In June, I posted about John Hunt, a resident of Boulder City a small town just outside of Las Vegas. In June, Hunt had been arrested by Sergeant John Glenn of the Boulder City Police Department on charges of “Failing to Yield as a Pedestrian” and “Resisting Arrest.” He subsequently spent a day in jail, as a result of that arrest.
As you can see in the original post and the Youtube video embedded below by his lawyer, Stephen Stubbs, when his trial date came the prosecutor dropped the charges because Sgt. Glenn was actually caught contradicting his sworn testimony (I.E. committing the crime of perjury) on the dash camera video.
That’s not the only dishonesty by Sgt. Glenn in this case, however. Recently, John Hunt contacted me and told me that he had evidence showing that not only did Glenn lie to justify the charges against him, but he in fact also edited the audio on that dash cam video to support his false version of the events during the arrest.
Within the video included in this post Hunt explains how and why that evidence was tampered with and why it also shows that Sgt. Glenn was involved or at the very least aware of that tampering. He also includes a report from a forensic audio expert that conclusively shows the audio was altered. A PDF containing the full Forensic Audio Authentication Report can be found here.
In addition, John included this text description:
After I crossed across the road for the third time, a police car pulled into the parking lot directly in front of me, maybe about 40 feet away. The officer inside, Sgt. John Glenn said, “Come over here. Come over here. Come over here!”
I asked, “why?”
He said, “because I told you to.”
I then said, “I refuse to comply,” because I did not view “because I told you to” as a valid legal reason to change what I was doing. I had broken no laws and was not causing any problems as I stood on the sidewalk. I was perfectly willing to talk with the officer and was looking forward to that opportunity. I had a very strong desire not to be arrested, but I was not going to follow his commands for the sole reason that he had decided to issue them. I have rights.
Immediately after I said this, Glenn got out of his car and began walking towards me. At the time I thought that he was coming over to talk to me. Instead he walked directly up to me and grabbed me by the arm. He did not say anything to me as he was doing this. He did not say, “turn around and put your hands behind your back.” He said absolutely nothing.
I was very surprised that I was being illegally and abruptly assaulted for absolutely no reason.
I instructed him to stop assaulting me. I said, “Stop assaulting me! Stop assaulting me! Take your hands off me.”
But Glenn didn’t listen, as he had no interest in obeying the laws of the land.
Now, compare that with what you hear on the tape. To recap, here’s what it should sound like:
- GLENN: Come over here. Come over here. Come over here!
- ME: Why?
- GLENN: Because I told you to.
- ME: I refuse to comply.
- *car door opens and closes, silence for a few seconds as Glenn walks over to me
- ME: Stop assaulting me! Stop assaulting me! Take your hands off me.
After this, the tape plays out mostly the same as it happened in life, except for one small detail. After I had been dragged to the ground and handcuffed, I was leaned up against a cop car and a policeman started asking me a series of yes or no questions. I answered them as I was still dazed from the assault and did not have the werewithal to understand fully what was going on.
I strongly suspect that it was one of my answers here that was edited out and transposed into an earlier point in the tape to make it appear as though I was interacting with Glenn in a confrontational manner before he “arrested” me. This is the part of the tape where John Glenn supposedly asks me “is there something you don’t understand?” And I say, “No!” This never actually happened. The only things that happened are exactly what I have described.
The recording of these events didn’t match my memory, which was very clear and vivid, and still is. So, with the help of my family, I decided it was worthwhile to hire an expert to investigate it.
I was told that this kind of editing was impossible, but I could not be convinced that my memories were mistaken.
I chose my words very carefully when I said, “I refuse to comply,” and I remember the exact reason and context in which I said them, which is very different from the context in the video.
Even despite having a very strong memory in general and despite having these vivid memories of this specific event, the edited tape made me doubt myself for a time.
When you are confronted with a video recording that does not match your memories, you tend to believe the recording. It’s in a sense like being “gaslighted.”
I believe it’s very possible that if I did not have a very strong faith in my own memory, I could have been convinced that the events on the tape were what actually happened
This may have happened to more than a few people.
The reason I know that John Glenn is aware of this, beyond the obvious, is that he attests to a detail in the report which appears on the edited tape but did not happen in life.
In his sworn statement, under penalty of perjury, he states, “I asked the subject what part he did not understand.”
This didn’t happen, but on the tape, it did.
So Glenn knows about this or is doing it himself. I suspect that there was an event or events some time in the past where Glenn actually said all of the things he said on that tape.
And I suspect that if you could see the reports of all of his arrests, you would see many instances of these exact same phrases being used over and over again.
I would also suspect that there is a computer somewhere nearby, either in John Glenn’s basement, or in a lab somewhere, with some very interesting files on it.
I can’t personally say how deep or how far the corruption goes in this department, but I think it’s reasonable to conclude that the existence of this report casts serious doubt on every single piece of evidence that goes through that courtroom, especially video evidence.
There may be many convictions issued by that court that need a second look. And there may be people in jail right now that shouldn’t be there because of what this person or group of people is doing.
For obvious reasons, having an officer who is willing to both lie under oath and tamper with evidence in order to justify arresting someone is a huge threat to the freedom and rights of citizens. Even more of a threat is a police department that at the very least allows officers to have the access and ability to do so and in reality were probably complicit in helping carry out such illegal actions.
When you consider that this is a case in which Hunt was really arrested out of spite (AKA Contempt of Cop), it casts doubt on every case the Boulder City Police are involved in, especially those involving Sergeant John Glenn.