OPP Officer 2: Ok, let’s say “you smelled cannabis”
OPP Officer 1: Sure, yeah.
OPP Officer 2: Let’s say that.
OPP Officer 1: That’s fine.
That’s how easy it is for the OPP to fabricate a story and to destroy someone’s reputation, dignity and future. Their victims are normally out thousands of dollars in legal fees and have to take time off work to defend against this grotesque abuse by the police. It’s their word against yours in court, unless you video record it.
December 20th Kyle Pickering, a 27 year-old from Mitchell was followed by a marked OPP cruiser for 8kms from Mitchell to Dublin. Eventually the officer pulled over the vehicle under the pretense of suspicion of impaired driving.
What followed was captured on video by the victim. The phone was seized and video evidence was deleted by OPP officers. The victim later recovered the video.
The officer claims his victim was pulled over under suspicion of impaired driving. The OPP officer did not notice any signs of impairment and no demand for a breath test was made. At this point more OPP officers are on route to the scene and the victim is video recording.
The officer then claims to smell cannabis and opens the victim’s car door and demands to search the vehicle.
The victim truthfully states there is no marijuana in the vehicle.
The officer attempts to forcibly remove the victim from his vehicle.
The victim objected and demanded to speak to the officer’s supervisor.
Instead of waiting for the backup officers to confirm the odor of marijuana and legal grounds for a search, the officer assaulted the victim, seized his phone and searched his vehicle.
No drugs were found during the illegal search.
The officers are then caught on video discussing how they need to say they smelled cannabis to make the search appear legal in court.
Once the officers realize the victim’s phone is still recording, they delete the video.
The victim recovered the deleted video.