Category: Government

Ohio Sheriff Sued after Video She tried to Destroy Surfaces, Showing Deputy Pepper Spraying Restrained Woman

Ohio Sheriff Sued after Video She tried to Destroy Surfaces, Showing Deputy Pepper Spraying Restrained Woman

An Ohio sheriff's sergeant thought it was all fun and games when she and fellow deputies deleted video footage that showed her pepper spraying a women strapped down in a restraint chair. But now the joke is on her because the video still exists, resulting in a lawsuit against Montgome ...
Missouri won’t Exonerate Innocent Man Because He’s not on Death Row

Missouri won’t Exonerate Innocent Man Because He’s not on Death Row

Eyewitness testimony from a 7-year-old girl who saw her mother stabbed to death was the “linchpin” that put Rodney Lincoln behind bars for life for the April 1982 murder of a St. Louis woman. The deciding factor for the outcome is now doubting her own story, and she wants her mother’s ...
Massachusetts Police Refuse to Disclose Internal Affairs Records for Cops Named in Lawsuit

Massachusetts Police Refuse to Disclose Internal Affairs Records for Cops Named in Lawsuit

The Amherst Police Department in Massachusetts has refused to comply with a public records request from PINAC that asked for the internal affairs records for two police officers who were named in a civil rights lawsuit this month. According to the suit filed by Joshua Sampson, Amherst ...
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 ...
Watch: PINAC Reporter Kicked Out of South Florida Council Meeting for Questioning Councilman (Updated)

Watch: PINAC Reporter Kicked Out of South Florida Council Meeting for Questioning Councilman (Updated)

UPDATE: Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 10:50 p.m. PINAC reporter Eric McDonough was arrested Wednesday after entering the city council meeting, then being ordered to leave. He was live streaming that part, but they arrested after he had stepped into the parking lot when he had turned his ...
Department of Justice Declares End to Private Prisons for Federal Inmates Within Five Years

Department of Justice Declares End to Private Prisons for Federal Inmates Within Five Years

The Department of Justice released a memo today announcing the end of federal contracts for all private prisons within the next five years. Today, there are 14,000 federal inmates held in private prisons run by three corporations. Last week, the Department of Justice released an in ...
South Carolina Sheriff’s Department Sued by ACLU, Settles with USDOJ, for Forcing Students into “School-to-Prison” Pipeline

South Carolina Sheriff’s Department Sued by ACLU, Settles with USDOJ, for Forcing Students into “School-to-Prison” Pipeline

South Carolina school resource officers arrest more than 1,200 students a year – some as young as seven and most of them black – on the questionable charge of "disturbing schools," prompting the ACLU to file a lawsuit last week. The lawsuit was filed the day after the Richland County ...