THE ASSAULT POLICE PLOY – Phone video clears man charged with assaulting cop — even after phone disappears | Toronto Star
THE ASSAULT POLICE PLOY – It’s an old one. Cop assaults person and charges that person with assaulting police. So this guy was sitting in his uncle’s apartment. Cops knock on the door and tell him to turn the music down. He does so and gives his identification (?) but that’s not good enough. Cops want to come into the residence and search around without a warrant. The guy says no. He takes out his phone to record this when the cop physically knocks the phone out of his hand and arrests him for assaulting police. Cops seize the phone and it is never seen again, but the video clip was automatically uploaded. On seeing the video the Judge questions officers’ honesty, finding their testimony “deliberately misleading.” Guy is found not guilty. What happens to the officers??
Cellphone went missing after police took it, but uploaded file exonerated accused man and left judge questioning officers’ honesty, finding their testimony “deliberately misleading.”
Source: Phone video clears man charged with assaulting cop — even after phone disappears | Toronto Star