Latest Police ethics News

Ex-Tualatin police officer facing misconduct charges

Oct. 13, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former police officer in a southwestern Portland suburb is facing official misconduct and public indecency charges for crimes that allegedly happened while on-duty in 2019. A Washington County grand jury indicted Chet Lemon on nine misdemeanor...

Minnesota HS football coach resigns amid investigation

Oct. 12, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

PROCTOR, Minn. (AP) — The football coach at a Minnesota high school has resigned amid a police investigation into player misconduct on his team. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Derek Parendo resigned from his coaching and teaching jobs...

Drug trial delayed again for ex-Hawaii prosecutor's brother

Oct. 07, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The pandemic has further postponed a drug-dealing trial against the pain physician brother of a former Hawaii prosecutor imprisoned in a corruption case that also took down her former police chief husband. Attorneys said during a hearing on Thursday...

Port of Seattle fires police chief after investigation

Oct. 01, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Port of Seattle has fired its police chief, who had been the subject of a lengthy investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct. The Seattle Times reports Chief Rod Covey's termination was announced via email on Thursday. ...

Lawsuit: NYPD still hiding discipline files after law change

Sep. 30, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued New York City’s police department on Thursday, saying it is illegally keeping the vast majority of officer disciplinary records out of public view. The New York Civil Liberties Union said...

California enacts law to strip badges from bad officers

Sep. 30, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has joined the vast majority of states in setting up a way to strip the badges of police officers who act criminally or with bias, a change that was among several criminal justice reforms signed into law Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. ...

Former Wichita police officer pleads guilty to misconduct

Sep. 28, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Wichita police officer who admitted to helping a woman avoid arrest has pleaded guilty to officials misconduct. Matthew Powell was sentenced to a year of probation and can no longer be certified as a law enforcement officer. He would serve...

Ex-Chicago sergeant gets probation for bar fight that hurt 2

Sep. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police sergeant with a history of misconduct allegations has been sentenced to probation for beating two men outside a bar so badly in 2018 they were hospitalized. A Cook County judge sentenced Eric Elkins, 47, last week to two years of...

AG: Officer indicted on charges of firing Taser at ATV rider

Sep. 21, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey grand jury indicted a police officer on misconduct, assault and tampering-with-public record charges stemming from an incident last summer in which he allegedly fired his Taser at a man operating an all-terrain vehicle, the state attorney general's office...

Jay-Z's organization seeks Kansas police agency's documents

Sep. 21, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — An organization run by rapper Jay-Z has filed a petition seeking records from the Kansas City, Kansas, police department related to what it calls a history of officer misconduct within the department. The request was filed Monday in Wyandotte...