Supreme Court OK's Lying to Police

Published 02/17 2012 04:06PM

Updated 02/17 2012 04:21PM

    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled it's okay to lie to the police in certain situations. Today, a 6-1 decision was released stating it's okay to give a false statement if it doesn't impede or hinder the officer from performing authorized duties.
    The case had to do with a La Salle County man accused of trying to cover up for his wife who was driving on a suspended license. Joseph Baskerville was found guilty of obstruction for telling an officer he was the driver; not his wife.

Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


.