A police officer has managed to get away without being charged despite running a stop sign, causing a crash, and arresting an innocent driver!
Last Wednesday, a Michigan State Police officer in an unmarked police-issued Jeep Patriot drove straight past a stop sign at the corner of Livernois and Cadet Street in southwest Detroit. As the SUV passed through the intersection, a red sedan slammed into the side of the Jeep.
The entire crash was captured by a camera located on the front porch of a local house. Seemingly in an attempt to frame the crash on the driver of the red sedan, Carlos Martinez, the officer got out of his car and approached him, announcing his identity and ordering the 27-year old to hit the ground.
Speaking with Fox 2 Detroit, Martinez’s mother vsaid that her son was told he had no rights in the aftermath of the crash.
“He told him call my parents, call my mother. The police officer says ‘you’re 27 years old, you’re old enough, you don’t need no parents and plus you don’t have no rights right now.’ He has no criminal history. He’s not a criminal, he’s never been in gangs. You don’t treat people like that. We’re human beings,” she said.
Martinez suffered from a number of bruises and scratches, while the officer was treated for a broken rib and collar bone.
Michigan State Police were contacted about the crash and claimed that were investigating the incident. On Thursday morning last week, they said the officer in question was released to a local hospital and had not been charged.