According to York County's first assistant district attorney, Jennifer Russell, an agent of the state sworn to uphold the law.... police, agents of the state sworn to uphold the law, have "latitude" when it comes to lying to suspected criminals to elicit confessions.

Russell states, "The police followed the law and did a great job."

Where is this law found that gives police "latitude" when it comes to lying to suspected criminals to elicit confessions?

How is "latitude" defined by law?

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled a fundamental axiom for authorities is that authorities cannot break the law to enforce the law.

Is lying by police within the parameters of the law?

If it is in the parameters of the law, why does attorney Steve Rice think police lying is grounds for an appeal for Robert Lee Duvall?

Is deception part of good police work codified by law?

Can the police lie to motorists in Operation HEAT about tailgating, speeding and other aggressive driving?

Concerned citizens would like to know where this law is found that gives police "latitude" to lie to a citizen and have it considered doing a "great job" by Russell.

Robert S. Forrey

West York



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