Deception by Law Enforcement: When Does It Cross the Line?

, New York Law Journal


In his Criminal Law and Procedure column, Barry Kamins, an acting Supreme Court Justice, administrative judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, and administrative judge for criminal matters in Brooklyn Supreme and Criminal courts, reviews two recent appellate decisions on where the law on lying lies.

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  • Robert Gagen

    Whenever you take the position that the ends justify the means, you have started down a slippery slope. Line drawing between bad behavior by police used in an effort to arrest and prosecute reprehensible conduct by defendants becomes very difficult and "bright lines" are difficult to see in the ensuing miasma.
    Good article.

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