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Former Provo police officer gets 6 months in jail

A former Provo police officer convicted of fondling a woman while on duty was sentenced to six months in prison on Thursday.


N.J. ex-chief sentenced for conspiring to kill ex-wife

A former police chief in central New Jersey who solicited a hit man to kill his ex-wife killed has been sentenced to 17 years in state prison.


Prosecutors: Federal officer killed brother in argument

The 38-year-old investigator for the Department of Veterans Affairs said he fired a 9 mm handgun three times into the darkness at a shadowy figure he saw coming toward him, then flipped on the light to discover his brother lying in a pool of blood.


Officer who died in crash distracted by film crew, report says

The report says Portz, who was not responding to an emergency call at the time, had been speeding at 71 mph — the speed limit is 50 mph on that portion of roadway ...


Judge Boone ordered to take daily breathalyzer tests

The Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities is requiring a judge in Hagerstown to take daily breathalyzer tests before court.


New Brunswick cop charged with working off-duty jobs on city time

A New Brunswick police sergeant was charged Tuesday with performing private security jobs while still on the clock as an officer with the city, authorities said.


Report accuses ex-Salisbury chief of misconduct

An outside investigator says in a report that Salisbury's former police chief exchanged money and drugs for sex with women facing criminal charges, took "trophies" from crime scenes and committed other violations.


Disbarred Grundy attorney sentenced to three years in federal prison

Attorney David Eugene Cecil, now disgraced and disbarred, was to manage trust accounts for the doctor’s four daughters. Instead, he pocketed upwards of $260,000 and stiffed the federal government out of a quarter of a million dollars in taxes.


Officers charged in federal court in Chicago


DC Officers Charged For Taking Money in Exchange For Liquor Store Protection

Fifty-year-old Malcolm Rhinehart and 31-year-old Abraham Evans are charged with illegal supplementation of pay and receipt of illegal gratuities.


Court: Braidwood cops abused power

A federal appeals court has ruled that there was a “blatant and embarrassing abuse of police power” in a case a ComEd meter reader filed against two Braidwood police officers five years ago.


Norfolk Police arrest one of their own officers

Norfolk Police officials say they have arrested one of their own officers. Sharron Paige is accused of delivering items to a prisoner.


Questions remain about deputy's arrest

Nez Perce County Sheriff's Sergeant Jay Colvin is facing DUI charges after being arrested by Lewiston police early Monday morning.


Hearing delayed for Isle of Wight Sheriff's deputy charged with sex crimes

Sgt. Ronnie Carwile was charged in March 2010 with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a juvenile and one count each of sodomy of a juvenile, exposing himself to a juvenile and carnal knowledge of a juvenile, according to Franklin police.


Federal ATF agent being investigated over Hampton cigarette stings

Though he hasn't been charged in the case, a federal search warrant affidavit indicates an active inquiry into allegations that Posey stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of ATF-owned cigarettes, sold many on the black market, and pocketed the cash.


CHP officer suspected in husband's slaying was allegedly ordered to take anger management class

A California Highway Patrol officer charged last week with killing her husband had been ordered by the department to attend an anger management class, but she declined to go, according to a civil lawsuit filed by the victim's son.


Off-duty gun incident stirs residents

Cpl. Michael Augustus, 43, a Petaluma resident and member of the San Rafael Police Department, reportedly pulled a handgun from his waist and pointed it at a man that he had been arguing with outside Kabuki Restaurant ...


Warden, 7 others suspended from Central Booking

The warden who oversees the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center and seven other corrections employees have been suspended because of the alleged use of excessive force that left a female detainee hospitalized, state corrections officials said.


CBP officer sent to prison for smuggling for sex

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer will spend the next 30 months in a federal prison after he allowed a woman to transport undocumented immigrants across the border in exchange for sexual favors.


Hinesburg police officer arrested

Barrows used to be an officer in Shelburne. There, he was cleared in a controversial case for shooting a suspect in the back after being hit by a car driven by a drunk driver.


Utah Officer Facing Misuse Of Public Funds Charges

Salt Lake County prosecutors have filed felony charges against a Utah police department's spokesman for using a city-issued credit card to buy gasoline for his personal cars.


Deputy who struck, killed bicyclist sentenced to community service

The sentence imposed Friday calls for Matthew Durham to speak at schools about inattentive driving and to victim impact panels about the dangers of drunken driving, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported.


8 Springfield officers named in police brutality lawsuit

A Westfield man is suing eight police officers in federal court, alleging brutality and arguing in his lawsuit that police roughed him up and broke his ankle during a 2008 arrest in the city’s club quarter.


Prince George's Officers Suspended After Cruiser Used in Robbery

Two Prince George's County Police officers have been placed on administrative leave after one officer's uniform and the other officer's marked cruiser were used in a robbery.


Handcuffed Prisoner Abandoned for 18 Hours

The newspaper reports that Smith had no access to food, water or a bathroom in the 18 hours he was left.


Report: DeKalb Officer Arrested For Sex with a Minor

He faces charges of (2) counts of statutory rape, (1) count of aggravated child molestation and (1) count of child molestation.


Anne Arundel judge sanctions prosecutors in murder case

A judge has ruled that prosecutors violated court rules by withholding witness information from defense lawyers in a pending murder trial of a jockey.


East Spencer Officer of the Year fired

The first woman named East Spencer’s Officer of the Year has been fired from the town police department.


Trial of former Auburn police officer set for next week postponed until February

Hutchings, 49, was indicted on 14 charges, including five felonies, in March. The most serious of the alleged crimes is receiving a bribe in the third degree, a felony that could put Hutchings behind bars for up to seven years.


Cocoa officer arrested for DUI

An off-duty Cocoa Police Officer is facing charges of DUI following a mid-afternoon crash within the Palm Bay City limits Friday.


San Jose city manager moves to fire cop involved in videotaped beating

The department had recommended veteran Officer Kenneth Siegel be suspended without pay for raining more than a dozen baton blows on Phuong Ho, an aspiring actuary studying at San Jose State.


Ex-police lieutenant sentenced to five years for child porn

James Cifala, 47, of Edgewater, had a sexual relationship with a teenage girl, beginning in 2009, that involved Cifala using pre-paid cell phones and social networking sites to send and receive messages from the victim, including arranging sexual encounters with her ...


Juneau County Detective Arrested On OWI Charge

A Juneau County Sheriff's Office detective has been arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence after his department-issued vehicle was found in a ditch early Saturday morning ...


Prince William County Prosecutor Arrested for DWI

Douglas Marshall was stopped around 3 AM last Saturday on Interstate 66 near Centreville.


Trial date for police captain in child sex crime case set

A former state police captain will go on trial for child sex crimes on May 2.


Ex-S.E. Pa. officer convicted in sex assault case

The former head of a southeastern Pennsylvania police department's special victims unit has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman.


4 Captains, 2 Others In Glover Case Reassigned

Six members of the New Orleans Police Department -- including four captains -- have been placed on restricted duty in the latest fallout in the case surrounding the death of Henry Glover, the WDSU I-Team has learned.


Ex-judge fined for dismissing traffic ticket

Former Sangamon County Associate Judge Robert Hall pleaded guilty Monday to indirect contempt of court, admitting that he violated rules of professional conduct when he dismissed a traffic ticket given to the daughter of a fellow judge.


Ex-Legal Aid official gets 30 months for $1M theft

Federal prosecutors say the former chief of finance at the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau was sentenced to 30 months after pleading guilty to stealing more than $1 million from the agency.


Phoenix police officers paid during investigations

The Phoenix Police Department wastes hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars paying officers accused of misconduct to wait at home as internal investigations drag on for as long as a year, according to a review by a Phoenix-based conservative think tank.


Martinsville cop quits over PI charge

A Martinsville Police officer has turned in his badge following a drunken encounter with officers outside of the Verizon Wireless Music Center.


DC Police Officer Sent To Jail For Excessive Force

A D.C. police officer is spending the next two weekends in jail and will be on probation for two years after using excessive force while arresting a Washington man earlier this year.


Trial set for 2 cops in trailer damage

The two were arrested on felony criminal mischief charges when they were accused of putting dents -- about $1,400 in damage -- in the Beach Street trailer rented by Sandra Haley.


Former Oakland cop pleads guilty to fabricating events, false reporting

Joshua Smith pleaded guilty to two counts of false reporting and one count of fabricating evidence.


N.J. doctor supplied steroids to hundreds of law enforcement officers, firefighters

A seven-month Star-Ledger investigation drawing on prescription records, court documents and detailed interviews with the physician’s employees shows Colao ran a thriving illegal drug enterprise that supplied anabolic steroids and human growth hormone to hundreds of law enforcement officers and firefighters throughout New Jersey.


RI cop pleads guilty in drug case, faces 10 years

Joseph Colanduono, one of four police officers indicted in the probe, pleaded guilty in Providence Superior Court to two counts of conspiracy to deliver drugs, larceny over $500 and harboring an alleged drug dealer.


Off-duty Cleveland police officer charged with drunken driving

Officer Paul Beckwith, 41, of Cleveland, was arrested Nov. 28 after a two-car accident about 4:45 p.m. on West 9th Street.


DA: Parking Cops Wrote Fake Ticket To 'Get Back' At Driver

Two parking enforcement officers have been charged with forgery and conspiracy to commit forgery after allegedly writing a ticket to get even with an angry motorist.


Senate convicts Louisiana judge on impeachment charges

The Senate has voted unanimously to convict U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous of Louisiana on the first of four impeachment charges, removing him from the federal bench.


Drunken-driving rules ignored in Snowden sentence

In a high-profile gaffe, a judge in Anne Arundel County gave a repeat drunken driver a free pass last month, granting him probation before judgment — a finding that spares him a conviction if he satisfactorily completes probation.


Officer suspended for explicit texts

A Prince George's County police officer was suspended Tuesday night after he was accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a 19-year-old woman whose identity-theft complaint he was investigating, authorities said.


Harford command deputy charged again

A member of the Sheriff Jesse Bane’s command staff, who was charged in Harford County Circuit Court on theft and misconduct in office charges a month ago, was fired Tuesday.


Officer suspended after connection to theft

A corrections officer with the Sevier County Sheriff's Office has been suspended without pay after being arrested in connection with the theft of an all-terrain vehicle and weed eater.


Officer Who Burned Car Admits 'Terrible Mistake'

The New Orleans police officer who burned a car containing the body of Henry Glover, who was shot to death in the days after Hurricane Katrina, said he made a "terrible mistake."


Ex-officer admits false drugs report at Indiana jail

A former central Indiana police officer has pleaded guilty to purposefully filing a false report linking illegal drugs found at a jail to the wrong prisoner.


Trooper accused of embezzling is arrested

A former Indiana State Trooper accused of embezzling $90,000 in state funds has been arrested.


City cop to testify against former cop in rape case

This morning, Wiggins, 51, is to stand trial in Common Pleas Court on charges of rape, corruption of a minor, aggravated indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and related counts.


At least 46 PG officers accused of misconduct

Three Prince George's County police officers who have been arrested as part of a federal investigation into corruption in the county represent only a fraction of county police officers accused of misconduct in other cases.


Cops who lied put the NOPD in a quandary

So far this year, 20 former or current New Orleans police officers have been charged with federal crimes in at least nine separate federal civil rights probes into the department.


AG Coakley To Probe Probation Department

The report from independent counsel Paul Ware says the Probation Department counted on regular budget increases in exchange for hiring supporters of state lawmakers.


Beleagured sheriff takes own life

Wells police say that a Massachusetts sheriff who was facing an investigation over improper use of campaign funds has died from an apparent suicide.


CONVICTIONS UPHELD: The sexual abuse convictions of two former Creston police officers have been upheld but a hearing on restitution has been ordered

The Iowa Court of Appeals has affirmed the sexual abuse convictions of a former Creston police chief and his assistant deputy, but says a restitution review is needed for one of the men.


Wayne County sheriff's deputy gets prison in sex attack

A Wayne County Sheriff's deputy was sent to prison today for at least nine years and up to 15 for beating, choking and forcing a 24-year-old female relative to perform multiple sex acts at gunpoint.


Officer pleads not guilty in fatal crash

Windsor Locks Officer Michael Koistinen appeared in Hartford Superior Court on Tuesday to answer to charges including manslaughter and negligent homicide.


New Haven assistant chief strikes pedestrian

New Haven officials are investigating a pedestrian accident that involved the assistant police chief and his department-issued car.


Officers Asked To Submit DNA In Sgt's Death

Phoenix officers, along with former Officer George Contreras, were indicted last week on four felony counts that include fraud, illegal control of an enterprise and theft. They are accused of collecting money for off-duty security services that never happened.


Former San Jacinto College Police Chief Sentenced Today

Former Mt. San Jacinto College police Chief Kevin Harold Segawa is slated to be sentenced today to a year in jail for bribery and other felonies tied to towing scams he perpetrated at the campus.


Police Officer Arrested For Assault

The criminal complaint against Dwayne Ausbrooks shows that he was arrested over the weekend at the Greyhound bus station and charged with simple assault.


Police put senior official on leave in cheating probe

A senior Metropolitan Police Department official has been placed on administrative leave while authorities investigate a charge that she helped other senior officers cheat on a department exam.


Officer Gets Probation for Dog Park Shooting

Keith Shepherd was convicted of misdemeanor animal cruelty and discharging his personal handgun near homes in the Quail Run community.


Rochester Cop Pleads To Reduced Charges, Resigns

The case against a Rochester police officer accused of tipping off drug dealers has come to an end with a guilty plea on reduced charges and her resignation.


Raleigh police charge fellow officer with drug fraud

Police think one of their own officers illegally tried to obtain a controlled substance from a pharmacy by using the medical prescription of a dead man, according to search warrants made public today.


Park Ridge cop accused of brutalizing two teens

A Park Ridge police lieutenant is accused of beating and kicking two 15-year-old boys for hitting his personal SUV with a slingshot — and continuing to beat one of them even after the boy lost consciousness.


Police officers arrested in PG county corruption crackdown

The shadow of corruption over Prince George's County government widened Monday with indictments against three county police officers and others on charges of trafficking bootleg cigarettes, alcohol and cocaine, just days after County Executive Jack B. Johnson's arrest on charges of trying to conceal tens thousands of dollars payoffs from a developer.


Baton Rouge police officer arrest on drug charges

An arrest warrant says Cpl. John Conrad Dauthier, a nine-year veteran of the police department, allegedly used prescriptions he obtained online to illegally receive a painkiller from five separate out-of-state pharmacies.


Freehold patrolman charged with shoplifting from Home Depot

A Freehold police officer was charged with shoplifting at Home Depot on Veterans Day, according to First Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Peter E. Warshaw Jr.


Police Officer Arrested After Nightclub Incident

Police reports said Chandler was escorted out of the club by bouncers after becoming hostile with the bartender who refused to serve him because he was intoxicated.


Report: Cop drinking before fatal accident

Published reports identify the driver of the car as an off duty Windsor Locks police officer; the son of a sergeant working the scene that night.


Corrections employees dip into inmate funds

Maryland lawmakers expressed outrage Tuesday that state corrections employees in Baltimore were regularly tapping into prisoner accounts for their own use, one of several major problems uncovered in a state audit that has been referred to the attorney general's office for further investigation.


Officers suspended after student punched at party

Four additional Prince George's County police officers have been suspended following an incident in which an officer hit a college student while moonlighting as a security guard.


DeKalb Ex-Deputy Found Guilty In Wife's Murder

Former DeKalb deputy Derrick Yancey has been found guilty in the murder of his wife and a day laborer.


Fulton Officer Charged With Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

Police arrested Officer Michael Wilson Tuesday afternoon.


Richmond lawyer surrenders license after she admitted stealing from employer

A Richmond attorney who admitted to the Virginia State Bar that she took at least $450,000 from her former employer has surrendered her law license.


Two Norfolk officers indicted in reference to fatal accident

Officer Derek M. Folston and Officer Joey G. Bennett, Jr. are each charged with 1 count of Involuntary Manslaughter and 2 counts of Reckless Driving.


Ex-officer sentenced for drug use on job

The problem wasn't just that Christopher Franklin Bond had a methamphetamine habit, a federal judge said Monday.

It was that Bond drove his police cruiser and wore his uniform, badge and sidearm when he went to buy and smoke the drug.


Cathedral City Officer To Appear In Court Today For Sexual Assault Charges

An investigation into Officer John Fox Jr., who police said took off his clothes and jumped into a pool with two women while answering a noise complaint call ...


Accident Injures Police Officer In Brandywine

Spokesperson for Prince George's County Police, says one of their officers was driving on Old Branch Avenue with activated lights and sirens when he somehow struck a tree near Moores Road.


Roanoke police officer crashes into vacant house

The Roanoke police officer was still inside his cruiser, smashed into the corner of a vacant house, when flames erupted from the engine compartment.


Hartford Officer Terminated After Investigation

An internal affairs investigation launched in September 2009 concluded that for more than a year, Robles was working private duty jobs while still getting paid for his normally scheduled shifts.


MPD Officer Dies In Single Car Collision

Their vehicle was traveling northeast on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE when it collided with a wooden Pepco pole within the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE.


Syracuse police officer injured in crash on city's East Side

A Syracuse police officer was seriously injured this evening after his patrol car crashed into a tree on Syracuse's Eastside.


Maryland Officer Indicted After Missing Gun Probe

A Prince George's County police detective accused of reselling guns seized from criminals has been indicted on 13 counts of theft and misconduct in office.


Long Beach cops caught in weapons theft case

Two Long beach officers, one former and one current, were arrested in connection with the arrest of another former officer for theft.


Ex-Norfolk homicide detective convicted of extortion

Robert Glenn Ford, 56, got money in return for helping suspects get released on bond, reduced sentences and other favorable treatment, the U.S. Attorney said.


7 in HPD accused of forging hours

Two sergeants and five police officers attached to traffic enforcement with the Honolulu Police Department are accused of padding their overtime.


GBI: Bloodstains show ex-deputy was shooter

Former deputy Derrick Yancey, 51, is on trial on charges he killed his wife, Linda Yancey, and day laborer Marcial Cax-Puluc.


Howard County police officers criticized for 'inappropriate behavior' at fundraiser

People at the event complained about behavior that included excessive drinking, jumping in a lake and driving a golf cart into the Turf Valley pro shop.


N. James Turner: Trial begins for judge accused of inappropriate touching

Orange-Osceola Circuit Judge N. James Turner went on trial in an Orlando courtroom today, accused of inappropriately touching women at the Osceola County Courthouse and being a bad judge.


Columbia County Deputy Marshall Suspended After Arrest In Aiken County

Deputy Marshall Vashion Staley voluntarily turned himself in to Aiken County authorities on a misdemeanor warrant alleging he made a verbal to his wife over the telephone.


RFD Captain Indicted On 9 Felony Counts

The charges include felony murder for causing a death while committing a felony; aggravated involuntary manslaughter; four counts of aggravated child abuse causing serious injury; and three counts of aggravated wounding while intoxicated.


Suspended police chief Zisa indicted

Hackensack’s embattled Police Chief Ken Zisa was named in an indictment Tuesday on charges of witness tampering, insurance fraud and a pattern of official misconduct, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.


Ex-police chief Phil Castagna convicted of wife-kill plot

Former Bordentown City police chief Phil Castagna was found guilty today of conspiring with his ex-con buddy to have his estranged wife killed in a firebombing.


Franco gets a year of probation

Ex-Prospect Park Police Chief Frank Franco was sentenced to one year of probation on Oct. 15 for assaulting a handcuffed minor at the police station in 2008.


Prosecution: Deputy 'Lost Control' In Traffic Stop

An off-duty sheriff's deputy "lost control" when he threatened to kill a tow truck driver for blocking a lane of traffic on Interstate 10 as a big rig burned along the freeway in Eagle Mountain, a prosecutor told jurors today.


Former Norfolk officer's trial begins

Ford is accused of taking money from suspects in exchange for testifying for them or helping them secure bond or get reduced sentences.


Bid To Delay Ex-Cop's Sentencing Denied

A federal judge has refused to postpone a sentencing hearing for a former New Orleans police officer who pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.


2 Former Corrections Officers Arrested

In addition to the Custodial Sexual Misconduct, both have been charged with Unauthorized Bringing of Contraband into a Penal Institution and Unauthorized Delivery of Contraband in a Penal Institution by an Employee.


Six cops stripped of duties after suspect beating

Six more Chicago police officers have been stripped of their duties in the wake of the alleged beating of a suspect in police custody last week, the Chicago Police Department said Monday.


Ex-Officer Gets 2.5 Years in Bank Break-In

A former Prince George's County police officer has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for orchestrating a bank break-in.


Trial Begins for Ex-Deputy Sherriff Accused of Murdering Wife, Day Laborer

Authorities said he cut off an ankle monitor, fled the country and was apprehended at a bar in Belize last month.


Sex and the highway: Was traffic ticket fixed for love?

Last winter, Trooper Wilfredo Bennett resigned from the Florida Highway Patrol one day after being charged with "Unlawful Compensation for Official Behavior" — for offering to fix a traffic ticket for a female motorist if she would make him dinner.


Lawyer: Phoenix police officer charged with murder

Officer Richard Chrisman was served a summons on the indictment, attorney Craig Mehrens said. The indictment also charged him with aggravated assault and misdemeanor cruelty to animals.


Va. Beach officer goes to jail, but keeps pension

Andrey Savelyev, 41, was convicted this year of using his position as a police officer to obstruct a federal investigation and threaten a Navy sailor to remain in a fake marriage.


Two Camden officers charged in corruption case

Corruption charges were announced Thursday against two Camden police officers accused of falsifying evidence in drug cases in what are expected to be the last charges filed in a case that led authorities to dismiss more than 200 criminal cases.


Police Officer Injured After Shooting Self in Foot

The police officer - who was participating in an advanced officer survival-in-service training course - accidentally shot himself in the foot.


Knox County jailer on leave after woman's accidental shooting

The report says Lowry decided to clear the round in the chamber of his .40-caliber Glock 23 because "his companions were not comfortable around guns."


Former judge, cops ordered to stand trial for perjury-tainted case

Retired Wayne County Circuit Judge Mary Waterstone and two former Inkster police officers were ordered this morning to stand trial on felony charges stemming from a perjury-tainted 2005 cocaine trial.


Ex-Farmington police lieutenant pleads guilty to prostitution charge

Whitaker was second in command at the Farmington Police Department when he was arrested July 1 in an undercover prostitution sting at a Layton hotel. He subsequently resigned.


Denver Officer Faces 2nd Racial Profiling Settlement

During the 2004 racial profiling lawsuit, attorneys found then-police Officer Perry Speelman was the subject of 17 internal affairs investigations involving complaints of "unnecessary force" and "discourtesy" over the prior 10 years, according to the current lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.


Crowd Confronts Off-Duty Cop After He Allegedly Steals Money From Newlyweds At Reception

Alberto Madrid, an 18-year veteran of the El Paso Police Department, was arrested over the weekend after police said he attempted to steal a gift box containing currency at a local wedding reception.


Assistant corrections commissioner from Neptune arrested, charged with taking bribes

Lydell B. Sherrer, 51, assistant commissioner of the state Department of Corrections' Division of Programs and Community Services, is charged with soliciting $18,500 and accepting about $9,000 in installment payments on those bribes from two people.


Police Instructor Accused Of Misconduct Moved

Police Chief Roberto Hylton said the instructor recorded perfect scores for cadets on several tests because he was too lazy to write down their actual grades.


Wrongly imprisoned Perth Amboy man receives $300K settlement from Newark

Guzman sat in jail for 10 months — from December 2005 to October 2006 — awaiting trial on crimes it was impossible for him to have committed.


St. Lucie Sheriff's deputy arrested in DUI case

According to an arrest report, Timothy John Jones was driving a black pickup truck shortly before 2 a.m. when a Martin County sheriff's deputy saw the truck drift, weave and straddle the traffic lane marker.


Plainfield cop assaults Bloomfield cop

An off-duty Plainfield police officer was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of drunk driving and allegedly assaulting a Bloomfield police officer.


Vt. city settles suit over man pepperballed by cop

The board of aldermen in a Vermont city is ready to settle a lawsuit brought by a man hit with more than 20 pepperballs fired by a police officer while shackled in a Rutland police holding cell.


Wis. prosecutor quits after 'sexting' abuse victim

An embattled Wisconsin prosecutor who tried to spark an affair with a domestic violence victim by sending racy text messages resigned in disgrace Monday.


Federal Judge From Georgia Arrested

Authorities say a federal judge in Georgia has been arrested in a drug case.


Parker Cop Jailed For Murder

A Parker Police Officer is in the Bay County Jail Saturday night on an open charge of murder.


Jury indicts Rensselaer County corrections officer for beating inmate

A Grand Jury indicted a Rensselaer County corrections officer for beating an inmate under his supervision and lying to the FBI about the incident, according to a statement by Richard Hartunian, U.S. Attorney for the North District of New York.


Calif. police officer charged for vandalizing foreclosed home

A San Diego police officer and his wife face felony charges after allegedly trashing their foreclosed home in Riverside County.


Ex-justice gets probation, restitution

A former Montezuma town justice was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay $10,747 in restitution for stealing traffic ticket funds from his own court.


Attorney: DA under fire for texting to resign

He had been facing demands for his resignation since The Associated Press reported earlier this month he sent 30 text messages to a domestic abuse victim trying to strike up an affair while he prosecuted her ex-boyfriend on a strangulation charge.


Convicted sheriff to be sentenced in January

Gallatin County Sheriff Raymond Martin, convicted on all 15 federal counts against him last week, will be sentenced Jan. 19th.


Elizabeth City Chief Deputy arrested for drunk driving

A 16 year veteran of the Elizabeth City Sheriff's Office has been arrested and charged with driving drunk over the weekend.


Trooper released after appearance on gun, OUI charges

Timothy Walsh pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday. A judge also ordered him to give up his guns, avoid alcohol, and undergo a mental health evaluation.


Colorado State Trooper Pleads Guilty To DUI Charge

A Colorado State Trooper has pleaded guilty to a DUI charge, prohibited weapons charge and other charges on Monday for driving under the influence while on duty in his patrol car in March.


Ex-cop gets 3 years in Danziger cover-up

Former New Orleans police officer Jeffrey Lehrmann was sentenced Wednesday to three years in federal prison, the maximum sentence allowed for the charge he faced, months after he pleaded guilty to helping orchestrate a police cover-up of the fatal 2005 Danziger Bridge police shootings.


Sheriff guilty on all counts

Martin, 48, was accused of running a marijuana distribution operation, often while on duty with his badge and firearm on prominent display.


Ex-sheriff pleads guilty to Clean Water violation

Sidney J. Hebert was part-owner and president of Environmental Compliance Solutions LLC when state regulators inspected a company facility in June 2009 and found wastewater bypassing the filtration system and flowing into the Port of Iberia's Commercial Canal.


Report: Bell police chief eyed tax-free pension

The one-time police chief in the corruption-plagued city of Bell declared himself disabled when he took the job last year in a move that could someday earn him a tax-free state pension worth millions of dollars, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.


Ex-Lee County Sheriff E.J. Melvin Indicted on 47 New Charges

Former Lee County Sheriff E.J. Melvin has been indicted on 47 new charges that prosecutors say are part of a drug conspiracy case.


D.C. cop is named in drug case

A D.C. police officer protected her boyfriend while he packaged large amounts of crack and heroin on the kitchen table of the couple's District Heights home, federal prosecutors said this week in describing a drug conspiracy that they say extended from the streets of Northeast Washington to Arizona.


Cop Loses Job After Car Wash by Strippers

A South Carolina police officer has lost his job after pictures of bikini-clad strippers washing his police cruiser showed up on Facebook.


Ex-trooper in deadly crash wants compensation

Authorities say Mitchell was driving 126 mph and texting on his cell phone when his patrol car slammed into the car occupied by Jessica and Kelli Uhl on Interstate 64 near O'Fallon in 2007.


Security officers leave Angola over alleged prisoner sex

Warden Burl Cain say four Louisiana State Penitentiary security officers resigned and another was fired after an investigation of alleged sexual activity between prisoners and visitors in June.


County settles wrongful arrest suit

Anne Arundel County paid a Baltimore man $5,000 last week to settle a wrongful arrest lawsuit, according to attorneys involved in the case.


Suspended lawyer pleads insanity in bank robbery

A suspended lawyer accused of robbing a Wales bank in June on Thursday changed his plea in the case to not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect and a Waukesha County Circuit judge ordered a psychological evaluation of the man.


Officer Arrested on Molestation Charge

Police in nearby Pacific Grove say they arrested Lance Mosher on Tuesday on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor and penetration by a foreign object.


Feds investigating Air Marshal's office

Federal officials are investigating allegations of illegal discrimination, retaliation and mismanagement at the Federal Air Marshal Service office in Cincinnati as part of a larger probe instigated by two members of Congress.


St. Lucie Deputy Charged with Sexual Battery

Investigators say Deputy Matthew Blair Morris was on duty when he met a 41-year-old woman walking near the Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts.


No charges in police overtime scandal

ABC11 Eyewitness News has learned that the North Carolina Attorney General's Office will not seek charges against former Durham Police Department officer Alesha Robinson-Taylor or former deputy chief BJ Council.


15 correctional officers put on leave

Corrections officials say 15 correctional officers have been put on administrative leave during an investigation into alleged use of excessive force.


Impeachment trial of federal judge begins on Capitol Hill

A federal judge from Louisiana is corrupt and unfit to serve on the bench, House members said Monday as they began a rare congressional impeachment trial by laying out their case against the jurist.


City cop arrested in fight seen by boss

A Baltimore police officer suspended without pay since his arrest last year during an alcohol-infused altercation in a police parking lot was arrested again Sunday after police said he punched a woman outside a bar, according to court documents.


San Antonio officers suspended on harassment claim

A San Antonio police officer was indefinitely suspended and another received a 60-day ban for what authorities called harassment of a female officer.


Providence officer gets 40-year term for rape

A suspended Providence police officer who raped a woman inside an empty police substation, then responded to her family’s 911 call, was sentenced yesterday to 40 years in prison by a judge who called his actions “something out of a horror movie.’’


Officer Shoots Dog During Adams Morgan Day

What is clear is that two dogs, both on leashes, got in a fight on an 18th Street sidewalk. A police officer intervened, tossed one of the dogs down a stairwell and fired his gun.


Police officer on leave without pay pending sexual assault investigation

Police officer Jerry Casey was placed on administrative leave without pay Tuesday, pending the results of an Illinois State Police investigation into sexual assault allegations against Casey that date back seven years.


Phila. lawyer Naselsky indicted on fraud, tax evasion charges

A Philadelphia lawyer who allegedly defrauded his firm out of $380,000 has been indicted on tax evasion, obstruction of justice and wire fraud charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia said.


Former OPD Officer Accepts Plea Deal In Groping Case

Brandon Loverde was accused of groping a woman outside of a club where she was attending a concert. Loverde was working off-duty in uniform.


Off-duty P.G. police officer arrested, accused of threatening tow truck driver

Anne Arundel County police arrested an off-duty Prince George's County police officer over the weekend after he menaced a tow truck driver with a handgun, according to charging documents and witness statements.


Katrina police probes racing against the clock

Last week marked the five-year anniversary of many incidents involving New Orleans police officers that have been under federal investigation as potential violations of civil rights, which legal experts said could mean the de facto conclusion of certain probes as prosecutors run up against statutes of limitations.


Former Crafton cop gets 1-2 years for fatal hit-and-run

A former Crafton police officer pleaded guilty this morning to a fatal 2007 hit-and-run pedestrian accident on West Carson Street in the South Side.


Walton undersheriff Chapman demoted to major after son's arrest, release

Walton County Undersheriff Bill Chapman has been demoted to major.


Innocent woman sues after identity theft leads to jailing, strip search

She kept telling jailers they had the wrong person. They checked, found a photo of the real thief, acknowledged that she was the wrong person but still held her for several more hours.


Metro officers criminally charged for fatal crash

Two Metro officers are being criminally charged for their involvement in a high speed chase which resulted in the death of a man.


Former NOPD Officer Sentenced In Dog's Death

Officer Jason Lewis admitted leaving his K-9 partner, a 6-year-old Belgian Malnois, in his locked police car last summer, according to the Humane Society of Louisiana.


Ex-DPS principal, cop, others charged in spending spree

As the Detroit Public Schools battled a growing deficit from 2006 to 2009, two employees, a Detroit police officer and a college student used school funds to buy themselves home appliances and electronics, officials announced Tuesday.


N.J. State Police Trooper who filed sex assault suit faces charges of attacking officer

State Police Trooper Alexis Hayes, who has previously accused superior officers of sexual wrongdoing, is facing charges of attacking a municipal police officer.


Former St. Joseph County police officer sentenced in botched robbery

In the initial corruption case, Taghon, Buford and former county officer Ryan Huston admitted to selling merchandise and drugs they stole from crime suspects.


Sheriff giving up duties after arrest

A central Indiana sheriff has given up his duties while he faces accusations of taking $4,000 in department money for his personal use, although he will keep the title and his full pay.


Police lieutenant out on $3,000 bond following domestic dispute

A Richmond Police officer is on the other side of the law, facing assault and firearm charges.


Former cop pleads guilty to gun charge in shooting outside local bar

On Nov. 9, 2008, Pour was involved in a dispute outside of Mac and Mick's bar and grill on Nameoki Road. Prosecutors have said that Jeffry Bladdick was attempting to defuse the situation when Pour, who authorities said was intoxicated, shot him in the chest with his department-issued pistol.


DC police officer pleads guilty in deadly robbery

A D.C. police officer has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and conspiracy in an attempted robbery during which one of the suspects was shot and killed.


'Bloody' evidence misused to elicit plea deal in death

Aseries of reports in The News & Observer in early August showed that lab analysts have bent rules and pushed past the bounds of accepted science to deliver reports that bolstered prosecutors' cases.


Sargent County sheriff’s deputy faces disorderly conduct count

A Sargent County sheriff’s deputy faces a charge of disorderly conduct stemming from an incident in Fargo.


Former Chesapeake officer admits soliciting girl by phone

A city police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to soliciting what he believed was a 16-year-old girl via cell phone for sexual purposes, a felony that’s punishable by up to 10 years in prison.


Trooper's lights and siren were off before fatal crash, report says

According to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, Trooper Eugene "Buck" Kennington was traveling north on Highway 521 and responding to a traffic collision near the Steel Hill area of Lancaster County.


IMPD officer suspended Wednesday

An IMPD officer accused in a hit in run crash while behind the wheel of his squad car has been suspended without pay and recommended for termination.


Sheriff's Office investigates missing evidence

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office is looking for evidence that apparently went missing from its evidence storage area sometime between January and mid-August.


Trooper Suspended Over Domestic Dispute Claim

Maryland State Police said a sergeant from Hagerstown was suspended without pay amid allegations that he pointed a gun at his former live-in girlfriend.


Former Long Beach police officer pleads no contest to felony gun charge

A former Long Beach police officer charged with felony weapons violations, including possession of assault weapons, and misdemeanor vandalism pleaded no contest Monday.


Prosecutor Accused of Misconduct in Former Florida House Speaker Sansom's Corruption Case

A state attorney had a tense exchange with an ex-judge as he testified in support of misconduct allegations against the prosecutor during a hearing Friday in former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom's corruption case.


Phoenix constable facing county investigation

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is looking into allegations that John Powers, a longtime constable for the Phoenix Downtown Justice Court, misrepresented himself as a certified peace officer and failed to execute the duties of his elected office.


Virginia Beach police sergeant sentenced for DUI

Virginia Beach Police Sgt. James Eric Riddick was sentenced to six months after pleading no contest today to a drunken driving charge from February.


Former police officer sentenced to prison

A 40-year-old former Baltimore police detective assigned to a federal drug task force was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison Thursday for lying to colleagues, embezzling confidential-informant funds and pocketing jewelry from suspects, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office.


Correctional officers to face charges

Driften Kitzman, 41, 1302 Shaler Drive, Waupun, was released on a $1,000 signature bond after making his initial appearance in Dodge County Circuit Court.


Valley officer unions' election gifts raise concerns

Many candidates are receiving mass donations from the political-action committees of police-officer and firefighter unions - just not the ones in their cities.


Officer Who Shot Dog At Md. Dog Park to Be Charged

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Keith Shepherd of Severn will be charged with animal cruelty and discharging a firearm within 100 feet of an occupied structure.


Bastrop police chief charged with DWI

Police Chief David Board was arrested Monday night in Austin near Ed Bluestein Boulevard on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, said Roger Wade of the Travis County sheriff's office.


Former Iron County deputy facing child porn counts

A former Iron County sheriff’s deputy and jailer has been arrested and charged with multiple child-pornography-related counts.


FBI, IRS Raid Offices Of State Rep., Judge

FBI and IRS agents executed raids of the South Philadelphia homes and offices of State Representative William Keller and Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Robert Mulgrew Wednesday morning.


Ex police chief admits assaulting boy in Prospect Park police hq

Franco admitted grabbing the juvenile by the neck with both hands, while the juvenile’s hands were handcuffed behind his back, and shoved him approximately 24 feet along a wall. He also admitted taking a swing at the juvenile with his open hand.


Deputy Suspended After Allegedly Assaulting Wife

A report says she knew threatening to take away his Play Station 3 would make him angry.


Bear-Bear shooting: Police question if officer was legally allowed to carry gun

Anne Arundel County Police said Friday that they expect to conclude their investigation into the fatal shooting of a Siberian husky at a Severn dog park by a federal officer in the next 72 hours, and they indicated that the unidentified officer might not have been authorized to carry a firearm.


Texas lawman charged with stealing evidence guns

Prosecutors accused Harry Leroy Kelley of stealing more than 100 guns while in charge of the police evidence room in Cleveland, 45 miles northeast of Houston.


Laurel Police Corporal Charged With Videotaping Teenager

Edward Charles Schmitt, 37, is charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor, two counts of visual surveillance and one count of camera surveillance.


Texas prison guard accused of child porn

The arrest Wednesday stemmed from a referral by the Oregon Department of Justice, which notified Texas authorities that Ward’s personal e-mail account appeared to be involved in trading child pornography.


King Co's 'Judge Judy' suspended for 5 days

The state Supreme Court says a King County judge who has been compared to TV's "Judge Judy" should be suspended without pay for five days for being rude to defendants in her courtroom.


Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Marine's Fatal Shooting

Prosecutors said Tshamba fired his service weapon 13 times at former Marine Tyrone Brown after Brown groped a woman.


Federal police officer shot dog in Arundel park

Stunned dog owners and residents of a Severn neighborhood are shocked that authorities won't be charging a federal police officer who shot and killed a Siberian husky Monday night at a community dog park.


Detention officer fired last week, county manager says

A Curry County detention officer has been fired for taking two inmates outside the jail to eat last week.


Two police officers implicated in fatal crash

Authorities say criminal charges are being considered against two Las Vegas police officers accused of disobeying orders in a chase that resulted in a crash that killed a suspected drunken driver in May.


Bail cut for ex-cop in Las Vegas process server case

A judge lowered bail to $35,000 for a former Las Vegas police officer facing felony charges that he operated as an unlicensed process server and submitted false court affidavits that he had delivered legal documents.


Officer Investigated For Falsifying DUI Reports

Officer Brandon Mullock, who has been on paid leave since the beginning of this year on an unrelated charge, is facing new questions over discrepancies between his written reports and his dash cam video.


Former Dallas Officer Charged With Second Assault

Dallas police Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse said Thursday that 26-year-old Jeffrey Damon Thorn is being accused of a second on-duty sexual assault charge.


FBI Scrutinized Over Test Cheating

The Justice Department is investigating whether hundreds of FBI agents cheated on a test of new rules allowing the bureau to conduct surveillance and open cases without evidence that a crime has been committed.


Former Newport News sheriff's deputy wanted in York motorcycle thefts

Rashawn E. Cassar, 26, of the 5000 block of John Tyler Highway in James City, was charged last with two felony charges of receiving stolen motorcycles after police said they found him disassembling the bikes at his home.


Prosecutor's office not probing BPD brawl

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office (ECPO) will not investigate the alleged July 17 fight between two township police officers, which resulted in a trip to the hospital for one.


Officer is suspended after high-speed chase that led to motorcyclist's death

A Baltimore City police officer who pursued a motorcycle into Baltimore County early Sunday — despite repeated orders from supervisors to end the high-speed chase — was suspended after his cruiser collided with the motorcycle, killing the rider.


Ex-FHP trooper gets jail time for falsifying tickets

Paul C. Lawrence pleaded guilty Wednesday to eight misdemeanor counts of falsifying public records.


N.J. man sentenced in bid-rigging scheme

A man who took part in a bid-rigging and kickback scheme involving a former state Department of Corrections official won't be going to prison.


Trucker Hit by Officer Suspended for DUI Speaks Out

Jacksonville Sheriff's officer Lenell Boyer was suspended after an internal investigation upheld charges against him including unbecoming conduct related to a March traffic crash, according to an internal investigations report released Wednesday.


Veteran cop from Jackson admits mail-fraud scheme

A 16-year veteran Port Authority detective from Jackson pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday after admitting he committed mail fraud as he pursued a 2006 civil lawsuit that turned out to be nothing more than a scheme, according to Paul J. Fishman, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.


Officer accused of beating handcuffed prisoner

A veteran police officer is being investigated for conduct unbecoming an police officer and possibly criminal charges after he allegedly beat a prisoner who was handcuffed.


Sex scandal puts 4 Rialto policemen on leave

Waitress allegations that she had sex with an on-duty officer, and later gave birth to his baby, has led to a broader Rialto Police Department investigation resulting in four officers being placed on paid leave.