The Jerome Hayes Case

Number 27286
Subject Crime
Source Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
State Florida
Year 2015
Publication Date Aug. 2, Aug. 3, Aug. 7, Aug. 25, Dec. 10, Dec. 11 and Dec. 29 2015
Summary Jerome Hayes had alibis. He passed a lie detector test. The prosecutor said she believed someone else committed the crimes. A detective questioned why Hayes was still in jail. Yet Hayes stayed in a Jacksonville jail cell for 589 days only to be released with all charges dropped. The Florida Times-Union examined what happened in the case and what errors police, prosecutors and defense lawyers made. And as the paper reported on the Hayes case, it uncovered longstanding and wide-reaching records violations by the police.
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Keywords Crime; police; jail; prosecution; lawyers
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