Latest Police ethics News

Judge halts disgraced police chief from taking council post

Apr. 15, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has issued a ruling that temporarily prevents a former small-town police chief who was convicted of official misconduct from taking office as a town commissioner. Thursday’s ruling by Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden came barely one...

DAs tossing more drug cases tied to indicted NYPD detective

Apr. 15, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prosecutors will seek to overturn scores of additional drug convictions that relied on the work of an indicted former NYPD detective who has been accused of framing innocent people in some cases. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance...

Delaware AG says ex-police chief not fit for pubic office

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware attorney general’s office has asked a judge to prevent a former police chief who was convicted of official misconduct from taking office as a town commissioner. Authorities said in Wednesday’s Superior Court filing that they are...

4 Indiana officers charged in excessive force allegations

Apr. 14, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Four Muncie police officers have been indicted on charges accusing them of using excessive force during arrests or of trying to cover up that misconduct, a federal prosecutor announced Wednesday. Officers Joseph Chase Winkle, 34, and Jeremy Gibson,...

NYC police unions drop suit challenging discipline records

Apr. 13, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police, fire and corrections unions on Tuesday dropped their challenge to the public release of disciplinary records. The request to dismiss the litigation was praised by Communities United for Police Reform, which, in a release, called on...

New Mexico governor vetoes include police oversight reforms

Apr. 09, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has vetoed a bill to overhaul oversight of police training and misconduct reviews The governor said in a veto message Friday that the bill would have changed the composition of the New Mexico Law Enforcement...

New Mexico eliminates police immunity from prosecution

Apr. 07, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed civil rights reforms Wednesday that eliminate police immunity from prosecution in state courts, in response to protests and concerns about police brutality that have swept the nation. Lujan Grisham...

ACLU, defense lawyers seek probe into Springfield police

Apr. 07, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and defense attorneys are asking Massachusetts' highest court to order an investigation into what they describe as rampant misconduct in the Springfield Police Department. The petition filed with the Supreme Judicial...

NYC corruption case prompts dismissal of 90 drug convictions

Apr. 07, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are asking a New York City court to throw out 90 drug convictions following a review of arrests involving a former narcotics detective charged with corruption. The mostly low-level cases investigated by Joseph Franco while a NYPD officer in...

Maryland House OKs more access to police misconduct records

Apr. 07, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House of Delegates voted Tuesday to expand public access to records relating to police misconduct cases and to limit the use of no-knock police warrants. The 88-46 vote to pass the measure that originated in the Senate marked another...