Bias by investigators exists, defense contends

Updated: December 8, 2003, 9:40 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Suggesting racism may be behind Kobe Bryant's prosecution on a sexual assault charge, defense attorneys asked a judge Monday to help them find out whether sheriff's deputies and prosecution employees ordered T-shirts depicting the NBA star being hanged.

"The information is sought because it is relevant to show the bias of the investigating agencies,'' defense attorney Pamela Mackey wrote, echoing an accusation she raised in the early days of the case. "Bias is always relevant."

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