In Wisconsin, A Caledonia police officer is under investigation after being caught on camera appearing to plant drugs in a Black man’s car during a traffic stop.
The man in the video, who goes Glockboy Savoo on Facebook, shot and posted the now-viral 16-second video on Facebook. He also posted a video, confirming it was him in the video.
After that video went viral, the Caledonia Police Department launched an investigation, and police chief Christopher Botsch posted this statement on Facebook:
“The Caledonia Police Department was made aware of a cell phone video that is circulating social media platforms depicting the actions of a Caledonia police officer. We were able to locate the call for service associated with the cell phone video. The Caledonia Police Department is conducting a comprehensive internal review of the incident.
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All officers assigned to patrol duties are equipped with body worn cameras, and preliminary information indicates the officers on scene of this incident all had their body worn cameras activated. In addition, marked Caledonia police patrol vehicles are equipped with dashboard mounted cameras. As part of the internal investigation, we will be reviewing those videos. We will also need to gather information from all officers who were present.
The complete review will take some time, but I have reviewed portions of the body worn camera video. Please keep in mind that the cell phone video that is circulating depicts only a small portion of the entire encounter; whereas, all available video may provide more context.
The Caledonia Police Department believes strongly in transparency; therefore, all body worn camera video will be made available within the coming days.
Please be patient, as there is a lot of information to review. Please know that we are taking this matter very seriously.
Chief of Police”