CROOKED COP CAUGHT ON VIDEO PLANTING DRUGS ON SOUP CAN DURING DRUG ARREST

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  •  Video recorded by an officer during a drug arrest in January shows the officer placing a soup can, which holds a plastic bag, into a trash-strewn lot.
  • The footage was recorded automatically, before the officer activated the camera. After placing the can, the officer walks to the street, and flips his camera on.
  • He returns to the lot and picks up the soup can, removing the plastic bag, which is filled with white capsules
  • The man, unable to post $50,000 bail, had been in jail since January, according to attorney Deborah Levi, who is leading a new effort to track police misconduct cases for the public defender’s office

 

The Baltimore Sun reports:

Police and prosecutors in Baltimore have launched investigations after being alerted to body camera footage that the public defender’s office says shows an officer planting drugs.

One officer has been suspended and two others have been placed on administrative duty, police said. Police said they have not reached any conclusions as to the conduct depicted in the video. Other cases in which the officers are involved are now under review as well, police and prosecutors said.

The public defender’s office, which released the footage, said it was recorded by an officer during a drug arrest in January. It shows the officer placing a soup can, which holds a plastic bag, into a trash-strewn lot.

That portion of the footage was recorded automatically, before the officer activated the camera. After placing the can, the officer walks to the street, and flips his camera on.

“I’m gonna go check here,” the officer says. He returns to the lot and picks up the soup can, removing the plastic bag, which is filled with white capsules.

Police cameras have a feature that saves the 30 seconds of video before activation, but without audio. When the officer is first in the alley, there is no audio for the first 30 seconds.

The public defender’s office flagged the video for prosecutors last week, prompting prosecutors to drop the heroin possession charge against the man arrested.

The man, unable to post $50,000 bail, had been in jail since January, according to attorney Deborah Levi, who is leading a new effort to track police misconduct cases for the public defender’s office.

Levi said prosecutors called the officer just days later as a witness in another case — without disclosing the allegations of misconduct on the officer’s part to the defense attorney in that case.

“You can’t try a case with that guy and not tell anyone about it,” Levi said.

 

 

 

 

One thought on “CROOKED COP CAUGHT ON VIDEO PLANTING DRUGS ON SOUP CAN DURING DRUG ARREST

    Brittius said:
    July 21, 2017 at 7:48 am

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