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FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo, former Honolulu deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha walks into federal court for a hearing in Honolulu. Kealoha, convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's biggest corruption case, apologized for her actions in a handwritten letter to the judge Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, and blamed a prescription drug addiction for clouding her judgement. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

Ex-prosecutor writes of drug addiction in sentencing letter

Nov. 24, 2020 11:49 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Honolulu prosecutor, convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's biggest corruption case that also took down her police chief husband, apologized for her actions in a handwritten letter to the judge Tuesday and blamed a prescription drug addiction for clouding her judgement. Katherine...

Baltimore to pay about $8M in police corruption settlement

Nov. 14, 2020 4:40 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials are set to approve a roughly $8 million settlement to two men who went to prison after drugs were planted on them a decade ago during an encounter with members of a rogue police unit that brutalized, robbed and falsely arrested residents. The city’s spending...

Bolsonaro critic, indicted in Brazil, says case is slander

Nov. 7, 2020 5:42 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian digital influencer Felipe Neto has been indicted by Rio de Janeiro’s state police for alleged corruption of minors, prompting concern the critic of President Jair Bolsonaro may be the target of retribution for political reasons. Police charged Neto on Nov. 5...

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Spain: judge probes Catalan separatism links with Russia

Oct. 28, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A judge in Barcelona is probing possible links between some of the promoters of Catalonia’s 2017 attempt to declare independence from the rest of Spain with an alleged misinformation campaign and overall effort to destabilize Europe that Spanish investigators link to Russia....

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, police arrest a person, during a Black Lives Matter march and protest near Seattle Central College in Seattle. The Office of Police Accountability, an independent agency tasked with investigating police misconduct, said on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, that in other incidents than the one pictured here, a Seattle police officer who slammed a protester's head to the ground, another who punched a demonstrator in the head a half dozen times and a third officer who put his knee on the necks of two looting suspects violated policies against using excessive force. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Report: Seattle officers used excessive force at protests

Oct. 23, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer who slammed a protester's head to the ground, another who punched a demonstrator in the head a half dozen times and a third officer who put his knee on the necks of two looting suspects violated policies against using excessive force, an independent agency tasked...

Australian Cardinal George Pell arrives at Rome's international airport in Fiumicino, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Pell took a leave of absence from his job in 2017 to stand trial in his native Australia on historic child sexual abuse charges, for which he was ultimately acquitted. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Australian law enforcement examine Vatican money trail

Oct. 21, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A range of Australian law enforcement and corruption agencies are examining a reported transfer of money from the Vatican that Italian media have speculated might be linked to the overturned convictions of Cardinal George Pell for child sex abuse. The national financial crime...

Former Bridgeport Police Chief Armando J. Perez leaves Federal Court in Bridgeport after pleading guilty Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Two former officials of Connecticut's largest city pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from what prosecutors called a corrupt process that led to the police chief's appointment in 2018. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant via AP)

Police chief, city official plead guilty in hiring scam

Oct. 5, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two former officials of Connecticut's largest city pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from what prosecutors called a corrupt process that led to the police chief's appointment in 2018. Former Bridgeport Police Chief Armando “A.J.” Perez and the city's...

FILE - In this Monday, April 27, 2020 file photo, containers are moved in a container terminal in the Port of Antwerp. Judicial and law enforcement authorities in Belgium have dismantled an organized criminal network responsible for drugs trafficking involving corrupt police officers as they seized more than 2 million euros and some 3.5 tons of cocaine. (Johanna Geron, Pool Photo via AP, File)

Belgium busts big cocaine ring that relied on corrupt police

Oct. 1, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities in Belgium and another three countries have dismantled a criminal drug trafficking network that allegedly relied on corrupt police officers to ship hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Western Europe, officials said Thursday. The investigation, which started...