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Bodycam video leads to pill theft charge against officer

November 23, 2018

PLATTE WOODS, Mo. (AP) — Court records say a police officer’s body camera captured him stealing prescription pills during an event near Kansas City in which the public could turn over unwanted drugs for safe disposal.

Richard Langley is freed on bond after his arrest earlier this month on a felony stealing charge. He’s no longer part of the Platte Woods Police Department, where he worked part time.

Issues arose last month in nearby Lake Waukomis during a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event.

Court records say Langley “flagged” a portion of video recorded by his dash camera for deletion. Instead, the dash and body camera video were reviewed and submitted as evidence. Detectives say they seized 38 suspected painkiller pills from Langley’s truck.

Langley’s attorney didn’t immediately return a phone message.

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