Police accidentally record themselves conspiring to fabricate criminal charges against protester
ACLU is suing Connecticut state police for making false charges against a man who was protesting a DUI checkpoint.
On September 11, 2015, Connecticut resident Michael Picard was filming a protest near a police DUI checkpoint in West Hartford. Unbeknownst to the troopers who confiscated his camera, it was rolling while they appeared to fabricate criminal charges against him.
“Let’s give him something,” one trooper declared. Another suggested, “we can hit him with creating a public disturbance.” “Gotta cover our ass,” remarked a third.