Skip to comments.NAACP: Cop Planted Evidence (VIDEO)
Posted on 01/21/2012 7:01:55 AM PST by matt04
The NAACP is calling for a federal investigation into allegations a New London police officer planted drugs outside a suspect's house just before his arrest.
The questionable conduct happened in October 2010 and was captured on tape by a camera inside a police cruiser.
Lance Goode was arrested that night. He says the video shows Officer Roger Newton dropping drugs on the ground, looking around, and then kicking them underneath his car.
"Someone we're supposed to trust, a police officer. His career was that important that my life, my family's life didn't mean nothing?" said Goode.
Goode just filed a formal complaint with the NAACP. The organization is calling on the U.S. Justice Department to investigate.
"Police officers are supposed to protect and serve not protect and plant drugs," said Scot Esdaile, the president of the Connecticut chapter of the NAACP.
The police department has placed Officer Newton on paid administrative leave as the city investigates his conduct.
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However, it is the NAACP and the reporter said that Goode has has some drug related incidents in the past, and he demands the cop be arrested and prosecuted now with no official evidence that that did it so I am skeptical.
I watched the video as well and I can’t determine a darn thing. However, the NAACP claims... due to a history of false claims always ring hollow to me.
My thought exactly....they cry wolf so often I tend to discount anything they claim.
If the officer did it, his arrest would be a species of assault under color of authority, along with perjury.
If you are pumping up your arrest numbers, you would chose to plant drugs on people with prior convictions. The investigation should include checking the officer’s activity on department computers: Was anyone looking up people with prior convictions to help them decide on whom to plant drugs?
Why does the NAACP always run to the Feds.
Did they ask Connecticut to investigate and get turned down or do they know that Ertic Holder is an NAACP member and a black racist will look kindly toward them.
“Bitch set me up.”
“However, it is the NAACP and the reporter said that Goode has has some drug related incidents in the past...”
Good enough for me, throw him in the clink, planted drugs or not.
Looks like the cop dropped the drugs to me. Why would anyone support this corruption even if the suspect had prior convictions. It could be you or your family member next.