On one occasion when Berk met with me Berkman provided me with information

On one occasion when berk met with me berkman

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that I had a “Junior Detective” helping me solve the crime. On one occasion when Berkman met with me, Berkman provided me with information about the robbery that I don’t believe was publicly available. The information included the type of weapon and the specific pieces of je welry taken from the store clerk. There’s no way Berkman could have known this from the
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2016-2017 Mock Trial Case Final Version with 2/7/2017 edits 74 newspapers or DCSD. I don’t think I said anything about the Glock or the jewelry to Berkman. Of course I can’t be 100% sure. We were always talking. 15. The additional info rmation about the type of gun and jewelry, coupled with Berkman’s continued “efforts to help” with the investigation, convinced me even more strongly that Berkman was the perp. Clearly, Berkman’s behavior evinced to me some form of consciousness of guilt. Anyway, the Chief of the Sheriff’s Department was putting pressure on me to close this investigation. In the Chief’s opinion, the investigation had gone on too long. I am not going to lose my job or my rank because of Berkman. Berkman is not worth it to me. Even though the weapon was never recovered, Berkman’s DNA did not match any at the scene, and no other evidence directly connecting Berkman to the crime was ever found, I still believed that a little more investigating would yield results. I told Berkman that I was concerned I hadn’t accumulated enough evidence to make an arrest. Suggesting that Berkman could further assist in the investigation, I asked Berkman to take a polygraph examination to definitively rule Berkman out as a suspect. Berkman agreed. 16. I arranged for the polygraph examination to be conducted by the New York State Police because the Town of Wilmington did not have the necessary equipment. I transported Berkman, along with Berkman’s half -sibling, to the New York State Police barracks, which is located just south of the Town of Wilmington. I was able to hear and observe the examination from an adjoining room through a one-way mirror. In response to questions from the polygraph examiner, Berkman denied any involvement in the December 17 robbery/attempted murder. However, under repeated questioning by the polygraph examiner, Berkman made incriminating statements regarding details as to how the crime was committed, including how the perpetrator could have avoided detection by the store’s securit y surveillance system. At the conclusion of the examination, Berkman became quite emotional and was sobbing uncontrollably. Berkman apologized for any trouble Berkman may have caused, including the injury sustained by the owner of the convenience store. 17. I then entered the examination room and tried to comfort Berkman by telling Berkman that “everything would be okay.” Berkman again apologized for any trouble that Berkman may have caused and while still crying was heard saying repeatedly, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.” After
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2016-2017 Mock Trial Case Final Version with 2/7/2017 edits 75-R1 hearing what I considered to be a confession, I placed Berkman under arrest for the December 17 convenience store robbery. I know that Kelly Connolly is going around claiming
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