Please, do illuminate us with the reason the police would have for hatching an elaborate scheme to frame OJ Simpson. And could you please explain how the huge number of people that would be necessary to carry off a setup of this magnitude have been able to keep their mouths shut about it for so long. Really, I'm looking forward to reading your pithy response. Were you in the courtroom for the entire trial?
First, I'm not sure of your age but the OJ Simpson trial was broadcast on live TV, CNN. So the court room was my living room.
Second, It's a fact ( according to his own testimony) that Det Vanatter had control of OJ's blood, he took a vial of this blood to OJ's house in an unsealed envelope. Some of the blood went missing. The sample of OJ's blood collected at the scene was tested to see who's blood it was. When they tested the blood they confirmed it was OJ's but they also found it contained ETDA in it. This is a preservative added to blood in the vial. There is only one place it could have come from and that's the blood the police had in their possession.
Third, I am only speaking of the evidence that came out on trial. What did come out was Mark Fuhrman's tapes and his friend's testimony on Fuhrman's racist beliefs. Probably some of the most racist language you'll hear. He talks about doing all sorts of things to N****s. He was later convicted for perjury for lying under oath at the OJ trial.
In his own testimony Fuhrman was asked if he had ever planted evidence on a suspect. He plead the 5th because he did not want to incriminate him self.
As far as being a huge conspiracy and the whole LA police department knowing that's not how things work. Why would it be a huge setup? A cop has your blood, he leaves a few drops at a location and later discovers it. The blood he leaves has a preservative in it that could not be natural. It could be 1 or 2 cops, it would never 100's of ppl.
If you think police don't plant evidence on ppl (especially blacks) in the US then you are much too naive and inexperienced in life to have this conversation. The world is a big place, not every city is like the Kits neighborhood in Vancouver. Back then it was common for police to plant a bit of evidence on a black man in the US.
If the police thought OJ was guilty they wouldn't mind going the extra mile to close the deal.