Now that the verdict is in – I was correct. Also published in The American Thinker in April 2012.
I spent twenty years working Colorado law enforcement, followed by nearly two years as an investigator for the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office. Ten of my twenty-two years in the criminal justice arena were in the area of criminal investigations, complex and simple.
I just read the arrest affidavit in the Florida v. George Zimmerman case. I’m pretty certain that I would have been laughed out of any judge’s chambers in Colorado, had I brought in a piece of evidentiary matter so poorly written. The Zimmerman affidavit is so deficient in properly sourced factual information and full of unsubstantiated, unsourced conclusions, I am appalled that a State’s Attorney would even give it a second look. I don’t know what’s going on in the Florida Courts. But, where I worked as a cop, all summaries of statements from eye and ear witnesses, whether inculpatory or exculpatory, had to be both sourced…
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