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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.

Delaware officer convicted of misconduct as Maryland chief

Jan. 21, 2020 10:09 AM EST

CAMDEN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware police officer has been convicted of misdemeanor misconduct in office, reportedly after failing to properly document use of force reports involving a potential hire at his previous job running a Maryland police department. Camden Police Lt. Michael Petyo pleaded guilty to the...

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...

Baltimore detective accused of planting gun, false testimony

Jan. 16, 2020 4:55 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal authorities have charged another Baltimore police detective in connection with allegations of corruption in a rogue unit. A five-count indictment against 43-year-old Robert Hankard was unsealed Wednesday. The office of the U.S. Attorney in Maryland said Hankard has been charged...

No charges for officer who admitted to sex with suspect

Jan. 10, 2020 6:10 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — No charges will be filed against a former Memphis detective accused of having sexual contact with a woman he brought charges against during a homicide investigation, Shelby County's top prosecutor confirmed. District Attorney Amy Weirich determined homicide detective Eric Kelly...

School bus driver accused of sexual misconduct

Jan. 7, 2020 1:07 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids police have arrested a man suspected of sexual misconduct while driving a school bus. Thomas Williams, 57, was listed Tuesday as an inmate in the Linn County Jail He faces charges of false imprisonment and sexual exploitation by a school employee. Court records don't...

Another Paterson officer facing charges in corruption probe

Jan. 7, 2020 12:12 PM EST

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Another officer with a northern New Jersey police department was arrested Tuesday as part of an ongoing federal corruption probe. Paterson police Sgt. Michael Cheff is the eighth city officer arrested in the probe that began three years ago. He faces single counts of conspiracy to...

Man charged with traveling to Rhode Island for sex with teen

Jan. 7, 2020 11:46 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been charged with flying to Rhode Island to have sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl but was really an undercover state police trooper, authorities say. Amish Jayant Patel, 47, of Swedesboro, New Jersey, was ordered detained by a federal...

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...