omapian2 Wrote:
Apr 05, 2012 7:17 PM
An unfortunate byproduct of premature arrest is the narrow focus on the guilt of the accused beyond a reasonable doubt. In Feb. 1999 4 NYC police officers fired 41 shots to kill an unarmed man. The prosecution was unable to convince a jury that the officers set out deliberately to murder Amadou Diallo. The not guilty verdict effectively ended the public interest in the case. Polce practices were not changed.