Police Officer Admits He Plants Drugs on Strangers’ Cars to Test K9 Alerts

Via Information Liberation:

You may or may not remember last year’s “Breakfast in Collinsville” video recorded by two men who were illegally stopped and searched by a K9 officer on their way back from a Star Trek convention. (Link Here). Well, the story has just taken an interesting turn: During a five hour deposition conducted by one of the men’s lawyers, the officer involved admitted that he sometimes plants drugs on the vehicles of unsuspecting strangers to test his K9’s drug detection abilities. Not coincidentally, many of these same “strangers” are later targeted for traffic stops. Sounds legit, right? Watch below, and be sure to record your utter surprise and loss of faith in our legal system in the comments section below.

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  • fugfacefive

    I had faith in our legal system?

    • Matt Staggs

      I think your sarcasm meter may need recalibrating.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    In case anyone was somehow unclear on the implications of the attorney’s questions, my interpretation is that he was suggesting that the cops were planting drugs or drug residue on vehicles belonging to those people that were identified as “suspicious” in some way by the hotel staff.

    Then the police were targeting these same vehicles for an intensive search on the pretense of a traffic stop and a drug dog “alert”.

    The problem with “fishing expeditions” is that sometimes the cops fall in and drown.

  • BuzzCoastin

    it’s always good to reinforce this message
    but it’s really nothing new
    just ask Blacks and people who drive old cars
    being harassed and framed by the pigs is par for the course
    which is why the must constantly remind you
    this is The Land of the Free, you have the right to remain silent

  • echar

    They will lie, cheat, beat, and/or whatever. Some of them are good and honest people though.

  • johnsmith

    Ah yes the good ol’ corporate tactics now trickling down the pipe into every facet of our infrastructure. Make arrests, make sure the job gets done no matter what and at any cost. most likely this guy wanted to pad his resume with some drug arrests. Earn promotions and climb his way up the ladder. Hey 30 years down the line this guy will be our future president. All he does is make the few honest cops out there look really bad.

  • DeepCough

    02:18 into the video–

    The officer admits to placing the presence of drugs, objectively or aromatically, on the vehicle in a random parking lot, and while he admits to doing this without consent, he claims that people gave him the permission to do this to their vehicles. My question is, who the fuck and why?!

  • K9Justice

    A bit out of context but the officer also has some bad practices.

    First, all narcotic handlers should be training on residue. The proper way to do residual training is to saturate a cloth, towel, sponge, etc., with the odor of a narcotic by placing the item into the storage container of the drug. Then you place the residue training aid just the same as you would a “live” training aid. But nonetheless, even though he wasn’t doing it the way I would, he is still conducting residue training.

    However, he did admit to a very fouled up way of training. You never put drugs onto vehicles that have not been proofed ahead of time. Meaning, you never plant a training aid on a vehicle that has not been cleared previously. You also, never plant the training aid on random private vehicles. Because when you do, you put people at risk for a possible detainment.

    We use public vehicle lots to conduct our training, i.e. Public Works service parking lot, the vehicle impound lot, etc.

    This does lead to a very important subject which needs to addressed nationwide, federal standards for narcotic and explosives detection training and certifications. Until we have such standards, there will be entirely too much room for bad training.

    And, only a small percentage of us are bad guys and when we find them out, they are removed (unless the damn union gets involved and some how keeps them on the force which happens all too often).

    And the pro-drug lobby would be very surprised if they knew how many cops don’t give a shit about MJ and are very libertarian towards it. Other drugs, we tend to still go conservative because of the horror we see they do to people’s lives. But MJ, who gives a fuck, I’ve never responded to an overdose of a pot smoker.

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