Two years ago, the NYPD reversed a decades-long practice, opting not to release the findings of its disciplinary actions against cops accused of misconduct. Critics says the information should be made public. The New York Daily News obtained the results of 55 recent discipline cases.
Sheriff Todd Entrekin of Etowah County, Al., has received more than $750,000 from funds allocated to feed jail inmates but not used for that purpose. That has helped the sheriff and his wife purchase $1.7 million worth of real estate.
A day after North Carolina’s top law-enforcement agency said the FBI was investigating the bloody beating of a black man in August by a white Asheville, N.C., police officer, the county’s district attorney filed criminal charges against the former policeman.
A Missouri 911 call in which two women could be heard screaming — but neither of whom directly spoke to a dispatcher — mistakenly led police to an address unrelated to the call. The 911 call actually came from a a town about 20 miles away. It is unclear if the mistake was the result of human error or a faulty computer system.
Under a court order, the District Attorney made public a list of 29 current and former police officers who prosecutors try to keep off the witness stand because of their history of lying, racial bias, or brutality.
Two economists conclude that granting full immunity to officers for wrongful arrests and detention of innocent people might deter crime, but it may also reduce police competence at identifying real criminals.