Thanks to a Colorado Officer’s poor decisions, 36-year-old Joseph Cajar’s charges were dropped by the Pueblo district attorney’s office. The officer, Seth Jensen reportedly “reenacted” a drug bust because the first time wasn’t caught on camera. That footage was used in Joespeh’s felony drug and weapons case.
According to Vibe, the officer pulled Joespeh over for a traffic violation back in November 2016. He didn’t have a drivers license or proof of insurance so his car was consequently towed.
“Jenson’s body camera footage showed a recovery of 6.8 grams of heroin, a Ruger .357 Magnum firearm, a pill bottle containing amphetamine residue and $43 from the vehicle, but text messages between the officer and deputy district attorney, Anne Mayer in March revealed his findings were actually reenacted so it could be seen on camera.
Mayer texted, “You’ll have to watch your body cam before the motions to make sure the report and camera are the same,” with Jensen replying, “For the search, the body cam shows different than the report because it was. Prior to turning my body cam on I conducted the search. Once I found the (expletive referring to evidence), I stepped back, called (a fellow officer), then activated my body cam and walked the courts through it.”Mayer then replied, “Was that in the report? If not you’ve got to write a supplement explaining that your body cam was off during the search and that the body cam that does exist is a reenactment.”
Joseph was later arrested and charged with possession with intent to manufacture or distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and special offender.
Source: VIBE, http://www.vibe.com/2017/05/colorado-cop-faked-drug-bust-for-body-camera/
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