The Cops Who Abused Photoshop

Conor Friedersdorf
The Cops Who Abused Photoshop

Last week, The Oregonian newspaper exposed what ought to be a headline-grabbing scandal in the course of reporting on an otherwise obscure criminal trial. The dicey behavior began when Portland cops investigating a series of bank robberies felt they knew the perpetrator’s identity: Tyrone Lamont Allen, a 50-year-old whose face is covered by several prominent tattoos. None of the bank tellers had noted seeing any face tattoos on the robber.