Police planting drugs and framing citizens should be a serious criminal offense and never happen in a working justice system, but it does. In the past it was rarely ever caught on camera. Store owner Donald Andrews however was well armed with 7 different security cameras. This proves once again how important it is to video every encounter you have with the authorities and why they will try to stop you with every made up excuse on the books.
|Dominic A. Dagostino - Schenectady County Sheriff|
An undercover operative working for the Schenectady County and Scotia County police departments in Schenectady, New York was captured on film placing a small baggie on the counter of a smoke shop. Despite selling cigarettes, cigars, incense and other perfectly legal smoking paraphernalia, the counties’ police weren't having any of it. Claiming they became “suspicious” of an African-American owning a legitimate business, the county twice sent out the undercover operative to investigate.
On his second visit, the undercover operative can be seen in the video below placing crack on the store counter top. The operative returned to his superiors with photographic evidence of illegal drugs in the smoke shop which then led to the SWAT Team assault and arrest of businessman Donald Andrews. However once Andrews was able to provide the surveillance footage as proof of the setup, the tables turned.
The Schenectady County Sheriff, Dominic A. Dagostino says the undercover operative didn’t "follow proper procedures" [code for he got caught] and denies sending him in to frame Andrews despite the overwhelming forensic video evidence.
Here is the dox for Schenectady County Sheriff:
Address: 320 Veeder Ave, Schenectady, NY 12307
Phone: (518) 393-8300
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