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New CA Law Would Prohibit Officers Taking Unauthorized Photos of Bodies at Crime, Accident Scenes

The bill was prompted after deputies in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department took unauthorized photos of the deceased at the site of the Bryant helicopter crash in Calabasas that were later shared outside the context of the investigation.

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Pennsylvania Officer Charged in Alleged Evidence Room Thefts

An officer with the Blawnox (PA) Police Department now faces charges following an investigation into an alleged theft from the evidence rooms of two different departments.

Minnesota Officers to Undergo "Moral Courage" Training

Officers with the St. Paul (MN) Police Department will now be required to undergo what is being called "Moral Courage Training" intended to enable them to stand up and say something to a colleague when they observe behavior that is outside of policy or procedure.

Utah Officer Faces Charges Following UOF Incident Involving K-9

An officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department faces charges of aggravated assault stemming from an April 2020 incident in which he allegedly ordered his K-9 to bite a subject who was reportedly compliant with commands to get on the ground and raise his hands.

Colorado Officer Allegedly Texts Crime Witness: "Are You Single?"

An officer with the Aurora (CO) Police Department is accused of sending a text message to a witness to a recent crime asking if the young woman was single and available.

Officer Placed on Leave After Social Media Video Shows Him Shoving Person

The officer—whose name has not been released—was captured on mobile phone video approaching an individual who had been causing a disturbance.

Iowa Officer Placed on Leave Following Social Media Posts

An officer with the Le Mars (IA) Police Department has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into what some of the citizens there have deemed to be inappropriate posts on social media.

Maryland Officer Facing Assault and Other Charges Following Arrest

An officer with the Prince George's County Police Department who was involved in a traffic stop that left a man partially paralyzed has been indicted on charges of second-degree assault, misconduct in office, and reckless endangerment charges.

Alaska Officer Accused of $3 Million Theft in Plot with Oil Company Executive

An officer with the Anchorage Police Department is facing wire fraud charges after an investigation revealed that he and a senior executive with Conoco Phillips allegedly defrauded the oil company for millions of dollars.

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Former Tennessee Officer Charged with Theft, Forgery, and Official Misconduct

An officer with the Knoxville Police department who resigned from the agency in May 2019 has been indicted for theft, forgery, and official misconduct.