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Leaked Documents Show Alabama Police Department Planted Drugs On Black Men For Years
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HUNDREDS OF CASES PROSECUTED WITH PLANTED EVIDENCE, MANY WRONGLY CONVICTED STILL IN PRISON

The Alabama Justice Project has obtained documents that reveal a Dothan Police Department’s Internal Affairs investigation was covered up by the district attorney. A group of up to a dozen police officers on a specialized narcotics team were found to have planted drugs and weapons on young black men for years. They were supervised at the time by Lt. Steve Parrish, current Dothan Police Chief, and Sgt. Andy Hughes, current Asst. Director of Homeland Security for the State of Alabama. All of the officers reportedly were members of a Neoconfederate organization ....... Both Parrish and Hughes held leadership positions in the group and are pictured above holding a confederate battle flag at one of the club’s secret meetings.
The documents shared reveal that the internal affairs investigation was covered up to protect the aforementioned officers’ law enforcement careers and keep them from being criminally prosecuted.
Several long term Dothan law enforcement officers, all part of an original group that initiated the investigation, believe the public has a right to know that the Dothan Police Department, and District Attorney Doug Valeska, targeted young black men by planting drugs and weapons on them over a decade. Most of the young men were prosecuted, many sentenced to prison, and some are still in prison. Many of the officers involved were subsequently promoted and are in leadership positions in law enforcement. They hope the mood of the country is one that demands action and that the US Department of Justice will intervene.
The group of officers requested they be granted anonymity, and shared hundreds of files from the Internal Affairs Division. They reveal a pattern of criminal behavior from within the highest levels of the Dothan Police Department and the district attorney’s office in the 20th Judicial District of Alabama. Multiple current and former officers have agreed to testify if United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch appoints a special prosecutor from outside the state of Alabama, or before a Congressional hearing. The officers believe that there are currently nearly a thousand wrongful convictions resulting in felonies from the 20th Judicial District that are tied to planted drugs and weapons and question whether a system that allows this can be allowed to continue to operate....

Leaked Documents Show Alabama Police Department Planted Drugs On Black Men For Years

It seems folks in the community have been saying this for sometime but now ONLY AFTER SOME INTERNAL INVESTIGATION COPS OF THE AREA (not a misc blog) decided to do what's right after years of keeping quiet.

If they hadn't basically confessed to this long term cover up I suspect most people would claim that it's just blacks bad mouthing the police. That the jail birds are lying And that if they hadn't done the drug crime they wouldn't be in jail.

This is the kind of thing that the REASONABLE activist point out as the reason for blacks being generally upset and distrustfull of police and the justice system. And why one incident of questionable blame might spark a stupid riot. It's the straw that broke the camels back at work.
Many people in various communities across the country already KNOW about the decades of police and justice system misconduct race based and otherwise NOT reported. I'm glad this long term problem has been exposed and hopefully corrected.
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Sounds like unsubstantiated accusations by a few cops.

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We'll see if any concrete evidence comes forth backing up these claims.
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Sounds like unsubstantiated accusations by a few cops.
We'll see if any concrete evidence comes forth backing up these claims.
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...The documents shared reveal that the internal affairs investigation was covered up to protect the aforementioned officers’ law enforcement careers and keep them from being criminally prosecuted...

...Beginning in early 1996, the Dothan Police Department received complaints from black victims that drugs and weapons were being planted. Specifically young black men who had clean records were targeted. Police Chief, John White, allegedly instructed senior officers to ignore the complaints and they willingly complied....

...In early 1998, a group of concerned white officers from within the Police Department complained in writing about what they witnessed. This is reflected in the document below where it refers to a series of allegations that took place over 11 months before the department acted. The initial written complaint from the department’s own officers is dated June, 1998. The internal memo documents the last allegation as occurring in April of 1999. Almost a year of internal complaints by the department’s own police officers passed before Chief White turned it over to the Internal Affairs Division....

On August 27, 1999 more than a dozen officers had allegations against them for planting drugs and weapons on black men they had falsely arrested. They were each notified of a formal investigation and required to prepare statements in writing to the Internal Affairs Division. They were then tested by polygraph examination, most reportedly failed. The notification of charges reference a combination of marijuana, cocaine, and guns being planted on citizens during arrests that were witnessed by multiple fellow police officers.....

...All of these cases involving planted drugs and weapons were subsequently prosecuted by District Attorney, Doug Valeska, despite the written allegations by police officers that the evidence was planted. Never was any such information shared in the discovery process with the defendant’s attorneys. We have been advised that each of these are considered felonies committed by the district attorney....


...The original group of officers were dismayed that the investigation was covered up. Even more disturbing, the officers responsible were then promoted in the department. They allege the practice of planting drugs continued for years on black men by those who were part of the group.....
Leaked Documents Reveal Dothan Police Department Planted Drugs on Young Black Men For Years, District Attorney Doug Valeska Complicit | The Henry County Report
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This article just reports on the same Alabama Justice Project from the OP...

And if they like Cornell West and use the raised Socialist Fist as a symbol, then I'm not going to take them seriously...
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This article just reports on the same Alabama Justice Project from the OP...

And if they like Cornell West and use the raised Socialist Fist as a symbol, then I'm not going to take them seriously...
hmm, So you reject or dismiss the local Police officers Eye Witness reports and official police documented testimony as valid... because you don't like who's repeating it.
i see.
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hmm, So you reject or dismiss the local Police officers Eye Witness reports and official police documented testimony as valid... because you don't like who's repeating it.
i see.
Sounds like, "He said, she said" stuff. Is there any actual evidence these claims by a few cops are true?
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Alabama justice finally getting some justice...I like it.
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