Latest Police ethics News

Police sergeant accused of stalking charged with misconduct

Aug. 20, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a sergeant accused of stalking a woman has been charged with official misconduct and suspended with pay. News outlets report Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton was charged last week with second-degree official misconduct. Police spokeswoman Brenna Angel also...

Romanian minister: Hundreds involved in riot police attack

Aug. 19, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's interior minister says hundreds of protesters attacked riot police during an anti-corruption demonstration that left 450 people injured. Speaking for the first time since the Aug. 10 protest, Carmen Dan said Sunday the ministry had identified up to 1,000 people who...

Israeli police again question PM on corruption allegations

Aug. 17, 2018 3:46 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are again questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of their investigations into corruption allegations. Two police vehicles arrived on Friday at Netanyahu's residence while protesters at the entrance waved a large banner reading "crime minister" and chanted...

Police: Man charged with rape claims he was sleepwalking

Aug. 16, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police say a Georgia man accused of crawling into bed with his son's girlfriend and attempting to have sex with her said he'd been sleepwalking. Citing a police report, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 54-year-old Ricardo Arturo Cole Sr. was arrested on a rape charge...

The Latest: New Mexico defendant in immigration custody

Aug. 14, 2018 9:35 PM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A sheriff in New Mexico says a woman arrested in a raid on a compound and charged with child abuse has been turned over to federal immigration authorities. Taos County Sheriff...

Israel protests to Romania after tourists beaten by police

Aug. 13, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Israel's embassy on Monday protested to the Romanian government after four Israeli tourists were allegedly dragged out of a taxi and beaten by riot police in Bucharest during a violent anti-corruption protest. The embassy described the Friday night attack as "unacceptable and...

North Carolina police chief indicted on corruption charges

Aug. 9, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina district attorney says a police chief has been indicted on multiple charges for allegedly working a second job while on duty. Local news outlets report Brunswick County Assistant District Attorney Glenn Emery said Southport Police Chief Gary Lee Smith was indicted this...

Duterte berates, threatens to kill corrupt police on live TV

Aug. 7, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday threatened to kill corrupt police, including those accused of involvement in illegal drugs and other crimes, in an expletives-laden encounter on live TV. More than 100 policemen, many of them facing administrative and criminal...

Idaho teacher who had sex with teen found not guilty of rape

Aug. 2, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho teacher who told police he had sex with a girl he knew to be underage has been found not guilty of rape. Twin Falls County Prosecuting Attorney Grant Loebs said the jury's decision on Wednesday to find 40-year-old Jason Benjamin not guilty of raping the...

Entire police force suspended after N Carolina chief charged

Jul. 30, 2018 8:33 AM EDT

SOUTHPORT, N.C. (AP) — All police operations have been suspended in a North Carolina town in the aftermath of public corruption charges levied against its chief and an officer. Southport Mayor Jerry Dove tells WECT-TV that he and the city board last week asked the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office to...