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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Constitution

Riverside County, Calif., and its Probation Department unconstitutionally discriminate against children of color through an “astonishingly punitive and ineffective law enforcement program” called the Youth Accountability Team, “treating them like criminals” for “normal, childish behavior” such as being “defiant” or “easily persuaded by peers,” the ACLU claims in a federal class action.

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SoCal Tribe Says Aggressive Sheriff Held Council Against Their Will

The Soboba tribe of Southern California claims the Riverside County sheriff violated its sovereignty, terrorized its people, falsely imprisoned its tribal council and coerced officials into handing over hundreds of hours of surveillance video while investigating a missing-person case.

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