A Connecticut state trooper has been charged with multiple felonies after being caught on video taking almost $10,000 worth of cash and property from the body of a man who died in a car accident. He took the money as “evidence,” somehow magically forgetting to log it in or mention it on his report. And then lying to investigators about it.
Knowing he was being audio and video recorded, a Connecticut State Trooper boldly took at least $3,700 in cash from a man who had died in a motorcycle accident, claiming it was “evidence,” but then acting as if he knew nothing about it when confronted three times by the victim’s father.
Trooper Aaron Huntsman also took a gold chain valued at $5,500, neglecting to include it in the victim’s personal belongings that he returned to the man’s family, later claiming he had forgotten all about it…A month after taking the money, investigators sat down with Huntsman and interrogated him about the missing cash, in which he denied any knowledge about it. He finally admitted to the possibility of taking it when confronted with the video, but still insisting he had no recollection in doing so.
The following day, investigators searched his patrol car and found $3,700 in a bundle under the seat.
His superiors are probably just upset that he didn’t do it right. If he had seized the cash and the chain and said it was because he thought they were somehow related to a crime, then the whole department could have kept the money.