Connecticut police officers caught on video fabricating charges

By: News Staff

news@abc6.com

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Connecticut State Police after three troopers are heard on a recording creating fake charges against a protestor.

It happened when Michael Picard was protesting at a DUI checkpoint last week.

Troopers took his phone, which he had a carry permit for and phone. That phone was recording them.

Once troopers realized the man was not doing anything wrong, they fabricated the false charges.

“You want me to run a number on this? Gotta cover our ass…crap I mean we can hit him with a public disturbance…”

Those charges against Picard have since been dismissed.

Picard received tickets for illegal use of a highway by a pedestrian and creating a public disturbance.

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