Troopers Accidentally Record Attempt to Frame Activist
Article from Criminal Legal News by Derek Gilna.
Journalist Michael Picard, who has previously recorded instances of police misconduct, was arrested by Connecticut state troopers on September 11, 2015, while he lawfully open carried a firearm and recorded their activities at a DUI checkpoint on his cell phone. However, after they confiscated his phone, the troopers continued to record, while conspiring to contrive a crime for which they could arrest the journalist.
According to Trooper First Class John Barone, Sergeant John Jacobi, and Trooper Jeff Jalbert, Picard was accused of recklessly displaying his firearm and endangering people. However, the facts show that he was holding a sign and recording, and never touched his gun during the entire incident.
The officers were upset that Picard was recording their activities on public property, which was completely legal, and that they could not intimidate him to stop filming, forcing them to take his property to assert their non-existent authority, and then contrive false charges to cover their misconduct.
Despite inadvertently recording evidence of their own ill-conceived cover-up, the troopers were cleared by their own department’s internal affairs division.. Police union attorney Mark Dumas said, ” They were exonerated. The trooper did nothing wrong. They were doing their jobs, and they do an excellent job.”
Read the entire article at Criminallegalnews.org.
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We have investigated our personnel and find that they Have done nothing wrong. The Democrat answer for Hillary, Bill, Adam Schiff, Comey, Müeller, etc..
Justice is for Those connected with authority or for Those that can afford it.
Too bad, these pathetic cops ruin it for all the good, hard-working & dedicated law enforcement personnel. These cops, they are a disgusting example of “drunk with power” and believe they are above the law.
I would love to meet a LEO that truly follows his oath, haven’t come across one yet.
Social media will thin these thugs out, hopefully .
Now the DOJ needs to do their job and nail these Cops for Civil Rights Violations.
This is what is the result of hiring without adequate screening and ending up putting mentally, morally , and physically deficient subject out to have contact with the public. This must end and has cost the public far more than a qualified tax dollar parasite should.
Now that we know these crooked cops, justice will be coming to them.
Nothing new. Welcome to Libtard land.
The cops just can’t stand it when someone stands up to them. Usually, they beat someone like that to a pulp and claim that they were “resisting”. Demand that these criminals be brought to justice. When you are on a jury, make sure that anyone subjected to this kind of abuse is NOT convicted. Do your best to make sure that the corrupt cops are. The journalist should sue them for several million dollars each.
What a shame. There are 95% of men in blue (and women of course! Using “men” as plurality for all people…) , but there will always be a few who think they’re above the law, pushing their egos instead of law, and of course, the cover-ups.