Can reports of surplus police corruption bias a community's jury against honest prosecutors?
In other words, when a municipality or locality has a history of police corruption, won't the citizens of the community find it hard to believe just about ANYTHING law enforcement in that community says after a while? Hence, prejudicing a jury to free a real criminal due to "doubt" weather reasonable or unreasonable. How heavily does corruption weigh on the scales of true justice?
Asked By: Jonathan - 12/13/2007
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Yes it certainly can and if the corruption goes unchecked it can a heavy influence on juries and the public trust in general... More
Answered By: taters_0 - 12/13/2007
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Answered By: jd - 12/13/2007
Yes, and there are two things a prosecutor's office must to do combat that problem... More
Answered By: chocolahoma - 12/13/2007
most definitely, people will have lost trust for the police in that particular area. of course, even if this wasn't the case, there will always be bias in a jury, thats just life.
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