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    Default Cops focus on wrong man for 6 years

    Scott Eby Charged in Riley Fox 2004 Murder - ABC News

    Coerced a false confession, refused to look into other more likely suspects, and stopped the FBI from looking into the DNA which eventually exonerated him.

    Now even though DNA has cleared him people still believe he is guilty.
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    There should be harsher penalties for corrupt law enforcement. I see that sort of behavior as borderline treasonous as it undermines public confidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kendoiwan View Post
    Now even though DNA has cleared him people still believe he is guilty.
    What's this based on? It didn't say anything about it in the article.

    Lest anyone be confused. The father, Kevin Fox, of the victim was held for 8 months back in 2004-2005. Now they have charged someone else, Eby, with the crime. The DNA evidence vindicated Fox, but from what I can tell as of yet there is no DNA evidence linking Eby to the crime.

    Here's the 2005 story.

    DNA clears dad in girl's slaying

    BTW the ABC article mentioned that Fox won a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the police department. I have no Idea whether that will be lowered or not.

    I'm astonished that a prosecutor would be able to hold a charged suspect for that long based on a coerced video taped confession... I wonder if they had evidence besides the confession.

    That being said the following statement by Fox's lawyer is ridiculous.

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    The ultimate thing to learn is, do the tests before you make the arrest
    I think she's trying too hard to rhyme like Johnny Cochran.

    The world doesn't operate like CSI. It takes weeks to get back DNA results from a lab. Letting potentially dangerous suspects roam around until the police get absolute proof is absurd.
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    There is very little that I despise more than a crooked cop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefeater View Post
    What's this based on? It didn't say anything about it in the article.
    It's in the video accompanying the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kendoiwan View Post
    It's in the video accompanying the story.
    Thanks. The video had much more specific info than the article.

    Key things the article did not contain:
    -Fox was denied a lawyer and interrogated for 14 hours
    -Police halted examination of DNA evidence
    -Eby confessed to the crime
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefeater View Post
    Thanks. The video had much more specific info than the article.

    Key things the article did not contain:
    -Fox was denied a lawyer and interrogated for 14 hours
    -Police halted examination of DNA evidence
    -Eby confessed to the crime
    The police department, alone, shouldn't be financially responsible. The officers involved should also be financially responsible.
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    This happens all the time just usually for less extreme crimes.

    They don't want to turn over exonerating evidence because it might prove they were wrong. And then they would have to go and find the real criminal.

    Those police digital video cameras on top of the police vehicle are a great tool but they keep on "turning them off" when it shows them in a bad light. I wonder how they are so good at turning those cameras off retroactively. :rolleyes2:
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    ^^^ wow. just. wow.
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