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2nd DeKalb cop indicted; lawyers squabble over witness, V. Jones

March 7, 2011 --

Former DeKalb police Lt. Willie Daren Durrett was arraigned Monday for allegedly taking bribes from a small business owner, forcing a delay in the trial of co-defendant Donald Frank. Court filings, meanwhile, show Frank’s attorneys are hoping a jury never hears the name of Frank’s former boss, ex-DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones.

Feds investigate New Orleans officer in post-Katrina shooting

Feds investigate New Orleans officer in post-Katrina shooting
February 16, 2010 --

A former New Orleans police officer is under investigation for shooting Henry Glover outside an Algiers strip mall four days after Hurricane Katrina, the first act in a bizarre chain of events that has led to a massive federal probe into the city’s Police Department. Over the past year, the U.S. Department of Justice has interviewed scores of officers in an effort to determine how the 31-year-old Glover died, as well as whether officers may have tried to cover up his death.

Was Troy Davis railroaded? Read defense affidavits & decide for yourself

Was Troy Davis railroaded? Read defense affidavits & decide for yourself
August 20, 2009 --

Aug. 20, 2009 — Death row inmate Troy Davis won a new hearing this week in the 1989 murder of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. But the case will focus as much, if not moreso, on whether he could have proved his innocence earlier. Davis’s lawyers have pulled together affidavits  from witnesses claiming they lied on the stand or that another man is the real killer. Critics say the affidavits are not persuasive. Here’s your chance to read and decide for yourself.