Category: Recording the Police

Florida Sheriff Tells PINAC Reporter he has no Right to Protest Participation Award Ceremony for Deputies

Florida Sheriff Tells PINAC Reporter he has no Right to Protest Participation Award Ceremony for Deputies

A Florida sheriff violated PINAC reporter Jeff Gray's right to record public officials in a public setting during his silent protest at the department's annual awards banquet, which was held at the tax-funded St. Johns Convention Center in St. Augustine last month. But St. Johns Count ...
New York Cops Profile Man for Looking Around Suspiciously in Front of his House

New York Cops Profile Man for Looking Around Suspiciously in Front of his House

A New York cop racially profiled a man, approaching the front door of his house, insisting the man identify himself because he "looked back" at the officer as he drove past his house. Rochester cop Jonathan Laureano then began demaning Nishean Napier provide him with identification af ...
Texas Cops – One on Paid Leave for Killing Man – Suspended with No Pay for Harassing PINAC Reporter

Texas Cops – One on Paid Leave for Killing Man – Suspended with No Pay for Harassing PINAC Reporter

With that arrogant bravado only a cop can muster, Austin police officer Jamess Maufrais pointed two flashlights into the lenses of two cameras held by PINAC reporter Phillip Turner last November, bragging about how he was "not intimidated" by citizens with cameras, thumbing his nose at h ...
New Hampshire Cops Call in SWAT on Military Vet Paying Ticket in Pennies

New Hampshire Cops Call in SWAT on Military Vet Paying Ticket in Pennies

New Hampshire cops accompanied by a member of the SWAT team escorted a Marine Corps veteran out of city hall last Monday after he attempted to pay a parking ticket with pennies. Manchester police not only violated the Coinage Act of 1965 that states all coins are legal tender for debt ...
WATCH: Missouri Deputy Cites Former Cop with “Eluding” for Driving Half-Block to Safe Spot to Pull Over

WATCH: Missouri Deputy Cites Former Cop with “Eluding” for Driving Half-Block to Safe Spot to Pull Over

A Missouri sheriff's deputy was upset that the woman he pulled over did not come to a complete stop within a millisecond of him turning on his lights. Instead, the woman – a retired cop – drove less than a block and made a right onto a side street where she then pulled over. She even ...
North Carolina Cop who Lied to Uber Driving Attorney about Recording Laws Demoted in Rank and Pay

North Carolina Cop who Lied to Uber Driving Attorney about Recording Laws Demoted in Rank and Pay

The North Carolina cop who became a viral sensation after telling an Uber driver that it was illegal to record him under a new law – only to learn the driver was also a lawyer – was demoted in rank and pay. Wilmington Police Sergeant Kenneth Becker is now a corporal whose hourly salar ...
WATCH: Minneapolis Cop Charged for Kicking Man in Face and Lying About It

WATCH: Minneapolis Cop Charged for Kicking Man in Face and Lying About It

These days it is not uncommon for cops to get arrested for assault. But Officer Christopher Reiter, 36, of the Minneapolis Police Department took things way too far when he kicked Mohamed Osman while he was already down on the ground. Osman suffered severe brain injuries, brain ble ...
WATCH: Louisiana Deputy Body Slams 80-Pound, 7th-Grader at the Bus Stop

WATCH: Louisiana Deputy Body Slams 80-Pound, 7th-Grader at the Bus Stop

A Louisiana sheriff's deputy was caught on video body slamming a seventh-grader less than half his size to the ground while breaking up a fight at Westdale Middle School. Now the Baton East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is defending the deputy's actions. A spokeswoman for the ...