Police Newsletter Promotes “Letter of Apology” Tactic to Beat Claims of Coercion

In the July edition of the Vanguard, a magazine that identifies itself as the “official publication of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association,” is a step by step guide on how and why police should get a letter of apology during interviews in order to impact how cases are later adjudicated in the courts. The piece offers “techniques used by sales professionals,” explains why “defense attorneys hate” to see the letters, and how they can be “one more nail in the coffin of your case.”

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