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Moron Cop Accidentally Films Himself Planting Drugs At Crime Scene

Baltimore Police Moron Cop Accidentally Films Himself Planting Drugs At Crime Scene
Christy Curtis | 21 July, 2017, 01:31

According to Fox 45, a public defender reviewed the footage in preparation for the defendant's trial and contacted the prosecutor handling the case.

The Jan. 24 video shows the officers in the back of a vacant rowhouse. He walks away and then turns his camera on, telling his fellow officers Jamal Brunson and Jovannes Simonyan, "I'm going to check here", before finding the drugs a few seconds later and shouting, "yo!"

But it has become a flash point sparked by video from one of the officer's body cameras.

The public defender's office, in its statement, said the officer seen with the plastic bag is a witness in 53 other pending cases and that the other officers have active cases as well.

At a briefing Wednesday, Baltimore police officials provided more details from the January police operation, saying the officers had been watching a man they believed to be selling heroin that he was storing in a yard in the alley.

The charges were dropped in the case involving the body camera footage, the public defender's press release said, but Pinheiro testified in another case the following week. The Baltimore Police Department has also launched an investigation and placed the officers involved on administrative leave.

The video starts by showing the officer appear to reach down and plant a bag of drugs inside a discarded soup can.

The video, which was released by Maryland's Office of the Public Defender this week, seems to show an officer placing a plastic bag of white capsules inside a can in an alley while two other officers look on.

"(It's) a very serious allegation made by the Public Defender's Office here in Baltimore that Baltimore police officers planted drugs on suspects.

Melba Saunders, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office, said prosecutors are looking into the video, which she called "troubling". "We are fortunate to have body-worn cameras which provide a perspective of the event".

"Perception is reality", Commissioner Kevin Davis said, WBAL reported.

The Baltimore Police Department said Wednesday it was investigating the matter and the three officers seen in the video.

In May, we published a story about how police body cams can be employed in the worst way-for planting evidence, or staging a crime scene.

He then finds what appears to be drugs in the can.

This is just the latest controversy facing the already-troubled Baltimore Police Department.

Pinheiro began his career as a police officer in March 2011, according to records obtained by the Baltimore Sun.

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