The judge who put Nathson Fields on death row was convicted of fixing the case in 1993, but it took Fields another 16 years to get acquitted. Now he’s asking for reparations—to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Why did the city’s long-delayed settlement of four police-torture cases go off the rails this time?
Reporting the Reader’s layoffs, the New York Times’s David Carr offers a good word for John Conroy and investigative journalism. Lee Sandlin adds one for Reader editor Alison True.
Darrell Cannon has accepted a plea bargain that will spare him a lifetime in prison. But there’s a catch: the police officers he’s accused of torture won’t be forced to testify.