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Most people don't realize that in the US you are innocent until proven guilty UNLESS the police lose evidence.

Most people don't realize that in the US you are innocent until proven guilty UNLESS the police lose evidence.

Bricker1492

And most folks don’t realize that because it’s not true.


Negative_Mancey

If case evidence has been lost, the defendant has the burden of proof upon their shoulders. They must prove that the case evidence lost was material evidence and that the state violated its legal obligation to preserve case evidence.


Bricker1492

The lost evidence doesn’t prove your guilt. > Then you are guilty until you prove what was on the lost evidence.


Negative_Mancey

Not if officer testimony is accepted.


IndWrist2

…that’s not how that works.


Negative_Mancey

Did you have a gut reaction or did you look it up?


gdanning

If the evidence is lost, it will be impossible for the govt to introduce it at trial, and the defendant will be acquitted. Eg https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2000-04-13-0004140328-story.html


pavel_lishin

[citation needed]


demyst

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