Law Archive Page 11


Officer Hits Handcuffed Man

As two officers were taking the man away in handcuffs, one officer hits the man in handcuffs twice.


Madison to pay ex-cop $600,000, settle suit

The borough has reached a $600,000 settlement with a former police officer who in his lawsuit said he was treated improperly by Police Chief John Trevena, who retired last week.


License of prominent GJ lawyer suspended

State regulators have issued a 45-day suspension of the law license for a prominent Grand Junction lawyer following an admission of misconduct.


Second P.G. officer indicted in a week

Cpl. Taylor now faces four counts of misconduct in office, one count of second-degree assault, and three counts of making false statements to a police officer, according to Maryland court records.


Veteran Seattle cop accused of using excessive force

Video of the incident obtained by KOMO News shows a heated argument that involved one officer shoving a man.


Prosecutor previously accused of secret filming

A prosecutor accused of secretly photographing or filming women in Superior Court in Danbury in April with a camera concealed in a pen had engaged in similar conduct on three previous occasions, according to personnel records obtained by The News-Times.


Frederick police officer pleads guilty to DWI

The 11-year veteran was charged in March with driving drunk after his patrol car was reported as traveling erratically and hitting a guardrail.


Store owner says cop abused his authority

Personnel records show Ashley has been suspended three times since 1997 for missing a training class, making a harassing phone call to a friend of his ex-wife and failing to respond to a homicide when he was the on-call investigator.


Deputy suspended for ramming truck into gate

According to a Garland County Sheriff's Office report -- Lawson became upset with his girlfriend at the Brady Mountain Resort, pushed her, and then rammed his truck into a gate twice, tearing it down.


Tempe police: Officer resigns after admitting to theft

A Tempe police officer has resigned after more than seven years with the department after admitting to having stolen police property and cash, according to the Tempe Police Department.


Former El Dorado County sheriff's deputy draws five-year prison sentence

The former president of the El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff's Association has been sentenced to five years in state prison for embezzling more than $300,000 over six years from the association.


Former Dothan Police Chief Arrested

Former Dothan Police Chief John Powell has been arrested following his indictment on charges he took illegal campaign contributions.


NJ trooper charged in caravan escort surrenders

State prosecutors have said the two troopers sought to conceal their involvement in the escort, which reached speeds exceeding 100 mph, by using electrical tape to alter their license plates.


Birmingham Police Officer indicted for Using Excessive Force

According to the indictment, the incidents both happened in 2007 while Corey L. Hooper was a Birmingham Police Officer. Hooper is still employed with the Birmingham Police Department.


Deputies investigated over behavior

Sheriff's investigative and police criminal reports say one sheriff's deputy harassed his ex-wife by sending her more than a thousand vulgar text messages, another had sex with his sweetheart while on duty and fathered a child in the extra-marital affair and a third secretly recorded his bosses when he met with them in an evaluation meeting.


Job files reveal 2 images of Peoria officer

Kief was suspended, reassigned and reprimanded numerous times over conduct, which department officials described in past documentation as "embarrassing," "loud and condescending," and "inappropriate and unprofessional."


Former Wilcox County jailer pleads guilty

The U.S. Department of Justice says 23-year-old Casey Owens on Tuesday admitted he was present at the assault of three inmates in July 2009. Prosecutors say then Sheriff Stacy Bloodsworth and his son, Austin Bloodsworth, assaulted the inmates.


Police: TSA officer attacked woman who videotaped her while intoxicated

The arrest report stated that Casanas and a friend were passed out on the sidewalk.


Snoozing Trenton officer suspended

Officer Richard Takach, a 12-year veteran of the Trenton Police Department, was caught snoozing by a passerby.


Stratford senior police official suspended for cover-up

A senior police official accused of trying to cover up the fact that another officer was driving around town in a stolen car has been suspended without pay for 30 days.


‘Hero’ police officer indicted on assault charges

Cpl. Adey now faces criminal charges from an Aug. 4, 2011 incident during which he is accused of holding his gun to the head of a 13-year-old boy and threatening him.


Customs officer pleads guilty to fondling

During the court proceedings, Paulo Morales, 47, admitted that on several occasions in January 2011, he groped the breasts of three separate women in the custody of Customs and Border Protection without their consent, while he was working as an officer at Miami International Airport.


Dover police chief accuses mayor of illegal activity

Dover’s Police Chief, Harold "Butch" Valentine, said Mayor Jim Dodd recently asked him to "participate in unlawful activities," but would not specify what those activities were.


Cops: Volunteer law enforcement officer used position to stalk woman

A former volunteer law enforcement officer used his position to stalk a woman for nearly three weeks, Polk County detectives said.


Ex-PG officer sentenced in scheme on cigarettes

A former Prince George's County police officer was sentenced Monday to almost four years in prison for his role protecting shipments of untaxed cigarettes and alcohol, a scheme uncovered as part of a widespread federal investigation into what the sentencing judge called a “cesspool of corruption” in county government.


Report finds former police captain had sex on duty

An internal investigation has found that a former New Britain police captain had sex while on duty numerous times, including twice while on overtime.


Woman slain in suburb; state trooper charged

An off-duty Illinois State Police trooper has been charged with shooting a woman to death, then turning the gun on himself in a domestic attack early Sunday in Westchester, authorities said.


Anaheim Police Shooting Sparks Protests

The case sparked a protest that prompted police to use pepper balls and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd and at least two people were bitten when a police dog got out of an unsecured squad car.


Two LAX Screeners Plead Guilty to Bribery Scheme

Two transportation security officers have pleaded guilty to accepting bribes at Los Angeles International Airport to help smugglers get drugs through checkpoints undetected.


Flagler Beach police officer's wife shot in head

The wife of a Flagler Beach police officer was shot in the head over the weekend, and the officer is on paid leave as the shooting is investigated, officials said Monday.


Off-Duty Federal Officer Accused Of Shooting 2 Men After Bar Fight

Police say it started as a bar fight that spilled into a Modesto strip mall parking lot.


Cyclist singled out by deputy for wearing purple

Her offense: riding outside the bike lane – a violation the cop said was committed by most everyone in the group.


Carlton County attorney faces 7 charges in DWI case

The man whose job includes the prosecution of drunken drivers is charged with refusal to submit to a chemical test, fourth-degree driving while impaired, speeding, driving over the center line, failure to signal, possession of an open bottle and no proof of insurance.


Troubled Raleigh attorney Stratas in jail again facing auto theft charges

A month after his arrest for embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from his clients amid a separate bar association investigation, Raleigh attorney Nicholas Andrew Stratas Jr. is being held in a New Hanover County jail on charges of larceny of a motor vehicle.


State police: Pa. trooper was DUI on duty

Officials say 47-year-old Trooper Kevin Wackley has been suspended without pay while the incident is under investigation.


Officer accused of speeding could be fired

An internal investigation of Officer Fausto Lopez led to a recommendation that he be fired for reckless speeding many times on South Florida highways.


Officers resign amid probe into traffic stops

Two Torrington police officers have resigned following an investigation into the filing of reports on traffic stops that were never made.


Oklahoma FBI agent pleads guilty to embezzlement

An FBI special agent has pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement of public money for allegedly taking more than $43,000 in public funds.


Putnam deputy fired, then rehired after unjustified shooting

Deputy Mainville was fired on Oct. 19 for firing his gun in the direction of another deputy and passenger and for firing his gun after the truck had passed.


Veteran cop charged with payroll fraud

Former Vermont State Police Sgt. Jim Deeghan pleaded not guilty Friday morning to two felony charges related to timesheet fraud, the first criminal charges from a nascent and wide-ranging investigation into the agency's payroll processes which Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan said Deeghan exploited for his own benefit.


Clermont Police Lieutenant to keep job despite admitting to falsifying information on application, resume

WFTV learned that a Clermont Police Lieutenant who falsified information on his application and resume will keep his job.


BSO Deputy Arrested For Battery, Falsifying Records

A Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy was arrested Saturday on charges he roughed up a teen during a traffic stop then lied about it in a report.


Harford County sheriff's deputy suspended with pay

A patrol officer with the Harford County Sheriff's Office was suspended on Friday after being charged with a misdemeanor in Pennsylvania.


Two Metro East Officers Fired After Alleged Sexual Assault

Two East St. Louis officers fired after being accused of having sex with a woman they pulled over.


Corrections Officer Charged with Domestic Battery

A Monroe County Sheriff's Office Corrections Officer was arrested Saturday for domestic battery, authorities said.


Savannah-Chatham police sergeant fired after domestic violence report

Sgt. Gregory Capers was put on paid administrative leave nearly three weeks ago following a Savannah woman’s report that on June 22 he entered her home, choked her, grabbed her face and left bruises around her left eye.


Trial begins Monday for Hastings police officer accused of stealing bottle opener

The trial for Rene Doffing, the Hastings police officer accused of stealing a corkscrew from a local restaurant, begins Monday.


Arundel police chief stepping down amid controversy

Embattled Anne Arundel County Police Chief James Teare Sr. agreed to retire next month, ending the criminal investigation of his role in the misconduct case against his boss, County Executive John R. Leopold.


Sanford police took one position on Trayvon shooting in public, another in paperwork to prosecutors

While publicly saying one thing — that they did not have enough evidence to arrest George Zimmerman — Sanford police did essentially the opposite: filing paperwork saying they had enough to charge him with manslaughter.


Captain at L.A. County jail denies protecting abusive deputies

Most notably, officials said an aggressive gang-like clique of deputies existed on the jail's third floor. Some members of the clique brawled with fellow deputies at a department Christmas party in 2010.


Police: Detroit officer's gun kills woman in midst of hug; incident under investigation

Police reports say she was killed when an off-duty Detroit police officer's pistol fired as she embraced him.


Ozark officer arrested in corruption investigation

Lt. Steven A. Coppinger said Justin Phillip, an Ozark police officer, was arrested Tuesday morning following a long investigation into a corruption charge.


Alameda County deputy, attorney in court on charges of accessing unauthorized records

Silcocks, who is on administrative leave, is accused of three misdemeanor counts for allegedly twice entering an Alameda County building after hours to access information from a county law enforcement database.


Miami federal judge orders arrest of NY lawyer

A federal judge on Friday ordered the arrest of a New York lawyer accused of bilking a South Florida client out of $275,800 then abandoning him after a guilty plea.


Deputy fired for shooting gun while drunk, officials say

Osceola County Deputy Sheriff Michael Carr's career ended this week after being accused of firing his agency handgun while intoxicated in an off-duty incident, records show.


Kissimmee police officer arrested on domestic-violence charge

Officer Eric Longsworth was arrested June 14 on charges of kidnapping-false imprisonment and battery, documents show.


Former Laurel Springs cop lied about academic record

According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Albert Colombaro, 47, of Lindenwold, pleaded guilty Friday to tampering with public records and a disorderly persons offense.


Suit: Cop failed to stop his pit bull from ‘gruesomely killing’ smaller dog

Bracken pleaded guilty to two citations for failing to report the animal attack and failing to restrain his animal, the suit said. He was put on a leave of absence from the police department.


Kissimmee captain demoted after admitting affair

A top Kissimmee cop was demoted last week after an Internal Affairs investigation about accusations that he had sex with the wives of two Osceola County Sheriff's deputies while on duty, records show.


Three Homestead Officers Arrested On Assault, Misconduct Charges

Three Homestead Police officers are facing various charges stemming from the beating of a migrant worker last year.


Ex-deputy indicted in beating of Navajo man

Frazier was fired last year after a videotape showed him slamming Tanner onto his patrol car face-up, then hitting him a number of times with his flashlight.


Homeland Security agent in Nogales, accused of helping cartels, gets 2.5 years

Deas illegally used her status as a federal agent to access two different databases, looking up criminal-investigative and visa information on about a dozen people over two years, Jorgenson noted.


The South Florida cop who won’t stay fired

He has been accused of cracking the head of a handcuffed suspect, beating juveniles, hiding drugs in his police car, stealing from suspects, defying direct orders and lying and falsifying police reports. He once called in sick to take a vacation to Cancún and has engaged in a rash of unauthorized police chases, including one in which four people were killed.


Off-duty DC police officers indicted for assault

Four District of Columbia police officers have been indicted for an assault near a nightclub on K Street in Washington after a yearlong investigation.


Former deputy arrested on child abuse charges

News 4 has exclusively confirmed a former sheriff's deputy is out on bail after being arrested for two child abuse charges.


Ex-city homicide detective charged with perjury, misconduct related to shooting

A Baltimore city homicide detective has been accused by prosecutors shooting himself in a downtown parking garage last year and then lying about it, according to court records unsealed this week — a charge that conflicts with the police investigation.


Officer indicted in Christopher Brown's death after fight

James D. Laboard, a nine-year veteran, faces charges of voluntary and involuntary manslaughter in the asphyxiation death of 17-year-old Christopher Brown, whom police said he chased after a group of teens threw a rock at his front door on June 13.


New Durham police officer accused of assault

Rochester police said 29-year-old Officer Chris Chesley was arrested Monday and charged with three misdemeanor simple assaults.


Ex-officer may avoid sex offender listing

That's even though he pleaded guilty to one count of open and gross lewdness for groping a woman during a traffic stop.


Washington City Police Officer charged with battery, official misconduct

A Washington City Police Officer was formally charged Tuesday for his involvement in a December 24, 2011 battery of a man he had arrested.


Sylvan Lake officer recovering after accidentally shooting himself

An unnamed Sylvan Lake police officer is recuperating after accidentally shooting himself in the stomach while checking his departmental handgun.


Ex-New Mexico Officer, 15-Year-Old Girl's Wedding Raises Eyebrows

The sexual relationship between a 29-year-old former city police officer and a 15-year-old girl, now a married couple, is now the subject of a New Mexico state police investigation and a special prosecutor.

Three judges, including Pestak's father, Magistrate Thomas Pestak, also are under investigation in connection for their role in approving the marriage.


Inmate Shoots Himself with Smuggled Gun

The incident happened Saturday, just days after News Channel 3 broke the story that three jailers were arrested for smuggling various items.


More South Florida cops punished for speeding

Forty-four Miami-Dade Police detectives who drove 90 mph or faster more than 400 times while on and off duty are being disciplined in the widest-ranging result to date of the Sun Sentinel's investigation of police speeding.

The officers will receive a "counseling'' acknowledging the violation, and 39 are losing their take-home cars for a month.


GSP: Deputy at fault in wreck involving woman, 8-year-old

The Georgia State Patrol has determined a Forsyth County deputy caused a wreck that sent him, a mother and an 8-year-old girl to the hospital.


Alameda County judge accused of financial elder abuse remains on bench

The Alameda County Superior Court judge charged last week with a dozen felonies and accused of stealing from his elderly widowed neighbor continues to preside over a court at the county's smallest courthouse.


2 Palm Beach cops suspended without pay for writing too many tickets

Beesley more than doubled his tickets in a one-month span early this year from January to February, while Rothrock more than tripled his total in the same time span.


Deputy Sheriff Lamar McIntyre of Upper Marlboro, Md., charged with second degree rape in sexual assault of female inmate

Detectives met with the victim, a 34-year old black female inmate who said she had been sexually assaulted by a deputy sheriff while awaiting trial at the courthouse.


Flagler sheriff's sergeant demoted to deputy

A Flagler County sheriff's sergeant has been demoted to deputy following an internal affairs investigation for falsifying his time sheets, but his pay will remain the same, a sheriff's spokeswoman confirmed.


Phila. officer arrested after allegedly caught in drug sting

The FBI has charged the officer after the officer allegedly sold drugs to an undercover agent.


Readstown spent nearly $35,000 investigating chief

Larson is facing nine charges, three of which are felony counts for misconduct in public office, in Vernon County Circuit Court.

The misdemeanor charges against Larson include disorderly conduct and fourth-degree sexual assault.


Disgraced District Attorney Ken Kratz says addiction to sex, drugs led to downfall

He was accused of sending unwanted sexually charged text messages to a victim of domestic violence in a case he was prosecuting.


Minneapolis police officer charged with felony assault for bar patio punch

Minneapolis Police Sgt. David Clifford was charged Monday with third degree assault for allegedly punching a man unconscious for talking loud on his cell phone on a bar patio in Andover.


Former N.Ky. police chief released after allegedly stealing $115K from department

U.S. Marshals arrested former Highland Heights police chief Carl Mullen Friday night after the 49-year-old allegedly schemed to defraud his own department out of more than $100,000 over an almost two-year period, according to a news release from the United States Department of Justice.


Former Phoenix police officer gets day of probation in assault

A Phoenix police officer who resigned last year after being accused of assaulting a handcuffed inmate pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to one day of probation for his role in the incident.


Death of teen in fight with officer ruled homicide by asphyxiation

An off-duty Baltimore County police officer chased down a 17-year-old Randallstown High School student and killed him during an altercation Wednesday night, police said, after a group of youths threw a rock at the front door of the officer's home.


New Documents Show More Problems for Secret Service

News outlets discovered multiple incidents involving agents, with some reports dating back as far as 1993.


Lake City police officer fired after internal investigation

The Lake City Police Department says Officer David Broom has been terminated following an internal investigation.

The department said an internal investigation determined the following: Broom was driving 76 miles-per-hour at the time of the crash, and was not responding to a call for service. He was also not wearing a seat belt. Both actions violated state law and Lake City Police Department policy.


CU police officer arrested on multiple sexual abuse charges

A Concord University police officer is behind bars after being arrested on multiple sexual abuse charges.

Randy Keith Cordle, 47, of Athens, was arrested Monday and charged with one count of third-degree sexual assault and five counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian.


Ex-deputy sentenced to 15 months in jail for bringing drugs into detention center

A former deputy at the Washington County Detention Center was sentenced Monday in Washington County Circuit Court to 15 months in jail for bringing the drug Suboxone into the facility.


Buncombe deputy charged with DWI

Jeremy William Cabe, 31, was arrested by Asheville police officer Scott Pruett early Sunday morning on Hendersonville Road. In addition to DWI, Cabe was charged with failing to stop for a red light, according to the arrest report.


MPD staff routinely changed crime codes

Milwaukee police record clerks have routinely changed computer codes by hand in a way that removes serious assaults from the city's violent crime rate, a Journal Sentinel investigation has found.


Reno lawyer suspended for shoplifting

A Reno lawyer has been temporarily suspended from practicing law in Nevada for shoplifting a candy bar and cough drops from Walmart.


Ex-Ocala cop gets 6 years, must pay $874,000 to IRS for fraud scheme

Prosecutors said Brown, for a 5 percent cut, accessed state drivers license details in a scheme to fraudulently get income tax refunds.


Daniel Harmon-Wright, murder suspect in shooting death of Patricia Cook, has history of excessive force, according to grand jury witness

In argument against granting bond, Fisher revealed a incident that happened exactly one month before the fatal shooting of Cook, which led to a reprimand of Harmon-Wright for using excessive force with his firearm and forcing his way into a Culpeper home without a search warrant.


By the mile: Vermont judges paid to drive to work

Under a little-known policy created by the judiciary years ago but never approved by the Legislature, Pearson and his colleagues are reimbursed for their daily commutes between home and court, minus the first 20 miles of each round trip.


Sheriff: Officers fired after excessive force, cover up

Channel 2 Action News has learned of new accusations of excessive force inside a local jail after surveillance video caught several officers in the act, and the sheriff tells Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne the cover-up cost three officers their jobs.


Fired Provo police officer wants job back

The Provo police officer caught with his pants down at a birthday party for a high school secretary last month wants his job back and is seeking reinstatement through an appeals process provided by the Civil Service Commission, according to Sgt. Brandon Post, Provo police spokesman.


Part-time prosecutor in NJ facing bribery charge

A part-time municipal court prosecutor in northern New Jersey is facing bribery charges after being arrested in a courthouse sting.


Police Stop, Handcuff Every Adult at Intersection in Search for Bank Robber

Police in Aurora, Colo., searching for suspected bank robbers stopped every car at an intersection, handcuffed all the adults and searched the cars, one of which they believed was carrying the suspect.


City circuit court workers protest filthy conditions

Doors are held together with duct tape, ceiling tiles are missing, water fountains don't work, bathrooms are barely functional, and it's been years since the electrical systems were up to code.


Orange County corrections officer arrested on DUI charge

Sgt. Juan Santiago, an internal-affairs investigator, was stopped by Osceola deputies who said he first ran a stop sign then a red light.


Twelfth city officer sentenced in towing scheme

Baltimore police officer Samuel Ocasio has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his participation in an extortion ring involving city police and a private towing company.


Culpeper Police Officer Charged in Fatal February Shooting

A grand jury charged Town of Culpeper Police Officer Daniel Harmon-Wright, 32, of Gainesville, Tuesday evening with murder, malicious shooting into an occupied vehicle, malicious shooting into an occupied vehicle resulting in a death and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The grand jury also indicted Harmon-Wright’s mother, 55-year-old Bethany Sullivan, of Orange, on three counts of uttering and three counts of forgery of public documents.


NM jail official in bribes case avoids jail

Vincent Peele was sentenced Friday to five years of probation and 500 hours of community service for taking bribes from inmate to get them out of jail and into a house arrest program.


Deputy Accused Of Having Child Porn Could Make Plea Deal

Ray Gonzales, 50, was arrested in November of last year after court documents say he left a thumb drive containing almost 7,000 pornographic images plugged into a computer at the Pueblo County Jail, where he was employed.


Fired TPD officer faces civil service hearing

It's a chance for Lynsey Coutts, a 4-year veteran, to respond after she was fired last week following an on-duty DUI investigation which resulted in her arrest.


Talbot County jailer pleads to bribery charges

The fifth and final Talbot County lawman charged in a corruption sting last summer pleaded guilty Monday to state bribery charges, prosecutors said.


Lawsuit: Dead sheriff stole money from Midlands county

County officials say Williams took reimbursements from state and federal task forces and spread it among 11 bank accounts, using more than $60,000 to pay off a loan on a recreational vehicle.


Metro Officer Arrested for Lewdness with a Minor

Las Vegas police have arrested a Metro officer for one count of lewdness with a minor under 14.


Defense attorney asks judge to dismiss charges against former officer

The charges stemmed from an accident in November 2010 in which investigators say Gallegos ran a stop sign in his Clovis police car and crashed into a vehicle, killing passenger Mary Castillo and seriously injuring driver Edith Payton.


Former Harrodsburg officer Elder pleads guilty, gets 3 years in sex case

A former Harrodsburg police officer agreed to a three-year prison sentence Friday after pleading guilty to more than 100 sex-related counts stemming from his relationship with a juvenile.

Jason Elder, 31, pleaded guilty as charged to two counts of third-degree rape, 49 counts of third-degree sodomy and 90 counts of third-degree sexual abuse.


Investigators probe DEA agent's past

One of the three Drug Enforcement Administration agents under investigation for allegedly soliciting sex in Cartagena, Colombia, had a long-term relationship with a prostitute, potentially exposing himself to blackmail by drug cartels or other criminals, according to two government sources familiar with the investigation.


Deputy’s release might be revoked

Deputy Aaron Adam Bennett is accused in a federal indictment of assaulting or aiding and abetting other deputies in the alleged assault of a suspect who had been placed in handcuffs. He is also accused of lying to federal investigators about the incident.


Prosecutor: Officer stole from inmate

Theft and official misconduct charges have been filed against a corrections officer who allegedly stole about $360 in cash from an inmate at a Salem County jail.

Prosecutors said that 29-year-old Michael Guzman of Woodstown was released on his own recognizance after being arrested Friday.


Colwyn cop arrested for Tasering teen

Parham, 40, of Drexel Hill, was charged with simple assault and official oppression for an April 24 incident in which he shot a juvenile with a stun gun while the boy was shackled in a holding cell, according to court documents.


Prince George’s Police Officer Crashes Cruiser

Police in Prince George’s County say a police officer has been charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his cruiser in a single-car accident.

Police Officer Daniel Gonzalez was off duty when he crashed at the intersection of Route 1 and Tanglewood Drive.


Palm Sheriff's deputies violated nurses' rights, judge rules

Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies have been violating the constitutional rights of nurses by threatening them with arrest if the hospital workers didn't draw blood from suspected drunken drivers, a federal magistrate has ruled.


Dallas settles with man who was beaten by police

Six rookie officers were placed on leave or on restricted duty as a result of the incident.

Sources tell News 8 the City of Dallas has agreed to settle the case for half a million dollars, and the issue is on the City Council agenda for next week.


Vt. state trooper quits, faced investigation

A Vermont state trooper has resigned after having been on paid leave pending a possible criminal investigation.

Eric Howley had been on leave since April 8 following a complaint about his conduct while he was on duty.


PBSO deputy shoots, kills man after confrontation at family business

A sign on the front of the business says "Smile You're on Camera" ... and deputies broke into the property after the shooting and hauled away what is presumably video evidence.


Inkster Judge Sylvia James should be barred from office, judicial tenure panel is told

Inkster Chief Judge Sylvia James shook her head in dissent as she was characterized as the Queen of Inkster, who used court funds for personal travel, charitable donations and alleged self-promotion.


RI lawyer sentenced in mortgage fraud

A disbarred Rhode Island attorney has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a $1.1 million mortgage fraud scheme.


Sex offense, assault charges stem from officer's foot massage

The incident was first reported by WJZ-TV, which, citing an account in court documents, said Williams was giving a fellow officer a foot massage on March 13 when he began rubbing his crotch with her feet.


Two MPD officers suspended, accused of drunken driving

Both officers are suspended without pay for 30 days.

Lynn Vandenbush was arrested in December.

Gina Metz was arrested in Waukesha in February.


Man dies after being shot by stun gun in Baldwin

“The number of times that he was Tased, we don’t have that fully available to us right now,” Hammons said.


Report: Obama USSS Agent Drunk with Loaded Weapon

Never before released public records, acquired this week by Seattle-based investigative reporter Chris Halsne (KIROTV- CBS-Cox Media Group) show a member of President Obama’s Secret Service advance team flashed his federal badge when first stopped for Driving While Intoxicated in Decorah, Iowa last August.


D.C. police official linked to failed drug test

A member of D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier’s inner circle is under investigation after she reportedly failed a routine drug screen, according to numerous officials with the Metropolitan Police Department.


Former cop accused of sex with teens bonds out

Flynn was arrested in March and charged with more than 90 counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and lewd or lascivious battery.


Venice FHP trooper under fire over testimony

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating whether a trooper from the Venice office testified falsely under oath last month about a DUI arrest he made.


I-Team: Officers Behind Bars Counted On Dept. Personnel List

It seems like a simple question to answer: How many police officers are working in the city of New Orleans?

Until recently, some former officers convicted for their roles in a few of the area's most high-profile crimes were being counted in the numbers.


Mamou, police face lawsuit

In the suit, former radio dispatcher Pamela Manual alleged that in May 2011 she was arrested without a warrant for alleged cyberstalking charges. She was then held for three days without food, running water, a working toilet or access to respiratory medication, according to the suit.


Sacramento sheriff's deputy faces drug charges; prescription ruse alleged

A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy is accused of three felonies after she allegedly refilled and picked up painkillers prescribed to an elderly man she had befriended, according to authorities.


Attorney: Cop took bribes because of wife's lesbian affair

Michael Brady, 36, is facing sentencing Thursday in federal court in New Haven for accepting cash payments in exchange for permitting the transport of what authorities say was prescription drug trafficking proceeds through Westchester County Airport.


Following Arrest For Child Porn, Long Beach Officer Arrested For Alleged Lewd Offenses

Less than three weeks after being arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography, a nine-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department was arrested for suspicion of multiple counts of sexually-based offenses, authorities said Wednesday.


2 Oklahoma Police Officers Wounded In Gun Accident

The Osage County Sheriff's Office is investigating the wounding of two Barnsdall police officers by shrapnel during an accidental shooting.


Ex-Police and Fire Chief in court Tuesday

Mark McGheen once worked for Louisa County, but is now accused of an embezzlement scheme. Investigators say thousands of dollars are now gone from the Trevilans Volunteer Fire Department's budget.


Sheriff's Deputy Arrested, Charged With Theft

A Cook County Sheriff’s deputy is facing federal theft charges for taking cash from a home on Chicago's south side, a crime captured on video in an FBI sting, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday.


Niota officer reprimanded by several police deparments

Niota Police Sgt. Keith McCarter's indictment for alleged misconduct isn't the first time the officer has been accused of using excessive force in his role as a police officer.


DeKalb cop accused of kicking pregnant woman in stomach

Officer Jerad Wheeler described the incident as "a front push kick to the abdomen, as he was taught to do at the academy," in his police report.


Report: L.A. Sheriff's Department faulted in handling complaints

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department frequently took more than three months - and in one case almost two years - to investigate complaints made by the public against its deputies, according to an independent monitor.


Metro police officer charged with assaulting girlfriend

According to police, Brandon Smith's girlfriend alleged he struck her in the face during an argument at his south Nashville's apartment.


Report: Deputy charged with DUI urinated on himself

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office deputy who was arrested for DUI early Sunday morning had urinated on himself, a report states.


Officer left gun in bathroom, fell asleep, but kept her job

A Virginia corrections officer who left her gun and ammunition in a bathroom and then six months later fell asleep while on the job with a group of prisoners remained a state employee for more than a year after the second offense, according to a Department of Corrections inspector general report.


State board closes case of ex-Chandler officer

A former Chandler police officer who resigned from the force after five internal-affairs investigations will not be investigated by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board.


Harris sheriff keeps pace of firing misbehaving officers

During the first three months of this year, Sheriff Adrian Garcia fired nine deputies, detention officers and clerks after they committed a number of criminal acts or violated department regulations.


Lincoln County deputy jailer charged

Gabriel Owens has been dismissed as a deputy jailer at the Lincoln County Regional Jail and charged with promoting contraband in the second degree, according to a news release issued by the jail Saturday.


Drug charge might not disqualify officer candidates

Brandon Singleton was arrested April 24 on misdemeanor charges after drugs were found inside a patrol car he allegedly crashed.


Former magistrate in Portsmouth pleads guilty to taking bribes

According to prosecutors, 52-year-old Deborah Clark accepted the bribes in exchange for favorable treatment in setting bonds for defendants.


Former Talbotton police chief sentenced to 6 months for lying to federal agents

He was one of five law enforcement officers arrested in a federal corruption sting that involved deputies extorting or taking bribes from people they believed were drug dealers.


DeKalb police capt. involved in theft investigation

Clayton County police want to know how several stolen items ended up at Capt. Suzanne Kaulbauh's home on Jodeco Drive next to Lake Jodeco.

Neighbors also said Kaulbauh, her partner and her partner's son moved into the home at the beginning of March, and a series of thefts happened in the weeks that followed.


2nd woman accuses Iredell sheriff's deputy of sexual harassment

A second woman has said she was sexually harassed by the former head of a police agency's domestic violence unit.


Cover-up denied in delay of probe into ex-state official's use of porn at work

James Neuhard, director of Michigan's State Appellate Defender Office, resigned abruptly 16 months ago, the day after being confronted by his board with evidence that he was searching pornographic websites on his state-owned work computer -- including some that raise concerns about whether the surfing crossed the line from improper to criminal.


AG: No criminal charges for ex-Kennebunkport chief

After a year-long investigation, the Attorney General's Office has completed its investigation into allegations of misconduct by former police chief Joe Bruni, following suspicion that Bruni had been drinking and driving in February of 2011, and has ruled it will not pursue criminal charges against Bruni.


Perjury inquiry helps sink another case

A Carroll County sheriff's detective who worked on both cases and a major who worked on the DeMario case are under investigation for perjury, a sheriff's spokesman said.


Case involving police chief set to start Monday

Whiting is accused of stealing more than $700 from the purse of a 21-year-old woman who ran from her vehicle after it had crashed.

He then allegedly tried to cover up the crime by giving the money to an officer on the Pawtucket force, where Whiting had served as a major before becoming the North Providence chief.


Greensboro officer injured in single-vehicle car wreck

A Greensboro police officer was injured after his car flipped onto its roof Tuesday night on High Point Road near Alamance Road.


Feds Seek To Overturn 1978 Murder Conviction

Federal prosecutors are moving to have a decades-old murder conviction overturned, citing flawed DNA evidence.


Greenwich cop applies for violence program

A Greenwich police officer accused of stalking a former love interest applied for a family violence education program in state Superior Court Wednesday.


Detective's resignation prompts child-case reviews

Lakewood police are reopening more than 200 cases involving child victims following the resignation of a detective accused of failure to properly investigate complaints of child abuse, sexual assaults and other crimes.


Ark. Trooper Suspended For Paperwork Mistake

Arkansas State Police said a trooper will be suspended for two days without pay after a paperwork mistake led to the release of a man later charged in a double killing.


Suspended Detective Accused Of Misusing Badge To Find Runaway Daughter

Detective Daniel Nicholson has been suspended, accused of flashing his badge while off-duty to conduct an unauthorized search at the Sinclair Gates apartments.

WJZ has learned in 2011, Detective Nicholson was charged with second-degree assault for whipping his daughter after he found her Facebook page.


Former Tuscaloosa sheriff's sergeant sentenced for wrongfully using Taser on prisoners

Mallisham admitted in a plea agreement that she used an X26 Taser to electro-shock three different prisoners who were either in handcuffs or locked in a cell and did not pose a threat to her.


Off-duty Seattle police officer arrested in domestic violence incident

An off-duty Seattle police officer was arrested Sunday in Snohomish County for a misdemeanor domestic violence assault, the Seattle Police Department confirmed Tuesday.


Ex-Trooper of the Year 'not truthful,' judge rules

The credibility of a highly decorated Utah Highway Patrol trooper took a big hit Tuesday.

And because of that hit, future and past cases investigated by trooper Lisa Steed may likely come under increased scrutiny.


County settles wrongful arrest suit for $85,000

Hansel said the child’s arrest was a direct retaliation for a disagreement with a student whose father is a county police officer.


Ex-Trooper Accused of Sexual Assault

Authorities said Wade Williams is charged with two counts of aggravated statutory rape, sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, all felonies. Officials said the minor is a female under the age of 15.


Sentencing is set for ex-corrections officer

Sentencing has been set for late October for a former corrections officer at Federal Medical Center Carswell who pleaded guilty last week to sexually abusing an inmate.


Trial delayed for ex-Forest City officer

The trial of a former Forest City police officer charged with arson and burglary has been delayed.


Ex-deputy carved romantic rival's face 'like a pumpkin,' D.A. says

A former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy tortured his then-wife and her lover in an Irvine office after learning of their affair, a prosecutor said in court last week.


NJ warehouse robbery part of corruption case shines light on NYPD

In the past two years, prosecutors have accused officers of planting evidence in drug investigations, of running illegal guns, of robbing drug dealers, of routinely fixing traffic tickets as favors.


Report: 2 troopers gave caravan high-speed escort

New Jersey authorities are probing reports that two state police troopers recently escorted a caravan of high-speed luxury sports cars that were traveling down the Garden State Parkway at speeds of more than 100 mph.


Fired Santa Clara County prosecutor allegedly pressed cops to arrest husband's ex-wife

The move is the climax of a series of controversies involving Rogers, who has been accused repeatedly of distorting the truth and other misconduct over the past decade, and was disciplined on five other occasions.


San Diego Detective Sentenced To 5 Years Probation For DUI

A San Diego County sheriff's detective was sentenced today to five years probation and 90 days of home detention for two crashes that occurred while she was driving drunk last summer in Palm Desert.


Ex-Vernal officer accused of using state database to commit burglary for prescription drugs

"The officer used that system freely and was able to track these individuals and figure out when they got their prescriptions, how many pills they had," the attorney said. "He comes in gun, badge, uniform (and) tells them he's there for a 'pill count' and ... while they're talking and distracted, he's grabbing pills and putting them in his pocket."


TSA agents admit to working with CT drug dealers

Federal authorities said the two TSA agents helped allow a drug trafficker smuggle tens of thousands of dollars in cash and prescription painkillers from Florida to Connecticut on domestic flights in exchange for hundreds of dollars in bribes.


Secret Service prostitution scandal roils DC

A prostitution scandal involving the Secret Service has grown in scope, with the disclosure that U.S. agents and military personnel had been with at least 20 women in hotel rooms before President Barack Obama arrived in Colombia for a summit with Latin American leaders.


Ex-ICE chief in Florida seeks 2nd child porn trial delay

Mangione retired as the top agent in the Miami-based ICE office after he was charged last year with possessing, receiving and transporting child pornography using private Internet accounts.


Seventh officer sentenced, to 2.5 years in towing case

Jhonn Corona, 33, of Rosedale, was given 2.5 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for directing cars from auto accidents to a particular towing company, Majestic, whose owners were paying police officers for each referral, according to a statement Tuesday from the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office.


Farmington Hills attack: Probation agent supervising accused son is suspended

The Michigan Department of Corrections suspended a probation agent this morning who was supervising Tucker Cipriano, a 19-year-old now accused of bludgeoning his family with a baseball bat, killing his father, in their Farmington Hills home.


Disbarred Hendersonville attorney remains out of jail

Sam Neill will remain out of jail on a $25,000 unsecured bond until his plea agreement is finalized in federal court and he is sentenced on fraud charges.


North Bergen prosecutor faces money-laundering charges

A North Jersey attorney who serves as a municipal prosecutor in North Bergen was arrested Friday night on charges that he helped two large-scale marijuana distributors launder money, according to the Bergen County prosecutor.


Attorneys face charges of obstruction

The charges include attempting to bribe a witness and conspiracy to obstruct the judicial system.


Officer passed out in restaurant drive through

The officers then left the restaurant to investigate and noticed Officer Matthew Elam, 42, passed out in his truck, blocking others from getting their food.


Secret Service Personnel Sent Home

As many as a dozen Secret Service personnel are returning to the U.S. today after being relieved of duty over accusations of misconduct.


Texas judges' misdeeds often kept secret by oversight commission

In 2008, a Texas judge found an out-of-town attorney in contempt of court. But, the judge added, there was a way the lawyer could avoid jail: He could donate "large sums of money" to several charitable organizations, one of which the judge happened to have a close connection to.


Court documents indicate DC Police officer, accused of witnessing a murder, pled guilty

Police say officer Antonia McClam watched her boyfriend kill another man last summer and then told detectives she wasn't there.


Former Deputy To Be Sentenced Wednesday

Fannin was off-duty at the time, but was on probation for a careless driving conviction when the crash happened. He was let go after an internal investigation.


10 news investigators find jail guard caught on tape smuggling contraband

Onions, bell peppers, several spices, some skittles, a couple of movies and, of course, alcohol, are a great recipe for a fun night unless you're a detention deputy bringing it to an inmate you're supposed to be guarding.


CHP officer accused of workers' comp insurance fraud

Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully announced Tuesday that charges have been filed against a California Highway Patrol officer for workers' compensation insurance fraud.


Demoted deputy back to work after college cheating suspension

Brodie Hughes, 37, who cheated to get his bachelor's degree in hopes of a promotion to captain, is now a deputy.


Warrant: Ex-cop had syringes in locker

The Shelton police officer who was fired last May for allegedly having drugs in his locker had two syringes with traces of the male hormone testosterone and eight Vicodin painkiller pills, according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by the Valley Independent.


Case paused for former court clerk charged in chat room sting

Anne Arundel County prosecutors have paused their case against the former chief deputy clerk of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, who is accused of sending sexually explicit Web links to a detective posing as an underage girl, until he is tried for similar charges in Caroline County, where he was once state’s attorney.


Officials: NJ cop tried to buy drugs while on duty

Gloucester Township police have arrested one of their own after he allegedly tried to buy painkillers while on duty this week.


Deputy chief calls on feds to probe police department

Anne Arundel County Deputy Police Chief Emerson Davis told the County Council Monday night that he has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the county Police Department.


Cop denied new trial in Katrina shooting case

A federal judge has refused to acquit or order a new trial for a New Orleans police officer convicted of lying about the aftermath of a deadly shooting outside the city's convention center following Hurricane Katrina.


State drops OWI case against former cop

Darin Landers resigned last year after he was arrested by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in January 2011.


Cops face decades in prison for Katrina shootings

A case that became the centerpiece of the Justice Department's push to clean up the troubled New Orleans Police Department was expected to close a chapter Wednesday with a federal judge sentencing five former police officers for their roles in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.


Exclusive: Victim kept condom cop used during sexual battery

Williams' alleged victim wants him to face criminal charges because she said he didn't show honor, integrity or professionalism - the words printed on the business card he gave her.


5-day suspension for officer’s nap

A Fort Wayne police officer received a five-day suspension for sleeping while on duty, officials said, a heightened discipline because it was his second suspension within the last two months.


Clayton officer fired over sex allegations

A Clayton County police officer is off the job and could face charges after two women accused him of sexual misconduct.

The Clayton County Police Department said Officer D. Williams was fired after an internal investigation.


Witnesses: Shots fired by off-duty cops

New Haven police are investigating a claim that multiple off-duty police officers illegally fired guns outside a city bar.


Decorated trooper admits violating UHP policies during arrest

Questions over a decorated Utah Highway Patrol trooper’s credibility are overshadowing a Salt Lake County DUI case.


Embattled Crestview policeman fired

Crestview Police Maj. Joseph Floyd, who was indicted March 5 and charged with racketeering, has been fired by the city’s mayor.


Attorney: Officer's online comments prove racial profiling in police shooting

Earl Sipp, who was handcuffed at the time, was shot in the leg, taken to the hospital, and then taken to police headquarters for questioning. He was released the same morning, and never charged with a crime.


Miami Beach police internal affairs looks into allegation of drinking cop

Miami Beach internal affairs investigators are looking into allegations that an off-duty officer was drinking a beer while riding shotgun in his squad car, Police Chief Raymond Martinez has confirmed.


Driver's charges dismissed after Coral Springs cops caught on taped phone call

The Broward State Attorney's Office is now investigating allegations that the officers lied under oath about what happened and that the criminal charges were trumped up.


Report: State trooper arrested

A state trooper who once worked at Troop A in Southbury has been arrested and charged in a burglary case, according to a report by the Hartford Courant.


Officer's alleged stalking case moves to Bridgeport

Donnell Fludd, who was charged in February with second-degree stalking, second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct after he allegedly stalked a Greenwich woman for nearly a year, appeared beside his attorney, Darnell D. Crosland, in Superior Court in Stamford on Tuesday afternoon.


Austin cop charged with family assault

Elias Osegueda, an officer since 2006, was charged with assault with family violence and interference with an emergency call, both Class A misdemeanors, officials said.


Former Athens Lawyer Suspended

Mr. Parr represented a client in a divorce with whom Mr. Parr was having an affair. Mr. Parr failed to adequately advise the client of the conflict or obtain a waiver of the conflict.