Planting Drugs to Arrest Innocent People is Part of the Game — Cop Admits That False Arrests Happen on a Regular Basis

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“I have a method for getting people off the street that should not be there. Mouthy drivers, street lawyers, assholes and just anyone else trying to make my job difficult”

John Thompson | DC Post

One of the biggest defenses in contraband cases are that law enforcement officers planted evidence and lie to make their arrests.

These cries from defendants are largely ignored by all parties involved, including the juries because of psychology.

When it is the word of a defendant against the law enforcement officer, people have been conditioned to rely on the word of authority as truth. The question is, should this be the case?

One of our editors stumbled across a web site where local law enforcement deputies are free to post, and do so with 100% anonymity.

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In this web site, they exchange tactical information, procedural tips and methods to use to gain compliance of subjects or to arrest them for being difficult.

One such post, titled “Tricks of the trade – let’s exchange!” was started by a deputy who wrote,

“I have a method for getting people off the street that should not be there. Mouthy drivers, street lawyers, assholes and just anyone else trying to make my job difficult. Under my floor mat, I keep a small plastic dime baggie with Cocaine in residue. Since it’s just residue, if it is ever found during a search of my car like during an inspection, it’s easy enough to explain. It must have stuck to my foot while walking through San Castle. Anyways, no one’s going to question an empty baggie. The residue is the key because you can fully charge some asshole with possession of cocaine, heroin, or whatever just with the residue. How to get it done? “I asked Mr. DOE for his identification. And he pulled out his wallet, I observed a small plastic baggie fall out of his pocket…” You get the idea. easy, right? Best part is, those baggies can be found lots of places so you can always be ready. Don’t forget to wipe the baggie on the persons skin after you arrest them because you want their DNA on the bag if they say you planted it or fight it in court.”

This revelation started off a wave of other postings on what police officers do to put people in jail.

This includes planting evidence and falsifying official reports used to lock suspects up.

We left a post asking for the original poster to contact us anonymously and if certain conditions were met, we would interview him.

We were contacted by a person, who we will refer to as Joe Deputy.

Joe provided us evidence proving his law enforcement status and employment through the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

He has been employed as a law enforcement officer for in excess of 15 years.

He agreed to speak with us on the condition of anonymity, the condition we don’t ask him about anything he’s done directly, and referring to him by an alias, which we agreed to do.

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Jeffery Schultz: You posted about arresting people for drugs that they didn’t have. Does planting evidence like this take place at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office?

Deputy Sheriff: Um, yes it does, on a regular basis. Probably every day in my shift. I work nights on the Road Patrol in a rough, um, mostly black neighborhood. Planting evidence and lying in your reports are just part of the game.

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  • eric

    and u wonder why more cops must be shot? just read the article above then you will agree.

  • Federico Gialone

    Wow and you wonder why pig’s are hated all over

  • Harry

    TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242

    Whoever, under color of any law, statute,
    ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State,
    Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any
    rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or
    laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned
    not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts
    committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use,
    attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire,
    shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both;
    and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if
    such acts include kidnaping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse,
    or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall
    be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or
    both, or may be sentenced to death.

    • LegalStork

      That’s all well and good, but these people operate above the law, exempt from answering to anyone. This Sheriff uses taxpayer money to take FBI agents and US prosecutors to lavish dinners, as was published in the Palm Beach Post a few years ago. These people are not going to hold Bradshaw accountable for his actions. The people here have been screaming for them to do so for years now… and they are failing the people’s wishes to do so.

  • John_erox

    This disgusts me. I’ve got a question for the cop who says he plants drugs on people…are you willing to throw away your entire career of 15 + years for the chance of arresting an “asshole” or street lawyer? Because karma will get you and you’ll just be another piece of shit cop who got fired because he behaves like a psychopath. It’s time for you to change your game and start following the constitution which you swore to uphold because your family is going to be pissed when you’re in the unemployment line because you did something so stupid. Society doesn’t have a lot of sympathy for crooked cops. Or don’t you get that?

  • TokyoTengu

    Seriously scary. I wonder how common this was/is in Ferguson. Maybe I was too quick to write off the complaints.

    • Tom Goffnett

      Tokyo: A good starting point is to look at the history of Jennings Police Department. The entire department was abolished a few years back for all manner of corruption – the town shut them down. Darren Wilson went to the Ferguson Police department from the Jennings police department.

  • Greg

    The police used to be a friend to the community and a trusted protector. Nowadays my 5yr old thinks all cops do is pull people over then beat or shoot the person. We had this conversation today. It blew my mind…I have a few Buddy’s in law enforcement and respect the job “most” of them do. How does a 5yr old know we have crooked cops. We don’t say anything negative about PD or sheriff around home.

    • Joe Spennato

      Children know more than their age lets on. Quite a bit more indeed I believe at times.

  • Quay Mcfitzxangbamaburg

    how dare you not release his information to his superiors. You are under no legal obligation to protect a criminal who you know is going to commit a crime and who is planning to do so. By allowing him to remain anonymous you are allowing his victims to sit in jail or prison without recourse. You are as disgusting as the cop.

    • Guest

      I think it’s because it didn’t happen. I think this article is a fake.

    • LegalStork

      If members of the media don’t report on it, then the problem remains hidden and covered up, the people never getting any wiser. However, now you know, and the department knows that you know, and perhaps they will alter their practices. But if a member of the media turned in a source, how many sources would be left in this world? That’s right… no one would ever speak to the media on the condition of being anonymous again. I don’t think the chief editor at a reputable news source like the DC Post is going to make up a story.

  • Digusted at Mankind

    “Pigs?” That’s offensive to swine, who display more character when eating garbage mixed with pig crap and mud than cops do.

    And, no one better come to their defense by saying, “this is just one bad apple…” The barrel of public trust in one in which one bad apple spoils them all.

  • roystr

    ever wonder how many citizens are locked up like this to keep us safe? and we pay for them to do it to us. thats the funny part.unreal.

  • nmgene

    Michigan Sherrifs were doing this back in the 60s !!!!!! I have a police report from Wyoming Mich. pd with 10 outright lies on it which I proved were lies because I had recorded the conversation with the Detective.

  • oldman67

    In Houston, Texas a Harris Country Deputy tried to this to one of my sons in my yard. Luckily his younger brother saw what was happening and asked what was he doing. I saw him toss a small white bag back into his police car. Since his partner had me in a headlock and threatening to hit me with a blackjack there was little i could do.

  • Nick Nitro

    Wait OUR hero’s are criminals!? How can this be true? Now everybody must film every encounter you have with police, they can not be trusted. Maybe it’s time for the Feds to setup some sting operations on this corrupt department…. Where are all the good cops i keep hearing about????