Garrett Rolfe, the Atlanta police officer fired over the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks last year, was reinstated after an oversight board ruled the city failed to follow its own procedures when Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms dismissed Rolfe without a hearing. Brooks was shot in the back.
Citing undue influence from the media and the public, as well as skepticism around one juror’s candor, Chauvin’s attorney Eric Nelson filed a motion requesting a new trial, a request that experts say is unlikely to succeed.
An eyewitness identification of a suspect in a police lineup is often the most dramatic moment in a TV crime procedural. But reality is messier, according to a new paper that proposes a different approach to avoid the misidentifications leading to wrongful convictions while the real culprits go free.
After 200 convictions were dismissed due to their handling by a corrupt narcotics cop, a coalition of attorneys challenge the validity of hundreds more in a move that supporters consider a necessary move of restorative justice.
Lawmakers in more than 20 states have considered bills this year to make the disciplinary records of police officers public or to share them with other agencies, a push that comes amid high-profile deaths at the hands of law enforcement.
The NYPD practice of granting overtime to officers for making sex worker arrests created a financial incentive to arrest as many people as possible, while disproportionately arresting black and brown New Yorkers, says a ProPublica investigation.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and state prosecutors are seeking a more severe sentence for ex-police officer Derek Chauvin after a jury found him guilty in the murder of George Floyd. Under state statutes, he would only be sentenced on the most serious charge of second degree murder.