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Police Caught on Camera Planting Drugs

By July 23, 2017 No Comments

According to body camera footage, a Baltimore police offer appears to have planted drugs that a citizen was then arrested and jailed for, reports MPR. The officer turned on his body camera after positioning the drugs and was “apparently unaware that the device would also preserve his earlier actions” from 30 seconds before activating the camera. “The public defender’s office says the man is now free and it is questioning the officer’s involvement in 53 active cases.” It also says that “despite the prosecutor’s claims of being ‘appalled’ by the incident,” the officer was still asked to  “testify in another case the following week without any disclosure of this videotape.”