Courthouse News Service: Drug-Planting Case Against Cops Proceeds by Arvin Temkar:
SAN JOSE (CN) – A woman may pursue claims that Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies planted drugs in her home, a federal judge ruled.
Allison Ross sued the sheriff, her crime lab and 12 officers in April, claiming that officers’ dashboard camera and audio caught the deputies conspiring to plant drugs after their first search of her house came up empty in 2009.
“The Incident Report states that two bags of white powder were found and confiscated. However, pursuant to the vehicle dash camera video and transcript, the officers are heard on the recording saying: ‘the house is clean, there is no meth in the house’, ‘we’re gonna spike that and we’re gonna spike him.’ ‘I got the meth in the ——- car,'” the complaint states. (Epithet deleted in complaint.)
Ross v. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Dep’t, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 165929 (N.D. Cal. November 26, 2014)