A man wrote me claiming to have damning video of Manchester, NH Police doing bad things on company (read: taxpayer) time. He sent me some stills and I spoke with him extensively on the phone. He seems credible and god knows the Manchester, NH Police Department is one scary place with its beatings of Chris Micklovich and others (need to find this one the Union Leader let it expire I will ask Copblock if they have it) and car crashes, etc. Unfortunately Michael Briggs -- one of the good ones -- was gunned down several years ago in the line of duty.
At any rate he is seeking donations for the $3,500 surgery for his dog and is forwarding the video to me for my review. I can put people interested in touch with him as I am not directly affiliated but I most certainly am interested. The extent of my affiliation is that I will receive a limited license to post this video. Here is his email to me from October, 2012:
Subject: video of a group of MPD breaking the law:
Hello Mr. King I will give you my real name later on when I am sure my identity will be protected. I am writting to you because I have a video of a group of Manchester cops that I taped during a day of fireworks in front of my previous apartment on Wall Street towers, 555 Canal street, Manchester, NH.
This is what happened: It was late in the afternoon, I was getting prepared to host a party for my friends who would come to see the fireworks every year. There was a large crowd and many people arrived early to the parking spots in front of the buinding. They would get a spot to set a bar-b-q. I had set up my video camera on the balcony and started to tape the thousands of people who made it there to enjoy the fireworks. I video recorded many people and then I noticed a group of people who looked like cops. They also gathered together to enjoy the fireworks. I would say that at least 10 cops dressed in civilian clothes and many other cops on duty would stop by and say hello to the fellow cops who seemed to have a great time. Several vehicles involved included an unmarked car and I would think that the driver was a detective or something like that. It sounded ok until now.
When I noticed one of them taking beer out of his truck and sharing it with his fellow cops as they where arriving. He had a few coolers covered up in the back of his truck. He would look around to make sure nobody was looking and take the beer out of his truck. I also saw some of then taking a piss right next to the truck as the same guy who was providing the beer was covering them with a piece of clothing so they would not be seen pissing on the street.
As for the cop (detective) who was in and out of the unmarked car, he was showing off with the passing by people and was lifting a pair of handcups. A group of girls impressed by the powerfull guys, decided to joint the group and at some point got inside the unmarked car.
The video was taped about 6 years ago. I am sure the cops involved in this video, still have a position in the force. I placed the video in my friend´s safe and I just asked him to send it to me. Once I receive the tape, I will procceed to have someone erase my voice from the tape. I am sure that this video will be very usefull to you. Please let me know if you are interested on this video as I also plan to contact some people from the media. Regards,