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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."

Washington Officer Arrested on Charges of First-Degree Custodial Sexual Misconduct

October 31, 2018
A veteran police officer with the Pullman (WA) Police Department has been arrested and charged with a felony count of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct.

Alabama Officer Arrested, Charged with "Enticement of a Child"

October 26, 2018
An officer with the Montgomery (AL) Police Department has been arrested and charged with one count of felony enticement of a child to enter a house for immoral purposes. The incident in question reportedly involved a 15-year-old girl.

Retrial Begins for Border Agent Who Fatally Shot Rock-Throwing Mexican Teen

October 26, 2018
The retrial of Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz—who in 2012 shot and killed 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodríguez—has begun in Tucson's federal court.

Washington Police Chief Cleared of Sex Assault Charge, Reinstated to Post

October 23, 2018
The Bothell Police Department has completed an investigation into allegations made against Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett, finding that there was no probable cause to show that Chief Mylett committed any crime.

Former Oklahoma Officer Charged with On-Duty Sexual Assault of at Least 4 Women

October 19, 2018
Justin Rahlf—who resigned from the McLoud (OK) Police Department in September—was reportedly booked into Pottawatomie County's jail on charges of "forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure."

Illinois Officer Charged With Armed Robbery, Suspended Without Pay

October 18, 2018
Should Karas be exonerated of the criminal charges and the internal allegations of misconduct, he would be eligible to receive back pay.

Connecticut Police Officer Fired Over "Trigger Happy" Comment

October 18, 2018
The department said in a Facebook post that Officer Stephen Barone was fired "after the completion of internal investigations and a formal hearing process regarding charges related to his interaction with a group of people in August 2018 and his supervision of a traffic incident in July 2018."

Oregon City Ordered to Pay Officer Fired for Controversial Facebook Posts

October 15, 2018
The City of West Linn, OR, must pay at least $100,000 in back pay to former officer Tom Newberry, who was fired last year for controversial Facebook posts.
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