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Posted: 9/26/2005 5:35:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 5:40:58 PM EDT by ktm500]
Does anybody know if a private citizen has ever used a car set up with cameras (like a bait car) to expose an abusive cop?

ktm500

Edit :
I only ask this because a coworker was stopped on her way to work tonight. The officer said he pulled her over for no tail lights and swerving. He did not give her a ticket or charge her with anything. All he did was tell her that if anyone tries to drive the car, they would be pulled over. He then took her licence and registration and left her stranded.

ktm500
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:39:39 PM EDT
Perhaps you should take your idea to the local television station?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:46:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ktm500:
Does anybody know if a private citizen has ever used a car set up with cameras (like a bait car) to expose an abusive cop?





Yes, many times. Internal Affairs have done this locally, IIRC.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:51:17 PM EDT
So were the tail lights really out...?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:59:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:08:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:21:47 PM EDT
Her headlights were on, but she could not confirm the tail lights. She has the officers name and badge # and will be going in to the station after work with her Father.

ktm500
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:22:36 PM EDT
Was her license & registration expired? This sounds like an incomplete story at best. Not that there aren't a few corrupt ones out there, but normally she'd get it all back with a fix-it ticket.

But if she was drunk or drugged up, the car could well be towed & her possibly spend the night as a guest of the county, and she'd have to pick her stuff up at the property room in the morning. I wouldn't go out of my way to help her, based on what we've heard so far.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:22:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:

Originally Posted By ktm500:
Does anybody know if a private citizen has ever used a car set up with cameras (like a bait car) to expose an abusive cop?





Yes, many times. Internal Affairs have done this locally, IIRC.



IA may have done this, but could a private citizen do it on their own?


ktm500
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:24:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By prk:
Was her license & registration expired? This sounds like an incomplete story at best. Not that there aren't a few corrupt ones out there, but normally she'd get it all back with a fix-it ticket.

But if she was drunk or drugged up, the car could well be towed & her possibly spend the night as a guest of the county, and she'd have to pick her stuff up at the property room in the morning. I wouldn't go out of my way to help her, based on what we've heard so far.



She was not charged with anything, just left stranded.

ktm500
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:37:05 PM EDT
Why would the cop take her license?
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 4:31:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ktm500:

Originally Posted By BobCole:

Originally Posted By ktm500:
Does anybody know if a private citizen has ever used a car set up with cameras (like a bait car) to expose an abusive cop?





Yes, many times. Internal Affairs have done this locally, IIRC.



IA may have done this, but could a private citizen do it on their own?


ktm500




Sure. Anyone can install a camera anytime in their own vehicle.
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