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NY police in the dock

NEW YORK (Reuter) - Police officers here often make false arrests, tamper with evidence, and commit perjury in court, according to a draft report of the mayoral commission investigating police corruption, the New York Times reported.

The paper said the practice had at times been condoned by superiors, the report says.

'Perjury is perhaps the most widespread form of police wrongdoing facing today's criminal justice system,' the paper quoted the report as saying.