Cops In Alabama Allegedly Planted Weapons And Drugs On Black Suspects
An alleged investigation at the Alabama Justice Project has recently discovered that a police department had been allegedly planting drugs and weapons on African American suspects for years according to a watchdog group with the Henry County Report:
According to watchdog group, Alabama Justice Project, the group allegedly obtained documents that show a Dothan Police Department’s Internal Affairs investigation was allegedly covered up by the local district attorney. A group of up to a dozen police cops on a special narcotics team allegedly planted drugs and weapons on African American men for several years.
According to the documents by the watchdog group all of the officers were allegedly members of a “Neoconfederate” organization.
The alleged documents shared reveal that the internal affairs investigation was allegedly covered up to protect police officers’ law enforcement careers as well as keep them from being criminally prosecuted in court.
The investigation allegedly discovered that most of Black men prosecuted were sentenced to prison, and some are still in prison. Also, many of the officers who were allegedly involved were later promoted and are currently in positions of leadership in law enforcement.
The watchdog group also claimed to reveal an alleged pattern of criminal behavior from within the Dothan Police Department and the district attorney’s office at the 20th Judicial District of Alabama. According to alleged documents the officers may be under the belief that there were nearly a thousand wrongful convictions resulting in felonies from the police department tied to officers allegedly planting drugs and weapons.
The watchdog group maintained that many high-ranking members of the District’s office allegedly held up a Confederate flag at secret meetings after alleged photos leaked online.
As awful and messed up as this is…it sadly isn’t exactly shocking. We wonder how many other precincts across the nation have been up to the same tricks, but haven’t been caught yet.
What do you guys think?? Do you think many police departments across the country are notorious for planting evidence against certain segments of people?
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