Innocent, Until Proven Guilty By
Myths of Justice #10: Police Are Objective in Their Investigations
Police investigators have vast discretion about what leads to pursue, which witnesses to interview, what forensic tests to conduct and countless other aspects of the investigation.Police also have a unique opportunity to manufacture or destroy evidence, influence witnesses, extract confessions and otherwise direct the investigation so as to stack the deck against people they believe should be convicted.
Excerpt from 44 GEO. L.J. ANN. REV. CRIM. PROC (2015). Read the full preface: A Reasonable Doubt of Justice.