NYPD Admits to Planting Drugs

    A New York City police officer escorts Columbia University student Harrison David, center, from the 25th Precinct in Manhattan after he and four other students were arrested  on Tuesday Dec. 7, 2010, in New York. Authorities say the five Columbia University students sold LSD-spiked candy and a full menu of other drugs at three fraternity houses and other residences on the Ivy League campus, where it was believed at least one of the suspects was using the drug money for school expenses.(AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

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    A former New York City detective admitted in court that it was common practice to plant drugs on innocent people in order to meet arrest quotas. Stephen Anderson, one of eight cops arrested in the scandal, admitted he planted cocaine on four men in a Queens bar in 2008 in order to help his co-worker improve his arrest numbers. "It was something I was seeing a lot of, whether it was from supervisors or undercovers and even investigators," said Anderson. The city paid $300,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by two men falsely arrested by Anderson and his partner.

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