An undercover police officer in Schenectady County, New York has been caught on video planting crack cocaine in a store in order to arrest the store owner after an informant said there were drugs being sold there. Here’s a local news report that contains the video:
The man on tape is now apparently “on the run” and hasn’t been found. This is hardly unusual. When the Atlanta PD drug squad killed Kathryn Johnston after coercing an informant to sign an affidavit saying he had bought drugs at her house, two officers testified that this was routine, that the officers all carried drugs in their police cars to plant on people.
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