Cop’s profane tirade gets pot conviction overturned

The Kansas Court of Appeals has overturned a man’s conviction for marijuana dealing after ruling that the arresting officer’s profanity-laced interrogation violated his right to remain silent.

In an opinion released Friday, an appeals panel ruled 2-1 that Lenexa Police Officer Curtis Weber’s tirade could be interpreted as a threat that coerced confessions from Marcus Thiasen Guein Jr. of Kansas City, Mo.

The judges overturned Guein’s convictions and sent the matter back to the Johnson County District Court for a potential retrial.

A Lenexa police spokesman said he had not seen the court opinion and had no immediate comment.

(Read more: KC Star Local News)