Latest Police ethics News

Attorney: Video of Baltimore officer shows pattern of abuse

Dec. 13, 2019 6:14 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Body camera video belonging to a veteran city police sergeant charged with forcibly arresting someone without justification has revealed a pattern of similar abuses, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Thursday. The suspended Sgt. Ethan Newberg, 49, has now been...

Prosecutors offer guidelines on dishonest police witnesses

Dec. 11, 2019 4:03 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The county prosecutors' association in Pennsylvania gave its members guidelines Wednesday about informing defendants when police officers on their cases have been shown to be dishonest or biased, or may have committed crimes or engaged in certain types of misconduct at work. The...

UK judge clears 3 men falsely convicted 50 years ago

Dec. 5, 2019 12:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — London’s Court of Appeal on Thursday exonerated three men who had served time in prison nearly 50 years ago following the testimony of a corrupt police officer — one of several high-profile cases involving black men that proved controversial. Judge Ian Burnett quashed the...

Uganda police block opposition leader’s anti-corruption walk

Dec. 4, 2019 5:53 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s police on Wednesday blocked opposition leader Kizza Besigye from leading an anti-corruption march in competition with one organized by the president. Kampala’s Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango alleged the opposition was planning to create chaos in...

Chicago mayor fires city’s top cop over ‘ethical lapses’

Dec. 2, 2019 7:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s retiring police superintendent Monday, citing “ethical lapses” that included telling lies about a recent incident in which Eddie Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his car after having drinks. Named to the job in the...

Maryland State Police sergeant accused of misconduct

Nov. 19, 2019 3:52 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — State prosecutors say a Maryland State Police sergeant has been indicted for misconduct in office. News sources report Acting State Prosecutor Kelly B. Madigan announced on Tuesday that Michael McComas is accused of telling a Maryland State Police civilian employee of a pending search...

Former police chief charged with misconduct in office

Nov. 15, 2019 8:48 AM EST

GREENSBORO, Md. (AP) — The former police chief of a town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where a black teenager died in custody has been charged with misconduct in office in an unrelated case. The Baltimore Sun reports the state prosecutor’s office said in a release Thursday that Mike Petyo made...

Prosecutors concede man was framed, but want him retried

Nov. 12, 2019 8:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys of a Chicago man who went to prison for a 1991 killing and Cook County prosecutors agreed on tossing the man's conviction because of misconduct by a police detective. However, prosecutors on Tuesday said they are unwilling to drop murder charges against Demetrius Johnson. Johnson...

NYPD employees charged in car insurance scam

Nov. 7, 2019 5:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A uniformed New York Police Department officer and five dispatchers are among those charged in a car insurance scam that authorities say compromised the personal information of 60,000 vehicle accident victims and tried to exploit people from low-income neighborhoods, authorities said...

Report: Baltimore officer's mysterious death was suicide

Nov. 6, 2019 7:16 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The 2017 death of a Baltimore police detective who had been due to testify about corrupt officers has been ruled a suicide. Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison told The Baltimore Sun on Wednesday nothing in the report by the Maryland State Police suggests the death of Det. Sean...