Germany Recalls Platoon on NATO Mission Over Sexual Assault and Racism Claims

A tank platoon was sent home from Lithuania after members were suspected of sexual assault, and racist and anti-Semitic behavior, in the latest embarrassment for Germany’s armed forces.

#anti-semitism, #defense-and-military-forces, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #germany, #lithuania, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #sexual-harassment

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Candidates Clash Over New York City’s Future in Final Mayoral Debate

The eight contenders jousted over their policies on public safety, homelessness, education and climate change with less than a week left in the campaign.

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5 Police Officers Are Fired After a Man in Custody Hangs Himself

Three of the officers in Savannah, Ga., mocked the death of William Harvey in a group text message exchange, in which an inappropriate GIF was shared, officials said.

#black-people, #cameras, #crime-and-criminals, #curtis-david, #deaths-fatalities, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hewett-christopher, #kerr-michael, #leuschner-silver, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-savannah-ga, #savannah-ga, #text-messaging, #tremblay-erica, #william-harvey

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Justice Dept. Watchdog and Senate Open Inquiries Into Seizure of Democrats’ Data

Democrats denounced the Trump administration’s seizure of lawmakers’ data as an abuse of power and called on Republicans to back the congressional inquiry.

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Under Fire Over Residency, Eric Adams Goes on the Offensive

The leader in the N.Y.C. mayoral race decided to join in the debate he had earlier said he would skip. His supporters said they were standing firm.

#adams-eric-l, #debates-political, #elections-mayors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #funerals-and-memorials, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #second-homes-and-non-primary-residences

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Dartmouth Medical School Drops Cheating Case Against Students

The Ivy League school said it was dismissing allegations that students had looked up online course materials during remote exams.

#cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #dartmouth-college, #dartmouth-medical-school, #e-learning, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #medical-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #school-discipline-students, #tests-and-examinations

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Texas Attorney General Is Being Investigated by State Bar Association

Attorney General Ken Paxton is accused of filing a frivolous lawsuit when he challenged President Biden’s victory.

#attorneys-general, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #legal-profession, #paxton-ken, #texas

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3 Columbus Officers Are Charged With Misconduct in George Floyd Protests

The officers face criminal prosecution for responses to demonstrations last year that Mayor Andrew Ginther said “did not meet my expectations or the community’s.”

#columbus-ohio, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-columbus-ohio

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Son of Bo Schembechler Says He Was Abused by Michigan Team Doctor

Matt Schembechler said his account of abuse when he was a child in 1969 was ignored by his father, Bo, who was the new head football coach at Michigan.

#anderson-robert-e-1928-2008, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #football-college, #schembechler-bo, #sex-crimes, #university-of-michigan

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Dianne Morales Faced a Campaign Uprising. Will It Matter to Voters?

Ms. Morales is running for New York City mayor on a platform of tackling inequality and shifting resources away from policing. But her campaign has been marred by defections and dysfunction.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #elections-mayors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #morales-dianne, #politics-and-government

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Janine Brookner, Punished C.I.A. Officer Who Got Revenge, Dies at 80

She had been a successful operative and station chief when staffers made dubious allegations that forced her from the field. She sued the C.I.A. — and won.

#brookner-janine-1940-2021, #central-intelligence-agency, #deaths-obituaries, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #legal-profession, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls

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Release the Barr-Trump Memo on Obstruction of Justice

Did the former Attorney General William P. Barr use his mighty powers to protect his boss?

#barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #freedom-of-information-act, #impeachment, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Was Richard Nixon a Tragic Hero?

Michael Dobbs’s “King Richard” tells the story of the first few months after Nixon’s second inaugural, when his eventual downfall was becoming clear.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #books-and-literature, #dobbs-michael-1950, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #impeachment, #king-richard-nixon-and-watergate-an-american-tragedy-book, #nixon-richard-milhous, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #watergate-affair

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White House Supports Ban on Phone Data Seizures of Reporters

But the Justice Department is not commenting on whether a seemingly off-the-cuff remark by President Biden is now a policy directive.

#attorneys-general, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #freedom-of-the-press, #justice-department, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #obama-barack, #search-and-seizure, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Crumbling of the N.R.A.

Could an investigation into financial misconduct be the undoing of America’s most powerful gun rights group?

#attorneys-general, #bankruptcies, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #firearms, #gun-control, #hakim-danny, #lapierre-wayne, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state

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How a Secretive Legal Process Protects Police From Charges

Grand jury minutes in the investigation into Daniel Prude’s death reveal the many ways the criminal justice system struggles when prosecuting the police.

#attorneys-general, #black-lives-matter-movement, #criminal-justice, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #james-letitia, #jury-system, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-rochester-ny, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny

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Former Colorado Police Officers Face Charges in Arrest of Woman With Dementia

One former officer with the Loveland Police Department was charged with assault and another was charged with not reporting a case of excessive force or intervening while it happened, prosecutors said.

#assaults, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #garner-karen-1948, #hopp-austin, #jalali-daria, #loveland-colo, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Cuomo Investigation by U.S. Examines Virus Tests for ‘Specials’

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was already under fire after members of his family received expedited testing in the pandemic’s early weeks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #cuomo-mariah-kennedy, #derosa-giorgio, #derosa-melissa, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #nepotism, #new-york-state, #tests-medical

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Ex-Prosecutor Who Withheld Evidence in Murder Case Gives Up Law License

Two men who spent 15 years behind bars in the 1999 murder of a Texas pastor were later released and declared “actually innocent.”

#allen-dennis, #black-people, #dallas-tex, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #innocence-project, #jackson-richard-e, #legal-profession, #mozee-stanley, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-registry-of-exonerations, #prosecutorial-misconduct, #texas, #witnesses

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How Eric Adams, Mayoral Candidate, Mixed Money and Political Ambition

Mr. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, has called money the “enemy of politics.” But his fund-raising has repeatedly pushed the boundaries of campaign-finance and ethics laws.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #campaign-finance, #conflicts-of-interest, #elections-mayors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-york-city, #one-brooklyn-fund-inc, #political-advertising

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Cuomo Accusers Are Subpoenaed as State Inquiry Enters Critical Phase

Four women who have accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct have been formally asked to testify under oath.

#metoo-movement, #andres-greg-d, #bennett-charlotte-1995, #boylan-lindsey-1984, #clark-anne-l-1964, #cuomo-andrew-m, #davis-polkwardwell, #democratic-party, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #james-letitia, #kim-joon-h, #liss-ana-1985, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment

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Former U.K. Prime Minister Faces Parliament in Lobbying Scandal

The former prime minister’s frenetic work for a failing finance company cast a harsh glare on both his character and ethics in British public life.

#cameron-david, #content-type-personal-profile, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #great-britain, #greensill-capital, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #politics-and-government

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Michigan Ignored Warnings of Doctor Abusing Athletes, Report Says

A law firm hired by the university released a report about sexual abuse by Robert E. Anderson, who was a longtime doctor in the athletic department.

#anderson-robert-e-1928-2008, #athletics-and-sports, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #sex-crimes, #university-of-michigan

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As Cuomo Fights for Survival, He Revives His Combative Image

The governor has begun to publicly undermine the state attorney general, Letitia James, who is overseeing investigations into Mr. Cuomo’s conduct.

#content-type-personal-profile, #cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #governors-us, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment

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Online Cheating Charges Upend Dartmouth Medical School

The university accused 17 students of cheating on remote exams, raising questions about data mining and sowing mistrust on campus.

#cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dartmouth-college, #dartmouth-medical-school, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #doctors, #e-learning, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #geisel-school-of-medicine, #medical-schools, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #science-and-technology, #software, #tests-and-examinations

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Idaho Lawmaker Accused of Raping an Intern Resigns

Aaron von Ehlinger, a Republican state representative from Lewiston, has denied sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman after the two had dinner in March.

#aaron-von-ehlinger, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #idaho, #internships, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Cuomo, in Rare Public Appearance, Says: ‘I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong’

After months of holding virtual news conferences, Gov. Andrew Cuomo took reporters’ questions in Syracuse, N.Y., and rejected accusations of harassment.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #syracuse-ny

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Guard Watched as Man Hanged Himself in Jail, Prosecutors Say

Captain Rebecca Hillman was charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of a prisoner, an incident that led to criticism of New York City’s jail system.

#correction-department-nyc, #depression-mental, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #mental-health-and-disorders

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Voting Rights Standoff Stalls Trump-Inspired Ethics Measures

After the Trump presidency, democracy activists and many Democrats seized a moment to rebuild constitutional guardrails, but the effort could die in the face of a larger fight over voting rights.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conflicts-of-interest, #constitution-us, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #law-and-legislation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Justice Dept. Opens Broad Inquiry Into Minneapolis Police

The investigation was a sign that President Biden intends to wield federal law enforcement as a tool to combat police abuses.

#arradondo-medaria, #black-lives-matter-movement, #chauvin-derek-1976, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #floyd-george-d-2020, #garland-merrick-b, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Colorado Judge Censured for Using Racial Slur Will Resign, Court Says

Natalie T. Chase, a District Court judge in Arapahoe County, agreed to step down after the Colorado Supreme Court censured her for insensitive remarks to Black judicial employees.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #arapahoe-county-colo, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chase-natalie-t, #colorado, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Cuomo May Face Inquiry Over Use of State Resources for Pandemic Book

The New York State attorney general was formally authorized to examine whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo acted improperly while writing his book about the pandemic.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #books-and-literature, #cuomo-andrew-m, #dinapoli-thomas-p, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #governors-us, #james-letitia, #office-of-the-comptroller-nys, #politics-and-government

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My Police Union Holds Bad Cops Accountable

The Ethical Society of Police isn’t afraid to speak out against police misconduct.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #st-louis-mo

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Matt Gaetz Is Both Unique and … Not So Unique

The sex scandals of the present look a lot like the sex scandals of the past.

#adultery, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gun-control, #kennedy-edward-m, #reade-tara, #republican-party, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Like the Tiger King Got Elected Tax Collector’: Inside the Case That Ensnared Matt Gaetz

Joel Greenberg, a onetime local official in Florida, is accused of an array of crimes, including bribery, stalking and corruption.

#corruption-institutional, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #florida, #gaetz-matt, #greenberg-joel, #justice-department, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Matt Gaetz Tells Supporters He Is a Victim of Leaks and Lies

The congressman defended himself in his first major public appearance since a Justice Department inquiry came to light last week.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #florida, #gaetz-matt, #greenberg-joel, #house-committee-on-ethics, #house-of-representatives, #justice-department, #sex-crimes, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-for-america-first

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Matt Gaetz Faces House Ethics Inquiry on Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The scope of the inquiry into the Florida congressman appeared to be exceedingly broad and overlap with an ongoing Justice Department investigation.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gaetz-matt, #house-committee-on-ethics, #house-of-representatives, #prostitution, #sex-crimes

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Here’s … Matt Gaetz

Trouble for the Florida fanboy.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #foxe-fanne-annabel-battistella-1936-2021, #gaetz-matt, #hill-katie-1987, #human-trafficking, #mills-wilbur-d-1909-92, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Georgia’s New Law, and the Risk of Election Subversion

A reminder from a January phone call that the reform bill by congressional Democrats may not have the proper protections.

#absentee-voting, #elections, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Ray LaHood failed to disclose $50,000 check with foreign ties

Mr. LaHood did not disclose the check on two government ethics forms, federal prosecutors said.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fines-penalties, #lahood-ray

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A Yale Psychiatrist’s Tweet About Dershowitz, Her Dismissal, and a Lawsuit

The psychiatrist, Bandy X. Lee, said she was let go after the lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz complained to the university. Yale said she violated ethics rules against diagnosing public figures, her lawsuit claims.

#american-psychiatric-assn, #colleges-and-universities, #dershowitz-alan-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #lee-bandy-x, #mental-health-and-disorders, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #yale-university

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Talk Politics? Some Brokers Are Only Too Happy to Do So.

Some real estate agents seem eager to post their political views on social media. But, especially in the last year, some of those messages veered toward hate speech, leading the industry to sharpen its ethics rules.

#discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #national-assn-of-realtors, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Cuomo’s Family Is Said to Have Received Special Access to Virus Tests

Top health officials tested Chris Cuomo, the governor’s brother, when testing was not widely available, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #tests-medical

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Daniel Snyder to Buy Out Other Owners of Washington NFL Team

The league is expected to approve a measure that will allow Daniel Snyder to buy total control of the team.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fines-penalties, #football, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #rothman-robert-1953, #schar-dwight-c, #sexual-harassment, #smith-frederick-w, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-dc, #washington-redskins, #wilkinson-beth-a

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Europe’s Vaccine Ethics Call: Do No Harm and Let More Die?

Ethicists are worried about the gamble Germany took to halt AstraZeneca doses over seven cases of blood clots. It will not be the last time hard decisions are made in this pandemic.

#astrazeneca-plc, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #europe, #european-union, #germany, #johnsonjohnson, #oxford-university, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Doctors Are Investigated After Posting Organ Photos Online as ‘Price Is Right’ Game

The medical residents, who are employed by Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., asked people on Instagram to guess how much a surgically removed organ weighed.

#doctors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #grand-rapids-mich, #michigan, #social-media

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‘Nobody Wants to Be There, Dude’: How a Juror’s Podcast Led to an Appeal

A federal judge warned a jury not to talk to anyone about the case. One juror had an online comedy show.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #jury-system, #koeltl-john-g, #letizia-jake, #manhattan-nyc, #podcasts

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Michigan Trooper Is Charged After Setting Dog on Man for Nearly 4 Minutes

The man, who the authorities said sustained several bite injuries, can be heard in dash camera footage pleading with Trooper Parker Surbrook to pull the dog off him.

#assaults, #cameras, #dogs, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fugitives, #michigan, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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LSU Mishandled Women’s Complaints Against Les Miles, Players

The university’s acknowledgment came after two reports in two days showed how L.S.U. mishandled complaints of harassment and assault.

#coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #davis-drake-1996, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #football-college, #guice-derrius, #louisiana-state-university, #miles-les, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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Police Officer Is Accused of Raping Girl He Had Once Taken for a Rape Exam

A former New Orleans officer drove a 14-year-old girl to a hospital for a rape evaluation in May. For months afterward, he groomed her and eventually raped her, the girl’s mother claims in a lawsuit.

#assaults, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-orleans-la, #police-department-new-orleans-la, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vicknair-rodney, #women-and-girls

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