Police ethics

September 15, 2020 - 12:23 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hiding evidence that could prove innocence. Planting drugs or guns at a crime scene. Forcing witnesses to falsely identify a defendant. A new, in-depth analysis on wrongful convictions put a spotlight Tuesday on “alarming” rates of police and prosecutor misconduct — one that is...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, police aim weapons on demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, in Los Angeles. Police unions and other law enforcement organizations went into overdrive in the final days of the Legislature's annual session, thwarting a bill that would have added California to the majority of states that can end the careers of officers with troubled histories. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
September 01, 2020 - 7:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police unions and other law enforcement organizations went into overdrive to thwart a measure that would have added California to the majority of states that can end the careers of officers with troubled histories. It failed as lawmakers scrambled to wrap up their work,...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2019, file photo, New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house in Staten Island, N.Y. Pantaleo was fired in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. The nation's largest police department is spelling out potential ramifications for officer misconduct, unveiling on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, a draft of a discipline matrix that will guide punishment decisions similarly to how sentencing guidelines are used in criminal cases. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)
August 31, 2020 - 1:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When the New York Police Department fired an officer last year for putting Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold, the officer's union argued that there was little, if any, precedent within the department's internal disciplinary system for such a penalty. Now, the nation's largest police...
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A pedestal that held a statue of Robert E. Lee stands empty outside a high school named for the Confederate general in Montgomery, Ala. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Four people were charged with criminal mischief after someone removed the statue amid nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)
August 31, 2020 - 10:15 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Trude Lamb is a standout cross country runner at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas, but the name on her jersey is a sharp reminder of a man “who didn’t believe people like me were 100% human.” The sophomore, originally from Ghana, told the school board this summer...
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June 30, 2020 - 12:20 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The governor of Brazil’s Amazonas state was targeted by a police raid on Tuesday over allegations of corruption related to COVID-19 spending. Federal police ordered the preventive detention of eight people and raided more than a dozen addresses of people linked to Gov. Wilson...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2020 file photo, A woman holds up a sign saying "police the police" as she confronts a police line while demonstrators protest in Washington, over the death of George Floyd. Without major changes in almost every state, a national police misconduct database like what the White House and Congress have proposed after George Floyd's death would fail to account for thousands of problem officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin File)
June 26, 2020 - 7:13 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Without major changes in almost every state, a national police misconduct database like what the White House and Congress have proposed after George Floyd's death would fail to account for thousands of problem officers. Lawmakers nationwide are struggling with how to reform policing...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2020 file photo, a protester addresses a line of Tucson Police Officers in riot gear in Tucson, Ariz. Hundreds of officers across the country were fired, sometimes repeatedly, for violating policies but got their jobs back after appealing their cases to an arbitrator who successfully overturned their discipline – a all-too-common practice that experts say stands in the way of real accountability. On Monday, June 22, 2020 James Pasco, executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police, said " management should do a better job when hiring officers. (Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
June 24, 2020 - 6:32 am
SEATTLE (AP) — An Oregon police officer lost his job and then returned to work after fatally shooting an unarmed Black man in the back. A Florida sergeant was let go six times for using excessive force and stealing from suspects, while a Texas lieutenant was terminated five times after being...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 5, 2020 file photo Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara speaks to reporters outside the FOP lodge in Chicago. The Illinois Supreme Court says Chicago can keep all records of complaints about police officers no matter how old they are. The court ruled 6-1 on Thursday, June, 18, 2020, that state law trumps a provision of the police union's contract with the city that calls for records more than five years old to be destroyed. Catanzara was bitterly disappointed in the ruling, saying that preserving reports could hurt and haunt police officers in the city for years to come, whether or not they did anything wrong. (Tyler LaRiviere/Sun Times via AP, File)
June 18, 2020 - 3:57 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Chicago can keep all records of complaints against police officers that are more than five years old, delivering a victory for police reform advocates who say the records are crucial to keeping track of officers accused of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2015, file photo, a New York City police officer sits in a cruiser at a checkpoint surrounding Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York. The vast majority of complaints about New York City police officers' mistreatment of youths stemmed from encounters with black and Hispanic children, according to a new study by the city’s police watchdog agency. Nearly two-thirds of youth complaints to the Civilian Complaint Review Board involved children of color, the report says, including some “stopped for seemingly innocuous activities such as playing, high-fiving, running, carrying backpacks, and jaywalking." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
June 08, 2020 - 7:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The vast majority of complaints about New York City police officers' mistreatment of youths stemmed from encounters with black and Hispanic children, according to a new study by the city’s police watchdog agency. Nearly two-thirds of youth complaints to the Civilian Complaint Review...
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December 05, 2019 - 11:53 am
LONDON (AP) — London’s Court of Appeal on Thursday exonerated three men who had served time in prison nearly 50 years ago following the testimony of a corrupt police officer — one of several high-profile cases involving black men that proved controversial. Judge Ian Burnett quashed the convictions...
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