DeKalb County Georgia police officer Demetrius A. Kendrick was indicted Thursday on the charge of violation of oath by public officer for falsely planting drugs on a man and arresting him in 2012, reports AJC.com.
Kendrick’s bond was set at $10,000 bond and he was given 24 hours to turn himself in.
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Prosecutors say Kendrick, a five-year DeKalb cop, wrongfully arrested Alphonso Eleby on July 6, 2012 and charged him with marijuana possession even though the officer knew Eleby didn’t have drugs on him.
Eleby and his attorney claim that Kendrick was caught on film planting drugs on Eleby.
On July 6, 2012, Eleby stopped to talk to someone inside a black SUV parked at the Chevron gas station on North Hairston Road.