Category: Prosecutor

Manslaughter Charge Dropped for Ex-Con Son Of NYPD Cop Accused of Killing Activist Before Fleeing

Manslaughter Charge Dropped for Ex-Con Son Of NYPD Cop Accused of Killing Activist Before Fleeing

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance this week dropped the manslaughter charge against the ex-con son of a well-connected NYPD family who was caught on video driving onto a sidewalk while texting before striking and killing an outspoken civil rights activist, then fleeing the scene on fo ...
Pittsburgh District Attorney to Refile Charges Against Acquitted Cop who Attacked Teen on Video

Pittsburgh District Attorney to Refile Charges Against Acquitted Cop who Attacked Teen on Video

The Pittsburgh police officer who was acquitted this week on assault charges when a surveillance video clearly shows he assaulted a teenager will once again face the same charges after the FBI announced it would launch its own investigation. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen ...
Award-Winning Washington Cop Runs Red Light and Crashes Into Teen, Then Cites Teen for DUI After Teen Admitted to Smoking Pot Two Hours Earlier

Award-Winning Washington Cop Runs Red Light and Crashes Into Teen, Then Cites Teen for DUI After Teen Admitted to Smoking Pot Two Hours Earlier

In an odd turn of events, a 16-year-old was charged with a DUI in Washington after a Spokane police officer ran a red light, crashed into the teenager and then blamed him for the accident. Officer Seth Killian, who has been awarded countless accolades throughout his law enforcement c ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Award-winning Virginia Cop who Pushed for Photos of Teen’s Erect Penis for Investigative Purposes Kills Himself to Avoid Arrest for Child Molestation

Award-winning Virginia Cop who Pushed for Photos of Teen’s Erect Penis for Investigative Purposes Kills Himself to Avoid Arrest for Child Molestation

A Virginia police officer whose job was to investigate online sex crimes against children committed suicide Tuesday – moments before he was to be arrested for online sex crimes against children.  Manassas police officer David Edward Abbott, Jr. was the same cop who made  headlines las ...
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 ...
New York Times Publishes ACLU’s Factual Errors, Will They Publish Our Correction?

New York Times Publishes ACLU’s Factual Errors, Will They Publish Our Correction?

The New York Times usually gets it right, but the Newspaper of Record published an op-ed piece titled "How to Prosecute Abusive Prosecutors" containing a glaring factual error. While we support the ACLU's efforts and mission at PINAC News, we wish they would have returned our calls an ...
St. Louis Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Covering Up for Cop Friend Who Beat Suspect

St. Louis Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Covering Up for Cop Friend Who Beat Suspect

A St. Louis prosecutor covered-up for a St. Louis Metropolitan cop who brutally beat a handcuffed suspect and shoved a gun down his throat, chipping a tooth, resulting in the prosecutor's conviction. It's a rare federal criminal conviction of a prosecuting attorney; a charge of misrpr ...