Category: Verdicts

Ohio Man Sentenced to 240 Days for Recording Cops and Holding Up Sign Warning Drivers of DUI Checkpoint

Ohio Man Sentenced to 240 Days for Recording Cops and Holding Up Sign Warning Drivers of DUI Checkpoint

An Ohio man was sentenced to 240 days in jail Thursday for First Amendment-related activities, including attempting to video record police in public and warning drivers of an upcoming DUI checkpoint by holding up a sign. Douglas "Deo" Odolecki of Cleveland Cop Block was whisked away t ...
Florida Man Shot and Paralyzed by Award-Winning Deputy Who Confused Phone for Gun Awarded $23 Million

Florida Man Shot and Paralyzed by Award-Winning Deputy Who Confused Phone for Gun Awarded $23 Million

After being shot and paralyzed from the waist down by Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy Adams Lin, a 22-year-old Florida man was awarded $23 million by a federal jury Wednesday. But that does not mean Dontrell Stephens will be able to receive the money anytime soon. Because of a $ ...
New Jersey Cop Sentenced to Five Years in Prison After Dash Cam Video Proved He Lied on Arrest Report

New Jersey Cop Sentenced to Five Years in Prison After Dash Cam Video Proved He Lied on Arrest Report

A New Jersey cop who did not think twice about lying on a police report to send a man to prison was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday without the eligibility of parole. And only because his dash cam contradicted his police report. Otherwise, it may have been Marcus Jeter ...
Award-Winning South Florida Deputy Stripped of Badge After Admitting to Perjury in Order to Steal $10,000 in Civil Forfeiture

Award-Winning South Florida Deputy Stripped of Badge After Admitting to Perjury in Order to Steal $10,000 in Civil Forfeiture

Another award-winning law enforcement officer was stripped of his badge Tuesday after accepting a plea deal to avoid going to trial for perjury. Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy Stuart Sussman – the department's 2014 Deputy of the Year – was probably shellshocked the perjury charges ...
Texas Man Not Afflicted with Affluenza Receives Life Sentence for Killing Four People in Drunk Driving Accident

Texas Man Not Afflicted with Affluenza Receives Life Sentence for Killing Four People in Drunk Driving Accident

A 23-year-old Texas man who killed four people in a drunk driving accident was sentenced to life in prison Friday, proving that penalties are harsh for those not afflicted with "affluenza." Rashad Owens had a blood alcohol content level of .114 when he plowed into a crowd of people du ...
International Manhunt for Affluenza Teen Highlights Disparities and Bias in American Legal System

International Manhunt for Affluenza Teen Highlights Disparities and Bias in American Legal System

As “affluenza” boy and his mother were caught south of the border Wednesday, once again the loopholes and bias of the United States legal system are making front page news throughout the world. Ethan Couch’s mother, Tonya was deported from Mexico on Wednesday and sent to a Los Angeles ...
Miami Jail Guard Receives Probation for Throwing Scalding Water on Inmate

Miami Jail Guard Receives Probation for Throwing Scalding Water on Inmate

A Miami jail guard who threw a cup of scalding water on an inmate, leaving him with second-degree burns pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery today. Charlise Daniels-Wadley, who agreed to resign from her position, received one year of probation and will be required to do 50 hours of ...
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 ...
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 ...
Two More Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies Sentenced to Jail for Beating Man Who “Mouthed Off”

Two More Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies Sentenced to Jail for Beating Man Who “Mouthed Off”

Two more Los Angeles sheriff's deputies were sentenced to prison today after a federal judge refused to give them leniency because of their law enforcement status. Deputy Sussie Ayala received a six-year sentence while deputy Fernando Luviano received a seven-year sentence. Earlier ...