Latest Police ethics News

Correction: El Chapo-Prosecution story

Jan. 17, 2019 1:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 16 about testimony in the trial of alleged drug cartel leader Joaquin Guzman, The Associated Press erroneously spelled the last name of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent. He is Victor Vazquez, not Vasquez. A corrected version of the story is below: US agent: Mexican...

Honolulu city attorney targeted in federal corruption probe

Jan. 14, 2019 11:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The city of Honolulu's chief legal officer received a target letter linked to an ongoing federal corruption investigation sparked by allegations that a now-retired police chief and his former prosecutor wife framed a relative for stealing their home mailbox. The target letter sent to...

The Latest: Investigation targets $250K Honolulu paid chief

Jan. 14, 2019 9:55 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a target letter linked to an ongoing Honolulu corruption investigation (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A lawyer representing Honolulu's chief legal officer against a target letter linked to an ongoing federal corruption investigation says her client did nothing wrong. Mayor Kirk...

President bars Romanian prosecutor from job amid questions

Jan. 9, 2019 7:53 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president says he won't name a regional prosecutor to the post of chief prosecutor at the National Anti-Corruption Directorate saying he there was no guarantee she didn't collaborate with the Communist-era Securitate police. President Klaus Iohannis said Wednesday he...

Ex-NYPD deputy inspector cleared at police corruption trial

Jan. 2, 2019 8:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former deputy inspector for the New York Police Department was exonerated on bribery charges Wednesday after prosecutors failed to prove he accepted gifts in exchange for doing favors for two businessmen. The verdict that cleared James Grant also resulted in the conviction of his...

In Baltimore, public trust in police force hard to find

Dec. 26, 2018 12:55 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — On the streets of Baltimore, it's tough to find confidence that a police shield and city-issued dark blue uniform promises integrity and competence. With Maryland's biggest city already under court oversight to address longstanding patterns of unconstitutional policing, particularly in...

The Latest: Weinstein judge: No merit in misconduct claims

Dec. 20, 2018 11:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on Harvey Weinstein's New York court appearance (all times local): 11 a.m. The judge overseeing Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case has found there's no merit in defense claims of misconduct by prosecutors and police. Judge James Burke issued the findings Thursday while...

LA bishop resigns 13 years after church learned of sex claim

Dec. 19, 2018 8:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following an allegation of sexual misconduct with a child in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday. The Vatican announced the resignation in a one-line statement. It was the latest in...

Will Harvey Weinstein charges stick? Judge to rule

Dec. 19, 2018 5:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — If Harvey Weinstein were in charge of the script, he'd be walking out of a court hearing Thursday free of the criminal charges threatening to put him behind bars. The Hollywood producer-turned-#MeToo pariah is putting on his fiercest campaign yet to convince a New York judge to throw out...

Kenyan police kill 5 after residents resist arrest attempt

Dec. 17, 2018 11:45 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Five people were killed in a village in Western Kenya after residents resisted the arrest of a suspect in a domestic abuse case, a police official said Monday. A policeman has been arrested in connection with the deaths Sunday evening in Trans-Nzoia County and an independent...