But it's also worth noting that in a case like this, Baltimore City jurors' attitudes can cut both ways. If someone with a bias against police or negative attitude about the criminal justice system slips through jury selection, how does that play out when police and prosecutors are presenting evidence against the police? Whom would such a juror distrust more? Indeed, the record shows that even in the rare occasions when Baltimore police have been put on trial, city juries rarely convict. In May, The Sun's Doug Donovan and Jean Marbella reviewed three decades of data, court records and news reports and found just five instances in which city officers faced criminal charges for on-duty actions that resulted in a death. Only one of those officers was convicted, and that verdict was overturned on appeal. In general, when the cases turned on the officers' version of events compared to that of other witnesses, juries believed the officers.