Category: Verdicts

Road-Raging Texas Cop Sentenced to 20 Years for Shooting Woman In Head

Road-Raging Texas Cop Sentenced to 20 Years for Shooting Woman In Head

A Houston cop was convicted by a jury last week and sentenced to the maximum of 20 years in prison for shooting a woman in the head during a road-rage incident while he was on paid leave for several other road-raging incidents. He was also one of thousands of cops deemed mentally stab ...
Los Angeles Deputies Convicted for Beating Schizophrenic Man in Jail, Marking 21 Convictions in Federal Investigation

Los Angeles Deputies Convicted for Beating Schizophrenic Man in Jail, Marking 21 Convictions in Federal Investigation

Two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies were convicted this week for beating a mentally ill male inmate to "teach him a lesson" after he had mouthed off to jailers in March 2010. Bryan Brunsting, 31, and Jason Branum, 35, were both convicted on counts of conspiracy, falsifying records and ...
Oklahoma Volunteer Deputy who “Paid to Play” Found Guilty of Killing Suspect

Oklahoma Volunteer Deputy who “Paid to Play” Found Guilty of Killing Suspect

It took less than three hours Wednesday for an Oklahoma jury to find a volunteer sheriff's deputy guilty of manslaughter for shooting a man who was restrained and laying facedown beneath a pile of deputies. Robert Bates, a wealthy 74-year-old insurance agent who would donate cash, tri ...
Oregon Man Found Guilty Five  Months After Receiving Settlement for Same Arrest Involving Recording of Police

Oregon Man Found Guilty Five Months After Receiving Settlement for Same Arrest Involving Recording of Police

Having already received a $7,500 settlement for a wrongful arrest involving the recording of police in public , an Oregon man was surprised when a jury found him guilty for the same arrest Tuesday. But Judge Stephen Bushong did not allow any mention of November's settlement to be part ...
New York DA: Zero Jail Time for NYPD Cop Convicted of Killing Unarmed Man, Letting Him Die

New York DA: Zero Jail Time for NYPD Cop Convicted of Killing Unarmed Man, Letting Him Die

A New York DA just recommended zero jail time for convicted NYPD cop Peter Liang, who fatally shot a man, and texted his union rep as the victim died rather than render assistance. Liang shot and killed Akai Gurley in the stairwell of a housing project while on "vertical patrol" in 20 ...
Maryland Man in Viral Video Breastfeeding Incident Reverses Conviction on Appeal but Deputies Still Won’t Return Phone

Maryland Man in Viral Video Breastfeeding Incident Reverses Conviction on Appeal but Deputies Still Won’t Return Phone

A Maryland man convicted by a judge last year on questionable charges after a sheriff's deputy accused his girlfriend of breastfeeding their unrestrained baby in the passengers's seat as he pulled into a gas station had the conviction reversed on appeal last month after taking the case b ...
Ohio Cop Convicted Of Raping 16-Year-Old Girl Hours After Taking Course on How Not to Rape

Ohio Cop Convicted Of Raping 16-Year-Old Girl Hours After Taking Course on How Not to Rape

Justice has been brought to an Ohio cop that raped an underage girl. On Tuesday, former Lima police officer Justin Bentz was found guilty of raping a then-16-year-old girl. Bentz, 28, was also found guilty of kidnapping and sexual battery. Hours before he raped the girl in June 201 ...
NYPD Officer Convicted of Killing Unarmed Man, Leaving Him to Die Instead of Calling for Help or Performing CPR

NYPD Officer Convicted of Killing Unarmed Man, Leaving Him to Die Instead of Calling for Help or Performing CPR

In November of 2014, New York City police officer Peter Liang shot and killed Akai Gurley inside a darkened stairwell in an apartment building. Now the officer may serve up to 15 years in prison after a conviction Thursday for manslaughter and official misconduct. Those attending t ...