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June 02, 2008

Chicago cop says 'police encouraged to lie'

By David Heinzmann
The Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — An indicted Chicago police officer said his supervisors in the Special Operations Section encouraged officers to lie on police reports to cover up illegal searches for guns and drugs, according to the CBS News program "60 Minutes."

Keith Herrera, who was interviewed by CBS anchor Katie Couric for a story set to air Sunday, said supervisors encouraged falsifying reports to make cases appear more solid in court.

Full story: Chicago cop says 'police encouraged to lie'

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