In this case it seems to be the cops’ own cameras that tripped them up. LAPD Cop Accused Of Planting Drugs In Man’s Wallet With Body Camera Rolling.
Officer Samuel Lee is shown searching Shields and then another officer, identified only as Gaxiola, picks up a wallet off the ground. Seconds later, Gaxiola picks up a green baggie near the curb, which has cocaine inside, and appears to put it in Shields’s wallet.
The video in question is body-cam footage from one of the officers.
When the video was played in court, Officer Lee left without making a comment.
So if they really planted evidence in this case, have they done it in other cases, where there is no video?