Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, was interviewed by NPR's Robert Siegel about false reports that were made on May 4th, 2015 that a man was shot by Baltimore Police. No one was shot but there were people who could describe what had happened, even though it did not happen. Loftus states that "One of the things that might've happened in this case is that people got little bits and pieces of information - maybe they saw a man or maybe they saw a gun or maybe they heard a noise. And they draw inferences about what might've happened, what could've happened, what they think possibly happened. And those inferences can act like suggestion and can distort your memory. So in some sense, these individuals, assuming they're not deliberately lying, could actually have created these false memories."
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