Law: Cops' Credibility

The defendant in a recent Chicago trial was charged with carrying a sawed-off shotgun into a bar. His defense was that a companion, who had already pleaded guilty to a related offense, had also been the person holding the shotgun. Policemen who made the arrest stated flatly that they had seen the accused drop the shotgun and kick it away when they entered the saloon. Nonetheless, the jury voted for acquittal. Two weeks ago in Los Angeles, a policeman testified in a narcotics case that the defendant had indeed asked to see a search...

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