Law Archive Page 6


Probe of Hackensack police chief is urged

Patrick Toscano, attorney for Police Officer Anthony Ferraioli, said the county office may be looking into claims of official misconduct and insurance fraud.


Hundreds jailed on clerks' orders

Those complaints have sent people to jail for domestic violence, theft and other misdemeanor offenses despite a 2006 Ohio law that requires a judge or prosecutor to review complaints before someone is arrested.


Former Flint police Chief David Dicks will spend six months on house arrest for defrauding taxpayers

Flint’s former interim police chief will spend the next six months confined to his Flint home after a federal judge sentenced him to house arrest for defrauding taxpayers out of $46,000.


4 Deputies Fired After Christmas Bar Fight

Four St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies have been fired after an investigation into a fight during a Christmas party at a Slidell-area bar.


Va. sheriff's sergeant accused of robbing bank

A Chesapeake sheriff's sergeant accused of robbing the same bank branch three times has been fired.


APD officer’s file to stay under wraps — for now

It appears unlikely — at least for now — that the Aspen Police Department will have to hand over a personnel file of a police officer who admitted to wearing her uniform off duty and attending the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day festival.


Riverside Police Chief Investigated For Car Crash

The California Highway Patrol says it's investigating allegations that Russ Leach was driving while impaired and that Riverside police didn't put the suspicion in their initial report.


King Co. jailkeeper accused of bilking inmates

A King County jail bookkeeper has been charged with 22 counts of theft on allegations that he stole from inmates as well as the county, reports.


Former Aspen police officer pleads not guilty

Lawyers say plea negotiations for a former Aspen police officer accused of putting a camera in the shower of a teenage girl living in his home have broken down.


Ex-officer surrenders in off-duty Philly killing

A former Philadelphia police officer has turned himself in to face murder charges in the shooting death of a neighbor during an off-duty altercation last year.


Deputy Restrained In K-9 Cage After DUI Arrest

An arrest report says a Sullivan County deputy had to be placed in a K-9 cage after he became belligerent during a DUI arrest.


Forensic Errors In Chandra Levy Murder Case

Levy, a Capitol Hill intern, had been declared missing in May, 2001 and the case gained national attention when the investigation revealed Levy was having an affair with a California congressman.


Dayton Officer Pleads Guilty To 9 Charges

Officer Phillip Brooks pleaded guilty to nine felony charges including tampering with government records and theft in office.


Suspended NMB officers terminated

City leaders say taped recordings by former police officer Randy Fisher revealed derogatory remarks by the two, including sexually explicit comments about a 14-year old girl and a female employee of the department.


Pittsburgh Cop Accused Of Fondling Crime Victim After Taking Her Report

A Pittsburgh police officer is on trial for indecent assault and official oppression, accused by a female crime victim who he was called to help.


Former Md. State Trooper Goes to Jail for Theft, Misconduct

Court records show that Mohan, formerly assigned to the State Police Forestville Barrack, stole $3,330 from the MSP by working two private security jobs, unauthorized and unknown to the MSP, on occasions when he was simultaneously on paid duty.


Judge's license suspended after OVI

BMV records showed that Judge Robert Messham's licence was suspended for refusing to take an alcohol test.


Former Burlington Police Officer Faces Sex-Related Charges

She said her 14-year-old daughter was part of the Burlington Police Department's Explorer program, which caters to young people interested in a career in law enforcement. The mother accused 28-year-old Matt Hill with sexting and kissing her daughter during their ride-a-longs.


Officer accused of brutality at Highland Park lockup

Sgt. Brenda Stevenson also is charged with lying to federal investigators in the November 2007 incident.


TSA agent at LaGuardia reassigned over nap photo

Another TSA worker was placed on administrative leave for allegedly leaving his post at Newark Liberty International Airport. A man breached security to kiss his girlfriend; the scare closed a terminal for six hours.


DeKalb Officer Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Jeremy Reynolds, 23, was charged Friday with sexual assault on a person in custody, aggravated sodomy, rape and two counts of violation of oath of office, officials said in a statement.


4 charged with misconduct at IN juvenile center

Four female workers at a central Indiana juvenile detention center have been charged with exchanging explicit photos or engaging in sex acts with an 18-year-old male inmate.


Officer resigns due to sex ad

A city police corporal has resigned after an internal investigation found he posted a sexually explicit ad on the Internet about a local woman without her knowledge.


2 face sentencing in Md. prison brutality probe

Mellott and Kelly were the only defendants convicted among nine guards who were charged with beating Davis.


Chattanooga Officer Arrested

Juvenile Detention employees told investigators Officer O'Brien hit a handcuffed 14-year-old.


Pittston officer waives hearing on indecent assault charges

Robert Joseph Semyon, 46, of Wyoming, waived three counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of invasion of privacy and obscene pictures to Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas.


Suspended Ilion police officer pleads guilty in fondling case

For more than a year, a teenage boy who was being fondled and propositioned by Philip Spaman would not tell his mother why he didn’t want to be around the Ilion police officer, the boy’s attorney said Tuesday.


Former deputy found guilty, taken to jail

Michelle Pollard was found guilty this afternoon on a felony charge of obstructing justice and a misdemeanor count of willful failure to discharge duties.


Trooper is a no show at his hearing

“Unusual” was the word of the day at Harrisburg State Trooper Barry R. Tangert Jr.’s preliminary hearing Tuesday.


Assistant DA accused of threatening wife with gun

For the second time in less than a month, an assistant district attorney found himself in trouble with the law.


Arundel officer charged in child porn case ordered detained

Prosecutors say Cifala manipulated the 16-year-old girl into sending him sexually explicit photographs of herself via cell phone.


Former Fort Smith officer gets 10-year sentence

A former Fort Smith police officer has received a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to six felony charges.


Lakeland police officer arrested by homicide detectives

A Lakeland police officer was arrested Monday and charged with illegally passing information to a 'person of interest' in the case of a missing lottery winner. Troy McKay, 42, is also charged with receiving unlawful compensation.


Las Cruces judge suspended

The state Supreme Court has suspended a Las Cruces magistrate and reprimanded him after allegations he disparaged a presiding judge, shouted at a defendant, chatted about ongoing trials during smoking breaks and napped on the job.


'Confused' state corrections officer accused of burglary in Celebration

A soon-to-be fired state correctional officer suspected of a burglary in Celebration told deputies his "hormones were confusing him" and he was looking for a "lady friend" in the upscale community before his arrest, a report shows.


Experts: Police botched 1st Peterson investigation

Six years later, as prosecutors and defense attorneys prepare for Peterson's trial on charges of murdering Kathleen Savio, one thing has become clear: Police blew the initial investigation, undermining prosecutors' ability to prove their case.


Former Harrisburg police officer charged with PFA violation one day after stalking plea

Two days after pleading guilty to stalking, Hampden Township resident and former Harrisburg Police Officer Leslie Brown was arrested on Wednesday for violating a order barring her from contact with the victim.


Former Glendale police officer disputes fraud allegations

Daniel Arreola, 27, resigned in September after he was accused of turning in incorrect time sheets and sending sexually and racially offensive messages to other officers, according to an internal investigation report.


Tucumcari police chief put on paid administrative leave

Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher was placed on paid administrative leave Friday morning, according to City Manager Bobbye Rose.


Former Bratenahl Police Chief Paul Falzone's trial begins in common pleas court

The 64-year-old Bratenahl man is charged with obstruction of official business and theft in office.


Ex-Greece cop Pignato headed for second trial

Former Greece Police Officer Gary Pignato is headed to trial on more allegations that he coerced a woman into sex.


FBI illegally collected phone records

... the FBI invoked nonexistent terrorism emergencies or persuaded phone companies to provide information as it illegally gathered records between 2002 and 2006.


Ethics hearing resumes for Detroit's former top lawyer

Johnson and four other lawyers involved in negotiations over keeping Kilpatrick's infamous messages secret face possible punishments ranging from reprimand to disbarment.


Gilbert demotes officer in Walmart shooting

Gilbert Police Chief Tim Dorn has demoted a police officer who was off duty when he shot an alleged accomplice to a shoplifting suspect during a scuffle.


Officer, wife arrested on evidence tampering charges

A Shelton police officer and his wife have been arrested on evidence-tampering charges in State Police Troop I and released after posting $10,000 bonds, pending a hearing on January 25 in Derby Superior Court.


Ex-cop faces hearing on sex-abuse charges

Wiggins, 50, was arrested on Nov. 19, a day after he retired, and two years after the police Internal Affairs Bureau began investigating the claims of a young woman who said Wiggins started raping her in 1997, when she was 12.


Ex-Sheriff in Scandalized County Pleads Guilty

Several other Union officials pleaded guilty to federal charges Thursday. The town's former mayor and zoning administrator have served prison time for bribes.


Police chief indicted in immigrant slaying case gets bail

Nestor and two other officers are charged with orchestrating a cover-up as the FBI investigated the fatal July 2008 attack on Luis Ramirez.


Lancaster officer charged in teen attack

Officer Andrew Gill, 23, is accused of repeatedly punching a 17-year-old town resident during a “Beer Pong” drinking game at a New Year’s party in a Lancaster home.


Deputies Fired for Computer Violation

Two deputies from the Northumberland County sheriff''s office have been fired.


Former Gainesville Police Officer Receives Two Year Prison Sentence

Reveille is accused of using his position as a police officer to get sexual favors from prostitutes in late 2008.


Former judge sentenced for stealing from agency

A former Miami judge has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing more than $80,000 from a social services agency he ran.


Feds: Sex Abuse High At 2 Va Juvenile Facilities

Federal officials say two Virginia facilities are among 13 juvenile detention centers around the country that have high rates of sex abuse and victimization.


Sheriff Joe Arpaio investigated by grand jury, officials confirm

Two Maricopa County executives said Thursday they will appear before a federal grand jury next week to testify about allegations that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and others in his office have abused their power.


Harrisburg trooper faces threats charges in Cumberland County

A press release issued by the Bureau of Internal Affairs said Trooper Barry R. Tangert Jr., 45, of Harrisburg, was charged Tuesday with threats and improper influence in official and political matter, a third-degree felony, and criminal attempt to obstructing the administration of law or other governmental function, a second-degree misdemeanor.


DC Judge Orders Police Officer to Stay in Custody

Jones is accused of serving as lookout during an attempted robbery in southeast D.C. last month during which one of the suspects was shot and killed.


Oak Harbor police officer in dispute returns after long, paid leave

Oak Harbor Police Chief Rick Wallace announced Thursday that a compromise has been reached between the department and Officer Patrick Horn. Under the agreement, Horn gets to keep his job, but he admits that he knowingly falsified his timecard.


Police officers facing federal charges resign

The Shenandoah Borough Police Department has only three officers after the resignations of Chief Matthew Nestor, Capt. Jamie Gennarini, Officer Jason Hayes and Lt. William Moyer were accepted Tuesday night.


Fourth arrest made in slaying connected to officer

Officials say Mr. Clark, Mr. Alston and several others plotted the robbery, with Officer Reginald Jones acting as a lookout and providing protection at the scene in the 4300 block of Fourth Street Southeast.


Former deputy charged in DUI

A former Payette County Sheriff’s Deputy has been arrested a second time for driving under the influence in a three-month period.


Cop going 101 in 35 zone before crash

A West Chester police officer’s speed was “excessive,” calculated at 101 mph as he rushed to a reported burglary in progress, then lost control of his cruiser, Police Chief Erik Niehaus said Monday.


Accused Pittsburgh officer may be fired

A Pittsburgh police sergeant accused of slapping his girlfriend is facing termination after a five-day, unpaid suspension.


Wisconsin police union chief busted for DUI

Breath tests showed Palmer's blood alcohol content was 0.146 percent and Steinhauer's was 0.15 percent.


Cop Charged in Fatal Crash Bonds Out

The South Suburban police officer accused of driving with a blood alcohol concentration three times the legal limit and causing a fatal crash on the Stevenson Expressway last week walked out of jail Saturday night after posting $750,000 bond, authorities said.


Federal judge: It's 'inexcusable' that Seminole sheriff lost evidence

Three years ago, Seminole County deputies shot and seriously wounded a Lotto millionaire as he was investigating — with a pistol in his hand — why people were tromping around his land at 2:30 a.m.


Former Idaho sheriff released from prison

A former Nez Perce County sheriff sentenced to prison for helping a burglar in a high school break-in was released Wednesday from the Idaho State Correctional Institution near Boise after a judge said he was pleased with his progress behind bars.


Police sergeant in drunken hit and run fired

Bradley N. Thoma, 44, is no longer with the Spokane Police Department as of Monday, police said today.


Fort Worth officer in fatal crash had been drinking with up to 20 colleagues

As many as 20 Fort Worth police officers are under investigation by police internal affairs on reports that they were celebrating with an off-duty officer before he was involved in a collision in his unmarked city vehicle that killed a mother of two, officials said Tuesday.


Former Aurora Police Chief Fired From Force

The County Prosecutor says Dana Cotton billed the city for services he didn't perform. He's accused of using his side business to contract with the city and not disclosing it.


Ex-judge gets 27 months in prison

A federal jury convicted Spargo, 66, of pressuring Gardiner lawyer Bruce Blatchly, who had cases pending before Spargo when he was a state Supreme Court justice in 2003, to help the judge cover legal fees from an ongoing battle with the judicial discipline committee.


Ridley cop fired in wake of assault

A Ridley Township police officer was fired yesterday and charged with assault after he allegedly went ballistic on a female Wawa employee who refused to sell him chewing tobacco without identification.


Officer Draws Gun at Snowball Fight

A veteran D.C. police officer is under investigation. Witnesses say he pulled his gun out after someone hit his vehicle with snowballs.


Ex-police chief charged with sex crimes involving a child

Scott Uhrig was arrested December 7th, accused of sodomy and other sex crimes involving a child under 15.


Former Columbia police chief indicted on charges of embezzlement

A Marion County Grand Jury has indicted former Columbia police chief Joe Van Parkman for allegedly buying three weapons for his personal use but charging them to the city.


Ex-Gilbert officer gives up certification for 2 years

Michael J. Turcotte, 50, asked the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board on Wednesday to consider suspending his certification, which is required to work as a police officer.


Officers who took sports cards punished

When the two officers found the baseball cards glued to a bedroom door at a foreclosed home in central Phoenix, they realized the potential value.


Shenandoah police chief accused of '04 cover-up

A police chief, ordered held without bail yesterday on charges that he tried to cover up the fatal 2008 beating of a Mexican immigrant by white teenagers, was named in a 2006 lawsuit that said police had beaten to death a Hispanic teenager, then made it look like a suicide.


Sheriff's office dispatcher sent to jail for molesting teen

William West, a dispatcher at the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, was ordered to jail Friday for molesting a 15-year-old girl.


DUI check stops 633 cars; nets 1 arrest

For more than four hours last weekend, two dozen deputies and officers set up a sobriety checkpoint and stopped every car going south on U.S. 41 in North Port.


Chicago Police Board fires cop in bartender attack

Anthony Abbate was formally fired Tuesday, nearly three years after his off-duty pummeling of a female bartender was caught on video and blasted around the world, tarnishing the image of Chicago police.


DC Cop Charged in Homicide Case

A judge signed a warrant for Officer Reggie Jones, 40, a gun recovery specialist and six-year member of the force ...


Feds charge Pa. teens, police officers in fatal hate crime attack

Indictments accuse Shenandoah police chief, Matthew Nestor, and three officers under his command with a variety of charges, including witness tampering and lying to the FBI.


Drunken Cop Who Died in Crash Was Drinking at Police Academy Bar

Police said Aragon's blood-alcohol level was "well over" the legal limit, the Los Angeles Times reported:


Ex-Folsom Guard To Repay Disability Payments

Prosecutors say a former Folsom State Prison guard convicted of disability fraud must pay more than $244,000 in restitution.


LAPD Detective To Stand Trial For Murder

A veteran Los Angeles police detective was ordered Thursday to stand trial in the decades-old killing of her ex-boyfriend's wife but will not face the death penalty.


3 Eunice officers indicted

Two former and one current Eunice police officer have been indicted for malfeasance in office in connection with charges of police brutality.


Officer arrested for attempted sex with teen

A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Tuesday night on charges he tried to have sex with a teenage boy.


State Trooper Convicted Of Double-Dipping

Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced Thursday that 36-year-old Andrew Mohan was convicted of two counts of felony theft and five counts of misconduct in office.


Former North Las Vegas police officer pleads guilty

Authorities say the 40-year-old Clayton offered to dismiss traffic tickets to women he pulled over in exchange for sexual favors.


Former Judge Elizabeth Halverson forced to pay $50,000 in damages

Former District Court Judge Elizabeth Halverson was ordered today to pay her former judicial assistant $50,000 after a judge found Halverson liable for defaming her.


Ex-officer convicted in sexual battery case

Gary Trio entered an Alford plea to the misdemeanor charge in Alleghany County Circuit Court.


Tucson Police recruit arrested on child sex charges

A recruit with the Tucson Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of sexual conduct and sexual abuse with a minor.


Columbia police officer fired for DWI arrest

A Columbia Police Officer was let go after he was arrested last week on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.


Assault charge against Va sheriff dropped

An assault and battery charge against Rockbridge County Sheriff R. W. "Bob" Day has been dropped.


Erlanger Officer Involved in Taser Case Was Fired From Chattanooga For Another Taser Incident

The department accused Webb of tasering the suspect while he was in handcuffs.


Child porn trial postponed for LAPD officer from Long Beach

Trial was postponed Tuesday for a veteran LAPD officer and Long Beach resident charged with possessing child pornography.


College Police Chief Charged With 8 Felonies

Kevin Harold Segawa faces accusations of bribery, perjury, and misappropriation of funds after investigators probed his actions over 13 months.


Meter officer charged after car ads turn out phony

A parking meter officer in Oregon City is facing aggravated theft and computer crime charges after used vehicle advertisements on the Internet turned out to be phony.


Ex-Ga. Superior Court Judge Fined $100K

Thirteen corruption charges were dropped against Blitch, who had been accused of fixing cases and making illegal payments to employees.


Ex-cop Charged With Making Fake Report

Athens-Clarke County police say a former officer has been arrested on charges he wrote a fake theft report and used it to bilk a credit union.


Councilwoman calls for police brutality investigation

Councilwoman Gloria Hines said she saw an elderly man being abused by a Darlington City Police officer last weekend.


Officer charged with domestic assault Sunday

Joseph Pena, 37, was arrested by Smyrna police around 5:30 a.m. after fighting with his girlfriend at a Henricks Hill Drive home.


Supreme Court blocks release of abuse photos

The Supreme Court did all it could Monday to lock up forever some incendiary photos that show U.S. soldiers abusing foreign prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.


San Jose officer using Taser in video also used force four times in 10-week span last year

In a span of 10 weeks last year, the officer seen on video shocking a San Jose State student with his Taser gun used force in four separate incidents as he took people into custody for resisting arrest, a Mercury News investigation reveals.


Officer Who Used Taser on 10-Year-Old Girl Fired

The mayor of a small Arkansas town says the police officer who used a Taser on an unruly 10-year-old girl has been fired for not using the camera attached to the stun gun.


Ex-cop arraigned in gun case; was fired after allegedly hiring prositute

In January, he was fired amid allegations he paid a prostitute for sex, gave her heroin and used his position to gain sexual favors.


Bridgeport Police Chief Trial Set

Special Prosecutor T. Shawn Hervey would prefer that the trial against Bridgeport Police Chief Chad Dojack in the celebrity surrogate scandal doesn't happen.


Ex-police chief pleads guilty to misdemeanor

Federal prosecutors say Hooks misappropriated at least $60,000 in city funds to buy personal items.


Cops accused of fraud, again

Yet despite one officer's own admission of the fraud as well as payroll sheets outlining the officers' misdeeds, no charges were brought against them.


Richmond Sheriff Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Sources tell CBS 6, a female sergeant within the Richmond Sheriff's office is accusing Sheriff Woody of sexual battery.


City officer faces misconduct charge in Cardin marriage proposal stunt

Baltimore police said Friday afternoon that they have charged a sergeant with misconduct in connection with a state delegate's marriage proposal, in which on-duty city officers using a police boat and helicopter staged a mock raid of a boat.


Prosecutors: Fired Police Chief Sold Stolen Guns

Stealing guns from law enforcement and selling them out of the trunk of your car: All in a day's work for one former chief of police in Prince George's County?


Former city schools police officer in child porn case could get 6 years

Brian Warren Eberhardt, 37, was convicted Monday in Baltimore County Circuit Court of three counts after a three-day trial before Judge H. Patrick Stringer Jr., who will sentence him on Jan. 19. Eberhardt remains free in lieu of bail.


Ex-Aspen Officer Pleads Guilty To Reckless Driving

A former Aspen police officer suspected of reporting to work intoxicated and then driving has pleaded guilty to reckless driving.


3 Camden cops suspended without comment

The policemen -- Jason Stetser, Antonio Figueroa and Kevin Parry -- have all been suspended without pay, according to Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson.


Police say cop held girlfriend at gunpoint

A Thibodaux officer allegedly abused his girlfriend on two occasions, stabbing her in the leg during a Halloween night fight and sexually assaulting her at gunpoint a week later.


Embattled judge may be off the bench by Friday

Benge is fighting to keep her job after the state Supreme Court decided that she ruled on a civil case based on relationships instead of the facts.


Police Chief Set to Face The Jury

Carpenter, Bridgeport Police Chief Chad Dojack and Bridgeport resident Bruce Callarik allegedly conspired in May to steal and then sell items that identified Martins Ferry woman Michelle Ross as the surrogate mother for the children of Hollywood stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.


Police: Deputy Accused Of Stalking Left Explicit Messages

A Bartow County sheriff’s deputy, accused of stalking, continued to harass women even after he was fired from his job, police said.


Video Of Police Cruiser Crash Released

Two teenagers died in the crash and the police officer who crashed into them is facing manslaughter charges.


Ex-officer indicted in bank burglary try

Federal prosecutors say two men, including a former Prince George's County Police officer, have been indicted in an attempted break-in at a bank.


Monmouth Co. lawyer indicted in bribery, drugs

A Monmouth County lawyer already charged with trying to arrange the murder of a federal witness is facing new charges.


Cases indicate a rash of bad behavior

Corruption complaints have piled up against the Pennsylvania State Police in recent years. Here are nine of the more notable ones:


'Predator' suspect case moved to Panhandle

Charges against a former Alabama police officer arrested during Dateline NBC's "To Catch a Predator" sex sting in Flagler Beach are now hitting closer to home after prosecutors moved most of the case to Walton County in northwest Florida.


Former midstate judge charged with sexual battery

A former Baldwin County Magistrate Court judge has been charged with sexual battery, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


Chief: Warrants Sought For Officers' Arrests

Officers Rhashim Campbell and Kent Lee were suspended from the department after police said a video was found of them assaulting the suspect.


Trial delayed for ex-deputy charged in cell beating

Charged with fourth-degree assault, Schene was expected to face a jury Monday on allegations that he beat and kicked a 15-year-old girl in a holding cell on Nov. 29 at SeaTac City Hall.


Retired Michigan judge sentenced to jail after embezzlement plea

A retired judge accused of stealing from a client of his Detroit-area law practice has been sentenced to six months in jail.


St. Louis Police audit reveals long list of ethical issues

The St. Louis Police Department gets raked over the coals in a just-released state audit, showing a department with ethical problems ranging from the towing lot scandal, to money stolen from the evidence vault and high-ranking officers using department money for personal expenditures.


Former St. Louis police officer Bobby Garrett sentenced on corruption charges

Former St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer Bobby Lee Garrett was sentenced today to 28 months in prison on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, making false statements and theft of government funds ...


Officer Accused Of Domestic Violence

Capt. Steve McCool said Darren Martin hit a 16-year-old relative in the nose and held her in a submissive position.


Former Cop Sentenced in Beating Death

A judge has sentenced a former Lincoln police sergeant to 22 years in prison in the beating death of a Louisiana man who cursed when officers approached his car outside a gas station.


NOPD Officer Accused Of Sexual Assault

Earlier this week, a Jefferson Parish deputy was the target of accusations. On Friday, the New Orleans Police Department confirmed that one of its officers has been accused of rape and domestic violence in connection with incidents that stretch as far back as June.


Ex-NYC Police Commissioner pleads guilty

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to the White House and tax crimes in a deal that could send him to prison for about 2½ years.


Judge: Mich. man can sue store he robbed

A Michigan judge says a man who claims he was chased, shot and beaten by workers at a store he’d just robbed can sue the men.


Snitch says he was told to lie about Dillon

Chapman, who was facing an aggravated sexual-battery charge, said Brevard County investigators, including former sheriff's homicide agent Thom Fair, coached his testimony and offered him freedom in exchange for railroading Dillon.


FBI Agent Submitted $41,000 in Fraudulent Expenses

An FBI agent faces up to five years in prison for submitting more than $41,000 in fraudulent housing expenses while he was on temporary assignment at FBI headquarters.


LAPD Officer Accused Of Trying To Smuggle Weapons

A Los Angeles police officer has been indicted for attempting to illegally export guns to his security firm in Belize.


Phoenix lawyer sentenced in jail contraband case

A Phoenix defense attorney was sentenced Friday to four years in prison and seven years probation for smuggling heroin and a cell phone into a jail.


5 Bridgeport Officers Suspended

A Bridgeport police lieutenant and four patrol officers were suspended with pay after an investigation into an accident involving an officer’s personal vehicle.


Former Police Officer Sentenced For Wire Fraud

32-year old Robert Ryan Sayler pleaded guilty to 14 counts of wire fraud. In his plea, he admitted he devised a scheme to defraud Target retail stores by purchasing video games, removing the video game disks and returning the games for cash.


Ecstasy Cop Gets Two Years

Former police officer Jorge Delgado, 31, has been sentenced to two years in prison and three years probation for his role in a drug smuggling operation that was really an FBI sting.


Ex-cop gets 15 years for sex assault, but 14 suspended

Last month, Hendrickson pleaded guilty to a single felony charge of object sexual penetration early last month as part of a pre-arranged agreement. In exchange, a special prosecutor from Hampton dropped felony charges of possession of child pornography, filming a non-consenting nude minor and production of child pornography.


Galveston deputy to face assault charge for hitting wife

A Galveston County sheriff’s deputy was accused of hitting his wife and charged with assault Saturday morning, according to Galveston police records.


Judge Who Deflated Tire Pleads Guilty

The Charles County, Maryland judge who deflated the tire on a car parked improperly at the courthouse parking lot has pleaded guilty to tampering with a vehicle.


Vernon fires police chief over sex offender

The Vernon police chief has been fired because of concerns about public statements he made about a sex offender living in the community.


Appeals court: Ex-NYC top cop to remain in jail

A federal appeals court has rejected former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik's request to be let out of jail while he awaits his corruption trial.


Federal lawsuit alleges rape by W.Va. deputies

A federal lawsuit alleges three Logan County sheriff's deputies sexually assaulted a woman after accosting her and her companions outside a Logan bar.


Atlantic Beach Police Chief arrested

A spokesman with the Horry County Police Department confirms Atlantic Beach Police Chief Randy Rizzo was arrested in Horry County for being drunk in public.


Pierce Co. judge found guilty in prostitution case

A jury on Wednesday found Pierce County Superior Court Judge Michael Hecht guilty of felony harassment and patronizing a prostitute.


Review finds Pacific police chief abused power

Documents obtained by KOMO News show that an independent investigation into Pacific Police Chief John Calkins found the chief twice violated "commonly accepted standards of conduct for law enforcement officers and chiefs of police."


Deputy U.S. marshal gets four years in prison in mob case

A deputy U.S. marshal who was convicted of leaking secret information about a mob witness was sentenced today to four years in prison — a punishment a judge said is designed to deter others in law enforcement from ever contemplating similar crimes.


Duke University police officer charged with rape

A Duke University police officer was arrested and charged with rape in Alabama over the weekend.


Police: Cop Pulled Gun On Haunted House Character

A Baltimore city police officer was charged with assault after he pulled a gun on a haunted house character over the weekend.


Ex-campus police officers plead guilty to thefts

Prosecutors say two former Wentworth Institute of Technology police officers have pleaded guilty to stealing GPS and surveying equipment worth about $40,000 while patrolling the Boston campus at night.


Already facing brutality rap, Delco cop is sued twice more

A Delaware County cop who is already facing a $2.5 million police-brutality lawsuit was slapped with two more federal lawsuits this week.


San Jose police officers caught on video using baton, Taser gun on suspect

The video, made by one of the student's roommates without the knowledge of police, shows that force was used even though the suspect was on the ground, and apparently offering no physical threat to the officers.


Jail guard nabbed in drug bust

A North Carolina correctional officer and two others were arrested in a Bennettsville drug bust this week, the authorities said Saturday.


Police mismanagement was known

Favoritism and mismanagement were common inside the Durham Police Department's secondary employment program, according to a June 2008 internal report released Friday.


Tabor City detective charged with assault

Detective Greg Sibbett was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.


Wake Co. Detention Officer Faces Charges Of Supplying Inmates With Drugs

A detention officer with Wake County is facing charges that he provided drugs to at least one inmate.


Former Okeechobee sheriff's sergeant accused of raping inmate

Tommie Joe Brock, 51, of Okeechobee has been charged with felony sexual battery by a law enforcement officer and felony sexual misconduct between a detention facility employee and an inmate.


PBSO deputy one of the gamblers in infamous betting ring

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Deputy Michael Fongemie could have been charged with a misdemeanor for his betting, which he did on duty and in uniform, but was not charged criminally, according to a department report.


Police sergeant suspended one week

A South Beloit Police Sergeant was suspended for seven days without pay following a ruling by the city’s Fire and Police Commission Wednesday.


Prosecutors Investigating Former VCU Police Chief Again

Chesterfield Commonwealth's attorney's office found Willie Fuller unable to stand trial due to a medical condition in September.


Corrections officer charged with DUI

Authorities say an Illinois corrections officer was arrested Tuesday on a DUI charge after nearly crashing into a deputy.


Volusia Beach Patrol officer is staying in jail

For the time being, an officer with the Volusia County Beach Patrol, who was arrested Tuesday on a warrant accusing him of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl, will not be getting out of the Volusia County Branch Jail.


LAPD Detective Wants Murder Charge Dismissed

A Los Angeles police detective charged with murdering her ex-boyfriend's wife 23 years ago has asked a court to dismiss the case.


Former investigator pleads guilty in theft case

Former village police Investigator Robert Risi has pleaded guilty in connection with the theft of money from the police station's evidence room.


Fairfield Police Chief Exposes Cover Up By Officers

He says the two officers used their close to 30 years combined police experience to stage a crime scene in Fairfield.


Sacramento sheriff's veteran sentenced for child porn conviction

Former Sacramento County sheriff's Lt. Mark W. Kessell today was sentenced to four years and four months in prison for downloading Internet child pornography.


2 Randolph cops get probation for DWI cover-up

Two Randolph police officers were put on probation today and ordered to perform community service for covering up the arrest of a fellow officer's relative this summer for suspected drunken driving.


Former CHP officer wanted on child pornography charges

The wife of a former Oakland CHP officer was arrested by the FBI on a warrant today charging her with molesting two of her husband's young children last year and having thousands of images of child pornography on a home computer, authorities said.


NJ troopers lose pay, remain suspended

Seven New Jersey state troopers who have been on suspension with pay for nearly two years after they were accused of sexual assault will remain suspended but no longer receive paychecks, although no criminal charges were ever filed.


NLV officer is no longer on the force

A North Las Vegas police officer arrested in July on six counts of felony credit card fraud no longer is an employee with the department.


Ex-assistant county attorney faces federal inquiry

A criminal investigation involving a former assistant attorney for Angelina County and former prosecutor for the Trinity County District Attorney's Office has been referred to federal officials following a court hearing in which the attorney admitted to spending more than $160,000 in federal money to pay for a house and family medical bills.


Sacramento County deputy pleads guilty in child porn case

A veteran Sacramento County sheriff's lieutenant has pleaded guilty to possession of hundreds of images of child pornography found on his home computer, the latest in a string of embarrassments for the beleaguered Sheriff's Department.


Police: Bible College Officer Exposed Himself

A former Bible college police officer turned himself in to police Thursday, accused of exposing himself to three women during a traffic stop.


Officer's Bail Conditions Spark Protest

About a dozen women held up signs in front of an Anchorage courthouse protesting bail conditions for a police officer charged with multiple counts of sexual assault.


Warrensburg Police Officer Arrested

Decatur Police Detectives have arrested a 42 year old man for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault.


Philly Cop Facing Attempted Sexual Assault Charges

A Philadelphia Police officer has been arrested for allegedly attempting to engage in a sexual act with a prisoner inside a jail cell.


Code officer charged with killing his wife

The McLellans were set to mark their 10th wedding anniversary next month. But on Wednesday night, Lance McLellan fatally shot his wife while their 9-year-old daughter was home, investigators said.


IPSO deputy arrested for child pornography

Sgt. Keith Koen resigned his post immediately and was to be booked into the Iberia Parish Jail.


NC man in jail a week for mistaken identity

Authorities say a 44-year-old North Carolina man spent a week in jail because he has the same name as a suspect 23 years younger.


Former detective's reckless homicide trial on hold

The reckless homicide trial against a former Rutherford County sheriff's deputy has been put on hold.


Texas man to be freed, DA says trial was tainted

A convicted murderer who has been jailed for 14 years is expected to be freed Monday after Dallas prosecutors acknowledged his original trial was tainted.


Rahn resigns as Greece police chief

Greece officials say the $10,000 payout in exchange for indicted former Police Chief Merritt Rahn's resignation is the "best possible outcome for the town."


Waterville Township chief will not face criminal charges

A coffee cup containing liquor was found in the front of her police patrol car, according to investigative reports obtained by The Blade, but criminal charges will not be filed against Waterville Township Police Chief Kathleen Hartle, the reports said.


Police investigating Bergeron's on-the-job computer use

The suspended commander of the Baltimore Police Department's Southeastern District is being investigated for content on his office computer, police sources said.


Jail guard charged in drug thefts

A corrections officer at the Steuben County Jail was charged Wednesday for allegedly stealing prescription drugs from the facility.


Third city cop named

A third city police officer allegedly involved with "conduct unbecoming an officer" and misuse of city property was placed on paid administrative leave this week.


WVC Police officer arrested for enticing sex from minor

A high school resource officer from West Valley faces felony charges after allegedly sending sexual messages to someone he believed was a 15-year old boy.


South Beloit officer’s hearing is delayed

Lawyers for the City of South Beloit and an officer accused of violating police department policy are working to resolve charges before it goes to a hearing.


Dallas officer sidelined after prostitution arrest

A Dallas police officer is on administrative leave for allegedly soliciting a prostitute.

Sittner was already on restricted duty because of a DWI arrest.


Officer shooting at dog hits woman

Investigators say the shooting happened after a police officer responded to a disturbance. The officer drew her weapon to fire at a dog, but accidentally shot a woman standing nearby.


Attorney disbarred over property scam

For a couple of years before the real estate market came crashing down, a Daytona Beach attorney was hired to handle more than a dozen high-ticket real estate closings for an up-and-coming gas station owner and real estate investor.


LAPD officers charged with perjury

Three Los Angeles police officers were charged with perjury and conspiracy Tuesday for allegedly lying under oath in a drug-possession case that was dismissed last year when a videotape sharply contradicted their testimony.


Former deputy posted doctored Obama images at Idaho schools

A former sheriff's deputy is claiming responsibility for posting manipulated images of President Barack Obama wearing a Nazi uniform on the doors of three northern Idaho schools.


Payette County deputy arrested

A Payette County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested Thursday, Oct. 1, for allegedly driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, according to a release from the Payette County Sheriff’s Office.


Prison guard faces DWI charge in fatal mo-ped wreck

David Craig Wemyss, 52, of Warrenton, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired and failing to reduce speed, said First Sgt. D.L. Hewitt of the state Highway Patrol. He was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.


Putnam sheriff's deputy, animal rights advocate indicted

Barbara Dunn, 41, who had come under fire for alleged abuse of power and conflict of interest because she headed the Putnam County Humane Society at the same time she investigated animal abuse cases for the Sheriff's Office, was charged in a 28-count indictment that was unsealed ...


Broward Deputy Arrested on Extortion, Drug Charges

A Broward County sheriff's deputy has been arrested for alleged burglary, armed extortion and drug possession.

Thirty-four-year-old Manuel Silva is a nine-year department veteran.


Norwalk cop charged with having sex with minor

Anthony Santo, 42, of Norwalk, was arrested on a warrant and charged Friday evening with second-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor, Greenwich police said.


Holyoke police officer Paul Barkyoumb, whose credibility was challenged by Hampden Superior Court judge, slapped with restraining order

A Holyoke police detective whose credibility was assailed by a local judge earlier this year now faces a restraining order, after a Connecticut judge found he stole a suspect’s cell phone during a drug raid and sent his ex-girlfriend threatening text messages with it.


Ex-Ala. judge accused of trading sex for leniency

Herman Thomas was a rising star in Alabama politics with an enviable track record at the polls: a black Democrat who kept getting elected in a county overwhelmingly white and increasingly Republican. He seemed to have it all.


Deputy chief leaving force in wake of overtime report

The commander of the Durham Police Department's patrol officers and detectives has put in her retirement papers, after auditors determined that she personally approved a subordinate's hefty overtime claims.


Lawyer admits to political villainy

Dennis J. Oury, a politically connected North Jersey lawyer who was indicted last year along with the former head of the Bergen County Democratic Organization, pleaded guilty yesterday as the two men were on the verge of standing trial for corruption.


Charges: Cop's animal outburst included growling, urinating on station floor

The city policeman arrested after allegedly assaulting a 100-pound cancer patient was acting like a real animal, according to police who said yesterday the officer was running around growling and that he urinated on the floor of the police station.


Officer Found Sleeping in Woman's Bed

Authorities say a Capitol Police officer was arrested and charged with unlawful entry after he was found sleeping in a woman's bed early Sunday morning.


Officer accused of stealing HEAT funds heading to court

Stevie Perry, 39, is accused of depositing more than $26,998 in Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) reward checks into his personal bank account.


Baton Rouge police officer arrested

The Advocate of Baton Rouge reports the investigation began earlier this month when information was received that Cpl. Donald Bailey may have been involved in corrupt activities.


Alton cop arrested for suspected DUI

The Madison County Sheriff's Department confirmed that Jennifer Penney was arrested after she was found sitting by herself in her personal vehicle in Alton's Woodfield Subdivision.


Deputy enters Alford plea to murder facilitation

The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports that Roger D. Hall entered an Alford plea Monday to two counts of facilitation to murder Paul L. Browning Jr. and four counts of being involved in drug trafficking.


Ex-DeKalb Deputy Back In Jail

Authorities say a former DeKalb County sheriff's deputy charged with killing his wife and a day laborer last year is being held in the county jail after being captured in Central America.


Off-duty state cop cited in Rte. 6 crash

A state trooper at the scene found two beer cans in the Honda, but after taking Peirce to the hospital - where he was treated for minor injuries - a state police captain investigating the crash determined Peirce was not impaired ...


CG schools police chief accused of DUI

The head of Center Grove Schools' police force admitted to his boss he was drunk when he got pulled over in a sobriety checkpoint early Saturday. John Cox, the schools' police chief, is now on unpaid leave and facing charges.


Ex-West Columbia cop pleads guilty to stealing gun, cocaine

A former West Columbia policeman pleaded guilty Monday to five felony charges, including two counts of tampering with physical evidence and theft of a firearm by a public servant.


Creve Coeur officer faces battery charge

A Creve Coeur police officer and his girlfriend were arrested on Thursday and each booked on a charge of domestic battery.

Jeremy R. Ellis, 27, of Pekin, who has been a full-time Creve Coeur police officer for the last two years, surrendered to Bartonville police and was arrested about 3 p.m. Thursday.


Connolly pleads innocent

Former Seneca County sheriff Leo T. Connolly was arraigned in Seneca County Court on the same official misconduct charges he was found guilty of last year.


Henrico Police Officer Arrest

Police say Henrico County Officer J.L. Crain was involved in an accident early Sunday morning on Interstate 64 at Gaskins Road.

Officers responding to the crash arrested Crain for DUI and court records show his blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.


City officer faces federal theft, embezzlement charges

A Baltimore police officer assigned to a federal drug task force was arrested by the FBI and charged Thursday with stealing money and jewelry from houses targeted on drug raids and with embezzling from funds used to pay confidential informants, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office.


Man Charged In Teens' Sexual Assault Is Prison Guard

A 28-year-old Loveland man who was arrested Friday after police said he gave alcohol to three teenage girls, sexually assaulted two of them and then threatened to cut the throat of one girl is a Colorado prison guard.


Va Beach DUI Officer Sentenced for Drunk Driving

A Virginia Beach DUI enforcement officer is appealing his conviction on drunken driving and hit and run charges.

Bryan K. Womble was found guilty Monday following a bench trial in Virginia Beach General District Court. He appealed the verdict to Circuit Court.


Former Fulton Sheriff’s officer lied to jury

Former Fulton County Jail detention officer Derontay Anton Langford pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Atlanta to obstructing justice by lying to a federal grand jury investigating the 2008 death of an inmate at the jail.


Police officers taken off job, under investigation

Two Northglenn Police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of their investigations. It originated within Northglenn's department's internal affairs division, but the cases have now been turned over for full criminal investigation by the Denver Police Department to avoid any conflict of interest.


Virginia Beach officer guilty of DUI and hit and run

Known for enforcing laws relating to driving under the influence, Virginia Beach police officer Brian Womble has been convicted of driving under the influence and hit and run. He's the officer who arrested former Redskin Bruce Smith for driving drunk.


Ex-SoCal Officer Gets 15 Years For Drug Dealing

Alvaro Murillo was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, four months after being convicted of two drug conspiracies, one count of extortion and one count of submitting a false tax return.