After coming within nine days of being executed for a crime he didn’t commit, Earl Washington wanted some answers and some recompense. And so he filed a civil suit against some of the cops that sent him to death row. Oh Boy— cops do not like getting sued. Not only have they refused to turn over their files—but 23 years later, they are still arguing (now to the US Supreme Court) that turning over the files would "compromise their investigation" the state’s AG’s office supports that absurd claim. Gives you a sense of why these guys feel so invulnerable. By the time anyone manages to get exonerated and get any documents, eveyone involved has pretty much forgotten the whole thing. The good news: the cops here are gonna loose and assuming they don’t tamper with the files and the evidence, the truth of the Washington case may finally out.
Posted by Indefensible at 8:20 PM