Casey Anthony Cops May Provide Her Protection When She Leaves Jail

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The police who investigated Casey Anthony for murder -- and still believe she is guilty -- said today that they are assessing the threat to her safety and may provide police protection for Anthony when she leaves jail this weekend.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings acknowledged the anger over the verdict that found Anthony not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. The fury has been directed at Anthony, her parents, the judge and the jury.

"Our intelligence section is assessing the threats," said Sgt. John Allen, who helped interrogate Anthony at Universal Studios after she admitted she had lied about working there.

"A lot of people have strong sentiments about the outcome, but no one has the right to take the law into their own hands.... I would hope people step back and, regardless of their feelings, not commit another crime," Allen said at a news conference with other members of the team that investigated Anthony.

Demings said that when Anthony, 25, leaves jail Sunday, "We will assist in her departure from those premises."

If there is an "overriding public safety need," they will escort her to her destination, the sheriff said. He added, however, "We will not be providing any elaborate protection for Casey once she leaves."

The jury's not guilty verdict has not changed the opinion of the cops who grilled Anthony and investigated Caylee's death.

When asked whether he still believed that Anthony was guilty, Allen replied, "I certainly don't have any doubt."

Demings said that an investigation involving the case remains open and involves a witness tampering allegation. He would not elaborate.

The Orange County prosecutor's office announced that it would not charge Casey Anthony's mother Cindy Anthony with perjury after she claimed responsibility for the many searches for chloroform on the family computer. Prosecutors proved that Cindy Anthony was at work at the time the searches were made. They also claimed that Casey Anthony killed Caylee with a combination of chloroform and duct tape.

Casey Anthony Jurors Were Suspicious of Her Father

The foreman of the Casey Anthony jury said that one reason that they acquitted Anthony was because they were suspicious that her father, George Anthony, could have been covering up a crime or even potentially could be a killer himself.

"There was a suspicion of him," the juror said. "That was a part of our conversation that we had."

At today's press conference, the detectives said that George Anthony was never a suspect in the case.

The jury foreman, juror No. 11, voiced his feelings about George Anthony during an interview on Fox News' "On the Record with Greta van Susteren," in which he was photographed from behind and would not reveal his name.

As with other jurors who have been interviewed, the foreman said the panel was unconvinced by the evidence that Casey Anthony, 25, murdered her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee -- and was not even certain that a murder was committed.

"We don't know the cause of death," the juror said. "Everything was speculation."

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