United States v. Santiago-Mendez, No. 09-2211 (1st Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Based on challenges of planting evidence and conducting illegal searches and seizures, officers in the Puerto Rico Police Department were convicted (in different combinations) of conspiring to injure, oppress, threaten, and intimidate persons in the town of Mayagüez in the free exercise or enjoyment of their constitutional rights, 18 U.S.C. 241, and conspiring to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) & 846. The First Circuit affirmed all convictions against challenges to the sufficiency of the evidence.