07/30/2012

Video is focus of planted-evidence claim

Dash cam video was filmed two years ago during the arrest of a man who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession but now claims the drugs were planted

By Daniel Borunda
El Paso Times

EL PASO, Texas — A dash-cam video that will be used in a court case supposedly shows El Paso police officers planting a baggie of cocaine during a traffic stop.

The controversial patrol-car video was filmed two years ago during the arrest of Ernesto Adrian Burciaga, who pleaded guilty to a cocaine possession charge and now claims that the drugs were planted by police.

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