Law Archive Page 7


Fort Collins Officer's Perjury Case Postponed

Lt. James Broderick is charged with perjury in the investigation of Timothy Masters, who was convicted of murder in 1999 but released in 2008 after he was exonerated by DNA evidence.


Alleged victim, mother testify as ex-APD officer trial begins

Former Aspen police officer Joe Holman’s defense is not contesting that he placed a small video camera in his stepdaughter’s shower last year, or that he destroyed it after the teenager found it. But they argue he committed no crime in doing so because his intent was not to video tape the youngster with the camera.


Ex Duluth Cop Gets 60 Years in Prison

A Gwinnett County judge has sentenced a former Duluth police officer accused of shooting another officer and attacking a woman to 60 years in prison.


Ex-U.S. prosecutor Richard Convertino nearly unmanageable, filings says

Former federal prosecutor Richard Convertino wasn't just headstrong, he was a nearly unmanageable employee who blew off reprimands, cut secret deals, kept his bosses in the dark, drummed up lucrative work for a snitch and tried to land a position for himself, a new court filing by the U.S. Justice Department says.


Seneca Sheriff's deputy trial set for August

Osborne is charged with class A misdemeanor counts of menacing and reckless endangerment in connection with a Dec. 30, 2008, incident at the Petro Travel Center on Route 414 in Tyre.


Three Hackensack rookie cops suspended without pay

One police source with knowledge of the case says the suspensions stem from the handling of a motor vehicle accident involving one of the officers while he was off-duty.


Officer indicted on murder, gun charges

A Baltimore grand jury on Monday indicted an Eastern District police officer on murder and handgun charges in the killing of an unarmed man last month outside a Mount Vernon nightclub ...


Raid on corrections officer's home shows links to criminals

Items hauled out of a corrections officer's apartment before she was indicted in a gang racketeering conspiracy appear to connect her to a who's who of Baltimore criminals.


6 Officers Indicted; 4 Charged With Danziger Killings

Six New Orleans police officers have been been indicted on federal charges in connection with the shootings on the Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina.


Cop Arrested In Prostitution Sting

According to the Anchorage Police Department, which conducted the sting with the FBI, Lt. Daniel Schrader with the Ted Stevens International Airport Police and Fire Department was arrested ...


Cumming lawyer sent to federal prison

A disbarred lawyer from Cumming, Ga., was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for taking more than $4.3 million in trust funds from clients by lying to them that they were in investments earning good returns.


State IDs officer involved in 100 mph cruiser crash

The state Department of Safety has released the name of the Seabrook police officer who drove a cruiser through a red light at 100 miles per hour on Feb. 5, then crashed into a pickup truck driven by a civilian.


Ex-cop pleads guilty to selling meth on duty

A man who worked as a Pulaski and Radford police officer would pull up to methamphetamine dealers' homes in his marked patrol car, walk into a room full of drug users while wearing his uniform and gun, then sit down and smoke dope with them, a federal prosecutor said Friday.


EASTVILLE: Former corrections officers plead guilty to sex with inmate

Two former correctional officers at the Eastern Shore Regional Jail on Wednesday pleaded guilty to having sex with a woman incarcerated there.


Suspended sergeants made six figures

Five Providence Police sergeants suspended with pay in a time-book investigation all made six figures, including taxpayer-funded bonus checks for not calling out sick.


Moab cop will spend 30 days in jail for stealing from department

Edward Arvel Guerrero, 43, was sentenced Tuesday in Moab's 7th District Court. He was ordered to begin serving his sentence July 10.


Ex-PG Co. officer pleads guilty in bank break-in

Authorities say Eddie Smith Jr. of Fort Washington plead guilty Tuesday to breaking into a bank with intent to commit felony bank larceny.


Fort Lauderdale Cop Escapes Hooker's Sex Assault Charges

A Fort Lauderdale police officer accused of forcing a prostitute to perform oral sex on him at gunpoint in his patrol car will escape charges, but may be permanantly barred from a return to the force.


Inspector General Ferguson: Taxpayers 'hemorrhaging' money

In a preliminary report issued Tuesday, Ferguson concluded that straight overtime payments to the Fire Department’s 50 “exempt” employees skyrocketed — from $18,516 in 2008 to $311,180 in 2009 and $191,293 during the first three months of this year.


Former Farmington detective arraigned on theft charges

A former Farmington police detective accused of stealing more than $1,000 from the station's evidence room had no comment following his arraignment Tuesday morning.


Former Richmond Sheriff's Deputy to Serve Jail Time

David Robinson was sentenced to 14 months in jail today for keeping more than 20 pit bulls inside his Henrico home. Police believe he planned to use the animals for dog fighting.


Lincoln constable faces felony charge

A Lincoln County constable will appear in court next week after he and a woman allegedly sold a car that didn’t belong to them.


Skakel lawyer admits failing to pay $400K in taxes

Celebrity attorney Michael Sherman pleaded guilty Wednesday to willfully failing to pay about $400,000 in federal income taxes, admitting he had the ability to pay but spent the money on country club memberships and other discretionary items.


JP deputies arrested after drug scandal

Two JPSO deputies were arrested and a third deputy who is under investigation has resigned, Sheriff Newell Normand announced at a press conference.


Sheriff Admits Paying People To Vote For Him

Former Dodge County Sheriff Lawton Douglas has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on a vote-buying conspiracy charge.


APD Officer Accused Of Threatening To Kill Wife

Albuquerque police Officer Ladio Canales is facing felony charges after investigators said his wife called 911 on Tuesday night from their home on Calle Alava.


High Court Denies Ex-Judge Proctor Removal Appeal

The judicial discipline panel alleged that Proctor had engaged in inappropriate relationships with some defendants in a probation program he had created, called Cycle Breakers.


GPD officer involved in egg throwing resigns under cloud

A Gainesville Police officer who was involved in an off-duty incident of harassing residents of certain neighborhoods and is currently under an internal investigation has resigned.


Retrial begins for former state trooper

The Providence Journal reports Jeffrey Clark was convicted of assaulting a handcuffed man in the back of a South Kingstown police cruiser in 2006.


Jailed Tulelake officer still on health plan

The city has yet to fire Adan Cardona, who was arrested on multiple sex-related charges in July 2009.


School police officer found guilty of sexual abuse of student

A Baltimore school police officer was found guilty Tuesday of sexually abusing a 16-year-old student in his office at Masonville Cove Community Academy last year.


Witness: Ex-BART officer had stun gun training

Mehserle's attorney has argued that his client, who resigned from BART shortly after the shooting, mistakenly pulled his handgun instead of his Taser stun gun when he shot Grant in the back on an Oakland train platform.


Deputy Sheriff Arrested on DUI Charge

Richmond City Deputy Sheriff Kenneth N. Randall, 30, was arrested early Sunday morning by the Richmond Police Department after he was observed disregarding a traffic light.


Ex-Douglas deputy faces battery, sex abuse charges

A former Douglas County sheriff's deputy accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a woman in a Tuscola store last spring has been criminally charged with the offense.


City detective accused of road-rage assault faces trial

A city police detective will stand trial on charges that he choked a motorist and threatened him with a pistol during an off-duty road-rage incident last month.


Fired Washington Trooper To Face Arson-For-Hire Plot Trial

A Pennsylvania state police trooper who was fired from the Washington station must stand trial on charges he tried to hire a man suspected of being a drug dealer to burn down his then-girlfriend's home.


Cop Caught Viewing Hundreds of “Mature” Web Pages

A Fort Worth police officer was caught spending nearly two hours on a city computer viewing more than 300 web pages “associated with ‘mature’ themes,” a disciplinary memo dated May 24, 2010 stated.


Ex-Philly cop due in court in trooper crash

A former Philadelphia police officer is due in court to face DUI charges for allegedly causing a crash that injured a state police trooper.


Ex-North Las Vegas officer arrested after probe

A former North Las Vegas police officer who said his badge stopped a bullet in a shootout has been arrested on suspicion of making the incident up.


State Police inquiry targets Middlesex sheriff

Sheriff Guy Abbott is targeted in an embezzlement inquiry for allegedly directing county and state funds for his personal use.


NOPD officers rack up millions in overtime pay

As the city struggles with a budget shortfall of tens of millions of dollars, the New Orleans Police Department is spending millions more than authorized, largely due to the liberal use of overtime that has long been departmental policy.


Kenner police officer arrested for theft

A Kenner Police officer has been suspended after being arrested for shoplifting while working an off-duty at a department store, according to police spokesman Lt. Wayne McInnis.


Ex-Mesa officer in Gilbert crash may lose police credentials

A state law-enforcement panel is considering whether to revoke the certification of a former Mesa police officer who crashed his SUV in Gilbert, fled the scene and lied to investigators.


Judge fed up with Detroit Police complaint backlog

A federal judge is ordering the City of Detroit into court Thursday to explain why it hasn’t come up with a plan to deal with more than 1,100 backlogged complaints with the Board of Police Commissioners.


Flagler Beach lieutenant charged with abuse

A Flagler Beach police lieutenant was arrested Monday following an investigation of abuse during arrests in 2008 and 2009, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said.


Cincinnati police officer arrested for assault, domestic violence

A Cincinnati police officer has been arrested after allegedly assaulting two women Saturday.


Hunted officer turns self in

Gahiji A. Tshamba, a 15-year police veteran, was also charged Sunday with first- and second-degree assault and using a firearm in commission of a crime of violence in the shooting death of Tyrone Brown, 32, outside a Mount Vernon nightclub on June 5, according to charging documents.


NOPD hit once again with claim of cover-up

Many New Orleanians' jaws dropped four months ago when the first of five police officers confessed to deadly misconduct on the Danziger Bridge in the days after Hurricane Katrina.


400 Convicted in DC with Bad Alcohol Breath Tests

D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles said Wednesday that city police improperly set the baseline alcohol concentration levels and the machines would show a driver's blood-alcohol content to be about 20 percent higher than it was.


Police chief in Texas border town arrested by FBI

Local officials say the police chief of a small Texas town near the border with Mexico is in federal custody on unknown charges.


2 Atlanta officers fired after shooting probe

Two Atlanta police officers involved in the 2006 fatal shooting of a 92-year-old grandmother were fired after an internal investigation found they lied and falsified documents after the botched drug raid.


NH lawyer suspended in connection with missing $

New Hampshire's highest court has temporarily suspended a Manchester attorney pending an audit following allegations that $45,000 was missing from a client's trust account.


Sheriff questioned on lack of deputy prosecutions

The N.C. Attorney General’s Office has asked Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown for information about why a deputy was not prosecuted after allegedly breaking into county offices two years ago to spy on his estranged wife.


Ex-Santa Rosa officer gets 30 years for Brinks heists

A Sonoma County judge Tuesday imposed the maximum sentence to a former Santa Rosa police officer and Brinks company driver convicted of masterminding four armored car robberies in the North Bay.


City officer had earlier alcohol-related shooting

The Baltimore police officer suspected of killing a man behind a Mount Vernon club early Saturday after a night of revelry was disciplined by the city Police Department five years ago for shooting a man while intoxicated.


Ex-Hollywood officers accused of falsifying crash report now face federal lawsuit

A woman arrested for DUI after a Hollywood police officer rear-ended her and allegedly doctored a police report to place the blame on her is suing the officer, the city of Hollywood and four other Police Department employees present at the 2009 crash site.


Md. Police: Officer Involved in Shooting

An off-duty officer shot and killed an unarmed man early Saturday outside a nightclub after the man made advances toward a woman who was with the officer, Baltimore police said.


Assault Charge Against Pueblo Officer Dropped

Prosecutors have dropped a domestic violence charge filed against a Pueblo police officer after his wife, also an officer, said she wouldn't cooperate with the district attorney's office.


Former Warrensville Heights police officer charged with fraud

A former Warrensville Heights police officer has been accused of defrauding more than two dozen people, including active and former area police officers and firefighters, out of a combined $889,000.


Officer In Training Charged In Hit-And-Run

Marquis Morrison was charged Friday with a number of charges including evading responsibility, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and operating a motorcycle without a license.


SF Detective Charged With Drunken Driving

A detective with the Santa Fe Police Department had been charged with aggravated drunken driving following his arrest by state police over the holiday weekend.


NOPD officer arrested on battery charges

A 13-year-veteran of the NOPD was arrested Saturday night and booked for battery on his girlfriend, disturbing the peace and public intoxication.


Ex-Indianapolis police officer charged with arson

Authorities say a former Indianapolis police officer has been charged with arson in a fire at apartment complex and is a suspect in nine other fires since September.


NH police captain fired; charged with theft

The town of Hudson has fired a police captain accused of padding his hours and stealing from the police department.


Police officer arrested for killing wife, family reacts

Police believe Shari was shot and killed by her husband, Deon Cartmell, who was a Metro officer at the time.


Officer behind bars

A part-time police officer in Scotland Neck was arrested last night, Tuesday, June 1, on domestic violence and obstruction charges ...


Raritan Borough police chief admits tampering with report

Raritan Borough police chief Laurence Hess pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of tampering with public records.


DC correctional officer convicted for smuggling

Prosecutors say a correctional officer has been sentenced to one year in jail for taking bribes to smuggle contraband to inmates at the D.C. Correctional Treatment Facility.


Camden County lawyer under probe on pension

The New Jersey Division of Pension and Benefits is investigating 11 lawyers as part of the fallout of a state probe into Gloucester County Democratic Chairman Michael Angelini.


Police chief found guilty in 1972 slaying of Marine

A North Carolina jury has found a small-town police chief guilty in the shooting death of a Marine sergeant 37 years ago.


Charges against Nye County detective refiled

The deputy prosecutor who refiled criminal charges against a Nye County sheriff's detective on Monday said he was pressured into it despite his own misgivings, according to the latest court documents in the bizarre case.


Sherrill Police Chief James Hastings suspended without pay

Sherrill Police Chief James Hastings has been suspended from his duties without pay.


State trooper faces 3 felony charges in northeast Missouri

Dustin Berry of Leonard was charged last week with possessing a truck with an altered vehicle identification number. Prosecutors say he also misrepresented the cost of the truck when he registered it.


Deputy Charged for Stealing Meth from Evidence Room

According to the criminal complaint, surveillance video shows 47-year-old Daniel David Kahlow entering the evidence room and drug evidence vault at the Carver County Sheriff's Office and departing during the same time frame.


Jury selection begins in Chicago police torture trial

For decades, black men across Chicago described torture at the hands of former police Lt. Jon Burge and his officers, and for decades no one listened.


5th ex-cop is charged in Danziger coverup

A fifth former New Orleans police officer was charged in federal court Friday with covering up the circumstances of the deadly Danziger Bridge shooting, in which police are accused of shooting six unarmed civilians in the days after Hurricane Katrina.


Naugatuck Cop Accused of Domestic Violence

Peter Bosco, a 13-year member of the department, is accused of having a physical dispute with his live-in girlfriend, police said.


Florida Keys deputy charged in attack on girlfriend

Edgar Pineiro, 32, was charged Wednesday with false imprisonment, witness tampering and battery.


Nogales officer accused of sexual contact with girl

A Nogales, Ariz., police officer was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of engaging in sexual conduct with a minor, authorities said.


Deputy Argued With Father-In-Law Before Shootings

Detectives at the Tacoma Police Department have released some details of what happened Friday night when a Pierce County sheriff's deputy killed his in-laws, and then turned the gun on himself in Gig Harbor.


US officials begin review of New Orleans police

Federal authorities launched a top-to-bottom review of the troubled New Orleans Police Department on Monday, a probe requested by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who predicted it will result in court-ordered transformation of a department beleaguered by allegations of sometimes deadly brutality.


Judge Facing Serious Allegations

A local judge is facing allegations that she ignored the law and kept defendants behind bars long after they should have been free.


Ex-Midvale officer facing additional charges

Two new cases were investigated by the Unified Police Department, one involving allegations of impersonating a police officer and the other a possible probation violation.


Ex-NYPD officer convicted of conspiracy in Rutherford incident

A former New York City police officer was acquitted on Friday of trying to rob a suspected drug dealer in Rutherford but was convicted of a lesser charge of conspiracy.


Dixie corrections officer resigns after DUI arrest

Lorie Ann Hodge, 40, was arrested in Hernando County on May 4 and charged with DUI.


Delaware police: Ex-Milford cop gets probation for pepper-spraying

Former Milford police officer Joseph Perna, accused of pepper-spraying a woman handcuffed to a hospital wall last year, will walk away with no criminal conviction on his record if he completes an anger-management class and pays a $100 fine.


Misconduct probe centers on deputies involved in Downey arrest

The sheriff's department is investigating allegations of misconduct by deputies who arrested a woman who filed a complaint against them, it was reported today.


Zisa faces fresh claims of intimidation

Hackensack Police Chief Ken Zisa was hit with new claims of intimidation and retaliation Friday in a federal lawsuit brought by an officer who said he kept quiet about the alleged drunken-driving accident that led to Zisa’s arrest because he feared for his job.


Former trooper charged on 1965 human rights death

It took more than four decades for a former Alabama state trooper to be indicted on charges that he gunned down a black demonstrator during a civil rights protest.


APD officer who shot 18-year-old fired for DWI

Austin Police Department officer Leonardo Quintana was fired Thursday after being arrested for driving while intoxicated earlier this year.


Former Banning Police Officer Charged With Insurance Fraud

A former Banning police officer, his father and two friends are facing insurance fraud charges for filing claims on a pickup truck that was reported stolen, but which allegedly was actually hidden by the defendants.


Court Date Set for Shinnston Cop Arrested for Counterfeiting

An investigation revealed that Matheny, while working for Shinnston Police, recovered the bill on July 30 from a Shinnston business and took a report that it was counterfeit. The serial numbers on the two bills matched, according to police.


Former Virginia Beach police officer sentenced for marriage fraud conspiracy

Former Virginia Beach Police officer Andrey Savelyev, age 41, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for conspiring to commit marriage fraud and lying to the FBI.


City officers to be indicted in teens' kidnapping

The officers, Tyrone S. Francis, Milton G. Smith III and a yet-to-be identified officer, were expected to be charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, second-degree assault and misconduct in office, sources said.


Oregon investigator faces identity hearing

An Oregon liquor control investigator accused of assuming the identity of a murdered Ohio boy has waived an extradition hearing and awaits transport back to Oregon to face criminal charges.


Former MU police officer under investigation in child pornography incident

A former MU police officer who resigned following child pornography claims is being investigated by the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force.


Burlington Police Lieutenant Charged With DWI

The North Carolina Highway Patrol charged Lt. Robin Harlukowicz, 44, on Thursday, April 29.


Man arrested for DWI was Hamilton police officer, Colgate guard

Daniel Furner, 38, of 2782 Mill Hill Road, Brookfield, was driving a pickup truck shortly before 5 a.m. when the truck left the road and hit a tree. Police said Furner then left the scene, but was found a short distance away.


Philly cop charged with murder in water fight gone wrong

Authorities say 26-year-old Rudolph Gary shot and killed 22-year-old Howard Williams in an altercation that witnesses say started when children and adults tried to beat the heat by spraying each other with water.


Hackensack Police Chief Ken Zisa suspended with pay following administrative charges

The chief was placed on a paid leave of absence on Friday by the city manager, a day after he surrendered to authorities on charges of insurance fraud.


Former officer charged with sex battery

A former Lowell Correctional Institute employee - who had an arrest warrant for two counts of sexual battery by a correctional officer - was taken into custody Thursday.


NOPD Officer Booked With DWI

Assistant Superintendent Marlon Defillo said Monday supervisors discovered that Patrick Hartman was operating a police vehicle while apparently under the influence.


Fugitive Davie cop fled to Italy; fired from job

Vally Getejanc, a rookie with the Davie Police Department, flew into a Rome airport Tuesday to avoid two separate trials on assault and battery charges, said agency spokeswoman Dani Moschella.


Deputy charged with attacking boyfriend

A female deputy accused of assaulting a fellow deputy, her live-in boyfriend, was arrested Wednesday on charges of domestic violence allegedly after he showed up to work injured, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.


FWPD Officer Charged With Possessing Marijuana

A Fort Worth police officer has been arrested and charged with possessing marijuana, tampering with evidence and is accused of also smoking marijuana while on duty and in uniform.


Officers Caught in Nasty Dog-Licking Scandal

Several high-ranking officers are under investigation and could face criminal charges for letting a dog eat out of a peanut butter jar and then placing it back on the shelf for other unsuspecting officers to use, according to the South Florida Times.


Driver Accidentally Killed By Lebanon Officer

Neighbors said they awoke when they heard about 15 gunshots.


Cop guilty of excessive force during arrest

A Baytown police officer convicted of beating a man after a chase must surrender his peace officer's license, take anger management classes and write a letter of apology to his victim.


Laredo cop arrested on drug charges

Hale faces charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and the use of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime.


Ex-cop pleads guilty in Carlstadt warehouse robbery

Wearing a yellow federal prisoner jumpsuit with his wrists and ankles shackled, Orlando Garcia confessed his role in the Feb. 9 heist, in which 11 employees were held hostage as day laborers loaded about $600,000 worth of perfume into trucks rented in the officers’ real names.


Former judge Lynn E. Ashcroft won't face criminal charges

Ashcroft did not disclose that he knew Parks before handling her case and specifically requested to hear her case, according to investigative documents released Monday by the DOJ.


Off duty NJ trooper's alcohol-related traffic stops come under scrutiny

All told, McKaig was stopped 10 times for various offenses over a 14-month period, but she has never received a traffic ticket in New Jersey ...


Former Marion police officer pleads guilty to charges

Whitehead admitted to a federal judge he kicked a handcuffed person he placed under arrest twice in the face on August 14, 2009.


Jersey City cop who beat wife faces up to 10 years in prison

On March 12 a jury convicted Officer Juan Torres Jr., 29, of Jersey City, on charges including multiple counts of domestic violence, possession of his service weapon for an unlawful purpose, and endangering the welfare of the couple's 18-month-old child.


Former cop’s trial goes to jury

The trial of a former Albuquerque Police Department officer accused of interfering with a federal investigation went to an Albuquerque jury Thursday morning.


Corrections officer shot in CVS burglary faces additional charges

Additional charges were lodged Tuesday against a suspended state corrections officer shot in the face during a burglary attempt at a Brick pharmacy on Saturday, authorities said.


NYPD officer admits role in perfume heist

A New York City police officer has pleaded guilty to helping carry out a heist at a New Jersey perfume warehouse.


City officer, charged with pulling gun at bar, is fired

A 21-year-old Baltimore city police officer accused of pulling a gun during a dispute at a Windsor Mill bar was terminated by the agency Tuesday, police said.


Cop accused of cheating the city

A Detroit police officer has been charged with larceny for allegedly bilking the city out of more than $15,000 by leaving work early for an overlapping moonlighting gig, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced Monday.


City Officer Fired, 2 Others Suspended

One Baltimore city police officer has been fired and two others have been removed from duty while the department investigates three separate acts of violence.


Ex-NYPD officer goes on trial over cyclist clash

The video started as a tourist's souvenir of a trip to Times Square and ended up in the spotlight at a former police officer's trial.


4 APD Officers To Be Questioned About Excessive Force

An Atlanta City Council committee has voted to issue subpoenas against four police officers who refused to answer a citizen panel's questions about excessive force complaints.


No Charges Against Cop In Crash That Killed Couple

Orange County prosecutors will not file charges against a police officer in a crash that killed a couple, despite a recommendation of manslaughter charges from the California Highway Patrol.


City officer arrested after allegedly pulling gun in bar

An off-duty Baltimore police officer was arrested Friday after Baltimore County police say he pulled a gun on employees at a Windsor Mill bar.


Capitol Hill Police Officer Charged With Child Porn

Dennis Bell is a veteran United States Capitol Police officer. The 55-year-old was released on $20-thousand bail, and charged with possession and distribution of child pornography over the internet, according to Manassas City Police.


More Officers Suspended After Beating Of UMd. Student

Prince George's County police have suspended four officers in their investigation of a video showing officers in riot gear beating a University of Maryland student during a rowdy celebration after a basketball game.


D.C. Officer Changes Story About Carjacking

Charging documents show that Officer Kevin Carey changed his story several times while being interviewed by Baltimore police.


N.O. Police Detective Charged With Payroll Fraud

A New Orleans police detective has been charged with payroll fraud -- the first in what could be several counts filed against officers in unrelated cases now under review.


Officer Suspended After Beating Of UMd. Student

A police chief in suburban Washington says the beating of a college student by three officers during a rowdy basketball victory celebration was an isolated incident and doesn't reflect the entire department.


SLED investigating missing money seized as evidence

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating what happened to money seized as evidence in an Orangeburg drug stop.


Stratton fires embattled Schenectady police officer John Lewis

Lewis was arrested for twice for DWI, criminal mischief, harrassment and most recently reckless endangerment.


DA: Money, Drugs Missing From California Police

Washington County District Attorney Steven Toprani thinks officers in the California Police Department should take polygraph and drug tests after money and marijuana were found to be missing from the police evidence room.


Fraud at local state prison?

There has been fraud going on at one of the state prisons in Oneida County for 17 years, a press release from the offices of the New York State Comptroller and the State Inspector General said Monday.


Sgt. accused of road rage taken off street patrol

The Portland sergeant who was accused in a road rage incident while he was off-duty has been taken off street patrol, City Commissioner Dan Saltzman told KGW Monday afternoon.


AG Concerned About Police Conduct

Sorrell is launching a criminal investigation in a case involving a Rutland police officer who allegedly used a pepper-ball riot-control gun to subdue an unruly prisoner as he stood shackled in a holding cell New Year's Day.


Nation's top fisheries cop fired

The nation's top fisheries cop has been fired after a federal review detailed mismanagement at his agency and found that he ordered files destroyed during the review.


Third NOPD Officer Pleads Guilty In Danziger Case

A former New Orleans police officer has told authorities he saw a fellow officer shoot and kick unarmed, wounded civilians in a deadly incident on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.


Probation charge dropped against caught-on-video cop

Abbate — convicted in the infamous, caught-on-surveillance-video beating of a female bartender at a Northwest Side bar — tested positive for opiates, authorities said in February.


Tucson Police detective indicted

A 16-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department has been indicted on six felony charges, including computer tampering by accessing a restricted database for personal use.


ATF agent kills wife, self

A Flagstaff-based agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shot and killed his wife, then turned a gun on himself Monday evening.


Officer arrested in kidnap rape, case

Officer Anthony Nicholas Orban, 30, and Jeff Thomas Jelinek, an officer for the California Department of Corrections, were both arrested Saturday after allegedly abducting a 24-year-old restaurant employee as she left work at Ontario Mills Mall.


Deputy Fired after Kidnap Plot Accusation

A Collier County Sheriff's Offfice deputy has been fired after authorities say he plotted to have his estranged wife kidnapped so he could come to her rescue.


Drug lab scandal could undermine murder case

San Francisco's growing drug lab scandal, which has already led local prosecutors to drop hundreds of narcotics cases, could also undermine a triple murder conviction that federal prosecutors won last year against a gang member who faces life behind bars.


Williamson Co. Sheriff's Deputy charged with assault, vandalism

It's not that unusual for police to get a call about a fight in a bar on a Friday night. At 11:40 p.m., Spring Hill Police got a call about a fight inside Big Al's Bar and Grill on Kedron Road.


Cop Accused Of Groping Wants Taxpayers To Cover Defense

The off-duty Orlando police officer accused of inappropriately touching a nursing mother wants taxpayers to pay for his defense.


Indiana officer uses Taser on boy, 10

One officer called to a home day care to help control an unruly 10-year-old used a stun gun on the boy and another slapped him in the face when he wouldn't listen to them, a central Indiana chief police said Thursday.


Civil-racketeering case may prove Andrew Thomas' undoing

Last fall, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced that he was thinking of running for Arizona attorney general in November's general elections.


Norfolk Officer Guilty In Mail Fraud Case

A former Norfolk police officer has pleaded guilty to mail fraud involving faking the theft of his own car.


State Trooper In Court, Suspected Of Driving Drunk On Duty

Forty-eight-year-old David Dolan was arrested while in uniform and driving a marked Colorado State Patrol car on March 22.


Former Tucumcari officer accused of trying to smuggle illegal immigrant

A former Tucumcari police chief was arrested Friday and accused of trying to smuggle an illegal immigrant into the U.S.


Osceola County Jail chief Futch resigns; 16 workers to be fired

After three major incidents at his facility — including the escape of a Bloods gang leader — the chief of the Osceola County Jail resigned Monday.


Boston cop accused of faking injuries

A Boston police detective who was once honored as a department "top cop" for tracking down a missing baby has been charged with faking injuries so he could collect disability payments.


Sheriff's Deputy Arrested for DUI, Never Charged

Cpl. Donovan Gholston drove his personal vehicle into a ditch earlier this month and was arrested after allegedly failing a sobriety test.


Ex-FBI agent denies betrayal

A former FBI agent and undercover CIA officer who pleaded guilty to immigration fraud and unauthorized use of a federal computer is fighting to clear her name and regain her U.S. citizenship.


Reinstatements of Shreveport police officers raise questions

Through the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board in the past three years, the Police Department has returned more than half of dismissed officers to the force.


Police Officer Turns Herself in for Timesheet Fraud

The Montgomery County Police Department is investigating one of their own for altering her paychecks to get money for time she didn't earn.


Essex County Prosecutor's Office failed to notify victims' relatives that bodies were stolen

The letter from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office last month made no sense to Robin Samoilow.


Newport News police officer convicted of assault at party

A Newport News police officer has been convicted of assaulting a woman and brandishing a firearm at a party.


Officer to face criminal charges

State police began investigating David Schauwecker in August after images of possible child pornography were found on a laptop computer he had used.


Ex-Riverside police chief pleads guilty to DUI

Russell Leach pleaded guilty Thursday in Riverside to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence. Prosecutors agreed to drop the other charge and he likely won't face any jail time.


Everett police officer may face murder charge over shooting

An Everett police officer apparently will go on trial next month charged with murder in connection with a fatal June shooting outside an Everett restaurant.


Sheriff's Deputy Charged For Inappropriate Contact With Prisoner

A Fairfax County Deputy Sheriff was arrested after an investigation determined he allegedly was engaged in unsuitable contact with a 25-year-old female prisoner.


Ex-BF chief Dunfee pleads guilty

Former interim Bellows Falls Police Chief John Dunfee pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and was ordered to pay back the $2,300 he took from the village to pay off his gambling debt.


Homeland boss convicted of immigration violation

A federal jury in Boston has found a former top U.S. Department of Homeland Security official guilty of encouraging her Brazilian housekeeper to remain in the United States illegally.


Officer who said badge stopped bullet charged with making story up

Thirty-year-old Joshua J. Smith was charged Monday with two counts of filing a false report and one count of fabricating or tampering with evidence.


Former New Castle, NH, police chief gets jail time

The former New Castle police chief has been sentenced to four months in prison after pleading guilty to charges he stole nearly $8,700 from a charity account over two years.


HPD disciplined 26 officers in '09

Twenty-six officers of the Honolulu Police Department were disciplined last year for a variety of violations, including excessive use of force and falsifying police records.


3 law officers, 1 EMT indicted

District Attorney Paul Howard has secured the indictment of three law officers and an emergency medical worker on charges ranging from assault to murder.


LaFollette officer, accused of pistol-whipping man at card game, resigns

A LaFollette Police officer, accused of pistol-whipping another man after a dispute over money at a card game in Clinton, has resigned his post.


Camden cop pleads guilty; 185 cases dropped, prisoners released

Drug charges have been dropped in 185 cases tainted by five Camden police officers who are suspected of planting drugs on suspects and making illegal arrests, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Friday.


Danziger Bridge case suggests culture of corruption at NOPD

When an investigator needed an identity for a fabricated witness in the Danziger Bridge police shooting, prosecutors say, he looked to his fellow officers for help.


Ex-Beach Patrol officer arrested again

For the second time in five months, a 44-year-old former Volusia County Beach Patrol officer accused of having sex with a teenager went to jail.


Officer, Chicago teacher charged with smuggling drugs into jail

A Cook County Jail corrections officer and a Chicago public school teacher have been charged in separate incidents with trying to smuggle drugs into the jail complex.


Sheriff's Captain Arrested In Sex Assault Case

A Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department captain is under arrest, accused in the sexual assault of a child.


Tempe officer resigns after sexual encounters

Tempe police say a former officer used his position to make dates and have sex with women.


Isle of Wight Sheriff's sergeant charged with having sex with young female relative

Search warrants obtained by NewsChannel 3 show that Franklin police officers have enough evidence against Sergeant Carwile to charge him with multiple felony sex crimes.


Sheriff's Lieutenant Rips Grill, Teeth Out of Man's Mouth

Last November, a Lieutenant with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office ripped out a man's grill before taking his mug shot.


85 firearms seized in Boulder City constable probe

After Boulder City's constable was arrested March 10 on burglary and false documentation charges, officers served search warrants at his office, home and three storage areas and confiscated 85 firearms, as well as badges and drug paraphernalia, police said Monday.


Police report on Danziger shooting differs greatly from guilty officers' accounts

Former police Lt. Michael Lohman and former detective Jeffrey Lehrmann have already pleaded guilty in the case, calling the facts in the police report an elaborate cover-up to hide a bad police shooting.


City to pay $200,000 in secret settlement

The city Board of Estimates this week approved a secret $200,000 settlement to a person who had sued the Baltimore Police Department, saying the terms and name would be kept confidential to avoid "unfair damage to the career and reputation of the plaintiff."


Federal corruption investigators get new leadership

The selection of a new chief and deputy to run the department's public integrity unit takes place amid an investigation of the unit's handling of the trial of Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska.


Attorney General To Probe SFPD Crime Lab

Attorney General Jerry Brown said he was sending in a team of investigators "to get to the bottom of these serious evidence-tampering allegations."


Ex-Itasca Co deputy sentenced for sex crimes

A former Itasca County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to roughly 12 years in prison and six years of supervised release for sexually abusing a teenager over several years.


LaFollette officer arrested after alleged fight in Clinton

A LaFollette Police officer is suspended without pay after being arrested while at a friend's house in Clinton.


Hamilton County bailiff acquitted on some bribery charges

A former Hamilton County bailiff who resigned during a criminal investigation was acquitted of the most serious charges against him today but found guilty of attempted bribery, a felony.


RI's capital to give police random drug tests

Providence will start randomly testing its police officers for illegal drug use after three of them were arrested last week in a narcotics sting, Mayor David Cicilline said Monday.


Durham deputy focus of counterfeit probe

An officer with the Durham County Sheriff's Office is on administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation into a Mexican food restaurant he owns.


NH official charged with seeking arrest of court

A New Hampshire justice of the peace is facing charges he sent the Concord police department a warrant for the arrest of the five members of the state Supreme Court.


3rd NYPD officer charged in $1M NJ perfume heist

A third New York City police officer has been charged in the robbery of $1 million worth of perfume from a northern New Jersey warehouse.


Source: Plowman to resign from IMPD

Major Plowman was put on 30-day paid leave from his post with Metro Police because he is the subject of an internal investigation.


Ex-Boise police officer accused of sexual conduct with 5 infants

Boise police and the Ada County Sheriff's Office said Saturday the accusations involved incidents in the past five years and did not appear to involve on-duty work.


Police: Official's alcohol level high

A Butte County deputy district attorney arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence had a blood alcohol level of 0.37 percent — nearly five times the legal limit for intoxicated driving, the California Highway Patrol said.


Grant County Sheriff's Deputy Suspended After Alleged Teen Contact

The warrant says the girl's mother reported that Gillilan and her teenage daughter kissed in a squad car in 2008. It says Gillilan also sent the girl pornographic pictures and that she watched him perform a lewd act on a webcam.


Correctional officer faces sex charges

The three-count indictment says Scott Cabana had sex with an inmate identified only as C.B., while the inmate was in official detention and under the supervision of Cabana at FCI Memphis.


Sheriff's Deputy Denies Having Sex With Underage Girl

Deputy Christian Rene Talavera, 28, who has been with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for three years, faces one felony count of sexual penetration with a minor.


No charges against VT cop who cuffed woman to wall

The Chittenden County prosecutor says he won't file criminal charges against a Bristol police officer who handcuffed a woman to a wall outside the South Burlington jail.


Saratoga lawyer indicted on investment fraud charges

A Saratoga lawyer was arrested this morning on federal charges that he defrauded investors out of $1.2 million in a phony financial scheme dating back to 2005.


South Jersey police brutality case settled -- victim paid $100,000

Millville and its insurance fund are paying $100,000 to a woman who sued after she was repeatedly punched, kicked and slapped by a Millville police officer while she was in handcuffs.


Tennessee Trooper And Wife Charged In Child Abuse Case

Trooper Marvin Norfolk, Sr. is facing charges of child abuse and filing a false police report in a December 2009 criminal investigation conducted by the Tipton County Sheriff's Office, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Children's Services.


Southern Ill. judge resigns after alleged threats

A southwestern Illinois judge who was suspended without pay in January after allegedly making threats has resigned.


Deputy Tries to Shoot Way Out of Cell After Locking Self In

A Kentucky sheriff says a claustrophobic deputy has lost his job after accidentally locking himself in a jail cell and trying to shoot his way out of it.


Camden cop -- one-time bodyguard for Mayor Faison -- admits harassment

Keith Hicks, 51, pleaded guilty to two counts of harassment and one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.


Deputy Police Chief Placed On Leave

A deputy chief with the Altamonte Springs Police Department has been placed on paid leave while a criminal investigation takes place into possible "ticket fixing."


Ex-Kilpatrick attorney McCargo guilty of 5 ethical violations, panel finds

Samuel McCargo, a Detroit attorney who represented former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick in a police whistle-blower trial, is guilty of five counts of professional misconduct, the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission said today.


Breathalyzer Problems May Mean Future Legal Trouble

Friday nights are big for DWI arrests but it looks like a lot of the people convicted of drinking and driving in D.C. over the last two years could get those rulings reversed.


Child porn found in officer's home

Lake County Sheriff's officials reported Saturday they discovered child pornography on two computers taken from the home of an Orlando police officer on Wednesday, but none of the images were found on his work-issued laptop.


Lawyer has license suspended for 6 months

An Arkansas Supreme Court committee has suspended the law license of an Izard County attorney for six months for avoiding a client.


Manitowoc police officer arrested

A 40-year-old Manitowoc police officer was arrested for his alleged involvement in a disorderly conduct related domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of New York Avenue at 5:31 p.m. Feb. 10, according to a news release from the Manitowoc Police Department.


Phoenix officer faces charges tied to DUI

About 10 a.m. Jan. 3, a Gilbert police officer found Seth Samuel Castillo unconscious behind the wheel of his Jeep Commander at the intersection of Princeton and Douglas avenues - about four houses away from his home, the Gilbert officer wrote in his report.


State police: Passaic County corrections officer charged with DWI

Brian W. Walker, 41, of Cedar Grove, was taking K-9 Thor to work-related training in Atlantic County on Monday when the incident occurred ...


Ripley Police Officer Charged with Sexual Abuse

A Ripley police officer charged with allegedly having sexual contact with a teenager in 2008 appeared in court this morning to answer to indictment charges.


Assistant DA charged in DUI cases

A Fairbanks assistant district attorney has pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence of drugs after being arrested twice within a week.


Police: Officer choked woman, ripped off door handles

The Phoenix officer arrested earlier this week on suspicion of assaulting a 22-year-old woman at his home choked the woman and ripped two door handles off her car as she tried to flee, according to court records released Thursday.


RI officer pleads not guilty to assaulting suspect

A Providence police officer who was caught on video beating a handcuffed man with a flashlight pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a felony assault charge.


Port Richey police officer accused of peddling oxycodone

James Ruland, the Port Richey police officer arrested Friday night, is the target of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration investigation involving the illegal distribution of oxycodone, officials said Monday.


Boulder City Constable Arrested for DUI

Boulder City police have arrested Larry Markotay, the Chief Constable for Boulder City, for leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol.


Deputy Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge

Robert Hedges, 44, was arrested Sunday after his girlfriend called emergency dispatchers and said she had been physically assaulted by him.


Port Richey police officer arrested by U.S. marshals

A sergeant with the Port Richey Police Department was arrested Friday night by the U.S. Marshals Office and is being held in the Pinellas County Jail.


Lacey charged with felonies, accused of bilking millions

A former Henrico County police officer accused of bilking millions of dollars from dozens of investors, is expected to enter into a plea agreement next month.


Scottsdale officer decertified for false time sheets

The Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board accepted former Detective Brandi L. White's certification, which means she can no longer work as an officer in Arizona.


Newark officer arrested at Jackson home, charged with obstruction

A Newark police sergeant is accused of telling a witness to lie to investigators probing allegations of sex with minors.


Fmr. Folsom Guard To Pay $400K For Insurance Fraud

A former Folsom State Prison guard has been ordered to pay more than $400,000 to reimburse state agencies after she was convicted of insurance fraud.


Anoka Co Judge Reprimanded For Not Filing Taxes

Judge Donald J. Venne pleaded guilty to four gross misdemeanors in June. He was publicly reprimanded by the Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards on Wednesday.


Former NYC police boss Kerik gets 4-year prison sentence

Former New York City police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, who was hailed as a hero after the Sept. 11 terror attacks and nearly became chief of Homeland Security, was sentenced Thursday to four years in federal prison.


Officer Leaves Vermont Prisoner Handcuffed To Wall

Vermont corrections officials say a Bristol police officer transporting a prisoner handcuffed her to a wall outside a jail, where she remained for about 30 minutes.


Fired deputy ordered to respond

A fired Hillsborough County deputy has been given 10 days to respond to the county's order he leave his rent free home in Brandon's Saladino Park, a circuit court judge ruled Tuesday.


Minnetonka officer accused of burglary resigns

Daniel Saba, 37, was on leave since early 2009 after pleading guilty to a burglary in Chanhassen.


Ex-Miller County deputy facing drug charge

Authorities say former Deputy Clay Hardin is accused of selling marijuana that was hidden inside cookies mailed from an undisclosed location in California to his home in Fouke.


Former state prosecutor accused of having child porn wants to return to Maine home

A former state prosecutor charged with downloading child pornography on his home computer wants to come home to his wife and children.


Two embattled Phoenix police officers resign

Officer Michael Cruz resigned in December after he was told he would be fired for inappropriate sexual contact. His partner, John Urban, also resigned after the investigation showed he lied and failed to report Cruz.


Officer Under Investigation For Child Porn On Job For Months

Rutland City Police Chief Tony Bossi apologized Friday for the alleged misconduct of a city officer, now at a the center of a child pornography investigation.