Why San Diego California needs to require San Diego DUI police videos for San Diego DUI arrests In Florida, zealous DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving Officer Daniel Brock was recently fired.
Their State Attorney’s Office is investigating whether he should face criminal charges. Officer Brock, recognized for his stellar if not bizarre & excessive record of DUI arrests by MADD and his Department, made false DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving arrests.
58 people were arrested for DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving when their blood alcohol concentrations were below the .08% legal limit.
That officer thought a person could be impaired below .08 . He mistakenly believed suspects were impaired when they really were not impaired.
Internal Affairs found 43 of the DUI arrests were of driver’s demonstrating no impairment while driving. In 41 DUI arrests, the chemical test did not support the opinions of Officer Brock.
Video evidence proved that a number of claims of failed DUI field tests were not documented by the camera, including one instance where a driver allegedly lost his balance while making a turn in the walk and turn test – which did not happen in the “no-lie” video evidence – then the driver blew a .01% but was still arrested for DUI by Officer Brock.
Overstatements, improper conclusions and exaggerations were a norm.
In over 300 arrests between October 2005 and October 2006, the Officer did not use his video camera approximately 40% of the time. The officer wrote his reports late, forgot relevant facts, and made numerous mistakes in his haste to process one DUI arrest and get another DUI arrest asap.
He often double-dipped – he made one DUI arrest while he had another DUI suspect in his car, a violation of policy.
The simple fact is that when MADD provides incentives for Officer’s to make DUI arrests, the general public loses. The questionable incentive, bias and recognition dumped on this officer by an overzealous MADD apparently led him to violate the public trust and make unfair, incorrect & alarming statements in DUI / drunk Driving/ DWI police reports.
This DUI cop did use the video camera in many of his DUI arrests. The no-lie video eventually led to fascinating evidence of his true tactics.
The bottom line: Critically, for San Diego California citizen protection from renegade law enforcement personnel, San Diego DUI/ drunk driving / DWI law enforcement vehicles should be equipped with San Diego DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI video cameras. No lie.