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Flint, Mich., Police Chief Faces U.S. Fraud Charge

January 24, 2009
Chief David Dicks was indicted Wednesday on a charge of fraudulently receiving more than $1,000 from an organization that gets federal money. Dicks is accused of receiving nearly $47,000 through a no-show job at a security company run by his father.

S.C. Trooper Told to Plead Guilty or Stand Trial

January 22, 2009
A federal judge has ordered a South Carolina state trooper caught on video trying to run down a suspect to either plead guilty or stand trial on the charges.

A Hero's Fall: Honored for Trolley Square Bravery, Hammond Now an Ex-Cop

January 13, 2009
Ogden, Utah, police officer Ken Hammond, called a hero for confronting Trolley Square gunman Sulejman Talovic in February 2007, resigned from the force Friday following accusations of having sex with a minor.

S.C. Trooper Charged with Federal Civil Rights Violation

January 8, 2009
A South Carolina state trooper seen on video hitting a fleeing suspect on foot with his patrol car at a Columbia apartment complex in 2007 has been charged with a federal civil rights violation.

FBI Sting Nets 15 Corrupt COs and LEOs in Illinois

December 3, 2008

Drug charges were unsealed Tuesday against 15 officers: four Harvey cops, 10 Cook County correctional officers and a Chicago Police officer. The FBI orchestrated 12 fake drug deals over the last year.

22-year Chicago Police Veteran Fired Over $1 Bag of Trail Mix

November 20, 2008

City attorneys alleged that Officer Aaron Pena went to the Walgreens in the 1900 block of West Cermak Road in August 2007, bought two bags of trail mix and then took a third from the store without paying. Pena was recorded on store security cameras.

Grand Jury Gets Dallas Police Pepper Spray Case

September 19, 2008
Dallas police have placed on administrative leave two officers involved in an August incident in which a man was taken to West Dallas, doused with pepper spray and left there.

15 LAPD Officers Face Discipline in May Day Melee

September 18, 2008
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton announced Tuesday his plans to discipline 11 officers and called for the termination of four others for their roles in a May Day melee last year in which police were accused of using excessive force to clear immigration rights demonstrators and journalists from MacArthur Park.

San Diego Cop Accused of Tipping Off Drug Traffickers

September 5, 2008
Officer Juan Hurtado Tapia, 38, was arraigned on federal charges of obstruction, fraud, and making false statements, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Off-Duty NYC Transit Cops Allegedly Beat Man Senseless

August 22, 2008
Two off-duty female New York City transit cops beat a man senseless, then fled and had to be tracked down and arrested like common criminals, authorities said Tuesday.

Pa. Part-Time Officer Jailed for Pulling Over Woman to Ask for Number

August 15, 2008
A former part-time Pennsylvania police officer has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for pulling over a woman while he was off duty - just to give her his phone number. Steven Klinger, 32, was charged with official oppression, or acting outside his authority as an officer.

Don't Let The Little Head Think for You

August 1, 2008
Sadly, I’ve seen the pursuit of casual sex get more cops in trouble than perhaps anything else. It’s not just the cops’ fault either. It takes two to tango, after all. But it is the cop who most frequently has something to lose in the equation, and often does.

More on Four SWAT Teams in Trouble

April 10, 2008
Unfortunately, the ones caught in the middle of most controversies are the good guys, the hard-working police officers who only want to do their jobs to the best of their ability.

Dallas Police Ask DA to Prosecute Two Officers

January 4, 2008
The Dallas Police Department has asked the district attorney's office to prosecute two officers accused of holding country music singer Steve Holy and a friend at gunpoint on Dec. 27.

N.J. SWAT Team Disbanded After Taking Photos with Hooters Waitresses

November 21, 2007
The commander of the Hoboken, N.J., SWAT team has been disciplined and his team dissolved after city officials discovered photos of the team taken at an Alabama Hooters restaurant last year.

Corruption: Breaking the Code of Silence

October 1, 2003

Not one of the officers contacted for "Cracking Down on Bad Cops" would admit that they or their colleagues had ever been affected by the code of silence. Their comments went something like this: "The code of silence is not part of the culture of this agency."

Corruption: Policing the Police

October 1, 2003

Among more polite officers, internal affairs is thought of as a necessary evil. In less polite, more candid circles it's thought of in less savory terms like "the secret police" and "the rat squad."

Corruption: Cracking Down on Bad Cops

October 1, 2003

Not all police misconduct is plastered across national newspapers, but it all has the same results. It erodes the public’s trust in law enforcement and it damages good cops, sometimes destroying their careers.

Mitigating Circumstances

July 1, 2003

As a division executive officer, I saw many distraught cops come into my office to discuss mistakes they or their subordinates had made. Before deciding how to proceed I'd ask the same question: "Was it a mistake of the head, the heart, or the hormones?"

A Capital Success Story

February 1, 2002

According to media accounts, nearly 100 officers who joined the force during a 1989-90 recruitment drive-when background screening and standards were all but non-existent-were later charged with criminal wrongdoing.

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