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Sun Jul 25, 2021, 09:33 PM

Wisconsin police department releases footage it says exonerates officer accused of planting evidence

A Wisconsin police department released video apparently exonerating one of its officers after a social media post accused him of planting evidence..

Hours after a Twitter user accused a Wisconsin police officer of planting evidence, the Village of Caledonia Police Department released body camera footage it said disputed the accuser's account. Law enforcement said officers stopped a vehicle on Wednesday at approximately 3:22 p.m. for traveling at 63 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone. Moments later, officers removed the driver and rear passengers from the vehicle, and following a pat down of one of the men, they located an "empty corner tear" plastic bag that did not contain narcotics, police added.

The department said the searching officer handed the baggie to another officer, who then turned the baggie over to the officer seen on camera, who placed the empty baggie in the vehicle as a means of discarding it.

"The front seat passenger tells the officer that his actions are on video, and the officer replies that he is also recording the incident," Christopher Botsch, chief of police, wrote in the department's Facebook post on Saturday. "The officer acknowledges to the front seat passenger that he (officer) put the item there and explains that it was taken from one of the passengers and the officer did not want to 'hold on to it.' Essentially, he appears to be discarding the empty baggie."


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/wisconsin-police-department-releases-footage-it-says-exonerates-officer-accused-of-planting-evidence/ar-AAMy278?li=BBnb7Kz

This is exactly why all law enforcement officers should be wearing body cameras, in this case, it exonerates the officer.

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Reply Wisconsin police department releases footage it says exonerates officer accused of planting evidence (Original post)
MarineCombatEngineer Jul 2021 OP
COL Mustard Jul 2021 #1
MarineCombatEngineer Jul 2021 #2
COL Mustard Jul 2021 #4
MarineCombatEngineer Jul 2021 #3
uponit7771 Jul 2021 #10
madville Jul 2021 #5
uponit7771 Jul 2021 #11
Disaffected Jul 2021 #6
uponit7771 Jul 2021 #12
lapucelle Jul 2021 #7
Generic Other Jul 2021 #8
uponit7771 Jul 2021 #9
Solomon Jul 2021 #13

Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 09:35 PM

1. I Saw The Earlier Video

Iím not convinced that the cop wasnít planting evidence.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 09:37 PM

2. There are 2 different angles that show the officer is telling the truth,

but you believe what you want to believe.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 09:44 PM

4. I Can Be Convinced

TBH, I havenít seen the video you referenced, but Iíll take a look.
Thanks for responding!

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 09:39 PM

3. If the cop was planting evidence,

why would he put an EMPTY baggie in the back seat?
That makes no sense at all.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 06:21 AM

10. The same reason he tossed it out of BC view and gloved up in view, janky shit. No matter how this is

... framed by the PD and copologist this was some janky ass shit here.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 09:46 PM

5. He wasn't though

The video clearly shows one officer find the baggie on a passengerís pocket, he hands it to another officer, tells him it came out of the passengerís pocket, then the other officer discards it back into the car while searching it.

Sloppy, sure. Planting evidence, not this time.

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Response to madville (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 06:23 AM

11. NO !! Like ODonell says follow training or bad shit happens to people. Even the PD Chief says he ...

... "discourage officers from discarding items into a citizenís vehicle," ... like what the do when evidence is planted ?!

The LEO tossed the item out of BC frame and gloved up in frame, that in and of itself should get his drug stops and arrested reviewed ... PERIOD

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 09:58 PM

6. Methinks

there is a lesson to be learned here.

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 06:24 AM

12. Yeah, don't let people gaslight. The LEO tossed the item out BC frame then gloved up in frame

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 10:10 PM

7. Here's a link to the bodycam footage.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 06:04 AM

8. Just like masks protect the wearers

body cams can protect cops. They should quit trying to avoid wearing them.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 06:13 AM

9. ***BULL FUCKIN SHIT*** This is WORSE !! The BC video CONFIRMS the LEO tossed item into car ...

... out of view of BC frame then gloved up in view of BC frame.

Fuck that gas lighting shit and fuck a dirty cop who gets caught on camera.

Botsch did "discourage officers from discarding items into a citizenís vehicle," though he rejected the suggestion law enforcement planted evidence.


No fuck that, that's some dirty shit right there, "discarding" an item out of BC view ... REALLY ?!

Yeah, fuck that

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 10:14 AM

13. Why are they searching passengers for a speeding ticket?

I mean wtf?

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