Four Cops Accused of Framing Woman In Automobile Accident

July 29, 2009

California (ChattahBox) – Four Hollywood police officers may have watched one to many movies. They have been suspended from active duty pending an investigation, after it was found that they hatched a scheme to frame a woman for a traffic accident caused by a fellow cop.

Officer Joel Francisco allegedly crashed his cop car into the back of the vehicle of Alexandra Torrensvilas, which was stopped at a stop light around midnight.

Panicking about what the accident might do to his career as a veteran police officer, he did the unthinkable. He called three other officers, who helped him to frame create a story and plan that would make it seem as though the woman was to blame.

She had admitted to drinking that night, though it isn’t known if she was actually drunk. Officer Dewey Pressley, Sgt. Andrew Diaz, and Civilian Community Service Officer Karim Thomas worked out a plan to make it seem as though the woman swerved out in from of Francisco, causing him to crash into her.

They booked her on four DUI charges, put her in the back of one of the cop cars, and worked to get their plan straight.

“I don’t lie and make things up ever because it’s wrong, but if I need to bend it a little bit to protect a cop, I’ll do it. She’s freaking hammered anyway,” Pressley was heard telling Francisco on the recorded conversation that was caught on one of the police officer’s cameras.

The charges against the woman have been dropped, and an investigation into the four officers has been launched.


3 Responses to “Four Cops Accused of Framing Woman In Automobile Accident”

  1. Jay Leipheimer on July 30th, 2009 9:49 am

    Although not as significant as this woman’s case, I recently had an experience with a police officer misusing their authority. The coherence went beyond the policemen themselves. Once charged with a crime, the DA, judges, and magistrate courts will look at the inference as “guilty by reason of the officer”, so proove yourself innocent. Without this video camera, this lady didn’t have a chance.. I’m all for the honest individuals who are protecting our society, however, we need better checks and balances in the system to protect the innocent from these few “bad apples”.

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