Professor Alberto Bernabe - The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Law
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Judge & Prosecutor Indicted Over Perjury
A Michigan judge, a former prosecutor and two police officers have been charged with several counts of misconduct and conspiracy to commit perjury in relation to a drug trial in 2005. The officers are accused of lying to conceal the role of an informant in a cocaine bust. When the case made its way to circuit court in September 2005, the judge allegedly knew of the cover-up and allowed the officers to testify that the informant did not have a connection to the police. The judge also barred the defense from seeing the informant’s cellphone record, which would have shown that the informant called one of the officers. The prosecutor never corrected the testimony. For the full story go here.
Posted by Professor Alberto Bernabe at 3:01 PM
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