Lapel cam captures woman trying to frame APD officer for sexually assaulting her
Having police officers wear body cameras isn’t just to prevent police brutality — it also is in the benefit of officers, too, who will have evidence to prove that they didn’t do anything wrong when accused of brutality or harassment. And thankfully, one officer was wearing his lapel camera when a woman decided to try to accuse him of sexual harassment in a pathetic attempt to get out of a DUI.
Albuquerque police officer Jared Frazier pulled over a 23-year-old woman when he saw her driving sporadically.
Deanna Griego got out of the car when asked and started trying to explain her behavior. All of it was caught on the officer’s lapel camera, KOB 4 reports.
… At the station, she asked if he could go to the bathroom.
“Bathroom’s on your left — your other left,” Frazier said after uncuffing her.
Then Griego took her phone out and could be heard asking, “How can I get this officer in trouble?”
“You’re not allowed to do that,” Frazier said. “Go ahead and step out. You’re on the phone; you need to step out.”
“[You were] inappropriately touching me while I was waiting in the car,” Griego shot back. “Please don’t touch me.”
“The whole thing’s on video ma’am; you can say whatever you like,” the officer said.
Frazier’s been cleared of any wrongdoing thanks to his lapel camera.
People are only too happy to try to frame cops and make them out to be the bad guys. These cameras can help reinforce that most of them are the good guys, trying to do the right thing and keep us safe.