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Re: Arbery case - Jury says guilty

Posted by AlM on Thu Nov 25 10:52:17 2021, in response to Re: Arbery case - Jury says guilty, posted by mtk52983 on Thu Nov 25 10:15:08 2021.

But prosecutorial discretion and obstruction of justice are obviously different things.

The former is telling the cops something like: "Thank you for the work you've done, but I'm sorry, I don't feel I can win a case based on the evidence you have provided. Of course, if in your judgment you should continue the investigation, feel free."

The latter would require telling the police some kind of false information that would cause them to cease their investigation, whereas without hearing that lie they would have continued to investigate. For example, falsely telling the police "A confidential witness came to me. I can't tell you what they said, but I am very confident that the people you are investigating didn't commit any crime."

Neither of us knows whether the prosecutor did the latter or not.


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