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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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WATCH: PINAC Correspondent Arrested for not repeating his name

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Camp Beauregard, Pineville Louisiana Friday, July 7, 2017, while conducting a First Amendment audit of the access control point to the Louisiana National Guard headquarters at Camp Beauregard, David Worden, a.k.a.(News Now Houston) was arrested for not repeating his name (RS 14:108 — Resisting an officer)  when asked by a Pineville police officer.

As the video begins Worden is outside the main entrance to Camp Beauregard when he first encounters a uniform military police officer, the conversation is friendly as they discuss where and where not David can stand and document his surroundings. The conversation continues and David discusses

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USDOJ Will Not Charge Louisiana Cops who Killed Alton Sterling

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Standing by its vow to remain supportive of police in a time of nationwide scrutiny against police abuse, the United States Department of Justice will not pursue charges against the Louisiana cops who shot and killed Alton Sterling last summer – setting the stage for nationwide protests again.
Baton Rouge police officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake claimed they were in fear for their lives as they piled on top of Sterling and shot him to death by firing several bullets into his chest.
They then pulled a small gun from his pocket, which they said he was reaching for during the struggle.
But

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Louisiana Town Clerk Calls Cops on PINAC Reporter Making Public Records Request

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

It may sound crazy to someone who doesn’t regularly participate in the decision-making process of the government that people like me would feel the need to be informed about what government officials are doing in our name and at our expense.
Those of us who actively participate in the process are generally labeled by public officials and their supporters as being disruptive; unruly troublemakers hell bent on tearing the community apart. It’s a common attitude that people like myself face and it scares away many people who may be interested in what the government is doing.
That was the attitude I faced

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Louisiana Cop who Shot and Killed 6-Year-Old Autistic Boy Sentenced to 40 Years

Monday, April 3rd, 2017
A Louisiana cop who shot and killed a 6-year-old autistic boy and wounded his father was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the crime on Friday.
“He shot 14 times while my hands were in the air,” said Chris Few, the boy’s father, who testified in court about the incident.
“He just kept shooting.”
Marksville city marshal Derrick Walker Stafford had previously been indicted in two separate cases on charges of aggravated rape 2004 and 2011. The victim involved in the 2004 allegations was 15-years-old.
Rapides Parish Assistant District Attorney Monique Metoyer dismissed the charges without explanation in 2012.
In addition to previous

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Louisiana Cop Convicted for Killing 6-Year-Old Autistic Boy

Monday, March 27th, 2017

A Louisiana cop who fatally shot a 6-year-old autistic boy five times on November 3, 2015 was convicted of the crime on Friday.
Marksville city marshal Derrick Stafford found himself in hot water before in 2011 when he was indicted on two counts of aggravated rape for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, but Rapides Parish assistant district attorney Monique Metoyer dismissed the charges without explanation.
During the recent trial, Stafford testified in his own defense and attempted to explain to jurors why he didn’t render any aid to 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis, who was riding in the passenger seat with his father

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WATCH: Louisiana Deputy Body Slams 80-Pound, 7th-Grader at Bus Stop

Friday, March 17th, 2017
A Louisiana sheriff’s deputy was caught on video body slamming a seventh-grader less than half his size to the ground while breaking up a fight at Westdale Middle School.
Now the Baton East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is defending the deputy’s actions.
A spokeswoman for the department, Casey Hicks, responded to WASB  about the video saying that sometimes use force is necessary in order to neutralize situations.
But the teen’s mom, who doesn’t want to be identified, said the deputy’s use of force was extreme for a boy who weighs only 80 pounds.
“He was involved in a fight and was wrong for fighting,

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Louisiana Jailer Sued for Sexually Abusing Juvenile Inmate, Threatening to Harm Mother for Refusing to Obey

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
A Louisiana jailer has been sued for repeatedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old inmate and threatening to harm her mother if she didn’t obey his commands.
During the girl’s seven month stint in the juvenile tier of the St. Bernard Parish Juvenile Detention Center, Deputy Eddie Williams subjected her to constant harassment, ordering her to disrobe and masturbate in certain places so he could view video of her via the jail’s remote security camera.
Deputy Williams, who has been with the department since 2007, was placed on administrative leave in December 2015 pending an investigation into abusing the minor.
“Internal Affairs specialist investigated

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New Orleans Cop Serving Life in Prison has Conviction Reversed Based on Raunchy Texts he Sent to his Girlfriend During Trial

Friday, December 23rd, 2016
A New Orleans cop serving life in prison after he was convicted of raping a seven-year-old girl last year had his conviction overturned Wednesday over texts he was sending to his girlfriend during the trial.
Michael Thomassie, 42, was sending texts to his girlfriend about how he would like her to shave her pubic hair.
The texts were then introduced as evidence to argue that he would be inclined to rape a prepubescent girl  because he preferred no pubic hair.
An appeals court reversed the conviction on the basis that there is no evidence that proves men who prefer adult woman to

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U.S. election voted top news story of 2016

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
The turbulent U.S. election, featuring Donald Trump‘s unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, was the overwhelming pick for the top news story of 2016, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.
The No. 2 story also was a dramatic upset — Britons’ vote to leave the European Union. Most of the other stories among the Top 10 reflected a year marked by political upheaval, terror attacks and racial divisions.
Last year, developments related to the Islamic State group were voted as the top story — the far-flung attacks claimed by the group,

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WATCH: Louisiana Cop Cleared for Beating Restrained 16-year-old Boy on Video

Saturday, December 10th, 2016
A Baton Rouge police officer was cleared of any wrongdoing for striking a restrained 16-year-old boy several times in the head at the city’s annual Earth Day event in an incident caught on video last April.
 
The department found there was “insufficient evidence” to support a complaint against Sergeant Todd Bourgoyne in the beating of Ja’Colby Davis, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate.
“The internal affairs complaint against the policeman, Sgt. Todd Bourgoyne, was found to be “not sustained” by Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. on August 25, according to police spokesman Lt. Jonny Dunnam, meaning investigators didn’t find evidence of wrongdoing or

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WATCH: Louisiana Cops Shoot into Car, Killing 6-Year-Old Jeremy Mardis

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Body cam footage showing Louisiana cops shooting into a car and killing a 6-year-old boy sitting in the passenger seat of his father’s car was released earlier today, showing no evidence that the cops were in fear for their lives as they have been claiming since last year.
After all, not only does the video not show Christopher Few using his car as a weapon by ramming his car into their cars.
His car is not even pointed in their direction.
What it does show is Few sitting in his car with both hands out the window as his car is angled

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WATCH: Louisiana Cop Punch, Kick And Drag Compliant Suspect, Landing him in Jail

Saturday, September 17th, 2016
A Louisiana cop was caught on a store surveillance camera in April kicking, punching and dragging a handcuffed suspect who appeared to offer no resistance.
Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson fired Robert Wallow Thursday just before charging him with simple battery and malfeasance in office on Friday. Wallow was booked into the Jefferson Parish Jail.
The officer was responding to a burglary call at a local gas station when Carlos Gustavo Pineda, 21, exited the station wearing a black ski mask. Wallow took Pineda into custody but not before trowing him on the ground and delivering three hard blows to his head and neck.
After Pineda was

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Louisiana Sheriff Faces More Charges for Ordering Deputies to Beat Inmates

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Embattled Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal
Iberia Louisiana Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal, Lt. Colonel Gerald Savoy and former Captain Mark Fredrick were named in a second superseding indictment handed down today by the United States Western District Court in Lafayette.
Ackal was originally indicted in March on civil rights violations related to the beating of five inmates in the chapel of the parish jail.  Another indictment was also handed down in June for other civil rights charges related to the beating of a prisoner in retaliation for the assault of one of Ackal’s relatives.
In June, after the first superseding indictment against him, Ackal defiantly told a

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Louisiana Sheriff Flack Arrested Again for Felony Theft

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

In an unexpected twist to a story covered by PINAC in April, Maxine Trahan, former spokesperson for the Acadia Louisiana Sheriff’s Department, was arrested again Wednesday morning on charges of Exploitation of the infirm and one for Felony Theft. The new charges relate to the alleged theft of more than $40,000 from a elderly woman who Trahan drove to doctor’s appointments and sometimes ran errands for.
Trahan was first arrested in April after PINAC investigated allegations she was receiving more than 50 overtime hours each week on her sheriff’s deputy payroll check.  Those allegations have yet to be addressed by local law enforcement.
Acadia

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Louisiana Man Charged with Hate Crime for “Verbally Attacking” Cops (Updated)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Less than four months after Louisiana gave cops hate crime victim status with the nation’s first Blue Live Matters bill, New Orleans police made what appears to be the state’s first arrest under that law Monday.
A drunk man who yelled racist and sexist slurs at officers after they arrested him for disorderly conduct and damaging property in the French Quarter
New Orleans police say Raul Delatoba called a black cop a “dumb ass nigger” and a female cop a “dumb ass cunt,” which in their eyes, is a hate crime – punishable by an extra five years in prison.
That is, if

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