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Drunk is No Excuse for This

June 5, 2009
Here’s the tale of the tape: Anthony Abbate, 38, is six-foot, three-inches tall and weighs 250 pounds. The woman he pummeled, Karolina Obrycka, 26, is a foot shorter and weighs 125 pounds.

Mesa Officers Under Investigation For Flushing Motel Fetus

June 4, 2009

Four Mesa police officers and a lieutenant are the subject of separate internal investigations, one of which involves an officer who is accused of flushing a 4-inch stillborn fetus down a motel-room toilet and one of which involves improper use of force against a handcuffed prisoner, the Arizona Republic reports.

Video: Dallas Is No Longer Most Crime-Infested Big City

May 29, 2009

A five-year effort by the police department and city to remove Dallas from the top slot on an annual list of large U.S. cities with the highest crime rate is paying off, as San Antonio took the top slot this year, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Department Dismisses Charges Against 12 Baltimore Officers

May 26, 2009

Internal prosecutor who handled the cases was dismissed, after the police union informed The Baltimore Sun that she backdated charging documents. The move prompted the department to drop prosecution.

Birmingham Police Beating Video: Did Not Show Beating When First Given to DA

May 21, 2009

Video of five Birmingham police officers beating an unconscious suspect was edited before it was turned over as evidence to the Jefferson County district attorney's office to use in the suspect's prosecution, authorities said Wednesday.

Former L.A. County Deputy Charged with Attempted Drug Smuggling

May 7, 2009
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was charged Wednesday with attempting to smuggle narcotics into a county jail facility in Castaic where he worked as a jailer, authorities said.

North Carolina Agency Loses Investigative Authority

May 6, 2009
The Spring Lake Police Department, which policed a Cumberland County town with about 8,000 residents until this week, lost the last remnants of its investigative authority, following two years of scrutiny from higher agencies and consultants.

Accused Seattle Officer Answers "Made Up" Allegations

May 6, 2009
A veteran Seattle police officer accused of sexually harassing an 18-year-old police Explorer and lying about it has said he thinks top-level commanders trumped up the case to retaliate against him.

Jury Convicts Deputy U.S. Marshal in Mob-Leak Case

May 1, 2009
A federal jury convicted Deputy U.S. Marshal John Ambrose on Tuesday of leaking that mob hit man Nicholas Calabrese was cooperating with authorities in Chicago and that Ambrose was part of his security detail.

California AG: Maywood PD Faces Court-Ordered Reform

April 29, 2009
The small Southern California police department, which a veteran policing expert called "one of the worst" he had seen, could face court-ordered reform, California Atty. General Jerry Brown announced Tuesday.

Former Orange County Sheriff Gets 66 Months in Federal Prison

April 28, 2009
Mike Carona's fall from "America's Sheriff"; to convicted felon reached bottom Monday as a federal judge gave Orange County, Calif.'s former top law enforcement officer a half-hour lecture about honesty before sentencing him to 5 1/2 years in prison for attempting to obstruct a grand jury investigation.

LAPD Officer Accused of Torching His Car and Lying About His Shooting

April 2, 2009
A Los Angeles police officer who said he was shot in an off-duty incident early this year lied to investigators about the attack and, weeks earlier, intentionally set fire to his own luxury sports car in a scheme to collect an insurance payment, according to charges filed by prosecutors late Wednesday.

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.
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