Fuhrman, Dershowitz square off over Simpson evidenceFebruary 26, 1997
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(CNN) -- Former Los Angeles police detective Mark Fuhrman denied accusations by O.J. Simpson criminal attorney Alan Dershowitz that police may have planted evidence against the former football star acquitted of killing his ex-wife and her friend.
The two men squared off Tuesday on CNN's "Crossfire," where they argued about details of the case, including Fuhrman's testimony at the criminal trial and the now-infamous bloody glove.
"The jury concluded that Fuhrman planted the glove," Dershowitz said.
The defense attorney also charged that in the early stages of the investigation Detective Philip Vanatter "may have sprinkled both the glove, the back gate (of Nicole Brown Simpson's home) and socks (taken from O.J. Simpson's home) with evidence, because he had in his possession in an unauthorized way Simpson's blood, (Ronald) Goldman's blood, and Brown's blood."
Fuhrman accused Dershowitz of "misstating evidence," saying Vanatter "did not go up there with Nicole and Ron's blood. That wasn't taken until the day of the autopsy."
Dershowitz also said Fuhrman's testimony hurt the prosecution and helped create reasonable doubt during the criminal trial. "The prosecution lost its credibility by putting a man on the witness stand who lied about the 'n' word," Dershowitz said.
Fuhrman responded that he was not a racist. "That would mean that I would have to prejudge everybody and (in my job) that would be an impossibility."
Simpson was acquitted of the June 12, 1994, murders in October 1995. Earlier this month, a civil jury hearing a wrongful-death suit filed by the victims' families found him liable for the deaths.
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