Panel: NY law hinders police discipline transparency
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department should take steps to increase transparency and accountability in its officer disciplinary process, but it faces a serious obstacle in a state law that keeps personnel records secret, a panel of criminal justice professionals said on Friday.
Two former U.S. attorneys and a former federal judge said they found the disciplinary process generally works well but recommended the NYPD adopt a series of improvements.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State will rely on an outside law firm to investigate what coach Urban Meyer knew and did about domestic abuse accusations against a former assistant, a process expected to be completed within two weeks, the university said Sunday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NFL has fined former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson $2.75 million following its investigation into sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace.
The league said Thursday the investigation conducted by former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White substantiated the allegations against Richardson, that the improper conduct was limited to him and that the team and its ownership failed to report the allegations or any resolution agreements to the league.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is asking a pair of former top federal prosecutors and the special master in the Michael Cohen case to review its disciplinary process.
Commissioner James O'Neill said Thursday he expects ex-U.S. Attorneys Mary Jo White and Robert Capers and ex-federal judge Barbara Jones to have findings and recommendations within four months.
O'Neill said he wants to make sure the department's discipline practices are fair and effective.
MARY JO WHITE, 78, of Charleston, W.Va., died April 7 at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Tri-State Cremation Society.
Ex-colleagues call new US attorney in Manhattan apolitical
NEW YORK (AP) — The new, top federal prosecutor in Manhattan is a Republican, a former law partner of Rudy Giuliani and was reportedly interviewed personally by President Donald Trump before getting the job.
But people who know Geoffrey Berman say he will keep politics out of a prosecutor's office that has long prided itself on independence from Washington.
Wall Street’s watchdog is pursuing fewer cases since Trump took office
In 2013, Mary Jo White, a former federal prosecutor, announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission would be adopting a strategy once championed by Rudolph W. Giuliani in New York: “Broken windows,” the idea that addressing relatively small issues like vandalized panes of glass can deter larger misdeeds down the road.
Committee probing NY college sex harassment claim expanded
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A committee investigating complaints that the University of Rochester mishandled sexual harassment allegations against a professor is expanding.
The university on Thursday announced that a graduate student and faculty member will be added.
University of Rochester complainants respond to committee
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Faculty members who filed a federal complaint over the University of Rochester's handling of sexual misconduct allegations are raising questions about the university's response.
The university said Tuesday that a special committee had retained former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White to lead an independent investigation.
CFTC Chair Massad is latest finance regulator to leave
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of a federal agency that oversees potentially risky financial market activities will leave office at the end of the Obama administration on Jan. 20.
Timothy Massad announced his resignation Tuesday as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. President Barack Obama appointed the corporate attorney and former Treasury Department official to the post in November 2013. His term doesn't end until 2019.
WASHINGTON — The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White, will leave office at the end of the Obama administration, the agency said yesterday.
SEC Chair White leaving at end of Obama administration
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White, will leave office at the end of the Obama administration, the agency said Monday.
White, a former federal prosecutor and private securities lawyer, was appointed by President Barack Obama in February 2013. Her term doesn't end until 2019.
Warren seeks removal of SEC head; White House rejects idea
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on President Barack Obama to replace Mary Jo White as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Warren says White has refused to issue a rule requiring public companies to disclose political contributions.