Top NY court draws boundaries on coercive lies police can tell in effort to get confessions

  • by: MICHAEL VIRTANEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 20, 2014 - 5:15 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. — Police can lie when interrogating suspects, but when the lies become "patently coercive," any confession cannot be used as evidence, New York's highest court ruled Thursday.

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