By Paul Purpura
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
WEST BANK, La. — Television crime dramas such as "CSI," in which flashy technicians solve cases using high-tech lasers, have given the public unrealistic views of how evidence is gathered and presented at trials, Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick Jr. said.
As a result, prosecutors are trained to seek out the "CSI" believers during jury selection and excuse them from serving on the panels during criminal trials, Connick said.
'CSI' gives the public the wrong idea, DA says