This is what we’ve heard about the viral video from the liberal media so far!
Wisconsin police officer was caught on camera apparently throwing a small plastic bag into a Black man’s car in video shared Saturday on social media.
The video, originally shared on Facebook by the man in the car, allegedly shows a Caledonia cop walking up to the car and tossing a baggie into it. The man in the car asks, “Hey bro, what’s that?”
The officer acts confused over the question while putting on gloves. The man tells the cop, “I got you on camera, bro.” The officer responds, “I got you on camera, we’re all good.”
The man then moves the video to the back of the car, showing the bag, and says, “Hey bro, you just threw that in here” and another man says, “Yeah.”
In an Instagram post, the man in the car said he was detained “for a little while” but is not locked up and was not arrested. He also promised legal action.
Cop caught in 4K planting evidence pic.twitter.com/JquHZHS8DW
— Ivan Ooze (@sivrajxx) July 24, 2021
The Caledonia Police Department responded to the cell phone video circulating the internet on Saturday, July 24.
On 07-21-21 at about 3:22pm, officers conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle traveling 63 mph in a 45 mph zone. The vehicle was occupied by a driver along with front and rear passengers. The driver was identified by her driver’s license. The front passenger lawfully declined to identify himself. The rear passengers were not wearing their seat-belts and were asked to identify themselves.
The driver and rear passengers were later removed from the vehicle. A subsequent search of one of the rear passengers produced an empty corner tear (corner of a plastic baggie) from a passenger’s pocket. The empty corner tear did NOT contain any illegal substance; however, this type of packaging is a common method for holding illegal drugs.
The empty corner tear was turned over by the searching officer to another officer who was on scene. That officer turned it over to the officer who is seen on video. Since there were NO DRUGS in the corner tear, the officers discarded the empty packaging material in the vehicle. This is what was observed in the video.
The front seat passenger tells the officer that his actions are on video, and the officer replies that he is also recording the incident. The officer acknowledges to the front seat passenger that he (officer) put the item there and explains that it was taken from one of the passengers and the officer did not want to “hold on to it.” Essentially, he appears to be discarding the empty baggie. While we would discourage officers from discarding items into a citizen’s vehicle, the video is clear that the officer is NOT planting evidence or doing anything illegal. Additionally, the empty corner tear is not itself illegal.
No arrests were made as a result of this incident. The only arrest/citation arising from this incident was a speeding citation issued to the driver.
While this is only a summary of the events, the origin of the empty corner tear and the circumstances under which it was placed in the vehicle are supported by body worn camera video.
There are two separate clips because they are from different officer’s body worn cameras.
Since four officers were present on scene, the body worn camera footage and squad camera footage totals in excess of 6 hours of video. We are still in the process of reviewing the videos. All videos, in their entirety, will be released in the very near future.
Bodycam footage below:
I see everyone's calling for the Caledonia Police officer to be jailed because they watched a brief, out-of-context clip of a cop appearing to plant a bag of drugs in someone's car. Now watch the full bodycam footage. https://t.co/tC88zpElNK pic.twitter.com/7CkaJmMeyJ
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) July 25, 2021
A pack of morons inciting violence against the police.
The video that was shared on the social media was promoted by countless celebrities and journalists. That includes Rex Chapman, whose account is easily one of the top 10 sources of misinformation on this website.
It turned out the video was intentionally clipped to leave out the context.
Luckily, the officers involved were wearing body cameras (which are important to protect citizens from police and police officers from this type of abuse).
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