Latest Obstruction of justice News

Louisiana sheriff's deputy arrested as part of probe

Nov. 7, 2019 6:27 PM EST

FRANKLIN, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff's deputy is in custody following his arrest as part of an attempted murder investigation. WAFB-TV reports 20-year-old Treyvon Burrell was arrested Thursday on two counts — being principal to attempted second-degree murder and obstruction of justice. St. Mary...

Suspect in Iowa man's stabbing death is charged with murder

Oct. 31, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man who has long been suspected of involvement in the death of an Iowa man who disappeared last year has been charged with murder, obstruction of justice and abusing a corpse. Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner announced Thursday that a grand jury hearing evidence in the death of...

Ex-cop accused in Laquan McDonald cover-up gets record wiped

Oct. 24, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police detective who was acquitted of a cover-up in the 2014 fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old will have the accusation expunged from his record. Cook County Circuit Judge LeRoy Martin Jr. on Thursday approved the petition filed by David March to expunge the conspiracy,...

Indicted WVa county magistrate stepping down

Oct. 24, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia county magistrate is resigning five months after he was indicted on federal charges. The state Supreme Court says in a news release that Gilmer County Magistrate Alton Skinner II will step down Friday. Skinner and Lewis County Magistrate Roger D. Clem Jr. were...

2 Chicago police officers convicted on corruption charges

Oct. 22, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police sergeant and an officer in his gang crime squad were convicted Tuesday on charges alleging that they lied to judges to obtain search warrants and then stole cash and drugs from the properties they searched. Jurors found Sgt. Xavier Elizondo and Officer David Salgado guilty...

After courts martial dropped, cadets fight expulsions

Oct. 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two years after what Air Force Academy leaders call a hazing incident on the school's swimming team, three cadets are still fighting to become officers after administrative expulsions followed the school dropping criminal charges. It was the first hazing case involving...

The Latest: Bush-DeGeneres friendship prompts final question

Oct. 15, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the fourth Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The final question at the fourth Democratic presidential debate challenged candidates to share examples of surprising friendships they've had and how it's affected them. The question on Tuesday...

NY judge charged with obstruction of justice

Oct. 11, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a New York judge over a scheme to impede a federal investigation into a nonprofit financial institution. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman says Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Sylvia Ash was charged with one count of conspiracy to...

Michigan trooper convicted of assaulting female partner

Oct. 11, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

CARO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State Police trooper has been found guilty of assaulting his female partner while on duty. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says a jury convicted 25-year-old Adam Mullin Thursday of obstruction of justice, obstructing a police officer causing injury, aggravated domestic...

New York judge charged in credit union fraud case

Oct. 11, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A state court judge was arrested Friday on charges she destroyed evidence and lied to federal agents investigating corruption at a large New York City credit union where she served as a board member. Justice Sylvia Ash was charged with obstruction of justice in connection with an ongoing...