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Devine Reflects On 12 Years In Office

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Outgoing Cook County State's Attorney Dick Devine says he knows innocent people sometimes confess to crimes they didn't commit. He says it's one of the things he's learned in his time as the county's top prosecutor.

Devine says innocent people who confess to crimes may have personalities where they just want to please people so they simply repeat details they've heard from investigators. Devine says there are others who are just playing the odds.

DEVINE: Someone might think I'm going to go down for something. I'd better work out the best deal I can and I can do that by confessing to a limited role in this thing and testifying against others.

Read the whole story at Chicago Public Radio