Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs

Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs

The Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs topic area features news, training and information related to cases involving potential or perceived law enforcement misconduct. This section serves the important function of pointing out, not pointing fingers, when a police officer has gone outside the lines.
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Ga. sheriff charged in shooting, vows to continue as lawman

Ga. sheriff charged in shooting, vows to continue as lawman

A day after he was charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent, sheriff called it a "tragic accident" and vowed to continue - Full Story

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Md. senators support federal police probe in Baltimore

Md. senators support federal police probe in Baltimore

Broad investigation could eventually force the city to make changes under the oversight of an outside monitor - Full Story

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Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'

Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'

Made comments before reprimanding a state trooper who posed for a picture with the rapper - Full Story

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Officers' legal attack begins in Freddie Gray case

Officers' legal attack begins in Freddie Gray case

One cop has challenged police and a top prosecutor to produce a knife that prompted the arrest, arguing in a court motion that it is an illegal weapon - Full Story

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In reversal, Baltimore mayor asks for federal police probe

In reversal, Baltimore mayor asks for federal police probe

Mayor's request came a day after new Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the city and pledged to improve the police department - Full Story

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Closing arguments underway in Cleveland officer's trial

Closing arguments underway in Cleveland officer's trial

Charged in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire at the end of a chaotic 2012 pursuit - Full Story

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Baltimore PD reform will be time-consuming, costly

Baltimore PD reform will be time-consuming, costly

Attorney General Loretta Lynch was in Baltimore on Tuesday. DOJ officials accompanying her included the head of the civil rights division - Full Story

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Lawmakers look into report of Capitol police leaving guns in bathrooms

Lawmakers look into report of Capitol police leaving guns in bathrooms

The newspaper Roll Call, which first reported the incidents, said one of the guns was found by a child - Full Story

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Prosecutor charges 6 Baltimore officers in Gray's death

Prosecutor charges 6 Baltimore officers in Gray's death

Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury - Full Story

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Trooper sues DPS over reprimand for photo with Snoop Dogg

He contends that he is being targeted in retaliation for a complaint he filed earlier against a fellow peace officer that did not sit well with superiors - Full Story



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