Philip Stinson, Bowling Green, former police officer and criminal justice professor at Bowling Green State University with the largest database tracking police crimes of non-federal sworn police officers.
Brianna Keilar: “How often does this happen where police reports misrepresent what actually happened?”
Prof. Stinson: “It actually happens with some regularity. When I was a young police officer many years ago, it was jokingly referred to as creative report writing. Lying is a normal part of policing.