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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.

Police Corruption Should Concern Every Officer

August 1, 1998

As of mid-June this year, there were 548 local, state and federal law enforce­ment officers in federal prisons alone ­up from 107 in 1994. An unknown num­ber of other ex-officers are in state lock­ups. The figures come from "Misconduct to Corruption," a lengthy report released in June and compiled by officials from 15 cities with assistance from the FBI.

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