"Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong has never been afraid to take a case to trial. He has been criticized this year for pursuing a rape case against three Duke University lacrosse players despite evidence that defense lawyers say no rape happened.This isn't the first time he has championed such a cause.In 1994, Nifong and another assistant district attorney prosecuted a rape case against Timothy Malloy, a prison guard and convenience store clerk. Malloy was acquitted after a five-day trial. The testimony in the Malloy case was preserved on a court reporter’s audio tape. The tapes reveal a prosecutor who confidently prosecuted a rape case in the face of a strong defense."
"...the "highlight" of the Duke Hoax hearing came with the announcement by the prosecution that the recordings of all Durham Police Department radio calls for March 13th and 14th had been destroyed."
"The state's case might be hampered by the fact that a prosecutor and a police detective accidentally erased parts of two cassette tapes that will be offered as evidence."