Virginia Beach police used forged DNA reports during interrogations, official says

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Virginia Beach police used forged documents to get confessions or cooperation from people. At least one forged report was presented as evidence in court, Attorney General Mark Herring said. Herring announced the department has agreed to end the practice and implement policy changes. The terms of the agreement with the department will remain in effect for at least two years.
4 months ago·Virginia Beach, United States

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Official: Police used fake DNA reports during interrogations

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The department has reached an agreement with the Virginia attorney general to ban the practice.

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The city says the department has ended the "very limited ... though legal" practice that wasn't "in the spirit of what the community expects." The outgoing state DA says the idea was to encourage confessions.

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