Lying Cop Caught by Perp’s Unauthorized Recording

This makes me happy: ABC News: Gotcha! Teen’s MP3 Catches Cop in a Lie.

I note that the officer in question is one Detective Christopher Perino. Which makes me wonder: any relation?

7 Responses to “Lying Cop Caught by Perp’s Unauthorized Recording”

  1. ymatt Says:

    I’ve always said that I’m fine with a surveillance society, as long as the people can surveil back. For once that happened, so good for that kid.

  2. knarlyknight Says:

    A lying cop? Outrageous; but that’s just background noise.

    Here is documentation of a a lying General for you, in particular General Myers and his lies to Congress, clearly explained in Part 3 (parts 1, 2 and 3 are about six minutes each.)

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3

  3. J.A.Y.S.O.N. Says:

    You know though, this kid was caught on video shooting the victim in the face. I’m not really going to feel warm and glowy knowing he’s actually guilty of the crime and going to receive a reduced sentence. If I find out where this was reported I’ll cite. This really isn’t anything to be super happy about though.

  4. shcb Says:

    It doesn’t seem to me there are any good guys in this story, if the kid is telling the truth it was self defense, if the detective’s motives were as pure as he was telling the kid he was on the kid’s side and only wanted to side step the lawyers. But that isn’t up to the detective, getting as much information out of a suspect before you read him his rights isn’t allowed, and lying in court to cover his ass tells me this is his modus operandi. I can sympathize with his frustration of dealing with lawyers but that is part of the game. And the lawyers were sprinkling their evil pixy dust over everything. In fact if everyone is telling the truth the person that should be going to jail is the guy that got shot!

    In my opinion the story here is the story, while Tom Hays’ original piece is a testament to biased editing by omission, this even shorter version is almost criminal. Both versions give you the impression that this young man was spirited away from the crime scene, taken to headquarters and bullied into a confession, one he bravely never gave but instead turned the tables on his tormenter. No mention of the shooting of the gang member being on Christmas and the arrest six days later after the police had watched the entire event on the tapes from surveillance cameras , and one would presume collected and analyzed other evidence. They had the kid dead to rights. The only question was, was it self defense. According to the transcript the detective believed the kid had a good chance to beat the rap completely. But no mention of any of that. Sigh.

  5. ymatt Says:

    Yeah, you guys are right that that piece was a pretty gross oversimplification. I still say that it’s a good thing when a cop is caught in perjury, as that kind of thing really cannot be tolerated, but nothing’s pretty about this and the kid seems far from blameless.

  6. J.A.Y.S.O.N. Says:

    There was a case in Cleveland recently where a city cop got caught telling someone pulled over for a traffic violation that he could ‘charge them with anything he wanted.’ That didn’t go over very well.

  7. shcb Says:

    There are bad apples in every bunch but that doesn’t mean we should be against the cops, they are on our side. I know that belabors the obvious and no one here is saying any different, just needed to be said. Of course the fact that hundreds or thousands of airplanes will take off and land safely isn’t news, let one crash and it’s news for a week. I certainly want these incidents reported; I just want them reported fairly. By leaving out the two facts that the crime was committed a week earlier and it was caught on tape gives the impression the kid was being railroaded into admitting he did something he didn’t. And don’t think that report was partially complete by accident.

    If it were true the kid was getting railroaded the relatively minor infraction this detective committed would have been huge. Now, if the detective gets off without jail time and retains his pension, there will be a public outcry from citizens that would think his light punishment was just had they known the whole story. In the end this detective will be punished more harshly than this crime deserves. Now I don’t know his past record, maybe this makes up for past transgressions, but that isn’t the way our system is supposed to work anymore that the way the detective was working it.

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