California cops planted drugs in a woman’s home to frame her after finding nothing in their illegal search of her home, a lawsuit alleges.
Allison Ross has filed a federal lawsuit against against the Santa Clara sheriff’s department, crime lab and 12 officers that she claims participated in a conspiracy to plant drugs in her house and frame her for a crime she did not commit.
Ross was initially charged with being under the influence of methamphetamine, but the case against her was thrown out after the district attorney determined that the police made false statements about Ross’s arrest.
Most shocking of all, Ross’s lawsuit alleges that dashcam footage actually recorded the police discussing their plan to plant drugs inside her house.
The incident transpired on New Year’s Eve of 2009. Deputies arrested Ross’s husband for unspecified reasons while he was at a neighbor’s house. They then came to Ross’s home, detained her and searched the premises. Ross did not permit them to perform the search, and she heard one officer tell another that they had not obtained a warrant, according to Courthouse News. They ransacked the house, but found nothing criminal.
Dashcam footage caught them admitting as much. “The house is clean, there is no meth in the house,” said one officer, according to the complaint.
The officers then discuss taking white powder from the police vehicle and planting it in the house:
“We’re gonna spike that and we’re gonna spike him. I got the meth in the f#@king car.”
Police reported that they found two bags of white powder inside the house, although this was later proven to be false.
Ross also believes the crime lab tampered with evidence.
Her lawsuit alleges false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, negligent hiring and conspiracy.
The Washington Post’s Radley Balko notes that the other side of the story has not yet been presented, but the facts presented look quite damning:
The suit also brings up two other questions: If the district attorney’s office dismissed the charges due to false statements, why haven’t the people who made those false statements been prosecuted for perjury? And why are these particular police officers still on the job?
Video footage is increasingly being used to acquit citizens who are falsely accused by cops. Dashcam footage and personal recording devices are proving to be a civil libertarian’s best friend.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/24/cops-found-nothing-in-raid-so-they-planted-drugs-to-frame-innocent-woman/#ixzz2zzz0Dp8f
4 thoughts on “Lawsuit: Cops found nothing in raid, so they PLANTED DRUGS to frame innocent woman”
This happens all the time – especially with traffic stops. when they “find” suspected drug in the car they then get their sneaky search warrent to search the house and most times they will one way or another find something to validate their phoney warrents.
“The suit also brings up two other questions: If the district attorney’s office dismissed the charges due to false statements, why haven’t the people who made those false statements been prosecuted for perjury? And why are these particular police officers still on the job?”
Those bastards should be hanged for high treason! This is the kind of garbage that makes my blood boil! I bet those bastards will walk away with a slap on the wrist, when they should be immediately fired and thrown into prison!
What should happen here is when there is a arrest the cops that are involved names are on the warrent or citation. What should be done to start with is every cop that was there at this raid should have their name and address if possible plastered in as many public places as possible so that the people know who they are and where they live.
“California cops planted drugs in a woman’s home to frame her after finding nothing in their illegal search of her home…”
The first two words of that sentence tell you all you need to know….