Latest Police ethics News

Homeless man seeks $700K over alleged police misconduct

Aug. 14, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A homeless man who was pepper-sprayed and arrested by Northampton police is seeking $700,000 in damages from city and local officials. Eric Matlock filed a complaint alleging police used excessive force when he was arrested on the steps of Northampton City Hall in August 2017....

White Maryland officer convicted of assaulting black suspect

Aug. 8, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A white Maryland police officer has been convicted of assault and misconduct after being accused of repeatedly punching a black suspect who was handcuffed and seat-belted in a police vehicle. The state's attorney for Prince George's County says a judge found Corporal Stephen...

Spain's no. 2 bank to be probed over police spy case

Jul. 29, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court says it has accepted the request of state anti-corruption prosecutors to probe Spain's second-biggest bank for allegedly paying a police investigator to carry out industrial espionage. The National Court said Monday that it will investigate the BBVA bank for alleged...

Iowa officer resigns after video shows him striking biker

Jul. 23, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A veteran Iowa police officer has resigned in the face of mounting claims of misconduct and a video that showed him striking a motorcyclist during a 2017 traffic stop. Robert Smith resigned voluntarily Monday night after the Durant City Council met in closed session to consider his...

Kenya's finance minister arrested, to be charged with fraud

Jul. 22, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's finance minister has been arrested on charges of fraud and corruption over contracts for the construction of two dams in western Kenya, a top police official said Monday. Finance Minister Henry Rotich gave statements to police at the criminal investigation headquarters and is...

Former environmental police chief sues over firing

Jul. 16, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former head of the Massachusetts Environmental Police has filed a lawsuit alleging he was wrongfully fired in retaliation for reporting misconduct in the agency. The lawsuit filed Tuesday against the agency demands former Environmental Police Col. James McGinn be returned to his job. He's...

Court: Baltimore can't stop settlement winners from speaking

Jul. 11, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — It is unconstitutional for the city of Baltimore to reduce financial settlements to alleged victims of police misconduct when they speak out about their experience, a federal appeals court has ruled, likening the practice to "hush money." The 2-1 ruling Thursday from the 4th U.S....

Report: No police misconduct in hospital patient's arrest

Jul. 10, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An independent investigator has found no evidence of police misconduct or racial bias in the arrest of a black patient who was accused by a white security officer of stealing equipment when he stepped outside a northern Illinois hospital last month while still attached to an IV stand,...

2 dozen Dallas officers disciplined over offensive posts

Jul. 6, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police officials say more than two-dozen officers face disciplinary measures after they were found to have posted bigoted or other offensive material to social media in violation of the department's code of conduct, including mocking protesters who were pepper-sprayed.. Officials...

Mexican officials blame federal police strike on opposition

Jul. 4, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Government officials blamed the political opposition, corrupt federal police and outside players Thursday for a revolt by officers who are opposed to being absorbed into Mexico's new National Guard. Federal police maintained control of a command center in the Mexico City borough of...