Sunday, December 1, 2013

David Camm; Indiana; Juror tells CBS News that she felt police and prosecutors fell prey to "confirmation bias" - and that state police had a hard time admitting that they made a mistake.

STORY: "Juror's insights on David Camm acquittal at 3d murder trial," by reporter Paul LaRosa published by CBS News on November 30, 2013.

GIST: "But how can it be that the legal machinery in Indiana failed to see what this jury saw after only ten hours of deliberation? This particular juror said she felt that the prosecutors and investigators over the years had fallen victim to a phenomenon called “confirmation bias,” which simply means you see what you want to see. “We all felt that he (the state police crime scene investigator) was definitely looking for evidence to support the conclusion he’d already come to and that’s not the way you should investigate a case.   “What they did was to say, ‘okay David Camm did this. Now here’s the evidence that we need to support that,’ instead of saying, ‘This is the evidence, where’s it going to lead?’”   Schlesinger pressed her. “Do you think that they intentionally wanted to convict an innocent man?”   “I would hope not,” the juror said. “I would hope not but…I sense that the State Police had a hard time admitting that they had made a mistake.""

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