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Gil Garcetti, Los Angeles District Attorney, begins his 1993 interview by discussing jurors in general. Garcetti believes that most jurors take their oath seriously and because the burden of proof in a criminal trial is very high, jurors must carefully examine and consider all the evidence in a case.

Most people have respect for the police, and in a courtroom, this respect translates into a kind of magic that surrounds the officers. People want to believe them because they think these individuals protect them. A police officer who is testifying in a case can dispel the magic aura surrounding him if he comes in wearing a raid jacket with guns visible, but in general, if the officer is professionally dressed and polite, a jury is likely to believe that the officer's testimony is truthful.

Garcetti believes that the current environment of fear...

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