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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6 Philly narcotics cops acquitted in racketeering case

6 Philly narcotics cops acquitted in racketeering case

Federal jury has cleared six former officers in a corruption case that prompted scores of convictions to be overturned - Full Story

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Sheriff: 9 deputies fired over death at Ga. jail

Sheriff fired nine of his deputies Friday in connection with the death of a 22-year-old college student found dead in restraints after he was booked - Full Story

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Justice Dept. launches investigation of Baltimore police

Justice Dept. launches investigation of Baltimore police

Will conduct a broad investigation in search of law enforcement practices that are unconstitutional and violate civil rights - Full Story

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RISE Award nominee: New chief turns around troubled department, builds trust Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

RISE Award nominee: New chief turns around troubled department, builds trust

Chief Eric Blanchard immediately demonstrated a commitment to transparency and accountability that earned the trust of his officers and his communty - Full Story

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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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