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Many wrongly arrested by Louisville officer

A package of stories by The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)  reveals that a Louisville Metro police detective has been accusing people of crimes they did not commit.  Many of the accused have been juveniles. "Detective Crystal Marlowe has pursued charges against some defendants for crimes they could not have committed because they were already in jail. And in other cases, she charged people based on identifications that the victims later said they never made...The newspaper’s review of the roughly 130 felony cases in which Marlowe made arrests during 2008 and 2009 found that 40 percent ultimately were dismissed, often at prosecutors’ request."

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