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O.J. Simpson

Police perjury: It's called 'testilying'

Police perjury: It's called 'testilying'

Joseph Sperling was acting mighty casual for a guy with a pound of marijuana in his car. That's how the arresting officer — and four other cops — described things to a Cook County circuit judge last year. The weed was in an open backpack in the rear seat when Sperling was pulled over, a few blocks from his home, for changing lanes without a turn signal, Chicago police Officer William Pruente said. As he waited for Sperling to hand over his license and proof of insurance, Pruente said, he smelled marijuana. The officer ordered Sperling from the car, searched it, found the pot, and made an arrest. Video from a police cruiser's dashboard camera told a different...