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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Rookie cop indicted in fatal shooting of man in NYC stairwell

Rookie cop indicted in fatal shooting of man in NYC stairwell

Rookie cop fired into a darkened stairwell at a Brooklyn public housing complex, accidentally killing a man who had been waiting for an elevator - Full Story

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Pa. police corporal charged in death of trooper during gun training

Pa. police corporal charged in death of trooper during gun training

Cpl. Richard Schroeter pulled the trigger on his firearm while discussing the trigger mechanism during a Sept. 30 training session - Full Story

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Seattle chief warns officers about social media posts after cops put on leave

Twice within the past week, chief has put officers on paid leave after inflammatory comments appeared under their names on Facebook and Twitter - Full Story

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Ill. cop acquitted in beanbag death of knife-wielding man

Officer Craig Taylor said during a bench trial last month that he feared for his life during the July 2013 confrontation at an assisted living facility - Full Story

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Detroit cop won't go on trial 3rd time in OIS, charge to be dismissed

Detroit cop won't go on trial 3rd time in OIS, charge to be dismissed

The final charge is expected to be dismissed against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old during a raid that was filmed by a reality TV show - Full Story

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Source: FBI completes federal probe of Ferguson shooting

Officials and experts have said a prosecution would be highly unlikely - Full Story

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Ex-Sheriff gets 10 years in bizarre NM road rage case

Rodella, who was in plain clothes at the time, said Tafoya was a reckless driver whom he was trying to stop in the interest of public safety - Full Story

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Ohio chief famous for social presence steps down amid damaging allegations

Brimfield Township Police Chief David Oliver resigned two days after he was suspended for allegations of gender discrimination - Full Story

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Police chief famous for social presence steps down amid damaging allegations

The police chief who was known nation-wide for his far-reaching social media presence and public comebacks to Kanye West, among other stories, has stepped down as police chief -- and the department’s Facebook page, which lauded 177,000 followers, has temporarily been disabled.

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Fla. chief suspends use of mugshots as sniper target practice

In a five paragraph statement Dennis said the department realizes how, taken out of context, the photo of the six black males in the photo lineup may appear to be offensive - Full Story



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