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Philadelphia Cop Charged in Connection With Altercation With Wife

The Philadelphia district attorney’s office has charged a 16-year veteran of the Philadelphia police force with aggravated assault and related crimes after an altercation with his wife last Wednesday.


Sex assault case vs. ex-U.S. marshal starts

A former deputy U.S. marshal faces prison after prosecutors in his trial say he had sexual intercourse with a woman and took nude photos of her while she was unconscious.


Former criminal investigations chief in Carroll County pleads guilty to misconduct

The Carroll County Sheriff's Department's former head of criminal investigations pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to a misdemeanor charge of misconduct in office, and has been sentenced to a suspended one-year jail term, three years of probation, a fine and community service.


D.C. cop sentenced for shooting involving transgenders

An off-duty D.C. police officer convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon and solicitation of prostitution will spend three years on probation for an incident that ended with him drunkenly firing a gun into a car full of people.


Former police captain’s trial slated Jan. 15

The trial of a former city police captain accused of incest and using a minor in the production of pornography will begin Jan. 15, if District Judge Nancy Porter reviews the case in time.


Felony charge dismissed in drunken officer case

A Battle Creek police officer involved in a high-speed accident while off duty last summer now faces only a single misdemeanor charge.


DC police officer charged with having sex with underage girl

A D.C. police officer has been arrested and charged with having sex with an underage girl he met in a church choir.


Former Phoenix officer accused of sex with 2 teen boys gives interview

Since his Aug. 7 arrest, the former Phoenix police officer spends his day in a 12-foot by 7-foot cell, facing 10 felony counts of sexual conduct with two underage boys.


Teen sues for being left in police van

The van was parked at police headquarters and the teens said they were “stranded” for more than 14 hours with no food, water or cellphones.


Former Philadelphia Police Officer Sentenced In Drug Dealing Case

A former Philadelphia police officer was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday for dealing drugs — steroids and human growth hormone.


D.C. officer’s trial opens in killing of two in P.G.

The trial will get under way this week for a D.C. police officer accused of fatally shooting a 20-year-old woman and leaving their 1-year-old child to die in a sweltering car.


Manatee jail farm supervisor retires amid investigation

Eight months after the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office’s jail supervisor lost his job for taking jail farm property for personal use, his replacement has been found to have done the same thing, investigators say.


Senior Carroll officer resigns in face of misconduct charges

The commander of criminal investigations for the Carroll County Sheriff's Office was charged with misconduct in office Wednesday and resigned, following an investigation that led county prosecutors to drop charges in two high-profile killings.


Deputy Philly police commissioner embroiled in sexual harassment case

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER William Blackburn, one of Philly's top cops, allegedly instructed an aide to browse the Police Department's computer personnel files for photos of female officers so that he could select those he'd like to meet, according to court documents obtained by the Daily News.


Former Miami-Dade Cop, Miami Firefighter Sentenced in Drug Trafficking Case

In both instances, their car was escorted by a Miami-Dade Police cruiser driven by Mack, who wore his uniform and was armed, prosecutors said.


Disciplinary case filed against former Fernley judge

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline has filed a formal case against a former Fernley Municipal Court judge, accusing him violating judicial canons when he pulled over a woman and presented himself as a police officer.


Trooper pleads not guilty to failing to report alleged abuse

A Washington State Patrol trooper pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he failed to immediately report allegations that his father was sexually molesting female relatives.


Former corrections officer faces sex charges

A former corrections officer at North Central Regional Jail has been arrested for sexual misconduct with an inmate.


Upstate NY cops investigated for stripper party

An upstate New York police department that was the target of a series of corruption cases has launched its own investigation into a party featuring strippers performing for off-duty officers.


Milwaukee police officer arrested on duty

The (department's) website said the officer violated state law and department policy and could face charges of theft.


Police: Officer had sex with prostitutes while on duty

Bryant is charged with two counts of buying the services of a prostitute and false imprisonment.


Hearing for Miami Twp. deputy chief set to resume Tuesday

DiPietro has been suspended with pay since a Montgomery County Sheriff 's Office report detailed his actions surrounding the decontamination of a naked 17-year-old girl who had been apprehended and pepper-sprayed July 12 for shoplifting and other charges.


Snowden faces probation violation charge in drunken-driving case

The civil rights chief for the Maryland attorney general's office was accused this week of violating probation in a drunken-driving case.


2 cruisers totaled when troopers crash in Searcy

State police are investigating a crash in Searcy involving two troopers that totaled both of their patrol cars.


More Controversy With Former UHP Trooper Lisa Steed

Individuals claim Steed wrongly arrested them for DUI. Steed was fired from her job in November, prosecutors in Salt Lake County and Davis County have chosen not to prosecute cases where Steed is the only arresting officer.


Former Wake judge reprimanded for role in DWI backdating scheme

A former Wake County District Court judge who pleaded guilty for her role in the backdating of dozens of convictions in DWI cases was reprimanded Monday by the North Carolina State Bar and was ordered by a judge not to seek judicial office again.


Police officer, wife illegally sold weapons

South Florida police officer and his wife are facing charges of illegally selling hundreds of weapons over the Internet and at gun shows.


Former NYS Trooper Pleads Guilty to Promoting Prostitution

A former New York state trooper has pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution.


Former Highland Heights police chief sentenced today

Former Highland Heights police chief Carl Mullen faces up to 22 years behind bars when he is sentenced today for stealing $127,390 while in office.


Corrupt Camden cop from Burlco pleads guilty, gets 8 months

Forty-nine-year-old Dan Morris of Moorestown pleaded guilty, admitting he committed a list of offenses including conducting an illegal search and keeping cash he found on the search and falsifying the arrest report.


Officer in Md. student beating to serve detention

A former police officer will spend 30 days in home detention for beating a University of Maryland student during a rowdy celebration following the school’s 2010 basketball victory over Duke, a judge ruled Friday.


Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell apologizes, vows to stay on

Embattled Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell apologized Tuesday for what he called "a breach of trust" but vowed to stay in his job despite a court order barring him from having contact with a 17-year-old girl whose parents complained he had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with their daughter.


Police board wants cop suspended for alleged tax scam

She allegedly falsified paperwork when buying homes to avoid a 3-percent city real-estate-transfer tax and a 1-percent state tax.


No charges for Laurel officer who struck handcuffed man

No criminal charges will be filed against a Laurel Police officer who was videotaped striking a handcuffed man in the face as the man was arrested this summer, Laurel officials said Tuesday.


Ex-cop pleads guilty to charges

A former St. George Police officer pleaded guilty to robbing St. George pharmacies with a gun last year during a 5th District Court hearing Tuesday that wrapped up criminal charges against him.


Suspended Woodland Park cop indicted on charges after sexting sting

The 12-year veteran of the police force, who has been suspended without pay, also sent a picture message of himself exposing his genitals while in uniform, authorities have said.


Berry Hill officer faces child porn charge

Members of the Berry Hill police department were stunned on Friday to learn that a long-time officer had been arrested for possessing child pornography.


Secret Service under investigation over loss of sensitive files on Metro

The Secret Service is the target of an investigation into an "immense breach" involving the loss of two backup computer tapes left on a Washington, D.C., Metro train that contained sensitive personal information about all agency employees, contacts and overseas informants, according to multiple law enforcement and congressional sources.


Former Fla. police officer scheduled for execution

Manuel Pardo was a decorated Florida highway patrolman and police officer who went horribly bad, slaying nine people during a three-month crime spree after he had been fired for lying.


Ex-narcotics squad commander pleads guilty to stealing and selling drug evidence, robbing prostitutes

The ousted head of an elite Contra Costa County vice squad pleaded guilty to five felonies in federal court Wednesday, nearly two years after his state Department of Justice colleagues caught him selling stolen drug evidence.


Henrico sheriff’s deputy faces DUI, cocaine charges

A Henrico County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with driving under the influence, refusal to take a breath test and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, police said Saturday night.


Ex-Pa. trooper claims he was fired over Ebonics

Peake contends the reasons for his firing "are not worth of belief."


Border Patrol agent set to appear in court

According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Phoenix, he was later arrested with nearly 147 pounds of marijuana in his Border Patrol vehicle.


Ex-cop in perjury trial insists bottle hit her in the face

A police camera affixed to a light pole showed London's car window was seemingly rolled up as the two cars were briefly parallel at the intersection where London had earlier claimed she was struck.


DA: Philly cop fled crash, filed false claim

A Philadelphia police officer has been charged for allegedly leaving the scene of a crash then filing a false insurance claim.


Parole officer, supervisors fired over fatal mistakes

A STATE parole officer and two of his bosses were fired Friday for their botched supervision of Rafael Jones, a career criminal who allegedly murdered a veteran Philly cop.


Orlando cop out on bond after arrest on sexual-battery charge

Orlando Police Officer Roderick Johnson is out on bond after he was charged with allegedly having sex with a suspect he arrested a few weeks ago.


Trial set for former BPD officer

A trial date has been set for a former Bartlesville police officer accused of assaulting a patient at the local hospital last year.


Bayonne police charge ex-cop with waving gun while warning workers not to trespass

A retired Hoboken police officer who lives in Bayonne was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses after allegedly waving a gun at a man building a fence at the rear of his property, officials said.


New Orleans judges improperly spent public money on supplemental insurance, audit finds

In a long-awaited report on the spending habits of Orleans Parish judges, the state's Legislative Auditor found that New Orleans judges have in two years illegally used public money to buy more than $800,000 in supplemental insurance, and spent excessively on travel and lodging expenses.


Ex-White County deputy gets 15-year sentence for child porn

A former White County deputy was sentenced Tuesday morning in Gainesville's federal court to 15 years in federal prison and 15 years of supervised release for child pornography charges.


Hurst Officer Outburst Caught On Video Now Being Investigated

A North Texas mother is outraged after she said a Hurst police officer used excessive force while he was arresting her 17-year-old son.


Texting ex-Broward judge faces Bar inquiry

A Broward judge put her law license and reputation at risk when she exchanged a torrent of telecommunications with a homicide prosecutor during a 2007 death-penalty trial.


Phila. lawyer Naselsky sentenced for tax evasion

Charles M. Naselsky, 52, of Philadelphia, who practiced at some of the region's largest law firms, was ordered to serve 70 months in prison for failing to report $365,000 in income for the years 2005 and 2006.


4 RI officers probed for making kids do pushups

The mayor of North Providence says four officers are being investigated for making two juveniles do push-ups as punishment for knocking down mailboxes.


TSA agent at BWI sentenced to prison for child porn

A 42-year-old Perry Hall man who worked as a Transportation Security Administration agent at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday for the possession of child pornography, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office.


Former judge appeals federal conviction

A former Knoxville criminal court judge has appealed a federal conviction on charges he lied to cover up a scheme that provided him with painkillers and sex.


Off-duty HPD officer jailed for aggravated assaults

A Houston Police Department officer was arrested early Saturday after allegedly threatening to kill his estranged wife and her boyfriend.


Former sheriff violated state statute

Former Freeborn County Sheriff Mark Harig violated Minnesota statute when he sold himself and another county employee two handguns in 2010, according to an audit by the Minnesota State Auditor's Office.


Saratoga Springs police officer charged with misdemeanor assault for bar fight

Braim, 34, of Grand Avenue is one of three officers who were suspended without pay last week while the department investigated an assault at Dango Fitzgerald's bar on Caroline Street involving the three off-duty officers.


UPDATE: Sheriff Woody Under Fire For Nepotism Claims

More than a year after Richmond City Sheriff C.T. Woody came under intense fire for allowing a dozen of his own family members to work within the Sheriff's Office, 8News is seeking answers.


Former Spokane officer faces sentencing

He faces up to 10 years in prison for his role in the death of Otto Zehm six years ago and for lying to investigators.


Cop charged in fencing scheme

A former Eastpointe Police detective was charged Friday with misconduct in office and embezzlement after he was accused of stealing seized items from an evidence locker and distributing them for cash and drugs, according to the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office.


Police Officers Trying To Save Fellow Officers Career

The deputy's been convicted of assault and burglary for his role for his role in a meth bust in February of 2009.


P.G. officers suspended over racially insensitive video

Two uniformed Prince George's County police officers who appeared in a spoof video that mocks the racial profiling of black drivers were suspended from duty Friday after the department discovered the video on YouTube.


Former Miami Beach officer pleads guilty to illegal gun sales in West Palm, other Fla. Cities

Quintana will also forfeit to the government 96 rifles, 79 shotguns, 418 handguns and 25,889 rounds of ammunition.


LA County Sheriff's Deputy Arrested on Suspicion of Murder

A longtime Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and gun charges in connection with a fatal Father's Day shooting in Sylmar.


Ex-Portland cop pleads guilty to child porn

A former Portland police officer has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges and will avoid trial.


State court suspends accused Common Pleas Court Judge Nocella

The state Supreme Court has suspended Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Thomas Nocella, who is accused of misrepresenting his qualifications to win a city bar association recommendation for last year's election.


Ex-ICE chief in Florida gets prison in child porn case

A former top U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official in South Florida has been sentenced to 70 months in prison on a federal child pornography charge.


4 officers fired after inmate dies of smoke inhalation at Oklahoma prison

Records show that an inmate who died of smoke inhalation after setting a fire in his cell at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary was left alone for more than an hour after officers first noticed the smoke.


Indicted judge leaves pile of cases for other judges to handle

Jones and five others have been indicted in an elaborate investment scheme.


Milan officer faces sex charges: Atwood man indicted on 24 counts of sexual misconduct

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a suspended Milan police officer Monday on 24 counts of sexual misconduct.


Sex conviction puts former deputy behind bars

Benn was found guilty of having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl in 2009.


Widow Questions Other Officers' Role In Deputy's Death

Dickson County Sheriff's Deputy Keith Bellar was ambushed last year, and authorities closed the case almost immediately.


Sheriff Deputy on Leave Pleads Not Guilty

A Riverside County sheriff's deputy facing a number of criminal charges, including DUI, was arraigned in Indio today.


Former Clerk Otis Jackson Claims to be Sovereign Citizen

Otis Jackson is facing corruption charges stemming from his time as Shelby County General Sessions Court Clerk; now he's claims he is a "sovereign citizen".


Detroit police officer demoted for alleged misconduct following relationship with subordinate

Moore is being investigated for alleged domestic violence involving an incident at a party store - partially caught on surveillance videotape - with a female subordinate.


Former Wilcox Sheriff pleads guilty

Former Wilcox County Sheriff Stacy Bloodsworth has pleaded guilty to assaulting an inmate inside the Wilcox County jail and subsequently conspiring to cover up a July, 23, 2009, assault.


Disbarred Wayne County prosecutor Karen Plants loses appeal

The Michigan Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a former top drug prosecutor for Wayne County who was disbarred for allowing perjury at a 2005 trial.


Orange County deputy arrested for fraud

The warrant for his arrest, which was issued by the State Attorney's office for Orange County charged Abakri with scheming to defraud for less than 20,000, along with false and fraudulent insurance claims.


Police use Taser on 10-year-old at school career day, lawsuit alleges

A lawsuit claims an Albuquerque, N.M., police officer stunned a 10-year-old boy with a Taser after he refused to wash the officer's car.


Prominent attorney Robert George gets 3 1/2 years in prison for money laundering conviction

George, 57, who was convicted in June of helping a former client launder $200,000 in profits from crimes, insisted on his innocence before he was sentenced in the Boston courthouse.


Disgraced judge's case goes to jury

Richard Baumgartner is accused of lying to cover up a drug conspiracy.


FBI investigates Michigan Supreme Court Justice Hathaway for possible mortgage fraud

The deal, according to law enforcement officials, allowed Hathaway to erase more than $500,000 in mortgage debt on the home by moving other properties around to relatives, and then unloading the $1.5-million house in a short sale.


Charge against former officer dropped after document goes astray

A criminal complaint against a former police officer was dismissed because the time limit for a speedy trial lapsed when the document went missing for months after being received at the Maui Police Department, the Maui News reported Tuesday.


Judges don't reveal relationships; fairness questioned

A CBS Atlanta News investigation revealed some Georgia judges fail to disclose relationships they have with attorneys in open court. It raises questions about how fairly the judges dispense justice.


Former detective Ron Killings faces new charges

A former Rutherford County Sheriff's detective, who was involved in a fatal wreck three years ago, is now facing new charges.


2 Seminole deputies fired over traffic stop

Clutter swore at the driver, wielded a shotgun and a Taser at the same time and lied on a report, investigators found.


Ex-cop accused of groping women set for sentencing

John Norman, 33, pleaded guilty to several lesser charges as part of an agreement.


Retired FBI agent arraigned in Afghan scheme

An affidavit filed by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General showed the lengths Lustyik went to interfere in an investigation into $54 million in Army contracts used to equip and train Afghan commandos.


DC police officer convicted in shooting case

A Metropolitan Police officer has been convicted in a shooting after an altercation with a transgendered prostitute and her acquaintances.


Feds probe Bal Harbour Police Department over seized millions

For Bal Harbour police, it was a whirlwind: cops jetting to Las Vegas, Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles — with the goal of seizing millions from criminals.


Ex-cop in videotaped beating of barmaid says he had 'bad day'

The notorious viral video of off-duty Chicago cop Anthony Abbate brutally beating barmaid Karolina Obrycka already cost Abbate his job - and indirectly, former Supt. Phil Cline his police career.


McHenry County sergeant asks for investigation into undersheriff's conduct

A sergeant in the McHenry County Sheriff's Department has accused the undersheriff of tipping off a Crystal Lake businessman that his company had been named in an investigation into alleged marijuana trafficking.


Former Police Officer's Defense Asking For 1-2 Years In Beating Death Of Otto Zehm

Former Spokane Police officer Karl Thompson will be sentenced in Federal Court in downtown Spokane in less than a month, after being convicted last year of using excessive force and lying about it to investigators in the 2006 beating death of Otto Zehm.


SPD sergeant charged with hit-and-run, reckless driving

KIRO 7 has learned that criminal charges have been filed against a Seattle police sergeant accused of hit-and-run and reckless driving.


Va. CIA officer pleaded guilty to leaking identity of operative

A former CIA officer from Arlington pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking the identity of one of the agency's covert operatives to a reporter and will be sentenced to more than two years in prison.


Judge Accepts Criminal Charges Against Officer Who Arrested Moriarty

A judge has accepted criminal charges filed against the Washington Township Police Officer who arrested State Assemblyman Paul Moriarty for DUI.


McAlester police officer charged with a felony in tasing of handcuffed woman

A McAlester police officer was arraigned in Pittsburg County District Court on Friday after being charged with felony assault and battery for allegedly tasing a handcuffed woman at point-blank range.


2 supervisors fired at county jail

Two male jail supervisors at Garfield County Detention Center were terminated for "failure to supervise" in September in a matter that has seen three other jailers charged, county records show.


Arizona AG's office blocked embarrassing info

The Arizona Capitol Times reports ( that censored material included rumors of sexual affairs between Attorney General Tom Horne and a subordinate, questions about a key ally's conduct at work and disparaging comments about the ally, who is entangled with him in alleged campaign finance violations.


Police: Secret Service officer found drunk, passed out on Miami street

A Secret Service officer was arrested early Friday after being found passed out and apparently drunk on a Miami street corner several hours after President Barack Obama left the state following a day trip to the city, police in Florida said.


Arundel officer is suspended in probe linked to Leopold

Capt. Eric Hodge received a "target letter" this week from the same prosecutors who are pursuing the criminal misconduct case against County Executive John R. Leopold.


New Hampshire police officer resigns following car crash

Connare, of Manchester, faces charges in connection with a car crash on Interstate 93 in Manchester on Tuesday night.


Former sgt. accused of pocketing cash may lose certification

Former Phoenix Police Sergeant Arnold Davis may lose his state peace officer certification after police said he was caught on tape swiping money at a burglary call.


Molalla officer facing misconduct charges

On Monday, the Clackamas Co. District Attorney's Office filed three misdemeanor charges against James Barnhart: conspiracy to commit failure to report as a registered sex offender; false swearing; and official misconduct.


Former SCHP trooper arrested in assault

A five-year trooper with the South Carolina Highway Patrol has been fired after he was charged with third-degree assault and battery following an incident at his ex-girlfriend's home.


Ex-judge ripped over penis pics

BY SHOWING TWO photos of his erect "judicial penis" to a court employee, former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie F. Singletary shafted the reputation of his office, a Pennsylvania court opined this week.


Psychosexual eval ordered for former Box Elder deputy

A former Box Elder County sheriff's deputy accused of sexually assaulting women during a series of traffic stops has been ordered to undergo a psychosexual evaluation.


Trial of ex-Middlesex County sheriff on hold after authorities fail to disclose deals for witnesses

Spicuzzo is accused of accepting bribes of $10,000 to $25,000 for jobs and promotions in his department.


Trial set for two cops in UMd. Beating

Prince George's County police Officers Reginald Baker and James Harrison were each charged with first- and second-degree assault, as well as misconduct in office in connection with the beating of Maryland student John "Jack" McKenna III.


No charges against city officer in death of Monae Turnage, 13

A law enforcement source said shortly after the incident that investigators found the rifle used in the killing in Officer John A. Ward's personal vehicle.


Missing card in cellphone leads to suit against police

A civil lawsuit that claims two Metropolitan Police Department officers illegally seized a man’s camera phone this summer has prompted a criminal investigation of one of the officers by the U.S. attorney’s office, according to recent court filings.


Apollo police chief to face trial on stolen firearms charges

Apollo Police Chief Paul Breznican will stand trial on charges he stole and sold firearms belonging to the borough.


Witness in Hackensack cop trial describes role in beating

A Hackensack man testified Tuesday he was released without being charged despite confessing to his role in the beating of a 15-year-old boy - shortly after his father spoke to then-Police Chief Charles "Ken" Zisa.


FBI: Friendly Fire Likely in Border Shootings


Detroit Police Chief Godbee retires amid alleged sex scandal

The man in charge of policing a city with one of the nation's highest violent crime rates stepped down Monday amid a sex scandal surrounding his alleged relationship with a subordinate female police officer and an investigation into whether he used police resources to spy on her.


Decorated officer at center of police custody death investigation

A decorated officer who was shot in the line of duty and testified before lawmakers about tightening gun laws is one of three officers being investigated in the death of an East Baltimore man during a drug arrest.


Ex-Amite jailer charged in inmate sex case

A former Amite County jailer has been arrested for allegedly having sex with an inmate and on child pornography charges.


Hackensack officer affirms allegations that colleagues directed coverup

Hackensack Police Officer Laura Campos stood firm Wednesday in her accusatory trial testimony against two former colleagues accused of covering up an investigation to protect a suspect with ties to former police chief Charles "Ken" Zisa.


DOC sued to remedy prison over stays

Wharton is among four former Delaware prison inmates who allege in a federal lawsuit that they were detained in violation of their constitutional rights for days after their court-ordered release dates because of widespread dysfunction in the DOC's records office.


Tewksbury attorney indicted by grand jury

Twice-disbarred Tewksbury attorney Raymond Paczkowski Jr. has been indicted by a grand jury, accused of stealing more than $400,000 from multiple clients, including one client who is disabled, dating to 2008.


Former Customs Officer Gets 33 Months in Prison for Groping 3 Women at Miami International Airport: Officials

Paulo Morales, 48, of Miami pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of deprivation of rights under color of law after admitting that he groped the women without their consent while they were in the CBP’s custody in January 2011, according to the U.S. Justice Department.


History repeats for Keys officer whose guns were stolen from car

A Monroe County Sheriff's Office sergeant whose cruiser was burglarized of guns and other equipment last month is familiar with the scenario — the same thing happened to him three years ago.


D.C. police officer says PG police beat him

A D.C. police officer filed a $3 million civil lawsuit Wednesday against two Prince George's County police officers, saying the officers beat him with a baton and struck him in the face while he was handcuffed during a confrontation outside a Fairmount Heights restaurant and strip club.


Officer who struck woman to be fired

Officials say a police officer seen on video punching a woman at a Philadelphia neighborhood street party over the weekend is being suspended for 30 days as of Thursday with intent to dismiss.


Trial Begins for Former Cop Accused of Covering for Son

A former Windsor Locks police officer who is accused of protecting his son Michael from a blood alcohol test after a fatal hit-and-run crash will be in court on Monday for his own trial.


N.J. detective admits asking for sex

A Central Jersey police detective will give up his job after admitting that he requested sexual favors from a woman he had arrested late last year.


A former Palm Beach County judge pleads guilty in court

Two years ago he admitted to taking more than 100-thousand dollars from the trust accounts of three clients and used the money to run his office and pay himself.


Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. suspended amid sex scandal

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. was suspended Tuesday amid accusations that he had an affair with a female police officer -- the second sex scandal to tarnish his tenure since he took the helm in 2010.


Former Judge Pleads Guilty

A former municipal judge in Central has pleaded guilty to pocketing the proceeds of false claims she filed for clients of her tax business.


Fmr. Oldham Co. officer accused of 'sexting' underage girl

New details are emerging after a former Oldham County Police officer resigned when he was arrested for sending inappropriate messages to an underage girl.


NOPD: Assistant N.O. city attorney busted when marijuana falls from pocket

An assistant New Orleans city attorney working on a private case was issued a citation Monday in court after a marijuana joint allegedly fell out of his pocket.


Troopers in Kemp death fired

Two Colorado State Patrol troopers who were prosecuted in the 2010 shooting death of Jason Kemp have been fired, the State Patrol confirmed Tuesday to The Daily Sentinel.


ABC News Tracks Missing iPad To Florida Home of TSA Officer

In the latest apparent case of what have been hundreds of thefts by TSA officers of passenger belongings, an iPad left behind at a security checkpoint in the Orlando airport was tracked as it moved 30 miles to the home of the TSA officer last seen handling it.


Metamora cop arrested in alleged gas thefts

Sources have told the Journal Star that Walters would go to the fuel depot in his squad car and fill gas cans which he then brought home and used for his personal vehicle.


Corrections officer fired for alleged assault

During an investigation, it was found that McElfresh had multiple disciplinary actions against her over the course of her employment, including a similar incident, according to a news release.


New charges filed against East Haven cops

Just days after their reputed leader pleaded guilty, three East Haven police officers face more charges as federal prosecutors obtain a new indictment.


Ex-Hackensack police chief Ken Zisa gets 5 years, but remains free on bail

Zisa, 58, was convicted of official misconduct and insurance fraud for improperly removing his former girlfriend, Kathleen Tiernan, who was allegedly driving drunk, from the scene of a 2008 car accident and later filing a claim for $11,000 in damages, claiming she swerved to avoid an animal.


Judge declares mistrial in cop's sexual assault case

A Stamford judge Tuesday morning declared a mistrial in the case of a Norwalk police officer accused of sexually assaulting the daughter of a close Greenwich friend because an expert witness improperly testified about the credibility of the alleged victim.


Ex-Va. Sheriff's Misconduct Case Goes to Trial

The charge stems from an investigation into how Hunt handled warnings that preceded a Memorial Day 2011 shooting.


Update: Former Bergen Sheriff Jay Alpert fired from Port Authority after college degree controversy

Alpert continued to cite his degrees from the school years after authorities notified him that it was a scam and cut him a check from a victims compensation fund, the probe found.


Santa Rosa police found at fault in killing

A federal jury in San Francisco on Thursday found that a Santa Rosa police sergeant violated the civil rights of an unarmed man when he shot him to death outside the man's home in 2007.


Former Bell police chief takes the Fifth 20 times

On the witness stand Thursday, Adams invoked his 5th Amendment right to not incriminate himself 20 times, including when asked about his Bell salary, which was among the highest law enforcement paychecks in the nation.


Lawnside police officer sued again

And the federal lawsuit filed Friday against Carmen Colon reveals Lawnside officials were warned of her earlier troubles as a Camden officer before they hired her in 2007.


Officer under investigation hopes to open charter school

Thomas Tolstoy, one of five Philadelphia narcotics field officers at the center of a 2009 corruption scandal and ongoing federal investigation into allegations of planted evidence, illegal searches, and theft, is planning to open a charter high school for aspiring police officers.


Suspended Clifton cop charged in Pa. standoff back in court today

Richard Klementovich faces six counts of attempted homicide in the wild episode during which he fired at police officers, injuring one of them, and damaged several vehicles.


Off-Duty Cop Investigated For Drawing Gun At University Of Maryland

University of Maryland police are investigating the actions of an off-duty Montgomery County police officer who is accused of drawing his gun on two men with whom he was having a parking lot altercation during the University of Maryland-University of Connecticut football game here Saturday afternoon.


Bogota Council fires Officer Tasca

The charges included, among others, failure to perform the duties of her rank, conduct unbecoming an officer and failure to assist other officers.


Report: Jailer fired after stealing bracelet

A Rutherford County jailer was fired in late August after an Internal Affairs investigation revealed she stole a bracelet from the visitation area of the county jail and then lied about it.


Robbinsville Cop busted after series of assaults

A Robbinsville police officer was charged with aggravated assault following an attack on a 45-year-old woman and her 4-year-old son Monday night at Project Freedom, which provides housing for the disabled.


Minn. deputy not disciplined for racing

Members of the Houston County Board are asking why a sheriff's deputy was not formally disciplined for drag racing in his squad car while on duty.


Ex-officers arrested in surplus theft

Two ex-police officers accused of stealing from their departments were arrested Monday, according to the Indiana State Police.


Two fired rookie cops fighting to get jobs back in Davie

Two rookie cops are trying to get their jobs back and a third officer is appealing her reprimand after she accidentally fired a suspect's weapon and none of them reported it.


Judge says sheriff's office willfully withheld documents on deputy

A judge called the King County Sheriff's Office "reckless and willful" in withholding documents pertaining to a lawsuit against the county in the 2009 case of a deputy who tackled a Christopher Harris, leaving him permanently disabled.


New charges against Lakewood police embezzler

New charges have been filed against the man who embezzled from the fund set up for the families of four slain Lakewood police officers.


Rockingham County prosecutor resigns after DWI arrest

A prosecutor with the Rockingham County Attorney’s Office has resigned after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated in his home town of Sandown.


San Francisco: Suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi asks to delay supervisors' vote on his fate until after election

Mayor Ed Lee suspended Mirkarimi without pay in March following his guilty plea to a false imprisonment charge in connection with a Dec. 31 incident in which he grabbed and bruised the arm of his wife, Eliana Lopez, during an argument.


Cops suspended over missing items

Four police officers are being suspended for five days on accusations that they took items confiscated during a raid in June.


Lansing police sergeant to be sentenced next month for impaired driving

An off-duty Lansing police sergeant officials said was driving drunk when he crashed a vehicle into a truck has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and faces up to 93 days in jail when he is sentenced next month.


Ex-star cop now accused of being a drug-dealing swindler

Now, Rice is back in 36th District Court in Detroit, with his easy smile and case files, but these days, he's the target, as Wayne County prosecutors stack up thousands of documents to show he should stand trial as a racketeer, swindler and drug dealer.


Sentencing of Majestic owners closes police kickbacks case

Their sentences conclude a federal case that sullied the reputation of the Police Department, implicating roughly 60 officers and resulting in 15 being sentenced in federal court to prison terms between eight and 42 months. Another officer pleaded guilty to theft in state court.


DC Police Captain Lamar Farren West Of Upper Marlboro, Md. Arrested For Allegedly Choking Wife

The Washington Examiner reports that a D.C. police captain was charged with second degree assault for allegedly choking his wife during a fight.


Former deputy again charged for prisoner mistreatment

In February 2011, while Madsen was a sheriff's deputy, he wrapped his hands around a 17-year-old girl's neck and shoved her against the wall of an interview room at the Gallatin County jail, court documents state.


ACLU sues over D.C. camera rights

A pair of Metropolitan Police Department officers illegally seized a man's camera phone after the man photographed officers trying to intimidate witnesses of an arrest, the D.C. chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.


Keys deputy charged with doctor shopping for drugs

A Monroe County corrections officer who received hundreds of prescription pain pills within a few weeks has been charged with a third-degree felony.


2 Metro East police officers dismissed after village board vote

Two Metro East police officers have been dismissed from duty on accusations of helping themselves to the evidence locker.


2 police officials suspended for alleged cover-up of arrest

TWO VETERAN Philadelphia police officials were disciplined Friday for their roles in an alleged cover-up of a scuffle between a pair of patrol cops and the grandson of a retired police captain.


Officer-Involved Shooting Surveillance Video

Surveillance video that led to assault charges for a Prince George’s County police officer appears to show a gun firing as an officer struck a man in February.


Former officer sentenced to probation for falsifying logs

A former D.C. police officer who pleaded guilty to charges related to falsifying logs of District speed cameras was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation, according to court records.


Rogue cops


Snohomish County judge may face DUI charges

A Snohomish County judge who presides over drunken-driving cases may now be facing DUI charges.


Report: Newton Police Chief kicked employee, called her 'bitch'

Newton Police Chief Matthew Cummings has been placed on paid administrative leave, after an independent investigation revealed he called an employee a "bitch" and kicked her, according to the results of an independent investigation.


Ex-Hatboro officer pleads guilty to stealing evidence

A former detective sergeant in the Hatboro Police Department on Tuesday pleaded guilty to stealing firearms, cash, and narcotics from the police evidence locker, and also to coercing informants into buying drugs for his own use.


After nepotism coverage, Richmond sheriff tried to root out the source of leaks

Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. last year ordered an extensive internal investigation to root out the source of leaks in his department after the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported he employed a dozen family members.


Chalfont police officer faked being shot, authorities allege

Chalfont police officer Jon Cousin went from being a very lucky man who survived a gunshot wound in the chest because of his body armor to being a suspected criminal who allegedly lied to his fellow officers and set off a massive manhunt for a shooting suspect who did not exist.


Lawyer sentenced for stealing from client

A City of Tonawanda attorney who stole $33,937 from an estate he was managing was sentenced Tuesday to a year in jail, according to John C. Doscher, who heads the Erie County District Attorney’s Special Investigations Bureau.


Constable charged with shaking down Amish

State police say a western Pennsylvania constable has stolen nearly $2,500 from Amish families by convincing them to pay cash "fines" for broken school windows that actually cost just $92 to repair.


Ex-teacher, ex-sheriff head to court in Sept.

Former Polk County Sheriff Chris Abril, who was arrested in May and charged with using a stolen credit card to buy gas and other items, will appear in court Sept. 7.


Officer Shoots Self While Trying To Shoot Possibly Rabid Fox

A Prince George's County police officer is in serious condition after accidentally shooting himself in the leg while responding to report of a fox attack.


Former Windsor Locks Cop to Be Sentenced Today

Koistinen was off-duty just before midnight on Oct. 29, 2010, after a night of drinking, according to state police, and hit Dang as the teen was riding his bike.


NYPD: All shooting victims hit by police gunfire

Authorities are confirming that all nine bystanders caught in the crossfire of a shooting outside the Empire State Building were wounded by two veteran patrolmen who had never fired their weapons on duty.


Pittsburgh Public Schools police chief fired

Fadzen, who was paid $90,000 a year, fought efforts to fire him for allegedly abusing his authority, including stopping an ambulance he says was driving erratically last summer.


Allegheny County police charge former Avalon officer with assault, official oppression

Allegheny County police have charged a former Avalon officer with assault, saying he threw a handcuffed man into a holding cell at the police station, causing him serious injuries.


Convicted NJ police chief's ex wants pension

Former Hackensack Police Chief Ken Zisa will be sentenced for official misconduct and insurance fraud on Thursday.


Chicagoland Chicago to pay of $450,000 to 2 drivers over false DUI charges

Former Chicago police Officer Richard Fiorito was once honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his aggressive DUI arrests, but he was pulled off street duty three years ago amid allegations that he had falsified dozens of the charges.


2 north NJ cops face official misconduct charges

Two Bergen County Police officers who allegedly removed shell casings from the scene of a pursuit where one of them fired at a fleeing suspect have been indicted on official misconduct charges.


Laurel Police officer removed from active duty before NAACP protest

The protest was organized as a response to an incident Aug. 5 where a Laurel police officer was caught on a cell phone camera apparently striking a black man in handcuffs repeatedly outside of Laurel Station Bar & Grill.


Reports : Officer fired Taser in 10 of 16 total MPD uses

A McAlester Police officer filmed tazing a handcuffed woman at point-blank range has deployed his Tazer several more times compared to his fellow officers, according to reports released by the MPD.


Ex-deputy convicted of sex abuse to be resentenced

A federal appeals court has thrown out a 15-year sentence for a former Hamblen County deputy convicted of depriving two women of their constitutional rights by sexually abusing them during routine traffic stops.


Jail fiasco leaves many real victims

The $7.2 million project, including about $900,000 in cost overruns, was completed several years ago, but the buildings have never been used for their original purpose.


COURTS: Judge denies immunity for Va. animal control officer

A federal judge refused Wednesday to toss out a malicious prosecution verdict against a Powhatan County deputy sheriff and animal control officer who arrested a woman for allegedly refusing to disclose the location of a dog that had bitten her.


UPDATE: Deputy Won't Face Charge in K-9 Partner's Death

The Celina City Law Director has decided not to file charges against a Mercer County Sheriff's deputy whose dog died Aug. 1 after being left in his cruiser on a hot day.


Union City cop's arrest in New York triggers one-day suspension, review

A Union City police officer was charged last month in New York with assault and disorderly conduct, leading to her being suspended with pay for a day, according to a source.


Convicted Lincoln police officer steps down

The Lincoln police officer who was convicted of kicking a handcuffed woman has resigned.


Brevard deputy charged with grand theft

A Brevard County sheriff's deputy has been taken into custody and charged with grand theft, dealing in stolen property and use of the Internet


Excessive force trial against Orlando police officer continues

The trial of an Orlando police officer accused of using excessive force and breaking the neck of 84-year-old man started its third day with a second defense expert taking the stand.


Clermont cop facing discipline for speeding on I-4

A city police officer faces discipline after a witness videotaped him driving more than 80 mph on Interstate 4 on Tuesday.


Deputy Maricopa County attorney faces ethics claims

A state Bar ethics complaint has been filed against Deputy Maricopa County Attorney Peter Spaw containing charges of ethical misconduct stemming from his role in prosecuting a 2010 federal racketeering suit.


St. Cloud cop faulted for wounding fellow officer in SWAT raid

The shot was fired by Officer Elbert "John" Nettles III, who fired upon seeing the barrel of an AR-15 assault rifle coming through the doorway moments after the SWAT team stormed the house looking for armed drug dealers, records show.


Reno deputy police chief placed on administrative leave

Stegmaier left the force on July 20 after he was accused of pointing his weapon at fellow officers and a panel of his peers recommended he be fired.


Former deputy gets split sentence

Kern, 39, earlier pleaded guilty to charges she aided and abetted a convicted felon, her husband, William A. Kern, in the possession of firearms including a Ruger Mini 14 .223 caliber rifle, a Ruger Model 10/22 .22 caliber rifle and a Benelli Super Black Eagle 12 gauge shotgun, in violation of federal law.


Demoted policeman sues over Sheen escort in DC

Hilton Burton claims he was punished for telling the D.C. Council that police escorts for celebrities were a common practice, putting him at odds with Police Chief Cathy Lanier.


Ex-Lewiston officer avoids jail in assault case

A former Lewiston police officer accused of assaulting his girlfriend has pleaded no contest to two domestic violence misdemeanors, but has avoided jail time.


Prosecutor fired for filming women's legs

The investigation also led to the discovery of a cache of recording equipment and four boxes of often-pornographic photographs in his office ...


Ex-Norwich patrolman opts for trial on sex charge

Forty-five-year-old Kenneth Nieves has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl while on duty.


Laurel Police officer investigated for slapping handcuffed suspect

That evening, Channel 4 news in Washington included in a report on the incident a video, taken by phone by a witness, in which one officer appears to strike a man in handcuffs more than once.


Police use Taser on deaf crime victim

KIRO TV's investigative unit has discovered Tacoma police used force to arrest and handcuff an innocent deaf woman after she called 911 for their help.