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Friday, July 21, 2017

Cases Under Review After Controversial Body Camera Video

Officials with the Office of the Public Defender said they are concerned that Baltimore City prosecutors persist in pursuing cases involving officers who appear to be depicted in body camera video footage planting drugs that resulted in a criminal arrest. Now, both police and prosecutors are conducting a review of what happened and what cases may be tainted.,

The body camera video shows three officers -- one hiding and then finding what appears to be drugs, while two other officers look on and take no action, the public defender's office said.

An assistant public defender, who represented the person charged with the planted drugs, forwarded the video to the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office last week, the public defender's office said.

Melba Saunders, a spokeswoman for State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, said in a statement the assistant state's attorney originally made a plea offer to one count of a controlled dangerous substance. Two days before the trial date, the defense attorney came to the assistant state's attorney about the body camera footage and the prosecutor immediately took steps to get the case dismissed.

“Upon notification of this troubling footage, our office immediately implemented established protocols to not only refer this matter to the internal affairs division of the Baltimore Police Department but began identifying active cases involving these officers," Saunders said.

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7 comments:

lmclain said...

Where are the cheerleaders who said they "didn't see any drugs planted" by the police???? Huh????
Everyone else saw it but you, including defense attorneys and the prosecutor.
Why don't you call them up so they can review it with you one-on-one???
KEEP CHEERING.

Anonymous said...

Prosecute the police. No justice no peace.

Anonymous said...

The drugs were already there.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The drugs were already there.

July 21, 2017 at 4:21 PM

even if true, it doesn't matter

Anonymous said...

Police are out-of-control

Anonymous said...

Police "re-enacting" the find "for the cameras"??????? I don't think so and they can't prove that.
Planting evidence destroys all credibility and you have how many cases pending that we are supposed to trust your word on? You say you took an "Oath"? To lie on camera?

Anonymous said...

ive watched the video several times and you just cant tell if they were planting it or not. re-enacting for the camera? i dont know by this video you just cant tell. Let me on that Jury because it would be a hung jury by watching this video.,,i just wish it wasnt blocked so that you can really see what they were doing...im not buying the planting. I would trust those cops over Mosby and her word any day.