Former Police Chief charged in 36 y/o murder

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    Former Police Chief charged in 36 y/o murder

    The title says it all. On Monday a former police chief and marine was charged with the murder of a marine back in 1972. This happened in the same city I am in but 12 years before my time. The last couple of months, a reporter has been doing stories on unsolved homicides in the Sunday papers in hopes of somebody remembering something or coming forward with new information. It payed off this week when this POS was finally arrested and charged.

    I know times were different back then, but how does somebody commit murder, be looked at as a suspect but have a lack of evidence against them, and then go into a career in law enforcement?



    Link: Break: Former police chief charged in 1972 homicide | chief, investigation, police : Jacksonville Daily News

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    Great story. Thanks!

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    That is why there is no statutory limit on murder,even tho it's 36 years later they will spend the rest of their lives in prison if convicted.There are many cases that the detectives know who did it they just can't prove it with the evidence they have at the time
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    Glad to see they finally got them.
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    I know that my town back in the day was probably a little backwoods and didn't have access to things that we may use today with no problem. Do you think that if he would have been polygraphed before being hired as a LEO that he would have been caught? I would guess that "Have you ever committed a murder?" would be one of the questions asked during an exam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strokin99 View Post
    I know times were different back then, but how does somebody commit murder, be looked at as a suspect but have a lack of evidence against them, and then go into a career in law enforcement?
    Innocent until proven guilty. If he was never charged or convicted, his record is clean.

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    Glad they finally got the guy and gal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strokin99 View Post
    ...be looked at as a suspect but have a lack of evidence against them, and then go into a career in law enforcement?
    Wow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Strokin99 View Post
    ...Do you think that if he would have been polygraphed before being hired as a LEO that he would have been caught? I would guess that "Have you ever committed a murder?" would be one of the questions asked during an exam.
    Depends if he considers what he did murder.

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