By Rachel Morgan, Marketing –
Demetrius Lowry, age 24, was found guilty of lying to Buffalo police about a shooting they were investigating.
Buffalo Police Homicide detectives interviewed Lowry about the murder of Jaquan Sullivan. At the time, Lowry “provided two written statements detailing the shooting, including the identity of the person who shot Sullivan.”
About a week later, Lowry texted the Buffalo Police Confidential Tip Line and stated that his statements were wrong, and that he did not know the identity of the shooter. When he was later interviewed about the text, Lowry signed a statement indicating that the text message he had sent was a lie.
When Lowry was once again interviewed 2 years later, his description of the shooter did not match his original description. Shortly after, Lowry appeared before a Grand Jury where he denied writing or signing any of his written statements regarding the murder. He also denied having been interviewed about the text and, although he admitted to being interviewed by the FBI years later, he denied being questioned about Sullivan.
Lowry obstructed an official proceeding, the maximum penalty for being 20 years in prison with a 250,000 fine. However, he has yet to be sentenced.
This investigation yielded a web of lies that may have greatly extended the duration of the Sullivan murder investigation. In similar situations, law officials might use lie detection technology to bring the truth to light, in order to put to rest the uncertainty created by lying.
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