Latest Police ethics News

Nonprofit sues over Baltimore police records requests

Jul. 03, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — A lawsuit recently filed by a Baltimore nonprofit alleges the city department that handles police records is improperly shielding police misconduct documents. The suit brought by the transparency advocacy group Open Justice Baltimore and two journalists...

Former education minister in Brazil is jailed in graft probe

Jun. 22, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A former Brazilian education minister of President Jair Bolsonaro was arrested Wednesday in connection with a federal police corruption investigation, further hurting the far-right leader’s bid for reelection. Milton Ribeiro left the post in March after...

Report: Israeli police clear officers at reporter's funeral

Jun. 16, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli police investigation has found that police engaged in misconduct during the funeral of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, but those who supervised the event will not face serious punishment, an Israeli newspaper reported Thursday. Israeli...

Complaints against former Seattle police chief still pending

Jun. 15, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Three misconduct complaints against former Seattle police Chief Carmen Best from the summer of 2020 went unaddressed and are still pending. Mayor Bruce Harrell’s office this year sent the cases to an investigator outside the city, The Seattle Times reported. ...

Ex-Chicago cop faces charges after struggle with Black woman

Jun. 14, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Charges of official misconduct and aggravated battery have been filed against a white former Chicago police officer captured on video struggling with a Black woman who was walking her dog in a park. Officer Bruce Dyker has been charged with official misconduct and...

Police arrested in crackdown on major Spanish drug gangs

Jun. 08, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities have dismantled two major drug trafficking networks that used corrupt police officers as part of operations to ship tons of cocaine and hashish into Western Europe, the European Union’s law enforcement agency said Wednesday. Europol said in a...

Dubai police say they arrested Atul and Rajesh Gupta, sought by South Africa in corruption case tied to former president

Jun. 07, 2022 03:33 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai police say they arrested Atul and Rajesh Gupta, sought by South Africa in corruption case tied to former president.

Firm proposes Taser-armed drones to stop school shootings

Jun. 03, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

Taser developer Axon said this week it is working to build drones armed with the electric stunning weapons that could fly in schools and “help prevent the next Uvalde, Sandy Hook, or Columbine.” But its own technology advisers quickly panned the idea as a dangerous fantasy. The...

Judge orders state police to provide more docs to newspapers

May. 31, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police must turn over additional disciplinary records detailing misconduct by troopers to the state’s two biggest newspapers, a judge ruled. State Police must also search out and turn over missing disciplinary records it failed to provide to the...

Sex misconduct cases prompt policy shift in California city

May. 28, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The city of San Jose in Northern California has announced a new policy requiring city employees accused of criminal misconduct be placed immediately on leave until an initial investigation is completed. The new policy announced Friday in a statement from the...