In cases set for trial beginning last week, eight have been dismissed by the city attorney, three have been acquitted by juries, two were acquitted by judges and one faces retrial after a jury was unable to reach a verdict.
There have been no convictions. There are another sixty cases on the docket through January. The cases have been roundly criticized for the week evidence presented, with no witnesses to the alleged crimes and a "wrong place at the wrong time" approach.
It is time for the City of Denver to dismiss these cases and give up. It tried to prosecute them and has established that the cases don't have merit. The City is simply embarassing itself and wasting everyone's time and money at this point. This isn't in anyone's interest.
"This isn't in no one's interest." Sneaky construction.
Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
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