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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St. Louis board votes to create civilian police oversight panel

Seven-person St. Louis Civilian Oversight Board, which will make recommendations but cannot discipline officers - Full Story

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Sheriff: Okla. reserve cop's training record wasn't falsified

Sheriff: Okla. reserve cop's training record wasn't falsified

Sheriff also said the FBI had determined Robert Bates didn't violate suspect's civil rights - Full Story

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Okla. reserve deputy disputes claim he lacked training

73-year-old Oklahoma volunteer deputy charged in the fatal shooting of a suspect in Tulsa went on national television Friday to counter criticisms of his qualifications.

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Video: Okla. reserve deputy disputes claim he lacked training

Said in interview that characterizations of him as a wealthy donor who paid to join the force are "unbelievably unfair" - Full Story

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Tulsa County to audit reserve deputy program after OIS

Tulsa County employs about 130 reservists, who are given less training than regular deputies - Full Story

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Texas cops in trouble after rock, paper, scissors incident

Three officers gave an underage drinker a chance to get out of a citiation by playing a game of rock, paper, scissors.

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Video: Texas cops in trouble after rock, paper, scissors incident

Three officers gave an underage drinker a chance to get out of a citation by playing a game of rock, paper, scissors - Full Story

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Tulsa sheriff spokesman: Other deputies didn't hear shot

Tulsa sheriff spokesman: Other deputies didn't hear shot

A sheriff's deputy who can be heard in a video cursing at a suspect who later died was unaware that a volunteer deputy had shot the man - Full Story

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Attorney calls for special prosecutor in fatal SC shooting

Attorney calls for special prosecutor in fatal SC shooting

Malik Shabazz, the president of Black Lawyers for Justice, says his group also will conduct its own investigation into the death - Full Story

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Okla. reserve deputy turns self in to face manslaughter charge

Okla. reserve deputy turns self in to face manslaughter charge

Robert Bates, an insurance executive who was volunteering on an undercover operation in Tulsa, accidentally shot Eric Harris on April 2 - Full Story



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