This question has to do with jury duty experiences. My wife and I, some years apart, went in for jury duty. We both participated in jury selection for criminal trial, mine was an illegal gun offense, hers was illegal drugs with intent to distribute.
I found it curious that in both cases, during jury selection, the defenses brought up the idea that the police fabricated the evidence. They asked specific questions regarding how truthful we consider the police, etc.
Is this Business As Usual for criminal defense, or a coincidence that 100% of the criminal trials my family has participated in have planned on using the Crooked Cop defense?
Does it ever work? Ok, it worked for OJ. I have to say, as a prospective Juror, I don’t think I would have been swayed by an unsubstantiated claim that the cop planted all the evidence.