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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:46 PM

Judge: Bozeman police intentionally erased audio

Judge: Bozeman police intentionally erased audio

A judge has found Bozeman police intentionally erased a portion of an audio recording made during a welfare check on a man who claims officers used excessive force against him.

Soheil Jesse Verdi claims the officers caused him to fall and injure his skull when they used a stun gun against him in 2007.

One of the officers was wearing a microphone.

Attorneys for Verdi say there is a missing audio segment. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports ( http://bit.ly/WIoueZ) U.S. District Judge Richard Anderson agreed with Verdi in a ruling last month the segment was intentionally erased.

The judge says he will instruct a jury that the missing audio "would be relevant and favorable to some or all of the plaintiff's claims of excessive force" if the case goes to trial.


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HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #1
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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:51 PM

1. So why aren't the police charged with evidence tampering and obstruction of justice?


This shit is going to continue until there is accountability. Start throwing some cops in jail, and they will figure out right quick they can't operate outside the law.

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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:54 PM

2. Because the legal system isn't really bothered with "justice".

It really only wants convictions to prop up the appearance of justice and you tend to need goons for that. Best not to piss off the goons. They might spill the beans about *you*.

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