Wisconsin Police Force Insist Officer Planted NO Evidence After Viral Video

A Wisconsin police department has insisted that one of their officers provided no evidence after a viral video showed him dropping a plastic bag on the back seat of a car during a traffic stop.

A video of a cell phone taken by a passenger that went viral this weekend appeared to show that the Caledonia police officer – who has not been named – dropped the package in the car after it was detained for killing 100 on Wednesday. mph was driving in a 45 mph zone.

The video uploaded to social media shows a male passenger addressing the officer and saying, “What’s that? What did you just throw here? Got you on camera, mate.’

The officer responds, “I’ve got you on camera, we’re all good.”

The passenger then turns the camera to the back seat where the plastic bag can be seen, and says, “Hey bro, you just threw it in there.”

Caledonia police say they have launched an internal investigation but released body camera images showing the officer was not planting evidence.

They say the pouch was found on a passenger who had already been removed from the vehicle and thrown onto the seat because officers did not believe it contained drugs.

A Wisconsin police department is conducting an internal investigation after a video went viral last week in which a cop puts “evidence” in the back seat of a towed vehicle.

On Saturday, Caledonia Police Chief Christopher Botsch responded to a video of an officer allegedly throwing a plastic bag in the back seat of a car after it was arrested Wednesday for driving at 100 km/h in a 45 km/h zone. you.

On Saturday, Caledonia Police Chief Christopher Botsch responded to a video of an officer allegedly throwing a plastic bag in the back seat of a car after it was arrested Wednesday for driving at 100 km/h in a 45 km/h zone. you.

Botsch said the first video shows officers searching one of the rear passengers outside the vehicle while an

Botsch said the first video shows officers searching one of the rear passengers outside the vehicle while an “empty corner tear” or corner of a plastic bag was found in the passenger’s pocket.

On Saturday, Caledonia village police chief Christopher Botsch responded to the video.

He said: “Earlier today, the Caledonia Police Department was notified of a mobile phone video circulating on social media platforms showing the actions of a Caledonia police officer.”

“We were able to locate the service call that accompanies the cell phone video. The Caledonia Police Department is conducting an extensive internal investigation of the incident,” he added.

The department has released two police bodycam videos of the incident, each taken by separate officers at the scene.

Footage from the bodycam videos shows interactions between the police and two of the passengers, both black men.

Botsch said the first video shows officers searching one of the rear passengers outside the vehicle while an “empty corner tear” or corner of a plastic bag was found in the passenger’s pocket.

“The empty corner tear contained NO illegal substance; however, this type of packaging is a common method of preserving illegal drugs,” Botsch wrote in the post.

Footage from the bodycam videos shows interactions between the police and two of the passengers, both black men

Footage from the bodycam videos shows interactions between the police and two of the passengers, both black men

As for the second clip of body camera footage, an officer approaches the vehicle as the front passenger can be seen in footage on his cell phone using the front camera

As for the second clip of body camera footage, an officer approaches the vehicle as the front passenger can be seen in footage on his cell phone using the front camera

On Saturday, Caledonia village police chief Christopher Botsch commented on the incident in a post uploaded to Facebook.

On Saturday, Caledonia village police chief Christopher Botsch commented on the incident in a post uploaded to Facebook.

Botsch said that since no drugs were discovered in the corner tear, officers threw away the empty packing material in the vehicle, which is when the front passenger was captured.

As for the second clip from body camera footage, an officer approaches the vehicle as the front passenger can be seen in video capture on his cell phone using the front camera.

“While we would discourage officers from throwing objects into a civilian’s vehicle, it is clear from the video that the officer is NOT posting evidence or doing anything illegal,” Botsch said in the post. “Besides, the empty corner crack itself is not illegal.”

According to Botsch, four officers were in attendance and more than six hours of bodycam footage to view, adding that all of the videos, in their entirety, will be released soon.

“The full review will take some time, but I’ve reviewed portions of the body-worn camera video,” he wrote. “Keep in mind that the cell phone video circulating only shows a small portion of the entire encounter; while any available video can provide more context.”

Although no one was arrested, Botsch said the driver had been given a speeding ticket and a passenger was handcuffed.

Botsch’s statement does not outline why the bag was thrown in the car when discouraged, nor why a passenger was searched and handcuffed – as a result of speeding traffic.

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