With the jonbennet case they were not cleared of all wrong doing it just proved someone else's DNA on the girl.
This is what it says;
"To the extent that we may have contributed in any way to the public perception that you might have been involved in this crime, I am deeply sorry," Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy wrote in a letter to the child's father, John Ramsey. "No innocent person should have to endure such an extensive trial in the court of public opinion."
And I will point this part out one more time;
"No innocent person should have to endure such an extensive trial in the court of public opinion."
But now I suppose you will say the DA wasn't talking about the family.
you could have picked the duke case or the mcmartin cases. they might have been better examples.
OH! So you know of such cases?
The way I read that is that the DA wasn't claiming John Ramsey was innocent, just that no innocent person should have to be subjected to such public ridicule.
There was something fishy about that case from the get go and the police mishandled it from the beginning so important evidence was destroyed or overlooked and later was too late to get it or correct mistakes. Once evidence is compromised the successful conclusion to the case is almost always in doubt and in the Jonbenet case even the DNA evidence was mishandled.
As I said, the US justice system has it's faults, but it's still the best justice system in the world. In some places in this world, even in these modern times, the time from crime discovery to arrest to conviction to execution is still counted in days instead of years or decades like it is in the USA.
BTW, there are numerous Supreme Court cases that have ruled that the Police (Government) has no obligation to protect you or even prosecute a criminal, just that they have the authority to do so If They So Choose.