Latest Obstruction of justice News

Prosecutors: Capitol cop told Jan. 6 rioter to hide evidence

Oct. 15, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges after prosecutors say he helped to hide evidence of a rioter's involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection. The officer, Michael A. Riley, is accused of tipping off someone...

Louisiana woman guilty of obstruction in 2015 hit-and-run

Oct. 14, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana jury has convicted a woman involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Shreveport six years ago. Jurors found Emily Renee Fields guilty of obstruction of justice late Wednesday after an hour's deliberation in Caddo Parish District...

7 arrested, 4 officers hurt in homeless camp skirmish

Oct. 08, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Seven protesters were arrested and four police officers were injured Friday during a skirmish at a Kalamazoo homeless camp on Friday. Two days after police cleared people out of the camp and after signs were posted warning that trespassing...

Colombian corruption case latest overseas stain for DEA

Oct. 08, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — For years, Capt. Juan Pablo Mosquera rose through the ranks of Colombia’s national police, earning accolades from his bosses on his way to becoming the trusted supervisor of a unit that worked hand-in-glove with U.S. anti-narcotics agents. Now he’s...

Kosovo war veterans plead innocent to witness intimidation

Oct. 07, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors at a European Union-backed Kosovo war crimes court said that two leaders of a war veterans' association who went on trial Thursday deliberately tried to undermine investigations by intimidating witnesses and publicizing leaked confidential...

Man acquitted on federal charge in death of Alabama officer

Oct. 06, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jurors acquitted a man on a federal charge in the slaying of an Alabama police officer in 2019 but convicted him on two lesser weapons charges. Marco Perez, who still faces a state capital murder charge in the killing of Mobile Police Officer Sean...

Tennessee corrections officer accused of beating inmate

Oct. 05, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee corrections officer was arrested on Tuesday after he was accused of beating an inmate and falsifying a report. An indictment unsealed on Tuesday alleges that on Aug. 30, 2019, Kenan Lister punched an inmate in the head,...

More than 100 bronze vases stolen from Louisiana cemeteries

Oct. 02, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — At least one person has been arrested after more than 175 bronze vases were stolen off graves in two southwest Louisiana cemeteries. More than 100 vases were stolen from Consolata Cemetery in Lake Charles and, next door, nearly 70 vases were...

Police charge mother in toddler's disappearance, death

Sep. 29, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl, whose body was found in a remote part of southwest Mississippi, was arrested Wednesday on charges of second-degree murder. Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced the arrest of Lanaya Cardwell at a press...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 29, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sept. 26, 2021. Editorial: Health care waiver needs to be extended COVID-19 waivers are a touchy subject in Pennsylvania, where not all waivers were created equal. In March of 2020, when infections and...