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Drug Trafficking

Baltimore police's integrity problem

Baltimore police's integrity problem

Let’s accept, for the sake of argument, the most innocent possible explanation for the Baltimore police officer whose body camera footage appears to show him planting drugs in a trash strewn alley that he “finds” shortly thereafter.

Let’s consider the additional context that Commissioner Kevin Davis provided — that the three officers seen in the video were working in an area known for drug dealing and observed an exchange. Let’s give due weight to the other body camera videos the department released showing the officers making a traffic stop, arresting the suspect and searching the same trash-strewn yard where the alleged planting took place, all...