Dirty Cops and Wrongful Convictions
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The Los Angeles Police Department is currently engulfed in the worst corruption scandal in its history. A surprising number of LAPD officers have reportedly planted evidence at crime scenes, lied on the witness stand, and covered up unjustified shootings and beatings. Hundreds of cases are under review because they may be tainted by dishonest police work. Police corruption scandals have also erupted in Chicago, Cleveland, and New York. This forum was a discussion about the extent of this problem‐and what might be done about it.