I’ve heard of searches being reenacted for the benefit of other police officers for cover, to make the search look lawful. This may be the first I’ve heard of with a body camera. I should have seen this coming because it was inevitable:
The Pueble Chieftan: Pueblo police officer accused of reenacting car search for body camera by Ryan Severance:
A felony drug and weapon possession case was dismissed in court last week at the request of the 10th Judicial District Attorney’s Office after it was discovered that a Pueblo police officer reportedly reenacted body camera footage of a search of the defendant’s car after the initial search of the vehicle had already been conducted.
The case involved Joseph Cajar, 36, who was facing charges of possession with intent to manufacture or distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and special offender; all felony charges.