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Ohio Police Chief Resigns Over Missteps Following Fatal OIS

December 13, 2018
Chief Daniel Paez of the Perrysburg (OH) Police Department has submitted his resignation—effective on January 8, 2019—after a Lucas County Sheriff's Office investigation into Paez's response to a shooting in August.

Michigan Officer Charged with Criminal Sexual Misconduct

December 13, 2018
An officer with the Center Line (MI) Police Department has reportedly been charged with criminal sexual misconduct following a complaint filed with the Hazel Park (MI) Police Department in November.

California Deputy to Face Manslaughter Charge in Fatal 2016 OIS

December 11, 2018
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy will face voluntary manslaughter charges for a February 2016 shooting that left 26-year-old Francisco Garcia dead, according to ABC News.

St. Louis Officers Indicted for Beating Undercover Officer During Demonstration

December 6, 2018
Four Officers with the St. Louis Police Department have been indicted by a federal grand jury and may face federal charges of civil rights violation, obstruction of justice and lying to federal investigators.

3 Philippine Police Officers Found Guilty of Murder in 'Drug War' Incident

November 30, 2018
Drug enforcement efforts in the Philippines under the direction of President Rodrigo Duterte—who took office in June 2016—have been particularly violent, with President Duterte even urging members of the public to kill suspected criminals and drug addicts.

Grand Jury Convenes in Case of Ex-Texas Officer Who Reportedly Shot Neighbor

November 27, 2018
A grand jury in Dallas, ,TX, listened to testimony on Monday in the case of 30-year-old former DPD Officer Amber Guyger, who is accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Botham Jean in his apartment while he watched football on television.

Seattle Officer Fired for Punching Handcuffed Woman Can Get Job Back

November 23, 2018
Officer Adley Shepherd—who was fired in 2016 by former Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole after he reportedly punched a handcuffed woman—can have his job back following a second investigation into the matter by an independent civilian arbitrator.

New York Officer Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charge

November 20, 2018
Officer Michael Sippel of the Rochester (NY) Police Department pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge that he assaulted a Rochester man who had been wrongly identified as a burglary suspect.

Florida Officer Charged in Fatal Patrol Vehicle Collision

November 15, 2018
The Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office said on Wednesday that Officer John Young Song—who has been with the police department for six years— was travelling at nearly 80 miles per hour when he crashed his marked patrol vehicle into a car driven by Emilio Vizcaino in March.

Ex-Chicago Police Commander Accused of Stealing from Social Security

November 15, 2018
Kenneth Johnson is accused in U.S. District Court of bilking the Social Security Administration out of $363,064 from about June 1994 to November 2017.

Supreme Court Rejects Officers' Lawsuit in Freddie Gray Case

November 14, 2018
The High Court agreed with a lower court ruling that Mosby has prosecutorial immunity in the case, declining to take up the appeal, and effectively ending the case in Mosby's favor.

Sexual Battery Charge Against Florida Officer Dropped

November 13, 2018
An officer with the Tampa (FL) Police Department who had been accused of sexually battering a woman he pulled over in a traffic stop in 2016 won't be criminally prosecuted.

North Carolina Department Re-Opens Under New Police Chief

November 6, 2018
The Southport (NC) Police Department was "functionally closed" in July amid allegations of corruption, but the department has resumed operations with the hiring of Chief Todd Coring.

Arizona Chief Suspended Amid Misconduct Allegations

November 6, 2018
The chief of police for the Buckeye (AZ) Police Department has been suspended for a 40-hour work suspension in connection amid allegations of misconduct stemming from an anonymous 2017 letter.

Video: Off-Duty Rookie Officer Fired Over Confrontation with On-Duty Officer

November 5, 2018
A rookie officer with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has been fired over a confrontation with a uniformed officer with the Swissvale (PA) Police Department.

Off-Duty Rookie Fired Over Confrontation with Uniformed Officer

November 5, 2018
A rookie officer with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has been fired over a confrontation with a uniformed officer with the Swissvale (PA) Police Department. A witness caught the incident on cell phone video as 25-year-old Sidney Bates—who had just been sworn in with the PPD in May—got into a dispute with an officer in the street. More Here.

Illinois Chief Accused of Secretly Filming Sexual Encounters

November 2, 2018
Chief Christian Daigre has been charged with non-consensual dissemination of a private sexual image, intimidation, and possession of a controlled substance.

California Officer, Paramedic, Lose Jobs over Alleged Assault on Ambulance Patient

November 1, 2018
A San Francisco paramedic and a police officer have lost their jobs after an alleged assault in May 2017 on a woman who was restrained in the back of an ambulance on an involuntary mental health hold, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Massachusetts Officer Accused of Telling Teen: "Welcome to the White Man's World"

November 1, 2018
Two officers with the Springfield (MA) Police Department have been accused of using excessive force while arresting two teens of Latino heritage, with one of the officers saying at the time of the arrest, "welcome to the white man's world."

Massachusetts Officer Relieved of Duty Following Controversial Newsletter Writings

October 31, 2018
A lieutenant with the Arlington (MA) Police Department has been relieved of duty after suggesting in a newsletter that police should put aside restraint and meet "violence with violence."
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