Cops On the Witness Stand: Are They Credible ‘Experts’?

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Police officers are now asked to testify in court on complex questions ranging from gambling and prostitution to narcotics. But presumptions about police competence can be “deeply distorted,” and can lend themselves to conflicts of interest, Columbia Law School Academic Fellow Anna Lvovsky argues in a forthcoming Harvard Law Review article . . .

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