LawNewz: LISTEN: Cops Accidentally Recorded Themselves Making Up Charges Against Protester, Lawsuit Says by Alberto Luperon:
On Thursday, ACLU of Connecticut sued three state troopers for allegedly making up charges against their client, protester Michael Picard. Their evidence: The cops took his cell phone, and accidentally recorded themselves.
According to the complaint, Picard regularly protests DUI checkpoints, believing these violate the Fourth Amendment. This included one September 11, 2015 demonstration on an Interstate 84 slip road in West Hartford. The defendants—Master Sergeant Patrick Torneo, Sergeant John Jacobi, and Trooper John Barone—busted him during the DUI check point.