Baltimore Cop Caught on Bodycam Planting Drugs at Crime Scene


Published on Jul 19, 2017 by PoliceActivity

Baltimore police and prosecutors have launched investigations after being alerted to body camera footage that the public defender’s office says shows an officer planting drugs. The footage is from a January drug arrest. It shows an officer placing a soup can, which holds a plastic bag, into a trash strewn lot. The officer can then be seen walking to the street, where he flips on his body camera. “I’m gonna go check here,” the officer says. He returns to the lot and picks up the soup can, removing a plastic bag filled with white capsules. Police cameras have a feature that saves the 30 seconds of video prior to activation, but without audio. When the officer is first in the alley, there is no audio until 30 seconds later. “We take allegations like this very seriously and that’s why we launched an internal investigation into the accusations,” said Police Department spokesman T.J. Smith. “We are fortunate to have body worn cameras which provide a perspective of the event.”

The public defender’s office flagged the video recently, prompting prosecutors to drop charges against the man arrested and charged for the drugs. He had been in jail since January on a $50,000 bail he was unable to pay, according to attorney Deborah Levi, who is leading a new effort to track police misconduct cases for the public defender’s office. Levi said prosecutors just days later called the officer as a witness in another case, without disclosing the allegations to the defense attorney in that case. “You can’t try a case with that guy and not tell anyone about it,” Levi said. Melba Saunders, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office, said prosecutors are looking into the video, which she called “troubling.” Saunders said the prosecutor on the case “took immediate and appropriate actions by dropping the case and alerting his supervisor.” “Currently this case is under investigation and has been referred to internal affairs of the Baltimore Police Department,” Saunders said.

9 thoughts on “Baltimore Cop Caught on Bodycam Planting Drugs at Crime Scene

  1. Yea. Yep. And the officer is on ‘paid administrative leave’, and soon, all charges will be dropped.

    Can’t tell you just how surprised I’ll be….

  2. You’d think the dumb cop should automatically be charged with the same crime the guy was framed for, no administrative leave, straight to jail.
    Then do an investigation. After all he was in possession of the drugs, He filmed his own evidence. The other two were conspirators.
    Same penalty for them.

  3. Well..
    If he was planting drugs…
    I guess some more drugs will be growing and sprouting soon.
    I wonder if the rest of his buddies are planting drugs.

    If that’s the case…

    Then eye suspect there should be a over abundance of drugs on the market.

    And the price of drugs should go down.

    That’s a good thing.

    Drug planters… from our..
    Warrior heroes.

    Now this is how you make Amerika great again.

  4. ” The public defender’s office flagged the video recently, prompting prosecutors to drop charges against the man arrested and charged for the drugs. He had been in jail since January on a $50,000 bail he was unable to pay, according to attorney Deborah Levi, ”

    How about the fact that this person has been incarcerated SINCE JANUARY without having a trial? What ever happened to our common law courts where there needs to be an aggrieved party, and people don’t have half a year of incarceration in a cage before the aggrieved presents himself in court to present his grievances before an assembly of 12 just men for judgement?
    This is OUTRAGEOUS!

    The dirty PIG needs to fulfill the maximum sentence that could have been imposed on this unjustly accused person, and the governing body responsible needs to pay the median income for the community X (times) that same maximum sentence X2 (times2) PLUS that same median income X6 for the months the innocent man was caged. Let’s see how long this shite continues when that type of justice is rendered for the corruption we have just witnessed.
    LONG time past the point where this criminal cabal should have been shot out of our land.

  5. I’m tellin ya folks

    The quick
    And the dead…
    that’s where we’re headed

    Have you been practicing yer draw?

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