Dash cam video appears to show officer planting evidence (video)
By David Edwards
The Raw Story
January 3, 2012
An officer in Utica, New York is being accused of planting evidence — and he was busted by the dash cam in his own police cruiser.
The Utica Phoenix recently obtained dash cam video of a February 11, 2011 traffic stop, where officers Palladino and Padulla search an African-American couple.
At about one minute into the video, one of the officers is seen taking a plastic bag out of his back pocket and seems to place it inside the vehicle. Several moments later, he emerges from the vehicle with a larger plastic bag, presumably evidence.