ACLU asks Bruning to examine cases for evidence tampering

Posted: August 12, 2010 by scaryhouse in Police Misconduct

The Nebraska ACLU on Monday called upon Attorney General Jon Bruning to launch an independent investigation into evidence-planting allegations within Douglas County and Omaha police agencies.

Six months ago, Douglas County’s veteran crime lab director, David Kofoed, was convicted of planting blood evidence in a double murder case.

Then in May, an evidence-planting allegation surfaced in the Omaha Police Department.

The Omaha World-Herald reported on allegations that officers Frank Platt and Kara Hindman planned to put marijuana into a suspect’s trash so that Hindman could establish probable cause for a search warrant against a gang member.

via Lexington Clipper-Herald > News > Regional > ACLU asks Bruning to examine cases for evidence tampering.

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