Prosecutors have charged a city cop with evidence tampering and misconduct in office in the notorious case in which he recorded himself placing drugs into an empty soup can in a Southwest Baltimore alley before arresting a suspect last January.
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BPD Commissioner Cites ‘Growing Pains’ for Department After More Body Cam Footage Creates New Drug-Planting Allegations
City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis today tried to confront another case of body camera footage casting a shadow over his department, with public defenders once again asserting the videos suggest police officers allegedly planted drugs during an arrest.
Once Again, Public Defender Says Body Cam Footage Appears to Show City Police Officers Manufacturing Evidence
Public defenders say more body camera footage has surfaced “that appears to depict multiple officers working together to manufacture evidence,” once again leading to dropped charges and an internal review.
Report: BPD Officer Captured on Body Cam Placing Drugs in Trash Testified that He Didn’t Place Drugs in Trash
The Baltimore police officer whose body camera video from a January drug arrest set off a firestorm last week reportedly testified in another case that he never placed any drugs at the scene.
Some body camera footage released by public defenders appears to show questionable evidence-handling by a Baltimore police officer.
For the second time in a week, Baltimore police are confronting a video that showed an officer using violent force during an arrest. The latest incident comes as city officials push for all officers to wear body cameras.
The latest incident happened early Tuesday outside a Greenmount Avenue nightclub. According to the Baltimore Sun, a group of five officers used batons and Tasers while arresting a man, Jamar Kennedy, outside Melba’s Place.