While the Free Thought Project doesn't necessarily report on videos without having background information first to properly conduct an investigation, a new video that has been submitted to us is so damning that we are posting it just to try and find out what department it is and what was going on.
The person who submitted the video to the Free Thought Project says it takes place in New Jersey. In the video, we see an officer walking toward a person detained in their vehicle during an apparent search.
As the officer walks by his fellow officers, he has both of his hands behind his back. He then flashes his right hand toward his fellow officer—while still behind his back—to show him that he indeed has something in his hand.
When the fellow officer acknowledges something in other officer's hand, he looks at it, somewhat nods, and then walks away. At this point, the officer appears to put whatever he had in his hand into his pocket.
The man filming is narrating the entire time. Apparently having seen this type of thing before, he called it as he saw it.
"He had nothing on him. You see what he's doing, he's showing it from behind his back. He put that on that man," explains the man filming.
As the cop pretends to search through the man's trunk, he fumbles with his back pocket in an apparent attempt to remove the package. Once the officer has something in his hand again, he appears to place it in the trunk.
"He put it on him," the man filming says.
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While the original video claims to be taken in New Jersey, others have reached out to TFTP and mentioned that it could also be Baltimore.
If you have any information as to where this video took place, please email TFTP at the contact us link here.
If you think police officers planting evidence is some anomaly, think again.
After their department gained national shame in August over a video showing an officer plant drugs to frame an innocent man while his fellow cops watched, the Baltimore police department showed the world the dark reality that is framing people to make arrests. Only days after the first video was released, the Baltimore Public Defender’s office released a second video that allegedly “appears to depict multiple officers working together to manufacture evidence.”
It was then announced that nearly three dozen people will have their charges dropped after the video of Officer Richard Pinheiro showed him planting drugs while Officers Hovhannes Simonyan and Jamal Brunson stood by and did nothing. Naturally, the BPD claimed nothing unscrupulous was going in in the aforementioned videos.
It's not just Baltimore cops either, as TFTP previously reported, in one of the most shocking cases of badge abuse ever exposed, the Alabama Justice Project revealed that a ring of corrupt cops in the Dothan Police Department planted drugs and guns on hundreds of young black men for over a decade, in most cases resulting in their imprisonment. Their actions were aided by supervisors and covered up by the district attorney.
All of the cops were members of a racist Neoconfederate organization. Many of those involved have been promoted and now hold high positions in law enforcement, with two attending the FBI academy and one holding a position as adjunct professor at Troy University’s Criminal Justice Program.
While the corrupt cops advanced their careers, the victims of their scheme were sentenced to prison and some still languish there today. It is believed that over 1,000 men were wrongfully convicted from planted drugs and weapons, while the district attorney’s office raked in millions of dollars from court fees and the pre-trial diversion program.