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Report: Detroit Police Oversight Commissioner Abused Authority

A report by the City of Detroit Inspector General says that the Board of Police Commissioners in that city abused its authority in hiring and other practices.

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Baltimore to Use Fingerprint Scanners to Track Officer Work Hours

The move comes as the department struggles to control ongoing overtime spending of nearly a million dollars a week, and amid the ongoing federal trial of two Gun Trace Task Force officers whose colleagues have admitted to rampant overtime fraud by the unit.

L.A. County Deputy Charged With Operating Drug Trafficking Operation

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been charged with operating a large-scale drug trafficking operation in which he boasted that he hired other law enforcement officers to provide security to drug dealers and could assault people for his clients, according to court records.

FBI Arrests 46 Georgia Correctional Officers in Drug Trafficking Sting

The probe found that prison guards and staff were smuggling contraband such as liquor, tobacco, and cell phones into the cell blocks for money. Inmates used the illegal cell phones to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft.

Nine Former Officers Sentenced for Protecting Drug Dealers

Nine former law enforcement officers and four civilians are going to jail after a widespread police corruption case in the Atlanta area. U.S. Attorney Sally Yates spoke with WSBTV about their sentencing. Read More Here. 

Former N.C. Chief Charged with Embezzlement

The former Cherryville (N.C.) Police chief will plead guilty to embezzlement by funneling city monies into a slush fund he later raided to purchase personal firearms, according to the FBI.

Former Philly Cop Who Planned Drug Robbery Faces Life In Prison

Alhinde Weems, a former Philadelphia police officer, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, drug distribution, and other charges, U.S. Attorney Michael Levy announced.

Officer Indicted in "Ace Capone" Drug Case

A Philadelphia police detective is being charged with obstruction of justice for using an FBI-issued cell phone to make the call that he knew would warn a drug kingpin that a law enforcement raid was about to go down, and then lying about it to investigators.

Ex-Charlotte Officers Get Nine Years for Shielding Drug Dealer

Former Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers Gerald Holas and Jason Ross, accused of protecting a drug dealer, were each sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine.

Five Ways the Economy Will Change Your Job

For those in law enforcement, the question becomes one of: How does all of this economic gloom affect me? To address this question, POLICE decided to look at five of the biggest economic threats facing law enforcement.