Are experienced police officers willing to lie and risk their reputations in order to convict a defendant?

California, United States of America

The following excerpt is from People v. Bowen, A132356 (Cal. App. 2014):

453, 478-479 [it was not error to suggest that experienced officers would not lie and risk reputations just to convict one defendant]; see also People v. Johnson (1950) 99 Cal.App.2d 717, 728-730 [not error for prosecutor to express opinion that sheriff and district attorney seemed to think defendant was guilty].)

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