Friday, July 31, 2009

Police Frame-Up

We all know that cops all-too-often are assholes. This story out of Hollywood, FL backs up that time-tested principle. After an officer plowed into the back of a woman's car at a stoplight, three of his comrades converged on the scene to create a different version of events which pinned the whole accident on the female motorist who was hit.

Every civilian's worst nightmare, right? Well the beauty of this tale is that these Super Troopers hatched their whole elaborate—albeit, feeble minded—lie in front of one of their own dash cameras.

From NBC Miami:
"As far as I'm concerned. I'm going to put words in his mouth. She went to accelerate and a cat jumped out of the window at which point he thought it could have been a pedestrian, which distracted him," Pressley tells Sgt. Andrew Diaz, another veteran of the force. "I mean what's the chances of hitting a f---in drunk when a cat jumps out of the window?"

Still, the cops run with the half-baked idea and rush to get Torrensvilas to do a Breathalyzer test so they can officially say she was drunk.

"I nailed her on the video. I already hung her on video. She said she has been doing a beer party," Pressley says. "She's gonna blow."

Then, another cop debates with Pressley on who is going to write up the fabricated report to clear their police comrade.

"I know how I'm going to word this with the cat so we can get him off the hook. I'll write the narrative," Pressley says. "We're going to bend this a little bit."

Maybe if the victim had been black they would've sprinkled a little crack on her? Thankfully, the video evidence led to a quick dismissal of the charges against the motorist, and prosecutors are now investigating the police officers' conduct. The full article can be read here.

1 comment:

Bearcat said...

Thankfully these were stupid cops... a couple of smart cops would have nailed this poor woman.