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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Police Abuse Innocent Citizen, Lie About It, Then Are Exposed by a Dashboard Cam

     Police charged a New Jersey man with resisting arrest and assaulting an officer, but recently revealed footage from a dashboard camera told a different story: Not only did the officers start beating the man for no apparent reason, they actually crashed one of their vehicles into the man's car. Then they allegedly lied about what transpired and suppressed the evidence, but were somehow found innocent during an internal investigation.

     Prosecutors, however, dropped all charges against the 30-year-old Marcus Jeter, a black man, once they saw the incredible video footage, which fully corroborates Jeter's side of the story. Jeter's nightmare began when Bloomfield, New Jersey police pulled him over on the highway. Police claimed that Jeter eluded them, even though the footage clearly shows him pulling over promptly. One of the officers approached Jeter's vehicle with his gun raised, and pointed it directly in Jeter's face. Another officer was carrying a shotgun….

     Another cop car responded to the scene and crashed right into Jeter's vehicle. This detail was not mentioned at all in the the police report, and the officers pretended like it never happened--until the video contradicted them. Next, the footage clearly shows Jeter raising his hands in the air, initiating no violence against the officers. The cops respond by punching him repeatedly, all while yelling at him, "Stop resisting! Stop resisting!"…

     The officers involved are now facing various criminal charges, including assault, misconduct and tempering with evidence….

Robby Soave, "Dashboard Cam Catches Cops in Unbelievable Series of Lies That Led to Man's False Arrest," The Daily Caller, February 27, 2014 

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