Collinsville IL Police Harass and Detain Tourist
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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.
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