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Tag: false confessions

Wrongful Police Interrogation

Most people ask themselves, “If he didn’t do it, then why did he say he did?”  Before I went to law school, I had the same sentiment.  However, that changed when I was confronted with an overwhelming amount of cases where people confessed to a murder they did not commit and were later found innocent by way (Read More)

Police Deceit Works Again in Illinois

Facts Isaac Jaimes was on trial Wednesday, July 24, for 1st degree murder in Winnebago County.  Isaac is the brother of known Latin King gang member Ricardo Jaimes.  Police detectives elicited a confession from Isaac when he was questioned in relation to the May 2010 killing of sixteen-year-old DeMarkis Robinson.  Mr. Robinson was shot to death with a (Read More)

How common are false confessions?

Last month, the Chicago Tribune reported on the use of polygraph examinations by the Chicago Police Department to get false confessions.  This shocking article tells of police tactics to intimidate and coerce false confessions by using a polygraph as a threat or claiming that the suspect failed.  Even more alarming are the signs that police do not (Read More)