Video Shows Tallahassee Police Officer Planting Evidence During DUI Arrest

On a balmy May night in Tallahassee, what began as a routine traffic stop for Calvin Riley, driving his white Mercedes Benz on South Monroe, quickly descended into a legal nightmare. Allegations of evidence planting by the Tallahassee Police Department have thrown a spotlight on the thin line between law enforcement and law-breaking.

The police stop, initiated by a white 26-year-old recruit of the department, would zigzag several potential legal avenues for police to arrest Riley; ultimately, after planting evidence of an empty liquor bottle in Riley’s car, they would arrest him for driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. Riley says He says the night ‘nearly ruined his life.’