Officer Misconduct

A federal court in Illinois refused to dismiss a civil rights suit brought by parents who claim that two towns and others concealed evidence that their daughter was killed by her police officer boyfriend. The parents, who claim the defendants covered up the death as a suicide, have offered evidence that the town of Crest Hill has a practice of “concealing and condoning officer misconduct.”

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Judge Asked to Keep Mueller Grand Jury Evidence Secret

The Justice Department urged a federal judge Tuesday not to look to the history books in deciding whether to hand over secret material from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to the House Judiciary Committee, saying the court in 1974 was wrong to release grand jury evidence during Watergate.

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Wrongful Murder Conviction Spurs Suit Over Fabricated Evidence

Convicted of murdering his girlfriend, Horace Roberts spent 20 years in prison before being exonerated thanks in part to his own DNA testing of evidence found at the crime scene. On Tuesday, the 61-year-old sued the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department claiming it manufactured the case against him and withheld key evidence that implicated the real murderers.

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