The Wisconsin police department that had one of their own accused of planting drugs in a Black man’s car says the claim is BS — and they say they got the full video to prove it.
The Caledonia Police Dept. posted an update into their investigation — which they say isn’t done yet — but based on what they’ve found so far … they feel confident saying the officer who was caught on video tossing a baggie into the back seat is being wrongly blamed.
Village of Caledonia Police Department
The Chief of Police, Christopher Botsch, says the car was pulled over for speeding in a 45 MPH zone, and after the front seat passenger refused to ID himself — and finding the rear passengers weren’t wearing seat belts — the cops apparently decided to conduct a search.
CPD uploaded portions of two body cameras from what appears to be 2 different officers — the first shows the cop in question being handed a little baggie — which the department says was an empty “corner tear” — by another officer who was checking it out and then going back to the car and throwing it back in … which is where the OG video picks up.
The police say that little baggie — which, again, they say was not illegal in and of itself since it was empty, albeit indicative of drugs — was found when they searched one of the rear passengers, something they say you can see in a second body cam video they uploaded.
Since there was nothing in it, CPD says the cop essentially discarded it back into the car, which they say probably wasn’t a great idea, but note … nothing sketchy happened. Their video also shows the convo that happened after … something GlockBoy Savoo’s didn’t.
Caldeonia Police say there’s over 6 hours of footage to review since there were four officers present — so they say they’re gonna need more time to get the full picture. However, they reiterate that thus far … it doesn’t appear as if anything criminal was done — on either end.
They also point out that no arrests were made from this stop … only a speeding ticket was issued. GlockBoy Savoo, meanwhile, doesn’t appear to have responded to the cops’ story.