Latest Police ethics News

Convicted ex-Honolulu police chief files for divorce

Oct. 16, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A retired Honolulu police chief convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's biggest corruption case wants a divorce from his wife and co-defendant, a former deputy city prosecutor. Louis Kealoha filed for divorce Tuesday, according to court records. A jury in June convicted him and Katherine...

Judge: Outside help OK for Seattle Police accountability

Oct. 16, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the city of Seattle may consult outside experts to study ways to fix flaws in the Seattle Police Department's internal investigations of officers accused of misconduct. But The Seattle Times reports that U.S. District Judge James Robart, who is presiding over a 2012...

Papua New Guinea police seeking to arrest ex-PM O'Neill

Oct. 15, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea police said Tuesday they were seeking the arrest of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption but the former leader of the South Pacific island nation was refusing to cooperate. But Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported from Port Moresby that O'Neill...

Papua New Guinea police say they have an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption

Oct. 15, 2019 3:18 AM EDT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea police say they have an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption.

Former Pullman cop won't face new trial for sex misconduct

Oct. 11, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The Whitman County prosecutor will not retry a former Pullman police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct. Prosecutor Denis Tracy says the alleged victim is not willing to go through the trauma and indignity of a second trial. The Spokesman-Review reported Friday that Dan Hargraves...

Indictment: Police officer tried to lure 'teen girl' for sex

Oct. 9, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — A suspended police sergeant accused of trying to have sex with someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl has been indicted on luring charges. The state attorney general's office says 48-year-old Richard Conte also faces counts of official misconduct, attempted child endangerment and...

Clarification: Police Officer-Sexual Misconduct story

Oct. 9, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In a headline for a story on Oct. 8, The Associated Press reported that a former Kentucky police officer was sentenced to 5 years for "unwanted sex" with 5 women. The headline should have simply repeated the charges of "sexual misconduct" that former Louisville Police Officer Pablo...

Police officer charged with arranging to have sex with teen

Oct. 9, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri police officer has been charged with arranging to meet a woman and have sex with her 14-year-old daughter after it turned out that the woman was actually an undercover FBI employee. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the sex charge was filed Tuesday in...

Jury awards $1.2M to lieutenant sent explicit photos

Oct. 5, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky jury has awarded $1.2 million in damages to a police lieutenant after she said the department failed to investigate and discipline a separate lieutenant who sent her sexually explicit photos. The Courier Journal reports that Lt. Robert Shadle was suspended in 2016 without...

Baltimore prosecutor wants 790 'tainted' convictions erased

Oct. 4, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor has begun asking judges to throw out nearly 800 convictions that she said were tainted by officers linked to a corruption scandal. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's review found 790 criminal cases handled by 25 city officers...