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pervert the course of justice

To obstruct law enforcement from successfully, adequately, or quickly discovering who is responsible for a crime and administering justice. After it was discovered that he had tampered with the evidence, the crooked cop was arrested and charged for perverting the course of justice.
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perˌvert the course of ˈjustice

(law) tell a lie or do something in order to prevent the police, etc. from finding out the truth about a crime: He was arrested and charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
See also: course, justice, of
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The girls were playing in an area close to a house in which their families were attending a birthday party when they were approached by the pervert.
However, Endemol denied that it had any information suggesting the pervert works for the firm.
The trial started on Monday, with Pc Robin Humphreys, 27, also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice in a statement written after the incident in April last year.
It is understood the case centres around claims the pair, both aged 50, conspired to pervert the course of justice after Mr Malik was allegedly involved in a road rage incident on February 26.
Police said: "A 29-year-old was arrested for attempting to pervert the course of justice after reporting for bail.
Marray was found guilty on a separate count of doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice.
Kashif Khan is charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice and two counts of dishonestly making representations in an insurance proposal to make a gain for himself.
As the women went to cross the road, the pervert slowed down his yellow coloured cement mixer as he travelled west down Blackscroft, before indecently exposing himself.
The pervert will be given a job inside the prison once staff have assessed whether he is under any threat.
Four other men, aged 26, 28, and two aged 30, have been charged with affray and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
A PERVERT pensioner who downloaded hundreds of child porn images has escaped a prison sentence.
Taylor, who was to appear before Gateshead magistrates today, is also charged with conspiracy to pervert the court of justice.
What bothers me, though, is when everybody goes back to some of my earlier work of the S/M community or Pervert la photograph of a hooded woman in leather pants, naked from the waist up, with a nipple ring and the word PERVERT carved above her breasts] and then wonders, Why is she is doing work about cities?
A pervert who takes obscene photos of young girls is being hunted by police.
A MAN accused of pretending to be quadriplegic to avoid facing trial for defrauding his elderly neighbour has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice and money laundering.