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Virginia Port Authority Officer Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Saturday, February 17th, 2018
A married Virginia Port Authority officer was arrested on Feb. 14 after police searched his home and charged the officer with 40 counts of child pornography.
WTKR News reports that Officer John Princeton, 51, of the Virginia Port Authority Police Department was specifically charged with 27 counts of possessing obscene material with a minor, and 13 counts of producing, distributing or financing child pornography.
The officer is facing charges from incidents dating back to 12 months.
Details are not yet available, but the Port Authority issued this statement on Thursday:
“The Port of Virginia has been advised by the Virginia Beach Police Department that

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Seattle ICE Immigration Attorney Arrested for Stealing Immigrants Identities

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Chief Counsel Raphael Sanchez for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Seattle was arrested for stealing immigrants’ identities and then paying his bills with the stolen information.
Sanchez resigned on Monday and had his first court appearance on Thursday.
Sanchez devised a scheme to use immigrants’ identities in order to defraud financial institutions including American Express, Bank of America Citibank, Discover, and JPMorgan Chase, according to a charging document, which was entered in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Sanchez stole the identities of seven people in various stages of immigration proceedings to defraud credit card

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North Carolina Cop Robs Bank and Gets Arrested 5 Min. Later

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Desperate people do desperate things. A North Carolina cop acted under that notion when he robbed a bank at gun-point on Tuesday afternoon.
Deputy Jeff Athey, 51, of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office was arrested for robbing the F&M bank in Rockwell, NC.
Athey’s past includes working as a private security contractor for Blackwater in Iraq and Afghanistan during the wars.
WXII 12 News reports the robbery happened at the F&M Bank just after 3:30 pm. According to Rockwell police, Athey walked into the bank and pulled out a black Glock 42 handgun.
Athey then pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded money.

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California Cop Arrested for Inappropriate Contact with Minor

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
A California cop was arrested over super bowl weekend for sexual crimes involving a minor.
The Sacremento Bee reports that on Saturday, Officer Matthew Huff of the Stockton Police Department was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges, including contacting a minor to commit a felony, sending harmful matter to seduce a minor and annoying or molesting a child under 18.
“These actions are a major departure from the values and professionalism of the Stockton Police Department. Accountability is critical to maintaining public trust,” said Joe Silva, public information officer with the department.
The department said that the charges reveal

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Miami Officer Arrested for Running Ponzi Scheme on Other Cops

Friday, February 2nd, 2018
A Miami cop was arrested by the FBI this week at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as he tried to board a flight to Costa Rica– skipping town to avoid prosecution for his Ponzi scheme loan company.
Miami Police Department Officer Dermis Hernandez, 41, ran a Ponzi scheme that targeted active and retired cops. But it was one of Hernandez’s colleagues who tipped off investigators that something wasn’t right about the officer’s investment practices.
Hernandez is the second Miami police officer arrested in 2018 so far. Officer Adrian Santos was arrested in January for doing cocaine at popular Miami nightclub E11even.
The Miami U.S.

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Florida Cop Gets Life in Prison for Paying to See Girl Raped

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
I will start off by saying that this story brought tears to my eyes, so much so that I didn’t know that I could finish writing the story. Nevertheless I have a job to do and it requires a tough skin.
A former Jacksonville, Florida police officer has been sentenced to life in prison for paying a Texas woman to sexually abuse her 3-year-old daughter and send photos to him.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office sent out a news release noting that former Jacksonville Police Officer Michael Eugene Williams was sentenced on Monday. He pleaded guilty in June 2017 to sex trafficking

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Connecticut Female Cop Arrested for Punching Man in Face, Busting Lip

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
The Office of the Chief State’s Attorney confirmed that a New London, Connecticut police officer was arrested on Monday for punching a man in the face giving him lacerations on his lip.
NBC Connecticut reports that Officer Deana Nottand, 50, was charged with third-degree assault in the June 2016 incident. Now, over a year and a half later Nottand is finally being formally charged for her actions. Nottand has been with the New London Police Department for 17 years.
In June 2016 a man was being placed under arrest for an assault charge that incurred during a bar fight. Once in

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WATCH: WASHINGTON COP SHOOTS UNARMED MAN

Friday, January 26th, 2018
Antonio Davis, 25, was shot by cops in Spokane, Washington on September 18, 2017. Davis was unarmed.
Newly released body camera footage of the shooting was made available on Wednesday.
Officers Tucker Seitz and Chris McMurtrey were in a vehicle pursuit with Davis. Davis refused to stop because he had felony warrants.
Davis eventually wrecked his vehicle and took off on foot along with his passenger.
As Seitz and McMurtrey zerored in on Davis they yelled for him to stop and threatned to shoot him.
It was then that cops say Davis charged at Seitz prompting him to shoot Davis.
Seitz never turned his body

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Drunk Kansas Police Chief Arrested For Pointing Gun in Man’s Face

Friday, January 26th, 2018
It is unusual for a police chief to get arrested and tased, because they are the head of the department.
But the police chief of the Drexel Police Department in Missouri got drunk, started an argument with a man, pointed a gun in the man’s face, and then was arrested for it; not to mention the police chief was tasered in the process. Drexel is about an hour south of Kansas City.
KMBC reports that Police Chief Jonathan R.G. Carpenter, 39, was arrested early Wednesday morning and booked into the Cass County jail. Carpenter was off duty at the time of his arrest.
Cass

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Texas Cop Arrested For Soliciting Undercover Cop For $60 Sex

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Search warrants released Tuesday shed light on new details of Waco, Texas Police Officer Willy Lopez’s arrest on a prostitution charge last week. Additionally the search warrant details an allegation that Lopez had previously recorded a woman cops know to be a prostitute having sex with him.
Lopez, 35, was arrested on Jan. 15 on a Class B misdemeanor charge of prostitution. A member of the Waco Police Department Street Crimes Unit, Lopez was expected to stop prostitution, but instead he used it to his advantage.
The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office conducted an online prostitution buy bust operation on backpage.com. Of all

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Watch: Kansas Police Captain Arrested for Hitting Teenage Referee During Basketball Game

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
It is all fun and games until someone gets hurt. A police captain in Wichita, Kansas got angered at a female teenage referee and ran on the game court deciding to take matters into his own hands.
And it was all caught on video, as seen here.
Now the Wichita police captain has been arrested for battery and disorderly conduct.
KWCH 12 reports that the incident occurred on January 13 at a youth league basketball game in which Captain Kevin Mears shoved a 17-year-old girl refereeing the game.
Mears didn’t agree with a call and ran on to the court to grab his

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NORTH CAROLINA FEMALE COP KILLS HUSBAND, HUSBAND WAS COP TOO

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
It is not often that a cop kills a cop, especially when they are married to each other.
But a North Carolina sheriff’s deputy killed her husband in a domestic dispute on the Martin Luther King holiday. The police department revealed today that no charges have been filed yet and the case is still under investigation.
Deputy Sheriff Rataba Hawkins shot and killed her husband, Deputy Sheriff James Hawkins.
Rataba Hawkins has been with the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office since 2002 and is assigned to field operations. James Hawkins was with the office since 2005 and was assigned to arrest processing.
The shooting took

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MIAMI COP ARRESTED FOR SNORTING COCAINE IN CLUB

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
The term “Turning up” is used by urban America that describes disorderly conduct via alcohol or illicit drugs. A Miami, Florida cop was arrested for “Turning Up” via snorting cocaine up his nose at a popular south Florida club known as E11even Miami.
The nightclub’s surveillance video confirmed his actions. The video hasn’t been released yet because it’s considered investigative file.
Officer Adrian Santos was arrested on January 9, 2018 for his involvement in drug use that occurred in November 2017. Santos was at E11even Miami on November 17, 2017 partying while off duty and not in uniform. But the Friday night turned

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Arizona Man Sues Prosecutor for Wrongful Arrest that Kept him in Jail for Two Months

Friday, January 5th, 2018
Imagine spending two months in jail for a robbery that you didn’t commit. Well, that is exactly what happened to an Iowa man after he was falsely charged with first-degree robbery.
Now he is suing the prosecutor that threw him in jail.
Joseph McBride, 23, was arrested for his assumed role in a January 2017 home invasion robbery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
McBride was in Phoenix at the time of his August 2017 arrest, several months after the original crime was committed.
And he showed authorities a time-stamped cell phone selfie proving he was in Arizona at the time of the Iowa home

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Motel 6 Chain Sued For Releasing Guest Information to Feds

Friday, January 5th, 2018
Motel 6 is known for being a cheap motel.
But now the national chain is being sued by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson for handing over thousands of motel guest’s information to federal officials.
Several Motel 6 locations in Washington routinely provided U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with confidential guest information, some of which occured on a daily basis. Some guest were even arrested based on the information provided.
PINAC News obtained the lawsuit which was filed on Wednesday in Seattle. The lawsuit details how since 2015 Motel 6 gave 9,000 guest’s information to ICE without any search warrants being issued

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Florida State Trooper Has Sex with Man’s Wife in Patrol Car

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper resigned Wednesday in the midst of being investigated for having sex on duty with a crash victim.
The crash victim’s husband Robert Abruzzese blew the whistle on the affair after receiving a text message that was sent to his wife’s phone from Trooper Scott Maus. The latest sexual arrangement between trooper Maus and the woman occurred in a church parking lot.
NBC 8 reports that Mrs. Abruzzese got into a car accident on Dec. 8 on Date Palm Boulevard in Port Richey, FL Maus was the responding officer to the scene where four people went to the hospital

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New Orleans Cop Rehired after Shooting at Unarmed Man to Receive Three Years Backpay

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
A New Orleans police officer got his job back earlier today after he was fired in 2014 for shooting at a suspect that supposedly had a gun during a high speed chase.
The investigation revealed that the suspect did not have a gun and was actually attempting to flee from the officer, but the New Orlean’s  Civil Service Commission cited a lack of evidence to support the officer’s firing, reports WWL.
The officer’s attorney Kevin Boshea said his client was eager to return to police work.
Isaiah Shannon was a six-year veteran officer with the New Orlean’s Police Department when in 2013 he encountered a Chevrolet

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Miami Officials Vote to End Revenue Generating Red Light Camera Program

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

City commissioners in Miami agreed on Thursday to pull the plug on their red light camera program early next year.
The city voted unanimously to cancel its contract with American Traffic Solutions, which operates has 147 cameras placed around the city.
Ninety-eight of them are operational.
Now the company has 60 day to discontinue its lucrative operations in the city.
Citations of $158 per ticket will stop after the program vanishes.
But anyone who receives a ticket before the program ends will be responsible for dealing with it.
So-called activists who profit from the program, along with an ATS spokesman, criticized the move.
“Don’t be responsible

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North Carolina Ex-Cop Writes Jail Letters to Teen Girl he Impregnated, Resulting in Further Prison Time

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
It is not uncommon for men to get lonely in jail, but a fired North Carolina police officer took it too far when he attempted to contact a now 15-year-old girl he impregnated.
James Blair, 51, is a former cop with the Lowell Police Department. PINAC News first reported on how he impregnated a 14-year-old girl in 2016.
Blair has been in prison since March 2017 after he plead guilty to felony statutory rape. He was sentenced to at least 12 years in prison.
Blair attempted to write his female victim a jailhouse style letter and he succeeded several times, sending

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Ex-Cop Turned Oklahoma Prosecutor Clears Cops who Shot Deaf Man for not Obeying Verbal Commands

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

A former cop, turned Oklahoma prosecutor, will not file criminal charges against the two cops who fatally shot Madgiel Sanchez, a developmentally disabled deaf man, even though neighbors were screaming he couldn’t hear their commands.
“We were screaming that he can’t hear,” Julio Rayos, Sanchez’s neighbor, told The Oklahoman.
Oklahoma City cops. Lt. Matthew Lindsey and Sgt. Christopher Barnes claim they didn’t hear neighbors screaming he couldn’t hear.
Neither officers were wearing body cameras.
Oklahoma District Attorney David Prater made the announcement Friday, stating his investigation determined the shooting death of Sanchez on September 19 was justified.
“The shooting was lawful, reasonable, and not

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SOUTH CAROLINA PRISON NURSE ARRESTED FOR SEX WITH INMATE

Monday, December 4th, 2017
Prison nurses are hired to give medical attention to inmates, but one South Carolina nurse gave sexual attention to an inmate instead.
A Chester County Detention Center nurse was charged with having sex with an inmate and aiding an inmate’s escape from prison, according to a recently released Chester County Sheriff’s Office report.
Katherine Heckman, 38, was arrested on Nov. 28, 2017 following a 30 day plus sexual relationship with a male inmate identified as Sean Lyles, 33. Interestingly enough, Heckman is the daughter of jail supervisor Richard Odom. Odom is not part of the investigation because he had no knowledge of the

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Animal Control Officer Outraged after New Jersey Cop Shot his Dog

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

An animal control officer is fuming after a New Jersey cop shot his dog.
John Timmins, who’s been an animal control officer in Bergen County for 17 years, said he’s never ordered a police officer to shoot an animal.
After his dog “Wildfire,” a four-year-old American Bulldog, was shot by Passaic cop Samuel Rivera Jr. on September 23, he wonders why there wasn’t more empathy for his dog after she escaped from his fenced-in backyard.
Rivera, the son of a former cop who went to federal prison for extortion as mayor, responded to a call about a dog chasing “innocent people in the

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Married Florida Cop Arrested After Exposing Himself to Handcuffed Inmate, Forcing her to Touch his Penis, Asking for Oral Sex

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

A married Florida cop was arrested on charges of indecent exposure, battery and false imprisonment after asking a handcuffed female inmate for oral sex and requesting to see her breasts while transporting her to jail on May 31.
Daytona Beach police officer Nick Aitchison had been on the job just over two months.
Aitchison apparently did not believe the woman would file a complaint against him, but she did immediately after he dropped her off at the jail.
When corrections officers informed Aitchison of the allegations against him, he “appeared sick” and “got red in the face,” according to Click Orlando.
Aitchison, who

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NYPD Cop Arrested for Raping Girl Younger than 16 Years Old

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Less than a month after two NYPD cops were accused of raping a handcuffed teenager, claiming it was consensual, another NYPD cop was arrested for raping another teenage female.
But this cop video recorded his acts, which is why he is now facing 15 years in prison.
And this girl is under 16 years old while last month’s female victim is 18.
In fact, Raul Olmeda created so much evidence against himself that prosecutors are charging him with 67 counts of sex-related crimes.
Olmeda, 40, had already been stripped of his badge and gun and placed on desk duty six months ago while

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WATCH: Florida Doctor Assaults Woman, Seizing Phone, for Recording him Throwing Mother out of Office

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
A Florida doctor – who apparently missed his calling as a cop – seized a woman’s phone after she recorded him kicking her mother out of his office.
The Gainesville doctor, who has not yet been identified, was irate because the mother was complaining about waiting too long to be seen.
“Get the fuck out of my office,” the doctor told the mother, Jessica Stipe, who posted about the incident Monday on Facebook.
When the doctor realized her daughter had recorded his temper tantrum, he grabbed the phone from her hand and began walking away.
Stipe said he shoved her daughter when she

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Oregon Cops Leave Dog in Car to Die after Arresting Woman

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Oregon cops have been sued by a woman who claims officers arrested her under questionable circumstances, then left her dog in her car for 17 days where she found it dead upon her release from custody.
Tamala Bemis filed the lawsuit in federal court last week against the City of Eugene,  officer Brad Hanneman and several unnamed officers.
The suit claims the officers violated her civil rights and engaged in “conscience-shocking conduct” by refusing to contact her brother, whom she requested to tend to her 13-year-old red heeler named Magic inside her car parked in a cul-de-sac.
“That Magic died in such

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Police Killings on the Rise as NFL Owners Join Players in Protests

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
Police in this country have so far killed 884 people this year, an average of 3.3 people a day, a slight rise from this time last year when they had killed 867 people, according to Killed by Police, a website that tracks these slayings.
Yet that fact seems to have gotten lost as NFL players continue to kneel in protest for the National Anthem, which led to President Donald Trump stating the following at a rally in Alabama Friday.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch

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Federal Immigration Agents in Texas Arrest Couple at Hospital Awaiting Life-Saving Surgery for Infant Son

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents in Texas arrested an undocumented couple while they were waiting for life-saving surgery for their infant son, according to NPR.
Oscar and Irma Sanchez were arrested in May by ICE after no hospital in the Rio Grande Valley – where the couple lives – could perform the life-saving surgery on their son Isaac Enrique Sanchez, who was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis.
Pyloric stenosis causes vomiting, dehydration and weight loss in infants and can be potentially fatal.
The Sanchez’s were told their son’s condition was curable with surgery, but no pediatric team in the Rio Grande Valley had a

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USDOJ Refuses to Allow Journalists into Jeff Sessions’ Press Conference Fearing Negative Coverage

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The United States Department of Justice says it welcomes all journalists into their press conferences as long as they follow a short list of criteria listed on its website.
However, that turned out to be a lie as a pair of Portland journalists learned earlier this week.
The journalists were from Flossin Media, a black-owned, Portland-based digital magazine founded in 2004 that covers social justice issues as well as other general interest issues.
On Tuesday, they were trying to enter a press conference in Portland where United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions was going to denounce sanctuary cities like Portland who have

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WATCH: Pittsburgh Cops Brutally Beat Man Trying to Help Them

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
A man who was trying to help Pittsburgh police make an arrest ended up brutally beaten, tasered and arrested himself.
And it was all caught on video.
Police claimed Daniel T. Adelman “took a fighting stance,” which is common police lingo used to justify beatdowns, even if the person had no intention of fighting cops.
And the video recorded by a witness does not show what took place before the beatdown, but it shows five police officers beating the man with one of them repeatedly punching him, then grabbing him by the head and bashing it on the asphalt.
“Stop resisting!” one of

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