HRW: US authorities concealing information about how evidence was obtained

US authorities are deliberately concealing information about how they obtained evidence in criminal proceedings, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report [text] Tuesday. HRW divulged findings from over a year of investigating a police practice known as “parallel construction,” in which law enforcement illegally obtain evidence and then hide the illegality through legally obtaining supporting evidence. From April 2016 to October 2017, HRW suspected 95 criminal cases of parallel construction. The group also utilized interviews, court records, documents disclosed…

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