Category: The Legal Arena

Two Albuquerque Cops Charged with Murder for Killing Homeless Man in Incident Caught on Video (Updated)

Two Albuquerque Cops Charged with Murder for Killing Homeless Man in Incident Caught on Video (Updated)

After an endless streak of cops nationwide going uncharged in the slayings of citizens, two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder Monday in the shooting death of a homeless man that was captured on body cam in a video that went viral. The decision by Bernalillo County D ...
NJ Man Arrested for Refusing to Hand Over Camera as “Evidence” After Cop Veers Off Road

NJ Man Arrested for Refusing to Hand Over Camera as “Evidence” After Cop Veers Off Road

A New Jersey man was arrested Thursday after refusing to hand over his video camera to a cop, who insisted he needed it as "evidence," even though case law makes it very clear that citizens do not have to give up their footage unless their camera was used in the commission of a crime. ...
Florida Couple Receives $30K Payout for Arrest Captured in Viral Video

Florida Couple Receives $30K Payout for Arrest Captured in Viral Video

An Ocala, Florida couple each received $15,000 in an outside settlement after a federal civil rights lawsuit was brought against the local sheriff’s department. Jason and Stacy Pomales filed separate lawsuits in June with the Ocala division of the U.S. District Court, claiming their c ...
Shocking Dashcam Video Revealing Questionable Cop Shooting Ruled  “Justifiable” Today

Shocking Dashcam Video Revealing Questionable Cop Shooting Ruled “Justifiable” Today

This still photo shows Billings PD police officer Grant Morrison killing a suspect, pointing his service weapon at a suspect, who he later shot and killed. While it was ruled justified, we'll let you be the judge since this cop will never see the inside of a courtroom for this incident. ...
Florida Man Arrested for Recording Cops Wins Settlement (Updated)

Florida Man Arrested for Recording Cops Wins Settlement (Updated)

A Florida man who was arrested last year for video recording Orlando police making an arrest received a $15,000 settlement this month. His lawyers, however, might end up making three times that much for working his case. And the cop who arrested him, seizing his phone as "evidence" ...
PINAC Crew Member Obtains Footage of his Arrest, Exonerating him as Prosecutor Tacks on Charge

PINAC Crew Member Obtains Footage of his Arrest, Exonerating him as Prosecutor Tacks on Charge

It took almost five months, but a Washington man was finally able to obtain footage of his own arrest from the King County Sheriff's Office, confirming the arrest went down exactly as he described it in August. But despite all that time, it doesn't appear as if the acting prosecutor i ...
San Francisco Deputy Charged with Felonies After Surveillance Video Proves he Lied on Arrest Report

San Francisco Deputy Charged with Felonies After Surveillance Video Proves he Lied on Arrest Report

As so many cops have done in the past, San Francisco County deputy Michael R. Lewelling violently arrested a citizen for no apparent reason, justifying it by conjuring lies on the arrest report. The difference here was not only were his actions captured on a surveillance video, but th ...
Video Emerges Showing Police Intimidating Girlfriend of Man Killed by Cops in Walmart as Family Files Lawuit

Video Emerges Showing Police Intimidating Girlfriend of Man Killed by Cops in Walmart as Family Files Lawuit

The family of John Crawford, III filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in Dayton, Ohio. The claim was filed against the city of Beavercreek, its police chief, Dennis Evers, Officer Sean Williams, Sgt. David Darkow and the Walmart Corporation. Back in August, Crawford was shot and kil ...
Journalist Faces Sentencing Today for Daring to Investigate Government Insiders – UPDATE: Sentencing Delayed

Journalist Faces Sentencing Today for Daring to Investigate Government Insiders – UPDATE: Sentencing Delayed

Barrett Brown faces eight and a half years in prison today for the crime of being a journalist. For any U.S. media outlet that claims to practice journalism, this story should be front page news. Officially, Brown is charged with three crimes: (1) transmitting a threat in interstate c ...