Duke Lacrosse Panel Meets Today

A panel examining how Durham police handled the Duke lacrosse investigation meets for the first time today.

Wade Barber is a former Superior Court judge and district attorney who's providing legal advice to the 12-member panel.

Barber says issues that linger from the lacrosse case include how to protect victims and the rights of the accused.

A report by Durham Police Chief Steve Chalmers admitted police botched the photo lineup of suspects shown to the lacrosse accuser.
Mayor Bill Bell has said the report didn't specify whether police or former Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong was in charge
of the investigation.

All three lacrosse players were eventually declared innocent by state prosecutors who took over the case. Nifong has since been disbarred and resigned.


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