official misconduct

official misconduct

n. improper and/or illegal acts by a public official which violate his/her duty to follow the law and act on behalf of the public good. Often such conduct is under the guise or "color" of official authority. (See: official)

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Omonijo, who he said has been disowned by the union he leads 'owing to his gross official misconduct.'
This is similar to official misconduct, and official misconduct is a criminal offense.
Sutton pleaded not guilty in November to charges of theft of government property, forgery and official misconduct.
Mr Haji, in the petition, asks the JSC "to find that there are sufficient and overwhelming grounds for recommending to His Excellency the President that a tribunal be appointed to inquire into these events and particularly to find reason for the removal of the respondent from the office, station and position of the Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ)."In the ruling of May 31, the High Court held that cases against judges "involving misconduct with a criminal element committed in the course of official judicial functions, or which are so inextricably connected with the office or status of a judge that they, perforce, must be deemed to be official misconduct, must first be referred to the body responsible and the disciplinary or removal process commenced.
Rogue cops manipulated the media and destroyed Carastro's own police career to cover up their deception and their official misconduct, while attorneys and state prosecutors sought to understand if their behavior actually rose to the level of an illegal/criminal act.
Both alleged that Justice Ja'neh 'committed a serious official misconduct by engaging in a wanton and unsavory exercise of his judicial discretion far exceeding the bounds of elementary judicial interpretation of issues simply to satisfy his personal ego'.
Maryland's second-highest court on Thursday overturned a former Pocomoke City police chief's official misconduct conviction, saying he was wrongfully denied the opportunity to present at trial expert testimony that his refusal to cite a motorist after a car crash was a valid exercise of officer discretion and not a cover-up.
FBR has made it clear that it would not brook any act of official misconduct or irregularity, and zero tolerance would be shown in the event of any instance where the due process under Tax Amnesty in case of any individual is illegally obstructed.
The FBR has made it clear that it would not tolerate any official misconduct or irregularity, and zero tolerance would be shown in the event of any instance where due process under the tax amnesty in case of any individual is illegally obstructed.
Chicago cop Carlyle Calhoun has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and official misconduct after allegedly molesting a suicidal man who had been arrested on a misdemeanor charge.
Calhoun was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and official misconduct, (http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/03/20/chicago-police-officer-sexual-assault-carlyle-calhoun/) according to CBS Chicago .

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