BCPBA President Comments on DNA Evidence Exonerating Murder Suspect

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Jeff Marano responded to a CBSMiami reporter about this case in Hollywood in which DNA evidence exonerated a murder suspect. Click the link to read and view the full story.

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/05/18/cbs4-investigation-dna-evidence-exonerates-murder-suspect/

…However, Jeff Marano, the President of the Broward County Police Benevolent Association, spoke to CBS4 News regarding the investigation. He claims that Detective Wadsworth handled the case appropriately and said that DNA does not always tell the full story.

“Just because his DNA was not on the weapon does not mean that he did not kill that person,” Marano said. “DNA is not an absolute.”

Marano also said that once investigators learned about the DNA discrepancy prosecutors were informed. He added that Dobard’s arrest was based on eyewitness testimony, not DNA.

“The eyewitness was very solid at the time,” Marano said. “It went through the process of a warrant signed by a judge, presented to the grand jury. So this not a willy-nilly, one arrest and you’re incarcerated. This went through a long process.”

 

 

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