Duke Lacrosse Rape Case Records Examined

Raleigh News & Observer reporter Joe Neff has the latest “must read story” on the Duke lacrosse rape case, culled from Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong’s own evidence.

In examining the files Nifong has produced in the case, The News & Observer found that the accuser gave at least five different versions of the alleged assault to different police and medical interviewers and made shaky identifications of suspects. To get warrants, police made statements that weren’t supported by information in their files.

The district attorney commented publicly about the strength of the medical evidence before he had seen it. He promised DNA evidence that has not materialized. He suggested that police conduct lineups in a way that conflicted with department policy.

In a nutshell you’ve got a “victim” who was uninjured; who repeatedly could not identify her “attackers;” police who lied to judges to get warrants; and a DA who sanctioned it all.

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