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Technology bites cop

Police who are in the business of going for drug seizures on the highways need some justification for pulling over a car they want to check out. Officer Joe Brown apparently thought he’d come up with a new one, now that many areas outlaw driving while talking on a cell phone. But…

Investigator Joseph W. Brown of the Massena village Police Department testified that he stopped the car the driver was using a cell phone. The judge rejected the testimony because account records for the men’s phones showed neither of their phones had been used between the time they received the marijuana and the time they were stopped. As a result, he ruled neither the marijuana or any other evidence gathered as a result of the traffic stop can be used against the men.

Guess Joe Brown has to find some other way to lie about pulling people over.
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[Thanks to jackl]

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