Author: Alexandra J. Gratereaux

Alexandra Gratereaux is a journalist from New York City who graduated from Long Island University, majoring in Journalism and photography, and minoring in TV production. She resides in Miami Beach and enjoys traveling, writing and special events planning.

International Manhunt for Affluenza Teen Highlights Disparities and Bias in American Legal System

International Manhunt for Affluenza Teen Highlights Disparities and Bias in American Legal System

As “affluenza” boy and his mother were caught south of the border Wednesday, once again the loopholes and bias of the United States legal system are making front page news throughout the world. Ethan Couch’s mother, Tonya was deported from Mexico on Wednesday and sent to a Los Angeles ...
NYPD Crushed Man’s Testicle, Complaint States

NYPD Crushed Man’s Testicle, Complaint States

  A Brooklyn man has filed a complaint against the New York Police Department after claiming a cop in the NYPD savagely crushed one of his testicles with a boot, damaging his scrotum. The Daily News says the department filed an Internal Affairs Bureau investigation after Corey ...
Texas Cop With History of Complaints Suspended After Body Cam Captures Him Kneeing Suspect in Groin

Texas Cop With History of Complaints Suspended After Body Cam Captures Him Kneeing Suspect in Groin

An aggressive Texas cop with a history of complaints and a reputation for not caring about those complaints was placed on paid leave after he was caught on camera kneeing a handcuffed man in the groin. San Juan police officer Juan Pablo Galindo was captured by his colleague's body ...
Colorado Will Require Police Applicants to Undergo Psychological Evaluations to Crack Down on Rogue Cops

Colorado Will Require Police Applicants to Undergo Psychological Evaluations to Crack Down on Rogue Cops

After it was revealed that Colorado has some of the weakest laws in the nation in weeding out bad cops, the state's police certification board implemented new standards that would make it mandatory for all potential police officers to receive psychological and physical evaluations before ...
New Orleans Cop Sentenced to Life for Rape of Girl as Jail Inmate Vows to Rape Him

New Orleans Cop Sentenced to Life for Rape of Girl as Jail Inmate Vows to Rape Him

  A New Orleans police officer was sentenced last week to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Michael Thomassie, 41, who in August was convicted of raping a 7-year-old girl more than 10 years ago, was sentenced by the New Orleans Parish criminal courts Judge Trac ...
Austin Police Lieutenant Fired for Failing to Report Misconduct as Abusive Cops Caught on Camera Protected

Austin Police Lieutenant Fired for Failing to Report Misconduct as Abusive Cops Caught on Camera Protected

An Austin police lieutenant was fired for failure to report a colleague’s misconduct and for trying to sabotage an internal investigation. Austin police Chief Art Acevedo fired Lt. Johnny McMiller last Monday. A memo of the incident was made public on Tuesday, which you can read here. ...
LAPD Cop Acquitted on Felony Charges for Beating Man with Baton

LAPD Cop Acquitted on Felony Charges for Beating Man with Baton

A Los Angeles police officer was found not guilty for repeatedly bashing a man over the head with his baton while trying to arrest him. Jonathan Lai was acquitted Monday of one felony count of assault by a police officer and another felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, accord ...
NYPD Cop Charged for Molesting Girl Over Three Year Period, Released Without Bail on Same Day

NYPD Cop Charged for Molesting Girl Over Three Year Period, Released Without Bail on Same Day

An New York City police officer was arrested Wednesday after being accused of having sexual relations with a 10-year-old girl. Jacob Sabbagh, 33, is accused of having sex with the daughter of a family friend over three years, starting when the girl was ten years old, ending when she w ...
Award-winning Virginia Cop who Pushed for Photos of Teen’s Erect Penis for Investigative Purposes Kills Himself to Avoid Arrest for Child Molestation

Award-winning Virginia Cop who Pushed for Photos of Teen’s Erect Penis for Investigative Purposes Kills Himself to Avoid Arrest for Child Molestation

A Virginia police officer whose job was to investigate online sex crimes against children committed suicide Tuesday – moments before he was to be arrested for online sex crimes against children.  Manassas police officer David Edward Abbott, Jr. was the same cop who made  headlines las ...