Collinsville IL Police Harass and Detain Tourist


Fast Tube by Casper

Summary:
A tourist from Ohio drove to St Louis to visit the Star Trek exhibit at the St Louis Science Center. He was pulled over while driving home on I-70. The officer accused him of weaving out of his lane then asked to search the vehicle for drugs. Officer Reichert then coerced a drug-sniffing dog into giving a false positive off camera to gain probable cause and search the vehicle.

The search came up empty. To cover himself, Officer Reichert claimed that the dog must have detected some “shake.”

Officer Michael Reichert has a criminal history for lying in a federal drug case and for selling knockoff sunglasses. He was previously fired and then rehired.

Madison County has a history of using asset forfeiture on I-70 to generate revenue.

Additional details:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/31/drug-search-trekies-stopped-searched-illinois_n_1364087.html

http://www.kmov.com/home/Man-says-Collinsville-police-officer-violated-his-rights-during-traffic-stop-142697395.html

Share your feedback with the city of Collinsville:
http://www2.collinsvilleil.org/

2 Responses to Collinsville IL Police Harass and Detain Tourist

  1. Andy Matterson says:

    You’ll get no sympathy from me.

  2. Matt says:

    Its an american police officer, don’t expect too much out of them.




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