Latest Police ethics News

Maryland officer accused of perjury and kidnapping

Nov. 24, 2021 15:19 PM EST

FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — A grand jury indicted Maryland police officer Philip Dupree on charges of kidnapping, perjury and misconduct in office. The Maryland State Prosecutor's Office said Dupree, an officer from Fairmont Heights, conducted an illegal traffic stop...

No opioid epidemic talk at ex-prosecutor's brother trial

Nov. 17, 2021 17:59 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — There will be no mention of the “opioid epidemic” at a 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. Dr. Rudolph Puana is scheduled to go...

Ex-Detroit officer pleads guilty in federal corruption probe

Nov. 17, 2021 11:06 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit police officer has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes as part of a federal corruption investigation into the city's towing practices and other matters. Alonzo Jones, 55, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he’s...

Residents seek role in federal probe into Minneapolis police

Nov. 14, 2021 11:21 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Terrance Jackson remembers driving down Lake Street in 2002 when he saw police arresting his cousin for driving with an invalid license. When he pulled over and offered to take his cousin's car home to keep it from being towed, things went badly. One...

Georgia high school teacher arrested for sex with student

Nov. 10, 2021 11:51 AM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia high school teacher was arrested after police said he had sex with a 17-year-old student in his office. Zachary White, a graphic design teacher at Osborne High School in Marietta, was charged with two felony counts of sexual assault by a...

Jury convicts Indianapolis police officer who struck student

Nov. 05, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A jury has found an Indianapolis police officer guilty of official misconduct and perjury in connection with an incident in which a student was punched after officers broke up a fight inside a high school. The Marion County prosecutor’s office said...

Thai police colonel, 6 others charged with killing suspect

Nov. 03, 2021 07:33 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai police colonel, dubbed “Jo Ferrari” for his extravagant collection of cars, and six other officers were charged Wednesday with murder for allegedly killing a suspected drug dealer while trying to extort him for money, authorities said. Col....

Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Auburn police officer Jeff Nelson ordered his police dog to attack and then shot Obet in the torso. Obet fell to the ground and Nelson fired again, fatally shooting Obet in the head. Police said the...

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...