Tag Archives: Dash Camera

Permalink to Mandating the Use of Dashcams Can Help Serve Justice Better

Mandating the Use of Dashcams Can Help Serve Justice Better

Most of the time, dashcams are brought up in conversations about protecting citizens against corrupt police officers.  There is another side.  Dashcams protect police officers too. Many times police encounters hinge on the statements of two people: the office and the citizen.  Usually you end up with two conflicting sides of a story.  Dashcams and […]

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Permalink to Police Officer Looking for Drugs Conducts a Body Cavity Search (Sexual Assault) on Two Women

Police Officer Looking for Drugs Conducts a Body Cavity Search (Sexual Assault) on Two Women

As a criminal defense lawyer, I have dealt closely with the police and witnessed first hand how they can sometimes be. While most are honorable and want to do the right thing, there are more than a few who do not. However, this one incident we are about to write about is too much. I […]

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Permalink to Cop Arrested for Fabricating Evidence: It’s About Time!

Cop Arrested for Fabricating Evidence: It’s About Time!

Recently, a police officer in Florida was arrested for fabricating evidence in DUI cases.  I say: It’s about time! FL Highway Patrol Trooper, Scott Kuntsmann, arrested for fabricating arrest reports … Following an investigation by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, it was determined Kunstmann not only fabricated arrest records, but also […]

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Permalink to DUI Myth Busters: The Police Have Thorough DUI Training

DUI Myth Busters: The Police Have Thorough DUI Training

One of the common misconceptions among the general public, judges and the police themselves, is that police officers have ample DUI training.   I can tell you from my experiences as a DUI attorney in Pennsylvania, that this is not the case.  Whether it is Pennsylvania State Police or local police, the vast majority of officers […]

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Permalink to DUI Cases Dismissed Because Police Lied

DUI Cases Dismissed Because Police Lied

News from Sacramento where 79 DUI cases have been dismissed because a police officer falsified police reports: SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully announced Friday that 79 cases, mostly for driving under the influence, have been dismissed because of alleged misconduct by former Sacramento police officer Brandon Mullock. The D.A.’s office and […]

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Permalink to An Ode to to the video from the cop car:  Dash-cameras/Mobile Video Recorders (MVRs)

An Ode to to the video from the cop car: Dash-cameras/Mobile Video Recorders (MVRs)

Recently I was asked by someone who was accused of a DUI in Lebanon:  "What about the video from the cop car?" I told him that generally speaking the video is great for the citizen accused.  You would simply be amazed the number of times that police reports and testimonies differ from the recordings.  The […]

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