Video Catches Police Informant Planting Cocaine On Shop Owner Before RaidChris | InformationLiberation
A police informant was caught on video planting cocaine on an innocent business owner's store counter, the informant then took photographs of the planted drugs and gave them to police.
This manufactured "evidence" was then used by the police as a pretext to raid the innocent shop owner's business, shut it down and throw him in jail.
This same informant, who has since "gone missing," had already assisted in the take-down of seven other victims who have all been notified since this evidence surfaced.
This is a perfect example of how drug laws are being used to shut down law abiding citizens' businesses under the flimsiest of pretexts.
From the Daily Gazette:
SCOTIA — The Scotia shop owner cleared of drug charges earlier this year by his own surveillance system has filed the precursor to a lawsuit against the two police agencies that worked on the investigation.Watch the video of the informant planting the drugs here.
Meanwhile, Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney said the informant used in the case — who is seen in store surveillance video planting the evidence — was a factor in drug and weapons cases against seven defendants. Attorneys in each of those cases either have been notified or are being notified of the informant’s involvement.
The existence of the notices of claim was disclosed Tuesday by shop owner Donald Andrews’ attorney, Kevin Luibrand, who played the surveillance video for members of the media. The video shows two visits by the wired, unidentified informant, with the videos both showing the informant retrieving something from the back of his pants.
In the second visit, when Andrews had his back turned, the informant placed what was identified as cocaine on the counter, secretly photographed it and later presented it to investigators as evidence.
Luibrand said Andrews wanted his story and the video made public to prove that he was innocent and that people are set up. He also wanted it publicized to give more credibility to those in similar situations who don’t have a multi-camera surveillance system to prove their innocence.
“This is the first occasion that I’ve seen in 30 years where this has been captured on video,” Luibrand said. “It’s alleged, it’s talked about, lawyers often hear ‘I didn’t do it, he set me up.’ Well, there’s Exhibit A. That’s how it’s done.”
Andrews is the owner of Dabb City Smoke Shop in Scotia, a store that sells pipes, T-shirts, hookahs, incense, ashtrays and other items. He was accused of selling cocaine to the undercover informant twice in late March. His shop was then raided in early April, and he was arrested.
He spent the weekend in jail before he could come up with the $30,000 bond. When he realized what he was being accused of, he had investigators examine his surveillance system, which was among the items seized in the raid.
When they did, the charges against Andrews were dropped and the informant himself was sought on drug and perjury charges. The informant, who is not being identified, remains at large.
Chris runs the website InformationLiberation.com, you can read more of his writings here. Follow infolib on twitter here.
Latest Tyranny/Police State
- Dash Cam Video Shows Seattle Cop Falsified Charge Against Elderly Man Walking Down Street
- Man Peacefully Walking During MLK Day Rally Blasted with Pepper Spray by Cop
- Another Reason Uber Gets Banned: DUIs Are An Essential Revenue Stream
- Video Released of Police Killing Mentally Ill Teenage Girl in Police Department Lobby
- IRS Shuts Down Another High-Profile Asset Forfeiture Case, Gives $447,000 Back To Its Rightful Owners
- Case Dismissed Against Officer Who Shot & Killed 7-Year-Old As She Slept, During Botched Raid
- Cops Arrest Public Defender For Attempting To Do Her Job
- Police Officer Who Fired Stun Gun At 61-Year-Old Woman Suspended Without Pay For 1 Month
FAIR USE NOTICE
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which in some cases has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available for the purposes of news reporting, education, research, comment, and criticism, which constitutes a 'fair use' of such copyrighted material in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. It is our policy to remove material from public view that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our members or users.