Wednesday, 09 November 2011 03:26 By Allison Kilkenny, Truthout
Stephen Anderson, a former New York Police Department (NYPD) narcotics detective, recently testified that he regularly saw police plant drugs on innocent people as a way for officers to meet arrest quotas. While the news may shock many civilians, the custom is so well known among officers that it has a name: "flaking."
This practice has reportedly cost the city $1.2 million to settle cases of false arrests.
"The corruption I observed ... was something I was seeing a lot of, whether it was from supervisors or undercovers and even investigators," said Anderson.
And if anyone is an expert on planting drugs, it's Anderson. This is a man who was busted back in 2008 for planting cocaine on four men in a Queens bar.
How many innocent people are in prison right now becasue of dirty cops, lies and false police reports?