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Los Angeles police investigating allegation of drug planting

18:08 EST 10 Nov 2017 | Yahoo News

Los Angeles police investigating allegation of drug plantingThe Los Angeles Police Department will investigate allegations of misconduct against at least one officer, the department said on Friday, after an attorney said video captured police putting cocaine in his client's wallet before arresting him. The allegations threaten to embarrass the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) at a time when civil rights activists, such as the American Civil Liberties Union, are pressuring it to more routinely release body-camera footage. "The LAPD takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and, as in all cases, will conduct a thorough investigation to determine whether the alleged actions are supported by reliable evidence," the department said in a statement.


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