Author: Theresa Richard

Theresa is an activist from Crowley, Louisiana who reports on government and police accountability issues.

New Jersey Woman Forced into Mental Facility for Video Recording Courthouse

New Jersey Woman Forced into Mental Facility for Video Recording Courthouse

It was a beautiful day in Freehold, New Jersey, so Jen Coombs decided to do First Amendment audits at the Monmouth County jail and courthouse to see how well officials there would respect her right to record in public. The New Jersey woman who runs a Facebook page called Time to Stand ...
Louisiana Sheriff Faces More Charges for Ordering Deputies to Beat Inmates

Louisiana Sheriff Faces More Charges for Ordering Deputies to Beat Inmates

Embattled Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal Iberia Louisiana Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal, Lt. Colonel Gerald Savoy and former Captain Mark Fredrick were named in a second superseding indictment handed down today by the United States Western District Court in Lafayette. Ackal was or ...
Louisiana Sheriff Flack Arrested Again for Felony Theft

Louisiana Sheriff Flack Arrested Again for Felony Theft

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In an unexpected twist to a story covered by PINAC in April, Maxine Trahan, former spokesperson for the Acadia Louisiana Sheriff’s Department, was arrested again Wednesday morning on charges of Exploitation of the infirm and one for Felony Theft. The new charges relate to the alleged the ...
Louisiana Police Release Baton Rouge Shooter Video but Fail To Release Alton Sterling Shooting Video (Updated)

Louisiana Police Release Baton Rouge Shooter Video but Fail To Release Alton Sterling Shooting Video (Updated)

Almost two weeks have passed since the shooting of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and police continue to stall the release of video from officer body cameras as well as the Triple S Food Mart surveillance cameras, the latter which they seized without a warrant. Yet it took only a day for ...
Louisiana Sheriff’s Deputy Jailed on Theft Charges Following PINAC Investigation

Louisiana Sheriff’s Deputy Jailed on Theft Charges Following PINAC Investigation

Maxine Trahan, longtime public information officer for the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana, was charged Friday with the theft of public funds in excess of $25,000 – six months after Photography is Not a Crime began a public records investigation into allegations against the m ...