Conscious Flow Radio

Friday, May 9, 2008

Ex-cop: Officers routinely lied to obtain search warrants

A former Atlanta police officer testified Thursday that narcotics officers routinely lied under oath when seeking search warrants, a practice that led to police killing a 92-year-old woman.
Former Detective Gregg Junnier told a Fulton County jury that detectives would tell judges that they had verified their informants had bought cocaine from dealers by searching them for drugs before the buy took place.
"I have never seen anyone searched before they go into the house”. "I've never seen that done even though officers always swear to it," Junnier said. "It's done that way in 90 percent of the warrants that are written."