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Convicting an officer is a tough challenge, experts say

Sep 21, 2011 9:51:00 PM - latimes.com
Jurors are usually sympathetic toward police officers and even when prosecutors get a conviction, the sentence may be reduced.

Murder charges against on-duty police officers — such as the one announced by Orange County prosecutors in the Fullerton beating case — are rarely filed, and successful prosecutions in such cases are almost unheard of in California.

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