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Louisiana Cops Arrest TV Reporter For Questioning Mayor’s Salary and Benefits

Louisiana Cops Arrest TV Reporter For Questioning Mayor’s Salary and Benefits

"This is what White Castle residents have to deal with." Chris Nakamoto is a true professional journalist, giving a deadpanned story lede to his videographer as he was being perp-walked by a burly cop for uncovering small town government corruption. He'd just uncovered an un-legisl ...
Miami Police Union Fights Civilian Oversight in Court, Loses Big Case (UPDATED)

Miami Police Union Fights Civilian Oversight in Court, Loses Big Case (UPDATED)

Miami's Civilian Investigative Panel regained subpoena powers after three years in court, winning a landmark appeals ruling over the Miami Fraternal of Police union. That's right, a police board whose only enforcement power is to compel testimony, and find facts has actually gone year ...
California Prosecutors Refile Criminal Charges Against 18-Year-Old After She Files Brutality Lawsuit

California Prosecutors Refile Criminal Charges Against 18-Year-Old After She Files Brutality Lawsuit

  One day after Gabbi Lemos filed a lawsuit against the California sheriff's office that had physically abused her during an arrest in which charges against her were already dismissed, prosecutors responded by refiling one of those charges. Lawyers for the 18-year-old woman ar ...
Award-Winning Texas Cop Indicted for Unlawfully Searching PINAC Correspondent’s Car While He Was Incarcerated for Recording

Award-Winning Texas Cop Indicted for Unlawfully Searching PINAC Correspondent’s Car While He Was Incarcerated for Recording

The Texas cop who unlawfully searched the car of a PINAC correspondent while he was incarcerated for recording a police memorial last year was indicted on a misdemeanor criminal trespass charge Thursday. Galveston Police Sergeant Archie Chapman faces up to 180 days in jail and a $2,00 ...
Rookie Federal Judge in Pennsylvania Rules Citizens Do Not Have First Amendment Right to Record Police

Rookie Federal Judge in Pennsylvania Rules Citizens Do Not Have First Amendment Right to Record Police

In an embarrassing Constitutional setback for the American judicial system, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled on Friday that citizens do not have the First Amendment right to record police in public. That is, unless those citizens are telling the cops to go fuck themselves. The ...
Slain Houston Deputy’s Mistress had Affair with Additional Two, Possibly Three Deputies (Updated)

Slain Houston Deputy’s Mistress had Affair with Additional Two, Possibly Three Deputies (Updated)

UPDATE: The name of the mistress is Laura Rezk, according to Courthouse News Service. Her name has also been circulated around the internet since September when prosecutors filed a Brady Disclosure, identifying her as Laura Rezk. Perhaps at the time, considering the circumstances of t ...
California Cop Who Killed DUI Suspect Charged with Manslaughter Two Months After D.A. Declined to File Charges (Update)

California Cop Who Killed DUI Suspect Charged with Manslaughter Two Months After D.A. Declined to File Charges (Update)

On Tuesday it was noted the Paradise police officer Patrick Feaster, who shot an unarmed DUI suspect in November, is no longer employed at the Paradise Police Department. By Wednesday morning, Feaster was charged with involuntary manslaughter. According to the Paradise Post: Feast ...
Oklahoma Judge Dismisses Sexual Molestation Charges Against Ex-Cop; Jails Victim’s Father for Year for Yelling Obscenities in Courtroom

Oklahoma Judge Dismisses Sexual Molestation Charges Against Ex-Cop; Jails Victim’s Father for Year for Yelling Obscenities in Courtroom

An Oklahoma judge dismissed three felony child sex abuse charges against a retired cop Monday despite forensic evidence proving he had molested a 3-year-old girl as well as evidence he had burned her diapers afterwards. The judge also threw the girl's father in jail for a year after h ...
Pittsburgh District Attorney to Refile Charges Against Acquitted Cop who Attacked Teen on Video

Pittsburgh District Attorney to Refile Charges Against Acquitted Cop who Attacked Teen on Video

The Pittsburgh police officer who was acquitted this week on assault charges when a surveillance video clearly shows he assaulted a teenager will once again face the same charges after the FBI announced it would launch its own investigation. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen ...
Award-Winning Michigan Officer Known as “Robocop” Receives 13-Month Sentence for Vicious Beating Caught on Camera

Award-Winning Michigan Officer Known as “Robocop” Receives 13-Month Sentence for Vicious Beating Caught on Camera

The Michigan cop known as Robocop will spend at least 13 months in prison for placing a man in a chokehold and punching him repeatedly in an incident captured on dash cam video. However, that sentence can stretch up to ten years if he is not granted parole after the 13-month period. ...