Law Archive Page 10


Henderson to pay $100K to settle lawsuit

Cameras were rolling when Henderson police officers tazed a man 15 times in March 2007. The incident cost taxpayers $100,000.


Former corrections officer from Nutley, his girlfriend sentenced for role in smuggling scheme

Mastriani was a corrections officer charged with masterminding a smuggling ring that brought in drugs, cell phones and other contraband into the Essex County Correctional Facility.


Testimony By Alleged Victims Continues In Former Cop's Sex Abuse Trial

More than 20 children say Carrier touched them inappropriately while he was a volunteer wrestling coach at Horace Mann Middle school.


Disbarred Annapolis lawyer jailed for stealing client's money

A disbarred Annapolis lawyer was ordered Thursday to serve 18 months in the Anne Arundel County jail plus five years on probation for siphoning nearly $308,000 from a client.


Marion Co. sheriff’s deputy accused of sexual relationship with inmate

Samuels faces 14 counts, including one count each of second-degree sexual abuse and first-degree custodial sexual misconduct, both Class C felonies, and six counts each of third-degree sexual abuse and second-degree custodial sexual misconduct, both Class A misdemeanors.


Sheriff Wants Officer Fired After 5 Crashes

A northwestern Indiana sheriff is asking a merit board to fire an officer involved in five on-the-job crashes in three years, the final one occurring in September when he flipped a car on Interstate 65 while heading to a remedial driving program.


Former Mount Rainier Police Officer Gene Gillette Sentenced

Investigators say he set up a sex trap at his home then shot the victim as he tried to escape.


RI cop gets suspended sentence for kicking woman

A Lincoln police officer convicted of kicking a handcuffed woman in the head outside the Twin River Casino has been given a 10-year suspended sentence with probation.


Spartanburg Sheriff's Deputy Charged with DUI

A Spartanburg County sheriff's deputy has been charged with driving under the influence after he was involved in a single-car accident.


Convicted cop to be sentenced Monday

In January, Krawetz was found guilty for assaulting a handcuffed woman outside Twin River casino in Lincoln.


Speeding Miami cop due in Broward court

Lopez' trouble began Oct. 11, when a state trooper clocked him going 120 mph through Broward County rushing to a moonlighting job.


Worthy: Arrested lawyer's actions 'poison arrow to the heart of the criminal justice system'

A defense attorney was charged Monday with conspiring to commit perjury in a murder trial after being arrested during a court session this morning.


Sunrise police officer dodges felony, criminal charges

Prosecutors are dropping criminal charges against a South Florida police officer who had been accused of slashing tires at a gas station.


Officer reprimanded after shooting attacking dog

Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph says officer Michael Roseberry was given a written reprimand for carrying an unauthorized weapon.


Former officer arrested for DWI receives special treatment

KOB Eyewitness News 4 is asking why a DWI defendant who is a former Town of Bernalillo officer appears to get one special treatment after another.


Ex-Sheriff's Deputy Pleads Guilty To Receiving Child Porn

According to court documents, Mullins, a former Henrico County Sheriff's Deputy, was detected by U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents after he accessed dozens of child pornography images from a child pornography website.


Testimony: Officer in Ballard brawl did not use appropriate force

Dash cam video shows that after the three were on the ground and handcuffed, Haynes, who was not arrested, stepped on one of the men and shoved his head forcibly down.


St. Johnsbury officer suspended

According to the Orleans Record, Captain Jason Gray has been placed on leave for three weeks due to a personnel matter.


Virginia Beach police officer accused of attacking firefighters faces new charges

A Virginia Beach police officer accused of stabbing two Accomack County firefighters following a single car accident there last week is facing new charges, Virginia State Police said.


Former Dayton Probation Officer Sentenced

38 year old Douglas Lowe was convicted last month of theft in office, tampering with government records and tampering with evidence.


Boston pays $1.4M to settle suit against officer

The arresting officer, David Williams, was recently fired for using excessive force.


Report: Fond du Lac Police Officer nearly 2 times over intoxication limit

A Fond du Lac officer was almost two times over the legal limit of intoxication when he allegedly crashed into a parked car and then fled the scene, according to a document obtained by The Reporter.


Cop Accused Of Coercion, Seeking Sex Favors Claims Innocence

Suspended Pittsburgh Police Officer Adam Skweres, accused of trying to get sexual favors from women in exchange for help with cases, insists he is innocent in all four of his alleged cases.


WSU's police chief leaves gun behind toilet

Wright State University Chief of Police Michael Martinsen said he was “humiliated” to learn that he left his service weapon lodged behind a pipe attached to a public toilet.


Opelousas, Ville Platte officers arrested

Opelousas police have arrested two police officers accused of obstruction of justice and malfeasance in office stemming from an investigation into a conspiracy to commit felony theft, the department said in a news release.


Cook County judge removed from bench after arrest at courthouse

Brim was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery Friday after throwing a set of keys and shoving a Cook County sheriff’s deputy at a security checkpoint in the Daley Center.


San Diego Co. sheriff's detective pleads guilty to Palm Desert DUI

A San Diego County sheriff's detective pleaded guilty today to misdemeanor drunken driving and hit-and-run charges stemming from a pair of Palm Desert crashes last summer.


Deputy straps mattress to patrol car; loses job

A south Florida deputy lost her job just days before she was set to retire because she used her patrol car to make an unusual shopping trip.


Deputy faces charges over texts to woman

Greenfield A Hancock County sheriff's deputy sent a former girlfriend thousands of threatening text messages after she broke up with him, according to police.


Actor Steven Seagal, US sheriff's office sued

Jesus Llovera says Seagal and deputies unlawfully raided his home because they thought Llovera was raising fighting roosters.

The Sheriff's Office insists in court documents that the use of a tank, a bomb robot and 40 deputies was part of its normal course of duties.


Ex-Benson officer given probation for theft

A former Benson police officer pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he stole $850 cash that was evidence in a drug investigation.


Suspected weapon in child shooting found in city officer's vehicle

A Baltimore police officer has been suspended for his "conduct" in the aftermath of the shooting of a 13-year-old girl, and after the weapon police suspect was used in the crime was found in his personal vehicle, according to law enforcement sources.


U.S. Marshal Arrested, Charged With Aggravated DWI

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Mark West refused a field test, refused a breath sample and denied that he'd been drinking at all, according to police.


Pennsylvania constable charged with sexual assault of female prisoner

A southeastern Pennsylvania constable and part-time police officer faces additional allegations that he used his authority to sexually assault female victims.


Sexual harassment confirmed against Windham officer

The Maine Human Rights Commission has ruled that a Windham police officer was subjected to sexual harassment at work and was retaliated against when she reported the treatment.


Deputy accused of molesting girl, 9

A Harris County sheriff's deputy assigned to the county jail's mental health unit has been arrested and charged with sexually molesting a young girl.


Woonsocket officer charged with DUI

Court records show Fairley pleaded no contest in July 2008 to a charge of illegal computer access. He reportedly accessed a police department computer from his home because he was angry that he was passed up for a promotion.


Mount Pleasant police major arrested for DUI

The South Carolina Highway Patrol has charged a Mount Pleasant Police Department major with DUI after his involvement in an accident in Georgetown.


Former Fluvanna correctional officer arrested

A former Virginia correctional officer has been arrested and charged with having a sexual relationship with an inmate.


Court date set for former Caruthersville police chief

According to a criminal affidavit filed with the court, Riggs has been charged with 24 counts of forgery and one count of stealing, and Hopkins has been charged with 11 counts of forgery.


Former law officer charged with Marion restaurant robbery

Wells used to be a deputy with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office and an officer with Monroe Police Department.


Former Volusia Beach Patrol officer gets probation in perjury case

A judge on Wednesday sentenced a former Volusia County Beach Patrol captain to probation and community service for telling a young woman to lie to investigators about sexual activity within the agency.


City pays out $70,000 to two adults, boy injured by police

Baltimore's Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved a $70,000 payout to three people, including a 2-year-old, injured by police during an arrest on charges of trespassing.


Former Fort Worth Cop Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assaults

Former Fort Worth police officer Daniel Lopez plead guilty on Wednesday to sexually assaulting five women while on duty.


Tucumcari officer charged with breaking and entering

An off-duty Tucumcari police officer charged with breaking and entering and criminal damage to property surrendered Monday to New Mexico State Police …


Port Allen Police officer resigns

Before his resignation, Clark was suspended by two police chiefs and has been the subject of numerous investigations for alleged unethical behavior.


Officer Skweres released from jail after hearing

A Pittsburgh police officer charged with asking women for sex in exchange for legal help was released from jail this afternoon.


Pemberton police officer charged with sex assault

Patrolman Jason W. Kreig, of Phillips Avenue in Browns Mills, was charged on Friday with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.


Fired cop is back

POLICE HAVE rehired a former narcotics officer who was fired after multiple allegations that he pocketed money - and in one case, cocaine - from people he stopped, but didn't arrest.


Body of slain Jersey City 12-year-old was moved, authorities say

The semi-automatic pistol used in the shootng was Green-Simms’ service weapon, but authorities were still trying to determine today who fired the fatal shot.


Volusia Sheriff's Office demotes another lieutenant

A second Volusia County sheriff's lieutenant has been demoted this month after an internal affairs investigation found he did not respond to enough calls, took extended meal breaks and routinely ended his shift early, according to a disciplinary letter.


Criminal charge against former state's attorney placed on inactive docket

Davis R. Ruark, 56, was taken into custody by Salisbury police officers in October after a former girlfriend alleged he violated the civil peace order filed against him.


4 NYPD detectives suspected of drinking on the job

The NYPD has placed four detectives on desk duty while officials investigate whether they were drinking on the job at a Manhattan restaurant.


Internal investigation of sheriff's deputy continues

Cason, who had a court appearance Tuesday on a charge of DUI, is scheduled for a pretrial hearing March 2.


4 corrections officers disciplined in western Md.

The department says in a statement that some officers were found to have used excessive force and violated policy and procedures.


Affidavit: Greenwich cop harassed woman for nearly a year

A 32-year-old woman filed a complaint against Officer Donnell Fludd on Nov. 6, stating that she had tried unsuccessfully to end her relationship with him since December 2010, and had since suffered repeated incidents of harassment, according to the affidavit.


Fired ex-Bunnell cop denies drug charges

Former Bunnell police Lt. John Murray denied he took some marijuana plants police had seized and also said he didn't know how a "cookie" of cocaine ended up in the back of his police vehicle.


Cop charged with stealing drinks from co-workers

A Deer Park police patrol officer will be in court tomorrow, accused of stealing from the refrigerator in the police department break room.


Fired cop sent to prison again

The married Carr used his police cruiser computer to look up information on a specific woman who he then pulled over while driving 13 times and, she testified at trial, often made sexually suggestive comments to her and asked her out on dates.


Sheriff accused of attacking inmates heads to court

Federal prosecutors recently announced an indictment accusing Wilcox County Sheriff Stacy Bloodsworth, his son and two others of participating in the beatings of inmates.


Sheriff's Dept. Lieutenant Suspended Following Strip Club Brawl

A lieutenant with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department is suspended following a brawl inside a Milwaukee strip club.


2 NJ cops accused of stealing police union funds

Cumberland County prosecutors say Vineland Patrolmen Steven Buglio and William Newman face several charges, including theft and conspiracy counts.


Former officer sued for illegal videotapings

Documents state Robison used the Driver and Vehicle Information Database to look up Henson's address. He drove to her apartment in a patrol car while in uniform and on duty, the documents state.


Anchorage Police Officer Investigated After Reckless Driving

The couple making the tape said he appeared to be eating and looking down at a computer, causing him to veer at times and change speeds abruptly.


Love triangle detailed in ex-LAPD officer's murder trial

Lazarus, who served in the Los Angeles Police Department for more than 25 years before retiring last year as a detective, was arrested in 2009 when LAPD cold-case detectives linked her to the 1986 beating and shooting death of Sherri Rasmussen, 29.


Officer charged in Lakewood embezzlement probed in new theft

Officer Skeeter T. Manos, 34, was fired Friday after his arrest on charges he diverted $151,000 in funds donated to the families of the fallen officers while serving as the treasurer of the Lakewood Police Independent Guild.


Bismarck Police Officer Forced to Resign

A Bismarck police officer was forced to resign after the Burleigh County State`s Attorney`s office raised questions about his credibility.


Onondaga County jail deputies back in court on computer trespass charges

Two Onondaga County Sheriff's jail deputies were back in court today facing felony computer trespass charges.


Virginia State Police Trooper Arrested for Juvenile Sex Charges

Virginia State Police placed one of its troopers under arrest for charges related to sexual misconduct with a juvenile and pornography distribution.


Deputies face trial in Wichita in jail death

The jury will decide whether the deputies showed "deliberate indifference" to Bruner's serious medical needs or whether he didn't show symptoms of serious medical problems.


Ex-Kingston cop Matthews pleads guilty, draws 3-9 years in prison

Timothy Matthews, the former Kingston police detective lieutenant who was charged last year with stealing more than $200,000 in public and private money, will spend three to nine years in state prison after pleading guilty on Tuesday to two counts of grand larceny, according to the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office.


No court date yet for ex-Caruthersville marshal

He is charged with 24 counts of forgery and one count of stealing.


Jury awards $1.35 million to family of man slain by police

A federal jury awarded $1.35 million to the family of a man shot to death by an off-duty Chicago Police officer after a confrontation at a Northwest Side bar, an attorney for the family said Thursday.


Police Whistle Blower Lawsuit To Continue

The men argue they have been subjected to retaliation by the Metropolitan Police Department and the city's Office of Attorney General for failing to follow prosecutors' instructions that they not discuss on the witness stand problems with the equipment used to measure the levels of intoxication in motorists detained in drunk driving cases.


Cops crash often, ticketed rarely

Every day, about 20 Florida police cars crash into something: another vehicle, a person, a utility pole. Every year, those crashes kill 20 people, hurt 2,400 others and cause $25 million in property damage, an Orlando Sentinel investigation has found.


Former Meigs officer indicted

Brandon Matthew Luckey was indicted by a Thomas County grand jury in a case involving a 13-year-old girl.


Prince George's County Police Officer Derrick Neumer Arrested on DUI Charge

The police department says Corporal Derrick Neumer was arrested in St. Mary's County on Tuesday by the Maryland State Police and charged with driving under the influence and other traffic offenses.


6 Phoenix police officials suspended amid probe into photos

Four Phoenix police detectives and two supervisors have been placed on administrative leave while the department conducts an internal investigation into a presentation the officers made at a holiday party that included photos from crime scenes.


San Antonio officers investigated over wreck

Seven South Texas police officers have come under investigation over their handling of a wreck involving an off-duty sergeant and his patrol car.


Probation officer charged with sexual misconduct

A probation officer at a Cameron County juvenile detention center is accused of having sexual relations with a teenager detained there, Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said.


NOPD suspends, arrests officer for alleged hit-and-run

Officer Roger Jones, 38, is accused of disregarding a traffic signal, driving recklessly, hitting a parked car and fleeing from the scene, said NOPD spokeswoman Officer Remi Braden.


Two Officers Suspended In Police-Involved Shooting

Two officers have been suspended from duty after Prince George's County Police discovered videotape evidence that does not support the initial version of events regarding the February 3 police-involved shooting in Brentwood.


Disgraced thief-cop gets a break: No jail time

Despite a stern recommendation from Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, a 26-year veteran city cop convicted last year of stealing $825 from a Northeast Philly bar while on duty will not be going to jail.


Crooked ex-cop dodges jail with sob story

Jason Arbeeny faced several years in prison for planting drugs on a couple in 2007 and Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach was so taken by his abject pleas that he reversed course and sentenced the disgraced officer to probation.


Police: Officer tipped off drug suspects

Cpl. Rick Alexander of Pasadena was charged with obstructing the police and misconduct in office, as well as conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana, police said.


Done in Darkness: A Photo Gallery of Convicted Crooked Cops


Former D.C. cop sentenced for stealing from elderly woman

A former D.C. police sergeant was sentenced Friday to 18 months in jail for stealing more than $40,000 from a senior citizen she met while investigating a crime, prosecutors said.


Police Officers' Photos With Scantily Clad Women Trigger Investigation

Images of police officers posed with scantily clad women have triggered an investigation in Modesto, Calif., after the racy photos were sent to its police department, City Hall and news media earlier this week.


FBI cuts down Mass. mom's door in wrong-home raid

A Massachusetts mother says the FBI used a chain saw blade to cut through her door and held her at gunpoint for at least 30 minutes before agents realized they were conducting a raid at the wrong home.


Ranger uses stun gun on man walking dogs off leash near Montara

At least one witness is shaking her head in disbelief at a federal park ranger's use of a stun gun over the weekend on a man accused of walking his two small dogs without a leash in violation of park rules.


Trial begins for former LAPD detective accused of killing ex-boyfriend's wife

A former Los Angeles police detective accused of killing her ex-boyfriend's wife in Van Nuys 26 years ago goes on trial in downtown Los Angeles today, when jury selection will get under way.


AP Exclusive: Dead officer was intimate with girl

When a police officer dies on the job, a department and a community mourn together. But not this week in Santa Maria, where they are too stunned and outraged.


Police: CHP officer arrested for DUI, kneeing officer

Doreen Shaw, 42, of Redding caused a four-car wreck about 11:05 p.m. Jan. 14 while driving a 2007 GMC Envoy westbound on South Bonnyview Road at Highway 273.


New Mashpee officer hired despite past

A Massachusetts police chief is defending the hiring of a new officer who previously spent time in jail in New Hampshire on an assault conviction.


Ex-Sheriff Due In CO Court In Meth-For-Sex Case

A former Arapahoe County sheriff accused of trading methamphetamine for sex is due in court.


Police chief retiring in Conn. town hit by scandal

Leonard Gallo, chief of the East Haven Police Department, has been chastised by federal civil rights investigators for creating a hostile environment for witnesses, and his lawyer has acknowledged that last week's indictment refers to him as an unnamed co-conspirator.


Embattled Inkster judge defends her work ethic in misconduct hearing

James is accused of professional misconduct on the grounds that she embezzled or mismanaged court funds.


DC Homeland Security Head Millicent West Resigns Position

West was referred to, though not identified by name, in court papers this month charging former D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. with diverting public funds for personal use.


Trooper may face additional penalties for drunken driving

When Robin Parker, a state police sergeant, was pulled over for driving drunk on the Maine Turnpike Dec. 18, he faced criminal penalties as well as a demotion and a two-month suspension from work.


Ex-PG Corrections Officer Anthony McIntosh Charged After Death of Inmate Ronnie White

A former corrections officer in Prince George's County is facing federal charges stemming from the death of a detainee who had been accused of killing a county police officer.


MPD officer sentenced on stolen property charge

Two other MPD officers arrested on the same date as Fernandez have pleaded guilty to attempting to receive stolen property.


Ex-trooper's hearing for sex case rescheduled for April

A hearing for a former trooper accused of having sexual communications with a co-worker's teenage daughter was cancelled Thursday and rescheduled for April.


Christian Co. prosecutor: Ass't should take over during suspension

The Illinois Supreme Court suspended Finks’ law license for 60 days after he admitted to wrongdoing while running for judge in 2009.


State marshal charged with marijuana possession

A state marshal stopped on a motor vehicle violation was arrested Tuesday afternoon on felony drug possession charges after more than a quarter-pound of marijuana and packaging materials were found in his vehicle, police said.


DA: Onondaga County Sheriff's jail deputies gave juror information to defendant

Two Onondaga County Sheriff's jail deputies were charged today with leaking information about jurors to a defendant in a recent trial, according to the county district attorney.


Suspended Inkster judge loses bid to halt hearing on ethics violations

A federal judge on Sunday rejected an attempt by suspended 22nd District Judge Sylvia James to halt a hearing set to begin Monday on charges that she violated judicial ethics by converting court funds to her personal use.


Dismissal hearing begins for Pittsburgh schools top cop

At the heart of a dismissal hearing today for the suspended longtime Pittsburgh Public Schools police chief is the question of whether Robert Fadzen Jr. overstepped his authority in pulling over an ambulance last summer.


Police Officer Awaits Verdict In Son's Shooting Death

A suspended police officer is waiting for a judge's decision on charges connected to the death of his young son, who investigators believe accidentally shot himself with the officer's gun at home.


Jerold Nussbaum Pleaded Guilty To Stealing More Than $300,000 From The Estate of Norma Gunther

A former Annapolis tax attorney has admitted stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a client's estate.


FBI arrests four East Haven cops

The FBI arrested four East Haven police officers Tuesday on conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges in an investigation of what federal officials called a clear "abuse of power."


Police board fires seven officers

The Chicago Police Board recently fired seven officers for violations ranging from a drunken road-rage incident to lying to investigators about a raid.


Last officer in Katrina shootings heading to trial

Twenty New Orleans police officers have been charged in a series of probes by the Justice Department's civil rights division since 2010.


DC Officer Accused Of Attacking Bartender At Club

The report said he grabbed her and threw her to the ground before being pushed outside.


APD sergeant punished for driving daughter to school in duty car

A sergeant with the Auburn Police Department has been disciplined for driving his daughter and her friend to school in an unmarked duty car, a violation of internal regulations, after the car was rear-ended Friday morning.


Officer faces criminal charge for sex with parolee

A Utah corrections officer is facing a felony charge for having sexual relations with a parolee she supervised at a Salt Lake City halfway house.


Dreaux Perkins sentenced to 30 months in prison for smuggling

A former guard at a federal prison in southern Illinois has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in a federal lockup for taking thousands of dollars in bribes to smuggle cigarettes to a prisoner.


Video Captures Deputy Striking Woman on a Bus

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating one of its own after a deputy was caught on video striking a mentally ill woman on a bus in Bellflower.


Suspended attorney Eugene La Vergne surrenders to Monmouth authorities

An attorney charged with stealing money from clients surrendered to authorities in Monmouth County.


Tri-State lawyer suspended for forging signatures on will

A Fort Madison attorney and former long-time Lee County prosecutor has been suspended by the Iowa Supreme Court.


Fredericksburg Officer Faces Charges After Alleged Inappropriate Contact With Teen He Met Online

46-year-old Brent Mitchell Taylor, a captain with the Fredericksburg Police Department, faces charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


DEA helped Colombian drug trafficker launder cash, new report reveals

Undercover agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, working with their Mexican counterparts, helped transfer millions of dollars in drug cash and even escorted a shipment of cocaine via Dallas to Spain.


DOC: Drug suspect was state correctional officer

State officials have confirmed that one of two men arrested in a car last week with more than $12,000 worth of cocaine was working as a correctional officer.


Cop wasn’t drunk when he killed bicyclist, 13: attorney

Before he heard about the fatality, all Bolling cared about was the damage to his Dodge Charger and when he could eat the White Castle meal officers found next to an open bottle of beer in his car ...


Judge throws out DUI case, saying police had quotas

A Howard County judge threw out charges Thursday that an Ellicott City woman was driving under the influence of alcohol, ruling that they were linked to an illegal quota indicating that officers had to cite two to four motorists every hour.


Marion County former deputy found guilty of drug trafficking charges

A former Marion County deputy sheriff has been found guilty for his involvement in a plan to steal and sell 400 pounds of marijuana, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Monday.


State Police To Closely Monitor Troopers After Recent Arrests

With so many troopers on the wrong side of the law, the head of the Massachusetts State Police is trying to put new safeguards in place.


Valley justice of the peace may be suspended for misconduct

A state judicial commission has recommended suspending a northwest Valley justice of the peace without pay for 60 days for misconduct in office.


Suspended detective to leave force

An internal investigation found Jennings committed disorderly conduct and first-degree criminal trespass, violated two Stratford Police Department ethics policies and violated his oath of office during the dispute with Fredericks.


Henrico police officer expected to make plea Wednesday

A Henrico police officer accused of producing and possessing child pornography is expected to make a plea January 4.


Northern Michigan prosecutor accused of prescription fraud

Schuette says he's charging Presque Isle County Prosecutor Richard Steiger with seeing numerous doctors for the same prescription painkillers.


Guard at medical unit in Texas accused of abuse

A guard at a federal medical prison in North Texas has been accused of sexual abuse of an inmate.


Garland Co deputy totals patrol car

A deputy responding to call Saturday night lost control of his patrol car in a corner and hit a business.


Joliet cop guilty of battery named in excessive force suit

A Joliet cop who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge last month is now named in a lawsuit claiming excessive force.


Constable who shot suspected shoplifter sues city employees

A Jefferson County elected official claims he has been defamed and said Louisville Metro government owes him money.


D.C. police officer convicted on stolen-property charge

Two other MPD officers arrested the same day as Fernandez have already pleaded guilty to attempting to receive stolen property.


Indianapolis officers suspended for violations

IMPD public information officer Kendale Adams confirmed Capt. Chris Boomershine will be suspended for one day while Lt. Chris Heffner will be off the force for three days.


Flagler deputy may face reprimand over crash

A Flagler County sheriff's deputy might face disciplinary action for driving a patrol car over a concrete culvert and into some woods while checking his laptop to see if any calls were holding for him.


Boca Raton attorney arrested in stock fraud case

Attorney Mitchell Jay Stein was charged Monday with leading a multimillion-dollar penny stock fraud at a medical device company, where former Chicago Bears wide receiver Willie Gault was the co-CEO.


Former Danville officer pleads not guilty to federal "Dirty DUI" indictment

Alamo resident Stephen Tanabe, 48, surrendered to federal custody Monday morning after being indicted last week on two counts of extortion, one count of aiding and abetting in extortion and one count of conspiracy to extort -- all "under color of official right" by abusing his position as a police officer.


Ex-deputy chief on trial in attack case

Cocoa's former deputy police chief was on trial Tuesday, accused of attacking a woman in downtown Melbourne.


Arrested Orange County deputy 'relieved of duty,' officials say

An Orange County deputy accused of domestic violence against his wife was "relieved of duty" today after his Friday night arrest in Lake Mary, officials said.


Former deputy sheriff convicted of drugging women in Orlando faces new charges

Convicted in Orlando nearly 20 years ago of drugging and robbing women, former Polk and Leon county deputy William McCallister has been charged with drugging and trying to rape a woman during a lie-detector test, according to the Winter Haven Police Department.


Prosecutor charged with selling alcohol to minor

An assistant state attorney is suspended without pay after being charged with selling alcohol to a minor during a Dec. 7 state Alcohol, Beverage and Tobacco sting.


Franklin County Jail deputy charged with assault on prisoner

A Franklin County Jail deputy was arrested Tuesday after being accused of sexually assaulting a female prisoner while taking her to the Western Virginia Regional Jail, police said.


Orange County deputy jailed, accused of molesting disabled woman

An Orange County deputy accused of inappropriately touching a disabled woman during a call for service was jailed this afternoon.


DC Police Car Hits Bicyclist

According to a witness, the police car "[came] around the corner -- flying -- and hit the citizen and knocked him to the ground." LaTonya Bridges told us both the bike and the cyclist were thrown about 20 feet from the point of impact.


Former ICE agent convicted on federal charges

Frank Johnston, a top Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, had a valuable informant — or so he said.


Ex-Broward Sheriff's Office deputy guilty of fraud, theft

A former Broward County Sheriff's Office deputy was convicted on Wednesday of grand theft and filing a fraudulent insurance claim, according to Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe.


New video shows Seattle cops dishing out taunts, profanity

A newly released dashcam video shows continuing problems within the ranks of Seattle police just as the U.S. Justice Department released a scathing report accusing the police of a pattern of excessive force.


School Police Officer Gets 2 Years In Shooting Hoax

A Los Angeles Unified School District police officer was sentenced to two years in jail Wednesday for faking his own shooting.


Former county attorney arrested on theft charges

Law enforcement officers arrested former Canyon County prosecutor John Bujak on two charges of grand theft for his handling of money from a contract to prosecute misdemeanors in Nampa.


Judge says Denver cop's rape trial can go forward

A district court judge has denied a motion to dismiss the rape and kidnapping charges against Denver Police Officer Hector Paez, accused of coercing a woman into sex during a 2010 traffic stop.


Bartlesville police officers charged

The affidavit for search warrant states that two officers were seen assaulting the male patient, while the man was handcuffed.


Kinloch Police Chief Placed on Leave

The police chief of Kinloch is on unpaid administrative leave, but officials in the embattled St. Louis County community aren’t saying why.


Lundborn admits driving drunk

Former Truro Police Chief John Lundborn will lose his driver's license for 45 days and must enroll in an alcohol education program, pay about $1,400 in fees and stay out of legal trouble for a year after appearing in Plymouth District Court on Tuesday.


Trial opens for cops charged in Katrina shooting

A New Orleans police officer lied under oath to conceal that he shot a man in the back and left him to die outside the city's convention center in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday at the start of a trial for the officer and his partner.


South Bend officer responds to allegations

Robert later received a 30-day unpaid suspension for striking Harris at the jail, and prosecutors dismissed all charges against Harris.


City Officer Shot By County Officer In Odenton

The officer, whose name is being withheld pending an internal investigation, was executing a search warrant in Odenton when his weapon discharged, according to spokeswoman Elise Armacost.


Durham DA Cline wrote false motions

Durham District Attorney Tracey Cline presented motions with false information to a Durham judge to obtain confidential documents from the state prison system about two inmates challenging her prosecutions and ethics, according to interviews and records obtained by The News & Observer.


Greenwood Officer arrested for DUI

The Johnson County Sheriff Department arrested Officer Zachary Vincent and he has been placed on administrative leave, according to police reports.


Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation wants to suspend former DA Ken Kratz's license

The Wisconsin office that regulates attorney conduct asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to suspend a former prosecutor's law license for allegedly sending women racy text messages and making sexual remarks to others, including a domestic violence victim whose ex-boyfriend he was prosecuting.


Jail sergeant loses job after bribery arrest

In exchange for introducing contraband into a jail facility, according to the report, Rossi requested $4,000 from an undercover officer, 20 hydrocodone tablets, two cartons of cigarettes, 20 cigarette rolling papers, two water bottles containing vodka and steaks.


Former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Pleads Guilty In Bribery Scheme

Former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Jiff Hingle pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud and bribery in court on Wednesday morning.


Police settle with man who said officers used excessive force

Las Vegas police will pay $83,000 to settle a case with a tourist who alleged officers used excessive force and broke his ankle as he tried to stop an argument between two people in 2008.


New Jersey lawyer gets 12 years for trying to entice Georgia child for sex

A New Jersey lawyer has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for trying to have sex with a 7-year-old Georgia girl.


Man imprisoned for 20 years, then freed by DNA evidence, sues police, prosecutors

James L. Owens Jr., who spent 20 years behind bars on burglary and murder charges only to be freed in 2008 by a DNA discovery, has filed a $15 million lawsuit claiming Baltimore police and prosecutors intentionally suppressed exculpatory information in his case.


Report: Trooper smelled of alcohol

State Police suspended one of their captains indefinitely without pay Tuesday, three days after Saugus police stopped him on Main Street and noticed alcohol on his breath before he led town officers on a brief chase.


State Patrol investigates distracted trooper crash

The State Patrol is investigating a crash caused by a trooper who ran a stop sign in Stearns County.


Former Utah Highway Patrol trooper faces child sex abuse charges

A former Utah Highway Patrol trooper has been charged with multiple felony counts for alleged sexual abuse of a young girl.


Federal Agent Pleads Not Guilty to Murder in Hawaii

A federal agent, charged with killing a man at a fast food restaurant in Hawaii, pleaded not guilty to the crime.


Investigation faults Clark deputy in son's death

Although the shooting was accidental, the reports indicate Owens blamed his 11-year-old stepdaughter and coerced her into making a false confession.


Lake Forest police officer removed from middle school in wake of sexting scandal

A Lake Forest police officer has been removed from a post at Deer Path Middle School while the city's Board of Fire and Police Commissioners investigates allegations that he made inappropriate sexual comments to a 22-year-old intern in 2008.


TSA Employee Charged in Manassas Sex Assault

A woman told police she was sexually assaulted by a man who flashed a badge and was wearing a uniform in Manassas, Va., in the early morning hours Sunday.


D.C. parking officer at work after PCP arrests

On two nights a month apart this year, Takia Johnson drew the attention of D.C. law-enforcement officers, who pulled over her car and took her into custody on charges she was driving under the influence of PCP.


Gary Wisenbaker pleads guilty in wire fraud case

Savannah attorney Gary Wisenbaker on Wednesday pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge he schemed to take clients’ money to pay personal and business bills.


Boise attorney Bergesen disbarred for multiple violations

The court also is requiring that Bergesen reimburse the Client Assistance Fund for payouts due to his conduct, pay back unearned fees to clients and third parties named in the complaint against him and pay all restitution from criminal and civil cases.


Attorney facing disbarment sued over handling of church sex abuse case

Already facing disbarment for alleged misconduct involving one class-action lawsuit, Cincinnati trial lawyer Stan Chesley is embroiled in accusations from former clients who accuse him of wrongdoing in a second case.


Tolleson police sergeant may face domestic-violence charges

A Tolleson police sergeant is facing multiple misdemeanor domestic-violence charges after an incident at his Peoria home, authorities said.


Officer Investigated After Video Shows Protester Pushed from Planter

Dallas Police Chief David Brown has put a police officer on restricted duty after a video of Occupy Dallas' Nov. 5 protest shows the off-duty officer pushing a demonstrator.


D.C. settles lawsuit over teen’s fatal shooting

The family of a 14-year-old boy fatally shot by an off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officer has reached a settlement with the D.C. government in the civil case filed after the boy’s death, according to court documents filed in federal court Thursday.


Ex-cop must leave Vt. after stalking plea

A former Vermont police officer has pleaded guilty to stalking another officer because of a relationship the officer was having with the man's wife.


Corrections officer arraigned on assault charges of inmate

Michael A. Wehby, 51, was indicted on charges of felony second-degree assault, misdemeanor third-degree assault and second-degree attempted assault for an incident that occurred on Jan. 15, 2010, police said.


Albuquerque Officer Arrested After Fight With Wife

Albuquerque police Detective Christian Baker was arrested late Sunday night after police said he got into a fight with his wife.


Tuckahoe cops suspended for handling of NYPD officer's crash

Two village cops were suspended without pay for their handling of an accident last year involving a New York City police officer who may have been drunk, police Chief John Costanzo said Monday night.


Teen and accused former Bedford County sheriff's deputy missing

A 16-year-old Bedford County girl who has been missing since Sunday night might be with a former sheriff's deputy charged with taking indecent liberties with a child, state police said.


Birmingham police officer asks judge to toss out civil lawsuit verdict against him

A Birmingham police officer, who last week lost a federal civil lawsuit filed against him by a man the officer punched while the man was in handcuffs, has asked the federal judge in the case to grant a new trial or void the jury's decision and rule in his favor.


A little pot is trouble in NYC: 50k busts a year

Critics say officers looking for guns in pockets more often find pot and — though state law says the drug is supposed to be in open view to warrant an arrest — lock up the possessor anyway.


Police officer facing battery charge

A Parkersburg police officer has been indicted by a special Wood County grand jury on a charge of battery.


Caught on tape: judge beats daughter

Police launched an investigation Wednesday into a Texas family law judge whose daughter posted a YouTube video of him savagely beating her with a belt during a tirade several years ago when she was a teenager.


Former officer accused of killing ex-girlfriend begins trial

Bay County sheriff’s investigators said Mark Bomia killed Anna Beach on Sept. 30, 2010, while on duty and in uniform.


Police Officer's Gun Fires Inside Southridge Mall

They said the officer reached into his pocket to get some money, his gun fell out and the weapon discharged.


New Orleans Police Department is shrinking due to increasing pace of dismissals

Nearly 50 sworn officers in New Orleans have been booted from the force in the past 18 months or have resigned or retired while under investigation or awaiting punishment.


Former State Trooper Arrested In Criminal Roundup

Among the 22 was 47-year-old Robert Wayne Williams, who resigned during an investigation into whether he was buying methamphetamine without authorization. He was a K-9 officer for the Tennessee Highway Patrol.


Trial Begins For Metro Officer

The trial for a Metro Nashville Police Officer charged with several sex crimes involving four women while on duty began Monday.


City officers plead not guilty to new extortion charges

Two Baltimore officers accused of taking kickbacks from the owners of the Majestic Auto Repair shop in Rosedale have pleaded "not guilty" to additional charges filed against them last week.


Victim in DUI crash involving SPD detective: 'I have no idea how my son and I are alive'

Investigators said they found several empty bottles of Schnapps and a nearly empty bottle of vodka inside Fox's city-issued vehicle.


Florida Supreme Court: We want to suspend Judge Shea for yelling, being a bully

What he needs, the court says, is to be suspended for 60 days without pay and write apologies to the half-dozen people he's mistreated, mostly women assistant state attorneys who work in Orange County.


5 NYPD officers arrested in gun smuggling sting

The complaint accuses the officers of transporting weapons, slot machines and cigarettes over state lines, believing the merchandise was stolen.


16 cops in NYPD ticket-fix probe set to be arraigned on Friday; at least one cop already arrested

Sixteen cops indicted in the NYPD ticket-fixing scandal will be arraigned Friday on charges including bribery and misconduct - and hundreds more are expected to show to support their busted brothers in blue.


Ex-deputy charged after complaint

A former longtime Dawson County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with sexual battery and false statements following a probe by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


Judge: Portland officer Dane Reister's past mistake can go to grand jury reviewing accidental shooting

Reister, who mistakenly fired lethal rounds from a beanbag shotgun and wounded a man in June, had five years earlier mistakenly fired a loaded riot-suppression launcher during training, striking an officer, who was posing as a protester, with a smoke round.


D.C. police sergeant sentenced for drunken gun threat

Christopher Whitehouse, 51, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault from an incident in March when he pointed a handgun at a friend’s head during an argument at her Cheverly home.


Case of off-duty cop in fatal Bayonne crash being heard by grand jury

Police Officer Rick Garrison was issued nine tickets for offenses that include reckless driving, careless driving, speeding, failing to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident, and failing to observe a traffic signal, officials said.


Hagerstown, Md., attorney consents to disbarment

A Hagerstown attorney has agreed to be disbarred after a state commission found that he diverted $82,000 in client funds for personal use.


Investigation of B'ville officers continues

An investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation into allegations of "official misconduct" by four Bartlesville police officers continues, according to OSBI Public Information Officer Jessica Brown.


Former Easton officer waives hearing for theft charge in lost wallet case

James Marcum Jr., who resigned in September when the misdemeanor theft charge was brought against him, allegedly took the money from a lost wallet given to him on Sept. 2. Police say he later threw the wallet in the trash.


Three Top Champaign Police Officers Step Down

The department has been under some scrutiny. Questions were raised about promotions. All three officers who are retiring were named in an email as being part of the problem.


Former D.C. cop sentenced for robbery, murder

Reginald Jones, a six-year veteran who was assigned to the department’s Narcotics and Special Investigations Division, pleaded guilty in August 2010 to conspiracy to commit robbery and second-degree murder.


Alorton police chief quits emergency telephone board after robbery conviction surfaces

Baxton's resignation, which took effect immediately, occurred after his state certification was rescinded because the Illinois Training and Standards Board had determined that Baxton had been convicted of robbery in 1982.


ICE officer arrested in pot smuggling

A deportation officer with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement led Arizona state police and federal agents on a high-speed desert chase in his government vehicle, throwing bundles of marijuana out of the window as he fled, the Department of Public Safety said Wednesday.


Seminole County deputy resigns amid hit-and-run charges

Valentin, 50, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage and bodily injury about one month after he allegedly backed his unmarked police car into a motorcyclist and seriously injured him.


New York City police officer charged in hate crime

A New York City police officer was charged with a federal hate crime after he allegedly used a racial slur to brag about the false arrest of an African-American man, according to court documents unsealed on Monday.


Ex-Middlesex sheriff denies guilt in bribery plot

Spicuzzo, 66, of Helmetta, is charged with taking $112,000 in bribes from people seeking jobs or promotions within the office.


City police failed to conduct training reviews of officer shootings

The revelation — a violation of the department's internal guidelines — is among several observations that officials said would be included in a report that could be completed as early as next week.


Sheriff indicted on two counts

Calhoun County Sheriff Bill Heffington is facing an indictment on a charge of felony official misconduct and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, but officials are revealing few details.


Former Policeman Fined For Soliciting Prostitute

A former Norfolk police sergeant has pleaded guilty to solicitation for prostitution.


Officers plead not guilty in Ark. corruption sweep

Five Arkansas law enforcement officers arrested in a sweeping federal corruption investigation have pleaded not guilty to charges they guarded drug shipments moving across state lines.


Memphis police officer arrested on assault charges in Collierville

Officer Ozell Toles, 45, was arrested Wednesday based on a warrant from the Collierville Police Department for an incident that happened there Sept. 9.


Former Hickman County Jail administrator indicted for rape

In 2010, TBI investigated allegations that Wasden was having sexual relations with a female inmate in exchange for extra freedoms at the jail.


Marksville police officer indicted

A Rapides Parish grand jury has indicted a Marksville police officer who lives in Alexandria on two counts of aggravated rape, which was first reported by the alleged victim in February.