Latest Police ethics News

Court: Baltimore can't stop settlement winners from speaking

Jul. 11, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — It is unconstitutional for the city of Baltimore to reduce financial settlements to alleged victims of police misconduct when they speak out about their experience, a federal appeals court has ruled, likening the practice to "hush money." The 2-1 ruling Thursday from the 4th U.S....

Report: No police misconduct in hospital patient's arrest

Jul. 10, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An independent investigator has found no evidence of police misconduct or racial bias in the arrest of a black patient who was accused by a white security officer of stealing equipment when he stepped outside a northern Illinois hospital last month while still attached to an IV stand,...

2 dozen Dallas officers disciplined over offensive posts

Jul. 6, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police officials say more than two-dozen officers face disciplinary measures after they were found to have posted bigoted or other offensive material to social media in violation of the department's code of conduct, including mocking protesters who were pepper-sprayed.. Officials...

Mexican officials blame federal police strike on opposition

Jul. 4, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Government officials blamed the political opposition, corrupt federal police and outside players Thursday for a revolt by officers who are opposed to being absorbed into Mexico's new National Guard. Federal police maintained control of a command center in the Mexico City borough of...

The Latest: Lawyer for ex-chief's wife says case convoluted

Jun. 25, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on closing arguments in a corruption trial in Hawaii (all times local): 3 p.m. An attorney representing an ex-Honolulu prosecutor accused of conspiring with her police chief husband to frame her uncle says the case against the couple is complicated and convoluted. Defense...

France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

Jun. 18, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar took 1980s soccer superstar and former top executive Michel Platini into custody Tuesday for questioning. Platini's representatives denied any wrongdoing on his part,...

Ex-NYPD sergeant praised for aiding gun probe gets jail time

Jun. 12, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former sergeant on the nation's largest police force who helped prosecutors build cases against his former colleagues in the biggest scandal to hit the New York Police Department in decades was sentenced to four months in prison Wednesday by a judge who said cooperation was not a...

Ex-Algerian PM jailed in sweeping anti-corruption campaign

Jun. 12, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia was imprisoned Wednesday by a Supreme Court judge investigating corruption, taken in a police van to a prison on the outskirts of the capital. Numerous journalists saw the van leave the Supreme Court for the prison of El Harrach after...

2 deaths as protesters burn tires, block roads in Haiti

Jun. 9, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protesters denouncing corruption blocked roads and paralyzed much of Haiti's capital Sunday as they demanded the removal of President Jovenel Moise, while police reported two people killed and five injured. Demonstrators burned tires and threw stones during the march in...

Kentucky police officer charged with bribery, misconduct

Jun. 7, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville, Kentucky, police officer has been indicted on charges of bribing a public servant, unlawfully accessing a computer and official misconduct. The Courier Journal reports 30-year-old Officer William Garrett was indicted Thursday and a warrant was issued for his arrest....