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...

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.

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...

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...

Judge’s hug not embraced by all after Dallas officer’s trial

Oct. 3, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Judges don’t usually hug convicted murderers in the courtroom or hand them Bibles before sending them off to prison. That is what made Judge Tammy Kemp’s actions so extraordinary in the closing moments of the trial of a white former Dallas police officer who fatally shot her...

Police detain protester outside EU headquarters in Brussels

Oct. 2, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A man shouting accusations about corruption at the European Union doused himself in a liquid and threatened to put himself on fire in front of the bloc's headquarters in Brussels before police and firefighters intervened and took him away. The short protest in front of the European...

Students resume protests in Indonesia streets over new law

Sep. 30, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of Indonesian students resumed protests on Monday against a new law they say has crippled the country's anti-corruption agency, with some clashing with police. Authorities blocked streets leading to the Parliament building in Jakarta, where 560 members of the House of...

Toronto van attack suspect said he 'accomplished my mission'

Sep. 27, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A newly released video shows a man who allegedly used a van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto telling police that he belonged to an online community of sexually frustrated men who plot attacks against people who have sex. Alek Minassian faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of...