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Police officer’s warrant fib was inexcusable (access required)

4th Circuit reverses judge’s refusal to suppress evidence seized during unconstitutional search

A lie about the existence of a search warrant allowed a group of police officers to comb through an apartment and find crack cocaine and digital scales, leading to the conviction of one of the occupants after a federal trial judge refused to suppress the drug evidence. Had the ruling been affirmed on appeal, “it would ...

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