Law Archive Page 9


Memphis Police officer who lied about shooting is fired after disciplinary hearing

A Memphis Police officer who shot himself, then lied about it to implicate someone else, has been fired from the department.


3 NJ police indicted in alleged Hackensack assault

Hackensack Officer Anthony Ferraioli of Paramus was accused of hitting a man twice on the head during an arrest June 7. He was charged with aggravated assault and other crimes in the indictment handed up late Thursday.


Ex-deputy says he, others used improper force on inmates, Baca says

A former sheriff's deputy at the center of an FBI probe inside the L.A. County jail system implicated himself and other jail employees in four cases of improper force against inmates, according to a letter written by Sheriff Lee Baca.


Charges reduced for off-duty cop accused in Petaluma gun incident

Charges have been reduced against an off-duty police officer accused of pulling a gun on two men during an argument in downtown Petaluma on New Year's Eve.


Parents of slain P.G. teen angered by latest mishandled warrant

The parents of a teenage girl slain by her ex-boyfriend after the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office failed to arrest the man on an open warrant are angered that the agency has again mishandled an arrest warrant for another man now accused of murder.


2 western Md. prison guards charged with assault

The agency said they allegedly used excessive force by kicking, punching and kneeing an inmate in a cell on Sept. 28. The handcuffed inmate suffered a broken wrist.


Harrison County deputy, wife charged with child indecency

Two Harrison County employees were charged with sexual indecency with a child by contact Friday after a girl reported being touched inappropriately to a school counselor.


County Police Officer Charged With Domestic Assault

A Baltimore County police officer has been charged with first-degree assault in connection with a reported domestic incident involving his ex-girlfriend.


City of Clovis settles in officer-involved fatal crash

Investigators said Gallegos, who is awaiting a trial on a vehicular homicide charge, was driving 56 mph in a posted 35 mph zone when he ran a stop sign at Sycamore and Grand streets.


Bernalillo County Sgt. Arrested

Police said the sergeant got out of his truck, pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and then put that gun up to the man's neck and choked him.


PBSO deputy arrested on grand theft charges

A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested on Wednesday on grand theft charges for allegedly selling a mobile home that he didn't own, authorities said.


Supreme Court disciplines 3 local lawyers

The Florida Supreme Court has handed down disciplinary actions against 16 lawyers, including three in Central Florida ...


Fullerton Officer Charged With Murder Posts Bail, Released

The Fullerton officer charged with murder in the death of Kelly Thomas was released from jail early Thursday after posting bond.


Top immigration official pleads not guilty to child-porn charges in federal court

The South Florida head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a federal indictment accusing him of child-porn offenses on his home computer, including transporting and receiving images of minors “engaging in sexually explicit conduct,” according to the Justice Department.


Ex-police officer pleads guilty in Burke

A former police officer entered a guilty plea Tuesday to charges that he embezzled money from the Fraternal Order of Police treasury, Burke County officials say.


Richmond Deputies Fired For Alleged Sex With Inmates

Two Richmond deputies accused of having sexual contact with female inmates have been fired.


Lumberton police officer accused of embezzlement, drug offenses

Patrolman Matthew Albert Miller, 24, has been charged with two counts each of embezzlement of property received by virtue of officer or employment, and trafficking a schedule II controlled substance by possession. He also is charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.


FBI probing Los Angeles County jails

The probe follows complaints by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, which earlier this year said one of its jail monitors saw deputies beat an inmate unconscious.


Huntsville attorney Cheryl Baswell-Guthrie charged with stealing $50,000

Baswell-Guthrie was arrested Sept. 1 at an airport in Detroit as a fugitive from justice ...


Justice Department Report Cites Vast Overspending: Eight Dollar Cups Of Coffee, Sixteen Dollar Muffins

Indeed, a 2007 Inspector General's report also cited several instances of exorbitant spending -- $5 Swedish meatballs, for example -- at 10 DOJ conferences between 2004 and 2006.


Ex-aide at U.S. Attorney's Office seeks charge dismissed

A former legal aide in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Burlington accused of passing on information about a drug investigation involving her boyfriend says she was illegally pressured by federal agents into talking to them.


Two Cops Indicted in Alleged UMD Beating

Two Prince George's Count y police officers were indicted for allegedly beating up a student celebrating the University of Maryland's men's basketball team's win over Duke in March 2010.


Seven officers disciplined after DWI, crash into bus

Seven Houston police officers have been disciplined for their actions after an eastside patrol sergeant crashed into a school bus while driving drunk.


Two former New Orleans police officers sentenced for role in 2005 fatal beating and police cover-up

Two former New Orleans police officers were sentenced this afternoon in federal court for their role in the 2005 beating death of a Treme man and a subsequent police cover-up.


River Vale attorney admits failing to pay taxes

Francis S. Cutruzzula, 48, a former Hudson County assistant prosecutor, admitted to U.S. District Judge William H. Walls in Newark that he has not filed a personal income tax return in more than a decade.


Police officer, 2nd man arrested in mugging

Two men, including a Seaside Park Class II police officer, have been arrested in connection with the mugging of a man outside a bar.


Metro officer arrested for prostitution

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Peter Hervoyavich was arrested for soliciting prostitution after he was observed by LVMPD officers picking up an apparent prostitute in the vicinity of Paradise and Twain on Sept. 13.


Former Maui policeman heading to federal prison

A federal judge sentenced a former Maui police officer to a year and a half in prison Monday for extorting sex from a woman shortly after she was released from jail and stealing about $1,500 from a driver during a traffic stop.


3 police officers arrested on felony burglary charge

On Wednesday afternoon two Montezuma Police officers and an Oglethorpe Police officer were arrested in Phenix City, Ala.


Ex-Jacksonville cop to earn pension despite year in jail for theft

A former Jacksonville police lieutenant who admitted to stealing $51,000 from a police charity will spend a year in jail.


Fairbanks officer disciplined for theater scuffle

An internal investigation has found that a Fairbanks police officer was partially to blame for a scuffle this summer at Regal Cinemas.


Officer charged in false report of chase, gunfire

The Shelby County sheriff said a Port Jefferson police officer has been charged after filing a false report and making up a story about exchanging gunfire and chasing a suspect early Monday morning.


Pedestrian dies after being struck by off-duty police officer's truck

Authorities say 39-year-old Henderson police officer Wavie Reed was making a left turn on a green light Friday afternoon when he hit a man in a crosswalk.


Okla corrupt cops probe may not be over

A special prosecutor says a probe started two years ago to investigate allegations of widespread police corruption in Tulsa could have new life.


New Mexico cop caught having sex on hood of car

The surveillance images, which surfaced Monday, show a uniform officer apparently having sex in broad daylight with an unidentified woman on the hood of her Honda outside car the gate of a county-owned ranch south of Santa Fe, reports the Santa Fe New Mexican.


Aurora Lieutenant Reassigned After GPS Investigation

The CALL7 Investigators have confirmed that the Aurora Police Department's head of the Metro Gang Task Force has been reassigned to patrol duty amid allegations he was skipping out on work.


Aurora SWAT Officer Suspected Of Driving Drunk

Court records show an Aurora police SWAT officer is accused of driving drunk and police say he's not on patrol pending the outcome of his criminal case and an internal department investigation.


5 Culpeper County Deputies Fired Over Jail Incident

Five Culpeper County sheriff's deputies have been fired following allegations that one repeatedly slapped a restrained inmate at the jail.


Hearing delayed in shooting case with D.C. officer, transgenders

A preliminary hearing has been continued until Friday in the case of an off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officer accused of drunkenly climbing onto the hood of a car and firing shots at the five people inside after an altercation with the group.


Former NMSP officer pleads not guilty to DWI

He failed a field sobriety test, refused a breathalyzer and was arrested for DWI. Barde's three-year old son was in the car.


Pinal County Sheriff's Office used RICO, jail funds for travel

Records show about half of the trip was paid by court fees given to the Sheriff's Office to improve county jails. The other half came from seized cash and property meant to fund investigations and prosecutions.


Narcotics wiretap catches voice that may be sheriff's captain's

Law enforcement sources have confirmed that Bernice Abram, who is in charge of the sheriff's Carson station, was put on leave after federal authorities notified sheriff's officials that their captain may have been heard on the narcotics wiretap.


Police dispatcher faces felony charges

A telecommunicator with the Edwardsville Police Department is facing felony charges after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase in two counties earlier this week, crashed his car and then fled the scene.


South Jersey police officer drove car in hit-and-run

Authorities say a Gloucester County police officer drove off after hitting a pedestrian in Camden County.


Ex-Middlesex County sheriff indicted in jobs-for-cash scheme

The indictment alleges that between March 1996 and November 2008, while serving as county sheriff, Spicuzzo solicited $112,000 in bribes from eight individuals in return for appointments as new sheriff’s investigators or promoting them within the sheriff’s office.


Cop arrested after alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

Jang was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and false imprisonment, according to court documents.


Clark Co. Sheriff's Deputy Arrested On Drug Charge

A Clark County deputy who has worked for the Sheriff's Office for the past five years was arrested over the weekend on a drug charge.


Delaware trooper gets probation in stalking case

A Delaware State Police trooper has pleaded guilty to harassment and misuse of a computer after being charged with stalking a Sussex County woman.


Plea deal reached in former Harrison sheriff's sexual-misconduct case

The defense and prosecution in former Harrison County Sheriff Mike Deatrick’s sexual misconduct case confirmed in court Wednesday that they had reached a tentative plea agreement.


City officer gets 15 years in fatal shooting of Marine veteran

A Baltimore judge had harsh words Tuesday for city police officer Gahiji Tshamba, calling his actions "repugnant" and sentencing him to 15 years in prison in the shooting death last year of an unarmed Marine veteran outside a Mount Vernon bar.


'Kids for cash' judge in Phila. jail

Former judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. could remain locked away at a Philadelphia detention facility for a week or more before he is transferred to a permanent home in the federal prison system, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons said.


N.J. appeals court upholds official misconduct indictment against North Brunswick police officer

It was the second decision by the appellate judges that the indictment charging Lt. Keith Buckley with two counts of official misconduct should be upheld.


Md. lawyer charged in national baby-selling scandal

A California lawyer who specializes in reproductive law is the latest of three women to plead guilty for taking part in what federal prosecutors called a "baby-selling ring" that charged a dozen couples more than $100,000 to adopt babies born from surrogate pregnancies.


Felony Charge Against Scranton Cop Dismissed

Miller is still accused of five other crimes, including terroristic threats and illegally using his position as a police officer.


Police Officer In Virginia Charged With Child Porn

Virginia State Police say a Richmond-area police officer has been arrested on child pornography charges.


Former city cop charged in fatal crash

A former Annapolis police officer has been charged with auto manslaughter and nine related crimes in connection with a fatal, off-duty car crash last October in Baltimore.


3 MPD officers face suspensions

Suspensions of two to 10 days were ordered for three Maui Police Department officers in internal investigations that concluded in June, police reported.


Head of DC Police's Special Ops Division Demoted

Burton made news in June when he testified at a D.C. Council hearing about police escorts for celebrities.


State bar agrees to public reprimand against York prosecutor

The Virginia State Bar agreed to a public reprimand against York-Poquoson Commonweath Attorney Eileen Addison Monday during a hearing on charges that she mishandled the prosecution of three men in a several years old murder case.


Vt. Police Officer Cited For DUI

Vermont State Police said they cited Jason Nokes, a Winooski City police detective, after he was stopped driving with a blood alcohol content level around four times the legal limit on Interstate 89 Friday afternoon.


Seabrook officer facing DUI charge

A veteran Seabrook police sergeant and former state representative facing drunken driving charges in Massachusetts has been placed on paid administrative leave.


Former Laurel police officer sentenced for sexually abusing girl

A former Laurel police officer who pleaded guilty to photographing his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter as she got out of a shower was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for the sexual abuse of a minor.


Winn Parish Sheriff Bodie Little faces drug charges

Winn Parish Sheriff A.D. "Bodie" Little and 10 other suspects in an alleged drug-trafficking scheme have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Shreveport, accused of organizing the distribution of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.


N.H. officer charged with DWI erupted after arrest

A Seabrook, N.H., police officer charged with driving while intoxicated after he allegedly smashed into another car told arresting officers that if the same situation happened in his town, they wouldn’t be arrested.


MPD officer pleads guilty to scamming elderly woman out of $40,000

A Metropolitan Police Department sergeant pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $40,000 from an elderly woman whom she met while she was investigating a lottery fraud scam that targeted the woman.


Houston officer charged in corruption, drug case

Aikens, who's been a Houston officer for 19 years, has been indicted on charges of extortion and of aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute cocaine.


Former Memphis police officer gets 6 months in prison for taking bribes

A former Memphis officer was sentenced to six months in federal prison this afternoon for taking bribes from nightclub owners for tips about upcoming undercover operations at the club.


Police officer in court today on murder, sex charges

Gene Gillette, an officer with the Mount Rainier Police Department, was indicted Tuesday by a Prince George’s County grand jury on 12 counts.


DC Police Officer Arrested in Sting Gets 7 Months in Prison

A former District of Columbia police officer caught in an internal sting has been sentenced to seven months in prison for acting as a lookout during a burglary.


Former Lakewood Officer Says PTSD Caused Him To Lie About Crash

Adam Leonard said he crashed after a person in a car he was chasing in March stopped and pointed a gun at him. He resigned after an investigation showed that his story wasn't true.


Judge wants probe of Meijer lawyer in Acme Township case

A judge believes a lawyer committed perjury when he denied knowing anything about the role of retailer Meijer Inc. in a 2007 recall election of township officials in northern Michigan's Grand Traverse County.


Deputy fired following arrest

According to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, deputies arrived at Jeff Rogers' home about 12:30 a.m. to find him sitting on the couch with an M-16 rifle across his lap, a black handgun on the cushion next to him and a laptop.



An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was one of five men arrested along with boxer Gabriel Rosado Saturday morning at Bally's Wild West Casino, in Atlantic City, for assaulting a police officer, according to police.


Baltimore officer charged in drug conspiracy

A Baltimore City police officer has been charged in a drug dealing conspiracy, officials confirmed.


Former Richmond Attorney Facing Fraud, ID Theft Charges

A former Richmond attorney has been charged with stealing more than $27,000 from an elderly client.


Attorney accused of fraud

A local attorney faces charges of fraud after he allegedly accepted casino winnings from a client who was attempting to avoid paying child support.


Houma Police officer charged in bar fight

A Houma police officer was arrested for allegedly getting into a fight outside a bar in Thibodaux


St. John Sheriff's deputy arrested and booked with indecent behavior with a juvenile

A St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday morning on a fugitive warrant from Baton Rouge, where he was transferred and booked with indecent behavior with a juvenile and felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.


Owners of repair shop plead guilty in towing scandal

Two owners of Majestic Auto Repair pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to paying up to $1 million in bribes to more than 50 Baltimore police officers who allegedly steered business to the Rosedale shop and falsified crash reports.


SC lawyer admits to hiring hit man to kill colleague

A South Carolina attorney sentenced to three years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill another lawyer has been disbarred.


Court Clerk Otis Jackson Indicted

He is accused of using his position to make employees donate or raise money for his re-election campaign.


Manheim police officer charged

A Manheim Borough police officer has been charged with corruption of minors.


Off-duty DPS trooper in Hutto charged with DWI

An off-duty Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was charged with DWI in Hutto Sunday night.


State Audit On Former Santa Fe Sheriff Released

The state auditor's office released new findings Friday night in connection with the embezzlement case against former Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano.


Metro: DNA mix-up sent wrong man to prison

Las Vegas police officials are apologizing for a DNA error that sent the wrong man to prison for four years.


No criminal charges in brawl by L.A. County sheriff's deputies

The violence that broke out at a department party in Montebello drew widespread attention after those involved were described as being part of an aggressive deputies’ clique at Men's Central Jail known to throw gang-like hand signs.


Officer says fellow cop used racial slur to explain why he fired gun on Danziger Bridge

A jury has heard testimony that a New Orleans police officer used a racial epithet in explaining why he fired at the back of a teenager fleeing the scene of deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina.


Crash was officer's seventh

The May 27 accident involving Officer Adam Hinson was the seventh accident in his five-year career on the force ...


Miami-Dade Cop Guilty of Molesting Daughter

A Miami-Dade police officer was convicted Tuesday of sexually assaulting his young daughter for years.


New trial date set for ex-state police captain charged with sex abuse

A second trial date has been set for a former Virginia State Police captain charged with sexually abusing his stepdaughter for several years.


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says Wisconsin Supreme Court needs to quickly fix the infighting after latest incident

Liberal Justice Ann Walsh Bradley told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that conservative Justice David Prosser tried to choke her during an argument in her state Capitol office on June 13 ...


Former P.G. officer pleads guilty to corruption charges

A former Prince George's County police officer admitted Tuesday to distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine and protecting interstate shipments of drugs and black market cigarettes.


Ohio jailers charged with exposing teen to cold

The charges involve an alleged incident in January in which a 17-year-old boy was left in the recreation area of the Richland County Jail with two overhead doors opened.


Trial opens for cops charged in Katrina shootings

New Orleans police officers decided to "shoot first and ask questions later" when they gunned down two unarmed people and wounded four others on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, a federal prosecutor said Monday during opening statements for a trial spotlighting one of the epic storm's most notorious episodes.


Former Suffolk police officer accused of sex crimes

A former Suffolk police officer is charged with drug possession and he’s accused of sexually molesting a young girl.


County 911 dispatcher charged with assault in road-rage incident

An angry Bluffton man followed another motorist for about 15 miles Tuesday afternoon before getting out of his vehicle at a stoplight and threatening the driver with a baton, according to a Bluffton Police Department news release.


Inmates say Wicomico officer traded cigarettes for sexual favors

A Wicomico County Detention Center corrections officer has been charged with sexual assaults on female inmates, the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday night.


Baltimore officer pleads guilty in towing scheme

The second of 17 Baltimore police officers charged with extortion in an alleged kickback scheme involving a towing company pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office.


Former Marshall Co. Attorney Makes Court Appearance

Brian Carroll is accused of stealing more than $70,000 from the Marysville Berean Church, while serving as church treasurer.


Hudson County sheriff's officer from Jersey City charged with forging prescription for Percocet

A Hudson County sheriff's officer has been indicted on charges she forged a prescription and tried to use it to buy painkillers, officials said today.


Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Falsified Identity

Today, a former Anchorage police officer, Raphael Mora-Lopez, who operated under the identity of Raphael Espinoza, pleaded guilty to federal charges of falsifying his identity.


Arraignment set for Henderson city attorney on DUI, hit-and-run charges

Arraignment for Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin is set for 9 a.m. Monday in Henderson Municipal Court on charges of DUI, hit and run and having an open container of alcohol in her vehicle.


Former Officer Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case

Edward Charles Schmitt, 38, who served in the Laurel Police Department, was accused in February 2010 of putting a camera inside a girl's closet.


Lawyer accused of ethics violations

The report said DeVane altered a $20,000 gift in Meyers’ will to $200,000 for himself and his wife, as well as confiscating artwork, high-definition TVs, leather sofas and cash from her condo.

He also was found to have wrongfully withheld a bequest to Ramapo College in New Jersey until the college agreed to pay $63,000 to his wife for the care of Meyers’ Chihuahua, Nunnelly.


Buffalo Attorney Charged with DWI, Leaving the Scene

State Police say a Buffalo attorney crashed his car along the Niagara Section of the Thruway, then took off into the woods where searchers found him a short time later pretending to be asleep.


DC Police Officer Arrested on Theft Charge, Accused of Stealing Money From 85-Year-Old Woman

Hackley is accused of forging the signature of an elderly woman she met during a fraud investigation and then depositing 10 checks totaling more than $43,000.


Franklin County Deputy Jonathan Agee had checkered record

Agee spent a lot of time with Sheriff Ewell Hunt's daughter in 2008 on patrols, stakeouts, drug buys and arrests, according to a grand jury report.


Former trooper accused of soliciting teenage girls for sex waives hearing

A former West Virginia State Police trooper accused of soliciting two 16-year-old girls for sexual relations and nude photos waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Berkeley County Magistrate Court.


Police: Off-duty Annapolis cop drunk, speeding in fatal crash

Detectives believe Officer James Salyers had a blood alcohol content of .19 at the time of the wreck and was driving 71 mph just seconds before impact.


Officer pleads guilty in city towing scheme

The first of 17 Baltimore police officers charged with extortion in what prosecutors describe as a scheme involving kickbacks to send drivers to a towing company not licensed by the city pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday.


Judge Finds Officer Guilty Of Manslaughter In Marine Shooting Case

A judge has found a Baltimore City police officer guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting of a Marine in Mount Vernon.


Richmond sheriff's deputy charged with trying to distribute drugs in jail

A Richmond sheriff’s deputy has been charged with conspiring to distribute drugs inside the City Jail, authorities announced Monday.


DC Cop Richmond Phillips Faces Manslaughter Charge In Death Of Jaylin Wright

A DC cop, who was already facing murder charges, is now facing manslaughter charges in the death of an 11-month-old girl, prosecutors said.


Stomping cop's new partner: 'I don't believe he's racist'

The former Seattle police detective who was videotaped stomping on a suspect and threatening to beat the "Mexican piss" out of him will start his 30-day suspension on Monday.


P.G. police charge D.C. cop with murder

Prince George’s County arrested a veteran Metropolitan Police Department officer Friday and charged him with the killing of a woman and her 1-year-old child.


Henrico Officer Arrested

A Henrico county police officer has been arrested, accused of domestic assault.


Officers get probation for misconduct

Two Baltimore police officers convicted of misconduct for stranding two 15-year-old boys far from their homes received 18-month suspended jail terms and probation Wednesday, with a judge refusing prosecutors' request to strip them of their badges.


Montco cop charged with stealing morphine

A Montgomery County police officer was arrested yesterday for stealing prescription drugs from the ambulance company where he also worked, prosecutors said.


Police: Off-duty Franklin Co. deputy kills ex-wife, injures state trooper after long-range pursuit

During a violent Memorial Day spree, an off-duty Franklin County deputy shot and killed his ex-wife in a Roanoke convenience store parking lot and then fled in his patrol car, police said.


Detroit's abandoned crime lab adds to a disturbing U.S. trend

The stunning discovery of piles of evidence in a rotting old building last week put Detroit on a growing national list of crime labs accused in recent years of making big mistakes.


Municipal judge accused of misconduct

Cook, a business entrepreneur whose loan company went bust in 2006, is now the defendant, either personally or in his capacity as a member of more than 40 limited liability companies, in 43 lawsuits in Superior Court in New Jersey.


LAPD Officer Gets 8 Years In Sexual Assault Case

An LAPD officer was sentenced Thursday to eight and a half years in state prison for sexually assaulting a woman and soliciting sex from another.


Fife police station sex acts not a crime, report says

A Fife police lieutenant exposed himself to a subordinate employee on numerous occasions and had sex with her once while both were on duty in the police station, according to an outside law enforcement investigation.


Ex-Arundel officer ordered jailed in sexual assault

A former Anne Arundel County police rookie who was stripped of his badge four years ago after he admitted he had photographed himself fondling a teenager's breasts during a traffic stop pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting another woman.


Tempe police detective accused of stealing evidence

Police Detective Elliot Campbell resigned his position Tuesday after being arrested on suspicion of two counts of theft of a credit card, 10 counts of tampering with evidence, one count each of forgery, burglary and theft, police said.


Trooper accused of sending sex video to 13 yr. old gets pension

CBS 21 News has learned that the state trooper who is under investigation for sending sexually explicit video, to someone who he thought was a 13-year-old girl, retired and has been approved to receive a monthly pension.


Ex-Cop Danny Castro Faces Retrial

A jury found Castro, 47 guilty of lying to the FBI, not guilty of the one of the most serious extortion charges and jurors were deadlocked on the the eight other charges, opening the door for a retrial.


Norfolk lawyer loses license for hiding income in divorce

A three-judge panel has revoked the license of a Norfolk lawyer for misconduct during his personal divorce case.


Grand jury considering case against D.C. officer

A former sergeant who was demoted after previous charges of off-duty gun use, Mr. Whitehouse is under a peace order to stay away from a female friend who in court papers said he grabbed her around her neck and pointed a gun underneath her chin.


Miami-Dade Cop Arrested

A Miami-Dade Police officer has been arrested and is facing drug trafficking charges.


Ocala judge facing state misconduct allegations

An Ocala judge is facing misconduct charges including allegations he's habitually late and injected his religious beliefs into a case he took a year to decide.


Ex-Officer Gets Prison Term In Stalking Case

A fired Cincinnati police officer was sentenced Thursday to seven months in prison for using his police cruiser computer to look up personal information that authorities said he used to harass a woman.


Former Cop Convicted of Armed Heist

A Dallas County jury found Alph Coleman guilty of masterminding an armed heist at a Sam's Club where he worked off-duty security.


Utah Cop Gets 5 To Life In Child Sex Abuse Case

A 68-year-old retired Orem police lieutenant and academy official has been sentenced as a repeat sex offender to five years to life in Utah state prison for sexually abusing a young girl in 2005.


Houston police officer arrested, charged with theft

Officer Stefan Riha, who has been with HPD for four years and was assigned to the Midwest Patrol Division, is accused of using his status as an officer to steal money from someone.


Two city officers convicted of misconduct in kidnapping case

After nearly two weeks of testimony, jurors took about three hours to reach the verdict. Detectives Tyrone S. Francis and Milton Smith III were convicted of two counts each of misconduct — a misdemeanor — for picking up two 15-year-olds from West Baltimore in May 2009 and leaving them stranded far from their homes.


Norfolk police officer convicted in fatal accident

Under a plea agreement, prosecutors dropped an involuntary manslaughter charge and a second reckless driving charge.


Second former Inkster cop pleads guilty over lies at trial

Robert McArthur was sentenced today by Wayne County Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny to 90 days for misdemeanor willful neglect of duty.


Deputy Charged With Sexual Assault On Child

A Denver deputy was formally charged Tuesday with felony sexual assault on a child in connection with an incident that occurred a year ago, the Denver District Attorney's Office said.


5 Md. Correctional Officers Indicted

Eight officers were placed on administrative leave following the incident, including the warden and a major at the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center.


Child sex crime trial for former state police captain delayed

The trial of a former Virginia State Police captain accused of child sex crimes has been delayed in Brunswick County.


Americus Police officer resigns, is arrested

He and his wife became involved in a physical altercation, in the presence of the three children, ages, 2, 12 and 14, and the wife sustained a knot on the back of her head after her husband pushed her against a wall ...


ICE agent accused of taking bribes for providing temporary immigration parole

Authorities are investigating a Miami federal agent suspected of accepting more than $100,000 in bribes from a confidential government informant, according to several sources familiar with the probe.


Unusual judge-jury trial set for 3 officers

In an unusual move, the cases of three city officers accused of kidnapping two West Baltimore teens will be heard jointly by a jury beginning next week, though the panel will decide the fate of only two of them.


Richmond moves to fire 2 cops linked to DUI scam

Richmond police have moved to fire two officers under investigation for allegedly arming volunteer scouts from the agency's Explorer program illegally so the young men could work for the officers' private security firm ...


Former Pittsburgh Police Detective Sentenced To 4 Years Probation

A former Pittsburgh Police detective has been sentenced to four years probation for assaulting another driver during a road rage incident.


3 Hackensack police officers indicted

Hackensack officers Jakub Szostak, Eric Mark and Lawrence Levin are charged with conspiracy to commit official misconduct.


18 county police officers 'untruthful'

Eighteen county police officers and cadets resigned or were terminated over the past 41/2 years amid internal investigations into their integrity, according to data obtained by The Capital.


Port St. Lucie officer disciplined after admitting he used alternative form of 'date rape drug'

A veteran law enforcement officer accepted a 10-day suspension without pay after admitting he took an "alternative" to GHB about two years ago while a police officer ...


Corrections officer, two other adults charged with child-sex crime

A state correctional officer and his wife along with one of their friends have all been accused of sexually battering a teenage girl who snuck out of her parents home at night.


Sanford cop fired over conduct in drug buy

During his nine years with the department, Shamar had been the subject of more than 25 internal investigations.


FBI seizes documents in towing case

Federal agents seized documents related to insurance claims during a search earlier this year of a Rosedale auto body shop, possibly indicating that a corruption probe into a towing scheme that has ensnared 30 city police officers may now be broadened to include insurance fraud.


Rehoboth police chief Suspended for conduct

Rehoboth Police Chief Stephen Enos is being suspended for two days without pay following allegations of inappropriate behavior at a party in Rhode Island in December.


Prominent Keys attorney faces disbarment in will case

The well-respected Keys lawyer, who serves as counsel for the board of trustees of Florida Keys Community College, is facing disbarment on accusations of ethic violations and dishonest and fraudulent conduct.


Detroit police commissioner charged with drunken driving

A member of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners has been charged with drunken driving and a weapons charge, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.


Howard Co. officer arrested in assault of city officer

An off-duty Howard County police officer was arrested early Sunday outside a bar in Southeast Baltimore after police say he punched a female city officer in the head, then yelled, "I'm a cop!" as he was handcuffed.


1 Gaithersburg Officer Fired, 2 Suspended

Police Chief Mark P. Sroka suspended three Gaithersburg police officers for their involvement in serious, unrelated allegations of misconduct.


Ex-Wis. prosecutor won't face charges over sexting

A former prosecutor who sent racy text messages to a domestic abuse victim won't face criminal charges over misconduct and sexual assault allegations, the Wisconsin Justice Department announced Monday.


Former Petersburg sheriff's deputy denied bond

Vernard Bailey, 67, faces a number of charges including the attempted rape of a child younger than 13.


Bedford Co. officer charged with DUI

A Bedford County Sheriff's Office investigator was arrested Sunday for suspicion of driving under the influence and against the flow of traffic at high speeds for 11 miles near Lynchburg, authorities said.


Sheriff's corporal charged with attempted rape of child in sting

An undercover Petersburg police sting operation has resulted in the arrest of a 67-year-old Petersburg sheriff’s deputy on charges of trying to have sex with underage girls, authorities announced today.


Charges To Be Reinstated Against Former NM Officer

The New Mexico Attorney General's Office says it's proceeding with the case against a former state police sergeant who was riding in a car that struck and killed a pedestrian in Santa Fe in November 2008.


Prosecutors to drop about 40 Northern California drug cases after agent arrested for allegedly selling drugs

Contra Costa County prosecutors say they plan to dismiss about a dozen cases involving arrests made by the former head of a Northern California drug task force under investigation.


Ex-South Jersey cop admits to 7 bank robberies

Holliday's about-face from law enforcement to law breaking began in 2006, four years into his job as a Bridgeton patrolman, when he was arrested on a slew of charges related to the alleged on-duty assault of a Mexican immigrant.


Prosecutor in Paris Hilton, Bruno Mars cases arrested for drugs

A Las Vegas prosecutor, who handled the high-profile drug cases of celebrities like Paris Hilton, was jailed and released after a drug arrest over the weekend.


Montgomery County Police Officer Facing Charges on Home Detention

A Montgomery County police officer charged with illegally using computers to help her drug-dealing fiance was released on home confinement Friday and will be tracked through electronic monitoring equipment.


Montgomery Co. officer charged in drug conspiracy, fraud plot

A Montgomery County police officer has been charged with using police databases to help a convicted drug dealer she was having a relationship with.


Prosecutor's trial on corruption charges set to open

McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi is set to go on trial Monday on charges he used county resources for political purposes.


Former LAFD captain David Del Toro guilty of second-degree murder

Former Los Angeles fire captain David Del Toro was convicted today of murdering an acquaintance in a drunken rage that prosecutors said led to "some of the most violent acts that a human being can inflict on other people."


Richmond City Deputy Sheriff Arrested For Assault

Lieutenant Colonel Joel W. Lawson, 50, was arrested on Sunday, March 13th after an arrest warrant was obtained by his spouse for assault.


Former Laurel police officer found guilty of sexually abusing girlfriend's daughter

A North Laurel man and former Laurel City police officer admitted to secretly filming a 15-year-old girl partially undress, but said it did not constitute sexual child abuse.


Ex-DeKalb Cop Must Register As A Sex Offender

A former DeKalb County police officer accused of forcing two women to perform oral sex in lieu of arrests must now register as a sex offender.


Homicide commander cleared in accident, won't face charges

McLarney, a 34-year veteran, still faces an administrative review to determine whether he violated departmental rules when he failed to report the accident.


Flagler Beach officer charged with DUI after failing tests

A veteran Flagler Beach patrolman was charged with driving under the influence after Flagler County sheriff's deputies found him passed out in his personal vehicle in Daytona North, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.


State Trooper Facing DUI Charges

A State Trooper was arrested Thursday and charged with DUI in connection with a crash on I-384 in February.


Fired Sullivan jail captain charged with theft

The recently fired administrative captain of the Sullivan County Jail was charged Tuesday with three counts of theft, related to using a county-issued gas card to pump fuel into another person’s car.


Columbus, NM Mayor, Police Chief Detained On Drugs, Weapons Allegations

The mayor and police chief of the Village of Columbus, N.M., were among city officials detained Thursday morning on allegations of firearms violations and drug trafficking, according to Luna County Sheriff Raymond Cobos.


Sleeping Deputy Woken Up by Car Crash

The slumber of a Calvert County deputy was abruptly interrupted when his patrol car hit a tree, authorities said.


State trooper facing child predator charges

Trooper Douglas Sversko of Union County is facing charges for allegedly using an internet chat room to contact who he thought was an underage girl.


Tucumcari officer arrested for assault

A Tucumcari Police officer was arrested Saturday morning for aggravated assault and battery of a household member.


Police commander suspended

The Baltimore police commander who heads the homicide unit was suspended today after he abandoned his unmarked cruiser on the side of I-95 near Route 32 in Howard County ...


3 D.C. Officers Arrested After Another Sting

Officers Guillermo Ortiz, Silvestre Bonilla and Dioni Fernandez are charged with attempting to receive stolen property.


Officer’s Trial In Nightclub Slaying Delayed Again

The trial of a Baltimore police officer charged with shooting an unarmed man to death outside a nightclub has been postponed a second time.


Former Middlesex County sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo charged with corruption, taking bribes

Former county sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo turned himself this morning to authorities to face charges that he demanded bribes of up to $25,000 from individuals seeking employment or promotions in the sheriff's office.


Paterson cop charged with official misconduct in mistaken-ID beating

A Paterson police officer residing in Hawthorne has been indicted on official misconduct and other charges stemming from an off-duty confrontation he had with a 28-year-old Paterson man.


Assistant county attorney resigns following assault allegation

An assistant county attorney charged with assaulting his wife in January has voluntarily resigned as a county prosecutor under a court agreement reached Monday.


MPD Officer Arrested for Burglary

Police say they busted a burglar this weekend - who was a member of the Metropolitan Police force.


Ex-prosecutor pleads guilty to felony in 2005 perjury trial

Earlier this week, former Inkster narcotics officer Robert McArthur and Scott Rechtzigel pled guilty to misdemeanor charges.


REPORT: Ft. Pierce cop forced woman into strip search

Derek Kevin Dawson, a five-year veteran with the Fort Pierce Police Department, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of false imprisonment and one count of battery.


Off-duty Norfolk policeman gets license suspended in DUI case

David Cooper was in his police vehicle driving on Blackwater Road on October 5, 2010 when authorities were called about a single-vehicle crash.


State trooper indicted on eight sex counts

A veteran Maine State Police trooper has been placed on administrative leave without pay after being indicted on four counts of unlawful sexual touching and four counts of unlawful sexual contact with a girl under 14.


Everett Chief Delayed Internal Review Of Shooting

The Everett police chief has acknowledged delaying an internal review after an officer shot and killed a drunken man behind the wheel of a parked car.


17 City Officers Charged With Extortion

Seventeen Baltimore Police Department officers and two brothers who own a car repair shop have been charged with conspiring to commit extortion.


Ex-Harahan Officer Facing Federal Fraud Charges

A former Harahan police officer has been charged with obtaining property by fraud in connection with an ongoing probe into the Harahan Police Department.


Horry County prosecutor resigns after arrest

An attorney with the 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office has resigned following his arrest by the S.C. Highway Patrol on drunk driving charges, according to authorities.


Georgia Deputy Accused of Notifying Drug Suspect of Upcoming Search

For his suspected role in hampering a drug operation, an Appling County deputy sheriff finds himself facing federal charges.


Macon police officer charged with rape

Campbell, a three-year officer who was working in the patrol division, was on duty at the time of the alleged assault ...


Suffolk police officer charged with misdemeanors: profanity, annoying phone calls

James Holecek was arrested on misdemeanor counts of the use of profane, threatening or indecent language over public airways, and causing a telephone to ring with intent to annoy.


Paul Minor, 2 ex-judges permanently disbarred

Imprisoned former Mississippi attorney Paul Minor and two former judges have been disbarred by the Mississippi Supreme Court.


Ex-Anchorage officer's sex trial goes to jury

The 13-year police veteran is accused of forcing sexual contact on six women between 2006 and 2009 while he was on duty. Rollins denied that he had any sexual contact with three of the women and that what happened with the other three was consensual.


Prosecutor accused of DUI

An assistant state attorney has been suspended without pay after Mount Dora police say they caught him possibly driving drunk.


Detective terminated over drunken-driving arrest

Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said Wednesday former Det. Joel A. Vodak, who was arrested in October for drunken driving while on the job, was terminated, but will remain on paid administrative leave until the county's personnel committee meets Friday to discuss the matter.


Contra Costa Police Commander Arrested On Drug Dealing Charges

Special Agent Supervisor Norman Wielsch, a 12-year veteran of the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, was being held in the Contra Costa County Jail following his arrest.


Eastern Shore deputy charged with shoplifting Five Hour Energy drinks

Jerry Spencer Tarr, a deputy in Accomack County, faces 10 counts of petit larceny (shoplifting).


Ex-officer Rollins testifies sex acts were consensual

Rollins is charged with 20 criminal counts, including sexual assault, official misconduct as a police officer, and criminal use of a computer.


FBI agent arrested in crash that killed Md. teen

An FBI agent suspected of drunken driving and a fatal car crash in Brandywine has been arrested in Prince George's County.


Cop convicted in shooting of Henry Glover cites new evidence

A New Orleans police officer convicted of writing a false report on a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina says new evidence has surfaced that proves he didn't doctor another officer's report on the shooting.


2 Philly cops plead guilty to drug charges

Robert Snyder, 30, of South Philadelphia, and James Venziale, 32, of the Far Northeast, both pleaded guilty in connection to a plot to steal 300 grams of heroin from a drug supplier and then redistribute it for cash.


Former sheriff's sergeant fined in missing funds case

A former Macomb County Sheriff's sergeant was ordered today to pay fines and costs after he pleaded guilty in December to charges of misconduct in office for pilfering funds intended for department programs.


Officer Charged with Fondling Girls during Stop

Police say 24-year-old Juan Carlos Rodriguez was charged Thursday with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation. He was being held on $150,000 bail.


Indictment accused state police sargeant of hiding second job

A New Jersey State Police sergeant was indicted Friday for allegedly moonlighting as an insurance company investigator without authorization and for using state resources to carry out that job.


Memphis police officer resigns after charged

Memphis police officials say an officer who is charged with robbing two men while on duty has resigned from the city force.