Cops in Court

By: Eric James
By: Eric James

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Two witnesses in a drug case say four Wichita police officers violated their civil and constitutional rights.

The officers were suspended back in April, but were cleared of any wrongdoing. Now, a defense attorney says the officers can't be trusted. The credibility of those officers continues to be on trial, instead of the man they arrested. There are 10 different cases where a judge or prosecutors found the actions taken by the officers questionable or illegal.

According to court documents, those cases were dismissed for unlawful acts, which include: no consent to search, request for lawyer denied, and illegal search.

Ironically, several of those cases were written off by the prosecutor handling this case. Monday, two witnesses testified about how their lives were turned upside-down when their homes were illegally searched by the officers.

One of them was even arrested after missing a court date. Both of those witnesses were ticketed for drug possession, not arrested. All of the charges against them were dropped, because the officers didn't followed the law.

Details about the officers are coming out in this case, because the officers arrested the man who is on trial.


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