Bloch on Tuesday while investigating whether the nation's top protector of whistle-blowers destroyed evidence potentially showing he retaliated against his own staff.


Dallas officer convicted in fake drug scandal begins prison term

Mark Delapaz was convicted in 2005 and sentenced to five years in prison after lying to a judge to obtain a search warrant.


Governor, Dems want Ohio AG to resign amid sex scandal

Attorney General Marc Dann admitted Friday to having an extramarital affair with a subordinate after findings in an unrelated sexual harassment investigation threatened to reveal the relationship.


Dann scandal dates back 7 months

A sexual harassment scandal inside Attorney General Marc Dann's office began about seven months ago when aides overlooked the concerns of a staff member who tried to raise the issue with human resources, according to transcripts of a recently concluded investigation.


Former Sheriff Pleads Guilty

"Guilty," Long answered to counts 1 through 19 involving extortion, 20 through 25 involving money laundering, count 26 of providing a firearm and ammunition to a known felon and to count 27, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.


Red-faced judge coughs up and says sorry

A California judge has apologised and agreed to pay $100,000 to a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur for having pursued meritless claims against him in a lawsuit she filed in her private law practice 12 years ago.


Retired Trooper Accused Of Stealing Money From Fellow Troopers

Highway Patrol has finally released information saying that John Vaught has been retired for about a year and a half, but internal affairs believes he stole hundreds of dollars while he was on active duty.


Chicago police officer indicted

Cook County prosecutors say a Chicago police officer accused of falsifying information in drunken driving arrests ignored numerous critical steps in making a legitimate drunken driving arrest in April 2005.


Officer Charged In Second Child Sex Abuse Case

Officer Troy Gee, 33, was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexual abuse of a minor, third- and fourth-degree sex offense, providing alcohol to a minor and two other charges.


Detective Charged With Child Porn Out On Bond

A Phoenix police homicide detective arrested by his own department Wednesday on child pornography charges was released from jail overnight on $25,000 bond, officials said.

He is identified as Detective Mike Polk, 50, a 26-year-veteran of the police department.


Probation officer admits to accepting bribes

Juan Muñiz Jr., 28, of McAllen, admitted to selling information on convicts in the Rio Grande Valley to a man he believed to be linked to Mexican organized crime, according to the U.S. attorney's office.


Former Taycheedah Correctional Officer Charged With Sexual Assault

Jimmie L. Brown of Oshkosh was charged Wednesday in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court with 13 counts of second-degree sexual assault by correctional staff while working at the Taycheedah Correctional Institution.


Munhall Officer Accused Of Relationship With 13-Year-Old Girl

Officer Michael John Curtin, a veteran with Munhall Borough Police Department, is accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile.


Former deputy jailed on sexual-assault charges

Jerry Lee Diyer, 42, of Grandview was arrested Thursday after authorities received outcries from two girls.


Current, former police chiefs indicted on criminal counts

A grand jury indicted a current and former Rio Grande Valley police chief Tuesday on charges stemming from separate cases.


Former MTA officer sentenced in car-burning scheme

A police officer for the Maryland Transit Administration was sentenced today to five years in prison for his role in a scheme to burn vehicles owned by transit employees for the insurance money, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland.


Metro East police officer accused of attacking boy

A police officer in the Metro East community of Washington Park is accused of sexual misconduct involving a 14-year-old Illinois boy in St. Louis.


Elite Orlando Police Unit Accused Of Violating Rights

When the Problem Solvers tracked arrests through court, it was discovered that Orlando police lead the way in its share of cases dismissed because of what the state attorney's office calls, "key witness problems -- LEO" (law enforcement officer).


Former local attorney admits to misconduct

A former Jackson County deputy district attorney has been banned from practicing law for one year after admitting to professional misconduct and criminal behavior.


Nogales cop faces trial in sex assault case

A Nogales police officer who goes on trial for sexual assault and kidnapping this week has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior by four other young women or girls.


7 NYC Correction Officers Charged With Accepting Bribes

The officers are accused of taking as little as $200 for smuggling heroin to inmates and as much as $2,700 for carrying bundles of different drugs to them.


Former Sheriff's Detective Pleads Guilty To Identity Theft

Former Rutherford County Sgt. Mark Warf pleaded guilty Thursday.

Warf admitted that while he worked in the sheriff's office he got the names and social security numbers of other people. Then without their knowledge, he opened 17 credit cards in their names and charged about $23,000 worth of merchandise.


Moorestown cop charged with cruelty to animals

New charges of sex acts with cows have been brought against a Moorestown policeman who last week was charged with sexually assaulting three girls.

Officer Robert Melia Jr., 38, of Moorestown, remained in Burlington County Jail on Tuesday with bail of $510,000.


Ex-cop gets 31 years for sex act in Iowa with boy

Donald Rager used to be a police officer in Lake and McHenry counties, but now he'll spend more than 31 years in federal prison for having sex with a teenage boy from Iowa he met on the Internet.


Case against Chandler officer to go to trial; K9 died in car

Sergeant Tom Lovejoy left his police dog, Bandit, in a hot car for 13 hours in August. Bandit died in the car.


Sulphur Springs police chief arrested for gun theft

Police Chief Andrew Little faces felony theft charges after allegedly stealing and pawning guns owned by his stepfather.


Stakes Go Higher For Chief's "Free Ride"

Florida's Commission on Ethics today formally charged Miami Police Chief John Timoney with violating state law by accepting the free use of a luxury car and failing to report it.


Officer gets probation for running plate checks for friend

A Fairfax County police sergeant who pleaded guilty to illegally using police computers to check license plate numbers for a friend has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation.


Alton police employees sue former chief in sex case

Four Alton police department employees who accused former Chief Jose Luis Vela of sexually assaulting them last year have sued him and the city.


Trial begins for police officer charged in cover-up

Arthur Tesler was one of the officers on the scene as Kathryn Johnston was shot during a surprise raid on her house based on wrong information that cocaine was stored there. Some officers tried to cover up the crime by planting drugs in Johnston's basement.


Prosecuters ban two Baltimore police officers from testifying, dismiss pending cases

Baltimore prosecutors are dismissing dozens of drug cases from two police officers banned from testifying in court amid suspicions they have been untruthful in charging documents.


Ex-Guard Gets 30 Years for Molesting Girl

Circuit Judge Neil Roddenbery also declared Derrick Andrew Brown, 27, to be a sexual predator, a designation that carries various restrictions.


Jury deliberates for second day in molestation trial of former Desert Hot Springs officer

The former officer, a 37-year-old former Desert Hot Springs police officer, is charged with molesting the now-18-year-old relative for a decade from the time she was 7 and another teen for several months in 2005-06 while she was taking part in the department's Explorers program, which he founded and operated.


Ex-S.F. prosecutor gets 8 1/2 years for fraud

A former San Francisco prosecutor who inherited a role overseeing a multimillion-dollar trust has been sentenced to an 8 1/2-year prison term and ordered to repay the $52 million in trust funds he misappropriated and spent in just six months in Alaska, authorities said.


StL County cop fired after arrest

A St. Louis County police officer was fired last week after he was arrested for allegedly furnishing pornography to a minor.


Police Officer Steals From Evidence Room

Police want part-time Sweetwater officer Christopher Green for allegedly taking $23,000 from the department's evidence room.


Former policeman charged with filing false report

Andrew Baker was served with two misdemeanor warrants Wednesday night – for filing a false police report and shooting a firearm within 300 feet of a business or residential property.


Police: Okla. Sheriff Ran Sex-Slave Operation From Jail

Michael Burgess surrendered to Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents and posted bond Wednesday night, hours after he resigned as Custer County sheriff amid 35 felony charges, including accusations of forcible oral sodomy, kidnapping, rape and perjury.


Pittsburgh Police Apologize For Issuing Bad Speeding Tickets

Hundreds of people in Pittsburgh will have their speeding tickets voided.

That’s because police admit to using a device they were not permitted to use.


Mulberry Deputy Chief Arrested on Sexual Battery Charge

Mulberry Police Deputy Chief Jody Beaudry turned himself in to the Polk County Jail today after a warrant was issued for his arrest following a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation.


Cop wove a tangled web

Officer M. Gregory Yarbrough, 40, of the 1400 block of East Main Street, East Earl, was charged Friday with filing false reports to law enforcement after police say he disguised his voice while making threats to himself and his wife on her cell phone on the morning of March 21.


SBI Inquiry Sought in Traffic Stop of Sheriff's Daughter

Vance County District Attorney Sam Currin on Thursday asked for a state investigation into a recent traffic stop involving the daughter of Vance County Sheriff Peter White.


Ohio state troopers disciplined for Ku Klux Klan photo

A highway patrolman who was photographed in a handmade Ku Klux Klan costume while on duty the day before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday has been suspended without pay, authorities said.


Another test scandal at the Police Department?

Inside information about the contents of an upcoming test for promotion to sergeant in the Police Department has allegedly been leaked to a test-taker, provoking an uproar in the department and instigating an internal investigation.


Rookie NYPD cop busted in $113G Pennsylvania bank heist

An NYPD rookie sworn to enforce the law broke it big-time Thursday, stealing $113,000 from a Pennsylvania bank at gunpoint, authorities said.


Deputy Charged in Teen's Death

Deputy Ken Tschudy faces a charge of homicide by negligent operation of a motor vehicle in the crash that fatally injured Mindy Erickson of Linwood.


Ex-Charleston County deputy pleads guilty to excessive force

A former Charleston County deputy has pleaded guilty to kneeing a mentally ill person in the face and in a separate incident kicking a driver already in handcuffs.


Ex-judge charged with misconduct

Former Municipal Court judge Richard Sasso has been charged with seven counts of judicial misconduct, including being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol while on the bench and disorderly conduct at Torpedo's Go-Go Bar in Bound Brook.


Probe of police steroid use hits Tenn.

Three veteran Metro officers have been stripped of their badges while their possible connection to steroids is investigated. And a young Murfreesboro officer lost his job after admitting he had been using them since high school to bulk up.


Officer shoots unarmed teens

Two teenage boys were in fair condition April 8 after being shot the day before by an undercover Howard County police officer conducting drug surveillance in Jessup, police said. The officer reportedly was attempting to question the boys, who were unarmed.


Forest Park cop fired after rape accusation

A Forest Park police officer has been fired after being charged with rape, sodomy and sexual assault while forcing himself on a woman in his patrol car, authorities said.


APD officer suspect in fatal hit-and-run accident

A sergeant in the traffic unit of the Albuquerque Police Department is a suspect in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend that killed a 47-year-old woman.


Chief Fires Cop Accused of Rape

The Forest Park police received a phone call from Atlanta Medical Center Sunday morning. A woman there was reporting she had been raped by a Forest Park police officer. Ten hours later, Officer Kenneth Schmidt was in jail, charged with sexual assault, sodomy, and rape.


Gotti 'son' rats out judges, officials

Besides ratting out members of the Mafia, John Gotti's "adopted son" fingered three crooked judges and corrupt officials in Nassau County, the Daily News has learned.


O.C. sheriff puts 6 on leave in Theo Lacy jail scandal, asks FBI to join probe

Acting Orange County Sheriff Jack Anderson said today he has placed six department members on administrative leave after grand jury transcripts showed that Theo Lacy jail guards watched television, played video games and engaged in cellphone text chats while relying on inmates to enforce order through threats and intimidation.


Connections seem to help Polk official elude charges in sex sting

Overseeing the pretrial intervention program of the Polk State Attorney's Office, Arley Smith had the power to decide who violated conditions of the program and went to prison.


OPD opens criminal investigation into officer accused of pushing woman down stairs

The Orlando Police Department launched a criminal investigation today into the officer accused of pushing a woman down a flight of stairs at a night club, Orlando police chief Val Demings said today.


Correctional officer accused of having sex with juvenile offenders

The Indianapolis Juvenile Correctional Facility has suspended a male security officer after two female teenage offenders said they had sex with him Saturday.


Former cop allegedly used power to get sex

Nathan F. Amosa, 24, was charged on Monday with forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony and two counts of forcible sex abuse, both second-degree felonies, in connection with the alleged assault on a woman on Friday in Hurricane.


Gustine police chief resigns after DUI arrest

The police chief for the community of Gustine is stepping down following his arrest in February on suspicion of drunken driving.


Trial set in sex case for ex-officer

Christopher Winters, 30, is charged with one count of importuning, a fifth-degree felony.


Report: Officers sold Cortez weapons

Buckeye Lake police officers sold guns to a former Buckeye Lake village councilman who was prohibited from possessing weapons because of a previous felony conviction, according to a Licking County Sheriff’s Office report.


Ohio Man Pleads Guilty in Child-Sex Case

A former children's services lawyer accused in an Internet child-sex sting pleaded guilty Tuesday to two charges.


Former jailer locked up

A former jailer in Claiborne Parish has returned to the detention center, but not to work. He was booked for stealing an inmate's identity.


N.C. sheriff faces charges

A grand jury in Brunswick County has indicted Sheriff Ronald Hewett on charges of embezzlement by a public official and obstruction of justice.



Nearly 20 suspended officers - including three caught in a narcotics scandal and one accused in a fatal road-rage attack - are back on the payroll, but not back at work, because of a deal worked out between their unions and the NYPD.


Appeal fails to free former deputy convicted in check scheme

There was no break in the Michigan Court of Appeals for a fired Lenawee County sheriff’s deputy convicted of passing fake checks with identities stolen from drunken driving suspects he arrested.


PdC Corrections Officer Charged with Sexual Assault of Inmates

58-year-old James Trentin is charged with 22 felony counts of sexual assault and six counts of delivering articles to inmates.


Financial Scandal Unravels At Luzerne Co. Jail

The chips are beginning to fall in a scandal surrounding the Luzerne County Correctional Facility and the county's prison board. In the words of one county commissioner, someone ignored policy when it came to bidding contracts at the prison.


DEA computers, guns missing

More than 90 weapons and 230 laptop computers belonging to the Drug Enforcement Administration have turned up missing during the past six years and, despite efforts by the agency to address weaknesses in tracking the items, "significant deficiencies" remain, a report said today.


Dallas police officers fired for writing false tickets

Senior Cpl. Jeffrey Nelson and Senior Cpl. Al Schoelen were fired for entering "inaccurate, false or improper information on citations" and engaging in an unacceptable "pattern of enforcement activity," according to police. Cpl. Nelson also was fired for using "inappropriate force" on a handcuffed woman and having people sign blank citations.


Sheriff's officer charged with stealing evidence

A Passaic County sheriff’s officer and former Haledon council member was arraigned in state court Monday on charges he stole five kilos of cocaine and 1.6 kilos of heroin from an evidence room he supervised.


Chief, jail officers among more than 30 disciplined by police board

In what might be the largest docket in its history, the state's police board Monday booted or disciplined more than 30 peace officers accused of wrongdoing.


Amite officer charged with 8 more arsons

Fire investigators linked a previously arrested Amite police officer also serving as a Roseland volunteer firefighter to all 14 arson fires set in the Amite area since Nov. 29, the State Fire Marshal’s Office announced Wednesday.


New charges for sheriff's lieutenant in gun case

With a trial looming and his career at stake, Orange County sheriff's Lt. Lloyd Kurth faces new charges that he stole and sold guns while overseeing the evidence room at the sheriff's office.


Hastings cop charged for fake tickets

A former Hastings police officer was charged with misconduct Wednesday, after she allegedly filed false reports and issued warning tickets to people who didn’t exist.

Sgt. Valerie Scharfe allegedly filed 37 false tickets between January 2006 and December 2008, so she wouldn’t be in violation of the department’s policy, according to officials.


TV anchor's cop husband charged with rape

A suburban police sergeant who is married to a New York City anchorwoman was charged Wednesday with raping a 17-year-old girl hours after he helped arrest her boyfriend at her house.


Class Action Dean Weiss to Plead Guilty to Kickbacks

Melvyn I. Weiss, whose law firm engineered securities fraud class actions that forced companies to pay $45 billion, will plead guilty to conspiracy as part of a $251 million scheme to pay clients kickbacks for filing lawsuits.


Cheney Ex-Aide 'Scooter' Libby Disbarred

Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was disbarred today by a District of Columbia court that ruled that his convictions last year for perjury and obstructing justice in a White House leak investigation disqualify him from practicing law.


Cop Accused Of Stealing Hot Dogs Gets Fired

Officer Murphy Pierce has been accused of stealing hot dogs from a vendor starting in late 2006 and later trying to tamper with witnesses in the case when the vendor complained.


The NYPD Ignores Leap Day Crimes to Keep Stats Low

The NYPD has become so obsessed with trying to show an ever-lower crime rate that it erased February 29, 2008.

You have to go to the fine print-an asterisk at the bottom of the stats-to get what's kind of an explanation: "Crime figures for February 29, 2008 . . . were excluded to ensure accurate comparisons."


2 fired police officers accused of holding country singer Steve Holy at gunpoint indicted

Randy Anderson and Paul Loughridge were indicted Monday on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Anderson was also indicted on one count of kidnapping.


JPSO jail officer arrested

Correctional Officer Yamon Wilson, 25, of New Orleans, was arrested and booked with one count of malfeasance in office.


BPD battles to boot bad actors

Under the glare of a highly charged federal probe into rank-and-file steroid abuse, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis is under more pressure than ever to sniff out and boot the bad seeds.


Former FBI Official Sentenced in Abduction of Girlfriend

A former FBI supervisor who once headed the bureau's Toledo, Ohio, office has been sentenced to six years in prison for abducting a girlfriend.


Authorities: Case against deputy tied to stolen Tampa drugs

While Donald Riggans was on duty in a Pasco County patrol car and deputy's uniform last week, he caught a drug-runner carrying $25,000 in cash.

Then he drove to a school parking lot in New Port Richey, according to court records, and divided the proceeds with two others, taking $9,000 for himself.


Ex-police chief, 2 aides enter not-guilty pleas

Former Gary Police Chief Thomas Houston and two of his top aides pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that they beat, harmed and illegally held people they suspected of breaking into Houston's house.


Deputy Charged in Wind Jammer Restaurant Shooting

Sgt. Chris Jones, 39, was arrested Friday, March 14, 2008. Investigators say around 1:00 a.m., police were called to the restaurant and discovered two people had been shot.

Police say an argument in the parking lot, over a parking space, between Jones and the 22 year-old victim was what led to the shooting.


`King of Torts' cops a plea

Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, the legendary trial lawyer who made Big Business tremble every time he set foot in court, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to bribe a judge - a crime that will almost surely send him to prison and perhaps spell the end of his storied legal career.



The security detail assigned to protect Gov. Spitzer during out-of-town trips that included his hotel trysts with prostitutes is now being probed by the State Police's Internal Affairs Bureau, The Post has learned.


DEA agent from Orlando pleads guilty to tax fraud

A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent from Orlando, accused of embezzling confiscated drug money between 2003 and 2005, pleaded guilty Wednesday to failing to report $200,000 on his federal income taxes.


Stripper: Groundbreaking Judge Banked My Money

The stripper says he helped her hide assets from creditors, at a time when she had court judgments against her totaling nearly $315,000.


St. Paul cop and Ramsey Sheriff's official, indicted

Forty-seven-year-old Conrad Rehak of Ramsey and 48-year-old Mark Paul Naylon of Ramsey face six counts of defrauding the citizens of Minnesota of their honest services in a wire fraud scheme, one count of theft of government funds, and one count of conspiracy to violate the civil rights of inhabitants of Minnesota.


Conviction upheld for ex-attorney

An appeals court upheld Elsebeth Baumgartner's 2006 criminal contempt conviction for accusing a judge of persecuting her and committing crimes.


Bexar deputy faces drug rap

George Autobee, an 18-year deputy, was charged in federal court Monday with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.


Ex-cop admits pocketing "donations" for youth team in exchange for not issuing traffic tickets

A now-retired Port Authority police officer - accused by authorities of using his badge to demand "donations'' for a youth baseball team in return for overlooking motor vehicle violations - has pleaded guilty to official misconduct and other crimes.


Judge to decide damages in case of men killed by Bulger's gang

Mobsters shot the two men dead to exact revenge, but a federal judge is now weighing how much the FBI should pay the families for their loss.


Officers expected to reach plea deal in boy's killing

Robert Shawn Richardson and Paul Bradley Rogers were charged with manslaughter in September in connection with the Aug. 3 death of Austin Haley.


Md. Police Officers Ignore Speed Cameras

No matter what the cameras say, some drivers are refusing to pay dozens of $40 speeding fines. Who? Police officers.


Former Cop Gets Jail Time for Stealing From Hispanic Drivers

Steven Ray Hilsinger, 33, a fomer officer of the Washington, N.C., police department, was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for illegal searches of Hispanic motorists.


Police officer charged with gun thefts resigns

A Tulsa police officer who is accused of stealing guns from the Police Department and selling them on the Internet resigned Thursday.

The U.S. Attorney's Office had charged Officer Buddy Visser, a 17-year veteran of the force, on Wednesday with stealing the weapons and ammunition from the Tulsa Police Department's firing range, where he was an instructor.


Accused Southampton officer faces more charges

A suspended Southampton Town police officer described by prosecutors last year as a "sexual predator in a police uniform" will return to Suffolk County Court soon to face additional charges.


Commanding Officer Testifies Officers Didn’t yell ‘Police!’

After the first week of the trial of the three detectives accused of shooting an unarmed man 50 times, a question has risen: did the detectives identified themselves before shooting?


Police officer pleads guilty

A Cincinnati police officer accused of intentionally losing paperwork related to an acquaintance's drunken-driving arrest pleaded guilty Monday to tampering with records.


Police chief announces retirement from force

Four days after word got out that the police chief’s former wife leveled allegations that the chief and deputy chief helped change test scores so that she could get on the force, the chief has announced his retirement.


Police Officer Had Pornography on His Computers

Court records indicate pornographic images of bondage and rape were among the files retrieved from computers police seized from the home of a former Bloomington, Indiana police officer accused of rape.

Jeff Pelo has pleaded not guilty to nearly three dozen charges alleging he raped four women between 2002 and 2005.


Ex-cop to make own pretrial arguments

A judge granted a request yesterday for former Hamilton police officer Jeffrey Nemes to make his own pretrial arguments.


Fired deputy pleads not guilty to child restraint charge

Monte Morast is accused of intentionally subjecting a student to mistreatment by allowing Montgomery County Jail inmates to disrobe the student during a tour of the facility in February 2007, according to court records.


Capitol Police officer admits setting fires

A policewoman suspected in a series of small fires in restrooms in buildings around Capitol Hill late last year has admitted guilt and agreed to resign and pay restitution to avoid prosecution.


Officer indicted in hit-and-run cover-up

Bradley Stockelberg, 43, of Flemington was indicted on eight counts in connection to the alleged cover-up of the crash, caused by fellow officer Jason Peltack, in Finnagel's Restaurant parking lot on Route 31 in Clinton Township in August 2006.


Former Sarasota deputy found guilty in corruption case

Eddie Falcone, 38, of Bradenton, was arrested in connection with a yearlong investigation centered around the former Cleopatra Gentlemen's Club in Manatee County.


OCEAN CITY: Virginia deputy sheriff accused of rape

Police in the resort said they are charging 31-year-old Zachary Dennis Taylor of Ruther Glen, Va. with second-degree rape following an incident that took place last weekend.


Officer Accused Of Breaking Into Home While On Duty

Richard Berndt Jr. was fired immediately and stripped of his badge after St. Cloud police said he broke into the home and took a small table and other furnishings.


Former City Attorney Fired, No Severance

In a vote of 4-0 Thursday, Miami City Commissioners rejected Jorge Fernandez's resignation and voted to fire him instead, thus nullifying his employment contract's severance package. The commission also voted to fight, at any cost, any legal action Fernandez may decide to bring against the city or its administrators.


Ex-Laredo police chief sentenced to prison for taking bribes

A federal judge has sentenced Laredo's former police chief to three years in prison for taking $13,000 in cash and gifts from a gambling business.


Woman to testify in trial of former DHS police officer

An 18-year-old woman will testify today at the trial of a relative, a former Desert Hot Springs police officer accused of molesting her over a 10-year-period.


'Quirk' keeps former DA on the payroll

District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal resigned 10 days ago amid an e-mail scandal in which he was accused of sending and receiving racist, sexist and political messages and deleting others sought in a federal civil rights lawsuit.

But he still is on the public payroll.

Rosenthal, who resigned Feb. 15 under threat of legal removal from office, will continue to receive his $164,000 annual salary, according to county officials.


Former cop charged in church theft

A former Memphis police officer has been indicted for allegedly stealing more than $10,000 from Barron Heights Missionary Baptist Church.


Former Sheriff Long Formally Indicted

A federal grand jury sitting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, returned a twenty-eight count felony Indictment today charging former Hamilton County Sheriff Billy Long with extortion, money laundering, providing a gun to a felon, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.


Bar hands out disciplines, none from area

The Florida Bar recently announced that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 30 attorneys, disbarring seven, suspending 12, placing 10 on probation, reprimanding 11 and ordering one to pay restitution. Some attorneys received more than one form of discipline.


Two police officers fired for conduct

Allegheny Township supervisors voted unanimously to fire two township police officers for spending ‘‘excessive amounts of time” at their private business or home while on duty.

Robert Salimbene, an officer for about 17 years, and Sandra, for about five years, were suspended Dec. 11 for neglect of duty.


Sheriff's deputy, charged with DUI, pleads to reckless driving

Heather Graves, 37, a training officer, was originally charged with a first offense of driving under the influence. That charge was reduced at the recommendation of Loudon Police Chief James Webb.


Lowell officer pleads guilty to abuse, quits job

Brandon Clare Robinson, 30, was on unpaid administrative leave from the Lowell Police Department since May. He resigned Monday, police said.

He was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after the alleged 2002 molestation surfaced when the teen, now 18, told his sister.


D.C. Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Sex Charge

Thirty-nine-year-old Kenneth Longerbeam, of Gwynn Oak, Maryland, pleaded guilty to one count of traveling to D.C. to have sex with a minor.


Panel orders judge’s removal

The state Commission on Judicial Conduct on Tuesday ordered the removal of the Fulton County judge for violating the rights of five people he sent to jail in 2005, labeling his actions as “serious misconduct.”


Portage County Deputy Charged In Teen's Death

Sgt. Ken Tschudy is accused in the death of Mindy Erickson, 18, last fall. Erickson died when Tschudy's squad hit her car as he raced through a red light in pursuit of a suspect on Oct. 29.


Sheriff's Deputy Expected In Court Tuesday

A Wicomico County Sheriff's deputy who's accused of molesting two young girls will be in court Tuesday. Charles McMichael's motions hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning.


Lake Charles police officer booked on rape, other sex charges

A Lake Charles police officer has been arrested on rape and other sex charges, authorities said.


Mom: Police Told Daughter To Stop Calling Before Murder-Suicide

A Central Florida woman whose 17-year-old daughter was killed in a murder-suicide apparently committed by her ex-boyfriend said the teen was told by police to stop calling for help or she'd be arrested.


E-mail scandal sinks Texas prosecutor

A district attorney who's considered the state's most powerful prosecutor resigned Friday under the weight of a scandal involving the release of dozens of pornographic, racist and political e-mails on his office computer.


Copping out: BPD review panel meets in secrecy

Boston’s year-old police-civilian review board - touted as the people’s watchdog on cop abuses - is so shrouded from public view it stands out nationally as among the most secretive panels of its kind, a Herald review shows.

Cloaked in secrecy, the Hub review board operates in stark contrast to similar agencies in New York, Miami, Washington, D.C., Cincinnati and 10 other cities, where panels post times and dates of meetings, hold them in full view of the public, describe cases under review and announce findings on a regular basis.


Ex-cop guilty of porn is jailed

Jeremy Boyd Grammer, 31, pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography over the Internet.


Two Clearfield County officers charged over knife threat claim

Officer Brian Scott Dixon, 36, and his supervisor, Sgt. Gregory Scott Neeper, 41, were charged with misdemeanor counts and placed on paid administrative leave.


Ex-cop appears on sex charges

Former Norwalk police Lt. Thomas Cummings appeared in state Superior Court for the first time yesterday to face charges of having sex with two 15-year-old boys and trying to lure a third over the Internet.


Van Buren cop, 3 others accused of leaving bill unpaid at restaurant

The four men were arrested at about 2 a.m. after they rushed out of the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant on West 9 Mile near Woodward, leaving a bill of about $76 for food and drinks, and jumped into a pickup truck driven by the officer, which then drove off without lights and ran a red light, Ferndale police said.


Shooting details revealed in former officer's case

Former homeland security official Keith A. Washington complained, cursed and hung up on a Marlo Furniture delivery dispatcher six hours before he shot two deliverymen the company sent to his home on Jan. 24, 2007.


Forsyth Sheriff's Candidate Facing Child Porn Charges

He was fired from the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office after he was charged with accessing investigative child pornography files at work. But that's not stopping Scott Pruitt from running for sheriff of that county.


Officer Is Indicted in Deadly Pileup on Beltway

Officer Scott Campbell, 47, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of causing the deaths of two people in the crash on the Beltway's inner loop near Forestville. The wreck, one of the most horrific on the Beltway in recent memory, killed two friends, Kevin McCarter, 49, of Fort Washington and Sidney Clanton, 50, of Buffalo, and injured 15 others.


Four more Robeson deputies sentenced

Four more former Robeson County deputies were sentenced today on charges of pirating satellite TV signals.


Ex-police officer sentenced in corruption probe

A former Boston police officer was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison today for distributing steroids, committing perjury, and obstructing justice in a continuing federal grand jury probe of police corruption.


Two Caddo County police chiefs in trouble with the law

Prosecutors have charged 35-year-old Garri Don McClure of Gracemont with making lewd and indecent proposals to a child under 16.

In Eakly, the town council voted 3 to 0 to indefinitely suspend Police Chief Reydon Clay Recker after he was charged with driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and drugs.


Lawyer sentenced in kickback scheme

William Lerach, a former partner at a well-known New York law firm, was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison for his role in a lucrative kickback scheme involving class-action lawsuits against some of the nation's biggest corporations.


More Details in Allegations Against Local Judge

A sitting judge, expected to protect young children in family court, is accused of molesting one. The accusations against District Court Judge Nicholas Del Vecchio surfaced in a judicial discipline complaint.


Erie police officer charged in cocaine sting

Forty-six-year-old police Lt. Robert Liebel was arrested Sunday night in a sting operation by investigators from the police department and the state Attorney General's Office.


Three SC judges reprimanded by state Supreme Court

The state Supreme Court says three South Carolina judges have been issued public reprimands for a variety of reasons, including one that had an affair with a subordinate.


Man Wrongly Convicted Gets $5,000 Plus Legal Fees For Prison Time

A man who served almost a year in prison for a crime he didn't commit has been awarded the maximum the state of Wisconsin can pay him: $5,000 plus legal fees.


Lake Co. cop resigns amid embezzlement charges

A Lake County police officer charged with embezzling money from a Lowell children's football and baseball teams has resigned from the department.

Robert Porras, a seven-year veteran of the department and former head of the domestic and family services bureau, submitted his resignation this week.


Prosecutors say wiretaps shows ex-sheriff plotted testimony

Former Orange County Sheriff Michael Carona was caught on a wiretap plotting with a former top assistant to lie to a grand jury investigating him for public corruption, according to transcripts filed Friday by federal prosecutors.


Columbia Police Test-Taking Scandal

It was written off as a technical glitch, a problem with a flawed training system - anything but cheating.

But 21 Columbia Police Department officers admitted to cheating on online certification tests last year, helping others to cheat or knowing about the cheating and not reporting it, according to Police Department Internal Affairs documents obtained by The State newspaper.


Arrested Hamilton County sheriff resigns; interim sought

Long was arrested on Saturday on extortion, money laundering and firearms charges. Since then he has also been charged with drug trafficking.


Ex-trooper arrested on child porn charges

Karl Kluender, 40, of Ames, was charged with possession and receipt of child pornography after pornographic images of children were found on computers he owned by a probation officer during a routine probation home check on June 8, 2007.


Boyce Police Officer Arrested

A Boyce police officer is under arrest. A deputy with RPSO Metro Narcotics tells us that 22 year old officer James Jimmy Gypin was arrested and is accused of operating a meth lab out of his Alexandria home.


Ex-Conway cop

An ex-Conway Springs police officer accused of raping and sodomizing an 11 year-old Wichita girl and her 38-year old mother have had their court appearances postponed.


New Haven Police Officer Accused Of Stealing Department Funds

Willoughby allegedly pocketed thousands of dollars from public funds that are supposed to be doled out to people who help the department solve crimes.


Well-known defense lawyer charged with money laundering in Miami

A renowned criminal lawyer who consulted on behalf of Colombian drug kingpin Fabio Ochoa Vazquez was indicted on money laundering and other charges related to Ochoa's case, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.


Police officer arrested, woman claims harassment

On Tuesday, February 05, 2008, at 8:10 AM, investigators with the Tempe Police Department and Arizona Attorney General’s Office arrested Tempe Police Officer Curt Baumgarth for charges related to computer tampering.


Police Officer Charged With Manslaughter

A Texas City police officer accused of drunken driving in a fatal crash has been indicted on a manslaughter charge.


Officer accused of stealing from motorists

Tony Pollen, a 33-year-old former police corporal, was arrested Jan. 29 and charged with misconduct in public office and embezzling more than $5,000 in public funds, according to warrants.


Former Law Firm Partner Disbarred in D.C. for Insider Trading

Malcolm Wittenberg was disbarred Thursday by the D.C. Court of Appeals over his felony conviction for insider trading in California.


Second Olive Branch law officer to change plea

Court documents say Assistant Police Chief Scott Gentry will enter the plea to conspiracy in U.S. District Court in Oxford.


Police accused of covering for officer

The family of a man killed in a hit-and-run accident in Harford County last week think state police have taken extraordinary steps to protect the identity of a suspect in the case because he is an Anne Arundel County police officer.


Police officer fired after missing military duty

Julio Gomez, who has been with the department for about two years, also is awaiting a less than honorable discharge from the military, according to a disciplinary memo. The memo said that he has 21 unexcused military absences.


Police chief has record of untruths

The newly elected interim police chief of this tiny suburb south of downtown Los Angeles has a record of dishonesty and left one police force under a cloud of suspicion.


Ex-police chief will answer to charges

A former borough police chief whose job was terminated in January will face his arraignment at a Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas on March 20 for two counts of theft and one count of unsworn falsification.


Ex-state trooper found guilty in fraud case

A jury found a former state trooper and mayor guilty Monday of participating in a scheme to commit insurance fraud by reporting a 1949 Chevrolet Woodie stolen a couple of years ago when the car did not exist.


Cops who lie don't always lose jobs

In the five years ending July 2007, just 13 police officers statewide had been terminated and disqualified to serve again as police officers in Washington state because of lying, including the case of a Seattle officer cheating on an exam.

Yet the P-I found more than two dozen other cases in which officers were alleged to have misled supervisors, misstated important facts or fabricated information in fieldwork, internal investigations and court cases without being fired.


NYPD Detective Accused Of Being Part Of Cocaine Ring

Luis Batista, 34, allegedly helped the cocaine ring in part by leaking them secret law enforcement information. In addition to drug dealing, the ring also engaged in violence, the indictment read.


Prosecutor: Ex-Cop Used Girl, 7, As 'Sex Toy'

A former Desert Hot Springs police officer on trial for child molestation started making sexual advances on a female relative when she was 7, and the girl "became his sex toy" over a decade of abuse, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.


Pecos DA who ignored TYC abuse report runs for re-election

The West Texas prosecutor who received national attention for ignoring a lengthy and graphic Texas Rangers report detailing sexual abuse at a nearby state juvenile jail, thinks he can win another term in office.


Detective Accused Of Promoting Prostitution Of 13-Year-Old

Wayne Taylor, 35, a 14 year police veteran, and his girlfriend Zelika Brown, 29, both of Queens, are being held pending arraignment in Queens Criminal Court in Kew Gardens on charges of second-degree kidnapping, second- and third-degree promoting prostitution, third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child, the district attorney said.


2 Ex-Police Officers Convicted In Home Robberies

Former LAPD Officer William Ferguson, 35, and his 33-year-old brother, ex-Long Beach Police Officer Joseph Ferguson, were both convicted of conspiracy to deprive people of their constitutional rights under color of law and conspiracy to possess marijuana and cocaine.


Fourth Police Officer Fired In Madison

A fourth Madison police officer was fired Tuesday, and a fifth may be fired at a hearing Thursday in an extraordinary series of scandals that has ensnared one-fifth of the department so far.


Officer held in fatal hit-run

An off-duty Anne Arundel County police officer was taken into custody yesterday after a fatal hit-and-run accident on Interstate 95 near Aberdeen that killed a 28-year-old Baltimore man and shut down traffic in both directions during morning rush hour.


Ohio Supreme Court suspends Akron lawyer

Akron attorney Edward P. Markovich was suspended Monday from practicing law by the Ohio Supreme Court, which alleged acts of ''fraud, corrupt activity . . . and dishonesty involving multiple victims and hundreds of thousands of dollars.''


Officer removed from Dublin Scioto High School

Officer K.C. Jones, a Dublin officer for 18 years, had been viewing images depicting young women posing as school girls. They included titles such as “High School Cheerleader” and “ Kinky Catholic Schoolgirls,” according to a police document.


CMPD officer indicted

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was indicted Monday on charges of first degree sexual offense and first degree kidnapping.


Goshen officer in alleged sexual encounter with 16-year-old resigns

A Goshen police officer who spent three months on unpaid leave after allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl has resigned from the force.


Officer Charged With Embezzlement

Police Officer First Class Mark E. Ours was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on Monday.


Prison workers arrested in smuggling probe in Sumter County

Even behind the walls of two high-security federal prisons in Sumter County, inmates can find the things they enjoyed on the outside -- cigarettes, cigars, cellular phones, drugs and even a knife.


Ex-head of drug task force indicted in bankruptcy case

Frank Lundien was a Joplin police officer who served as head of the Jasper County Drug Task Force for several years until he resigned Feb. 15 of last year amid a controversy over missing funds from the task force.


Ex-Norwich Officer Charged With Robbery

Police arrested Jamie Longolucco on Thursday in Groton and charged him with third-degree burglary of a jewelry store in Mystic.

Thursday's arrest marks the third time authorities arrested Longolucco in the past two months.


Atlanta Police Officer Accused Of Child Molestation

Atlanta Police Department officials said Investigator Wilson Carstaffin has been indicted on two counts of child molestation, two counts of sexual battery and one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes.


Officer sexually abused her at 13, teen says

One of the 13 teenage girls who testified against a former Marysville police officer on Wednesday said he started making unwanted sexual advances toward her in 2003, when she was 13.


State Police seek reckless homicide charges against trooper in I-64 crash

Earlier Wednesday, a coroner's jury ruled the sisters died as a result of reckless homicide when Mitchell's cruiser -- racing east on Interstate 64 at 126 mph to the scene of an accident -- slammed into their Mazda sedan in Shiloh.


Fresno County Deputy DA Indicted for ID theft

Fresno County Deputy District Attorney David Jones has been indicted by the state attorney general's office, accused of stealing the identity of a former girlfriend to harass her.


BORDER OFFICIAL: Officer charged with rape

A Customs and Border Protection officer is accused of twice raping a coworker and threatening to kill her and her children if she reported the crime.


Jury Selected For PD Officer Facing Mutliple Crimes

Sergeant Michael Ciresi faces 11 charges accusing him of receiving stolen goods and trying to steal money from a stolen ATM.


Corruption Probe Could Invalidate Arrests

An ongoing investigation into allegations of police corruption in Brooklyn risks invalidating hundreds of drug arrests made by narcotics officers who were charged with shaking down drug dealers.


Police Chief Fired

Last week, the Dauphin County district attorney charged Wade with lying on official paperwork and not turning over evidence from recent drug arrests.


Former Prosecutor Faces Rape, Sex Abuse Charges

Beth Modica, 44, surrendered Tuesday morning to face a 35-count indictment and evidence that Rockland District Attorney Thomas Zugibe says is compelling.


North Adams cop charged with sexual assault

It's a stunning allegation. A North Adams police officer is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.


Cops arrested in drug corruption cases

Two NYPD sergeants and a detective were arrested Friday on drug-related corruption charges, federal and local authorities said.


Sheriff Deputy Resigns Amid Investigation

A veteran Washington County sheriff's sergeant with an "exemplary" record resigned Thursday amid an investigation into whether he embezzled money from a Wilsonville-based nonprofit organization.


Additional suits filed against former officer

Legal problems continue to mount for Robert J. Pavlovich Jr. of Camp Hill.

The former Marysville borough police officer faces a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 23 before District Judge Jacqueline Leister in Juniata County Court, on charges that he sexually exploited girls and young women in Marysville.


Birmingham Police Officer Arrested

The Birmingham Police Department reported Thursday that on Wednesday morning around 2:30, Birmingham officer Dedric Dewayne Duncan was arrested for breaking into a vehicle.


Second Weld County deputy charged

Deputy Joshua Ramaker, 31, of Evans has been placed on leave without pay after detectives determined that he allowed a girl to drink liquor at his home prior her having sex with deputy Landon Greatheart, authorities allege.


Greenlee dispatcher, deputy suspended in sex probes

A longtime Greenlee County Sheriff’s dispatcher and a deputy are subjects of separate investigations involving possible sexual misconduct and have been placed on administrative leave.


Customs agent took bribes to access Fed police databases

In this case, the unvirtuous Fed is named Rafael Pacheco, an agent with the U.S. Customs Service in Florida. And the database in question is the Treasury Enforcement Communications System, or TECS, which contains more than a billion records used by Customs and other federal police.

Pacheco was, to put it bluntly, a corrupt cop. He sold access to TECS for money.


Lykens police chief accused of taking drug-bust cash

Less than two months after he was suspended with pay, a northern Dauphin County police chief was accused Monday of stealing money seized in drug busts and failing to indicate a prior arrest on an official form.


Pueblo FBI agent jailed in child-sex case

David A. Johnson, 53, of Pueblo West was arrested Sunday at his home and is being held in the Pueblo County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, Sheriff Kirk Taylor said.


Former Sheriff's Deputy Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

According to an FBI affidavit, agents found nearly 1,500 images of child pornography on Romero's home computer and was sharing 83 files online.


Calif. Sheriff Facing Indictment Retires

Carona, 52, was charged with conspiracy, mail fraud and witness tampering in October in a corruption case that accused him of pocketing nearly $700,000 in bribes and kickbacks. Prosecutors alleged he tried enrich himself, his wife and mistress by accepting cash and gifts in exchange for political favors.


Mobile judge arrested on prostitution charge

The Escambia County, Fla., Sheriff's Office charged Robert Gary Goosens on Wednesday with soliciting prostitution. Deputies said Goosens offered to pay $40 to an undercover deputy posing as a prostitute.


Potter County sheriff set for June trial

The Potter County sheriff is set to be tried this summer on three felonies alleging he took gifts, trips and cash from a food service company that serves the county jail and its commissary.


Officer's family stunned by his arrest

Jones was charged with armed robbery and assault after he allegedly used his service weapon to rob a Roslindale gas station about 4 p.m. Friday. He took less than $200 from the station before he fled in a car, an officer with knowledge of the investigation said.


Judge upholds Atascadero’s firing of officer

An Atascadero police officer fired for sexual harassment and lying during a background check does not have a right to get his job back, a judge has ruled.


Mother blames deputy for son's heroin death

Deputy Gabriel Eckert stopped in a shopping center parking lot and noticed a 21-year-old man apparently passed out in the passenger seat of a Jeep, with mucus coming from his nose.


Police chief canned for stealing firefighters' beer

A small-town police chief was fired this week after he was convicted of stealing beer from the fire department's refrigerator.


Judge Halverson Investigated for Attempted Computer Hacking

Did a sitting District Court Judge hire an outside expert to try to hack into the computer systems at the Regional Justice Center?


Attorney enters plea on child porn charge

An Anchorage attorney and political activist has pleaded no contest to one charge of child pornography.


Kildeer police officer put on leave after DUI charge

Suzan Jackson, 42, of unincorporated McHenry County near Lakemoor was driving 101m.p.h. in a 40 m.p.h. zone on U.S. Highway 12, just south of Illinois Highway 134 near Fox Lake, Saturday just after midnight, Lake County Sheriff's Sgt. Christopher Thompson said.


Ex-Cop Sentenced To 100 Years In Molestation Case

A former Miami Dade police officer was sentenced Tuesday to one-hundred years in prison without parole for molesting a teen during a traffic stop.


Ex-cop gets 2 years for diamond theft

A former Asbury Park police officer was sentenced to two years in prison Monday for stealing diamond jewelry while executing a search warrant.


Officer qualifies for diversion in DUII

Tanya Lynn Pitt, Yamhill County's senior dog control officer, pleaded guilty Thursday in Yamhill County Circuit Court to a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Pitt, 34, 1411 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville, also was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, hit-and-run driving and reckless driving after getting into a collision and altercation at the scene.


Report details inmate's death in county jail

A sheriff's deputy charged with murder in a 2006 struggle with a Summit County Jail inmate stomped on the inmate's head ''five or six times,'' then used a full can of pepper spray to ''soften up'' the man after he already was handcuffed, shackled at the ankles and kneeling over the bunk in his cell, court records state.


Ex-officer's jury selection to begin

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a former Desert Hot Springs police officer accused of molesting an underage relative and her friend, both of whom were in a police ride-along program.


Officer in court on drug charges same day he joins school board

An Austin police officer facing felony charges for allegedly stealing drugs from an evidence room will take the oath of office Monday for the Austin School Board - 90 minutes after his first court appearance on the charges.


Webster, Natchitoches officers on leave following arrests

In Webster Parish, Betty Shipp, 50, of Minden, was booked into her place of employment, the Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center, after being arrested on one count each of illegal discharge of a weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property.

Mia Skinner is an 11-year veteran of the Natchitoches Police Department. Natchitoches Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force agents arrested her on two counts of obtaining a controlled dangerous substance by fraudulent means following a two-month investigation, according to a press release from Police Chief Melvin Holmes.


Crime Report: Former police officer sentenced

While he was a police officer, Cecil, 50, and former Metro Officer Charles Williams III robbed another drug dealer of cocaine but made it look like a legitimate law enforcement stop.


Officer In 'Ticketgate' Scandal Resigns

The scandal revolves around the changing of a ticket in an auto accident that injured the wife of a former garrison commander on Fort Bragg.


Former police officer pleads guilty to two counts

Coble, 40, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of attempting to commit a felony by tampering with public records. He allegedly disposed of citations following a March 28, 2005, traffic stop of a woman. According to court records, the woman told investigators Coble offered to tear up the tickets in exchange for a kiss and a hug.


Macon Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault

Thirty-five-year-old William Enders presented his appeal to Chief Mike Burns Thursday. Jail records show he was charged with sexual assault on a person in custody December 26 and released on $25,000 bond the next day.


West Lake Hills police officer arrested

According to the Texas Attorney General's Office, cyber crimes unit investigators took Paul Kirksey, 33, into custody after investigators say he e-mailed sexually explicit images to someone he believed was a 13-year-old girl.


Rogue cops get stiff sentences for shaking down drug dealers

U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman appeared most disturbed that the officers resold the stolen drugs, putting "lethal poison" back onto streets that they had sworn to serve and protect.


Police Officer Fired After DUI Arrest

Irving "Rocky" Simmons was charged with DUI and has already bonded out of the Anderson County jail.


Court releases documents town of Enfield sought to keep secret: Report shows Enfield cop drank heavily before 2005 hit-and-run crash

The officer, Timothy Vergean, also admitted that he brought two more beers with him when he left his house for the late-night drive during which the accident occurred.


Ex-Hollywood officer convicted in FBI sting wants sentence cut

A former Hollywood police sergeant who trafficked in heroin while cavorting with phony mobsters wants his sentence reduced by almost three years.


Charges filed against deputy sheriff

Keith D. Hilborn, 50, Summerville RD , is charged with 15 counts of allegedly acquiring a controlled substance by fraud or deception, an unclassified felony.


Indy Police Officer Arrested, Accused Of DUI

Sgt. Steve Staletovich, who has been an officer in Indianapolis since 1984 and used to be a spokesman for his department, was arrested early Tuesday by Sheridan police on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Hamilton County authorities said.


What happened to the Cleveland police officer who helped bring thousands of dollars' worth of drugs to Northeast Ohio?

Zvonko Sarlog pleaded guilty last month to money laundering and cocaine charges in federal court. He is in jail awaiting sentencing.


US Virgin Islands police officer arrested for shooting spree

Officer Jeffrey Brown, 29, and his alleged accomplice, Luis Melendez, were arrested on two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder, and four counts of first-degree assault, the territory's government said in a statement.


Officer fired after pregnant woman tasered

A probationary police officer who shocked a pregnant woman with a stun gun has been fired, and four others have been disciplined following a departmental investigation, the safety director in this Dayton suburb said Friday.


Capac police fight lawsuit

After arriving at the hospital, the girl was taken to an examining room where, the complaint says, Cosens "responded to her verbal behavior by using his ... 'stun gun' .... to shock the minor ... on her leg."

The complaint says according to Cosens' own statements, each shock lasted about five seconds. It also states the shocks caused open wounds at the point of contact.


Errant lawyer goes to jail

It had been eight days since she skipped an emergency hearing to explain why she ignored a judge's order to turn over $28,155.99 in client money.

But instead of showing up, Miller and her husband, a Pinellas sheriff's detective, drove out of state to visit family for the holidays.


2007 a year of lawsuits for Harrison police

Officer Ralph Tancredi has given police brass and town officials a yearlong headache with his legal battles, both in and out of the department. He is a plaintiff in four federal lawsuits against Harrison police, and a defendant in three domestic-violence cases involving his ex-girlfriend.


Texas Prosecutor Apologizes for Messages to His Secretary

A day after a federal court slip-up exposed intimate office e-mail exchanges with his executive secretary, Texas’ most powerful prosecutor, the district attorney of Harris County, issued a public apology Friday to his family and others.

The messages, which had been turned over to lawyers in the course of a federal civil rights lawsuit that alleges misconduct involving Harris County sheriff’s deputies, contained Mr. Rosenthal’s professions of love and longing for the woman, Kerry Stevens, with whom he has acknowledged having an affair during his first marriage.


Deputy Indicted For Indecency With Child

Richard Louis Bridgewater, 29, of Big Sandy, turned himself in to authorities on Dec. 7 after admitting to inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl. His indictment lists five separate incidences that occurred between February and November.


Officer Admits He Helped Thwart a Brothel’s Rivals

A former city police officer admitted on Thursday that he took favors and money from a Queens brothel as part of a protection scheme that helped shut down its competitors.


Officer accused of groping girl, 15

Police say officer Dwight Lavickus Toombs, 33, handcuffed the 20-year-old man and fondled the girl several times under the guise of collecting evidence, an arrest report said.


New York City cop charged with raping karate student

A New York City police officer is accused of raping a teenage student in his martial arts school during a sexual relationship he claimed was one of the school's rites, police said Friday.


San Jose police officer facing charges after weekend crash

A California Highway Patrol spokesman says investigators are recommending that Fidel Guerrero be charged with driving under the influence and causing injury and driving on the wrong side of the highway after the crash early Sunday morning.


Off-Duty Cop May Have Been Drunk In Crash

An off-duty Chicago police officer who authorities said had been drinking was badly injured when he drove his car into a stopped tow truck on the Dan Ryan Expressway late Monday.


2 former Miss. judges to report to prison Thursday for bribery

Former Circuit Judge John Whitfield and former Chancery Judge Wes Teel, both of Harrison County on the Mississippi coast, were convicted in March of bribery and mail fraud.


Suspended Madison police officer arrested on new charges

Bernard Durgin, 38, turned himself in on friday on charges of tampering with a witness and intimidating a witness.


Highway Patrol Officer Arrested

Joshua Blackburn, 32, of Murrieta, a six-year veteran of CHP, was being held on $4 million bail at the Orange County Jail.


Allentown Cop Brett Guth Fired for Deadly Crash

Allentown City Council says the cop who caused a crash that killed a little boy has to turn in his badge.


Georgetown officer accused of rape fired

A Georgetown police officer accused of raping a woman he took into custody has been fired after refusing to cooperate with an internal investigation, his supervisors said.


Prosecutor suspended after DUI

Deanne E. Paul, 38, of 415 Union St., Hollidaysburg, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.28 percent, more than three times the legal limit, Allegheny Township police said.


Trooper's credibility may be in question

The director of the Division of Motor Vehicles says the president of the state troopers union lied in a case years ago, raising the possibility his testimony in subsequent criminal cases could be challenged.


Chesnee police officers charged with misconduct

The former interim police chief and an officer for the town of Chesnee have been arrested and charged with misconduct in office. Investigators were looking for a third man in connection with the case.


Former officer pleads to sexual battery

A former Jacksonville narcotics detective accused of sexually assaulting women while on duty faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to two felonies, including sexual battery.


I-Team: Local Bounty Hunter Pleads Guilty in Court

A local bounty hunter plead guilty in court Wednesday to possessing a false I.D. He took a deal with prosecutors that knocked out three felonies -- including one for burglary. But despite Wednesday's legal action -- this bounty hunter is still legally allowed to enter your home while doing his job.


Officer facing charges resigns

A suspended Forks police officer who is accused of falsifying paperwork has resigned, and a township officer who was suspended for allegedly driving drunk at 120 mph has filed for unemployment benefits.


Police officer accused of stealing overtime money

A Cleveland police lieutenant who headed the department's office of professional standards has been indicted on charges of stealing $7,500 in overtime pay.


New Jersey Court Upholds Extreme Force in DUI Blood Draws

Police may inflict permanent physical damage while forcibly taking blood from a motorist accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), according to a decision by the appellate division of the New Jersey Superior Court


Former New Bedford police sergeant indicted for theft

A former city police sergeant and president of the police union was indicted Thursday by a Bristol County grand jury for allegedly stealing funds from the Washington Social and Musical Club, a private club frequented by city police officers.


Sheriff indicted on firearms training charges

A grand jury indicted Edmonson County Sheriff Billy Joe Honeycutt on charges of providing incomplete training and misrepresenting the completion of the training.


Robbinsdale Undercover Cop Charged in Road Rage Incident

Robbinsdale police officer Landen Beard, who was shot in an alleged road rage incident, was indicted Thursday with making terroristic threats.


Dade officer charged with driving patrol car drunk

Jeffrey Janish, 51, was released from the Palm Beach County jail at 5 a.m. Tuesday.


Alexandria police sergeant fired after using Taser

A 13-year veteran of the Alexandria Police Department has been fired after using a Taser stunning device on a woman he had pulled from a car during an April arrest.


Rude Charged with Multiple Felonies

When Police Chief Paul Philipp confronted Rude about the pill bottles, Rude admitted he took them from the evidence locker.


Head of California parole board to resign after DUI incident

The director of California's parole board will resign at the end of the year after he and another state employee were stopped for drunken driving while on government business.


Mansfield officer fired for handling of incident

A Mansfield police officer has been fired for "unprofessional" conduct in dealing with an upset relative of a man who had just been arrested.


Walker bailiff resigns; pulled over women at night

A bailiff has resigned and state and county authorities are probing his work history after he admitted pulling over and questioning at least three women driving alone at night.


Lawyer Sentenced in Church Porn Case

A former attorney for a prominent church was sentenced Monday to six months of home confinement for destroying the former music director's laptop computer, which contained child pornography.


Dallas officers asked some to sign blank tickets, inquiry finds

Dallas police investigators have concluded that two officers made homeless people, prostitutes and other habitual violators sign blank citations so that the officers could fill out the tickets later with whatever offenses they chose.


State Attorney Lawson Lamar works to clear a backlog of deadly force cases for Orlando-area cops

His office closed 15 of those cases during three days in mid-November, a week before the Orlando Sentinel reported that Lamar's office took months and sometimes years longer than other Central Florida state attorneys to review such cases.


Corrupt former cop wants property returned

Disgraced former Chicago Police Officer Joseph Miedzianowski, serving life in prison for running a Miami-to-Chicago drug ring with the help of gang members, has asked a federal judge for the return of his property.

Not only his sports memorabilia, Nazi SS cuff links, ring and a dagger but dozens of guns, knives, tear gas, bulletproof vests, handcuffs and a pair of samurai swords.


Assistant prosecutor suspended

A Kent County assistant prosecutor is suspended without pay after misdemeanor charges of reckless use of a firearm and failure to register a firearm were authorized Tuesday by the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor's Office.


7 troopers suspended over sex assault allegation

The New Jersey State Police suspended seven troopers Tuesday in connection with an investigation of a 25-year-old woman's report that she was sexually assaulted by one or more off-duty State Police officers at a Ewing home last week.


Trooper Guilty in Child Porn Charges

No sentencing date was set for 34-year-old Trooper First Class Brian H. Murphy after his conviction Tuesday.


Paramus cop faces new disciplinary charges

Sgt. John Ward now faces more than 40 internal charges, all of which he says are retaliatory in nature.


Ex-Loudon officer pleads guilty to burglaries, statutory rape

Steve Robert Gutt, 25, pleaded guilty Monday to the charges, including 10 counts of aggravated burglary.


Pregnant attorney admits kidnap tale was a lie

A pregnant attorney who vanished for four days last week now says her tale of being kidnapped at gunpoint and taken to Georgia was fabricated, police said Tuesday.


Rider Student Alleges Gang-Rape By N.J. Troopers

The Mercer Co. prosecutor's office would only confirm that a 25-year-old student was sexually assaulted last week at a house in Ewing Township, but sources say at least four troopers have been suspended with pay as the investigation continues.


Ex-firearms instructor indicted in Asbury Park restaurant shooting

Former Lt. Mark Lucia, 35, of Tinton Falls was indicted by a state grand jury on charges of official misconduct and aggravated assault in the April 15 shooting following a private party at Posilipo's restaurant.


Cops charged as drug-ring insiders

Tonight former San Juan County sheriff's Deputy Levi Countryman and former New Mexico State Police Officer Keith Salazar are locked up.


Judge Censured For Behavior At Conference

Judge John Wulle used profanity and referred to a group facilitator as "the black gay guy" during the Los Angeles conference in July 2006, according to The Commission on Judicial Conduct.


Officer remains jailed in sexual assault case

Sgt. Jimmy Lewis Fennell Jr. 34, remained in the Williamson County Jail today with bail set at $250,000.


Sex scandal rocks attorney general Morrison

Attorney General Paul Morrison faces a sexual harassment claim tied to an extramarital affair he had with a subordinate in the Johnson County district attorney’s office that continued after he became the state’s top prosecutor this year.


Investigation Continues Into Officer Accused Of Leaving Hit-Skip Scene

Lisa Smith, a 17-year veteran of the Columbus police vice unit, was charged in November after the alleged hit-skip incident in Grove City, 10TV's Andy Hirsch reported.


Deputy faces sex, abuse charges

Maryland State Police arrested a Wicomico County Sheriff's Office deputy Friday accused of sexually molesting two 10-year-old girls, Sheriff Mike Lewis said.


Officer accused of corruption pleads not guilty

A narcotics police officer of the year pleaded not guilty this morning to an eight-count federal federal indictment charging him with dealing in illegal steroids and tipping drug traffickers to police surveillance activities.


Former Attorney Pleads Guilty Of Child Molestation

An attorney and former congressional aide pleaded guilty on Wednesday to molesting a 14-year-old boy he met via the Internet and a 13- year-old northern Virginia boy from whose family he rented a room.


Residents Upset Over Discipline Of Deputies

Ralph Henshaw, 22, was off-duty when he crashed his sport utility vehicle into a parked truck in DeLand. Witnesses said Henshaw reeked of alcohol but responding Volusia County sheriff's deputies did not give him a field-sobriety test and failed to immediatly contact the Florida Highway Patrol, a violation of county regulations.


Former Cop Escapes Jail Time for Drug Charges

Former Jessup police officer Robert Santarelli, 38, of Jessup was facing significant prison time when he went before a judge Tuesday morning. He walked out without having to spend any more time behind bars.


Jailings Over Ringing Cell Get Judge Ousted

A New York judge who jailed a courtroom full of people over a ringing cell phone is off the bench.


Embattled chief faced similar issues before

There's a bit of deja vu in the controversy surrounding embattled police Chief James Basinas.

Five years ago, when he was serving as chief of the Madison Police Department in the North Country, Basinas was fired, sued to get his job back, was reinstated and left the job after settling with the town out of court.


Ex-officer stole money from Hispanic drivers

Steven Ray Hilsinger, 33, entered the plea to four misdemeanor charges of willfully depriving individuals of their right against unreasonable searches and seizures.


State Trooper Facing Cocaine Charges

Federal prosecutors say 62-year-old John Foley of Saugus is assigned to the Revere barracks and has been a member of the department since October 1971.


Former SOS Police sued for More Than $5.5 million

The recently defunct and highly criticized police Special Operations Section faced another lawsuit Friday, accusing three former SOS cops of sexual assault a teenage girl during a raid, fraud and battery.


Trooper arrested in domestic dispute at HQ

Trooper James Conrad of Concord was arrested Wednesday afternoon at headquarters by Concord Police. State Police Col. Frederick Booth said Concord officers were called after Conrad threatened people at headquarters.


Broward Sergeant's Stab Wounds Self Inflicted

Sgt. Lisa Disavino, 29, initially told authorities a "suspicious" person stabbed her at a bus stop Sunday and then ran away.


Austin lawyer faces multiple forgery charges

Bruce Phillip Garrison, 37, is accused of forging the signatures of District Judge Jon Wisser, Judge Jan Breland and Judge Julie Kocurek. He faces three counts of tampering with a governmental record, a felony that carries a sentence of two to 20 years, and three counts of forgery, a felony that carries a sentence of two to 10 years.


Accused rapist let out after judge lowers bail

A celebrity Boston lawyer suspected of serially raping teenage girls is back on the streets despite allegedly reoffending while on probation.


Former Milwaukee officer gets 17 years in beating of biracial man

A judge also sentenced Jon Bartlett, 36, to three years supervision and ordered him to pay $16,365 in restitution along with the federal prison sentence of 17 years and four months.


Atlantic Beach cop had child porn on computer, police say

Atlantic Beach police officer Christopher Lane Crews, 25, was arrested Nov. 20 on 19 charges of possession of child pornography and one charge of promoting child pornography.


Marietta Cop Held on Drug Charges

Marietta Police Department spokesman Mark Bishop identified the arrested officer as 28-year-old Isaac Saleumsy, a Laotian who had worked with the department for two years. He was arrested on a charge of conspiracy to possess ecstasy with intent to distribute.


Jones County auxiliary deputy accused of robbing Hispanic motorists

Robert Dreading of Ellisville was arrested at his home Tuesday afternoon by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. Dreading is accused of misusing his authority by pulling over Hispanic drivers, handcuffing them, and taking their money and other personal property.


Jailings Over Ringing Cell Get Judge Ousted

A New York judge who jailed a courtroom full of people over a ringing cell phone is off the bench.


Trenton cop's sexual assault trial to begin

Damon A. Jefferson, 33, is charged with three counts of sexual assault and other charges involving a 13-year-old child.


Ex-cop got break on drugs, driving

The FBI said in court papers Monday that Woodhaven and Flat Rock cops looked the other way as Dewitt had six traffic stops within the past two months that appeared to involve alcohol or drugs.


Legislature to take up Milwaukee police pay proposal

Legislators will consider a proposal this week to change state law that allows Milwaukee police officers to be paid after they're fired.

The law has been criticized as many officers over the last few years have been fired for crimes, including sexual assault, bribery and drug dealing.


County inspector had St. Paul reprimands

Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher hired former St. Paul police officer Timothy Rehak as an inspector in February, five months after Rehak was twice reprimanded -- once for hindering an investigation against Rehak's son and once for endangering the life of an informant, according to documents obtained by the Star Tribune.


Corrections officer arrested for dog fighting

Two men, one of whom is an officer at an Elmore County cor­rections facility, were arrested Monday afternoon by Autauga County sheriff's deputies after an investigation into reports that the two were conducting dog fights at a rural Autauga County residence.


Former Elsa police officer sentenced to prison

Herman Carr, 46, of Donna, pleaded guilty in November 2006 to accepting $5,000 to protect a car carrying about 11 pounds of cocaine on Aug. 1 of that year. FBI agents nabbed him during a sting operation, according to a federal court complaint.


Chicago Officer Charged with Drunken Driving in Deadly Crash

A police officer was charged with drunken driving Thursday after a car crash that killed two men and injured a third.

John Ardelean, 33, was off-duty when the crash occurred just before 3 a.m. on the city's North Side, police said.


Officer Disciplined For Alleged Sex While On Duty

Former police Officer Maria Rensing told police investigators that she and her married lover, Officer Kip Dunagan, carried on an affair in police cruisers and behind a park maintenance shed while they were supposed to be out on patrol.


District Court Judge Lee Gates Faces Legal Trouble

Clark County District Court Judge Lee Gates is facing legal trouble. The Nevada Judicial Discipline Commission has filed two formal charges against the veteran judge over his use of campaign funds.


Investigators: Drew Peterson's Pension in Jeopardy

Drew Peterson's pension is in jeopardy after investigators discovered several crimes unrelated to the disappearance of the former police sergeant's wife and mysterious death of his third wife, according to a report in Thursday's Chicago Tribune.


Trooper Caught On Tape Tasering Motorist

The video, taken from Trooper John Gardner's patrol car, shows him using his Taser after Jared Massey refused to sign a speeding ticket Sept. 14 and walked away from the officer on U.S. 40 in eastern Utah.


Cop charged with selling guns on the street

In a case the Nassau County district attorney called "the most egregious betrayal of the badge imaginable," a former Queens police officer has been arrested for selling guns from his precinct's evidence room on the streets of Long Island.


Immigrant Takes Cousin's ID, Becomes Cop

Though Ayala's family moved to Wisconsin in 1992 from Guadalajara, Mexico, he says he didn't realize until after he'd made up his mind to wear a badge that he was in the country illegally. He didn't know it until his father, Salvador, told him that if he wanted to be an officer, he would have to go back to Mexico and apply for citizenship, a process that can take at least 10 years.


Fired cop wants job back

Despite admitting to forging two signatures, fired Cincinnati Police Officer Elizabeth Phillips is fighting to get her job back.


EW officer in Internet sex case resigns; probe continues

Darren E. Seligman has resigned from the Police Department, which is conducting an investigation of charges he tried to seduce an 11-year-old former neighbor.


Police officer arrested in Sparta on desk duty for Wayne force

A 15-year police officer in Passaic County will not patrol the roads until at least December while he faces charges he struck Sparta police cars in a drunken driving accident on Route 15 North early Saturday.


Cop Charged With Child Pornography

When forensics experts got a deep look into the computer hard drives of Chris Crews' computers, they say they found at least 19 sexual images and videos of children between the ages of 3 and 9.


Deputies Raid Wrong Address, Kill Couple's Dog

An Accokeek couple is demanding an apology after Prince George's County Sheriff's Deputies burst into their home and killed their dog - all because deputies went to the wrong address.


Metro Officer Arrested on Multiple Child Pornography Charges

Patrol Officer Damian Amalfitano was booked at the Clark County Detention Center on 30 different counts.


Long-time police officer charged with DWI

Ruggeri, who heads the department’s traffic safety unit, was charged with driving while intoxicated.


State: Judge Signed Blank Warrants

Georgia's judicial investigating arm has filed new charges against a south Georgia Superior Court judge accused of signing blank probation arrest warrants and distributed them to officers throughout his circuit.


Officer Suspended In Connection With Fires At Capitol

There have been seven fires set inside the Dirksen and Hart Senate Office buildings since the last week of September.



A Bronx narcotics detective betrayed his badge and his colleagues by running a wholesale crack, coke and heroin ring, authorities charged yesterday.


Caucasian Man Mistaken For African-American Suspect

A bad case of mistaken identity in Orange County should have been as clear as black and white. Anthony Johnson, an African American, was convicted of felony drug possession. Andrew Johnson, a white man, is the innocent victim of a case of mistaken identity.


Autauga County coroner indicted

Autauga County's coroner will remain in office, despite being indicted Friday on theft and public corruption charges for allegedly misspending almost $30,000 while he served as Autauga County Metro Jail warden.


Carona stripped of national security clearance

In a further erosion of his powers, indicted Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona has been stripped of his national security clearance and forced to give up a seat on the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council.

Carona, charged last month with misusing his office to enrich himself and others -- including his wife and a longtime mistress -- also has been given a leave of absence from the board of directors of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.


Police chief faces criminal charges

Kevin Locklear was charged with upholding the law in Raeford when he became chief of police in 2004. But now he’s charged with breaking it.


Warrants Released In Officer Rape Investigation

Wednesday night the district attorney's office released arrest warrants on an Albuquerque police officer, accused of a sex crime.


Ex-probation officer pleads guilty in case

Ellehue Johnson, 32, of Houston was accused of having a sexual act performed on him by a 16-year-old girl in October 2006 while she was visiting him during a counseling session in Manvel.


Ex-Beaumont cop faces 20 years in jail

Paul Parritt, the union's treasurer, also could be fined up to $250,000. His sentencing date for the federal mail fraud offense has not been set.


Judge Who Sued Over Pants Loses Job

A judge who lost a $54 million lawsuit against his dry cleaner over a pair of missing pants has lost his job, District of Columbia officials said.


Officer charged with forgery, suspended

Officer Faquar "Terry" Holland, a 12-year veteran and former narcotics detective who was once named Officer of the Year in 2000, was arrested on one count of forgery and one count of unsworn falsification to authorities.


Gastonia police officer sentenced

Jerry Dale Howell, 47, of the 1700 block of Martin Road, in Kings Mountain, was convicted of three counts of state income tax evasion after a two-day trial in Wake County, a written statement from the N.C. Revenue Department said.


City officer arrested for DWI and leaving the scene of an accident

Scott Luesse, 23, of Rensselaer was arrested for driving while intoxicated, Class A Misd., and leaving the scene of an accident on November 9.


Update: Suspended Officer Fired

Pavlovich is accused of molesting or propositioning 14 underage girls. He faces up to 100 years in prison if convicted.


Ex-chief accused of stealing

Former Clayton police chief Frank Winters, already facing charges of stealing $150,000 from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, was indicted Friday on charges of stealing from the borough and its police department.


Former FBI Agent Accused Of Leaking Info

A woman who previously worked as an FBI agent and a CIA analyst is expected to plead guilty to charges she disclosed unauthorized information to people outside the government, CBS News has learned.


Officials: Jail Guard Jailed After Taking Bribe

Prosecutors said Jonathan York took a $5,000 bribe to help a federal inmate escape, promising to give him the key to the jail's backdoor.


Norwalk head detective accused of sexual misconduct

Chief Harry Rilling says Lieutenant Thomas Cummings is not on active duty while the complaint from a 15-year-old boy from Weston is investigated.


Report: Phoenix motorcycle cop drunk during crash

Phoenix Police Officer Mike Rogers had a blood alcohol level of .269, three times the legal limit, at the time of an Oct. 9 motorcycle crash, documents reveal.

Rogers is a motorcycle DUI enforcement cop with the Phoenix police department.


Officer charged with drug trafficking

A Memphis police sergeant who was named Tennessee Narcotics Officer of the Year for 2006 was indicted Friday for trafficking in illegal anabolic steroids and tipping off drug dealers about surveillance and investigations.


Officer in indecency case resigns from force

Weatherford police arrested Seals on Thursday morning on a warrant for indecency with a child/sexual contact.


Carson sheriff's deputy arrested in predator sting

Joseph Carlos, 31, was taken into custody during the operation conducted in March and April, Hawthorne police Lt. Mike Ishii said.


Manatee deputy's wife gets ride at checkpoint

The wife of a Manatee County sheriff's deputy was given a ride home from a DUI checkpoint last month even though a deputy smelled alcohol ...

But Getman was not required to take the same field sobriety tests that 21 other drivers were put through at the Oct. 19 checkpoint in the 2200 block of 53rd Avenue East in Bradenton.

Four men were arrested on DUI charges.


Officer Suspended

A Perry County police officer charged with sex crimes involving young girls has now been suspended from the force.


Medina Police Officer Admits Having Sex With Minor

A 27-year-old Medina police officer has been fired after admitting he had sex with a 16-year-old girl he met from an Internet advertisement.


Ex-cop on trial for rape of a child

Keith Winfield will go on trial for rape of a child with force, indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and assault and battery with dangerous bodily injury.


Sheriff's Deputy Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Forty-four-year-old Master Deputy Sheriff Robert A. Romero Jr. was arrested and charged with possession and receipt of child pornography.


Sheriff's lieutenant indicted on 4 felony counts

An Orange County sheriff's lieutenant accused of selling civilian guns from a storage room he supervised was charged with four felonies and five misdemeanors in an indictment unsealed today.


BPD bombshell: Cops ID’d in court allegedly corrupt

The federal trial of a rogue motorcycle cop threatens to blow the lid off alleged widespread corruption within the Boston Police Department as a key witness drops daily bombshells implicating unindicted officers allegedly involved in illicit drug use, identity fraud and wild sex romps.


Spring Valley police officer suspended without pay pending hearing

Lebron faces departmental charges based upon the criminal accusations that he sexually abused a woman and filed phony police reports.


3rd Boston Officer Pleads in Drug Case

A third Boston police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to drug trafficking charges for protecting truckloads of cocaine during an FBI sting operation.


CCPD captain on paid administrative leave

A Corpus Christi police captain was put on paid administrative leave Tuesday in connection with allegations of wrongdoing at the city’s vehicle impound lot, Chief of Police Bryan Smith said.


Judge accused of illegal dumping

A Baltimore City judge may face criminal charges for allegedly dumping as many as 40 truckloads of construction debris into the Patapsco River behind his Pasadena home.


Adams convicted of two charges

After seven hours of deliberation, a jury on Friday found former Henry County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Robert Adams guilty of two of the corruption charges against him and not guilty of three.


Farmington Hills cop charged with pocketing confiscated cash

Damian Woodmore was arraigned Friday in 47th District Court in Farmington Hills on three counts of larceny by conversion, a 5-year felony; one count of misconduct in public office, a 5-year felony, and a misdemeanor charge of larceny by conversion, which carries the penalty of one year in jail upon conviction.


Three Olive Branch Police Officers Charged With Civil Rights Violations

Three Olive Branch Police Officers have been charged with civil rights violations, conspiracy, witness tampering, and making false statements.


Ozzy angered by ND sheriff's sting

Ozzy Osbourne wants an apology from the Cass County sheriff for staging a sting operation in the rocker's name without his permission.


Ex-cop accused of contacting victim

A former College of Lake County campus police officer charged with molesting a girl over a four-year span narrowly avoided a return to jail Friday over claims he had contacted his accuser.


The 0.00 DUII Corvallis cop resigns. Anyone with cites and arrests by Officer Cox, pay attention.

The investigation into the methods and arrests of Corvallis policeman Dave Cox has been turned over to the state attorney general's office for resolution, the Corvallis Gazette-Times reports. Cox is the cop who made a DUII arrest of a man who sober.


Former Miami-Dade police officer waits for jury's decision

The prosecution claims Brosky was a cop who took advantage of the badge to intimidate three teenage girls -- and then molest them.


Police Officer Seeks Special Probation

A suspended Hartford police officer charged with forgery and fabricating evidence asked a Superior Court judge Friday to grant him a special form of probation.


Scranton cop charged with sex abuse

A Scranton police officer is arrested on sexual abuse charges stemming from an incident in Broome County.


Officers charged in firing of gun

Linda Eisenberger was relaxing in her armchair with a crossword puzzle when she heard what sounded like gunshots nearby. Suddenly, the wall behind her head exploded in a shower of plaster.


Officer under investigation

Federal authorities and the Milwaukee Police Department are investigating allegations that a Milwaukee police sergeant beat people and planted drugs on them during arrests made from 2003 to 2006.


Supreme Court Decision Upholds Judge Halverson's Suspension

The judge has been off the bench -- with pay -- since July after the state's Judicial Discipline Commission found she was a threat to the administration of justice.


O.C. Sheriff, His Wife, Alleged Mistress Surrender

Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona, his wife and alleged long-time mistress surrendered Wednesday to face charges they accepted about $350,000 in cash and gifts from a wealthy businessman who used bribes to buy into the perks of power.


Court: Rape victims out of state can be detained to testify

Sexual assault victims who live outside of California can be taken into custody and brought to the state to make sure they appear in court to testify if they are necessary witnesses, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.


Pilati convicted on 5 counts of violating civil rights

Former Franklin County District Attorney John Pilati was convicted today of violating the civil rights of five men who said he touched them inappropriately while strip searching them.


Details Surface Of Investigation Into Suspended Cincinnati Police Officers

There's new information about three Cincinnati Police supervisors under investigation for allegedly allowing two officers to skip walking their beats.


Precinct 4 captain indicted on evidence tampering

A Harris County grand jury has indicted Precinct 4 Captain Timothy Cannon on a charge of third-degree felony tampering with evidence, said Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman.


Eagle Academy video contradicts deputies' statements

The two deputies criminally charged with lying in their reports about an altercation with a 13-year-old at the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Eagle Academy both said that the teen provoked the incident by clenching and raising his fists, according to documents released today.


Former DPD officer’s trial begins

Criminal trial procedures began Tuesday for Terrence Lavell Smith, a former Demopolis police officer who was indicted on three counts of rape in the second degree in February.


Office of Bar Counsel files petition to suspend license of Gary Zerola

The Office of Bar Counsel has filed a petition with the Supreme Judicial Court to temporarily suspend the license of Gary Zerola, a Boston attorney accused of sexual assault, Lawyers Weekly has learned.


Prosecutors Speak Out on Guilty Verdict

A Monongalia County jury has convicted a former sheriff's deputy accused of sexual assault and abuse, after almost twelve hours of deliberations.


Officer Arrested On Child Sex Charges

Darren Seligman, 38, of Mansfield was arrested Monday afternoon on a federal criminal charges.


Lawyer Pleads Guilty In $11.3M Kickback Scheme

One of the nation's top class-action lawyers pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Monday to a federal conspiracy charge in connection with law firm Milberg Weiss' alleged $11.3 million plaintiff-kickback scheme.


Auditors say Lynnwood police failed to alert them

FBI agents searched the home of Lynnwood Deputy Chief Paul Watkins as part of a probe into public corruption. They seized a handgun, money and other material.


More Charges Possible Against Missing Breckenridge Attorney

Police say a missing Breckenridge attorney accused of stealing up to $1 million from clients could face additional charges after a detective turns over more information to prosecutors.


Ex-sheriff gets 63 months for stolen vehicle operation

A former St. Helena Parish sheriff was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in prison for playing a key role in a stolen vehicle operation.


Highway Patrol fires several troopers a year

Some are fired outright, others coaxed into resigning amid an internal affairs investigation. Their indiscretions might have embarrassed the patrol and cost them their job, but many of the troopers keep their guns and badges. A good number land jobs with the State Capitol Police and patrol state office buildings in downtown Raleigh.


Eddie Out?

City council members have said they can't pay any portion of the $3.7 million, which comes from a federal court judgement that says Jordan wrongfully fired white workers from his office in 2003.


Prison dog handlers await discipline in canine's death

The dog, Rik, is one of five Arizona law-enforcement dogs that have died - three in heat-related incidents - since March.


Pennsylvania Cop Charged With Sexually Abusing Mentally Retarded Girls

A suspended Marysville police officer is accused of molesting or propositioning 14 girls ages 12 to 17, including mentally ill, mentally retarded and injured children.


Palm Beach County deputy charged with striking teen

Two Palm Beach County deputies were arrested after a grand jury indictment Thursday, one accused of striking a student at the sheriff's Eagle Academy in March, the other charged with helping the first one lie about it.


Former Victoria County sheriff charged in sex case

A former Victoria County sheriff has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and criminal solicitation of a minor with a handgun.


Officer accused of animal cruelty is off force

John J. Leggett, a Fayetteville police officer accused of burying week-old puppies alive, is no longer with the department.


Jury selection begins in deputy's trial

Jury selection began Tuesday for the trial of a former Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputy accused of molesting a teenager.


Chief gives 20 officers reprieves in test flap

Interim Columbia Police Chief Harold Reaves reversed suspensions and demotions for more than a dozen officers accused of misconduct earlier this year on an online test to maintain their state certification, a State newspaper investigation has found.


Jail Guard Arrested For Allegedly Exposing Himself On Sidewalk

A man arrested for allegedly exposing himself to a woman in a Seminole County sidewalk turned out to be a Lake County jail guard and deputies said he took a swim to try to escape going to jail himself.


Sheriff's deputy charged with homicide after Bachman crash

The Illinois Attorney General's office indicted Winnebago County Sheriff Deputy Joseph Boomer on criminal charges of reckless homicide and aggravated reckless driving in connection with an accident last year that left two brothers dead.


State Police to Investigate Goshen Officer Accused of Having Sex with Teen

At a press conference on Thursday, Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill, Jr. said Goshen Police did an internal investigation that resulted in the suspension of Officer Elva Yoder.


Officials Defend Release of Police Officer Who Surrendered in Road-Rage Shooting

The Manhattan district attorney's office yesterday defended its decision to release an off-duty police officer who implicated himself in a fatal road-rage shooting even though he fled the scene of the killing saying that the officer's claim of self-defense was enough to free him while a grand jury reviews potential charges.


Jury Awards $2M To Man Cops Allegedly Framed

Attorney said the detectives may have been motivated by an earlier brush with the law in which a former Marine and Persian Gulf War veteran, disarmed an off-duty police officer.


4 Jersey City Municipal Judges Charged With Ticket Fixing

Four Jersey City municipal judges have been charged with misconduct for allegedly fixing traffic and parking tickets for themselves, their friends and family members.


Sources: Judge in $54M Pants Case to Lose Job

A city commission on Monday voted against reappointing Roy L. Pearson Jr. to sit on bench at the Office of Administrative Hearings, a court that rules on cases involving D.C. agencies ...


Former Vigo prosecuting attorney arrested

A former Vigo County prosecuting attorney was arrested Monday evening for drunk driving and allegedly leaving the scene of an accident in which a utility pole was severed, a speed limit sign was destroyed and electrical wires were pulled down.


Randolph selectmen terminate police officer

A police officer who was once the department's liaison to the town's immigrant community was fired yesterday for stealing more than $2,000 from Brazilian immigrants he arrested after traffic stops.


Ex-El Paso officer sentenced for DUI

A former El Paso police officer was sentenced Monday to probation and what will amount to less than 15 days in jail for sending nine people to the hospital after an alcohol-related crash last year.


McKinley County sheriff's deputy arrested on DWI charge

A McKinley County sheriff's deputy has been charged with driving while intoxicated.


Scandals, low pay send Puerto Rico's police packing

Javier Pagan, a member of the Puerto Rico Police Department, is accused of killing Miguel Caceres, an unarmed man with no criminal record. Caceres was face down on the ground, police said, when Pagan put four bullets in his body with a department-issued gun.


FBI agent: Boss rooted for mob family

The anecdote is so ingrained in Mafia lore that it was mimicked in a scene from the television show "The Sopranos": A corrupt FBI agent slapping his desk and celebrating news of another killing in a bloody mob civil war.


Constable Loses Power After Ticket Flap

A deputy constable in Montgomery County was temporarily stripped of his powers after he was caught on tape handcuffing a local businessman over a $10 parking ticket.


State Trooper Arrested For Sex With Porn Star

Authorities arrested James "Randy" Moss on Tuesday after a grand jury indicted him on 10 charges, including tampering with evidence, official misconduct and official oppression -- stemming from an incident in May when Moss made a traffic stop on Justis Richert, a porn actress who goes by the name "Barbie Cummings."


Police Dept. Probe Continues After Drugstore Steroid Bust

An NYPD internal affairs probe continued Wednesday into six New York City police officers’ alleged illegal purchase and use of steroids and growth hormones from Lowen’s Pharmacy at Third and Bay Ridge avenues.


Ex-Robeson Deputy Sentenced to 20+ Years

The first of 20 former law officers to be sentenced as part of a nearly five-year state and federal investigation into corruption at the Robeson County Sheriff's Office will spend more than 20 years in prison.


Lawman's indictment may toss fed case

A murder probe and a federal case hang in the balance now that a one-time Scott County lawman’s name has wound up on a police blotter as a suspect in a series of crimes of dishonesty.


City probing allegations of phony parking tickets

Baltimore's inspector general, Hilton Green, confirmed today that he has launched an investigation into allegations that city parking enforcement officers wrote numerous phony tickets to undeserving vehicle owners.


Cop union aims to shield officers

The Albany Police Officers Union wants to keep secret the names of any officers who illicitly purchased machine guns through the department years ago.


Judge accused of drunken driving

A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge faces drunken-driving charges after his arrest this week in Harford County.



A sobriety test that all cops are required to take after shooting someone is "unconstitutional" and "violates the NYPD's own rules," according to a lawsuit filed yesterday by three law-enforcement unions.


Man wins $4 million in lawsuit against Chicago cops

Jurors deliberated for three days before returning their verdict that one police officer had inserted the screwdriver between Coffie's buttocks while the other officer did nothing to stop him.


Officer indicted over e-mail

Suspended Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer LeShunda Austin was indicted Monday on two felony charges and a misdemeanor in connection with allegations that she sent threatening e-mails to herself and blamed someone else.


Four sue police, alleging "dirty tactics"

Four men who say Portland police ran roughshod over their constitutional rights are taking their cases to court. Monday their attorneys called for independent investigators to review complaints against police and for the mayor and chief to curb what they called officers' "dirty tactics."


HPD officer who shot boy failed firearms test

The rookie Houston Police Department officer who shot and killed a 14-year-old special education student in one of the decade's most controversial shootings earned his badge and gun despite flunking a crucial test of firearms handling as well as initial police field training, according to documents recently made public as part of a civil rights lawsuit.

Officer Arthur J. Carbonneau also failed 16 of 30 subjects in his mandatory Texas peace officers' test, including "use-of-force law," "use-of-force concepts" and "arrest, search and seizure," records show.


Shots fired outside bar; cop arrested

Marietta police said they charged Officer Steve Iman, 27, a four-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department, with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting at Chris Chvala, a 23-year-old Georgia State University student, and Chvala's girlfriend early Friday morning.

Atlanta police suspended four officers who were with Iman and allegedly fled the incident scene and did not report the shooting to superiors until confronted by the department.


Nifong requests representation in civil suit

Former Durham District Attorney Mike Mifong is requesting help in the form of representation from the City of Durham as he prepares to defend himself in a civil case related to the Duke Lacrosse lawsuit.


Suspended Deputy Appears In Court On Five Counts Of Felony Criminal Sexual Conduct

48-year-old Eugene Harmon of Shevlin, Minnesota has been a Clearwater County Deputy for more than 20-years. He appeared in court Friday on five counts of felony criminal sexual conduct.


Clarksville police officer’s trial date set

Attorneys for Clarksville police officer Franklin Mikel met Thursday to discuss his upcoming trial on allegations that he illegally sold painkillers.


Former FBI agent goes on trial in 'Grim Reaper' mob slayings

A former FBI agent went on trial for murder Monday, accused of feeding confidential information to a mobster-turned-informant who used it to brutally kill four people.


New Haven Detective Fired After Admitting Crime

A police detective was fired Monday after admitting in federal court earlier this month that he and another detective planted drug evidence and stole money from a crime scene.


Florida Police Chief Leaves Scandal-Ridden Department

Hollywood Police Chief James Scarberry, who narrowly survived one of the largest corruption scandals to hit the department, announced Wednesday he intends to retire.


Deputy fired for DUI in patrol car

An Okaloosa County deputy is out of a job for driving his patrol car while under the influence.


2 Louisiana judges indicted

Two judges from northwestern Louisiana face racketeering charges for allegedly taking bribes, according to a federal indictment made public Thursday.


Cop Arrested, Accused Of Stealing

A Senoia police officer was arrested Wednesday morning and accused of taking money from people arrested on traffic offenses, police said.


Georgia: Speed Trap Caught Using Ticket Quotas

A local television station has uncovered evidence that a notorious Georgia speed trap has been using traffic ticket quotas. WGCL-TV reports that DeKalb County Police officers are told during roll call that they must issue 65 citations a month and make 25 arrests. Those on traffic duty must issue a minimum of 150 citations a month and make 11 arrests.


Already suspended, Madison cop faces new charges

Officer Bernard Durgin first got in trouble in August. He flashed his badge at New Haven officers who were arresting a friend of Durgin's. That friend is also a violent felon.


Boot camp boy died under 'routine' control

An incident at a US boot camp in which a 14-year-old was hit, kneed and given ammonia capsules was "a day at the office", a defence lawyer for one of seven guards accused of manslaughter said yesterday.


Manatee detectives face suspension

Sheriff's officials recommended that detectives Mark Young and Bruce Walker be suspended without pay for 10 days because they drank with Detective Jason Fitzwater before he crashed his police cruiser on Tamiami Trail.


Prosecutor apologizes 12 years after bogus rape verdict

A man who spent a dozen years in prison for a rape he didn't commit was freed Tuesday, the third inmate to be released because of problems with the Houston Police Department's crime lab.


Science teacher's brush with police ends in heart attack

A mild-mannered Brooklyn high school teacher says he was nearly scared to death by NYPD cops who mistook him for a perp.


Suspected DUI Deputy Probe May Grow

Authorities confirm several deputies may have been involved in an incident where an off-duty Sacramento deputy sheriff was allowed to avoid jail after he was suspected of DUI in Roseville.


Former police chief will see jail time for stalking

A former police chief will spend time behind bars for stalking a teenager. Tuesday morning, a judge said Larry Briggs abused the public's trust.


Chicago police to disband police unit under fire for corruption

The Chicago Police Department said Tuesday it would disband its elite drug and gang unit, under fire after seven officers were charged with felonies including armed violence, home invasion and kidnapping.


Deputy who killed 6 was never screened

A young sheriff's deputy who opened fire on a pizza party and killed six people reportedly flew into a rage when he was rebuffed by his old girlfriend, and others at the gathering called him a "worthless pig."


Skagit case challenges DUI test results from state lab

This comes amid allegations that top state toxicologist Ann Marie Gordon took credit for work she did not do by repeatedly signing sworn statements saying she personally tested an ethanol - water solution used to make certain breath test machines work properly.


Honolulu pays over $1 million for police mistakes in five years

Honolulu City and County paid about one million dollars to private citizens in the past five years to settle lawsuits after police officers raided the wrong homes and assaulted suspects.


At least 5 killed in Wisconsin shooting rampage

At least five people were killed early Sunday morning in a shooting rampage in northern Wisconsin. The shooter -- a county sheriff's deputy -- was later shot and killed, according to the Oconto County Sheriff's department, WTMJ Newsradio reports.


Defense attorney gets prison sentence for concealing drug dealer's payment

Longtime Metro East criminal defense lawyer Frank R. Fabbri III was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for failing to file federal paperwork on $36,000 in cash he took from a drug dealer as a fee.


Puerto Rico Police Accused of Corruption

Just last month, five members of a police unit in the capital, San Juan, were accused of protecting drug traffickers. Four members of an anti-narcotics unit in the northern town of Arecibo were arrested by the FBI for allegedly planting evidence.


Fee In Dorchester County Creates Waves

A fee of only $15 has created some big waves in Dorchester County. Although the fee is small, it is not refunded even if the person arrested is found not-guilty, and that's where the issue lies.

The Attorney General said Dorchester Sheriff's Office has no grounds to charge the fee.


Duke lacrosse players sue prosecutor, city and police

Three former Duke lacrosse players falsely accused of rape filed a federal lawsuit Friday against disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong, the city of Durham and the police detectives who handled the investigation.


Deputies compete in arrest contests

One recent competition, described in an internal Sheriff's Department e-mail obtained by The Times, was called "Operation Any Booking." The object was to arrest as many people as possible within a specific 24-hour period.


Canton fires suspended police officer

Officer Anthony D. Jackson, who had been suspended without pay since June 2006, was fired after Canton Safety Director Bernard L. Hunt ruled Jackson repeatedly misused alcohol and a firearm, and said Jackson showed “inability to control his temper in stressful situations.”


Saltville police investigator charged in drug case

Gary Ray Call, 39, a Saltville police investigator, was charged with unlawful drug use in possession of a firearm with additional federal charges pending, officials said at a 2 p.m. press conference.


Officer faces assault charge

An Oklahoma City police officer charged Tuesday with assault and battery also is being investigated on an accusation that he falsified information leading to the arrest of two people on drug complaints.


Boston lawyer accused of smuggling heroin into prison

A Hub criminal defense attorney was intercepted yesterday as he allegedly tried to smuggle bags of heroin into the state’s maximum-security prison in Walpole.


Half-Million Dollar Cash Bail for Officer Accused of Trying to Kill Wife

A judge set the bond for 45-year-old Chueng Lee at $500,000 cash because he considers Lee a flight risk.


City may pay cyclist hit by police officer

The San Francisco Police Commission will consider a $150,000 settlement to a bicyclist who sued the city after an on-duty police officer allegedly struck him with a department truck in 2004 and didn't tell his bosses.


Probation officer says she had sex with teen

College Station police said Sarah Celeste Farmer, 29, and the teenage boy had been engaged in the sexual relationship since January 2007. The pair had sex at the boy's home after his father and step-mother had gone to sleep, a police spokesman said, citing court documents.


Jury Selection Begins For Ex-Officer Accused Of Rape

Jury selection could begin Monday in the trial of a former Desert Hot Springs police officer accused of molesting a now-18-year-old relative and another girl.


Chicago Cops Awash in Scandal

Videotapes of angry officers savagely beating civilians and charges that a murder plot was hatched within an elite special operations unit have Chicago's troubled police department reeling again.


NYPD'S 'Ring of Steel' Camera Rolls, Monitors License Plates

A high-tech camera in lower Manhattan has been secretly monitoring the license plates of passing cars periodically for more than six months in a test of the city's planned "Ring of Steel" surveillance system, the Daily News has learned.


Newton Cop Has Trial Date

Marlborough Police pulled over Jeffrey Mace, 46, late in the night of Aug. 24 after his car ran a red light at Bolton and Union streets. After identifying himself as a Newton cop - he had a holstered gun - Mace failed a sobriety test.


Police Officer Investigated for Sexual Misconduct

Charles Bender, a resident of Jackson County, has been placed on administrative leave from the police department pending the outcome of the FDLE investigation, according to BPD Chief Glenn Kimbrel.


Ex-Dearborn Cop and Wife, Who Said They Made Brownies With Seized Pot, Face Charges

A former Dearborn police corporal who was allowed to resign from the department last year amid allegations he used confiscated marijuana to bake pot brownies with his wife could be sentenced to up to 90 days in prison for using a controlled substance.


Thompson’s Convictions Upheld by Appeals Court

Thompson was convicted of four counts of indecent exposure and was ordered to serve four, consecutive, one-year sentences. Prosecutors alleged that he used a penis pump while presiding over trials.


Police Investigate New Rape Allegations Against Officer

The Hollister Police Department is looking into new rape allegations against a San Benito County sheriff's sergeant, Sgt. Mike Rodrigues.


Police Officer Resigns Amid Sexual Assault, Exposure Allegations

An Altamonte Springs police officer, Officer William Hayden, resigned in the wake of two investigations, one accusing him of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl.

A family member turned the officer in and said he has a problem with exposing himself. He's accused of exposing himself more than a dozen times.


Ex-officer Accused of Child Sex Abuse

A former corrections officer and SWAT team member, Travis Bud Davis, at the Utah State Prison was charged Friday with nine felony sex offenses involving a child.


SCC Sheriff Deputy Charged for Smuggling Mexican Man

Octavio Garcia, a Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Deputy and former Desert Shadows Middle School resource officer, allegedly attempted to smuggle an undocumented migrant through the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry.


South Ga. Judge Indicted on Federal Perjury Charge

Magistrate Judge Linda C. Peterson lied to grand jurors June 13 when she denied, under oath, ever suggesting to criminal defendants that they could use her own father as a bail bondsman, according to the indictment.


Sheriff Defends Office Bugging

Sheriff Pat Hedges secretly videotaped a meeting last year between two subordinates while investigating a personnel matter, he told The Tribune on Thursday.


Detroit Cop Indicted for Allegedly Stealing Cocaine

Officer Vincent L. Crockett, 39, of Canton Township, faces a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison if convicted. He is charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and theft of government property.


State Officer Charged With Child Sex Abuse

The officer has been charged with rape of a child, lewdness involving a child and aggravated sex abuse of a child. Authorities say the girl told investigators that the abuse occurred on a weekly basis for two years.


Mukasey Case Cost Taxpayers Over $28M

Protecting former federal judge Michael Mukasey cost taxpayers an estimated $28 million over more than seven years—or $10,000 a day—even as Justice Department agencies argued about how much of a threat he faced.

The detail was withdrawn shortly after deputy marshals protecting Mukasey and U.S. District Judge Kevin T. Duffy filed a grievance accusing the two jurists and their wives of assigning them valet-like chores.


Missouri: Police Stake Out Brett Darrow Home

A young Saint Louis, Missouri motorist faces trouble with local police upset at the national attention his September 7 video of an out-of-control officer has drawn to ongoing problems within area law enforcement agencies. On Sunday, Brett Darrow filmed a Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department cruiser staking out his home.

Members of the police community are on the record regarding their desire to stake out Darrow's home and harass the twenty-year-old.


Officer in Fatal Pa. Crash Fined $25

An Allentown police officer who caused a crash that killed a 4-year-old pedestrian and outraged the community will be cited for running a red light, but he won't be charged in the boy's death, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Officer Brett Guth's failure to heed the light amounted to ordinary negligence and did not warrant more serious charges, such as involuntary manslaughter or homicide by vehicle, Lehigh County prosecutor James Martin said at a news conference. The summary citation of running a red light carries a $25 fine, plus court costs.


Harvey Cops Get Cold-case Warning

Cook County law-enforcement officials Tuesday announced indictments in two more cold-case murders stemming from a raid on the Harvey Police Department this year, and said they also are investigating about 200 rape kits found in the suburb's evidence vault, many of which were never sent to the state crime lab.


Officer Whose Police Dog Died in Hot Car Pleads Not Guilty

A Chandler police officer, Sergeant Tom Lovejoy, pleaded not guilty today in the death of a police dog that was left in a hot patrol car for more than twelve hours.

Maricopa County sheriff's investigators say Lovejoy left Bandit, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, in his patrol car on August 11th for more than twelve hours.


Former Caroline Deputy Sentenced

A former Caroline County sheriff's deputy, Michael K. Sheward, was ordered to serve nearly seven years in prison today for taking indecent liberties with teenage girls and also for abducting his estranged wife.


Released Inmates Kept on Hold in Jail

Inmates are sitting in the Fulton County Jail for days - and sometimes weeks - after they were ordered released because court system employees are slow to send over paperwork to free them, according to the latest audit of jail's performance.


Waldron Officer Resigns After Investigation

Gerald Heifner resigned a few days after an accusation of rape was levied against him Aug. 26.


Wyandotte County Deputy Arrested By Police

He's supposed to uphold the law but a Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy, Deputy Michael Bridges, is in a lot of legal trouble after police said he tried to cash five bogus money orders.


Hollywood Cop Demoted for FBI Probe Leak

A top-ranking Hollywood police officer, Frank McGarry, is being demoted for his role in impeding an FBI probe into corruption within the agency.


Bloomington Cop Charged in Rapes Set for January Trial

Jeff Pelo, 42, has pleaded not guilty to nearly three dozen charges that allege he raped four women between December 2002 and January 2005. He also has pleaded not guilty to charges he stalked another woman and tried to break into her Bloomington home in June 2006.


Double-dipping Cop Scandal Remains Open as City Keeps Pay Records Sealed

Three years after Charleston police prosecuted a Black officer for "double dipping" that he said they allowed for Whites, police claim an investigation of the scandal remains open.

By keeping it open, they also prevent Charleston Gazette reporter Andrew Clevenger from digging into anybody else's double dipping.


New Indictment In Massive Kickback Scheme

The co-founder of a prestigious New York law firm that made an estimated $250 million by filing class-action lawsuits against some of America's largest corporations was indicted Thursday on charges that he conspired to pay kickbacks to people who agreed to be plaintiffs.


Separate Busts Snare Jailer, YDDC Official

A drug sting at the Metropolitan Detention Center led to the arrest of a corrections officer today while a deputy superintendent of a youth lockup arrested Wednesday night has been charged with drunken driving.


Indicted Ex-cop Dies in Crash

Ward, who had been living in Gastonia, N.C., was pronounced dead at the scene. He was one of six law enforcement officers indicted in July on charges that they tipped off members of a steroid ring to an impending raid in 2004.


Ex-Robeson Sheriff Expected to Plead Guilty

Former Robeson County Sheriff Glenn Maynor is expected to plead guilty Sept. 26 to charges that include misapplying federal money and lying to a grand jury, according to federal court documents.


Ohio Officer Investigated for Use of Stun Gun on Handcuffed Woman

Video taken from Patrolman Richard Kovach's cruiser shows him jolting a woman with a Taser gun at least twice after she was handcuffed, police and city administrators said.


Police: Officer Pistol-Whipped Man In Daughter's Bedroom

A city police officer, Officer Jeff Leist, who used his gun to strike a man he found in his adult daughter's bedroom over the weekend has been placed on leave.


Highway Patrol Leader Quits

The director of the Florida Highway Patrol, Col. Christopher A. Knight, has resigned after a six-month investigation found he was negligent in his duties and falsified an office memo.


Lawyer Sentenced in Airline Case

The former lawyer for New Hampshire-based Boston and Maine Airways has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to making false statements to the government.


Fired Cop Now Behind the 8-ball

A former Chicago cop, Sigmund Naszke Jr, fired in March for insulting a woman he struck with a car now faces charges for allegedly throwing a billiards ball through an insurance office's window and shoplifting at a drugstore.


Monticello Police Officer Arrested, Accused of Stealing Gas

Michael A. Andrews, an eight-year veteran of the Monticello City Police Department, was arrested on suspicion of theft, a class D felony, about 3:27 p.m. today. He is accused of stealing gas from the city of Monticello.


Wiretapping Made Simple

On Aug. 6, President Bush signed the Protect America Act of 2007 (PAA), granting the government the authority to wiretap anyone, including U.S. citizens, without any court approval as long as the "target" of the surveillance is located outside the U.S.


Officer Is Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Women While on Duty

A police officer, Fernand Clerge, who molested women while on duty in uniform was convicted of sexual abuse and official misconduct yesterday in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn.


Child Sex Sting Nabs U.S. Prosecutor

An assistant U.S. attorney from Florida, John David "Roy" Atchison, will return to federal court in Detroit today for a detention hearing on a charge that he flew to Detroit intending to have sex with a 5-year-old girl.


Cop Charged in Immigrant's Killing

A grand jury had indicted and charged George Bubaris, a Mount Kisco police officer and former member of the New York City Police Department, with second-degree manslaughter, unlawful imprisonment and other charges in Pérez’s death.


Former Terrebonne Sheriff's Deputy Convicted of Sex With Teen

A former sheriff's deputy, Glenn Brunet, faces up to 40 years in prison after being convicted on four charges accusing him of sex with a then-16-year-old student at South Terrebonne High School.

The girl told the six-person jury she was looking for a stable influence and developed a crush on Brunet, a school deputy who had previously coached her softball team. By the time he was arrested, she said she had called his cell phone 260 times, exchanged e-mails using a code name and had sex with him close to a dozen times, each of which she described in detail.


Clayton Police Officer Arrested

A Clayton County police officer, Officer Casey Carmichael, is accused of using the Internet to entice minors to have sex with him, police said.


Tribal Police Chief Arrested in Domestic Violence

A police report shows the chief of the Fort Yuma Quechan tribal police, Chief Charles Jackson, was arrested on a domestic violence charge after he told an officer he hit his girlfriend.


Warren Cop Resigns Over Reward Points Theft Charge

Sgt. Angelo Paolella III, 41, of Warren resigned from his position Monday ...

Paolella tried to obtain goods in excess of $200 by "creating or reinforcing a false impression that he had earned and/or was entitled to use Marriott Rewards Points when he well knew that he was not," court documents state.


Officer in Racist Videos Resigns

The Columbus police officer, Officer Susan L. Purtee, whose racist and anti-Semitic Web site prompted protests from residents and City Council members has resigned and will seek retirement benefits for a disability.

Purtee's Internet videos, created with her sister, Barbara Gordon-Bell, 52, of Coral Springs, Fla., blame Jews, blacks, illegal immigrants and Cubans for a variety of the nation's problems. The sisters call themselves "the Patriot Dames."


Sleaze, Misconduct

Grand Rapids Police Department employees who engaged in sexual relations while on duty should be fired. City Manager Kurt Kimball has to act decisively and quickly if city employees have been using the city's public facilities like a brothel.


New TYC Leaders Draw Concern

Since March, 10 former officials from Texas' adult prison system have joined the TYC, a state agency scandalized by physical and sexual abuse of inmates, official cover-ups and mismanagement.

But those new officials are coming from an adult prison system with its own problems, including courtroom defeats in the last decade in sexual harassment lawsuits filed by female employees, according to an analysis by the Dallas Morning News. Also, at least two prison wardens have been forced to quit over sexual misconduct allegations.


Ex-cop Gets 4 Years for Stealing Drugs

Schenectady police officer, Jeffery Curtis, who took drugs from an evidence locker will spend the next four years in prison.


Police Officer Ordered to Trial

State police said Levi Gibbon, Junior, a Newport Township police officer, was acting as a prostitute last month when he was caught in a sting at the Wilkes-Barre Lodge on Kidder Street.


Narcotics Officer Allegedly Used Coke and Meth He Stole From Evidence Room

A Sanpete County sheriff's deputy, John Earl Stevens, assigned to a drug task force was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly admitted to using cocaine and methamphetamine he took from an evidence room.


Noble Officer Arrested for DUI has Record of Alcohol Infractions

A police officer arrested on drunken driving charges over the weekend has a record of alcohol-related arrests and was in a traffic accident in July, according to a published report.

Officer Bobby Sirpless was placed on administrative leave following his arrest Saturday night in Norman after leaving the scene of a collision.


Report: Ex-Police Officer Violated 3 City Policies

James Potts, a former Tempe police officer violated three city policies when he coached a fellow sergeant on what to say during an internal investigation into domestic violence allegations, authorities said.

Potts was an internal affairs officer who was supposed to investigate officers for poor conduct.


'Bad Cop' Accused Of Using Secret Information For Crime

A deputy in Volusia County described as a "bad cop" by the sheriff is accused of using secret information in a robbery attempt on an undercover officer who was posing as a drug dealer.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Gene Walton, a school-resource officer at Campbell Middle School in Daytona Beach, used computers to access confidential police information to plan a robbery.


Tape Captures Officer Intimidating Driver

A suburban St. Louis police sergeant, Sgt. James Kuehnlein, has been put on unpaid suspension, accused of threatening to invent charges against a driver who caught the exchange on videotape.


Virginia: Toll Road Accuses 8000 Innocent Motorists of Cheating

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) admitted that it mailed $200,000 worth of citations for violations that never happened.


State Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Judge Halverson

Judge Halverson has been accused of falling asleep on the bench, having inappropriate conversations with jurors, and even ordering her bailiff to give her a foot rub.


NHP Sergeant Sentenced For Drunken Driving

A Nevada Highway Patrol sergeant has been sentenced after being found guilty of drunken driving stemming from a June motorcycle accident in Douglas County.

Norman Bailey, 38, was given a choice of serving two days in jail or 10 days house arrest. He was also fined $692 and ordered to complete a class for those convicted of driving under the influence.


Court Documents Allege Chicago Officers Instigated Beating

The filings, from written statements and interviews with six employees of the Jefferson Tap and Grill, claim the officers started the fight for "no apparent reason."


Former Police Officer Sentenced in Hit-and-Run Case

A former Flint police officer will not spend any time in jail for his participation in a hit-and-run cover-up.

Mitchell Manwell was not involved in the accident itself, but he admitted to helping his friend leave the scene and cover it up.


Former Jefferson Police Chief Indicted

A grand jury indicted former Jefferson Police Chief Darren Glenn Tuesday on charges of theft and invasion of privacy.

The indictment came after a two-year investigation into allegations of corruption and using police resources for personal profit.


Former New Lisbon Police Officer Charged With Obstruction

Jeremy Schroeder, a former New Lisbon police officer, was sentenced on the criminal charge of obstructing an officer, after entering a plea of no contest to the charge.


Sheriff's Deputy Arrested On Multiple Charges

Gene Walton was charged with one count of unlawful compensation, one count of misuse of confidential information and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery.


Eutawville Officers Ask Young Men to Strip; Charges Later Dismissed

Pippen ended up ticketed for the tail light. Hooker was charged with simple possession after one of the officers claimed he found a single seed in the pocket of Hooker's fishing jacket. But Hooker says, "it was a white seed like a little poppy seed off a ... hamburger bun almost, you know?"


Officer Arrested in Canine's Death

Maricopa County sheriff’s investigators have determined a Chandler police officer was reckless when he left his police K-9 in his patrol vehicle for 13 hours, causing the dog to die.

On Wednesday, Sgt. Tom Lovejoy was arrested for animal cruelty.


More Accusations Against Alton Police Chief

Three more employees have accused suspended police Chief Jose Luis Vela of fondling them, in some cases while on the job, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño said on Thursday.

Authorities do not plan additional charges against Vela, who was accused last week of sexually assaulting two male employees.


Sheriff's Deputy Charged in Connection to Break-in at Youth Camp

A Shelby County sheriff's deputy has been charged with making false statements to federal agents in an investigation into a break-in at a police youth camp outside of Nashville.

According to sheriff's spokesman Steve Shular, Sgt. Joe Everson resigned late Thursday.


Government Seeks 'Lengthy' Term for Former Rural Va. Sheriff

A former rural county sheriff who pleaded guilty to lying to authorities about a scheme to sell drugs and guns seized from criminals deserves a "significant and lengthy" prison term, prosecutors in the case contend in a court filing.


Portsmouth Sheriff’s Deputy Resigns After Recent DUI Charge

Portsmouth sheriff’s deputy has resigned after being charged with driving while impaired during a trip to pick up an inmate in North Carolina last month.

Portsmouth Sheriff Bill Watson allowed David Thomas to resign after learning about the incident ...


Two Cops Admit Guilt in Running Illicit Casino

Sgt. Richard Winstock, 38, of Independence, and Patrolman Thomas Juskus, 45, address unavailable, accepted plea deals in Superior Court in which they will be terminated as Roxbury police officers and are barred from any future public employment. Both had been suspended from their jobs since April 30, 2005, when state police and the Morris County Prosecutor's Office raided a converted warehouse that advertised online as the 5th Street Club, which offered high-stakes poker.


LAPD May Resume Impounding Cars of Unlicensed Drivers

For standard-size vehicles, the city charges $101.50 per hour for towing, and $31.50 per day storage. To get a vehicle back, the owner must pay a $48 release fee and a 10% city parking occupancy tax.


Coast Lawyer Paul Minor Gets 11 Years for Bribing Miss. Judges

Minor and two former judges were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate in Jackson, Mississippi.


Assault Charges Filed Against Officer, Ex-officer

Former Berea lieutenant Billy Beavers and Richmond Senior Patrolman Stephen Parker are charged with one count each of fourth-degree assault and one count each of first-degree official misconduct.


Court Rules Against Former Niceville Attorney; Government Can Seize His Property

Alford and Fleet were convicted in federal court in Pensacola of teaming up to swindle $11 million from several investors.


Federal Prosecutors Say Jenne Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion, Mail Fraud

Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion and mail fraud charges, federal prosecutors said Tuesday, ending a two-year investigation into his private and public business dealings.


Corrections Officers Face Assault Charges

Twenty-six-year-old Nicholas Wendelken of Stuyvesant and 25-year-old Nicholas Murdehtz of Greenport are charged with second-degree assault.


Ex-Durham DA Sentenced to One Day in Jail

Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith III sentenced Mike Nifong to a day in jail.


Former Lecompte Assistant Police Chief Charged with Child Rape

A grand jury has charged Lecompte's former assistant police chief with raping a child twice and committing indecent behavior with another juvenile.

Todd Andrew Jones, 32, of Alexandria was indicted Thursday.


Police Officer Accused of Buying Alcohol for Teens

Officer Barry Cox, 23, has been placed on paid administrative leave by the Police Department.


Former I.F.P.D Officer Preparing for Trial

The attorney generals office alleges Todd Ericsson hid two guns that were stolen out of police evidence by former Idaho Falls City Prosecutor Kimball Mason.


Ex-Jailer Gets Probation In Student Sex Case

A former Smith County jailer was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years probation for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old Bullard High School student while she was a substitute teacher there.


Methuen Suspends Police Officer

Methuen's police chief has suspended a sergeant after a group of on-duty police officers gathered in the station Friday to watch a New England Patriots football game, leaving the city underprotected, officials said.


Ex-Cops To Be Sentenced For Beatings, Corruption

A pair of former Cicero police officers are scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for beating suspects, planting evidence and falsely testifying against people.

William Peslak and Joseph DeKiel were members of the department's gang tactical unit. In October they were accused with former Deputy Superintendent James DiSantis, of committing crimes against five victims between 2002 and 2004.


Slidell Cop Indicted in Fraud, False Pay Records at Second Job

The indictments stem from a recent investigation by the state legislative auditor's office that concluded that William Massimini, 31, received $16,500 during a 13-month period "for work he did not perform or could not provide documentation to support."


Former Waterbury Officer in Court for Sexual Assault

Former Lieutenant, Robert Kennedy, is charged with having sex with a 15 year old boy.


Tribal Police Chief Accused of Sexual Relations with Officers' Wives

The suit claims Puyallup Tribal Police Chief Joseph Duenas had sex with Berys' wife for more than three years. The filing also claims Duena's has had a sexual affair with another subordinate officer's wife.


Former Deputy Found Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Case

Cullman County Sheriff Tyler Roden said James Brian Phelps of Arab worked as a deputy in the department for six months prior to being arrested in 2005 for the murder solicitation charges.


Police Officer Accused of Killing K-9 Partner

Sergeant Allen Cockfield of the Miami-Dade Police Department was recently charged with felony animal cruelty charges for allegedly kicking his K-9 partner Duke to death during an obedience training exercise with more than a dozen other police dogs and trainers present. The reason, according to an anonymous witness: Duke barked when he wasn't supposed to, so Cockfield hoisted the four-year-old German shepherd by the leash around his neck and repeatedly kicked him in a fit of rage until he lost consciousness. Duke reportedly died later at a veterinary clinic from injuries sustained during the attack.


Texas Police Chief Accused of Sexually Assaulting Male Employees

The police chief in this South Texas town has been charged with two counts of sexual assault for allegedly violating male employees who were passed out at his home during parties.


Las Vegas Police Officer Accused of Lewdness With Minor

A Las Vegas Metro Police officer is now on paid administrative leave. He is accused of lewdness with a minor under the age of 14. Two different criminal investigations are ongoing into these allegations -- one by Metro Internal Affairs and the other by Metro officers.


Loudon Police Officer Fired Following Arrest for Burglary

Gutt was arrested by Monroe County Sheriff's deputies after a confidential source gave them information on 30 burglaries committed in Monroe County.


Officer Accused Of Joyride, Crash

Muncie's police chief said he will recommend the firing of an officer accused of taking three college students on a high-speed ride in a police car and crashing into a light pole, reported WRTV-TV in Indianapolis.


Lawyer Gets 12 Years in Mistaken Slaying

Jonathon Edington, 29, attacked neighbor Barry James in the man's bedroom last year after his wife told him she thought James had molested their daughter. Officers said they found Edington washing the victim's blood off in a kitchen sink.


PSP Trooper Charged with Rape

According to court papers, the victim fought back but Keener, who is eight inches taller and weighs about 130 pounds more than the victim, responded by biting her several times.


Mistrial for Former Cop Accused in Las Cruces Stabbing

A jury has deadlocked in the trial of a man accused of a stabbing while he was a state police officer.


Officer Admits Roughing Up Boys In Paintball Case

The assault and battery case against Officer John O'Hare will be dismissed after a year if he stays out of trouble. He also must complete anger management counseling.


Officer Targeted In Criminal Probe

The officer, Damian Amalfitano, has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of criminal and internal probes, according to Las Vegas police.


Report: 6 Face Firing in Michigan Police Sex Scandal

Five police officers and another police employee could lose their jobs after being accused of having sex with a female dispatcher at police headquarters, The Grand Rapids Press reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed person close to the investigation.


Duke D.A. Pleads Not Guilty to Criminal Contempt

Disgraced former prosecutor Mike Nifong pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal contempt charges stemming from his failure to turn over complete DNA testing results during the now-discredited Duke lacrosse rape case.


Manatee Officer Charged with DUI

Investigators charged Jason A. Fitzwater, 28, with driving under the influence after he careened into the median and shredded the tire on his unmarked, police-issued Chevrolet Impala, according to an arrest report.


Court Rules Louisville Lawyer Must Pay for Bungling Lawsuit

A Louisville lawyer has lost a $5 million lawsuit in a Jefferson Circuit Court case. A jury found yesterday that Steven Keeney bungled a lawsuit filed by a Kentucky woman who lost her home and possessions the result of a small-plane crash.


Sloppy Police Work Leads To Teen's False Arrest

Every year, hundreds of people learn they are linked to someone else's criminal record and many times, the innocent person is arrested and even jailed for crimes they did not commit.


Colorado: Gardening Truck Accused of Speeding 102 MPH Over Limit

The city did not pursue the $300 ticket and six license demerit points against the truck's owner. Fort Collins Police Sergeant Mike Trombley told the Coloradoan that it was probably an error, but he refused to say how many more innocent motorists were wrongly accused. In the past twenty months, the system has issued more than $540,000 worth of tickets with Redflex, the Australian company that operates the program, pocketing $181,000.


Border Patrol Chief Rejects Mission Against Aliens, Drugs

A Border Patrol chief at one of the nation's most dangerous Southwest border crossings says the agency's mission doesn't include apprehending illegal aliens or seizing narcotics — perplexing front-line agents and angering a congressional critic of illegal immigration.


Suspended Sheriff's Deputy Back in Court

Fedeli was charged recently with misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and official misconduct and is accused of using his position to get an informant to supply him with drugs for his personal use.


Pearl Police Officer Charged With Forgery

A Pearl police officer used phony documents to get hydrocodone, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics said.


Ex-deputy Faces Sentence for Disorderly Conduct

A fired Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy accused of fondling two teenage girls will be sentenced Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

John F. Springfield, 38, was fired April 9 and will have to relinquish his certification as a police officer as part of the plea deal that was signed May 25.


Beach Reinstates Two Officers Accused of Cheating

The city has reinstated two police officers who were fired several months ago after being accused of cheating on leadership exams.


Memo Ties Traffic Tickets To Days Off For Officers

The Baltimore Examiner obtained a copy of the May 14 letter, written by Lt. Dean Brubaker. He called on his patrol officers to issue an average of at least three citations, warnings or equipment repair orders every day. Officers who fell short, Brubaker wrote, would be last in line when asking for days off.


Police Officer Gets 3 Years in Sex Assault

Prosecutors said Juan Leon attacked the victim after pulling her over early on Oct. 30, 2005, in Northwest Washington. Leon, 30, pleaded guilty in June to a charge of second-degree sexual assault of a ward.


Deputy Pleads No Contest to Fraud

Deputy Christopher Campbell, 36, entered into a sentencing agreement with Washtenaw County Chief Circuit Judge Archie Brown that will keep him out of jail and on probation for a period of time to be determined at sentencing on Oct. 10, court officials said.


Wendover Police Chief Resigns in Wake of Stripper Wife's Arrest

Chief Vaughn Tripp quit after Mayor Brett Shelton asked for his resignation "on grounds of embarrassment," the mayor said.

Among the allegations: He prohibited officers from investigating drug cases.


Constable Released After Arrest on Theft Charges

Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Constable Andres Rios was jailed Wednesday in connection with charges he stole property seized from delinquent taxpayers.


Police Officer Charged with Prostitution

A Newport Township part-time police officer was working as an escort when he was arrested in a prostitution sting at a Wilkes-Barre motel on Friday, according to arrest papers.


MADD Honors Deputy Despite Past Charges

Justin Revnell, Mothers Against Drunk Driving salutes you.

Revnell, nephew of Grand Traverse County Sheriff Scott Fewins, was charged with domestic violence after an alleged drunken altercation with a live-in girlfriend in late 2004.

Prosecutors also alleged another alcohol-related incident against Revnell stemming from an earlier encounter with the woman. Charges against Revnell were dropped after prosecutors lost their key witness when the woman disappeared from the area.


Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty to Raping Woman

Marcus Huffman is charged with first-degree sexual assault. If convicted, he could face up to ten years in prison.

Prosecutors say they have video of Huffman entering the deserted police substation with the purported victim. They also claim to have recovered Huffman's semen from the woman's boxer shorts.


Avoyelles Sheriff Pleads Not Guilty to Conspiracy, Fraud Charges

Bill Belt and his wife Tracy have been charged with eight counts of mail fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud in a case involving alleged illegal profits on jailhouse telephones. Belt's sister, Julie Ann Bernard has been charged with making a false statement to the FBI, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.


Policeman Is Convicted of Beating Companion

A police captain who admitted having a forbidden affair with an officer under his command was convicted yesterday of brutally beating her on a Greenwich Village street.


Pittsburgh, Hanover Officers Charged in Brawl

Two Pittsburgh police detectives have been reassigned to patrolmen because they were charged with getting into a brawl with Washington County police officers at a country music concert.

Patrick M. Moffatt, 38, and Joseph M. Simunovic, 39, both of Brookline, and three others are accused of fighting with Hanover police after the Toby Keith concert Saturday night at Post-Gazette Pavilion. They are charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.


Tale of Tape in Cop Assualt Trial

When a jealous police captain argued with his cop mistress on a Greenwich Village street last September, he not only battered her - he threatened to kill her, too, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors say the "guy" is the defendant, Capt. Alberto Sanchez - the former No. 2 in command at the Police Academy - who's fighting misdemeanor assault charges.


Female Officer Accused Of Sexual Harassment

The investigation involves allegations of sexual harassment by the department's highest ranking female against a subordinate, according to a source.


Towns County Sheriff to Enter Guilty Plea

An attorney for the Towns County sheriff accused of covering up evidence in a drive-by shooting involving two of his deputies will enter a guilty plea Tuesday.


Indicted Judge Suspended by Pa. Court

A judge accused of cheating two insurance companies out of $440,000 was suspended by Pennsylvania's highest court Friday.


Police Handcuffed by Internal Discipline

The Denver police force includes an officer found to have held a cocked gun to his wife's head, another who pushed a pregnant teen into concrete stairs, then placed his knee on her belly, and another with 21 disciplinary actions against him and 50 total complaints.

At least 25 officers remained on the force from January 1997 through September 2006 after they were punished for what the department calls "departure from the truth."


McDowell Law Officer’s Day in Court Comes for Fatal Pursuit

A McDowell sheriff’s deputy who slammed into a car at 120 mph in a crash that killed a young girl goes to court Monday, but the child’s father says justice won’t be served regardless of the outcome.


Police Sergeant Faces Disciplinary Charges

Sergeant Jacqueline Creaven lied about the hours she worked and made side deals with outside vendors who hired her to monitor their premises and construction sites, the officials said.

The Internal Affairs investigation found Creaven, a 16-year veteran of the force, guilty of 37 counts of untruthfulness, 35 counts of receiving details outside the system, and 36 counts of inaccurate reporting on a detail time card. Investigators also concluded she accepted details scheduled during her regular patrol shifts on eight occasions, failed to conform with laws twice, and engaged in conduct unbecoming a police officer once.


Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Arrests Two Of Its Own

Don Mainero, 31, was arrested after an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct involving a 17-year-old girl.

In an unrelated incident, Bryan Lavigne, 36, was arrested on charges of assault, strangulation and official misconduct.


Former DeKalb Co. Sheriff Confesses to Ordering Hit on Rival

Former DeKalb County Sheriff Sidney Dorsey has confessed to ordering a hit on his would-be successor, but claimed he later called it off, District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming said Thursday.

According to Fleming, Dorsey told her that after the August 12, 2000, election, he was angry about losing and his marriage was in turmoil in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. A few days after the election, Dorsey gave Patrick Cuffy a note ordering the assassination.


Bexar County Sheriff Indicted

The Bexar County sheriff was indicted Thursday on misdemeanor charges related to a Costa Rican trip he took with a company awarded a lucrative contract to run commissaries at the jail and another annex.

Sheriff Ralph Lopez was indicted on charges of gift to a public servant, accepting an honorarium and failure to report.


Police Officer to Testify Against Others

Former Avoca Police Sergeant Jerome Kudajeski is no longer charged with illegal activities. In return, he has agreed to testify against his former co-workers, including his chief.


Off duty Lincoln County Deputy Charged with DWI

The report indicated White ran off the road and struck the residence of Ralph Laney. The report said Laney and his wife were at home at the time of the incident but were not injured.

“Several witnesses saw White leave and they got his tag number,” the report read.


Trooper's Lawyers Say Sex Chats Shouldn't be Evidence

Hardoin, 45, is accused of engaging in sexual conversations with whom he thought were 14-year-old girls, and engaging in a sexual act in front of a Web camera also for whom he thought were underage girls for two months last September through November. The girls actually were MSP undercover officers.


Officer Fired for Lying, Police Say

Zoe Jackson, an eight-year veteran of the force, was terminated by Chief Nannette Hegerty two weeks ago for lying, said Anne E. Schwartz, department spokeswoman. An investigation into Jackson was opened after she gave different statements about whether she saw officer James Langer hit Danyall Simpson, 19, in May 2006.


Sheriff’s Deputy Out On Bond

Christopher Lanoue, 24, was dismissed from the department back in June. State Law Enforcement says he used excessive force on two different victims on the same day.


U.S. Judge Presses $54 Million Suit Over Pants

A U.S. judge appealed his $54 million lawsuit on Tuesday against the dry-cleaning shop that misplaced his trousers, shrugging off legal setbacks and international ridicule.


Police Officer Placed On Special Probation

A suspended Hartford police officer was placed on a special form of probation Tuesday after he was accused of setting a leased car on fire in March 2005 to avoid paying extra fees.


Two Bailiffs Fired After Allegations of Nepotism

At least two state district court bailiffs have been fired because of nepotism allegations Hidalgo County District At-torney Rene Guerra raised last week.


DA Investigates Complaints Against McMinn County Sheriff

District Attorney Steve Bebb says he'll investigate an anonymous complaint that top administrators in the McMinn County Sheriff's Department ordered prisoners to repair private vehicles that were sold for profit.


Lawyer Accused of Taking $2 Million has License Suspended

Michael Timothy Jordan's license was suspended Monday until further order of the court.


State Trooper Arrested After Squad Car Crashes

An Illinois State Trooper is in trouble after he was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk in his squad car.


Corrections Officer Wanted On Assault Charge

Authorities are seeking a Hamilton County corrections officer who is considered armed and dangerous.

According to court records, Randy Koon, 24, of Green Township, chased and shot at a woman Thursday in Cheviot.


Deputy Charged With DUI After Husband Pulls Her Over Twice

Charlotte Moore, 36, Spring Creek, was arrested in Elko at 11:41 p.m. Saturday. She was released at 1:47 a.m. on Sunday and placed on paid administrative leave, Elko County Undersheriff Rocky Gonzalez said.


Prison Guard Convicted of FEMA Fraud

A guard at the federal prison in Pollock has been convicted of scheming to bilk the Federal Energy Management Agency out of $12,400 after Hurricane Katrina.


Investigators Seize Computers at State Police Lab

Investigators have seized computers from the Connecticut State Police's forensic laboratory to review whether employees there have done private contract work on state time and equipment, police said.


Berrien Sheriff Resigns After Guilty Plea

Berrien County Sheriff Jerry Brogdon resigned Friday, effective immediately after pleading guilty to a federal gun charge. "I pled to one count of transfer of a firearm to a convicted felon," he says.

Brogdon will receive full retirement. He will be sentenced later this year.


Affidavit: Ex-Cocke Sheriff Took Thousands in Payoffs

Former Cocke County Sheriff D.C. Ramsey may have pocketed tens of thousands of dollars in payoffs to protect illegal gambling operations during his term of office, according to FBI records.


Jury Convicts Lawyer Who Stole from Clients

Prosecutors said Gerard F. Battista Jr., 59, of Norwell, used funds from his clients’ accounts for his personal expenses, including the purchase of a Jaguar that cost more than $50,000. He allegedly spent $14,000 at strip clubs.


Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Sex with Kids

A police officer who also dressed up as Chuckles the police clown and performed for midstate children pleaded guilty yesterday toa sexual assault involving two 4-year-old girls.

Michael Fernsler, 34, of the 3700 block of Orrstown Road, Franklin County, faces a maximum of 95 years in prison and as much as a $80,000 fine. His sentencing is scheduled in Nov. 14.


Ex-cop Pleads Guilty in Road Deaths of Two Students

Patrick Strawmatt, 42, admitted to three of 22 charges against him in the March 22 deaths of Jacob Brock, of Eagle, and Jennifer Kois, of Brighton, both students at Mesa State College.


Drug Investigator Charged with Drug Crimes

Fedeli was accused of acting under the guise of his official duties to get people to give him crack cocaine for his personal use.


Cop Accused of Cover-up Seeks Special Probation

The state trooper who formerly headed East Windsor's Emergency Management Response Team applied Thursday for a special form of probation that could lead to dismissal of charges that she helped cover up the molestation of children by the team's second-in-command.


St. Landry Deputy Arrested

33-year-old detective Guy Dupre is facing charges of carnal knowledge and indecent behavior with a juvenile. The sheriff's office accuses Dupre of having sex with a 15 and 16-year-old girl.


Church Point PD Lawsuit Problems

The suit claims Cormier's boyfriend was pulled over by Church Point police. The officers pulled her in between two cars and force her to let him look in her panties. Then he grabbed her rear end.

She contends she was taken to the police station in Church Point where Foti took her in a separate room and forced her to strip and show him her private parts.


Deputy Charged in Drive-by Found Dead

The deputy, Jesse Gibson, 56, was accused of driving a vehicle while Chief Deputy Eddie Osborn opened fire on the home of a man who was having an affair with Osborn's wife.


Police Officer Fired After Accusations of Sex with Underage Girls

The Hamlin City Council voted unanimously Monday to fire J.D. Scites, 20, after State Police arrested him on Friday and charged him with two counts of third-degree sexual assault. He is accused of having sex with two girls ages 14 and 15.


Former DeBaca Sheriff Charged with Embezzlement

Michael Chavez, 44, is accused of receiving kickbacks from county employees he hired to work overtime on road blocks and warrant service.


Ex-Ripon Cop Pleads in Sex Case

As potential jurors waited for his trial to begin, Daniel Icedo, 34, pleaded guilty to engaging in a lewd act and attempting sexual intercourse with the then-17-year-old girl last summer. Both are misdemeanors. In exchange, prosecutors dropped charges of molestation and sexual battery.


Former Police Officer to Appear in Court on Criminal Charges

Morgan King, 50, will appear before Caddo District Judge John Mosely on charges he knowingly filed false public records and committed perjury during a court hearing.


Avoyelles Sheriff Accused of Corruption

Longtime Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Bill Belt and his wife have been indicted on federal charges they had an hidden interest in providing inmate phone services at the jails he operated.


Windsor Settles Suit Over Ex-cop's Sexual Exploitation

A woman who accuses former Windsor police Officer Charles "Gerry" Bagley of sexually exploiting her as a teenager and taking nude videos of her without her knowledge has settled her lawsuit against the town and Police Chief Kevin Searles, her lawyer says.


Evidence Against City Officers to Go to State

With evidence missing in two cases of officers accused of rape, the Baltimore Police Department has asked the Maryland State Police to store all evidence in future police misconduct investigations.


New York Meter Maids Falsify Tickets to Go on Break

Four New York City, New York meter maids were arrested yesterday for issuing bogus tickets to downtown motorists. Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau filed felony forgery charges against Gregory Baird, 56; Davey Griffin, 30; and Raheem King, 26. Julian Fisher, 24, faces misdemeanor official misconduct charges.


Former Millbrook Police Officer Arrested on Sex Related Charges

A former Millbrook policeman has been indicted on sex-related offenses that allegedly occurred while he was on duty.

He's charged with rape, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct.


Girl Denies Sex with Cop Consensual

Chavez faces nine counts including rape, criminal sexual contact of a minor and kidnap for allegedly assaulting the girl in her home in April 2005.


Charge Dismissed, HPD Officer Gives Up License

A Houston police officer who was found innocent of bribery in June has given up his peace officer's license in exchange for the dismissal of charges that he tampered with evidence.


Former Investigator Named in Porn Probe

A former Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office investigator is under federal investigation in an Internet child-pornography probe, law-enforcement sources said Monday.


County Prosecutor Accused Of Sex With Defendant's Mother

Lewis County Prosecutor Michael Golden has been accused in court papers of using a sexual relationship to get information about a case.

Golden had a sexual relationship with the mother of a teenager accused of arson and allegedly pressured the woman to disclose the defense strategy, according to Centralia-Chehalis radio station KITI.


Noble Boy Killed by Stray Bullet

Officials in Noble say a 5-year-old boy was shot and killed by an apparent stray bullet fired by a police officer attempting to kill a snake.


Ex-cop Linked to Rogue Group

For years, rumors of a rogue group of Milwaukee police officers known for brutalizing suspects have been circulating around the city. The group reportedly called itself the Punishers, a name that came from "The Punisher," a vigilante comic book, video game and film character, and many of its members were supposedly on hand at the Bay View party where Frank Jude Jr. was attacked in 2004.

It turns out that the group's existence may be more than a rumor, according to evidence presented Thursday during the sentencing hearing of fired officer Jon Bartlett on federal gun charges.


Ex-cop in Court on Drunken Driving Charges

Brandon Cannata, 23, of Westford, Mass., was indicted last week in Lowell (Mass.) Superior Court on charges he led police on a high-speed drunken chase after crashing his truck into a Chelmsford, Mass., family’s vehicle.

Cannata, who was a member of the Hudson Police Department for nearly two years, faces charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury, failure to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.


Deputy Arrested for Bounced Check

Deputy Mark McAvoy, 47, of Edinburg, confessed to purchasing a front-end loader even though he knew he lacked sufficient funds in his bank account to cover the cost, Sheriff Lupe Treviño said.


Texas Deputy Charged With Extortion

Deputy Henry James Jr., 45, was arrested after he stopped two FBI agents late last month. The agents were posing as Mexican motorists after several drivers claimed they had been stopped by law enforcement and ordered to pay.


Williford Fired Again

A Florence Police Department Deputy Chief who was recently fired then reinstated for sexual harassment has been fired again.

There are some new allegations against Pete Williford and they're coming from co-workers within the Florence Police Department in Lauderdale County.


Deputy's Boss Was Suspended

Had Hillsborough County sheriff's Cpl. Mark Clark been doing his job, Daniel Brock's sloppiness in making drunken driving arrests would never have reached the levels it did, investigators said.

The deputy had set records making DUI arrests over the past few years, but was fired recently when many of those arrests proved to be questionable and many defendants may have been innocent.


Former Police Officer Gets Jail Time

A former Buena Vista Township police officer will spend at least a year in jail after pleading guilty to sexual assault charges involving a 15-year-old girl.


911 Operator Sold Cocaine While on Duty

A federal court affidavit says 26-year-old Demond Boudoin of Edgard allegedly sold about six-and-a quarter ounces of crack cocaine to undercover agents in five incidents from May through September 2006 -- two of them while he was on duty.


D.C. Pays $1 Million To Demonstrators

Charles Ramsey, who was police chief at the time, initially defended the arrests but later acknowledged they were improper. Police failed to order the crowds to disperse or warn that they faced arrest.


Convicted Stoughton Cop Still Will be Paid

Cohen was found guilty by a Norfolk Superior Court jury Monday of two counts of intimidating a witness, armed attempted extortion and filing a false written police report.


Cop Charged in Fatal Cruiser Crash

State police Tuesday cited Patrolman Stuart Merry, 40, on the misdemeanor vehicular homicide charge, as well as with speeding, failing to stay within marked lanes and driving without a license -- Merry's license had just expired on his birthday that month.


Protesters Call for Charges Against Detroit Police Officer in Fatal Shooting

Dickerson's family complained that he had been shot twice in the back and once in the side, raising the specter of excessive force by Detroit police. The department remains under the supervision of a federal court-appointed monitor after years of problems with the use of deadly force and prisoners dying in police custody.


Officer Charged With Assaulting Teen Daughter

Prosecutor Jim Kanatzar charged Herbert Robinson with Second Degree Domestic Assault, a felony, and Third Degree Domestic Assault, a misdemeanor.


Ex-court Clerk Pleads Not Guilty to Falsifying Records to Help Boyfriend, Ex-husband

A former San Bernardino County Superior Court clerk pleaded not guilty Monday to charges she falsely recorded that traffic offenses had been dismissed against her ex-husband and that traffic fines had been suspended against her boyfriend.


Wisconsin Judge To Join High Court Under 'An Ethical Cloud'

Annette Ziegler will join the state Supreme Court on Wednesday facing an ethics investigation that could lead to her being disciplined by her new colleagues shortly after they welcome her aboard.


Miami-Dade Officer Is Accused Of Lewd Behavior

A 15-year-old teenager alleges that Michael McKinnon kissed her on the lips and fondled her several times from July 24th through July 30th.


Police Officer Accused Of Molesting Minor In Patrol Car

A Walla Walla police officer was arrested Tuesday after an investigation into allegations that he had sex with an underage girl in his patrol car while on duty.


Jail Administrator Suspended with Pay Pending Investigation

The Bledsoe County Jail administrator accused of arranging to have a prisoner beaten by other inmates is now on administrative leave.


Police Officer Accused of Assault in Poolside Incident

San Antonio police have opened an internal affairs investigation into the behavior of an officer accused of using a racial slur and beating a woman who asked him to put out his cigar at a community pool.


Prince George's Police Officer Indicted On Murder Charge

Prince George's County police officer Cpl. Keith Washington has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the January shooting death of a furniture deliveryman ...


Cleveland Officer Pleads Guilty To Double-Dipping

A Cleveland police officer pleaded guilty Monday to charges of stealing thousands of taxpayer dollars.

Sgt. Brian Lloyd was among two dozen officers investigated for alleged double-dipping.


Newton Cop Charged with Molestation

Bond was was set Monday morning for Newton Police Officer Harold Frost, who was charged with rape, sodomy and sexual abuse on Friday.


GBI to Arrest Towns Sheriff

The GBI has reportedly taken out an arrest warrant against Towns County Sheriff Rudy Eller.

Two Towns County deputies had already been arrested in the related case of a drive by shooting. At least 12 shots were fired into an apartment in that incident.


Corrections Officer Indicted On Theft, Fraud Charges

A corrections officer at Baltimore's Central Booking facility and two others were indicted Monday on charges of stealing credit cards from people who had been arrested.


Jury Convicts Police Sergeant From Stoughton of Misconduct

A Stoughton police sergeant was convicted yesterday in Norfolk Superior Court of using his police badge to aid his side job as a lawyer.

Sergeant David M. Cohen, an 18-year police veteran, was found guilty of attempted extortion, two counts of intimidating a witness, and filing a false police report.


Shady Deals Linked to Cop

Kenneth P. Wilcox, a revered city detective until his death last year, and his close friend and business partner Aaron R. Dare operated several companies in which they used convicted drug dealers, impoverished city residents, complicit real estate professionals and naive victims to enrich themselves through a series of real estate scams.


Maryland Police Seek Prison Guard for Allegedly Killing Wife, Wounding Teen Stepson

Authorities were searching for Donald Webb Jr., 48, a lieutenant in the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services who works as a supervisor at the Baltimore City Correctional Center, a minimum-security facility.


Woman Claims BSO Deputy Raped Her

Officials suspended Charles Floyd with pay after an inmate that he was transporting from a Pompano Beach police station to the North Broward jail accused him of the rape.


Cop Gets Six Days for Groping

A county police officer will spend six days in jail for groping an 18-year-old woman during a traffic stop earlier this year and for asking two other women to flash him while he was on duty.


Police Sex Inquiry Spills into Courtroom

A defense attorney is fighting for a new trial in a drug case here, saying the credibility of the state's key witness is in doubt amid a police misconduct investigation that cost the officer and two others on the force their jobs.


Marion Township Police Chief Faces Criminal Charges

A former Marion Township police chief and officer are accused of betraying the badge.


Ex-chief Held in Wife’s Killing

Paul Douglas Gill, 54, is accused of killing Sandra Kaye Gill, 55, on March 22 at their Fordyce home and then trying to make it look like a suicide, according to a probable-cause affidavit signed by police.


Prison Guard Arrested Trying to Meet Teen for Sex

A prison guard from Orland Park was arrested for trying to meet and have sex with a 16-year-old girl he met on the Internet, police said.


Cop Found Guilty of Torching His Car on I-75

A veteran Southfield police officer was found guilty Thursday of torching his car along Interstate 75 last summer in an apparent desperate attempt to avoid paying mounting fees on his auto lease for excessive mileage.


Former Iosco County Undersheriff Sentenced

Michael Bridson was convicted of eavesdropping last year, but the charges would have been thrown out if he obeyed delayed sentencing guidelines.


Sheriff's Deputy Pleads No Contest to Supermarket Theft Charge

Chief Deputy David Albrecht had pleaded not guilty to petty theft charges March 20. He changed his plea Wednesday and was also ordered to pay $588 in court fines, said his attorney, Chris Casciola.


Jury Convicts 3 White Former Police Officers in Milwaukee Beating

The federal jury that included one black man convicted fired officers Jon Bartlett, 35, Daniel Masarik, 27, and Andrew Spengler, 28, of violating Frank Jude Jr.'s civil rights and conspiring to assault him while acting as officers.


Officer Pleads Guilty To Stunning Girl In Eye With Taser Gun

A veteran officer with the Broomfield Police Department who shot a child in the eye with a Taser gun while he was off-duty pleaded guilty to a charge of child abuse, according to the Boulder Daily Camera.


Speeding Leads to Firing of Cop Charged in Fatality

Officer Alexander Griss hit speeds as high as 118 mph while driving to and from work, according to a police internal affairs report released Wednesday.


Former Sauk County Deputy Accused of Running Over Girlfriend Working on Plea

A former Sauk County deputy who police say fled the scene after accidently running over his girlfriend is resolving his case with a secret plea agreement that could leave the public in the dark and him without a conviction record, says the prosecutor in the case.


Cop Fired After Panel Says He Lied

Randy Mucha, 43, said he now plans to work full time installing video and computer systems in police vehicles, just not for Oak Brook.


Accused Officer Resigns From Force

Officer Carl Graham Jr., 46, who was arrested earlier this month on three counts of class-C felony child molestation, had a letter hand-delivered to Chief George Ralston by Graham’s brother, Jim Graham.


Former Birmingham Policeman Convicted of Sodomy Gets New Trial

The Supreme Court justices unanimously ruled that Circuit Judge Teresa Petelos erred when she closed the courtroom after a witness for the prosecution said he was uncomfortable testifying in front of Todd Easterwood's supporters.


Guilty Plea Lands Former Montgomery Police Officer with 20 Year Jail Term

A former Montgomery police officer will spend the next twenty years in prison for sexually abusing several junior high school students.


Union to Challenge Firing of Lansing Police Officer

Torres, a 14-year veteran, is charged with misdemeanor operating while intoxicated in connection with a Feb. 5 accident that killed a 42-year-old Mount Morris man. He was fired Tuesday after the department conducted an internal investigation.

Torres' blood-alcohol level was .14, according to court records. Under Michigan law, a blood-alcohol level of .08 or above is considered illegal.


Police Staying Lip-Locked On Mistaken Raid

The Annapolis Police Department said it won't release its report on a drug raid last month at an incorrect address.


Former Judge Gets Prison Time for Theft

A former state judge was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for stealing more than $14,000 from a Sioux Falls counseling center where he kept the books.


Two Lawyers Arrested in Grand Larceny Case

Barry Chasky, 54, of Point Lookout, and Joseph Corrado, 48, of Pleasantville in Westchester County, were charged in separate incidents for stealing from escrow accounts.


Cop Suspected of Stealing $2.4M of Coke

A 17-year veteran narcotics officer has been suspended while police investigate whether he stole $2.4 million worth of pure cocaine from the department's property room.


Sheriff Lee Baca Blocks Access to Union Web Site

Sheriff Lee Baca has blocked access from hundreds of department computers to the Web site of the union that represents his deputies and has been critical of the sheriff's management, it was reported today.


Cop on Leave After Drunk 911 Call

An Oregon police officer is in trouble after drunk-dialing 911.


Man Wrongly Jailed for '97 Attack Sues 11 Cops

Robert Wilson, who served nine years in prison for an attack he did not commit, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against 11 Chicago Police officers and a prosecutor who Wilson said conspired to frame him for the crime.


Sheriff Indicted on Theft, Conspiracy Charges

Apache County Sheriff Brian Hounshell is scheduled to appear in Maricopa County Superior Court on Monday to enter pleas on 11 felony counts, including theft, fraud, mis-use of public funds, and conspiracy.


Westchester Judge Resigns After Investigation

A Westchester County judge resigned after being accused of intervening on behalf of a friend who was arrested, officials announced today.


Corrections Officer Arrested in Park

A corrections officer for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was arrested today for trying to fondle a plainclothes Cincinnati officer in a Cincinnati park.


Attorney Boose Expected to Plead Guilty to Aiding Masilotti

Prominent, politically connected West Palm Beach Attorney William Boose will plead guilty to helping disgraced former County Commissioner Tony Masilotti conceal his financial interest in a government land deal, according to a document filed in federal court.


Metro Officer Charged with Misconduct and Assault

The investigation against Officer Christopher Rognstad started in May, after it's believed he fought a man who was drunk and disorderly at a bar.


Crime Lab Neglected 16,000 Cases

Evidence samples from thousands of crime scenes across Massachusetts, including nearly 1,000 homicides and other deaths and 6,500 sexual assaults, were never analyzed by the State Police crime lab, according to an investigation of the lab ordered by the state.


Former Miami Beach Police Officer Charged with Sexual Battery

A former police officer is behind bars after officials said Thursday he lured at least two aspiring female models to a "studio" under the pretense of shooting a rum commercial, only to spike their drinks and perform and film sexual acts on the women when they passed out.


Hackensack Attorney Resolves Lewdness Charges

Donald Onorato was also ordered to relinquish his position as vice-president of the Bergen County Bar Association and chairman of the district ethics committee, which investigates grievances against attorneys.


City Attorney Served With Recall Notice

A recall notice was delivered today to the office of City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, who has come under fire for using city resources for personal reasons.


Fairfield County Deputy Charged With DUI

Deputy Ross Sparks was arrested late Saturday in Blackstock. Highway patrol initially pulled him over for allegedly driving 81 in a 45-mile-per-hour speed zone. Inside his car, officials say they found beer and liquor.


Two Police Officers Accused of Coercion

Now, Shepard, 27, and Smith, 26, are in the process of being charged departmentally. They are accused of violating police rules of conduct in their contact with the woman and of failing to arrest her boyfriend on a valid traffic warrant.


Ex-CHP Officer Sentenced to Four Years

Robert Cain, 64, of Tracy will be held at Deuel Vocational Institution, a state prison south of Tracy, where he'll await his final destination.


Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Securities Case

David J. Bershad, a former partner in the securities law firm of Milberg Weiss & Bershad, pleaded guilty today to charges that he helped pay illegal kickbacks to plaintiffs in securities lawsuits.


'Oprah' Trooper Crashes

Kentucky State Police said today that “alcohol is a suspected factor” in the crash involving a celebrity state trooper who crossed the center line Wednesday and hit a Nissan Pickup truck driven by Edwin Gregory of Williamstown.


Trooper Facing Assault Charges

Three felony assault charges were filed Friday, along with single counts of drunk driving and wanton endangerment, against a veteran Kentucky State trooper who investigators said had been drinking when his car slammed head-on into a pick-up, injuring a Northern Kentucky couple and their two children.


"Absolute Pardon" For Ex-Death Row Inmate

Washington, who is mildly retarded, falsely confessed and then recanted. Last year, a federal jury found that a now-deceased investigator fed him details of the crime to produce the confession.


Schnapp Fired for Police Brutality

A 17-year veteran police officer accused of taking part in a beating of a lawyer in the French Quarter last December has been fired. Police spokesman Sgt. Joe Narcisse said Police Superintendent Warren Riley fired Sgt. Jake Schnapp on Tuesday.


Former Cop Accused of Posing as an Officer

A former borough police sergeant faces charges of impersonating a police officer, drunken driving and possession of a controlled dangerous substance after a minor traffic accident that led to his arrest in the central business district.


Anna Nicole Judge Could Face Investigation

The state attorney's office says it has received a complaint from a lawyer regarding Circuit Court Judge Larry Seidlin and possible gifts he may have accepted from an attorney who actively represented clients in his court.


Fairfax Officer Suspended After Incident with Ex-Girlfriend

A Fairfax County police officer is suspended with pay after he was charged with assault and burglary after allegedly breaking into an ex-girlfriend's house and threatening her ...


City Set to Pay in Sexual Harassment Case

In 1998, after 10 years as a homicide investigator, Beth Kreuzer became the first female officer in the Houston Police Department's elite motorcycle unit. That began a grueling four years of unwanted comments from her supervisor, according to trial testimony.


Cop Charged in Killing Waives Hearing

The police officer accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn daughter waived a preliminary hearing Monday because his attorney didn't want evidence to be disclosed publicly.


LAPD Officer Arrested in DUI

An off-duty LAPD officer assigned to the Valley Traffic Division was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said this morning.


Former Police Officer Goodine Faces More Charges

Former Chattanooga Police Officer Lawrence Goodine turned himself into the Hamilton County Jail Friday after investigators obtained 10 more indictments against him.

Goodine is charged with four counts of official oppression (felony), three counts of theft over $1,000 (felony), one count of theft under $500 (misdemeanor), one count of aggravated perjury (felony), and one count of extortion (felony).


Ex-guard Admits She and Inmate Had Sex

Esther Ann Ho'omalu, 44, waived indictment yesterday and pleaded guilty in Circuit Court to second-degree sexual assault, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.


GPD Officer Fired Over Job Application

Gainesville Police Officer John Torres was terminated Thursday after an internal investigation determined that Torres lied about his background in the military when applying with the Gainesville Police Department in 2004 ...


Local Lawyer Indicted in Alleged Kickbacks Plot

A Houston plaintiff attorney and two insurance company employees were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday in connection with an alleged kickback scheme that involved millions of dollars in settlement proceeds from silicosis cases.

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Former Lake City Police Officer Charged With Drug Trafficking

Shanita McKnight, 34, dealt drugs and used her position as a police officer to make people pay her money, according to the indictments handed down Wednesday.



Ravenstahl Calls Police Promotion Rules 'Unacceptable'

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today said he was unaware of the allegations of domestic violence against two of three police officers promoted last week and took steps to change the city's rules governing the promotion of officers, which he called "obsolete and unacceptable."

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Ex-Jail Guard Charged With Money Laundering

A former lieutenant with the North Las Vegas Detention Center and chief marshal of the North Las Vegas Municipal Court has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he laundered money and made false statements to the FBI.



Virginia Police Chief Charged With Distributing Methamphetamine

The Damascus police chief was arrested Saturday and charged with distributing methamphetamine.

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$5 Million Bond for Suspect in Woman’s Death

A police officer accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and her nearly full-term fetus made his first court appearance Monday and was ordered held on $5 million bond.



Disbarred Duke D.A. Faces Contempt Hearing

Three former Duke University lacrosse players are seeking criminal contempt of court charges against Mike Nifong, the disbarred prosecutor who pursued a flawed rape case against them.

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Lumberton Cop Charged With DUI

Michael May, 28, of National Park, a Lumberton patrolman, has been charged with driving under the influence and assault by auto ...



Sheriff's Deputy Pleads Not Guilty to Stealing From Dead Woman's Purse

"Deputy Tracy explained that he has serious financial problems and needed the money to pay his bills," Alameda County sheriff's investigators wrote in a statement that outlined grounds for his arrest.

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Federal Immigration Agent From Plantation Accused of Taking Bribe

A special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Miami was arrested Wednesday on federal bribery and embezzlement charges.



Two Off-duty Norfolk Officers Charged With DUI

James Johnson Hassell III, 25, and Steven Michael Slater, 27, drove through the toll plaza at the bridge entrance without stopping at about 2:10 a.m. in separate pick up trucks ...



Deputy Fired After Concealed Gun Permit Charges

A Harris County deputy constable was fired Monday after he was charged with selling permits to carry a concealed weapon with no class time required ...

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DUI Arrests Scrutinized

Daniel Brock, 38, was fired May 24 and the Sheriff's Office rejected his written appeal the next day. An internal review showed that he might have falsified reports to portray innocent people as impaired drivers.



Milwaukee Police Officer Admits Being Illegal Immigrant

A police officer has agreed to plead guilty to falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen for taking his dead cousin's identity as a teenager ...

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3 Yuma Detention Officers Arrested on Sex Charges

Officers Jose Espinoza and Justin Herrera, both 26, were arrested Tuesday night and Kenneth Smith, 34, was arrested Wednesday morning on felony unlawful sexual conduct charges.



Ex-Oakland Cop Charged With Being Paid for Time He Didn't Work

Hunter bragged to colleagues of a scheme in which he would seek and get compensatory time off -- usually Friday - but get paid for a full week's of work ...



Keith Washington Indicted on Assault, Gun Charges

Prosecutors have announced a three-count indictment against Prince George's County Police Corporal Keith Washington.



Game Warden Indicted in Deadly Shooting

A grand jury indicted a game warden on a felony charge of voluntary manslaughter Tuesday in the shooting death of a Greene County teenager.

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Officers Accused of Stealing Cow From Prison Farm

Robert Kent Summersett, 58, of Rembert, and Carl Ray Watford Jr., 55, of Timmonsville, have been charged with larceny of livestock ...



Walker County State Judge Peppers Faces DUI Charge

Judge Donny Peppers was stopped between 12:30 and 1 a.m. Saturday on Cloud Springs Road after a Catoosa County deputy saw his car weaving ...



Durham DA Nifong in Court Over Duke Lacrosse Rape Ethics Charges

The North Carolina State Bar charged the Durham County district attorney with several violations of the state's rules of professional conduct, all tied to his handling of the lacrosse case.

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Detroit Police Brass Charged in Drunken Driving Cover-up

A veteran Detroit police commander faces felony charges for allegedly trying to cover up evidence that a second commander might have been driving drunk when he wrecked a unmarked police car.



Chief’s Wife Rakes in $ From Three Town Jobs: Lynnfield Wants Answers

Lynnfield officials want Paul Romano, 60, longtime chief of police and fire, to explain why his wife has been allegedly double- and triple-dipping from the town till while under his command.



Officer Accused of Molestation of 12-Year-old

A federal corrections officer is in jail without bond charged on 4 counts of sexual conduct with a minor and 3 counts of child molestation.

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Analyst in Fingerprint Scandal Quits Before Being Fired

The analyst at the center of the fingerprint scandal at the Seminole County Sheriff's Office quit today as she was about to be fired for incompetence.

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Judge Now Wants Just $54M From Cleaner

A judge who was seeking $67 million from a dry cleaners that lost his pants has loosened the belt on his lawsuit. Now, he's asking for only $54 million ...



DPS Officer Asks Woman to Take Off Clothes

A Department of Public Safety officer faces almost four years in prison for allegedly asking a woman to expose herself during a traffic stop ...



Duke Lax Prosecutor Facing Ethics Trial

Internationally known as the rogue prosecutor who improperly pursued rape charges against Finnerty and two other Duke University lacrosse players, the Durham, N.C., district attorney is now listed on the North Carolina State Bar docket -- on a list of the accused.



Lake Wales Police Officer Charged With Molesting a 6-Year-Old Girl

A Lake Wales police officer in is Polk County Jail this morning, charged with molesting a 6-year-old girl.

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Commission Accuses Judge of Breaching Conduct Code

An Orlando circuit judge made unwanted sexual advances toward a law-school student and abused people who faced him in court ...



Ex-deputy Used Bombs to Frame Teen

Jealousy and rejection prompted a former Seminole County reserve deputy to destroy the reputation of a Wekiva Springs teenager last month by engineering his arrest on bomb-making charges ...



Bumbling Spector Coroner Tells The Tooth

During his second day of testimony in Phil Spector's murder trial in Los Angeles, Deputy Medical Examiner Louis Peña painted a comical picture of how his dental investigator collected one of Clarkson's teeth at the crime scene - only to lose it minutes later.



Detroit Cop Accused of Forcing Couples Into Sex Acts Faces New Charges, Held on $1M Bond

A 36th District Court magistrate ordered a Detroit police sergeant held on $1 million bond today after a third set of sexual assault charges were filed against him.



2 Accused in '05 Rape Could Lose Law Licenses

Two Chicago lawyers accused of raping a Wisconsin woman in 2005 could lose their law licenses as a result of a disciplinary complaint filed against them last week.



Arson Investigator Jailed on Charges He Planted Evidence

An arson investigator accused of planting accelerants at fire scenes was charged in a Macomb County district court today, and is being transported to Mid-Michigan to face similar charges.



Prince George's 911 Dispatchers Arrested In Drug Investigation

A second 911 dispatcher has been arrested in a drug investigation ...



Chicago Police Officer Arrested in Teenager's Beating

A police officer has been arrested in the off-duty beating of a 15-year-old high school student, the Chicago Police Department said Sunday.



FBI Agent Linked to Lewd Acts in Women's Bathroom

University police say 33-year-old agent Ryan Seese was cited for public indecency, criminal trespass and indecent exposure for the incident.



Former Virginia Sheriff Agrees to Guilty Plea in Corruption Case

Former Henry County Sheriff H. Franklin Cassell admitted to making false statements to federal investigators looking into corruption in his department ...



Judge Censured For Getting Drunk And Making Slurs

The censure was against Judge A. Andrew Jackson pursuant to an agreement with the Investigative Panel
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Sheriff's Deputy Arrested for Cocaine Possession

Dwyer, who is an eight-year veteran of the force, is accused of possessing 1/8 ounce of cocaine, being under the influence of cocaine and sending his 16-year-old son to meet a drug dealer and purchase drugs ...

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3 Hollywood Officers Suspended in Federal Leak Investigation

A police department major and two other officers under his command have been suspended for allegedly leaking information about a federal corruption investigation ...



Trooper Suspended Over Porn Star Claims

A porn star claims a state trooper who stopped her on a highway let drug charges slide in exchange for oral sex.



Assistant Attorney General Suspended After Road Rage Charge

Carlos A. Ivanor Jr., 31, of Orlando, displayed a handgun on May 3 when another motorist wouldn't let him over into his lane ...



Video of Shooting Key to Deputy's Trial

The grainy videotape shows a disturbing scene: A sheriff's deputy shoots a man who appears to be obeying an order to get up off the ground.



Assault Case Against Prince George's Officer Will Proceed

A judge has ruled that a case against a Prince George's police officer accused of assaulting a real estate appraiser who came to his home may move forward.



Cops Smash Wrong Door - $2G Missing

Cops wearing riot gear ransacked a Brooklyn couple's home, held a man at gunpoint and allegedly swiped $2,000 from a closet.



2 Off-duty Cops Accused of Planning Break-in

Hector Alvarez and Miguel Castillo, both 28, were charged with attempted kidnapping, armed robbery, armed burglary and other offenses.



Lawyer Surrenders in Cemetery Trust Investigation

Stephen Smith of Muskogee County, Okla., is charged of theft and money laundering along with business associates Clayton R. Smart and Mark Singer, who are accused of stealing more than $20 million from trust funds for three funeral homes in Memphis.

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Drug-busting State Trooper Charged With Aiding Dealer

Yesterday, in a stunning role reversal, State Trooper Mark V. Lemieux found himself on the wrong side of the law after being arrested for allegedly teaming up with a longtime informant to sell a powerful prescription narcotic, OxyContin, and collect drug debts.



Officer in Alleged Beating of Bartender Pleads Not Guilty

In a brief hearing, Anthony Abbate's attorney entered not guilty pleas to all 15 felony counts of aggravated battery, official misconduct, intimidation, conspiracy and communicating with a witness.



3 Chicago Officers Charged in Bar Fight

Three Chicago police officers were charged Tuesday in an alleged fight with four businessmen at a city bar that authorities say was caught on videotape, officials said.



Officer Fired for Alleged Seafood Theft

The Police Commission on Tuesday found Joseph Gambardella guilty of 15 departmental charges including lack of truthfulness, conduct unbecoming an officer, failure to submit reports, falsifying records, and violating the department's code of ethics.



Police Officer Has Munchie Freak-Out

The former officer, Edward Sanchez, admitted on the call that he and his wife had consumed about a quarter of an ounce of marijuana in brownies they had baked.



Cop Guilty in FBI Drug Sting

The last of four Hollywood police officers pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal heroin-conspiracy charge after an undercover FBI corruption probe.

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Police Officer Charged With Deadly Conduct

A police officer has been charged with deadly conduct after he shot at a sport utility vehicle after a traffic altercation.



State Lawyer Suspended in Alleged Road Rage Incident

An assistant state attorney general accused of pulling a gun in a road rage incident was placed on administrative leave while the case is investigated.



Ex-Police Chief Must Submit DNA

Daniel Black, 50, of Independence Township is being held in the Oakland County Jail on 10 counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a teenage female relative.



Detective in Court on Tax Charges

A decorated Metropolitan Police Department detective will be arraigned today on tax evasion, fraud and other felony charges after federal authorities said he failed to pay taxes on more than $180,000 in city earnings in 2005.



Ex-deputy Accused in Perjury Cases

A former Orange County deputy was arrested for the second time Thursday on felony perjury charges after an internal investigation concluded he lied under oath on two other occasions.



Ex-head of Portsmouth SWAT Team Convicted on Drug Charge

The former head of the city's SWAT team was convicted Tuesday of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.



Judge Admonished For Not Paying Debt

A Nassau judge's failure to pay a debt -- and his later attempt to get out of paying up -- was a violation of judicial ethics, the state Commission on Judicial Conduct announced Wednesday.



D.C. Officer Accused Of Fraud In P.G.

A veteran D.C. detective evaded police on Thursday after authorities issued a warrant for his arrest in Prince George's County.



Former Prison Guards Suspected of Inmate Abuse

Eight former state prison workers were asked to turn themselves in Tuesday afternoon or face arrest for alleged “improper, illegal, inhuman” acts against inmates.



Nine Montgomery Officers Accused Of Double Dipping

Nine Montgomery County police officers have been accused of working as private security guards when they were supposed to be working as police officers.



Bay Area Police Officer Sentenced For Helping Brothels

A former police officer was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for helping two brothels avoid police raids.



Judge Out of Order, Ethics Claims Say

Former Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Becker is under fire from defense lawyers claiming she may have committed ethics violations during her recent transition to the Clark County District Attorney's Office.



Deputy Suspended After Arrest of Woman on Way to See Sick Dad

After Deputy Kevin Stabins stopped Melissa Langston a second time in the hospital parking lot, video from his cruiser's dashboard shows him yanking her from her car and slamming her against it.



Cop A Shirk Jerk

A 12-year police veteran who was collecting a disability pension for a shoulder injury was ordered back to active duty after getting caught on videotape doing heavy-lifting construction work.



Former Bristol Public Defender Facing Larceny Charges

A former Bristol Superior Court public defender was charged Wednesday with stealing money that his clients paid for restitution, judicial department officials said.



2 Officers Plead Guilty to Manslaughter After 3 Indicted in Botched Raid That Killed Elderly Woman

Two police officers pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter and other charges in the shooting death of a 92-year-old woman during a botched drug raid at her home last fall.



Officer Accused Of Assault Appears Before Grand Jury

The Prince George's County police officer accused of assault in connection with a high-profile incident at his home told his side of the story before a grand jury on Thursday.



Ex-Detroit Cop Admits Bilking Family

A former Detroit police officer once praised for his efforts to find who stabbed a social activist at a church dance pleaded guilty Monday to bilking the victim's family out of $12,300.



Policeman Admits to Shooting Officer

A 27-year veteran of the Boston Police Department pleaded guilty yesterday to assault charges for shooting a fellow officer with his service weapon after a night of heavy drinking.



Policeman Charged With Extortion, Drug Possession Conspiracy

Federal authorities have arrested a veteran Columbus police patrolman on drug and extortion charges, officials said Monday.



Cigar-loving Judge Convicted of Fixing Divorce Cases

An ex-judge was convicted on Thursday of accepting expensive cigars and other gifts in exchange for helping fix divorce cases -- crimes captured on hidden-camera videos made in his chambers.



Couples: Officer Made Us Have Sex

Chief Ella Bully-Cummings on Thursday said she has asked the Board of Police Commissioners to suspend without pay a 39-year-old sergeant accused of forcing two couples to have sex while he watched.



Hollywood Cops Ready for Plea Deal

Federal prosecutors Wednesday filed drug charges against four Hollywood cops caught in a mob-style sting as part of a planned plea deal in which the officers would identify other law-enforcement officers involved in illegal activities.



Tort Lawyer Expected to Plead Guilty to Fraud

Miami's disbarred king of torts, Louis Robles, is expected to plead guilty to federal charges of stealing more than $13 million from clients to pay for his lavish lifestyle -- a private jet and limousine, a mansion in Key Biscayne and apartments in Los Angeles and New York.

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Former Lonoke Chief, Wife Convicted in Corruption Case

A jury has convicted former Lonoke Police Chief Jay Campbell and his wife, Kelly Campbell, on numerous charges in the couple's corruption case.



No Charges Against Fired Volusia County Deputy Sheriff

Prosecutors have decided not to press charges against the former Volusia County deputy sheriff fired last month after an internal investigation found that he lied on his arrest reports.



Jailhouse Rocked With Guard Brutality Busts

The feds charged 11 jail guards - including three supervisors - yesterday with beating and stomping inmates who disrespected them at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, then covering up the brutal attacks.



Investigator in Cantu Case Made Wrongful Arrests in Past

The sergeant in charge of an investigation that led to the possible wrongful execution of a Texas man had arrested innocent people before and was suspended three times for errors in judgment over his 31 years at the San Antonio Police Department.



State Bar Pays Big for Bad Lawyers

In the past three years, there has been an average of two dozen instances a year of attorneys stealing money from clients, state bar records show.



Almost No Illegal Immigrants Caught at Border are Prosecuted

Ninety-eight percent of those arrested between Oct. 1, 2000, and Sept. 30, 2005, were never prosecuted for illegally entering the country, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data.



Speed Enforcer Rams Trailer Towed by SUV, Savannah Man Dies

A father was seriously injured and his son killed Tuesday when a rental trailer they were towing was rear-ended on Interstate 16 by a police officer who specializes in nabbing aggressive drivers and who was en route to Chatham County to take part in a safe-driving campaign, officials said.



Sheriff's Deputy Free on Bond on Animal Cruelty Charges

Randall Morgan faces four misdemeanor cruelty to animals charges, after four dead dogs on chains were found on Banks County land Morgan owns, Banks County Sheriff Charles Chapman said.



Hillsborough Officer Being Investigated

A Hillsborough police investigator is the subject of an investigation himself, and because of that the Orange County district attorney has dismissed many of the police officer's drug cases.



Former Hampton Sheriff Deputy Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes

Viraj Gupta, 32, was a corrections officer with the Hampton Sheriff’s Department when he committed the crimes last year.



Acting Chief, 3 Officers Indicted in Tourist's Beating

The acting police chief and three officers in a small resort town on Fire Island were indicted Tuesday in the beating of a vacationer who had been picked up for littering.



Former Officer Charged With Accosting a Woman

A former police officer and jailer in northeast Georgia has been charged with accosting a woman at gunpoint outside an auto repair shop.



Ex-bosses to Decide If Deputy Broke Law

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that it will begin a criminal investigation to find out whether a former deputy broke the law by lying on his arrest reports.



Another Alleged Videotaped Beating by Chicago Cops

Already nursing a black eye after one of its officers stands accused in a bar beating, the Chicago Police Department is looking into new allegations that six off-duty officers assaulted four businessmen at a downtown bar in December.



Bar Sets Timetable on Nifong Action

The N.C. State Bar laid down a no-nonsense timetable Wednesday for proceedings against Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong over how he has handled the Duke lacrosse case.



Victim Was Not Told Of Reduced Charges

The Fairfax County prosecutor who agreed last week to reduce charges against a minister accused of raping and beating a woman, paving the way for a 16-month sentence and no requirement to register as a sex offender, did not tell her bosses or the victim that she had done so.



Chicago Policeman Accused of Beating Female Bartender

An off-duty police officer in street clothes was caught on video by a bar surveillance camera beating up a female bartender half his size, authorities said.



2 Detectives Indicted on Charges of Misconduct

Two D.C. police detectives were indicted yesterday on charges that they conspired to alter witness accounts of a deadly dance-floor stabbing two years ago at Club U in Northwest Washington.



Broward Judge in Anna Nicole Smith Case Accused of Smoking Pot in Hollywood Park

Police cited Broward Circuit Judge Lawrence Korda -- one of two who made decisions recently in the Anna Nicole Smith case -- for smoking marijuana in a park Sunday afternoon, a police spokesman said today.



4 Guards Fired in Choking of Inmate

Four guards at a state prison near the Everglades have been fired for allegedly beating and choking an inmate serving a life sentence for murder, Corrections Secretary Jim McDonough said Tuesday.



NY Officer Accused in Sex, Bribery Case

A police officer was charged with soliciting sex from at least four women while in uniform - in one case propositioning a victim of domestic violence under the guise of checking on her welfare.



Jail Deputies Accused Of Phone Sex

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has reopened an internal investigation to determine whether two female deputies broke the law when they engaged in telephone sex with jail inmates.



You Want Us To Do What For $20?

A former court security officer has been convicted of offering to pay a couple behind on a fine $20 an hour to have sex while he watched.



Hollywood Police Officer Charged With Corruption May Be Close to Plea Deal

One of the four Hollywood police officers arrested last month on federal corruption and drug charges could soon strike a deal with prosecutors, the officer's attorney stated Monday in court papers.

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Scandal Rocks Texas Juvenile System

For at least two years, investigators say, boys at a juvenile prison in the West Texas desert were summoned from their dorms late at night and taken to darkened conference rooms, offices and ball fields for sex with two of the institution's top administrators.



Officer Charged in Teen Beating

A 41-year-old LAPD officer was charged today with unlawful use of force and filing a false police report for allegedly choking and punching a 16-year-old boy in the Central Division station in December.



Arrests of Hollywood Officers Jeopardize 61 Criminal Cases They Handled

The prosecutions, each involving one of four veteran officers charged last week with corruption and drug offenses, are under review by lawyers in the Broward State Attorney's Office, said felony chief Jeff Marcus.

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13 Cases Collapse After Disclosure of Informant Offenses

An undercover narcotics investigation touted by the government as a significant blow to a notorious haven for drug dealing has been left in tatters after damning revelations about an informant...

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Former Cops on Disability Find Badges, Pay Elsewhere

Orlando is paying tens of thousands of dollars a year in disability pensions to police officers found medically unable to work at the department but who have since taken other law-enforcement jobs and are now patrolling jurisdictions just a few miles away.

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Anne Arundel Officer Accused of Assault

The Anne Arundel County Police Department has charged a rookie police officer in the alleged assault of an 18-year-old woman.

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4 Fla. Officers Accused of Helping 'Mob'

Four veteran police officers were accused in federal court of taking thousands of dollars to protect what they thought were mob shipments of drugs, stolen art and jewelry.

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Former O.C. Judge Collapses During Sentencing

A former Orange County Superior Court judge who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography collapsed today while being sentenced in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

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LAPD Officer Arrested in Rape of Chino Girl, 17

A Los Angeles police officer has been arrested by Chino police on suspicion of raping a 17-year-old girl, authorities said Sunday.

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Officials at Texas Juvenile Prison Accused of Molesting Inmates

An internal investigation by the Texas Youth Commission accused high-ranking officials at an isolated state juvenile prison of molesting young male inmates, according to a copy of the report released to The Dallas Morning News.

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Memory Lapses, Contradictions Plague Cantu Witness

Memory lapses and apparent contradictions emerged as Moreno, a San Antonio construction worker, told Bexar County prosecutors this month that he buckled to police pressure and falsely accused a San Antonio teenager named Ruben Cantu of murder in 1985.

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U.S. Agent Gets 5 Years for Immigrant Smuggling

A former U.S. border agent who allowed hundreds of illegal immigrants to cross from Mexico in return for $120,000 in cash was sentenced on Thursday to five years in federal prison.

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Former BSO Deputy is Found Guilty of Perjury

A Broward County jury found a former Broward Sheriff's Office deputy guilty today on five charges of perjury and falsifying records for lying to his supervisors about crashing his patrol car.

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Texas County Prosecutor Hit With Charges

A South Texas prosecutor who has tried to oust several county officials for alleged misconduct was himself arraigned Monday on corruption charges filed by a special prosecutor.

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NYPD Ignored Hit-Run Cop Info

Around 1:40 a.m. on July 9, a woman called 911 to report a terrible crash in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, saying a police car had hit a motorcyclist and fled.

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No Clue Vic's Blue

A Brooklyn cop accused of trying to ditch her husband's car after a bloody shootout claims she had no idea the victim was one of her fellow Finest, her lawyer said yesterday.

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Crooked Cop Ordered Hit

One of the most corrupt Chicago cops in history directed a drug dealer in the early 1990s to spray gunfire at the suburban home of a federal agent who was raising red flags about the officer's corruption, according to federal court testimony Friday.

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Ethics Charges Mount for Durham DA

Embattled Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong was handed new, more serious ethics charges on Wednesday: that he withheld favorable DNA evidence from defendants in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case and then repeatedly lied about it to judges and the N.C. State Bar.



Former Cop Held in Mississippi Slayings

A white former sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday for his alleged role in a civil rights era crime -- the 1964 killings of two black men beaten and dumped alive into the Mississippi River.



Former U.S. Capitol Officer Charged In Child Porn Case

A federal grand jury has indicted a former U.S. Capitol police officer for allegedly possessing and producing child pornography.



Charge Could Kick Duke Prosecutor Off Case

Ethics charges filed against the prosecutor at the center of the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case might constitute a conflict of interest that forces him off the case, legal experts said.



Two Former Officers Plead Guilty In Drug Scheme

Two former officers pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that they took part in a corruption scheme while serving in the Henry County Sheriff's Department.

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New Orleans Police Indicted in Bridge Shootings

A deadly gunfight on a bridge in the anarchy-filled days following Hurricane Katrina became a symbol of the city's loss of control.



Ex-LAPD Supervisor Admits Affair

The former head of the Los Angeles Police Department's internal affairs unit acknowledged in a sworn deposition that he had a three-year affair with a female sergeant under his supervision, raising new questions about how the watchdog unit operated.



New Orleans Cops Shot Man in Back as He Ran Away

New Orleans police lined up "like at a firing range" and fatally shot an unarmed man in the back as he fled from them in the days after Hurricane Katrina swept ashore, a witness to the shooting told CNN.



Cop Pleads Guilty to Underwear Demands

A Portland, Ore., police officer has pleaded guilty to charges he asked two women to show him their underwear during a traffic stop.



Judge Removed a Day After Being Re-elected

New Mexico's Supreme Court has removed Magistrate Judge Carlos Garza just one day after he won a second term on the bench.



FBI Investigates Taped LAPD Beating

The FBI announced it is investigating Los Angeles police after viewing a videotape that shows officers repeatedly beating a suspect in the face while he cries out that he cannot breathe.



Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $800K From Clients

A Flowery Branch lawyer on Monday pleaded guilty to federal charges that he stole $800,000 from clients to pay his bills, make home repairs and cover his girlfriend's rent and utilities.


Sheriff and 19 Others Charged in Drug Scheme

Federal investigators began to suspect that the Sheriff’s Department in Henry County, Va., was involved in illegal drug trafficking in 2005, when drug enforcement officials in Philadelphia intercepted a mail package containing the illicit date rape drug Ketamine to a house owned by a sergeantwith the department.


Naked Prosecutor Caught on Camera

A city prosecutor was charged with indecency after a security camera caught him walking around naked in a government building after business hours.