Police body-cam footage may prove officer planted evidence, officer denies

NEW YORK TIMES — The New York Times has obtained body-camera recordings that document a marijuana arrest earlier this year on Staten Island. The videos offer a rare look at a type of encounter the public seldom sees, and show how aggressively the police will pursue a minor marijuana case, in some circumstances, and the subtle social dynamics that shape policing in New York.

But the videos also raise questions about how far the police will go to make an arrest. Lawyers for the defendant, Lasou Kuyateh, argue that the recordings contain possible proof that one of the police officers planted a marijuana cigarette in Mr. Kuyateh’s car. The officer and police department deny the allegation.

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White suspect in black man’s killing indicted on terror charges

A white Army veteran who prosecutors said traveled to New York with plans to kill black men, has been indicted on state charges of terrorism. James Harris Jackson is accused of fatally stabbing a 66-year-old stranger with a sword. The Manhattan D.A., Cyrus Vance, said Jackson searched for days for victims of his “campaign of terrorism.” Ashley Southall has details in this story from The New York Times.