A former Jackson County, Florida, sheriff’s deputy is facing 52 felony charges in connection with allegedly planting drugs on motorists he pulled over.
According to the charges and released body cam footage, Zach Wester allegedly framed a minimum of 10 people, some of whom were involved in court-ordered recovery programs. One victim even lost custody of his daughter because of Wester’s corrupt actions.
How did Wester plant drugs in people’s cars? How was he caught? How did authorities respond to the allegations? What constitutional protections did most of the victims forget to invoke?
Reason.com reporter C.J. Ciaramella chronicled this horrible case on Wednesday. He joins Greg Corombos for a closer look at the details and whether there is evidence of this becoming a bigger problem in the U.S.