Entries by Amanda Hale

The Challenge of Cross-Examining Police Officers

Culture of “Testilying” Some police officers will lie under oath in order to protect the fruits of legally questionable arrests or searches. To these officers, a “white” lie to prevent an “injustice”—the judge suppressing the evidence because of his interpretation of some vague constitutional precept—is morally acceptable. This lie includes fabricating the police report, lying […]