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tainted evidence

n. in a criminal trial, information which has been obtained by illegal means or has been traced through evidence acquired by illegal search and/or seizure. This evidence is called "the fruit of the poisonous tree," and is not admissible in court. (See: search and seizure, search warrant, probable cause, fruit of the poisonous tree)

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Livingstone was deputy chief constable when PC Andrew Reid, 41, claimed a senior detective in the now-disbanded CCU falsified evidence against him.
(vi) Qatar's National Human Rights Committee fraudulently created falsified evidence about the supposed impact on Qatari citizens as a result of the UAE measures
(vi) Qatar's National Human Rights Committee fraudulently created falsified evidence about the supposed impact on Qatari citizens as a result of the UAE measures (vii) The Qatari National Human Rights Committee lacks independence in its work in accordance with the Paris Principles, given that it has not been subject to review since 2015.
Russian diplomats falsified evidence, pushed misleading narratives, and spread falsehoods regarding Russian airstrikes.
A Wasps spokesman described the falsified evidence as "an isolated incident, entirely at odds with our policy of maintaining the highest standards of governance".
In October, Senator Warren called on Secretary DeVos to release documents related to this decision, citing concerns that the Department may have deliberately falsified evidence in its endorsement of ACICS.
HRW said its own investigation of the drug war killings showed the 'pervasive involvement of police officers' who 'routinely falsified evidence by planting weapons and illegal drugs on suspects' bodies.'
Wyatt and another publicist, Ebonee Benson, also accused prosecutors of relying on falsified evidence, including an audio recording of a 2005 conversation between the defendant and the victim's mother that they argue was edited to remove exonerating information.
Talking about the falsified evidence, a spokesman for the club said: "This was an isolated incident, entirely at odds with our policy of maintaining the highest standards of governance.
(https://www.facebook.com/david.stephan.568/posts/10159809780095722) In a Facebook post Wednesday, Stephan lashed out about the court system, alleging that there was falsified evidence and manipulation as well as an "elaborate cover-up."
She begins each exoneree's tale with his or her release from prison, then turns the chronology back to the time of the big mistake, when a corrupt cop, or falsified evidence, or a lying witness, sealed their fate.
In their petition, the lawyers complained that some of the officers were arrested based on falsified evidence. For example, deputy police chief Ensar Doy-an was arrested on the grounds that he was involved in irregularities in March of 2011.