BDP On the Latest in the Duke Lacrosse Case
A former prosecutor looks at the facts and concludes
:I don't put much stock in the fact that he passed a polygraph test administered by his own expert. That will likely never come out in court, and like anything else paid for by the defense, you are automatically suspicious of it.
What really strikes me is that Evans offered to take a lie-detector test from the beginning. If he agreed to take a test administered by the police then the DA's refusal to let him do so is a big mistake. While polygraphs are not admissible in court, a police-administered polygraph test is something the DA will take into account before charging someone when the evidence is questionable. I'd also like to know if the DA had refused requests by potential suspects to take police-administered lie detector tests in the past.