Murder and Robbery Conviction Overturned Where Defendant Confessed In Reliance on Detective’s False Promises of Leniency.

Good cop, bad cop is an effective investigative technique that, while manipulative and perhaps unfairly taking advantage of a vulnerable, scared person, is legal.  But when is the good cop so good that he is bad?  Click on the following link to read a summary of a published decision where a court overturned a conviction because the cop elicited a confession by falsely promising leniency –