By Paul Daquilante • Staff Writer • 

Jury acquits Dayton man of criminal mistreatment

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Bill B

It sure would be interesting to know what the jury instructions were on this case


Goes to show ya that what the deputy writes up as "probable cause" is often found later by a careful, thoughtful jury to not be so "probable" after all. Whenever you read what prompted the arrest of someone, take it with a grain of salt until the legal system has run its course and the jury has rendered a decision.

Bill B

Joel, apparently you have a much rosier picture of the way our current legal system plays out. My guess is that the jury instructions left the jury no choice but to find a not guilty verdict


Bill B, I used to always give the benefit of the doubt to the police and the prosecutors...then a few years ago I had a close family member get accused of a serious crime and watched her go through the system. When it was all said and done I came to see that things aren't always as black and white as I once thought they were.
I'm sure most police officers and most prosecutors are honorable and try to do the best they can. But I saw first hand that sometimes they aren't and sometimes they don't.


I agree Joel, I've witnessed first hand, a prosecutor intentionally leave out a statement from a witness, that would have kept a case from even ever going to court, let alone charges be made. Once the statement was made during the court proceedings, the case was dismissed.


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