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(Gawker)   Not News: Cop caught planting evidence. News: Cop caught on film planting evidence. Fark: Caught by his own dash cam   (gawker.com) divider line 227
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2012-01-03 01:40:15 PM  
Nothing to see here, folks. MOVE ALONG!
 
2012-01-03 01:45:01 PM  
According to the Phoenix, UPD has an "ongoing internal affairs investigation" into the incident, and apparently the video has been sent to the FBI "for review."

Translation: They're going to stall long enough for the public to lose interest, at which point the cop will be quietly transferred to another department after taking a couple of week paid suspensioncation.
 
2012-01-03 01:48:35 PM  
Pigs.
 
2012-01-03 01:50:57 PM  
Asshole should be charged criminally.
 
2012-01-03 01:52:13 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Asshole should be charged criminally.


For possession of an illegal substance, fraud, interfering in a police investigation, etc
 
2012-01-03 01:56:42 PM  

BurnShrike: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Asshole should be charged criminally.

For possession of an illegal substance, fraud, interfering in a police investigation, etc


But he won't be.

At the absolute worst, he will lose his job, and that will be the end of it.

/Until hes hired by another county.
 
2012-01-03 01:59:33 PM  
Utica? I am not shocked by this story.
 
2012-01-03 03:30:33 PM  
Apparently, there's more to it (new window)
 
2012-01-03 07:15:50 PM  
Utica! Gimme two!
 
2012-01-03 07:16:31 PM  
And the video didn't dissapear?
 
2012-01-03 07:16:59 PM  
This is disgusting. That suspect should be charged with recording that poor cop!
 
2012-01-03 07:21:16 PM  
Please, can't you just leave the bad apples alone and let the 99% of the good cops do their job?
 
2012-01-03 07:21:23 PM  
Let's just please end the War on People who use drugs.

Please. That will make all of this nonsense moot.
 
2012-01-03 07:21:49 PM  
I read the headline as News Corp. Not as funny as I thought.
 
2012-01-03 07:21:58 PM  
Here's the real story. Link (new window) No Blatant Cop Misconduct!!

/this time.
 
2012-01-03 07:23:25 PM  
sprinkle some crack on him
 
2012-01-03 07:24:17 PM  

Enemabag Jones: Please, can't you just leave the bad apples alone and let the 99% of the good cops do their job?


Fark the 99%ers. Why is it that nobody ever sticks up for ME.
 
2012-01-03 07:24:23 PM  
Without seeing the full video, there's no way to know what happened.
 
2012-01-03 07:24:44 PM  
The dog was verbally abused, cursed and yanked around, finally to be returned to the car.

Can a dog be verbally abused?

/'What they hear: Ginger blah blah blah blah
 
2012-01-03 07:24:46 PM  
I write for the Utica Phoenix, so I'm really getting a kick out of some of these replies.

/I was like the last person in North America to hear about this story, apparently
//WKTV released the full video, and it doesn't look like any shenanigans took place actually
 
2012-01-03 07:25:27 PM  
If you are doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about.

Obviously he was trying to protect the public from a criminal. The only way he could. Sometimes you have to work around the law to do the right thing.
 
2012-01-03 07:25:30 PM  

All_Farked_Up: And the video didn't dissapear?


Sometimes, we the public, accidentally benefit from their internal struggles.
 
2012-01-03 07:25:41 PM  

Brandyelf: Apparently, there's more to it (new window)


From your link.

Earlier in the video, in a portion not shown on all the social media sites, the officer's empty hand can be seen going in the driver's jacket pocket, pulling out a baggie

Sounds like mis-handling of evidence at best. Case dismissed.

I wouldnt put it past a department to pull something (say on a mayors/chiefs orders) against a political oponent or someone who's been slipping through their hands on something else that's much bigger.

There's no logic in doing so to some nobody though. The job is a lot easier if you find nothing and are able to see them off without an arrest.
 
2012-01-03 07:27:07 PM  
Hmmm...
Step 1: Release inflammatory video edited to make the cops look bad.
Step 2: Get 64,000 hits in 24 hours.
Step 3: Profit.
 
2012-01-03 07:27:15 PM  
This is why we need laws against videotaping police officers
 
2012-01-03 07:27:26 PM  

9beers: Without seeing the full video, there's no way to know what happened.


He should be immediately re-instated, with two years pay for pain and suffering and allowed to pepper spray OWS hippies with impunity... amirite?

One Bad Apple: Fark the 99%ers


Settle down there, third Koch brother.
 
2012-01-03 07:28:39 PM  

MagSeven: Here's the real story. Link (new window) No Blatant Cop Misconduct!!

/this time.


Maybe this will teach the internet mob to learn all the facts before forming an opinion.

LOL, who the fark am I kidding, no it won't.
 
2012-01-03 07:29:19 PM  

MagSeven: Here's the real story. Link (new window) No Blatant Cop Misconduct!!

/this time.



Most farkers don't care about 'evidence' or other silly things that will interfere with their cop-hate circle jerk.
 
2012-01-03 07:29:20 PM  
Looks like Gawker probably got it wrong.
 
2012-01-03 07:29:35 PM  

9beers: Without seeing the full video, there's no way to know what happened.


Looks like the pig took a baggie out of his left rear pocket and put it in the car and farked around and acted like he found it.

Here's what happened: The pig took a baggie out of his left rear pocket and put it in the car and farked around and acted like he found it.

You obviously did not watch the video.
 
2012-01-03 07:29:39 PM  
I despise corrupt police officers more than just about any other category of Really Bad People (TM) on this planet, and I think most decent people would agree that they should be dealt with far, far more severely than they typically are (prison or worse). But I equally despise people who selectively edit video to show something that didn't happen. And based on Brandyelf's link, this looks like bullshiat.

There are enough real examples of real police corruption; it doesn't help the cause for decency and justice when idiots like whoever posted this try to invent it. It just gives those sad sacks who worship corrupt cops reason to say "Oh, this has to be doctored, just like that time in Utica" when true abuses are brought to light.
 
2012-01-03 07:29:41 PM  
But if he pulled the drugs from the suspect's pocket, why would he then act like he found them inside the car? I don't understand.
 
2012-01-03 07:30:07 PM  

TomD9938: Brandyelf: Apparently, there's more to it (new window)

From your link.

Earlier in the video, in a portion not shown on all the social media sites, the officer's empty hand can be seen going in the driver's jacket pocket, pulling out a baggie

Sounds like mis-handling of evidence at best. Case dismissed.

I wouldnt put it past a department to pull something (say on a mayors/chiefs orders) against a political oponent or someone who's been slipping through their hands on something else that's much bigger.

There's no logic in doing so to some nobody though. The job is a lot easier if you find nothing and are able to see them off without an arrest.


FanotherFA UPD Spokesperson Sgt. Steve Hauck says, yes, you put it in your pocket. Sgt. Hauck says the first rule for police is keep your hands free in case you have to defend yourself. He says the officers didn't violate protocol or procedure by storing evidence during a outdoor traffic stop in freezing cold temperatures in their pockets for a few seconds.
/have no idea if that's right.
 
2012-01-03 07:30:25 PM  
WTF?!
Fark could have been the first major news aggregate to break this. Yesterday. 30 minutes after it happened.

I submitted the original link to this story a half hour after it broke yesterday, and it was redlit.
I submitted the Gawker link today, knowing that Fark loves to green those over originals, and was two minutes too late with a notification saying the previous submission was redlit.

So, who's the one sleeping with a mod then?
/end rant

Living in Utica, I've spent all day watching this go viral, and loving it.
 
2012-01-03 07:31:49 PM  

TomD9938: Brandyelf: Apparently, there's more to it (new window)

From your link.

Earlier in the video, in a portion not shown on all the social media sites, the officer's empty hand can be seen going in the driver's jacket pocket, pulling out a baggie

Sounds like mis-handling of evidence at best. Case dismissed.

I wouldnt put it past a department to pull something (say on a mayors/chiefs orders) against a political oponent or someone who's been slipping through their hands on something else that's much bigger.

There's no logic in doing so to some nobody though. The job is a lot easier if you find nothing and are able to see them off without an arrest.


It wouldn't necessarily be mishandling evidence. You can be sure that the defense lawyer will bring it up and try and punch holes in it, but in all likelihood the evidence will come in. Chain of custody is preserved as it went from suspect to cop to presumeably the evidence locker. Question is whether or not that brief period in the pocket is outside of normal procedures which the department spokeshole says it isn't and would that period in the police officers pocket taint the evidence. Chances are the explaination for the action is rational and I don't necessarily see any issue with what was done that would affect the charges against the suspect..
 
2012-01-03 07:32:13 PM  

MagSeven: He says the officers didn't violate protocol or procedure by storing evidence during a outdoor traffic stop in freezing cold temperatures in their pockets for a few seconds.


Horsehockey
 
2012-01-03 07:32:28 PM  
I'm not saying cops never framed anyone before but this is mostly due to the confiscation of people's property when drugs are involved. This makes a lot money for the police so of course they are going to frame as many people for drugs as they can.

And also why there is a fourth amendment against government seizing property without due process. It's a racket.
 
2012-01-03 07:32:42 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Nothing to see here, folks. MOVE ALONG!


This. He'll probably get paid suspension too.

/Fark cops who plant evidence
 
2012-01-03 07:33:07 PM  
And yes, I'm aware of the WKTV link and the UticaOD link with the full video.
/still skeptical.
 
2012-01-03 07:33:38 PM  

Rich Cream: And also why there is a fourth amendment against government seizing property without due process


TSA does it every day and night.
 
2012-01-03 07:35:06 PM  
the Black community
a Black female


Did I miss a memo? When did "black" become capitalized?
 
2012-01-03 07:35:36 PM  

MagSeven:
FanotherFA UPD Spokesperson Sgt. Steve Hauck says, yes, you put it in your pocket. Sgt. Hauck says the first rule for police is keep your hands free in case you have to defend yourself. He says the officers didn't violate protocol or procedure by storing evidence during a outdoor traffic stop in freezing cold temperatures in their pockets for a few seconds.
/have no idea if that's right.


From what I remember on "Cops," the standard procedure is to empty the suspect's pockets onto the hood, in plain view of the dash cam, so that it can be used for evidence.
 
2012-01-03 07:36:14 PM  
Shoot the farker. No, I'm not kidding.
 
2012-01-03 07:36:20 PM  

fusillade762: Did I miss a memo? When did "black" become capitalized?


I'm surprised you didn't write it as black
 
2012-01-03 07:36:27 PM  
Now...I'm generally not one to defend the cops. But the short video, as usual, shows only the most incriminating part. Watch the whole thing from http://www.wktv.com/news/local/FULL-DASHCAM-VIDEO-OF-21111-Utica-traff ic-stop-136602198.html and then make p your minds.

/who am I kidding...this is Fark
//even when saving a kitten, the cop is always wrong
 
2012-01-03 07:39:45 PM  

envirovore: WTF?!
Fark could have been the first major news aggregate to break this. Yesterday. 30 minutes after it happened.

I submitted the original link to this story a half hour after it broke yesterday, and it was redlit.
I submitted the Gawker link today, knowing that Fark loves to green those over originals, and was two minutes too late with a notification saying the previous submission was redlit.

So, who's the one sleeping with a mod then?
/end rant

Living in Utica, I've spent all day watching this go viral, and loving it.


Maybe you should stop treating the internet like it's some kind of farking race and get over it. Might lower your blood pressure.
 
2012-01-03 07:39:55 PM  

vudukungfu: Here's what happened: The pig took a baggie out of his left rear pocket and put it in the car and farked around and acted like he found it.

You obviously did not watch the video.


Maybe YOU should watch the whole video. The cop got the baggie out of the guy's pocket. It's clear as can be on the part of the video that was edited out to make the cops look bad.
 
2012-01-03 07:41:20 PM  

vudukungfu: Looks like the pig took a baggie out of his left rear pocket and put it in the car and farked around and acted like he found it.

Here's what happened: The pig took a baggie out of his left rear pocket and put it in the car and farked around and acted like he found it.

You obviously did not watch the video.


You obviously didn't watch the whole video. Hope you feel like a moron now.
 
2012-01-03 07:41:56 PM  
I remember when I got shiat planted on me. It was in high school. Some "friend" I knew that had access to my locker and he dropped his weed in there during a search.

I got a free bag of weed out of that.
 
2012-01-03 07:41:59 PM  
Cops plant drugs on black woman

Gotta keep those jails full.
 
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