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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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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Mo. police chief apologizes after officers cuff wrong man after chase

Police were pursuing a fleeing vehicle when it struck another car; the man in the other car was then arrested - Full Story

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Ill. officer stands trial in fatal beanbag shooting of armed man

Ill. officer stands trial in fatal beanbag shooting of armed man

Officer's attorney argued that officer did what he was trained to do to subdue a dangerous suspect who was coming at him with a knife - Full Story

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Lawyer: 'Nothing unreasonable' about ECD use on 76-year-old

Former Officer Nathanial Robinson plans to appeal his firing after being terminated last week over his use of force in the incident - Full Story

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2 NM officers charged with murder in deadly standoff

Officers fatally shot James Boyd, who was holding two knives, during an hourslong standoff in March - Full Story

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Dog may have led to fatal shooting of woman by Iowa officer

Woman was shot by officer during a domestic disturbance call Tuesday - Full Story

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Judge: Rehire Cleveland cop fired after deadly pursuit

Judge also said two supervisors demoted for violating police protocol in the case should be reinstated - Full Story

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Texas cop who used ECD on 76-year-old fired

Nathanial Robinson was fired following an internal affairs investigation into the Dec. 11 incident - Full Story

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NY inmate dies despite suicide watch order

NY inmate dies despite suicide watch order

A jail psychiatrist who saw Fabian Cruz on Wednesday at a clinic ordered that Cruz be transferred to a special observation unit - Full Story



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