Quantcast
Home » Topics » misconduct

NYPD officers cleared of rape and burglary charges

After seven days of deliberation, a jury acquitted two New York City police officers of felony charges of rape, burglary and falsifying business records for the alleged assault on a drunken 27-year-old woman they helped escort home. Although cleared of the felony charges, the Courthouse News Service reported that the two…

Psychologist behind Gitmo interrogations faces ethics complaint

On Wednesday, the New York State Supreme Court will consider whether the state must investigate an ethics complaint filed against a New York State-licensed psychologist and major in the U.S. Army who allegedly co-authored, implemented, and monitored an abusive interrogation program at Guantánamo Bay. The Center for Justice and Accountability…

ACLU petitions for oversight of Newark police

ACLU seeks federal oversight of Newark Police Dept., cites misconduct, use of excessive force The American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday that the police department of New Jersey’s largest city has so many serious problems — rampant misconduct, lax internal oversight and too many cases of officers using excessive force…

Doctor who linked MMR vaccine with autism struck from UK medical register

A British doctor who linked the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine with autism was struck off the medical register Monday after being found guilty of serious professional misconduct. The General Medical Council (GMC) found Andrew Wakefield, 53, had acted in a way that was “dishonest”, “misleading” and “irresponsible” while…

In Baton Rouge, more allegations of police misconduct after Hurricane Katrina

Yesterday, the Baton Rouge Advocate published a damning exposé detailing allegations of misconduct by Baton Rouge police officers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. After a four-year legal battle, the paper finally got a cache of police department documents describing a pattern of racist and abusive behavior by Baton Rouge…

Israel charges soldiers with misconduct in Gaza war

JERUSALEM — Israeli army prosecutors on Thursday charged two soldiers for using a young Palestinian boy to check for booby-traps during last year’s fighting in Gaza, a military spokeswoman told AFP. She said the two soldiers, both staff sergeants, were charged of acting “in breach of military norms” for forcing…

Gates: Pentagon to review Blackwater misconduct in Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates is concerned about possible misconduct in Afghanistan by the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater and has promised to review the issue, the Pentagon said. Gates made the pledge to lawmakers after receiving a letter from Carl Levin, the chairman of the Senate Armed…

Activists rewrite Bob Dylan to promote John Yoo protest

The politics of John Yoo and Bob Dylan couldn’t be any more different. After all, one wrote legal exceptions that sanctioned the use of torture, while the other inspired a generation. In a sense, it seems logical to blend the two, right? And that’s just what activists Margaret Flowers and…

Probe clears Yoo for torture advice, despite deleted emails

John Yoo, a former Justice Department lawyer who issued legal opinions essentially giving President George W. Bush unlimited authority to torture prisoners of war, exercised “poor judgment” but should not be disbarred, an internal review has concluded. This, in spite of a dearth of missing e-mails from the time the…

Rep. Conyers plans hearings on Bush torture lawyers

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has announced that he plans to hold House Judiciary Committee hearings on the Bush administration lawyers whose legal memos justified the use of torture on terrorism detainees. Conyers’ announcement Friday follows the release of a report by the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility which criticizes…

Page 1 of 212
Google+