This one is mind boggling.
A mentally ill Lansing, Michigan man, Kosgar Lado, under interrogation by police, momentarily confessed to shooting a man. Even though he subsequently withdrew that statement later in the interrogation, he was charged with the murder. After further investigation, the police determined that Lado was not the shooter, and the murder charges were dropped. But now the prosecutor has charged Lado with felony lying to the police!
Read the LSJ.com story here.
And here’s something else about this story. The police chief commented to the media that officers went “above and beyond” in confirming that Lado was not the shooter. B-A-L-O-N-E-Y! The police have an official duty and an ethical obligation to pursue the facts to determine if their suspects are actually innocent. I would say they were just doing their job. The police are normally all too willing to determine if a suspect “might be” guilty, and then turn it over to the prosecutor; and false confessions are one of the major ways they do this. It’s well known that the mentally ill and the mentally deficient are at high risk of making false confessions.
Thanks to WCB follower Jeremy Praay for forwarding this story.