Law Archive Page 14


Mount Vernon cop pleads not guilty to 37 counts in overtime flap

A Mount Vernon police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 37 felony and misdemeanor counts following his arrest earlier this year for claiming overtime that he never worked.

Joseph Russo, a 15-year veteran, was indicted on the charges last week, accusing him of falsely submitting around 2 hours of overtime on each of 7 different occasions from Aug. 8 to Sept. 27 of last year, garnering Russo around $500 that he was not entitled.


Ex-Omaha police officer pleads guilty to selling law enforcement information

A former Omaha police detective admitted in federal court Tuesday to selling information from a law enforcement database to help car dealerships find vehicles for repossession.

Kevin L. Cave, 36, was paid about $16,000 over more than two years for supplying addressees and other information to car dealerships, according to a federal indictment.


Las Cruces police officer accused of having sex with minor

Las Cruces Police say they arrested 37-year-old Michael Garcia on Friday.

He is accused of having sex with a girl who was 17 at the time.


Michael Moore: Former deputy accused of killing his parents scheduled to begin trial

Michael Moore is charged with shooting his parents, Warren and Madge Moore, in June 2009 inside their home.

Moore is a former Warren County Sheriff's Deputy who made headlines in 2004 when a grand jury indicted him for taking marijuana from the evidence room and for making meth in his garage.


Richmond Police officer arrested, registering porn sites in Chief's name

A Richmond Police Officer has been arrested for using the Police Chief's name and registering internet domain names that redirected users to pornographic websites.

41-year-old Steven Gravier was arrested and charged with knowingly using misleading domain names on the Internet.


Waupun police officer accused of thefts resigns

Waupun Police Lt. Brad Young, who has been charged with attempted burglary of three businesses in Green Lake County, has turned in his resignation.

In Barron County two charges against Young have been filed; vehicle operator flee/elude officer and take and drive vehicle without consent.


Shelby Co. Asst. District Attorney faces DUI charges

Assistant Shelby County District Attorney Mathew Scheilky is expected to face a judge after being arrested Saturday night by the Arkansas State Police on Interstate 40 in West Memphis.


Judge rejects whistleblower claims of DC officers

A judge has rejected a whistleblower lawsuit brought by three D.C. police officers over drunken driving enforcement.

The officers alleged that they were retaliated against for raising concerns about inaccurately calibrated breath-testing equipment used to evaluate suspected drunken drivers. The police department stopped using the machines in 2010 after discovering problems that could make a driver's breath-alcohol content appear higher than it was.


Discipline Hearing Against Judge to Proceed

District Judge Kathleen Delaney denied Tuesday an effort by Judge Steven Jones to stop a disciplinary hearing against him, the I-Team has learned.

Jones heard cases involving a prosecutor with whom he was maintaining a relationship in 2011.


Charges dismissed

Civil Service cases were dismissed Monday morning against two McDowell County deputies who were suspended after they did not answer a domestic violence call, in a case that led to a murder days later.

Deputies Michael Pertee and Timothy Vineyard were suspended with pay after they did not respond to dispatches resulting from a May 14 call to McDowell County 911.


Federal trial begins for ex-Danville cop tied to so-called 'dirty DUI' setups

A federal prosecutor told jurors Monday that former Danville police Officer Stephen Tanabe set up men for drunken driving arrests on three occasions in exchange of 3.5 grams of cocaine and an expensive Glock pistol.


Deputy In Kansas Arrested For DUI

A former McPherson County sheriff's deputy could be charged this week after he was arrested for DUI last Friday.

The 20-year veteran of the department was arrested for driving under the influence of prescription drugs. He has since bonded out, and been terminated by the sheriff's office.


Howard police officer charged in crash that left children critically injured

A Howard County police officer involved faces multiple assault and traffic violations in connection with an accident in Anne Arundel County that left two children critically injured.

Symchay Kon Bendu, 28, a four-year member of the department, was charged with four counts of second-degree assault, two counts of negligent driving and one count of reckless driving in connection with the June 8 accident.


Greeneville officer facing child porn charges

Federal authorities have charged a Greeneville police officer with possessing and receiving child pornography.

The Johnson City Press reports Herbert Eugene Miller is accused of downloading more than 80 images of children to a laptop computer in a police patrol car.


Ex-PG deputy accepts deal, admits to sex with inmate

Deputy Sheriff Lamar McIntyre pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony count of sexual conduct between a correctional employee and an inmate and one count of misconduct in office.


Review board thinks officer should be reinstated

An independent review board thinks a fired Fort Myers police officer should get his job back. Officer Trevor Lehman lost his job back in July after dash cam video showed the officer punching a suspect after a traffic stop.

Police Chief Doug Baker says Lehman used excessive force.


No charges to be filed against Minneapolis cops in Green Bay case

Two Minneapolis police officers accused of using racial slurs to describe a group of black men after a scuffle in Wisconsin will not be charged.

The mayor and police chief of Minneapolis have expressed outrage over the officers' behavior. The officers have been placed on paid administrative leave. An internal affairs investigation continues in Minneapolis.


City fires police chief after investigation

Mayor Dean Eastman confirmed to the Mason City Globe Gazette that Chief Kim Orth has been discharged by the council. She'd been chief since January 2012.

Orth was placed on paid administrative leave on June 12. Eastman won't discuss the reasons for the firing and the city investigation that led to it.


Why the FBI raided the Philadelphia Sheriff's office

The raid was part of an ongoing investigation begun two years ago when a forensic audit found irregularities during the tenure of former Sheriff John Green, who resigned in 2011.

A May report from AxisPhilly indicated that some of the same problems that brought scrutiny upon Green — financial mismanagement and potential fraud — are still ongoing during the tenure of the new sheriff, former State Rep. Jewell Williams.


Man Says It's "Pretty Messed Up" That Drinking-and-Driving Miami-Dade Police Officer Crashed Into His Father's Car

Miami-Dade Police acted quickly after the crash, arresting Officer Larry Laverde, 30. The seven-year veteran of the police department is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid, and driving under the influence.

One witness said the light-colored Dodge Charger was "hauling butt" down the road. Police describe the vehicle involved as a "marked police vehicle."

Laverde has been suspended with pay ...


Cook County Jail officer charged with shooting driver after dispute

A Cook County Jail correctional officer was charged with fatally shooting a motorist Thursday near the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.

Singleton was charged with murder, said the Cook County sheriff's office, which added it's terminating his employment.


US Marshals officials on leave amid investigation

Three officials with the U.S. Marshals Service in the District of Columbia have been placed on administrative leave while the agency investigates what it calls "serious misconduct allegations."

The officials include a chief deputy U.S. Marshal and two assistant chief deputies. The Marshals Service says all three are with the D.C. Superior Court.


PD: Officer out after online sex game activity

An internal investigation was ordered to look into officer Penny Dane's work computer activity after officials said she was using it to play a virtual reality game.

Investigators found 177 pornographic photos on her desktop computer at work and 97 similar images on her laptop computer inside her patrol car.

Dane was already suspended sometime in 2012 for similar activity.


Former Michigan State Police lieutenants sentenced in property embezzlement case

Two former Michigan State Police lieutenants were sentenced this week in 38th Circuit Court for their roles in an extensive property embezzlement scheme, Attorney General Bill Schuette and Michigan State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue announced Thursday.


Federal Way officer resigns amid sex scandal

The incident is not the first time Officer Ashley Crispin was accused of misconduct.

Crispin was disciplined for conduct on three different occasions in 2007, 2009 and 2010. Two were traffic collisions and one was for trying to foster a intimate relationship with an adult police Explorer, a Federal Way police news release said.

Crispin was also investigated for excessive force during a traffic stop in June that became national news.


Fruitland Park policeman accused of leaking sensitive information

A Lake County police officer is on the other side of the law Wednesday, accused of leaking sensitive information.

He's off the job and under criminal investigation, accused of disclosing sensitive information, which could land him behind bars.


Death sentence upheld for ex-cop who killed 6

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of a former Millbrae policeman convicted of committing six brutal murders related to drugs and prostitution in 1983 while he ran an electrical contracting business in a Burlingame warehouse.

He also viciously raped three women who survived, the court said. And in an earlier incident, Sully's ex-wife testified that when they separated in 1975, he twisted the heads off her daughter's pet ducklings, left the carcasses in the yard, and told her he could do the same thing to the child.


Wis. police officer at large near Rice Lake after alleged theft

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Lt. Brad Young is wanted for stealing a pickup truck and committing a burglary Monday. Tuesday morning, it is believed he stole another car -- a white, four-door Nissan Maxima with Wisconsin license plate 480 HGK.

Young eluded officers until he crashed the pickup 15 miles later and fled on foot into a wooded area near 23rd Ave. and 13th St. west of Rice Lake. Police told WEAU-TV he has not used his weapon since 10 p.m. Monday.


State Police Probe Death Of Elderly Man Shot By Cops

Illinois State Police have launched an investigation into why police in Park Forest shot a 95-year-old man with a bean bag round, leading to the man's death.

He claimed officers stormed into the room with riot gear, shooting Wrana with a stun gun. They then shot him in the abdomen with a bean bag round from a shotgun.


Indianapolis Metro Police officer arrested for drunk driving

An Indianapolis Metro Police officer spent the night in jail after reportedly being arrested for drunk driving.

A Morgan County Sheriff's deputy at the jail confirmed Kevin Brown came into the jail around 3:00 am Tuesday with a blood alcohol content level of .10 after being stopped by a Mooresville Police officer over night.


Glendale police official reinstated in smoke-shop threat case

The Glendale assistant police chief who was demoted for allegedly threatening to burn down a West Valley smoke shop has gotten his job back.

Chief Debora Black demoted Dominguez in April following accusations that he threatened to kill an employee of Peoria business called Spanky's Smoke Shop and burn the store down during two separate encounters.


Murder trial for ex-Phoenix officer begins

Jury selection began Monday for a former Phoenix police officer charged with murder and animal cruelty in the fatal shootings of an unarmed man and his dog during a domestic dispute call.

Investigators say that when Rodriguez questioned the officers' right to be inside the trailer, Chrisman drew his pistol, put its muzzle on Rodriguez's temple and said he didn't need a warrant to be there. Chrisman's partner told investigators that there was no threat being made against either officer.


Burlington deputy chief's DUI test results stay confidential, for now

The Vermont State Police say a state prosecutor has told them to withhold the results of alcohol breath tests involving an off-duty Burlington deputy police chief due in court next week on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

McArthur told the Free Press one day after state police initially balked at releasing the test results that Higbee had a 0.077 percent blood alcohol content on the first test, administered about an hour after the motor vehicle stop. Trooper Luke Hall administered an optional second test a few minutes later that showed 0.083 percent, McArthur said.


Former Lawman Faces Sentencing In Wife's Death

A former Kansas police instructor and sheriff's deputy is due to be sentenced for the April 2011 shooting death of his wife.

Vashti Seacat died 16 days after she filed for divorce. Authorities accused Brett Seacat of killing her and setting fire to their house.


Jury finds former sheriff's deputy guilty

Former Harrison County sheriff's deputy and ordained minister Huey "Eddie" Nichols Jr. was found guilty on Monday for two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact.

The victims in his case are his stepdaughters, who were ages 11 and 14 at the time they informed officials that Nichols had inappropriately touched their breasts, applying Udder Butter and giving them home breast exams.


Reno police sergeant demoted after gun sale

A Reno police sergeant who sold a gun to a mentally ill 19-year-old man has been demoted to officer.

A judge earlier had adjudicated the young man as mentally incompetent to care for himself, making it illegal for him to have a weapon.


Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy resigns after Taser incident

A Putnam County Sheriff's deputy has resigned. He allegedly Tased some teenagers at a church camp in July.

The deputy was not on duty, according to Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese, but he was a camp counselor and pastor at the camp.


Officer Charged With First Degree Murder in Anne Arundel Road Rage Case

A New Jersey police officer is now facing first degree murder charges in connection with a deadly road rage incident in Anne Arundel County.

Joseph Walker, 40, is accused of shooting Joseph Harvey Jr. on the shoulder of a ramp connecting the northbound side of Route 3 with Interstate 97 back in June.


Macon police officers fight while on burglary call, one resigns

While on the call, Officer Uebel was approached by Officer Andrew Gilbert who alleged he almost ran him off the road while en route to the call. Officer Gilbert struck Officer Uebel and a physical altercation ensued between the two.


Madison lawyer faces loss of license

A local lawyer could lose his license if a state review board finds that he missed deadlines and misled clients.

Madison-based attorney Paul Walwyn already spent two days in jail for contempt of court after he missed court deadlines. He also is under attack for several instances in which former clients say he promised services that never happened.


Jury begins deliberations in former Butte deputy's trial; defendant testifies that he's gay

The case of a former Butte County sheriff's deputy charged with arranging to meet a minor for a lewd act is in the hands of the jury.

In addition to being charged with a felony count of arranging to meet a minor, Klapperich is charged with a felony count of possessing media depicting sexual conduct of a minor.


Suspended city police officer resigns

A Cleveland police officer who was suspended last week has resigned from his job and now the Internal Affairs investigation has led to a request for further inquiry by the 10th Judicial District Attorney General's Office.

In July 2006, Ross was charged with two counts of official misconduct. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was in charge of the case where Wooten allegedly engaged in sexual relations with two "suspects," according to then-TBI information officer Jennifer Johnson.


Sheriff's deputy from Palmdale station arrested on suspicion of rape, soliciting a bribe while on duty

Jose Rigaberto Sanchez, 28, a seven-year veteran of the force, was taken into custody about 5:30 p.m. on 11 felony counts including sexual penetration under the color of authority, rape under fear or duress, and soliciting a bribe from alleged victims, sheriff's officials said.

Sanchez was relieved of duty with pay after the 2010 event, and today, when he was arrested, he was relieved of duty without pay.


Osceola motels sue sheriff in dispute over customers who don't pay

A group of struggling motels near Walt Disney World, some of which allowed long-term guests to take up residence during the recession, now have an added woe: Osceola County's sheriff is refusing to remove nonpaying customers from their properties.

Affidavits filed by nearly a dozen hoteliers accuse the Sheriff's Office of refusing to act even when, in one case, a guest assaulted a housekeeper; the lawsuit also alleges that deputies have advised motel guests to change their room locks to establish residency.


Detroit Police chief to discuss arrests of two sergeants today

Detroit's police chief is scheduled to discuss today the arrest of sergeants from police departments in Detroit and St. Clair Shores in connection with an armed robbery.

A source familiar with the investigation said at least two men claimed they were assaulted and robbed by police officers on July 21 at a Citgo gas station on French near I-94.


Former judge Cook, facing heroin charge, agrees to suspension of law license

Former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Mike Cook, who is facing federal charges of possessing heroin, has agreed to a suspension of his law license.

Cook was appointed as an associate judge in St. Clair County in 2007. He was elected as a circuit judge in 2010.


Va. officer, another man accused in gun buys

A police officer in Rocky Mount and another man have been indicted on federal charges accusing them of acquiring guns through straw buyers to resell them at a profit.


SPD officer accused of cyberstalking boards plane for Florida rehab

Detective David Blackmer, a 17-year veteran, is being investigated for felony identity theft in Snohomish County. He has not yet been charged and has been on paid administrative leave from his job handling domestic violence cases in Seattle.

Blackmer’s wife was told about the affair, after which Blackmer told the woman “he would get back at her,” according to court documents.


City OKs $10 million payment over coerced guilty plea

Caine's case was the latest in a series of lawsuit settlements involving disgraced former police Cmdr. Jon Burge and detectives under his command that have brought the tab to nearly $70 million when legal fees are counted.

The lawyers also mentioned Ray Guevara, a now-retired West Side homicide detective who over the years has been accused of beating suspects into confessions, falsely translating statements of Spanish-speaking suspects and threatening witnesses with criminal charges if they did not say what he wanted them to say.


Ex-Chicago cop who looted his union gets sentence cut by a third

A Cook County judge Wednesday reduced the sentence of a former Chicago Police sergeant from 12 to eight years in prison for stealing $1.1 million from his union.

Prosecutors said Pallohusky duped the 1,200 sergeants who entrusted him with their money and used their hard-earned dues to pay for steak dinners, gambling sprees and a down payment on a Northwest Side home.


Report: Lakeland assistant police chief to conduct sex scandal investigation

The investigation comes after allegations of sexual misconduct by numerous officers.

Last month, a civilian employee came forward saying she had sex, both consensual and forced, with as many as 10 officers while they were on duty.

The Department's Office of Professional Standards will not handle the case, because the lieutenant in charge of that office is now being investigated for possible ethics violations.


Sheriff's detective lied under oath and on reports, D.A. says

Video footage from a reality television program shows that a Los Angeles County sheriff's detective lied in court testimony and in arrest reports involving two car theft cases, the district attorney's office said.

Prosecutors concluded that Det. Anthony Shapiro "willfully, knowingly and intentionally" made false statements when he claimed to have fully read suspects their Miranda rights, according to a memo obtained by The Times. Footage shot by television cameras for the TruTV program "Bait Car" shows that Shapiro never fully read the suspects their constitutional rights, including the right to remain silent and have an attorney present during questioning, prosecutors said.

Despite the findings, the district attorney's office declined to file criminal charges against Shapiro.


Brevard jail deputy faces reprimand for bringing Skittles, iced tea to work

A Brevard County jail deputy will be reprimanded for bringing Skittles and an Arizona Iced Tea to work Saturday, items associated with the then-ongoing George Zimmerman trial and items that some fellow employees found offensive, sheriff's officials said.


UPD blames officers for not citing deputy chief's son for DUI

The University of Florida Police Department says officers did not follow protocol in an incident late last month in which the son of the deputy chief was stopped for suspicion of drunken driving but was allowed to go home with his dad without so much as a traffic citation, despite registering a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit.


PG officer charged with tampering with drug probe

A Prince George's County police officer and more than a dozen other people have been indicted in the District of Columbia as part of a broad drug-dealing investigation.

Prosecutors say Vanessa Edwards-Hamm tampered with an investigation by tipping off a person to a wiretap.


Spencer police chief fires officer, demotes sergeant

A long-time employee of the Spencer Police Department was fired May 1 and another was demoted on the same day after an internal investigation by Chief Michael James.


7 GA juvenile corrections officers removed in investigation

Department of Juvenile Justice officials say seven juvenile corrections officers have either resigned or were fired in the wake of a safety and security investigation.

News of the resignations and removals comes after the department recently announced that 19 officers in its investigations unit and their supervisor had been suspended because of unresolved probes into allegations of sexual abuse.


Barrington cop found guilty in harassment trial

Less than 90 minutes after getting the case, the jury reached a verdict in the trial of a Barrington police officer accused of threatening his ex-wife and children.

Andreozzi was charged with threatening his ex-wife and children, and then - while his phone was in police custody - remotely deleting harassing text messages.


SPD fires high-ranking officer with troubled history

The Seattle Police Department has terminated Lt. Donnie Lowe following an internal investigation into allegations of domestic violence and dishonesty, according to a member of the department’s command staff.


Ex-trooper sentenced in stomping

Ex-Mississippi State Trooper Christopher G. Hughes has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison.

The 42-year-old Hughes, of Tupelo, pleaded guilty Feb. 25 pleaded guilty to stomping a woman in the Lee County Jail more than five years ago.


Police sergeant faces new probe

Sgt. Scott Duquette, demoted last year after admitting he used racial and ethnic slurs to subordinates before being promoted again, is the subject of a new internal investigation.

Other allegations by Vega include: Duquette promoted illegal, unsanctioned and unlicensed amateur Mixed Martial Arts fights while on duty using the town’s email system and served beer at these events without a liquor license at The Armory Training Center in Jupiter.


Schaumburg P.D. dismantles special investigations bureau in wake of officers arrests

The arrests of three undercover tactical officers for allegedly stealing from drug dealers have prompted Schaumburg police to dismantle the special investigations bureau in which they worked.

The review followed the arrests in DuPage County of tactical officers Terrance O'Brien, Matthew Hudak and John Cichy on charges they stole cash and drugs from dealers they targeted as a result of their undercover investigations.


Accused of killing wife, ex-cop takes stand in NM

Levi Chavez, 32, admitted to having a string of mistresses, searching a website on how to kill someone with martial arts moves and ignoring his wife’s calls for help.

Chavez is accused of shooting his wife with his department-issued gun in October 2007 at their Los Lunas home and then trying to make her death look like a suicide.


Harford sheriff's deputy accused of firing gun now charged with assault

A Harford County sheriff's deputy, previously charged with reckless endangerment from an altercation in which he discharged his service weapon during an April traffic stop, was indicted last week on two assault charges.


Judge tosses campaign-violations lawsuit against Phoenix Councilman DiCiccio

A Maricopa County judge on Monday tossed out a lawsuit filed by three Phoenix residents accusing Councilman Sal DiCiccio of campaign-finance violations related to his creation of a non-profit corporation.

Complaints against DiCiccio are still being investigated by the city.


Judge orders ex-officer jailed until his trial

A former Maricopa County sheriff's deputy charged with aiding drug and immigrant smugglers while he worked for the agency has been ordered jailed until trial after authorities say he was pulled more than three months ago while driving a suspected immigrant smuggling vehicle.

Navarrette and former Maricopa County sheriff's detention officers Marcella M. Hernandez and Sylvia Rios Najera were arrested in May 2011 on charges that they aided a ring of smugglers, including an alleged member of the Sinaloa drug cartel.


Officer charged with fabricating crash report

A Fairfax County police officer has been charged with making up a report about his cruiser having been struck by a hit & run driver.

Police say Officer Carl Biggs' cruiser was the only car involved in the May crash in Annandale. His car hit a utility pole on Gallows Road.


Manchester police officer charged in domestic case

A veteran Manchester police officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with assault on Tuesday, stemming from a domestic-related incident at his Hooksett home in April, Hooksett police said.

Soucy's pedigree goes deep into the department. His younger brother is a lieutenant, and his uncle, Peter Favreau, was a former Manchester police chief.


Officer challenges stalking law

A stalking case involving two police officers has put taxpayers in an improbable position: paying for a legal challenge that could invalidate the state's stalking statute.

The case has generated headlines and court filings for years and has recently resurfaced in a Peoria County courtroom with Officer Donna Nicholson seeking an extension of her no stalking order against Officer Jeff Wilson.


As LPD investigation begins, captain steps down

It's a department that has been rocked with scandal - from officers having sex on duty to questionable searches.

This goes hand-in-hand with an internal affairs investigation after revelations of a sex scandal. One of the department's captains that is part of that investigation has decided to retire.


Howard officer indicted on second-degree assault charge

A Howard County police officer has been indicted by a grand jury on a second-degree assault charge, according to police.

The indicted officer, PFC Lawrence Cameron Cook, is a seven-year veteran of the force. He has had his police powers suspended and has been removed from duty, though he is still being paid, according to information released Friday by police.


Ex-agent apologizes at Bulger trial for killing

A former FBI agent who admitted taking payoffs from James ''Whitey'' Bulger appeared to choke back tears as he offered a dramatic apology to the family of one of the reputed gangster's alleged murder victims.

At the time, both Morris and Connolly - his subordinate - had corrupt relationships with Bulger, who he said was a longtime FBI informant at the same time he was committing a litany of crimes.


Reno to 'happily' defend police sued for in-custody death

A lawyer for the city of Reno said Monday that they will "happily" defend a federal lawsuit filed Friday by the mother of a mentally ill man who died after being restrained by three officers and shot 26 times with a stun gun.


Internal investigation continues for Flagler deputy in accident that killed man

The Flagler County sheriff's deputy who crashed a cruiser and killed a motorist last winter retained his driver's license and was fined $1,000 during a traffic court hearing last week, but his future with the agency will be decided by the sheriff once an internal affairs investigation is closed, a department spokesman said.

Crego, who was driving west and traveling at a speed exceeding 120 mph at times, had his emergency lights activated and was responding to a call in the area, according to the Sheriff's Office.


Jamell Stallings, Former DC Police Officer, Sentenced For Stealing Brother's Identity

Monday, former Metropolitan Police Department police officer Jamell Stallings was sentenced to more than a year in jail for stealing her brother's identity, says Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks.

The 46-year-old Jamell Stallings was sentenced to 18 months for counterfeiting, identity fraud and theft.


State cop charged with threatening 'ex' via Fairfield call

A State Police officer, awaiting sentencing for assaulting his former girlfriend, has been arrested again after police said he called her from a Fairfield diner and threatened her.

Urszenyi, who is on paid administrative duty, was released after posting a $75,000 bond and agreeing to wear a GPS monitoring device.


Lakeland police chief to discuss sex scandal with commissioners

The meeting will focus on how to move forward after a civilian employee claimed over the past 10 years she has engaged in sex acts and sexually suggestive behavior with as many as 10 officers while they were on duty.

Three officers, Sgt. Bryan McNabb, Sgt. Rusty Longaberger and Sgt. David Woolverton, are accused of providing false testimony.


Corrections officer pleads not guilty to racketeering charges

Vivian Matthews, one of 13 corrections officers accused of working with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to smuggle drugs and contraband into the Baltimore jail, pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and drug charges Friday.


Joseph Spicuzzo, former Middlesex County sheriff, pleads guilty to bribery charge

Joseph Spicuzzo was the sheriff of Middlesex County for more nearly 30 years.

Long a powerful political force and chairman of the Middlesex County Democratic Party, the 67-year-old Spicuzzo pleaded guilty to participating in a jobs-for-cash bribery scheme in which job applicants were shaken down for thousands of dollars.


Pre-trial hearing scheduled for Orange County deputy accused of DUI

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for the sheriff's deputy accused of drunken driving and crashing into another vehicle.

FHP said Meyer was driving an unmarked patrol vehicle May 5 on County Road 535 when he hit the back of another car.


Sentencing for former Troy Police Sgt. Patrick Rosney postponed

The sentencing of a former Troy police sergeant who pleaded guilty to felony disseminating sexual material to a minor was postponed Wednesday.

Police said Rosney sent nude photos of himself and attempted to set up a meeting with a detective posing as a teenage girl.


10 deputy constables accused of padding time

Ten Houston-area law enforcement officers have been accused of billing two agencies for the same hours worked.

The indictment accused the deputies of claiming hours worked as their deputy constables while also claiming the same hours worked as security for the Houston Housing Authority.


Hood: 2 former officers arrested in joint probe

Two former Columbia police officers have been arrested on drug charges.

Bullock faces two counts of conspiracy to transfer controlled substances, while Cocroft faces one count of the same charge.


Fired as Chicago cops - and collecting city pensions

Ortega, who declined to comment, is among 32 officers who were fired from the Chicago Police Department since 2004 or quit while facing firing and began collecting city police pensions, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation found. Altogether, their pensions cost more than $1.2 million a year.


Former Macomb County deputy pleads guilty in falsifying breath test results

A former Macomb County Sheriff deputy has pleaded guilty to one count of interfering with a crime report for his part in falsifying preliminary breath test results, authorities said Thursday.


Former Maine deputy gets four years for molesting girls

A former Somerset County sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty Wednesday to molesting four young girls at his wife's former day care center.

Horace Barstow, 67, will serve 10 years in prison with all but four years suspended and 10 years probation.


Former drug-court head gets federal trial date

The former Adams County probation officer and head of the county's drug court is scheduled for an August trial.

John Grotts, 59, of Ursa faces up to 20 years in federal prison is convicted in the August 26 arrested related to a methamphetamine investigation.


Officer says he's not guilty of bogus arrest

A New Jersey police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of making a bogus drunken driving arrest of a politician last year.

The officer charged Assemblyman Paul Moriarty in July 2012 with drunken driving and other crimes.


Police officer charged with DUI

A Memphis police officer is charged with driving under the influence after refusing to submit a BAC test, according to police.

Kebena Cash, 38, had slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol. Police also found a Bud Light bottle in his vehicle.


Appeals court overturns officer's sentence in Majestic case

A federal appeals court overturned the sentence of a Baltimore police officer convicted of taking kickbacks from a tow truck company, ruling that a lower court was wrong in how it assigned a dollar value to the scheme.

Manrich pleaded guilty to counts of conspiracy and extortion under color of official right after five days of trial last year. In total, 15 officers were federally convicted in the scheme, which involved sending vehicles involved in accidents to Majestic Auto Repair in Rosedale in exchange for payoffs.


Prosecutor: Former 'Hero Cop' mired in drugs and sexual violence

DeCoatsworth, 27, learned that a grand jury had indicted him on charges of rape, sexual assault, intent to possess or distribute drugs, human trafficking, promoting prostitution, witness intimidation and related offenses in a May 16 incident involving two women.


Two Bartlett police officers investigated for suspected abuse

Two Bartlett police officers are off the job and under investigation for suspected abuse.

Police arrested officer Quentin Crowley after a verbal altercation that turned physical.

Officer Charles Watkins is accused of violating the Bartlett Police Department's sick policy and absenteeism.


Sources: Atty. Charged in Home Invasion Commits Suicide

Paul Mannina, the U.S. Department of Labor attorney charged in a home invasion, was found dead in a D.C. jail cell of an apparent suicide Tuesday, multiple sources told NBC4's Mark Segraves.

He was charged with third-degree sexual abuse and first-degree burglary. If convicted, Mannina could have served up to 30 years on the burglary charge and up to 10 years on the sex abuse charge.


Charges Dropped Against Officer Charged With DUI

Carroll County prosecutors have dropped DUI charges against a Baltimore County police captain.

Barnes said McElwee lawfully refused to take sobriety tests.


Former Vt. trooper decertified as officer

A former Vermont State Police sergeant in prison after pleading guilty to padding his timesheets can never serve as a police officer again in the state.

Deeghan is serving up to two years in prison and must pay over $200,000 in restitution.


DC police officer faces charge involving gun in Md.

A D.C. police lieutenant has been charged with leaving a loaded gun where his son found it and took it to school.

Prince George's County court documents show Mark Antonio Hodge of Glenn Dale has been charged with leaving a loaded firearm in a place where he would have known that a minor would gain access to the firearm.


Random drug tests coming to entire Arlington Police Department following steroid investigation

Kantzos, a 17-year veteran, was arrested Tuesday, accused of accessing law-enforcement-only databases to tip off a dealer from whom he had been buying steroids for himself and other officers for years, according to a federal complaint released Wednesday.


Former Hero Officer Could Have $60M Bail Reduced

The contents of former hero Philadelphia police officer and accused rapist Richard DeCoatsworth's cell phone could be the key to reducing his multimillion dollar bail.

DeCoatsworth is being held in a city prison on $60 million bail for a May 18 incident where he allegedly forced two women to take drugs and perform oral sex on him at gunpoint.


N.J. officer facing murder charge released from Anne Arundel jail

The New Jersey law enforcement officer charged with killing a Lansdowne man in a road-rage incident in Anne Arundel County was released from jail Wednesday after a $1 million bond was posted.

Joseph Lamont Walker, a detective in the Hudson County, N.J., prosecutor's office, is facing a second-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting Saturday evening of Joseph Dale Harvey Jr., a truck driver who friends said recently bought a home in Lansdowne.


Flagler deputy reassigned during FDLE investigation

A Flagler County sheriff's deputy was ordered to turn in his gun and reassigned to a desk job while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates allegations he abused a woman and child.

The injunction claims Fiveash "committed or threatened to commit," among other things, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, sexual assault and battery, aggravated stalking, kidnapping and false imprisonment. It also accuses Fiveash of attempting to hurt a woman or family members, including children, as well as intentionally injuring or killing a family pet.


Chesterfield Police Officer arrested for embezzlement

Chesterfield Police arrested one of their own officers for taking and selling a piece of jewelry taken from a citizen while on-duty.

Officer First Class Joshua J. Hill, 34, now faces charges of felony embezzlement.


P.G. parking officer charged with issuing $2,600 worth of false tickets

A Prince George's County parking enforcement officer issued $2,600 worth of false parking tickets this year in an attempt to meet unofficial agency quotas, according to officials investigating the citations.

Antoine Budd was indicted Tuesday on 14 criminal counts, including charges of perjury, forgery and counterfeiting, issuing of false documents, and misconduct in office, according to the Prince George's County state's attorney's office.


NJ officials defend officer charged in fatal shooting

Authorities on Monday charged Joseph Walker, 40, of Eastampton, N.J., with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Walker is a detective with the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office. Investigators said the incident, which started on Route 3 near Route 175 around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, may have been a case of apparent road rage.


Ex-Norfolk cop must pay $500K in rape lawsuit

A jury has ordered a former police officer to pay $500,000 in damages to a woman who claimed he raped her while answering her 911 call for help.


Attorneys: Ariz. officer probe may hurt DUI cases

Dozens of drunken-driving cases in Phoenix could be altered or dismissed over a criminal probe of a Phoenix police officer over fraud allegations, defense attorneys said.

Authorities have spent the past nine months investigating allegations that Schuiteboer burned his pickup in the desert and collected more than $14,000 in an insurance settlement, according to court documents.


Fla. officer charged with kidnapping, battery

State law enforcement officials have arrested an Opa-locka police sergeant on charges of kidnapping, battery and tampering with a victim.

Florida Department of Law officials say 49-year-old German Bosque punched a victim in 2011 while responding to a domestic incident. FDLE also allege Bosque later illegally handcuffed and detained him at the police station when the victim tried to file a complaint.


Former Country Club Hills police chief to plead guilty

Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans plans to plead guilty to misappropriating almost half of a $1.25 million state grant and to new tax fraud charges, according to her attorney and federal prosecutors.


Deputy prisons director resigns

The deputy director for the Illinois Department of Corrections southern district resigned Friday amid allegations of sexual harassment.

No details were released regarding the allegations, but WILY Radio reported the alleged harassment involved text messages sent from Bates’ personal phone to a female corrections employee.


Henrico Deputy kills himself after probe into alleged sex relations with inmate

Longtime Henrico County Deputy Jermaine A. Burton shot himself to death in his Hanover County home May 31, just hours after Henrico authorities launched an investigation into an allegation that he had sexual relations with a female inmate at Henrico County's Jail East, which is in New Kent County.


Danbury cop's threat to immigrant puts force in spotlight

"If there weren't four other cops here I'd beat the s--- out of you."

Those are the words of Danbury Police Officer Chris Belair, whose profanity-laced tirade directed at an undocumented immigrant in March has put his career on the line, led to stiff disciplinary action against three other cops and raised questions about the larger culture of the department.


Former Tempe police officer gets 90 days, probation in theft case

A former Tempe police officer has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years' probation for stealing police property and cash.

Smith was arrested in July after a month-long internal investigation on suspicion of theft, burglary and tampering with physical evidence.


S.F. ex-immigration officer sentenced

A former federal immigration officer in San Francisco has been sentenced to three years and two months in prison for taking kickbacks to give immigrants passing scores on citizenship tests.


Police: Marked Cruiser Makes Illegal Turn, Crashes into Car with Children

A marked Howard County Police Dodge Charger collided with a car carrying eleven-year-old and four-year-old girls, both who ended up in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say it appears Officer Symchay Kon Bendu was driving on duty in an unfamiliar area in Anne Arundel County when he made an illegal u-turn off Route 100 west directly into the path of a Honda Civic traveling on Route 10 south.


Trial starts for ex-Collinsville cop accused of harassing neighbor

Luke Tillman is facing a four-count indictment of obstructing justice for allegedly lying in a police report and hiding evidence connected with a felony case against his neighbor, Cheryl Helfrich.


Probation worker posts bail in drug case involving judge

A probation officer accused in a drug case involving two judges, one of whom died of a cocaine overdose, has implicated "prominent people" in the county seat, a prosecutor argued before the man was freed on bail.

Fogarty has pleaded not guilty to charges that he bought cocaine and resold it to former judges Michael Cook and Joe Christ.


Former TPD officer in court today to learn charges

Martin Ward was arrested last month and faces a charge of sexual exploitation of a minor. Inside Pima County Court, 29-year-old Martin Ward will hear what charges he is officially facing.


Selma Police Officer Shoots Two, Kills Himself

Selma Police say one of their own shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her stepfather before turning the gun on himself.


Meriden officer found guilty in brutality case

A federal jury has found a Meriden police officer guilty of charges that he violated the rights of a man who suffered a fractured skull after the officer pushed him and lying in a report about the incident.


4th officer heads to trial in beating case

If convicted of the class A misdemeanor, the officer - who lost his job for his role in the beating - faces a sentence ranging from probation to a year in jail.


New lawsuit filed against City of Chattanooga, ex-officer Sean Emmer

Another federal lawsuit has been filed against Chattanooga and one of its former police officers, who already is entangled in two use-of-force lawsuits related to his police work.


Austin Police Officers To Fight Their Firing

In February, Officer Manuel Garcia was indefinitely suspended for allegedly soliciting a prostitute for oral sex.

Last October, Officer Frank Corpus was suspended after he allegedly used his position as a police officer to get free movie tickets.


Ex-NYPD police commissioner Bernard Kerik returns to Franklin Lakes home after prison release

In the federal case, he was indicted on 16 counts of conspiracy, tax fraud and making false statements. He was accused of receiving $255,000 worth of renovations to his Bronx apartment in the same transaction detailed in the New York charges and of making false statements to the White House in connection with his Homeland Security nomination.


Detroit officer on trial in death of girl, 7

Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. A gunshot then went off inside, fatally striking a 7-year-old girl in the head while she slept on a couch.


SPD admits to breaking law

According to a report released Monday evening by the Seattle Times, the SPD admitted to violating the Public Records Act by withholding an internal SPD report about the department's response to the violent May Day 2012 from the Seattle times.


FBI shared child porn to nab pedophiles; Wash. home raided

The FBI seized and ran a child pornography service late last year as investigators worked to identify its customers, one Western Washington man allegedly among them.


Sentencing date set for ex-customs officer

Authorities say Vasquez allowed over 1,200 pounds of marijuana to cross into the United States from Mexico at the Douglas port of entry


Meriden officer's brutality trial starting

Cossette, the son of Meriden Police Chief Jeffry Cossette, is accused of shoving a handcuffed man in the police department lockup in 2010.


Balto. Co. police captain being investigated by internal affairs

A Baltimore County police captain who was recently reassigned from the Woodlawn Precinct this month is being investigated by the department's internal affairs section, a spokeswoman confirmed.


Ex-cop sentenced for child sex assault

Ex-firefighter and ex-police officer Eric Janusz faced his fate Wednesday morning.

The conviction stems from incidents involving a 16-year-old girl who Janusz knew while he was working as a Grand Junction Police officer on the then-Mesa State College campus.


Alexandria shooting by sheriff’s deputy ruled a homicide

The fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Alexandria man by an off-duty Arlington County sheriff’s deputy has been ruled a homicide, but prosecutors have not determined whether criminal charges will be filed in the case, authorities said Thursday.


State drops felony charge against Norwalk cop

A Norwalk police officer suspended without pay since he was charged by Greenwich police with sexually assaulting his best friend's daughter in 2009 was granted eligibility to enter a court program that would clear his record.

In October 2009 Santo was charged with second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor after the daughter of his friend told police that he had put his hands under her pants and groped her sometime in 2003.


2 ex-officers have credentials revoked

Lynsey Gould Coutts, who was arrested a year ago on suspicion of driving under the influence while on her way to work as a Tucson Police Department officer.

Francisco Jimenez, who was sentenced to five years in prison in March for his role in a conspiracy to steal money and marijuana.


Former Boulder Police Officer Pleads Guilty In DUI Case

A former Boulder DUI enforcement officer pleaded guilty on Wednesday to driving drunk.

When Ward was arrested in December her blood alcohol level tested at .28, more than three times the legal limit.


Police officer sentenced for misconduct

A former Baltimore City police officer will serve three years probation for providing false information in order to secure a search and seizure warrant.


Lakeland officer arrested following road rage incident

Lakleand officer Jerry Monroe was arrested following a road rage incident caught on camera from a store.

Monroe was off duty at the time and had his 14 year old son in the car with him.


Windcrest assistant chief arrested

Windcrest Police Department Assistant Chief Joseph O'Brien has been put on administrative leave after his arrest Friday on suspicion of drinking and driving.


Harford Sheriff's deputy pleads guilty to bribery, resigns

A Harford County Sheriff's deputy accused of taking payments from a Baltimore repossession company pleaded guilty to bribery charges and resigned from his post on Monday, the Harford County State's Attorney's Office said.

Todd E. Johnson, 30, of the 400 block of Bonnett Street in Aberdeen, pleaded guilty to accepting payments in exchange for providing unauthorized access to police databases to Michael Griffin of Final Notice Repossession Company, according to a news release from Harford State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly.


Six-year LAPD veteran arrested on suspicion of committing lewd acts on children in Castaic

A Los Angeles police officer was arrested for allegedly committing lewd acts on two children under 14, authorities reported today.


Deputy, police officer under investigation for misconduct

Two local law enforcement officers, a Spokane police officer and a Spokane County Sheriff's deputy, are under investigation for misconduct and have been placed on administrative leave.


Squad cars collide after DUI suspect pursuit

Two Columbia patrol cars, including one driven by a police sergeant whose son was a passenger in his vehicle, collided while chasing a motorist suspected of a hit-and-run accident while driving under the influence, law enforcement officials said.

While in pursuit of the DUI suspect on westbound West 17th Street, Columbia Police Sgt. Vincent Morgan crashed the front of his patrol car into the passenger side of another driven by Columbia Police Officer Benjamin Daugherty, Clay said.