evidentiary harpoon

noun

Legal Definition of evidentiary harpoon 

: evidence consisting especially of a police officer's statement that is improper and is knowingly offered by the prosecution to prejudice the defendant in the eyes of the jury

History and Etymology for evidentiary harpoon

from the comparison of such evidence to a harpoon, which can be retracted after it has injured its target

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