New York undercover police officers filmed themselves framing four men in a drug case. The films shows that brothers Jose Colon and Maximo Colon had no contact with the officers despite their sworn statements that the men sold them drugs. The Colon brothers were ruined over the six months, it took to clear their names and are now suing.
The surveillance camera shows that the police account was false. It does how the officers dancing on the street before spontaneously arresting the men. The men were strip searched and, when they were repeatedly asked about why they were being charged, the police simply did not answer. The prosecutors later admitted that the arrested men obviously did not commit any crime.
In the meantime, the Colons lost their business and savings while two of the officers were put on “modified” duty — that must mean no cameras.