Police Body Cam May Show Officer Planting Evidence

A 30 second feature on a police body camera may result in three officers being in serious trouble. 

A Baltimore police officer is suspended and two others are on administrative duty after the public defender's office says police body camera footage shows an officer planting evidence. The video from a January drug test appears to show an office hiding drugs in a trash-strewn yard and then returning to retrieve them. 

 

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis told a news conference yesterday that the allegations "are as serious as it gets" and will be fully investigated. Prosecutors have dismissed charges filed against a suspect in the case. 

The body camera had a feature where it records, without sound, for 30 seconds before being turned on. That time period was when the alleged evidence planting was caught in film. 

Source: Baltimore Sun

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