Especially in a place like New York City. Cop charged with lying about drug deals, putting innocent people behind bars.
Franco, a 19-year veteran of the force, was assigned to Narcotics Borough Manhattan South when he busted three defendants for dealing drugs in separate incidents, claiming he observed each illicit exchange, prosecutors said.
In each of the cases, investigators obtained video surveillance that directly contradicted Franco’s alleged observations.
Because how are you going to get a jury to believe you over a cop, the 3 people in question took plea deals, and 2 went to prison. But hey, I was always said the key word in “Criminal Justice System” was “Criminal,” and not “Justice.”
And then there is the question of how long has he been doing this kind of thing. I mean 19 years ago, there was much less of a chance that everything you did in NYC would be on camera. So has he been lying and sending innocent people to jail the whole time? Do you think he only started in the past year?