A cop made a mistake of filming himself planting some drug evidence at a crime scene. This footage shows a new form of police misconduct. Footage from a Baltimore cop’s body cam has shaken the internet. It is also making people sceptical about the veracity of the police cops.
The video was obtained by a local news station in Baltimore. Fox45 obtained the video and it shows a police officer planting some drug evidence. He then comes back to find the planted evidence at the crime scene just to prove someone guilty. Unlucky for him that the body cam was active all this time. He was planting a bag of pills in the trash can.
Cops body cam is actually programmed to record the video 30 seconds prior to the record command. The cop probably didn’t know the fact or may be he didn’t care.
The man who got arrested due to the found drugs, we are not sure about his fate. The man had been jailed on a $50k bail. According to the Fox Baltimore, the prosecutor dropped the case after the video was watched. The defendant was told that they were appalled by the footage.
Baltimore Sun is reporting otherwise, a report said that the prosecutor office offered the defendant a plea deal after they watched the footage of the cop planting the evidence.
Now, if Baltimore Sun is correct, who can do something like this to an innocent man after watching the footage? We welcome your answers in the comments section.
Baltimore police launched an internal investigation against the officer. They also released a statement, “We take allegations like this very seriously and that’s why we launched an internal investigation into the accusations. We are fortunate to have Body Worn Cameras which provide a perspective of the events as reported.”
We hope that the internal investigation actually finds out something fruitful.
Below is the body cam footage of this Baltimore cop planting an evidence:
Footage shows officer placing drugs in trash; goes out to street, turns on camera, returns. Cams save 30 sec prior to activation, w/o sound pic.twitter.com/5ZW128lWFM
— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) 19 July 2017