Sunday, May 5, 2013

Barbara Sloan; Carl Caples; Arizona; Associated Press reports that the FBI is investigating allegations that the Phoenix Fire Department wrongly accused two people of burning their homes. Beaumont Enterprise;

STORY: "FBI investigates arrests in two Phoenix fires," published by the Associated Press  on May 5, 2013.

GIST:   Federal authorities are looking into allegations that members of the Phoenix Fire Department violated the civil rights of two people who were accused of burning their homes. Television station KPNX reports ( ) that there was no evidence connecting Barbara Sloan and Carl Caples to the burning of their homes. Their cases were eventually dropped by Maricopa County prosecutors. Sloan spent $300,000 to defend herself, while Caples spent 16 months in jail awaiting trial. The two filed complaints against the fire department with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix.
The FBI is investigating."
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See earlier post on this blog: "Barbara Sloan: Arizona. Outrageous arson "science" case: An account of how a wrongful arson conviction was narrowly averted. Channel 12," at:


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