Botched Phoenix Arson Investigations Lead to a Civil Rights Law Suit

In the clearest example to date of why the forensic discipline of fire investigation should be separated from the criminal investigation for the crime of arson, Carle Caples has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Phoenix following his arrest and 18 months of pre-trial detention stemming from a fire investigation conducted by the Phoenix arson unit.

Last night’s coverage by Wendy Halloran of AZ Central, Channel 12 news.

Read the lawsuit filing here: 2014-11-12 Complaint