Security camera footage shown for the first time in court on Friday during the Keith Davis Jr. trial suggests there is another suspect in the murder of Kevin Jones who has been left uninvestigated, and raises questions about the integrity of both the Baltimore Police Department’s investigation and the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office’s prosecution.
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.
Trevor Noah drew some strong conclusions from the Baltimore Police Department’s two recent body cam footage snafus that allegedly showed officers manipulating evidence.
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.
Soon after seven officers from the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force were indicted last week on federal racketeering charges, it was expected that cases involving those officers would begin to crumble. Today, one of those cases involving a former violence interrupter was dropped.
Earlier this week, attorneys for the State of Maryland filed a motion to block Adnan Syed’s release on bail while he awaits a new trial in Hae Min Lee’s 1999 murder case.