Latest Police ethics News

Portland cop pleads guilty to protest misconduct, assault

Jul. 25, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A now-retired Portland, Oregon, police officer has pleaded guilty to official misconduct and assault related to an incident during a protest against police brutality. Scott Groshong, 52, pleaded guilty on Monday and was sentenced to three years of probation...

Cop who wrongfully arrested Black man gets probation

Jul. 22, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fired police sergeant in a Portland, Oregon, suburb has been sentenced to probation and ordered to complete community service and cultural sensitivity training after pleading no contest to first-degree official misconduct for his role in the wrongful arrest of a Black man....

Seattle mayor nominates new director of police board

Jul. 20, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has announced his pick for the new civilian director of the Seattle Police Department’s Office of Police Accountability, which investigates police misconduct and recommends discipline to the police chief. Harrell’s nomination of Gino...

Another US appeals court upholds right to record police

Jul. 11, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — People have a right protected by the First Amendment to film police while they work, a Western U.S. appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that concurs with decisions made by six of the nation’s other 12 appeals court. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver...

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...