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I was told that the police could reopen a case in which "a

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I was told that the police could reopen a case in which "a suspect" did not take offered money or what is considered offered money. Additionally, there was a trial in the case and people were sent to jail. When a case is reopened the police are allowed create a false crime tie it back the the case that went to trial and offer the suspect money a second time "put the money in his hands" in order to make an arrest. Is this legal?
I am sorry, but your fact pattern is very confusing here. The police can reopen an investigation if there is new evidence as grounds to open the investigation again. If people have already been convicted in the case, then the case is generally considered closed without some new evidence showing there was either a defendant who may have been missed or that the people convicted were innocent. It is illegal for the police to create a false crime and they cannot do this legally.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

In this situation, is the reopened case considered a new case?

Yes, this would be considered a completely new case if they are still trying to get someone they missed in the first case. However, they still cannot make false claims against the person to try to arrest them.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

How strong does the evidence have be to reopen an old case? Can it be just on the word on an individual?

There needs to be more than the word of the individual, there needs to be some type of actual evidence corroborating (supporting) the statement of the individual.

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