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In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Portugal police: Banker in Angola scandal hangs himself

Jan. 23, 2020 10:50 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese banker named in a major Angolan money-laundering and corruption scandal has died in an apparent suicide at his home, police said Thursday. Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, named as a suspect by Angolan authorities in an investigation targeting the billionaire daughter of...

Portuguese police say a local banker named in a major Angolan corruption scandal dies in apparent suicide at home

Jan. 23, 2020 8:50 AM EST
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese police say a local banker named in a major Angolan corruption scandal dies in apparent suicide at home.
FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks in St. Louis. Ethical Society of Police President Heather Taylor said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 that the city prosecutor’s lawsuit is correct in pointing out racial concerns in St. Louis, including biases within the police department itself. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)

Leader of St. Louis black police union says racial bias real

Jan. 17, 2020 11:00 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The president of a predominantly black St. Louis police union said Wednesday that the city prosecutor’s lawsuit is correct in pointing out racial concerns in St. Louis, including biases within the police department itself. Ethical Society of Police President Heather Taylor stopped...

Indonesia arrests 2 policemen suspected in acid attack

Dec. 27, 2019 9:58 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities said Friday they have arrested two elite police officers suspected in an acid attack on a senior anti-corruption investigator nearly three years ago. Novel Baswedan, a leading investigator at the Corruption Eradication Commission, known by its Indonesian...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses settlements reached with 52 automobile parts manufacturers for illegal bid rigging during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Bacerra's office urged a state appeals court Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 to refrain from ordering it to review and publicly release a massive trove of records documenting investigations into police shootings, use-of-force incidents and officer misconduct. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)

Battle over police records reaches California appeals court

Dec. 19, 2019 8:34 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California attorney general's office urged a state appeals court Thursday to refrain from ordering it to review and publicly release a massive trove of records documenting investigations into police shootings, use-of-force incidents and officer misconduct. Lawyers for Attorney...

Brazil police search Maersk offices in corruption probe

Dec. 18, 2019 11:19 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police on Wednesday raided Brazilian offices of Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk as part of a probe into corruption at state-run oil company Petrobras. Maersk and its subsidiaries signed 69 shipping contracts with Petrobras worth 968 million reais ($309 million) between 2002...

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...

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...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces the firing Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 of Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

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...