People's Court Mystery

Dan Abrams on why cops made Dale Smith the focus in ex-fiance's disappearance.
1:49 | 11/29/11

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Dan Abrams right now you were here with Nancy. Yesterday and -- explain why at the time police had not named any suspects that has certainly changed. -- so public about again on hand at as a legal matter really doesn't change anything he's not in custody so -- that doesn't change it but as a practical matter. It's pretty stunning. This is a high profile case ordinarily in high profile cases. The authorities don't want any anyone suspect. Much -- the prime suspect it was the -- -- arrest the person. One it causes potential problems for them down the road they can get sued later senator they knew almost never do that so you think -- -- in this -- they have. Gotta be wanting to put the heat. On him in some way this is clearly a concerted decision on their part. To go out publicly and announce OK we're now ready to name him a suspect that says to me that they want him to feel the pressure. Heated -- wanted to take a lie detector test and looking for tips. Or something else but this isn't just random this isn't just the culmination of the investigation this is clear pressure by the at the -- on. Smith and I am sure that the public was pressuring them to it and know what was going on and how they -- moving. In the case and and the fact that course anymore evidence before they're able to. To name him as as that the prime suspect this he has but let me ask you this then that the evidence what do they need to be able to to arrest him. It didn't they're gonna need to look Morgan need probable cause two -- and he seems that they don't yet have that and that seems to be the one thing that they're waiting for at one piece of evidence that'll lead them to go from suspect to rest -- the two boys the twins now. They'll they'll probably stay with -- OJ Simpson even after he lost in the civil case a jury said that he was responsible for killing their mother got to keep kids -- her parents Dan thanks very much.

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