Police work is tough. No question. But any criminal defense lawyer will tell you that some police officers are not above shading the testimony, or even creating testimony , to put the accused behind bars.
Example 1: In Lafayette, Special Judge Millikan just denied a motion to dismiss an officer from a wrongful death case where he failed to check on the well-being of a child, who was later murdered -- then lied about it on his report -- and in his later deposition.
Former Tippecanoe Deputy Glen Teller was convicted of perjury after he admitted to a fellow deputy that he lied both on his report and in the deposition. For the article, CLICK HERE.
Example 2: Five Birmingham policemen were fired after the discovery of video showing them beating an injured unconscious man, then deep sixing the video for more than a year. For the article, CLICK HERE.
Its not that the victim was a good guy. He lead police on a wild car chase, endangering countless people on the road. At one point he purposely swerved toward a policeman in the road, barely missing him. The guy deserved the 20 year sentence he received -- and maybe a little more.
But nothing justifies the conduct of the five officers involved.
The van they were chasing flipped, and the driver was thrown out, obviously injured and unconscious in a drainage ditch. The officers jumped from their car and began beating the unconscious man with fists and clubs. The video stops only when one officer apparently remembers the who thing is being recorded, and runs back to his car and switches off the video camera.
To make matters worse, the cops hid the video for over a year. When you see it, you'll know why. To see the video, CLICK HERE.