Category: Public Corruption

Bald Knob Police Chief Cuts Federal Gun Felony Plea Deal, Not Charged With Arson for Torching Own Truck

Bald Knob Police Chief Cuts Federal Gun Felony Plea Deal, Not Charged With Arson for Torching Own Truck

"Brand New, I will take $800 for it." Fateful words that led Bald Knob Police Chief Erek Balantine to cut felony plea deal with prosecutors. The Arkansas police chief burned his own personal vehicle, writing "2 Amendment" in spray paint to try and deflect attention from stealing a ...
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 ...
New Jersey Crime Lab Tech Suspended For Falsifying Test Results, Blows 7,800+ Cases

New Jersey Crime Lab Tech Suspended For Falsifying Test Results, Blows 7,800+ Cases

A New Jersey Crime Lab technician was suspended with pay, after he was found writing down results of suspected marijuana, before the tests were even completed, throwing 7,827 criminal cases into doubt, damaging confidence in the workings of that state's criminal justice system. Crimin ...
Manslaughter Charge Dropped for Ex-Con Son Of NYPD Cop Accused of Killing Activist Before Fleeing

Manslaughter Charge Dropped for Ex-Con Son Of NYPD Cop Accused of Killing Activist Before Fleeing

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance this week dropped the manslaughter charge against the ex-con son of a well-connected NYPD family who was caught on video driving onto a sidewalk while texting before striking and killing an outspoken civil rights activist, then fleeing the scene on fo ...
Fired Indiana Cop Arrested for Using Police Car to Protect Illegal Drug Operation Run by Baptist Preacher

Fired Indiana Cop Arrested for Using Police Car to Protect Illegal Drug Operation Run by Baptist Preacher

More than a year after he and his wife were fired from an Indiana sheriff's office for a scandal involving $250,000 that went missing, the former deputy was arrested for having used his patrol car to protect a massive drug operation while he was still employed. And that comes just mor ...
New York Times Publishes ACLU’s Factual Errors, Will They Publish Our Correction?

New York Times Publishes ACLU’s Factual Errors, Will They Publish Our Correction?

The New York Times usually gets it right, but the Newspaper of Record published an op-ed piece titled "How to Prosecute Abusive Prosecutors" containing a glaring factual error. While we support the ACLU's efforts and mission at PINAC News, we wish they would have returned our calls an ...
Florida Fire Captain Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Nearly $200,000 from Abandoned Children Non-Profit

Florida Fire Captain Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Nearly $200,000 from Abandoned Children Non-Profit

  A disgraced Fire captain in Tampa pleaded guilty to embezzling almost $200,000 from Hope’s Children Home – a charity his father began for abandoned kids. Alfred Schaffer, 50, pleaded guilty to federal charges and is facing up to 20 years in the slammer. According to Tampa ...
Houston Police Officer Fired for Sending Drivers Fake Speeding Tickets via Certified Mail

Houston Police Officer Fired for Sending Drivers Fake Speeding Tickets via Certified Mail

A veteran police officer in Texas lost his job after his bizarre ticket-writing habit came to light where he would send citations through certified mail to people he had never pulled over.   Houston police officer Dave Carter claimed he determined these drivers were speeding b ...
Disgraced Phoenix Cop Arrested Twice in Three Days for Sexually Exploiting Minor, Choking Wife

Disgraced Phoenix Cop Arrested Twice in Three Days for Sexually Exploiting Minor, Choking Wife

A disgraced police officer in Arizona was arrested on charges of sexually exploiting a minor only two days after he was arrested on charges of domestic violence. The most disturbing part? Apparently the minor is his own biological child. Phoenix police officer Richard Tucker was ta ...
Denver Cop Takes Himself Off-Duty to Have Sex with Mentally Disabled Woman, Report Claims

Denver Cop Takes Himself Off-Duty to Have Sex with Mentally Disabled Woman, Report Claims

A Colorado cop is coming under fire after a mentally disabled woman is accusing him of having sex with her while she was drunk. Denver police officer Travis Jackson was suspended on Tuesday by the Denver Civil Service Commission for 20 days but to the dismay of many not for sexual mis ...