Cops Make Insane Mistake
Article from The Daily Wire by Ashe Schow.
Crull was sleeping in his newly purchased but used Astro van, parked at a KFC restaurant, when paramedics arrived. They were responding to a “suspicious van” alert. Then deputies arrived, including Steven O’Leary. In the driver’s side door was a “white powdery substance,” which was “wrapped in plastic with a hair tie around it,” according to WPTV. Crull told the deputy is was Tide laundry detergent. O’Leary didn’t buy it, and reported it was heroin, claiming a field test proved it as such, according to the Miami Herald.
“He showed me a picture of the field test kit that he supposedly conducted, on his phone,” Crull told CBS12. “He never actually showed me the real test kit.”
“I just looked at him baffled and confused because I had no idea as to where 92 grams of heroin came from inside my van,” Crull told WPTV.
Crull spent 41 days in jail, missing Christmas and New Year’s, before finally being released. The substance was, in fact, laundry detergent. He and 10 other people have been wrongly imprisoned by O’Leary, who claimed they were holding drugs when in fact the substance was legal. O’Leary has not been fired, and the Martin County Sheriff’s department is attempting to distance itself from him.
Read the entire article at The Daily Wire.
Image Credit: By Tony Webster [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
How much wrongful arrest insurance coverage does the city and it’s police department carry? Could be that such cases will determine if their coverage is sufficKent.
Why is this guy still a cop and not in jail???