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The Nation

A judge in Boston dismissed a murder charge against a man accused of killing a policeman because members of the city’s elite anti-drug squad lied to get the search warrant for a drug bust that ended in gunfire. State attorneys said they would appeal the Superior Court judge’s decision and try to have the murder charge against Albert Lewin reinstated. Judge Charles M. Grabau told a packed courtroom that he had no choice but to dismiss the case against Lewin, 33, who was accused of shooting Detective Sherman Griffiths during the Feb. 17, 1988, raid.


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