Latest Police ethics News

Report: Baltimore officer's mysterious death was suicide

Nov. 6, 2019 7:16 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The 2017 death of a Baltimore police detective who had been due to testify about corrupt officers has been ruled a suicide. Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison told The Baltimore Sun on Wednesday nothing in the report by the Maryland State Police suggests the death of Det. Sean...

Court upholds convictions of 2 corrupt Baltimore detectives

Nov. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the robbery, racketeering and conspiracy convictions of two Baltimore detectives who were members of a corrupt police unit. Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor were each sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted during a 2018 trial. Both...

Officer cleared in man's drug-related jail death in Michigan

Nov. 4, 2019 11:39 AM EST

WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — A police officer blamed for the drug-related death of a man in a Detroit-area jail has been cleared of misconduct in office. A Wayne County jury acquitted former Westland Sgt. Ron Buckley on Friday. Separately, a mistrial was declared in the trial of paramedic Leah Maynard. Buckley...

Netanyahu aides questioned in possible witness harassment

Oct. 28, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are reportedly investigating whether two senior aides to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu harassed a witness in a corruption case. Channel 13 TV says Ofer Golan and Jonathan Urich were both recently questioned and their phones have been confiscated. It says Golan hired a...

Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser to investigate Baltimore police

Oct. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

A former federal prosecutor who represented one of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's accusers has been picked to lead an independent review of a corruption-plagued unit of the Baltimore Police Department, the department's chief announced Wednesday. Michael Bromwich will have "full autonomy" to conduct...

The Latest: Ex-police chief pleads guilty to bank fraud

Oct. 22, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a retired police chief and his wife pleading guilty in a federal corruption investigation (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A former Honolulu police chief has pleaded guilty to bank fraud, capping a federal corruption investigation against him and his wife, an ex-deputy city...

2 Chicago police officers convicted on corruption charges

Oct. 22, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police sergeant and an officer in his gang crime squad were convicted Tuesday on charges alleging that they lied to judges to obtain search warrants and then stole cash and drugs from the properties they searched. Jurors found Sgt. Xavier Elizondo and Officer David Salgado guilty...

Convicted ex-Honolulu police chief files for divorce

Oct. 16, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A retired Honolulu police chief convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's biggest corruption case wants a divorce from his wife and co-defendant, a former deputy city prosecutor. Louis Kealoha filed for divorce Tuesday, according to court records. A jury in June convicted him and Katherine...

Papua New Guinea police seeking to arrest ex-PM O'Neill

Oct. 15, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea police said Tuesday they were seeking the arrest of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption but the former leader of the South Pacific island nation was refusing to cooperate. But Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported from Port Moresby that O'Neill...

Papua New Guinea police say they have an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption

Oct. 15, 2019 3:18 AM EDT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea police say they have an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption.