Monday, January 7, 2013

Video raises questions about arrest by Chicago cop - Cop says he dropped the dope to the ground - Video says otherwise

For years now their was a standard phrase in Chicago police arrest reports, "He looked in my direction and dropped a package containing......."
Yes, bosses all told you what a great job you're doing...but watch every boss shun you once you're indicted for perjury!

PHOTO: Lance Conley, now 41, stands next to a signpost where police officers said they saw Conley drop heroin in 2010. Conley was acquitted and won a lawsuit over the arrest. (Keri Wiginton, Chicago Tribune / November 9, 2012)

On a report in June 2010, Chicago police Officer Jose Velez wrote that he arrested Lance Conley after he saw Conley place a bag of what turned out to be heroin in the grass at the base of a tow zone sign across the street from his home. Velez testified under oath to the same allegations at a preliminary hearing a month after Conley's arrest. And, at trial in 2011, the officer again testified he saw Conley with the bag of heroin.

Conley, charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, faced going to state prison if convicted.

The only problem was that Conley had hours of video from security cameras he had installed around the West Side bungalow he shares with his wife and daughter that raised significant doubts about Velez's account of the arrest. Indeed, the video from the time of the arrest appears to show the now-41-year-old computer tech and odd jobber hanging around with friends.

Despite the video, which Conley's attorneys turned over to Cook County prosecutors and which the officer watched, the state's attorney's office took Conley to trial. And though the judge did not allow the video into evidence, Conley's lawyers showed frames of it and there was testimony about it. Indeed, it seemed to inform the trial. In the end, Conley was acquitted by the judge and later sued Velez, other officers on the case and the city of Chicago.

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35 comments:

Anonymous said...

All those small dope cases are nonsense.

Anonymous said...

He will be broke in a year, or dead. See now that he won the city lotto hes got money for big dope.with big dope comes big troubles.

Anonymous said...

No arrests unless on signed complaints. Fuck this city. Oh, and the new sgt in 006 on third watch is a real jag off. Yeah, you, sgt C. M.

Anonymous said...

If you only put the whole story on your site> The Fib-une blocks me out and I'm a cheap prick i will not pay...

Anonymous said...

"Computer tech?" Yeah right.

Anonymous said...

I tell all these wannabe tact super heros this shit is gonna bite them eventually. We got a few in my district that are still out playing the dope game after being hit with punitive damages. Some idiots will never learn until they get fired or go to the joint.

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Look familiar? Yeah, of course he didn't have drugs on him. Whatever.

Anonymous said...

kinda like, 'the offender pointed the gun at the officer, and the officer, in fear for his life, shot the offender". A trained monkey could rattle this off every time. Change the Ragtime already. That's what big, over-inflated salaries are for. And in the case of Chicago, for doling out kickbacks to keep your spot.

Anonymous said...

OT Why no comments of the detective arrested for stealing vitamins from Whole Foods. Only article with no comments or place to post comments

Anonymous said...

Typical drop case, 1 bag arrest, to stay in the "unit" or on the "team".
Grow up boyz.

Mick Jagger said...

Just as every cop is a criminal...

Anonymous said...

So the defense present "frames" as in hand selected frames of a video. I'm sure each one of those showed Conley in a good light. The fact that the judge threw out the 1 bagger is nothing. This is the norm. If the ASA's watched the video and still perused charges then I'm guessing the video was bogus. Conley will get his $10k payout and have nothing to show for it 2 weeks later.

Anonymous said...

The blue jean lone rangers no doubt. What a waste of police manpower. The one bag clan.

Anonymous said...


Look at all that grass in plain view!

Anonymous said...

The numbers game has been going on for years. Trying to please the bosses to keep them happy and keep your spot. But when the shit hits that fan all the bosses trun their backs on you. Most of us have played that numbers game but technology is finally throwing some shit back in our faces. Don't give these Ghetto Lottery hopefuls any ammunition to use on you. Because they will.

Anonymous said...

Did he make a "furtive movement"? That line always cracks me up.

Anonymous said...

Computer tech?" Yeah right.

Heck Yes, all those hours pulling up computor porn count.

Anonymous said...

Honesty is the only policy.

Anonymous said...

Racist spic officer

Anonymous said...

This bust out Negro can afford to have video cameras all around his house? Fucking unreal!

Anonymous said...

Do you really have to ask ....

Anonymous said...

get paid my nigga get PAID

and FUCK that spic lapa hire piece of shit cop and his obese mustached wetback wife.

No probable cause said...


You cropped the picture!

The sign reads: ROCKS AND BLOWS CURB SERVICE HERE!

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Anonymous said...

Now time for me to talk, its me Lance for all of you people with your negative comments, you can suck my dick. And for my supporters who know the truth, thank you. Yeah mutherfuckers I can afford cameras and a whole lot of other shit too, and no I ain't broke, I started a non for profit and helping my people. And for you tuff ass people from the burbs talking shit, scared to come to the city ,lol save it.

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

..and why can't he be?

Landis Conley and ain't afraid to be a CONLEY said...

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