Category: State Government

Florida Legislature Votes to Gut Sunshine Law; Bill Would End Open Records Access Advocacy

Florida Legislature Votes to Gut Sunshine Law; Bill Would End Open Records Access Advocacy

Florida's famous Sunshine Law is under attack in the state legislature today as a state House Committee has already voted to eliminate the provision that guarantees government agencies must pay citizens'  attorney fees when public records are illegally withheld. Its companion measure, ...
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 ...
Texas Cops at Risk of Losing Homes Through Federal Forfeiture Laws Over Illegal Online Gambling Scheme Netting Millions

Texas Cops at Risk of Losing Homes Through Federal Forfeiture Laws Over Illegal Online Gambling Scheme Netting Millions

Two seasoned Texas cops are being investigated by the federal government for running an illegal off-shore gambling scheme for over five years. Houston police officers Steve Glezman and Brian Jordan have both been in the police force for over 20 years. The two men were relieved of d ...
Arizona Senator John Kavanagh Wants to Make it Illegal to Record Cops, Including Personal Interactions

Arizona Senator John Kavanagh Wants to Make it Illegal to Record Cops, Including Personal Interactions

Oblivious to the backlash that left a Texas politician looking like an unconstitutional buffoon last year, an Arizona senator is proposing to make it illegal to record cops from within 20 feet. John Kavanagh, a republican who is also a retired cop, said such a law is necessary for off ...
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 ...
Former NFL Wide Receiver and Florida Deputy Acquitted in Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Case

Former NFL Wide Receiver and Florida Deputy Acquitted in Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Case

A former NFL star, who then became a deputy for Osceola County in Orlando, Florida was acquitted on Saturday by a federal jury on charges of stealing people’s identities and over $500,000 in false income tax returns. Titus Dixon, 49, who was a wide receiver for both the National Footb ...
Florida Deputy Accused of Deleting Video to Protect Cop Who Solicited Sex from Other Cop

Florida Deputy Accused of Deleting Video to Protect Cop Who Solicited Sex from Other Cop

A sergeant for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is being investigated after deleting video footage and failing to arrest an off-duty officer who was caught soliciting a prostitute for sex during a major prostitute sting operation in Florida. Busted! Sergeant Oscar Cardenas, w ...
Delaware Cop Acquitted for Kicking Man in Face as City Agrees to Settlement with Suspect

Delaware Cop Acquitted for Kicking Man in Face as City Agrees to Settlement with Suspect

After 16 hours of deliberation, a jury acquitted a Delaware cop on Tuesday for kicking a suspect full force in the head, causing his jaw to shatter. Dover police officer Thomas Webster IV was acquitted of felony assault and misdemeanor assault charges after deliberations spanned three ...
Florida Cops who Stole from Drug Dealers and Falsified Reports Fired from Department

Florida Cops who Stole from Drug Dealers and Falsified Reports Fired from Department

Fort Lauderdale cops Brian Dodge and Billy Koepke got off the hook in October after being acquitted for perjury, but couldn’t avoid the consequences from their department. According to the Sun Sentinel, both cops lost their jobs on Saturday. Dodge resigned before he was officially boo ...