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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

When innocent people are falsely convicted of crimes and later freed, in more than half of the cases, misconduct by police and prosecutors played a contributing role.

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Link to actual report:

Government Misconduct and Convicting the Innocent: The Role of Prosecutors, Police and Other Law Enforcement
www.law.umich.edu

#1 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-09-16 03:00 PM | Reply

One very interesting finding from this report is that police misconduct is widespread and affects all races. It just blacks more, but whites are far from immune.

I would like to see the breakdown by income or net worth of those falsely convicted and later exonerated.

"Federal white-collar cases have both the highest rate of misconduct by
prosecutors and the lowest rate of misconduct by police of exonerations in any crime category."

Notice how the corruption drifts upwards as the pay scale of the alleged offender moves upwards. Since police can't really plant evidence in white-collar cases, and police testimony isn't central to the case, prosecutors pick up the slack.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-16 07:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Since police can't really plant evidence in white-collar cases, and police testimony isn't central to the case, prosecutors pick up the slack.
#2 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Significant point.

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-09-16 07:42 PM | Reply

If a cop tells one story and you tell a different story, you will be convicted unless you have demonstrable facts proving the cop wrong...and even then your chances aren't good.

That's how the Court works. There is no He Said/She Said when it comes to cops testifying. They are considered honest no matter what.

How many cases could do you think there are where police misconduct couldn't be proven but the defendant is innocent?

#4 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-09-17 05:50 PM | Reply

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