Videos of Controversial Police Actions Show That Officers Lie

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For much of modern U.S. history, police officers were considered by most judges and jurors to be the most reliable narrators in a courtroom. The increasing prevalence of camera footage eroded that bedrock of the justice system. A new reality has set in for cops, lawyers, and judges: Videos have replaced police reports and testimony as the most credible version of events, proving time and again, with increasing frequency, that police officers lie, BuzzFeed News Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!